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  1. NeilS

    New Manager Speculation

    I thought that Purslow was in charge when Rafa was sacked at Liverpool and replaced by Hodgson? I cannot see that one happening, unless they have buried the hatchet so to speak.
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    Jesus Garcia Pitarch

    Yes he did, it was on the OS Italy boss Cesare Prandelli is an Aston Villa supporter - and that's official. The news was brought to us by Simone Farina, our head of sports integrity. Farina met up with Prandelli on the eve of the Italy v Ireland friendly at Craven Cottage this past weekend. It was there that Prandelli revealed his admiration and respect for the claret and blues - and his desire to head to a game next term. Farina said: "Mr Prandelli told me that he has liked Aston Villa for many, many years. "It is obviously due to the fact that in Italy, Aston Villa is renowned as a very famous club. "Mr Prandelli also told me of his desire to come to Villa Park to see a game next season." It wouldn't be the first time that Prandelli has been to Villa Park. He was boss of Fiorentina in August 2009 when La Viola came over for a friendly game in B6.
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    New Manager Speculation

    Wasn’t it Martinez who was in charge for the 9-1 or 9-0 drubbing at Spurs? I could see him replicating that here.
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    18/19 Race for Promotion

    I have more or less written off this season for promotion. The new manager will need to be a miracle worker to tighten up our defence, and with that defence conceding multiple goals per game against so called easier opposition I can’t see it. He can’t buy or loan anyone until January, by which time we will be too far back. Sadly Bruce has screwed our promotion chances this year! There is a 5% part of my brain that still holds a little bit of hope, and is in denial.
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    Yannick Bolasie

    This 100%. It beggars belief the balance of our squad. What makes this deal even stranger is that Bolasie has a question mark hanging over his fitness. We could have got by perfectly fine without Bolasie signing, but have totally scuppered our season by leaving us exposed horribly in central defence. All of us on here could see the defence was light in quality and numbers, the blame for that situation sits firmly at one mans door.
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    New Manager Speculation

    I know it is still early in the season, but Gerrard and Rangers currently sit 7th in the SPL. Depending on your perspective of course, that isn’t anything to get overly excited about.
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    Steve Bruce

    He had stopped the rot initially, but you are right he has created another as he has sabotaged our defence.
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    New Manager Speculation

    The defence is the major issue, Bruce has well and truly screwed our squad and season over. Whoever comes in is going to struggle to sure up that lot at the back, we are basically screwed until January when it will be too late and it will be about survival.
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    We need someone in urgently, be it Terry or Collins. Someone who knows what they are doing and can organise the others and instil a bit of do or die. Our defence at the moment is a disgrace, thanks to Bruce and Co. We will be fighting a relegation battle if we don’t plug it ASAP.
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    I think they have all gone, a clean sweep!
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    Mark Bunn

    It is a sad indictment of your summer transfer business when your two summer signings are selected behind Mark Bunn!
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    James Chester

    From what I have seen in the replay, there is enough doubt on the intention for an appeal to be made. I think that will be overturned.
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    James Chester

    Yeah I was just discussng this at work. The double jeopardy rule wherby you don't get punished twice for the same incident.
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    Steve Bruce

    It does seem that way, he will get a nice payoff and can probably retire afterwards and put his feet up.
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    Steve Bruce

    This is what happens when you don’t build a solid defence, rule number one in football is build a solid defence and go from there. Bruce has decimated our defence, it was obvious to everybody that we were incredibly weak at the back. He lost me when he didn’t address that properly before deadline day. It is the rubbish defence that will cost him his job and us promotion. It is bordering on negligence and for that he needs to go.