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  1. Steve Bruce

    The most irritating part of that press conference today was him saying we were second bottom when he took over. Where the hell did he get that from? And seeing as it's just not true, why say it if you don't know? Just hoping that noone checks or remembers? I was willing to give him more time almost but I'm definitely taking a big dislike to his personality. Stand up and take responsibility without coming out with all this nonsensical guff to cover your tracks. It's been very poor so far under Bruce's entire regime. We've barely ever been unlucky under him but got away lightly on so many occasions with backs to the wall and/or Kodjia magic.
  2. Next Aston Villa Manager

    I think the best option for Villa right now is Olof Mellberg but I have no doubt in my mind if Bruce goes then Moyes comes in and I think I'll be close to giving up on football and this club WHEN, not if that happens.
  3. Steve Bruce

    Looks like promotion is beyond us now. 6 games into the season. What a time to be alive
  4. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Teams like Sunderland and Hull have made big money from their best players within the bad squads they had, look at Pickford, Maguire, Clucas etc. Shows just what a bad time it was to go down coupled with what an awful squad we really did have. I still think it's difficult to comprehend quite how far up **** creek we were. We are only really just starting to turn this juggernaut round but if it's done right, and I have confidence Xia will make sure it is, we will be reaping the rewards in a few years time.
  5. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    I remember reading that the money we got when relegated was less than half of what Sunderland got for finishing bottom last season. If we're stuck here for another season that will then include another 3 teams on big parachute payments too. Can't remember exactly figures but something like we got £30million after relegation and Sunderland got close to £70million, not to forget shortly followed by £25million for Pickford when we couldn't give our players away.
  6. Best eleven?

    Johnstone Elmohamady - Terry - Samba - Chester - Taylor Whelan - Jedinak Snodgrass - Davis - Kodjia
  7. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    I think we should be concentrating on expanding the capacity of the stadium so that every member of our squad can watch home games.
  8. Best eleven?

    Oh great. Well in that case I'm glad Bruce has sorted out our complete lack of options on the left side of the pitch by signing 2 right wingers and keeping hold of 3 right backs whilst selling 2 left backs and bringing in noone.
  9. Best eleven?

    Yeah he's played there most his career but he is stronger on his left foot. It worked well cos he could cut in and unleash some shots on goal or drilled crosses but I think the idea might be from Bruce to have a more balanced side, with Taylor, Hourihane and Snodgrass being on the left side of the pitch and left footed. Bree, Onomah and and Adomah on the right side and right footed.
  10. Best eleven?

  11. Best eleven?

    I'd say our best 4-4-2 if all business is done Johnstone Bree - Terry - Chester - Taylor Whelan Onomah - Hourihane Adomah - Kodjia - Snodgrass Green, Jedinak, Lansbury, Steer, Davis, Hogan and O'Hare unlucky to miss out. Davis could be good enough but like Green, O'Hare and the rest of the youngsters they all need time and have a capable first choice in their position so a hit of bad form from the younger players learning their craft won't de-rail the season.
  12. Steve Bruce

    (To clarify I am not linking what I am saying here to your niece, I'm sorry to hear about what she went through and hope she's in a better place now) I'd say a better relationship analogy is someone who has been getting through boyfriends a lot over a long period of time and always goes on about what bad luck they have with boyfriends (managers) and when is their luck going to change. You start to wonder whether it genuinely is her bad luck, or whether the girl has become used to the idea that every guy isn't good enough for her, so when she finally gets a good egg she doesn't hang around long enough to see if it's just a spell of it not being rosey whilst they're getting to know each other. I've come to think over the last few days that as a Villa fan I've become used to the concept of having a useless manager in charge of the team that I disect and analyse every performance based on how it is linked to the management of the team rather than isolating the issues and wondering how much control Bruce really has over some of the variables of our bad form. I think a lot of us associate "Villa manager" with "Not good enough" and all evidence pointing towards that theory is amplified, all evidence to the contrary isn't important. Every person I know who is really into their football laughs off my suggestions we'd be better off replacing Bruce and any former player or manager discussing Villa in the media are happy to put their back on the line by rubbishing the idea that he should go. I fluctuate a lot on the issue and feel as though most of us on this site are so heavily involved in every tiny news story Villa related that it's difficult to step back and take in the bigger picture of this season as a whole.
  13. Next Aston Villa Manager

    For me now, if Bruce went I'd want Olof if we were going untested, Jokanovic if we were going for proven and someone who deserves a crack at taking a team up and keeping his job.
  14. Steve Bruce

    RDM had less time with the squad, yeah I'll accept that. He also showed nothing in his first five games to suggest things were going to improve in the following five. And he built a pretty poor squad of players. With Bruce it's a different story in my opinion. The team is starting to look like they know how to grind out results and play a bit of football. He's got a proven track record and so has the team he's built. It makes financial, business and footballing sense to give him time as there is a good chance it'll work out. As for whoever it was who suggested that Norwich are equivalent to Rotherham, not even worth discussing that as you're clearly off your rocker and blinded by your determination that Bruce has fluked his way through decades of successful management. Our first 5 games we've played high flying Cardiff, Reading who are strong again and have a settled squad, Hull who are looking good and have a well regarded manager and Bristol are a year further along in their long term plans. I don't think the games Bruce has had are easier than Di Matteo and I think it's easy to argue they're harder.
  15. Steve Bruce

    We also got knocked out the cup by a league 2 team and 3 of those 5 RDM got were against the one of the worst teams in championship history. RDM won 0 of the following 5 so let's see what Bruce does over the next 5 games