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  1. Steve Bruce

    He's also been relatively up front about the performances. It's hardly "we go again" and he is contractually obliged to take interviews. I'm at a loss as to explain where the rant that you're responding to is coming from.
  2. Steve Bruce

    So basically no matter what he says, you're going to bring a negative response?
  3. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    They've just spent £9m on Hogan, they're not going to give up on him already. It just isn't going to happen, even if you/others have. We also have RHM pushing. I'd stake my house on us not signing ANOTHER striker. If I had a house to stake.
  4. Steve Bruce

    Steve Bruce Interview I'm paraphrasing massively but when talking about the derby game he says - "I've watched it twice now and oof. I only got to half time the second time around before thinking I've seen enough of this crap!" He's aware of the issues. Painfully. So the concern should not be the he wants us to play this way.
  5. Mile Jedinak

    Ah ok. Couldn't see it in the thread.
  6. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    A keeper, a winger, a Jedinak alternative. If we move Amavi on maybe we need a left back, though I wonder if De Laet can switch sides? Whoscored lists him as left/right sided. Assuming they are quality players, what else do we need? Hourihane has had a slow start, maybe we should bin him off?
  7. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    7 new players. Seven. I can't get my head around anyone thinking that is necessary, or even wanting it to happen. Who are you replacing in the team with these 7 new signings??
  8. Mile Jedinak

    Why?
  9. Mile Jedinak

    According to whoscored.com, the heat map people, he has played 2/3 of his games (22) as a centre mid. As in, that's where his heat maps indicate he has played. So what you're saying has very little basis in truth. "We're being very negative of late, who can I blame for that?"
  10. Steve Bruce

    Sure. I'd agree with that. I don't know anyone who thinks that the football of late has been pleasing on the eye.
  11. Steve Bruce

    Posted in the transfers thread but just as relevant here... It's actually quite rare that teams sign 7 players in January and hit the ground running. By the end of that horrible little run we were 22 points off the pace, from there they have shown signs of improvement, certainly in their ability to grind and perhaps we have regressed in some ways. As the season is over for us, you are likely to see a little more tiredness in the legs than you would hope for if they had something to play for. It's a natural human reaction and I'm not expecting much to change from here on in. Hey, looking back maybe Bruce's Villa win 8 of those first 11 games and we are currently sitting in 6th. Maybe we're worse off, heck I dunno. What I do know is that building ANOTHER new squad now would be utterly reckless and I sincerely hope that isn't the plan. We signed two central midfielders in the January window. After a very bright start, both have dropped off the pace. I'm happy to give them, and the manager, time to make it work. If we can add 2 or 3 players with a little extra quality into the mix and ship out more of the dead wood, fantastic. Now is definitely not the time to lose our heads.
  12. Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    It's actually quite rare that teams sign 7 players in January and hit the ground running. By the end of that horrible little run we were 22 points off the pace, from there they have shown signs of improvement, certainly in their ability to grind and perhaps we have regressed in some ways. As the season is over for us, you are likely to see a little more tiredness in the legs than you would hope for if they had something to play for. It's a natural human reaction and I'm not expecting much to change from here on in. Hey, looking back maybe Bruce's Villa win 8 of those first 11 games and we are currently sitting in 6th. Maybe we're worse off, heck I dunno. What I do know is that building ANOTHER new squad now would be utterly reckless and I sincerely hope that isn't the plan. We signed two central midfielders in the January window. After a very bright start, both have dropped off the pace. I'm happy to give them, and the manager, time to make it work. If we can add 2 or 3 players with a little extra quality into the mix and ship out more of the dead wood, fantastic. Now is definitely not the time to lose our heads.
  13. Mile Jedinak

    And he was playing with a knock for most of it. Since his long injury lay off he hasn't stopped. I don't think he's missed a minute?
  14. Mile Jedinak

    Nothing wrong with his stamina. He's running, blocking, winning headers right up until the final whistle. Every game.
  15. Mile Jedinak

    Going back to my earlier point, even if he is acting like a roaming centre back, surely that gives the attacking players more license? Chelsea, likely champions, play with a back 3 no? I think people are understandably looking for reasons why we're so inept going forward and they're looking in the wrong place.