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11 hours ago, Dale said:

Westwood was gone in the window after we went down. 

No he stayed until the January. Westwood-Gardner-Bacuna-Jedinak were the regular midfield combinations in the first half of that season and was so dire creatively, even for a Steve Bruce side so we were desperate to get to January and get some new midfielders in. Jack at that point wasn't even a regular starter either.

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20 hours ago, VillaChris said:

No he stayed until the January. Westwood-Gardner-Bacuna-Jedinak were the regular midfield combinations in the first half of that season and was so dire creatively, even for a Steve Bruce side so we were desperate to get to January and get some new midfielders in. Jack at that point wasn't even a regular starter either.

What a midfield. Cant understand why we finished midtable 

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1 hour ago, Stratvillan said:

What a midfield. Cant understand why we finished midtable 

Got to check where the wonderful Bacuna is playing now, still a regular at Cardiff somehow

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On 28/10/2020 at 22:49, VillaChris said:

No he stayed until the January. Westwood-Gardner-Bacuna-Jedinak were the regular midfield combinations in the first half of that season and was so dire creatively, even for a Steve Bruce side so we were desperate to get to January and get some new midfielders in. Jack at that point wasn't even a regular starter either.

Yes, after looking like a prodigy in the PL (putting an Everton player on his arse with a trick) and destroying Liverpool at Wembley, he was treated as a bit part player.  Thanks fella's. 

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11 hours ago, Zatman said:

Got to check where the wonderful Bacuna is playing now, still a regular at Cardiff somehow

I know we realised it to a degree at the time, but it's only when you look back you realise how rubbish we were for 8/9 years. I've almost forgotten our inability to score (was it 10 games?) or defend (liverpool at home, or the period over Christmas one year).

There's players I've forgotten even played for us. We had a generation of 4/10 players and managers. I wouldn't include Bruce in that, because he started to turn the tide.

That's why I'm determined to enjoy watching the current team, may not be perfect but at least there's hope. 

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9 hours ago, sidcow said:

Yes, after looking like a prodigy in the PL (putting an Everton player on his arse with a trick) and destroying Liverpool at Wembley, he was treated as a bit part player.  Thanks fella's. 

Remi Garde and Di Matteo didnt seem to be a fan. 

Interesting how the 3 careers have turned out different. Maybe Southgate should be aware

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On 28/10/2020 at 22:49, VillaChris said:

No he stayed until the January. Westwood-Gardner-Bacuna-Jedinak were the regular midfield combinations in the first half of that season and was so dire creatively, even for a Steve Bruce side so we were desperate to get to January and get some new midfielders in. Jack at that point wasn't even a regular starter either.

Yes you forget that for the first half of the season a lot of the team was the same side that got us relegated. The morale must have been terrible as  players like Westwood and Baker they had been in losing sides for years.

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7 hours ago, The Fun Factory said:

Yes you forget that for the first half of the season a lot of the team was the same side that got us relegated. The morale must have been terrible as  players like Westwood and Baker they had been in losing sides for years.

Baker was out on loan during 15/16 genocide at least.

He came back and was far more solid alongside Chester than Elphick and we looked better.

Some of our early line ups do make the eyes bleed, forgot Cissokho was still with us until end of 2016 and Bunn was still getting the odd start in goal.

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