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  1. Match Thread: Villa v Brighton

    All forest aren't we?
  2. Pre-match thread

    Really surprised this isn't on TV with Brighton probably lifting the title at the end of it.
  3. Steve Bruce

    A new dawn. It was my 28th birthday yesterday and today is the final game of the season. I awoke full of hope and positivity this morning and I wanted reinforcement. Bruce has been promoted loads, he's been in the line for the England job and he's well regarded. This must have just been a bad season in his career. So, instilled with my new found sunshine, I sought proof. I hit Google to check out his Hull and Sunderland tactics and style, what the fans thought of him and his football. I wish I hadn't. At times I was convinced I was reading an article about this season. He may have been promoted a lot, but it's not pretty. His code consistency is striking though. Articles at all clubs and amongst all fan bases strike a similar message. No style of play, questionable tactics and archaic. He once even said "I don't do tactics". Something he seems to have proven. Did you know he's never actually won anything? Play offs aside, he hasn't taken a league title or cup. So what is he? Is he good? 4 promotions is not to be sniffed at but.. He's managed in the second tier almost all of his managerial career. That's 20 years. So is he the promotion expert, or has he just been around longer than all the others. Enough to sneak into the play offs a couple of times. From what I've read and seen, we need to part ways. Yes, he's had 4 promotions, but he's been here longer than anyone else. You're more likely to pot the black, if you have 15 more goes than the competition.
  4. Match Thread: Blackburn v Villa

    We are playing like we're on summer break already. Seem to have all checked out.
  5. Match Thread: Blackburn v Villa

    Brum down to 10 men...
  6. Match Thread: Blackburn v Villa

    I like to think we're playing crap on purpose..
  7. Pre-match Thread

    Play the kids. The only bad result here is a draw. Any chance we could sign N'zogbia and Lescott until the end of the season for this one?
  8. Pre Match Thread

    Grealish to bang in 3.
  9. Ugo Ehiogu

    No words. Too young. RIP.
  10. Steve Bruce

    ... Because otherwise, we won't go up and he'll be sacked. So he needs to keep that form up.
  11. Steve Bruce

    I may sound a bit Tim Sherwood, but I just had a look at Steve's win percentage.. Since being at Villa, his win % is the highest its ever been for him since 2001. He's been promoted 4 times in that period and has never had such a good ratio. If we keep him, he has to keep that up.
  12. Steve Bruce

  13. Steve Bruce

    Realistically though, do we think the board would look to move him on this season? Especially with the run we've just had.
  14. Steve Bruce

    I was very against Bruce on February after that poor run and playing Gabby. Recently I've been OK but retrospectively I think the results overshadowed our performances. Do we deserve the recent run of form with how we played? Probably not. I don't think we'll get rid of Bruce, purely because he's meant to be the 'expert'. Where else do you turn for promotion? The way we play under him though, we'll I don't like it at all.