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Re: Bruce out? by olaftab
[Today at 01:22:44 PM]


Re: Other Games - 2017/18 by olaftab
[Today at 01:18:07 PM]


Re: Bruce out? by Monty
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Re: Bruce out? by garyshawsknee
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Heroes Discussion / Re: Bruce out?
« Last post by AsTallAsLions on Today at 11:45:18 AM »
He has given youth players a go at other clubs....when SHA went up in 2002 an 18 year old scored the winning penalty.

As said before he played Henderson at Sunderland when he was 19.

Issue here is the short term nature of it. He knew when he was appointed he had 18 months to get us up and has signed accordingly, going for tried and tested players he's worked with before like AEM and Snodgrass.

If he knew he had 3-4 years like he did at SHA and Hull I'm sure he'd have signed differently.

Well, not really, no. In Bruce's first window he splurged on Taylor, Hogan, Lansbury, Hourihane, Thor - none of whom he'd ever worked with before. You couldn't call any of them spring chickens but they aren't pensioners either... So the truth of it is he came in, spent a fortune on distinctly average players somewhere in the middle of their careers, and then when they'd failed to help him achieve promotion and we'd run afoul of FFP rules, he had to resort to signing the likes that you've mentioned.
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Heroes Discussion / Re: The Much Awaited Return of Promotion Maths
« Last post by robbo1874 on Today at 11:35:09 AM »
We'll still have a tiny chance of second going into the last day if we win on Saturday and Cardiff draw v Hull.

Pretty much nil though as no way are SHA getting anything off Fulham now they're safe.

Not sure whether to be pleased we've at least kept going and got some momentum going into the play offs or frustrated by all the non performances after the Wolves game.

Probably the latter.
you’d like to think, as pros, blues players would try and get a result against Fulham. Fkrs will no doubt fold though, unless Fulham massively bottle it. TBH when I was saying we still had a chance of second a week or so ago, I hadn’t realised Fulham’s last game was against blose. Noses will celebrate a loss more than them winning if it means we miss out in 2nd- guaranteed.
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Heroes Discussion / Re: Bruce out?
« Last post by SoccerHQ on Today at 11:34:09 AM »
He has given youth players a go at other clubs....when SHA went up in 2002 an 18 year old scored the winning penalty.

As said before he played Henderson at Sunderland when he was 19.

Issue here is the short term nature of it. He knew when he was appointed he had 18 months to get us up and has signed accordingly, going for tried and tested players he's worked with before like AEM and Snodgrass.

If he knew he had 3-4 years like he did at SHA and Hull I'm sure he'd have signed differently.
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Other Football / Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Last post by SoccerHQ on Today at 11:23:27 AM »
If they lost to QPR on Saturday , it would at least meam they would have to put some effort in against Fulham.

Not if Barnsley don't beat Brentford.

Burton and Bolton are also playing each other.

After the win on Saturday they are safe as houses.
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Heroes Discussion / Re: The Much Awaited Return of Promotion Maths
« Last post by SoccerHQ on Today at 11:22:02 AM »
Boro will win their last two games looking at who they've got.

We're getting them.
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Other Football / Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Last post by MONCABA on Today at 11:19:51 AM »
If they lost to QPR on Saturday , it would at least meam they would have to put some effort in against Fulham.
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Heroes Discussion / Re: Other Games - 2017/18
« Last post by JUAN PABLO on Today at 11:13:25 AM »
Superb strike by Sallah.  What are the odds he'll still be at Liverpool next season?

Just shows the idiots at Chelsea , letting him go and De Bryne
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Heroes Discussion / Re: Other Games - 2017/18
« Last post by AV82EC on Today at 10:47:50 AM »
As per others, win our two see what happens.

The way I see it

Last team to beat Fulham this season - Sunderland
Cardiff have to go to Hull - likely to be a high scoring draw
- think we’ll beat Derby - goes to the final day.

Cardiff to draw with Reading, Leandro  Bacuna  curler into the top corner in the 3rd minute of injury time and a Blues winner 2 mins from time sends us up as we win at Millwall with a John Terry header from a corner in the 5th minute of injury time. Cue a riot, a massive away end eruption and Villa back in the Premier League.

It’s the hope that kills you.
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Heroes Discussion / Re: Other Games - 2017/18
« Last post by Pete3206 on Today at 10:19:19 AM »
Just beating QPR at home we'd be at least level with Fulham on goal difference and points.  Chuck in a draw at Bolton and we'd be second.  So frustrating.

2 wins in the first 8 games and a crap December didn't help us either.
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