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Michael118

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  1. Michael118

    17/18 Promotion Charge

    I can't stop laughing.
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    17/18 Promotion Charge

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    17/18 Promotion Charge

    I was certain I read an article earlier in the season which claimed Bruce had not beaten Pulis up until they met each other in Pulis' first match in charge of Middlesbrough earlier this season. The same stat was posted by DaveAV1 a few pages back. The scorelines are all correct but I got those 3 results the wrong way around. I did it in a rush to be honest. I have an injured arm which I really shouldn't be using.
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    17/18 Promotion Charge

    Steve Bruce vs Tony Pulis - Head to Head 06/07 - Championship Stoke 0 - 0 Birmingham Birmingham 0 - 1 Stoke 08/09 - Premier League Wigan 0 - 0 Stoke Stoke 2 - 0 Wigan 09/10 - Premier League Stoke 1 - 0 Sunderland Sunderland 0 - 0 Stoke 10/11 - Premier League Sunderland 0 - 2 Stoke Stoke 3 - 2 Sunderland 11/12 - Premier League Sunderland 0 - 4 Stoke 13/14 - Premier League Crystal Palace 1 - 0 Hull 14/15 - Premier League West Brom 1 - 0 Hull West Brom 3 - 2 Hull (League Cup) 17/18 - Championship Middlesbrough 0 - 1 Aston Villa
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    Carles Gil

    Gil > Grealish Clark and Okore > Terry and Chester Amavi > Taylor Traore > Adomah Westwood > Hourihane Bacuna > Snodgrass Hutton > Elmohamady Sanchez > Whelan Gabby (fully fit and under a decent manager) > Kodjia
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    Carles Gil

    100%.
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    Carles Gil

    He's a number 10 so his main competition would be Grealish. I'd have him in ahead of Grealish, but they could play together if we wanted to go with 2 number 10's or play one out wide. Gil played on the right a few times with Deportivo and did well there. I definitely think he's best suited to a central role though. For me, Gil is head and shoulders above all our current players in terms of ability and would be the first name on the team sheet if we got him back,
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    Carles Gil

    Yes, he had the same number of assists as Messi and more than Ronaldo around half way through last season.
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    Carles Gil

    My ideal scenario is we get promoted, say thank you and goodbye to Steve Bruce and bring in a manager who will give him an opportunity in the Premier League. He has bucket loads of potential and would love for him to realise it with us.
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    Carles Gil

    Best Aston Villa related news I've read for around 2 years. Not that it will amount to anything while Bruce is still manager. I expect him to be loaned out again or sold to a team like Burnley, Everton, Newcastle or Middlesbrough where he'll go on to turn his career around while we continue to sign players with a fraction of the quality.
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    Current team vs Relegation team

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    Current team vs Relegation team

    Reading with Bacuna - 9 wins, 8 draws, 15 losses (11 of these came from Wolves x2, Fulham away, Villa away, Boro away, Preston away, Sheffield United x2, Bristol x2 and Millwall on their unbeaten run) Reading without Bacuna - 1 win, 5 draws, 7 losses
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    The Manager thread

    It helps if you're a defender and can contribute offensively as well as defensively.
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    The Manager thread

    Lejuene has played 20 games for Newcastle this season for 0 goals, 1 assist and a record of 6 wins, 3 draws and 11 losses. Clark has also played 20 games for 2 goals, 1 assist and a record of 5 wins, 6 draws and 9 losses.
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    New Manager Speculation

    When a new a manager is appointed, everyone is on their toes again, irrespective of a manager's quality. A new perspective and approach, even if ultimately it's lacking, can still 'freshen things up' and have a positive effect in the short term.