I can only take my hat off to you, respect you 100% and admire you for coming to this point. And I wish, I really do, with all my heart I could join you, Bruce would get result after result that gets us promoted and we can be happy bunnies back in the PL and life there can find a new beginning for AFVC as a football club.
I‘d even accept midtable PL with the odd cup run or romantic win against the chosen 4/5/6 Sky favourites if it simply is so that football has moved on and we have missed the boat and dont have the rescources to compete for PL title or ChL places.
But for that 1st paragraph to be, I would have to hang on to some truth and belief that Bruce has it in him using his methodology.
My problems with that lies in that I dont believe the style of football that Bruce consistantly presents is something I see as a way to win the majority if games left and at worse only losing very few.
His „favourites“ constantly picked ahead of others in the squad. Players not played in their prefered roles and positions, the subbing on & off of players so that the mandate is a backward step over a positive one, basically setting up the game plan, the line up and system of play to fail, with the excuse that its the players and not him at fault.
I cannot support someone who is not, basically and principally, managing his responsibilities with the best interest of the club in mind.
This is something that I have aired on here since the Leeds defeat and home draw which was confounded by the Cardiff performance/result last January. At the latest I was 100% convinced by the 3-0 Brentford defeat.
Since then I have not moved from being convinced that we are wasting precious time with him. Even during the run after Derby, I swayed to „ok, I‘ll get behind him“ even though I was not convinced by „his way“ as a successful model.
Bruce has consistantly proved that the good is not sustainable and that the bad regularly rears its ugly head again.
Some will point to the „good period“ that got us to 4/5th before the slide kicked in again. We dropped out of the playoffs, only to return again. Being in or out of the top 6 is no garantee and neither is the timing when that occurs. What is a garantee is that after 46 games there is not recount, statistical adjustments taking nett spend, past promotion records or injury lists taken into account. It will be exactly what it is. 46 games P W D L GD Pts xyz and if we are not top 2, we will have to negotiate the playoffs, indeed if we finish top 6. If all those stars do not align the club not only faces a completely new challenge but with a different set of tools at hand to negotiate that task.
I will continue my belief that Bruce must go immediately whilst hoping that I am wrong for the good of the club.