Yeah but it would be nice if we won a game or even played some decent football, can you really see people getting behind him if he relegates us and continues with the shite hes served up so far? No chance
So. Reasons we should give Bruce more time I have seen on these boards
1) too many new players takes time for them to gel. So Steve's plan is to get another new one.
2) players come here and coast thinking they've made it. So Steve's plan is to sign a player on his last legs.
3) we just need stability. So Steve adds a new wild card.
I guess somebody will now tell us that Steve's problem has been that there's not been enough experience in the squad ?
I don't actually believe the statement would be followed through (still keeping his job after relegation) but I can understand why plenty of people are complaining about it. There is that potential that it's serious.
I can understand trying to take the pressure off of Bruce but if the board wasn't him the side to play more openly then that can be conveyed in private. The fans being told he'll be here regardless will potentially result in certain fans stepping up their complaints and ill feelings should recent form and less than convincing performances continue.
I can understand the want for stability and time to implement things but Bruce is showing zero consistency in the sides he is picking. I do believe he's better than what we are seeing and maybe this will persuade him that he's got the time to persist with a style but we need to stick to it for a run of games (barring injuries).
I can accept the board giving him more time but the statement of keeping him regardless has caused a bigger mess imo.
Derby are in poor form so hopefully a win tomorrow will help change the mood.
Think people are massively overreacting here. If this terrible run continues there's no way he's staying. We all know how meaningless votes of confidence are. I expect the reason why they said what they said is to try and ease the pressure on Bruce a bit and try and get him to stop with the scared, negative football.
I'm not sure that the whole "Sports Quarter" development and plan at this point includes the stadium itself - it possibly includes the surrounds of Villa Park, but I almost get the feeling we're talking about the corridor of land between Villa Park and the Alexander Stadium. Dr Xia is more used to developing areas than individual sites.
The land that stretches from the soon to be demolished university to opposite Witton station; filled with housing, sport themed commercial units and offices for sporting bodies, along with some actual sporting facilities, would enable Birmingham's commonwealth games bid to be focused on a sporting corridor between the two stadia, with space for the athletes and with a legacy of sports business's and housing left behind.
It's less than two miles between the two and most of the land is empty - that would be an interesting proposition, and one that would suit Dr Xia down to the ground.