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Author Topic: Bruce out?  (Read 316499 times)

Offline JUAN PABLO

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3435 on: August 08, 2017, 09:56:10 AM »
this time last year i would never have thought we would be paying Gabby and Samba up front in our first game of the season.

pretty dire to be fair

Offline john e

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3436 on: August 08, 2017, 10:18:34 AM »
this time last year i would never have thought we would be paying Gabby and Samba up front in our first game of the season.

pretty dire to be fair

in fairness Gabby is tipped by the football professionals to score 20-25 goals this season matey
if Samba chips in with a few it's got automatic promotion written all over it

Offline old man villa fan

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3437 on: August 08, 2017, 10:22:41 AM »
The obvious thing to me if Bruce wants an option but does not want to set his team up from the start with a big target man is to go to Europe and take a chance on a young and raw player that could be the next Benteke. At a low fee the risks would be low and the expectations not great.

Offline Abbeyfealeavfc

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3438 on: August 08, 2017, 10:56:58 AM »
It's fine suggesting we need to bring a target man in, so long as the manager plays to his strengths. Will Bruce do that? Hogan, Lansbury and Hourihane might have something to say about that. We had Gestede, definitely not a premier league player, but proven in the championship. Did Bruce play to his strengths in the
time he had him? We could be going round in circles here if the manager doesn't know how to fit the players he buys into a system and team that can challenge.

Offline kippaxvilla2

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3439 on: August 08, 2017, 11:44:55 AM »
Apparently we are trying to sign Crouch as defensive cover for Samba.

Offline aj2k77

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3440 on: August 08, 2017, 11:56:32 AM »
Apparently we are trying to sign Crouch as defensive cover for Samba.

:D

Offline old man villa fan

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3441 on: August 08, 2017, 12:00:17 PM »
It's fine suggesting we need to bring a target man in, so long as the manager plays to his strengths. Will Bruce do that? Hogan, Lansbury and Hourihane might have something to say about that. We had Gestede, definitely not a premier league player, but proven in the championship. Did Bruce play to his strengths in the
time he had him? We could be going round in circles here if the manager doesn't know how to fit the players he buys into a system and team that can challenge.

My comment was about having an option as he showed he wanted on Saturday by bringing Samba on. A Plan B or C for when other ways are not working.

Offline Abbeyfealeavfc

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3442 on: August 08, 2017, 12:01:31 PM »
                                           2016/17 Season
                             Total Points (Average Points) after....
                           6 games.         10 games.         11games
Newcastle            12(2).              19(1.9).              22(2)   
Brighton.                8(1.33).          18(1.8).             21(1.9)
A Villa.                    6(1).                10(1).                10(0.9)

I want automatic promotion. The play-offs is a lottery and knowing our luck, we'd be unsuccessful.  In my view if we're not in the mix after 6 games, then Bruce should be fearing his position. 10/11 games is too late to make a change if we want automatic promotion. Looking at the stats above we need 8 or more points after 6 games, and 18 or more points after 10 games to stand any chance based on last year's standings. Currently we are on our average for last season! Over to you Bruce!
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Offline Diablo

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3443 on: August 08, 2017, 11:06:18 PM »
                                           2016/17 Season
                             Total Points (Average Points) after....
                           6 games.         10 games.         11games
Newcastle            12(2).              19(1.9).              22(2)   
Brighton.                8(1.33).          18(1.8).             21(1.9)
A Villa.                    6(1).                10(1).                10(0.9)

I want automatic promotion. The play-offs is a lottery and knowing our luck, we'd be unsuccessful.  In my view if we're not in the mix after 6 games, then Bruce should be fearing his position. 10/11 games is too late to make a change if we want automatic promotion. Looking at the stats above we need 8 or more points after 6 games, and 18 or more points after 10 games to stand any chance based on last year's standings. Currently we are on our average for last season! Over to you Bruce!
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Offline The Edge

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3444 on: August 09, 2017, 01:17:47 AM »
this time last year i would never have thought we would be paying Gabby and Samba up front in our first game of the season.

pretty dire to be fair

in fairness Gabby is tipped by the football professionals to score 20-25 goals this season matey
if Samba chips in with a few it's got automatic promotion written all over it
If Gabby scores over 20 goals this season I'll run round Tesco's in the buff and nobody wants that!

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3445 on: August 09, 2017, 01:59:02 AM »
Asda and Sainsburys probably do.

Offline TheMalandro

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3446 on: August 09, 2017, 04:21:50 AM »
Asda and Sainsburys probably do.

I've been told it's Lidl.

Offline Ad@m

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3447 on: August 09, 2017, 08:51:58 AM »
Asda and Sainsburys probably do.

I've been told it's Lidl.

Morrisons for him not to do it then.

Offline TonyD

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3448 on: August 11, 2017, 11:06:10 PM »
If we get nil points tomorrow, he's gone.   

Offline sickbeggar

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #3449 on: August 11, 2017, 11:18:14 PM »
I doubt it, but honestly i can't see this team going up as it is. Mr "guaranteed promotion"  has lost his touch.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2017, 11:20:16 PM by sickbeggar »