This game is so so important and just by saying that I've rehashed so many posts it should be where I leave it. But you and I need more than that.
Yes, I think we will win today. I think it is written that we will win today. Aston Villa is a big club and I don't think it is time yet for us to fall on our sword. I think Paul Lambert, despite what he says, is setting targets for the players and I think they are slowly reaching them.
I think they're also learning from this season. I think next season, if we survive, they'll be better players for this season. I think, with the addition of two or three players, we'll be a better team too.
And I think they know how important it is to wear the shirt and walk out at Villa Park. If they don't, that is what they need to learn. And today, they really do need to feel why it is so important. And again, I think they will.
Updates, team news and Megan Fox
I'm not sure why I mentioned Megan Fox, but if I see her on a cover of a magazine I buy it, so there you go. BUt there will be updates throughout the day and there will be team news in about an hour.
I also have a bet of the day and here it is; us to win, Manchester United to win and Liverpool to win. My £10 pays back £54 - you have to be happy with that. Get the odds here.
Me, I'm off to give myself a pat on the back. Had to give a presentation at an annual meeting for a group of associations this morning. I did well. Back in one hour.
Guzan, Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Baker, Sylla, Westwood, Bannan, Weimann, Benteke, Agbonlahor. Subs: Given, N'Zogbia, Holman, Bowery, Dawkins, Bennett, Carruthers.