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Offline Monty

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1920 on: April 29, 2017, 05:37:40 PM »
That's a good point KG. Just compare Bruce's football to MON's, for instance. Yes, MON was tactically inadequate, full of brutish lumps scratching their heads when faced with a defence, but at least they had the cajones to get on the ball and try to make the play. Now, they weren't all that good at doing it (hence rarely breaking 50% possession), but they did at least *try*. Under Bruce? It's surrender, meekness, abjection, panicked hoofing and dumb hope-for-the-bestery. It's not good enough at all.

Offline TonyD

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1921 on: April 29, 2017, 06:24:13 PM »
The depressing thing is if he stays we know EXACTLY what will be dished up next season.  No anticipation, excitement or mystery.  Just down right criminally awful football.  Dr T  pull the trigger or you can do one as well.

Online Hairbandinho

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1922 on: April 29, 2017, 06:30:43 PM »
Next season will be horrible. I think it's fair to say promotion by any means is very unlikely

Offline curiousorange

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1923 on: April 29, 2017, 06:32:49 PM »
I'd love Wagner or Jokanovic. Okay, so it would probably mean the team they're at now has flunked their audition in the playoffs but man, what it must be to enjoy watching your team play.

Online Hairbandinho

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1924 on: April 29, 2017, 06:36:02 PM »
We thought that way about Lambert and see what being villa manager did to him

Online PaulWinch again

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1925 on: April 29, 2017, 06:37:08 PM »
This isn't anywhere near good enough. We are piss poor and way less than the sum of our parts.

Online LukeJames

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1926 on: April 29, 2017, 06:47:05 PM »
Dr T  pull the trigger or you can do one as well.

Oh dear.

Offline QuintonVilla

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1927 on: April 29, 2017, 06:55:28 PM »
He reckons we've had a couple of bad games away from home. I'd say we've had a couple of good ones.

Offline TheTimVilla

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1928 on: April 29, 2017, 06:57:36 PM »
Why does he sign attack minded players, eg Hourihane and Lansbury, and set us up so defensively?

Online andyh

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1929 on: April 29, 2017, 07:02:03 PM »
Hogan is another prime example.
Prolific at this level and yet has barely had a shot in the few games he played.
If we never get the ball anywhere near the box, and he is an 'in the box' type of player, how the fuck is he meant to deliver?
It seems to me that Bruce has all of the tools (!!) that are needed, but does not have the nouse to use them properly.

Offline tony scott

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1930 on: April 29, 2017, 07:02:55 PM »
It seems that we will go into next season without a great deal of confidence, I'm sure the Doc is looking at the results with some serious   concerns. I'm not sure his patience will hold out. It seems that SB can't get this group of players to consistently play attacking football which is very worrying, I wonder if we are about to witness another managerial change, I don't particularly want it but I will understand if it happens.

Online four fornicholl

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1931 on: April 29, 2017, 07:03:42 PM »
Hogan is another prime example.
Prolific at this level and yet has barely had a shot in the few games he played.
If we never get the ball anywhere near the box, and he is an 'in the box' type of player, how the fuck is he meant to deliver?
It seems to me that Bruce has all of the tools (!!) that are needed, but does not have the nouse to use them properly.
"All the gear and no fkn idea".

Offline KRS

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1932 on: April 29, 2017, 07:11:50 PM »
I'd love Wagner or Jokanovic.
I'd throw Dean Smith into the mix...a manager that knows how to set up a team, and as a Villa fan I wouldn't think he'd accept any of the half arsed shit that trots around the pitch every week.

Online supertom

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1933 on: April 29, 2017, 07:29:09 PM »
One more season of this crap and I'm probably gonna go full Harvey Keitel in Bad Lieutenant. I can't take much more.

Online PaulWinch again

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #1934 on: April 29, 2017, 07:48:30 PM »
We won't go up playing meekly. We need to play with some swagger and arrogance. I'm increasingly thinking Bruce can't do this.