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DaveAV1

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  1. DaveAV1

    Christian Purslow

    Have you seen my new motor?
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    Christian Purslow

    Sorry I don’t know how that got on here, was meant to be a message to a mate!
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    Steve Bruce

    DOF next. These guys are doing everything in a controlled and considered way and taking a long term view. We’re not cut adrift from promotion so there is no immediate plan to change the manager. But there is, I’d like to think, a long term plan of how we will progress as a club, both on and off the pitch, which obviously includes who they want as manager/head coach. These are all excellent signs of a very good future, we haven’t been run properly for a long long time, if ever, in the modern game.
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    Christian Purslow

    I don’t go anywhere near social media and only use Facebook for business. This is just a different way to message and so far you’re the only person I’ve messaged! Proud Luddite
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    Christian Purslow

    Interesting article in The Telegraph about the BMH departures. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2018/09/19/aston-villa-sack-european-scout-ian-atkins-steve-bruce-faces/
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    Steve Bruce

    I think you know that my comment was reasonably tongue in cheek. Unless you do sit with the Bruce entourage, in which case I would have thought you may have pointed out one or two of his obvious tactical deficiencies in the hope they may have reached the ear of the great man. May peace also reach your claret and blue soul brother.
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    Steve Bruce

    Well it’s probably a little of both. We do indeed have a lot of talent in some positions, which I feel we should be exploiting more. However as you rightly point out there are some rather alarming deficiencies particularly at CB. If you believe the manager has assembled a well balanced squad and is getting the very best out of them then that’s fair enough. If you don’t believe that to be the case, which I don’t believe you do, then you must accept that a fair number of fans will feel justified in pointing critical fingers at him.
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    Steve Bruce

    TRO you need to stop sitting with Brucie’s family!
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    Steve Bruce

    You’re right, we have many limitations in the squad. Just remind me who put the squad together?
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    Steve Bruce

    “Sadly, none of those promotions were here.” Well technically that’s true, but this isn’t about Aston Villa, this is all about Steve Bruce, the greatest manager in Championship history. There’s going to be a book, a TV series, there’s even talk of a Hollywood blockbuster. The merchandising alone could be worth millions, with little, well not that little obviously, Stevie dolls that will talk when you rub their belly. They’ll say things like, “Put your boots on lads”, “That should shut a few up” and “Large chips with the kebab”. You’ll be able to get them in Sunderland, Wigan and Hull kits. The marketing boys advised not to bother with SHA as the market was too small. They won’t be doing them in Villa kits either, well you can’t expect too much can you?
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    Steve Bruce

    The problem is, he’s had a strong squad the entire time that he’s been our manager and yet we are still not a good team as a collective. In this a-hole’s opinion of course.
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    Steve Bruce

    Perhaps it could even be in part directed at people from within the club that are critical of his performance. Whoever it is, petty lashing out does him absolutely no favours. Add throwing players, mainly young ones, under the bus when it suits him and he’s getting quite a list together of people he’s alienating. Stability eh?
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    Steve Bruce

    Assuming Bruce doesn’t read VT or any other forums, the only public shows of dissatisfaction at his management, that I know of, have been from the away fans in the last two extremely poor away performances. So the people who give up more than most in both time and money are now being labelled as stupid by the manager of the club that they dedicate so much to. That in itself is quite astounding. That a man with his experience in the game, who is undoubtedly paid a huge amount of money, part of which is to deal with this sort of criticism, would be so small minded and frankly pathetically stupid to turn on those fans is barely believable. I can think of managers, Alex McLeish springs immediately to mind, who faced dogs abuse from home and away fans, but managed to maintain a commendable and professional attitude at all times. Whilst demanding unequivocal support from the fan base, Bruce deems it acceptable to start throwing school playground names at the very people he demands that support from. The man is now becoming a divisive figure at the club and is creating a me against them atmosphere, which is extremely unhelpful. There is only one truly unintelligent person in this unedifying spat, and that’s the spoilt, privileged, entitled multimillionaire who unfortunately picks the team.
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    Steve Bruce

    I’m very happy we’ve won and delighted that we are now only two points from second. It means that we are in a reasonably strong position to get promoted, which is what everyone wants. I don’t think for a minute that one result makes any difference to the owners opinion on the managerial position, whether that is stick or twist. But what it does mean is that they aren’t forced into taking a manager without proper planning. Perhaps they are waiting to appoint a director of football first and involve him in the process. Perhaps they can’t get who they really want right now and are prepared to wait until they can. I’d hope that those people advising them, are saying that there is no need to panic, we’re not getting cut adrift and it’s still a long way until January before we can do anything about players in or out whoever the manager is. Either way I can’t see them thinking, we really kicked Rotherham’s ass, let’s give Steve a new five year contract.
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    Match Thread: Villa v Rotherham

    If we keep winning? We’ve just won for the first time since August 11th ffs!