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Author Topic: Bruce Sacked at last (now official)  (Read 1020207 times)

Offline trevor fisher

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1455 on: March 21, 2017, 09:22:59 PM »
one interview I saw recently but cannot remember when had Wyness saying the plan is for three teams. Promotion, stability in the PRem, reach for the stars.

Which may mean three managers. If anyone else saw the interview where was it?

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1456 on: March 21, 2017, 09:27:51 PM »
Pretty sure that was Casey Kasem.*

*There's one for the kids.

Offline ciggiesnbeer

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1457 on: March 22, 2017, 04:12:52 AM »
Pretty sure that was Casey Kasem.*

*There's one for the kids.

Even when sober I always thought he looked weird and inhuman. Casey Kasem not Wyness.

Online LeeB

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1458 on: March 22, 2017, 02:02:00 PM »
Pretty sure that was Casey Kasem.*

*There's one for the kids.

Even when sober I always thought he looked weird and inhuman. Casey Kasem not Wyness.

Yikes!

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1459 on: March 22, 2017, 02:07:36 PM »
Zoinks!

Offline Exeter 77

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1460 on: March 22, 2017, 04:26:13 PM »
As it's us we'll end up with Scrappy in charge

Offline Drummond

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1461 on: March 23, 2017, 12:38:40 PM »
I confused him with Victor Kiam.... 'so good I bought the company'.

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1462 on: March 24, 2017, 10:38:30 AM »
one interview I saw recently but cannot remember when had Wyness saying the plan is for three teams. Promotion, stability in the PRem, reach for the stars.

Which may mean three managers. If anyone else saw the interview where was it?

He has said that several times.

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1463 on: April 04, 2017, 11:26:56 PM »
Good old Steve.

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1464 on: April 05, 2017, 05:22:09 AM »
yep - give us a wave!

Offline ciggiesnbeer

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1465 on: April 05, 2017, 06:33:18 AM »
Never doubted him for a moment. No need to look up my post history, you can take my word for it  8).

Pleased for him and us.

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1466 on: April 05, 2017, 08:06:04 AM »
Here is my concern, whenever I have seen us go on a good run without looking convincing, we have allways come up short.
I think of the Gregory team and more recently the MON era.
Of course I prefer this to the last several years humiliation and despair.

Offline Ads

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1467 on: April 05, 2017, 08:14:34 AM »
How unconvinced can you be about 1 goal against in 8 games, where sides barely muster an effort on goal.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2017, 09:16:39 AM by Ads »

Offline mr underhill

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1468 on: April 05, 2017, 09:10:54 AM »
you can't and fortunately, the last two sides we've played, possessed zero threat up front - had they had a Kodjia results might well have been different.

Offline RussellC

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Re: Bruce out
« Reply #1469 on: April 05, 2017, 09:26:40 AM »
Bruce deserves credit, undoubtedly, for the current run, but I do feel that he’s somewhat stumbled across a successful line-up and formation. Had Bjarnasson not got injured I would wager that Bruce would still be persevering with him at the expense of Amavi or Adomah. He was also hell-bent on shoe-horning Hogan into the line-up when, the reality is our best football has been played with Kodjia as a lone-striker and 2 wide-men either side of him. Similarly had it not been for Grealish’s red-card / injury he would have been ahead of Green in the pecking-order, which has now been reversed.  I think Bruce is now showing that he’s effective as a motivator and at galvanising teams and making them hard to beat. I still don’t think there’s much there tactically though, and he’s heavily reliant on his attacking players individual ability to win us games. Still, it’s working at the moment and long may it continue!