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  1. Godders

    Next Aston Villa Manager

    It does take time though. To build a brand new style of play, the new manager needs to explain to the players where he wants them to be in certain situations, what their roles are etc. These instructions will, invariably, be different to what SB has told them. So, the players need to practice until it's second nature. This is what takes time. For the first few games, the players need to consciously think about what they're supposed to be doing in situations they find themselves in on the pitch. This means play will appear, on occasion, slow and laboured, and players will be caught out of position. Eventually it should settle down as the players become used to the new style and what they're expected to do in any situation becomes second nature. The transition to a brand new style of play, or philosophy though, could very well be painful.
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    Next Aston Villa Manager

    Thing is De Boer needs time to implement his style. Do you really think he'll get that here? I can't see the fans putting up with another 3 or 4 losses in the first few games under a new manager.
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    Steve Bruce

    I'm well aware how bookies work. OP was pointing to the fact that because the bookies have us as favourites for the title, taking less than all 3 points on Saturday wasn't acceptable. I was merely pointing out that the betting public thought a draw was a reasonably likely outcome on Saturday, yet still figure us to be favourites for an automatic spot. I get why people are disappointed with a draw. I myself am disappointed with a draw. I disagree to a certain extent though that the nature of the way we played was similar to the gripes people had around last season. Last year the biggest issue folks had was that we look clueless going forward, and that without Kodja, we couldn't score. Well, on Saturday both Hogan and Gabby found themselves 1 on 1 with the keeper. Hogan had a shot narrowly miss the far post. Lansbury had a couple of decent half chances, Onomah had one where he could have tested the keeper and of course, Green missed the easiest chance he'll probably have all season. For me, we looked better going forward on Saturday than we have done for a while. Yes, we need to be finishing those chances regularly to be in the title mix, but that's a completely different issue than one where we're not scoring because we're not creating anything. And really, we were the only team that ever looked like winning on Saturday, despite our off period during the second half.
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    Steve Bruce

    At that point, I think they'd settled for the draw.
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    Steve Bruce

    Those same bookmakers thought a draw on Saturday was a pretty likely outcome. And they still have us favourites for auto promotion along with Boro (who lost a game they were expected by most to win by the way). We're not going to win every game. A draw at home against Hull was not unexpected.
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    Jordan Amavi

    I think the Dr is proving himself to be pretty ruthless by telling Sevilla now to f*ck off. Can't imagine the previous incumbent doing that.
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    Steve Bruce

    Only 4 weeks until the start of the season and we can finally put this to bed and get off this merry-go-round!
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    Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    Unless Sky know something no one else does, he's not signing with us - best odds available currently look to be 16's.
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    John Terry

    Fickle word removed. I don't want him anywhere near the club now!
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    John Terry

    So... You'd rather we bet our chances of getting out of this division on no experience?
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    John Terry

    With an option to extend, we hold the cards. If it's his legs have gone, we don't extend the contract. If Bruce wants him for a season in the PL, but JT himself doesn't feel as though he'd be up to it, we don't extend the contract. If Bruce wants him in the PL and JT feels he's got another PL season in him, we extend the contract. At no point are we hoping that a 38yo JT would be able to do it in the PL. We're only extending the contract if there's a good deal of certainty that he can. Edit: assuming there is a option for the club to extend his contract.
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    John Terry

    What makes you think we don't have an option to extend his contract if we want? There's your long term plan. If JT proves he's still up to it, and Bruce has him in his plans for next season in the PL, we add another year on his contract. If he's not up to it, which by the way would probably be pretty obvious early on in the season, we don't exercise the option to extend and plan to get in a new CB for next season. Oh, and welcome John!!
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    John Terry

    Just for anyone interested, here's a link to the verdict in full. Grab yourselves a brew and a spare 30 mins if you want to read through; it's long http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/football/teams/chelsea/9398132/John-Terry-found-not-guilty-of-racism-the-verdict-in-full.html John Terry found not guilty of racism: the verdict in full
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    John Terry

    Ah OK. Apologies for misunderstanding! He's always maintained the only reason he said it was because Anton Ferdinand accused him of saying it, ie... AF: "did you just call me x?!" JT: "No I didn't just call you x!" X obviously being the phrase in question. If that version of events is true, it suggests he's not a racist, even though he used that language towards Ferdinand. Ultimately though, there's only one person who knows exactly what went down that day, and he's said it's this version of events.
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    Transfer Speculation Summer 2017

    It's incredibly misleading click bait. It's saying we're the favourites out of the Championship clubs. Not favourites overall (which is West Ham).