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  1. Steve Bruce

    I suspect you know very well I’m not suggesting that and there is no basis in anything I’ve said to justify this statement. This thread has truly gone to pot.
  2. Steve Bruce

    Ha ha. It’s comments of this broad, strategic quality that remind me why I stay away from the thread.
  3. Steve Bruce

    I’ll do my best but I’m an infrequent visitor to this thread these days. Can’t think why.
  4. Steve Bruce

    I just try from time to time to remind people in the little bubble that this thread has become, what’s actually happening out there in the real world. A reaction like the one above is entirely consistent with rejection of the external reality as opposed to the bubble reality.
  5. Pierluigi Gollini

    I tried very hard, but I did laugh (a bitter laugh, but still a laugh). Sorry!
  6. Tony Xia

  7. Steve Bruce

    I suppose the real puzzle in that case is how, with terrible signings that have been poorly coached and used, we find ourselves in the top 6. There must be a lot of clubs who have made even worse signings and coached them even more poorly, I guess.
  8. Steve Bruce

    Of course, it could be Karren Brady making stuff up. Just a thought. She’s always been a much- loved and well-respected figure amongst Villa fans, so I’m SURE we trust what she says...
  9. Steve Bruce

    Looks lik If that is the only "source" for your claim that Bruce applied for the West Ham job, may I respectfully suggest it is a little, er, flimsy - or as we say in the vernacular, non-existent.
  10. Keinan Davis

    Great news. Genuinely pleased he has committed to the club for a couple more years.
  11. Steve Bruce

    I was picking up on a comment that said “I don’t think RDM was clueless and feel we would now be in a better position if he had stayed”. Utter speculation but, Insofar as we have any evidence about RDM, this is demonstrably wrong. There are plenty of similar comments in the thread if you care to find them. Sorry if that gets your back up but, if the only thing that annoys you in a thread that has page after page of distorted statistics and people repeating over and over again tired old cliches about Bruce, as well as throwing in the odd personal snipe, is me challenging a nonsense statement about RDM, you are clearly reading this stuff in a very different way to me. You describe, with no supporting argument, Bruce as “woeful”. A manager who has us in 6th Place is apparently “woeful”. OK, that’s your opinion but I’m holding out for the day when there is some discussion on this thread rather than simply repeating slogans like that.
  12. Steve Bruce

    Seriously, this is the one killer thing that discredits a lot of the anti-Bruce propaganda on here for me. The idea that RDM would have done a better job than Bruce is ludicrous, it's based on nothing. The evidence we do have is that he wasted an awful lot of Xia's money, bought almost an entire team, a lot of whom have had to be replaced. He then stood like a rabbit in the headlights while the team (NB forgot to buy a midfield) slopped around and achieved one win from 11 games. Oh yes, that was top 2 performance of a sort that Steve Bruce can only dream of! IIRC, Xia himself referred to getting a manager who had some fight about him and some clue how to make things better. The fact that so many of the anti-Brucers are pro-RDM says a lot.
  13. 17/18 Promotion Charge

    Have I missed something massive here? In what sense did we "miss the boat on Wagner"? Did he apply for the job?
  14. 17/18 Promotion Charge

    It is irrelevant but I'd take him back in a heartbeat. Amazing to think back to the negativity there was about him when he was providing us our only spell of consistently successful football in the past 20 years. Little did we know...
  15. Steve Bruce

    OK, I give up. WTF are the upside down „quotation marks” all about? Never seen any normal user of the English language do that ever in all my life.