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  1. Ratings & Reactions: Villa v Derby

  2. Steve Bruce

    My take on this was at the time we didn't appear to be in any danger, so signing these players would give them more time to settle in for next season. Now that we are on a terrible run it does come across as that he is contradicting himself. I'm generally happy with our new signings but we need to play a better system - one with more natural width.
  3. Ratings and Reactions: Newcastle v Villa

    Kodjia absolutely woeful and the icelandic player. **** OFF FOOTBALL
  4. Please tell me when to stop laughing at SHA

    I reckon us and Blues could easily get dragged into a relegation dogfight!
  5. Relegation thread 2016/17

    We only have to look at Leicester to see that players who were excellent last season have no divine right to be excellent this season. A lot of our new signings have been superb at this level in the past and it is not clicking yet. I really hope it does soon though. On current form we are absolutely in a battle for survival and I'm not sure if the lads are mentally equipped to deal with it, so we need to steer clear before we get sucked into the black hole of a relegation battle. You'd also have to say on current form that the Blues are not safe either! Last season you would've only needed 41 points to survive, the season before 42 and the one before that 44. In 2012/13 Peterborough went down on 54 points! I would expect that 50 points would be enough for survival this season but at the moment I cannot see where we are picking up points. I'd take a draw from anywhere to stop the rot right now.
  6. Ashley Westwood

    Beaten by Lincoln at home. He did always love losing to lower league opposition our Ashley .. or anyone for that matter
  7. Ratings and Reactions: Villa v Barnsley

    Angus Macdonald for them played quite well. They singed him for absolute peanuts from Torquay. I watched him play for Torquay against Kidderminster in 2014 in a game they lost. Just shows how players can rise up the leagues. Barnsley have unity and it really showed. We need that as soon as possible.
  8. Sam Johnstone

    I own a pair of gloves. I'm crap in goal. Can I have £20k a week and the best view in the house of the match?
  9. Alan Hutton

    I went to the game last night for the first time in a while and nothing has improved on the Hutton front for me. I think he is ok in a challenge but his positioning is really remarkably poor. Several times last night he was suddenly at centre back or even closer to left back leaving a gaping hole on the right. I find it utterly bizarre that a professional footballer with so many games under their belt can get basics like that horribly wrong.
  10. Season Ticket Renewal

    I don't blame you for not renewing. In my opinion the atmosphere is dreadful, the football is dreadful (although optimistic it will turn around under Xia at some point), it is overpriced (I know it's cheap in comparison to other clubs, but I just think football is a rip off) and Sky mess around with the fixture dates and times far too much. I much prefer picking and choosing and watching some games on TV. That's the way I see the current generation going unless some of the above points are dealt with.
  11. Martin O'Neill

    Funny listening to him on the BBC now moaning about weakened teams. He was saying you should go for the cup because if at the end of the season you don't achieve your goals [in the league] then you'd be gutted not to have gone for the cup. I wanted someone in the studio to bring up the CSKA Moscow farce!
  12. Steve Bruce

    I have to disagree with your point about that he has "done well for poor teams". When Hull came down and Birmingham they were expected to do well and at this level when dropping from the Premier League were certainly good teams. Southampton's bubble appears to have burst at the moment but that is probably down to constant selling. One thing I agree on is having a certain style. I think it needs to be right the way through the club from u18s to the first team. A way that we play, a mentality we adhere too, a never say die attitude, an attitude of respect (kicking the ball away like Grealish did tonight costs us - surely we are better than this). This all takes time to sort out and changing managers all of the time won't get us nearer to this. Bruce is trying, he's trying new formations, new players etc. It's not clicking at the moment but Bruce deserves more time to turn this absolute mess of a club around. I think we can do it, but as fans I feel we have to have a reality check. Lot's of change will not result in instant success. We need unity in this club massively. Let's make it hostile for the opposition not our own team and staff.
  13. Steve Bruce

    The manager merry go round will continue with this mentality. That's done us well for the last 6 or 7 years hasn't it? So if we got a new manager in and this continues do you sack them as well? Or give them time to sell all of Bruce's signings and bring in his own and then sack him after? Christ, not even Ancelotti would be safe here. Says it all. If we keep sacking managers then who will want to manage here? Also, the players can continue to hide behind the managers criticism. It's just a recipe for disaster this constant "manager out" thinking. Please, just give him some time! At least until later this year to see where we are.
  14. Steve Bruce

    I expected to see posts calling for the manager to go already. Haha! Such negativity. Who are we going to get in? It could be Ancelotti and there would be calls for him to be fired. We need to be patient and we need stability. Overhauling a squad takes time and it will take time for the new players to settle with their team mates and moving house etc etc. Bruce has been there and done it before, so give him the time to do it. David O'Leary was right - we are fickle! How about blame Jack Grealish for being a class A idiot for tonights result?
  15. Match Thread: Villa v Brentford

    Blimey. I think we need a new midfield!