I have thought we would be better without Bruce for a long, long time. I fear greatly that he will fail to get us promoted. Having said that, he is winning and getting points. He should stay as long as that continues.
However, He has made a series of poor decisions and blunders ever since he came. He had us setting up far too deep at the start of the Forest match and again after half time. I will agree that his line-ups and subs have made much more sense in league games lately. But why on earth it took him months to see what was obvious to rank amateurs on a fan forum is baffling to say the least. I still don't think he's using Hourihane, or Lansbury at their best, and HE BOUGHT THEM.
I will confess that my desire to criticize him increases greatly every time he or a poster on here pretends that his critics are hysterical, or over-reacting, or naive, or taking too big a risk, or not good fans, or hurting the team, or impatient. Perhaps my biggest pet peeve are those who pretend it's a risk to replace him and safe to keep him. There is a significant risk he will fail to get us promoted. I know, I know, 4 promotions... but 12 failures to get promoted is an equally valid observation, (I'm not positive that count is right and I'm willing to be corrected... but it's close) It's also annoying that people think anywhere in the top 6 is good enough. IMO, it's not. Top 2 or the risk is too great. There's a 75% chance of failure at that point. 75% chance of failure is not a wheel I want to spin. Not when better performances could turn that 25% winning chance into 100% !! Performances I think we are capable of making if managed well.
If we don't go up this season, I think it's long-term devastation to the club. So, TODAY, I'm OK with him staying. The question is, will we revert to what we were doing all of last season and the early matches this season? If any of us knew the answer to that question, we could make a lower risk decision. I wish more would honestly admit that they don't know the answer to that question.
TBF, his critics that ignore the fact that we're putting 3 points on the board and that matters, annoy me too.
Maybe I'm just easily annoyed these days. I Blame Bruce for that Or maybe TRO