More bad news on the injury front today. Mark Noble has torn a calf muscle and will be out for around four weeks. It will be interesting to see how Zola reforms the midfield four. The obvious replacement is Mullins, I suppose, but I wonder whether Lee Bowyer might be brought in from the cold instead.
I don’t really see the team for the Arsenal game changing very much. Reports suggest that James Collins is pushing for a place, having had an excellent game for Wales against Germany the week before last. But I can’t see Zola dropping his captain.
Just a word about the snide comments in the previous post. I don’t need advice on how to run this blog. If people don’t like it, they cam frankly bugger off elsewhere. Unlike some other blogs I don’t just post for the sake of it. I also have a very busy schedule at the moment. I’ve thought about having a couple of people helping me with it, but it wouldn’t be the same then, I don’t think. There have always been periods when I don’t post so often, and the last few weeks has been one of those. That’s life.
I won’t be at the Arsenal game. I will be flying over the Med on my way to Israel for a few days. Just a shame it isn’t a holiday.