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  1. James Chester

    He is a good defender, but we did pay a championship record fee for a defender to get him. Glad to have him, but we aren't lucky to have him.
  2. Steve Bruce

    I think it was failing to come up with any other plan for the several months Grealish was out that he was mocked for.
  3. Birkir Bjarnason

    I thought he was ok in some respects today, not sure if he really gave us enough defensive stability though. Sure, you wouldn't expect us to need too much of a defensive linchpin at home to Barnsley, but we were getting overrun in the last 30.
  4. January transfer window 2018

    I think we had his best years. Strange how he is always referred to as basically just being a big man these days, he was so much more of a player than that when he was here.
  5. Birkir Bjarnason

    He's never looked up to the pace of English football. A good couple of cameos in the last few games, but for what he provides we might as well give a youngster some game time.
  6. Steve Bruce

    I fully expect us to part company with Bruce if we get promoted this season. Tony is a man with money behind him, a vision, a plan (which I'm sure doesn't involve Bruce after this season), and he's in a hurry. Who would want to work for such a boss? You wouldn't find many that would turn their noses up, I don't think.
  7. Birkir Bjarnason

    He played well tonight, also looked taller. Not sure it was actually the same player.
  8. January transfer window 2018

    We scored 13 in the games against Bristol, Norwich and Burton. So only 25 in the other 23 games, goals are still something of a concern I think.
  9. Steve Bruce

    This isn't trying to prove anything (and indeed, it probably doesn't show much), but everyone loves a graph. Since nobody else has done it, here is our goal difference per league game this season.
  10. I haven't followed this game at all because I really didn't care, not bothered at all about us losing, it's just a shame to do it so embarrassingly.
  11. Steve Bruce

    I tend not to change my overall opinions on a game by game basis, although I know many do. As I said, I'm happy to change my opinion if the improvement is maintained.
  12. Steve Bruce

    It isn't stubborn to not change an opinion that you have formed over a reasonable period of time and large sample of evidence just because we have one freak great performance. It wasn't something that our play this season has been building towards, there hasn't been any groundswell of opinion that some team was going to come to VP and get hammered out of sight because you could tell that we were so nearly getting it right. It came out of the blue, and that makes it less likely to be repeated. I still want Bruce out, but I accept that it won't happen this season now. I hope he gets us promoted, and I think that 2nd place is still a realistic ambition, although I still doubt Bruce's capacity to achieve that. One great, freak performance doesn't do too much to change my mind on that. If he can continue that form then great, I will be happy to be wrong.
  13. Steve Bruce

    I think that is splitting hairs really. Obviously we can be set up and 'hope to nick a goal', but scoring isn't our priority.
  14. Jack Grealish

    He played very well today, and the rest of the team were at the same level so everything clicked. We always had a number of players in advanced positions when Grealish got the ball, so he didn't need to dwell on it for the rest of the team to move forward. This is the standard that he, and the others, need to maintain.
  15. Ratings & Reactions: Villa v Bristol City

    An excellent performance, so out of keeping with every other performance that it must be considered a fluke until we manage to repeat it.