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I can forgive him a cock-up. It happens.

Certainly happened to one of his predecessors quite a lot, Mr Stefan Postma.
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Heroes Discussion / Re: Bruce out?
« Last post by Clampy on Today at 08:37:21 AM »
To quote the man himself, Bruce said:

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“I am delighted with Callum.

“He ran a million miles. He covered the most distance on the pitch – high intensity on the pitch.

“He topped every stat you want by a country mile.

“He’s a breath of fresh air. He has the heart the size of a lion. He’s not massive stature-wise but, by god, he’s a trier.

“I have been very impressed with him – not just the other night in Colchester but also his performances in pre-season.

“We need the young ones to come and push the first team. They are doing very, very well.

"I am delighted they can see a way through, which is very important.”
When did he say that? and why is he not therefore doing more to expose him to first-team football?

It looks like that quote was just after we played Colchester which would have been last August. He has played a couple of times since then and been on the bench. I don't think he's quite ready yet though.
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Heroes Discussion / Re: Seismic Shock
« Last post by eamonn on Today at 08:33:53 AM »
Quake humour done well.
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Heroes Discussion / Re: Aston Villa v Preston: Pre-match Thread
« Last post by AsTallAsLions on Today at 08:33:49 AM »
Head says 2-1 win.

Heart says eworiwepoirsdlkgjajlewmrmdsagmsdf
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Heroes Discussion / Re: Bruce out?
« Last post by Duncan Shaw on Today at 08:28:46 AM »
The introduction of Onomah yesterday seemed to seriously unbalance the side.  I am not singling him out for blame per se but we looked so comfortable in the first half and quite the reverse in the second.

This for me as well Brain...the right side was coping well with Elmo in front of Axel and Sessignon really didn't get much joy at all.  A mixture of Onomah being ineffective and thier manager moving him away from where he was getting marked out of the game fucked us over and Brucey had no way to deal with it.

I think to say the bench was defensive is wrong though, we had two strikers and an attacking midfielder on there.
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Heroes Discussion / Re: Aston Villa v Preston: Pre-match Thread
« Last post by Risso on Today at 07:59:15 AM »
We havent got a natural replacement whos fit though.
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I bet you miss the Bovril Sid.
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We got him from Brighton I think, and then when he appeared in the first team he was a focused and very talented professional.  First at LB then more central.

Perhaps he was the one the other night saying, this is a bad idea.

Given that its being reported that he drove the car that would appear not to be the case.
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Heroes Discussion / Re: Bruce out?
« Last post by Mister E on Today at 07:14:10 AM »
To quote the man himself, Bruce said:

Quote
I am delighted with Callum.

He ran a million miles. He covered the most distance on the pitch high intensity on the pitch.

He topped every stat you want by a country mile.

Hes a breath of fresh air. He has the heart the size of a lion. Hes not massive stature-wise but, by god, hes a trier.

I have been very impressed with him not just the other night in Colchester but also his performances in pre-season.

We need the young ones to come and push the first team. They are doing very, very well.

"I am delighted they can see a way through, which is very important.
When did he say that? and why is he not therefore doing more to expose him to first-team football?
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Heroes Discussion / Re: Bruce out?
« Last post by Mister E on Today at 07:12:52 AM »
Are the younger players actually any good though?
Well, many people earlier in the season (after the Wigan demolition, for example) thought that some were worth giving some gametime to. Of all of them, O'Hare does look pretty decent and RHM needs to either be given a chance to shine or to be moved on.

A few of them had their chance to impress in the Cup and blew it, it seems harsh but in our position we have little room to gamble.

It's a bit harsh to judge them on that, when it was a completely thrown together team made up of kids and senior players mostly not considered good enough for the first team.  There wasn't even a hint of it being a proper team or that there was any tactical cohesion at all.  Surely it would be better to gradually bring the kids through when we're doing well, with 20-30 min sub appearnces here and there?  A  bit like we did in Albrighton's first season when he'd come on for the likes of Young and Downing here and there?  It's got to be better than ramming the squad with defensive midfielders.
Yes, it does feel a little like "all or nothing" rather than a gradual 'weaving in' approach.
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