What a difference a Keane makes eh? The best result I could see us getting yesterday was a draw, but when we went 1-0 down so early, I thought Sunderland were likely to sit on it and make it very hard for us to score. That they did but the lads didn’t roll over or lose concentration as they had been doing in most away games this season.
If you look at our games at Bolton, Wigan, West Brom and Newcastle, we were an easy touch. With Palacios and particularly Robbie Keane in the mix, we are a totally different proposition away from the Lane as the performances at Hull and Sunderland demonstrate.
Credit to Sunderand, they are a hard side to beat under Ricky Sbragia, and I don’t see them getting sucked into the relegation picture.
Aston Villa is another tough away fixture for us next week but Villa do seem to be having a mini blip at the moment. I’m sure Marin O’Neill will be targeting the home game against Tottenham as the perfect time to get their Champions League challenge back on track. Unfortunately for him, it will be a tougher game than he thought it might be a few weeks ago.
Good result yesterday,and with Jermaine Defoe coming out of cast within the next couple of weeks things are looking a lot rosier for us.
Sorry this is completely off topic, but… I’m a Spurs fan from the U.S. and am going to be in the UK next week. Already booked tickets in the visitor’s section at Villa Park.
Anyone have any advice on traveling to Birmingham via Britrail, and any Spurs-friendly pubs to visit pre and post match?
Thanks… looking forward to the trip!
Not sure about friendly pubs in Birmingham for an away fan. Might be best to ask somewhere like the Spurs Community forum http://www.spurscommunity.co.uk/forums/index.php
I drove when I went last year but you want Aston Station or Witton station. You can plan your journey at rail.co.uk.
I’ve found some good info online.
However, I’m still trying to determine if I can bring a camera into the grounds.
avfc bob says
Hope its a good game tomorrow – we are up for it as I expect you lot will to
As for as friendly pubs in and around Villa Park , you’r beat to try the pubs off witton lane near the IMI factory about quarter mile from Villa Park
avfc bob says
Rob – Any pubs down Witton Lane about a quarter of a mile from Villa Park