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  1. 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.
  2. Steve Bruce

    At that point, I think they'd settled for the draw.
  3. 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.
  4. Ratings & Reactions: Villa v Hull

    Hogan had a couple of reasonable opportunities as well, as well as that pull back which should have been buried as well. Plus 1 or 2 for Lansbury. That's 1 gilt-edged certain goal, and 4 or 5 decent chances that we created. We should have won. I'm not totally on board with the "same shit, different season" mentality that seems to be permeating this thread. For Gabby's goal, we had three players in the box attacking the ball in. I can't remember the last time we had more than 2 players in the box attacking a cross. That's a clear change for me.
  5. Match Thread: Villa v Hull

    Honestly, I wasn't impressed with him pre-season. I see him as a bit of a weak link in the team.
  6. Match Thread: Villa v Hull

    I dunno, I think that's more down to he and Elmo being new to each other. If he'd have been expecting it we'd have been in a great position pushing forward with the ball.
  7. Pre-Match Thread

    Agree. Really can't see why folks are losing their shit over Bacuna starting. Hourihane has been wank generally pre-season. Bacuna marginally better imo. Grealish is injured and Onomah only joined yesterday. I can see why Bacuna is starting.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. John Terry

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

    So... You'd rather we bet our chances of getting out of this division on no experience?
  13. 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.
  14. 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!!
  15. 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