briny_ear

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  1. briny_ear

    Steve Bruce

    Um no. First I’ll let you in on a secret. We will lose games. All football teams do. Second, I will not be happy when we lose. See, I think the reasoning for most fans goes a bit like this: win game = happy; lose game = not happy. Whereas the thought process for some on here seems to be win game = not happy; lose game = happy?? (Maybe because it “proves a point” about SB?). Dunno, that's sometimes how it appears. Have seen a lot of bile and anger on here about our 100% start.
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    Steve Bruce

    But we didn’t. I think that’s a big difference from last season. We may well have lost all 3 games last season but we may now have a new resilience. Sure, “style of play” is rubbish, I’ve been battered enough by the tsunami of posts about this on Villatalk to acknowledge quite happily that we are the poorest team in the league and we don’t deserve to have won any matches. But somehow we did, and we won our league matches by scoring a lot of goals. So that makes me happy.
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    André Moreira

    Me too. Liked the penalty save in particular! But he made some other decent saves too. Potentially a good buy.
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    Ratings & Reactions: Yeovil v Villa

    I edited that within 15 seconds, you beast!
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    Ratings & Reactions: Yeovil v Villa

    I’d say it was a typical early round cup match against a lower division side. It’s their big chance to shine, they have nothing to lose. So they go for it. It’s so uncomplicated for them. For us, it’s a potential embarrassment, the manager has selected a side who have never played together before and many of whom are desperate to stake their claim to a first team place. So, yes, they were focused and looked feisty and we looked nervous and disjointed. But we had more quality on the pitch than they did and in the end that won through. Just like in hundreds of cup matches like this that have gone before. Sonetomes the higher-ranked team panic so much they blow it and crumble. But we didn’t. I think Bruce is always very generous to opposing teams and so he was here. But to say we “got away with one” is just wrong in my view. At least we didn’t have to rely on penalties like Middlesbrough did tonight. It was an awful match though. One you just have to win in whatever way it takes.
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    Ratings & Reactions: Yeovil v Villa

    What's tne basis for saying we didn’t deserve it? We had 63% possession, more shots than Yeovil, more shots on target, more corners. Our goalkeeper saved a penalty. I’d say it was a well-earned win.
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    Ratings & Reactions: Yeovil v Villa

    Everyone happy. We maintain our 100% record. A few people on here can say we were awful, proves Bruce should be sacked etc. I’ll just take the win thanks. Matches like this are always a banana skin & we didn’t slip up. Just.
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    Match Thread: Yeovil v Villa

    Think I just watched him shimmy round a defender & put in a crossing pass.
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    Match Thread: Yeovil v Villa

    Right place right time. It’s the key to winning in football.
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    Match Thread: Yeovil v Villa

    In reality RDM cost RDM his job. We were consistently woeful under him.
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    Match Thread: Yeovil v Villa

    That upgrade was the best thing that’s happened so far.
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    Match Thread: Yeovil v Villa

    They’re too busy concentrating on kicking shit out of Jack.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    The first thing we did was give Lambert a new four year contract. We never recovered from that.
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    Steve Bruce

    Think that's just having a bit of a dig at the press to be frank. Steve has good reason to be irritated with the footballing press this summer.