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Author Topic: Bruce out?  (Read 323675 times)

Offline Gareth

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3090 on: August 01, 2017, 01:26:47 PM »
Honestly hope we do sell Hutton then Bruce can't just keep reverting to the guy who runs around a lot

Offline Hookeysmith

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3091 on: August 01, 2017, 02:35:04 PM »
So genuinely - how many games does he have before he should walk?

Hull
Colchester (LC)
Cardiff
Reading
Norwich
Bristol City
Brentford (Sept)
Boro

7 league games and the cup?

If we do not have min 15 - 17 points and next round of cup then I think times up

Online ChicagoLion

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3092 on: August 01, 2017, 02:46:09 PM »
So genuinely - how many games does he have before he should walk?

Hull
Colchester (LC)
Cardiff
Reading
Norwich
Bristol City
Brentford (Sept)
Boro

7 league games and the cup?

If we do not have min 15 - 17 points and next round of cup then I think times up
So he could win 4 out of 7 league games and draw 1 or 2 you would sack him?
Bizarre.
« Last Edit: August 01, 2017, 02:47:57 PM by ChicagoLion »

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3093 on: August 01, 2017, 02:50:48 PM »
My thoughts too ChicagoLion

Online paul_e

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3094 on: August 01, 2017, 02:54:24 PM »
We might as well work to the same schedule as last year and give him until the October international break regardless*.  That's 11 games so would mean he'd had a full season of league games.  At that point top 8 and within about 3-4 points of the automatic spots is the absolute minimum we should accept.  To be in the mix for automatic promotion you need about 1.8 points per game so that's 20 points from those 11 to be roughly on target and a minimum of 16.  If he can't manage that then we're not getting promoted under him.

*within reason, 5-6 defeats on the bounce at any point and he (along with any other manager we may have at this level) should be out regardless, runs like that cannot be acceptable if we're serious about getting promoted.

Offline Gareth

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3095 on: August 01, 2017, 02:57:17 PM »
Am I right in thinking that some want us to have a bad start so that Bruce gets sacked?


Online Dave

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3096 on: August 01, 2017, 03:00:52 PM »
Am I right in thinking that some want us to have a bad start so that Bruce gets sacked?

My guess is that you are definitely not right.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3097 on: August 01, 2017, 03:05:00 PM »
Nope but on the "Bruce out?" thread having a discussion about the minimum requirement from the first 10 games or so seems perfectly reasonable.  The question mark in the title makes it clear that the idea of the thread is to ask where people would set their line in the sand.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3098 on: August 01, 2017, 03:07:51 PM »
Am I right in thinking that some want us to have a bad start so that Bruce gets sacked?

My guess is that you are definitely not right.
Don't think Bruce is the right man but I hope he is an outstanding success.

Offline TheTimVilla

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3099 on: August 01, 2017, 03:19:20 PM »
We might as well work to the same schedule as last year and give him until the October international break regardless*.  That's 11 games so would mean he'd had a full season of league games.  At that point top 8 and within about 3-4 points of the automatic spots is the absolute minimum we should accept.  To be in the mix for automatic promotion you need about 1.8 points per game so that's 20 points from those 11 to be roughly on target and a minimum of 16.  If he can't manage that then we're not getting promoted under him.

*within reason, 5-6 defeats on the bounce at any point and he (along with any other manager we may have at this level) should be out regardless, runs like that cannot be acceptable if we're serious about getting promoted.

Brighton finished second last season with 93 points from 46 games, so that's 2 points per match.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3100 on: August 01, 2017, 03:19:57 PM »
I hope i'm eating a massive plate of humble pie for having any doubts come May.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3101 on: August 01, 2017, 03:28:07 PM »
It's a horrible dilemma, if after 10 games we are not n track for automatic promotion, then do you stick or twist and hope he still has enough guile to get a play off shout.
Don't expect to be any great change in the way we play though.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3102 on: August 01, 2017, 03:36:16 PM »

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3103 on: August 01, 2017, 03:37:53 PM »


Had this stuck in my head think it was 'I'll be gone by November'

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3104 on: August 01, 2017, 03:52:20 PM »
Am I right in thinking that some want us to have a bad start so that Bruce gets sacked?

My guess is that you are definitely not right.

Very wrong in fact.