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Offline AV5nobs

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4575 on: August 19, 2017, 09:37:40 AM »
He was paid alot of money to keep a side up containing a very good spine of a team.

Cheers Tim, you did nothing else.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4576 on: August 19, 2017, 09:42:42 AM »
He made me prouder than I'd been in half a decade when we did Liverpool. We didn't just win, we played them off the park.

Spurs away, Sunderland away, doing the Bitters twice in a week. Fun. Brief, but fun.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4577 on: August 19, 2017, 09:44:11 AM »
Sherwood was a C**T, an embarrassment.



Hardly.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4578 on: August 19, 2017, 09:45:20 AM »
The abuse and ridicule of Garde I refer to Aftab is that of the club hierarchy towards him.  He is not a fool but was made to look like one by the club who threw him into the snake pit of Aston Villa threshing about in the death throes of Lerner's dumping of the club.  To describe  Garde who had scant time, no money, no backing and no new players as being inferior to the present incumbent who has wasted millions and not had the team dominate a single one of the forty games for which he has been in charge is derisory.

And we did not dominate Rotherham.  They capitulated.
Brian completely agree.

I agree too on this.

Rotherham are the worst team I've ever seen at Villa Park in a league game. Absolutely dreadful.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4579 on: August 19, 2017, 09:47:52 AM »
He made me prouder than I'd been in half a decade when we did Liverpool. We didn't just win, we played them off the park.

Spurs away, Sunderland away, doing the Bitters twice in a week. Fun. Brief, but fun.

I think you might be overegging the semi final - we deserved the win but we hardly played them off the park.

The Bitters twice in a week was hilarious. I watched the cup game with my brother in law, a bitter, and the last minute winner was beautiful!

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4580 on: August 19, 2017, 09:52:05 AM »
He made me prouder than I'd been in half a decade when we did Liverpool. We didn't just win, we played them off the park.

Spurs away, Sunderland away, doing the Bitters twice in a week. Fun. Brief, but fun.

yep, were in agreement for a change

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4581 on: August 19, 2017, 10:00:27 AM »
The thing about Sherwood... he delivered one of the best memories as a Villa fan down at the semi final. We also played some pretty swashbuckling stuff, even for a limited time.

In a sea of awfulness, those brief and sadly fleeting moments stand out and shine brightly. A chancer and a charlatan for sure, but football is about enjoyment and we had a smidge of that which I'm grateful for.

It's why I find it hard to dislike him despite what a twat he is.

I think that goes for a lot of fans - reference his reception at QPR last December

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4582 on: August 19, 2017, 10:07:16 AM »
The abuse and ridicule of Garde I refer to Aftab is that of the club hierarchy towards him.  He is not a fool but was made to look like one by the club who threw him into the snake pit of Aston Villa threshing about in the death throes of Lerner's dumping of the club.  To describe  Garde who had scant time, no money, no backing and no new players as being inferior to the present incumbent who has wasted millions and not had the team dominate a single one of the forty games for which he has been in charge is derisory.

And we did not dominate Rotherham.  They capitulated.
Brian completely agree.

I agree too on this.

Rotherham are the worst team I've ever seen at Villa Park in a league game. Absolutely dreadful.
And wasn't that still under RDM anyway?

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4583 on: August 19, 2017, 10:21:21 AM »
The abuse and ridicule of Garde I refer to Aftab is that of the club hierarchy towards him.  He is not a fool but was made to look like one by the club who threw him into the snake pit of Aston Villa threshing about in the death throes of Lerner's dumping of the club.  To describe  Garde who had scant time, no money, no backing and no new players as being inferior to the present incumbent who has wasted millions and not had the team dominate a single one of the forty games for which he has been in charge is derisory.

And we did not dominate Rotherham.  They capitulated.
Brian completely agree.

I agree too on this.

Rotherham are the worst team I've ever seen at Villa Park in a league game. Absolutely dreadful.

I think we're the second worst.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4584 on: August 19, 2017, 10:23:47 AM »
For me, I hold Sherwood as the person second-most responsible for the relegation, so getting us to an FA Cup final where we were completely twatted doesn't, with hindsight, make up for it.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4585 on: August 19, 2017, 10:31:41 AM »
That's pretty much how I feel about his tenure.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4586 on: August 19, 2017, 10:34:21 AM »
It doesn't make up for relegation but the QF and SF are 2 of the best days i've had following Villa.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4587 on: August 19, 2017, 10:35:55 AM »
Although with the QF, he was fortunate to be the first Villa manager since 1960 to get a home draw. We could easily have had days just as good, if not better, under previous managers with a bit more luck.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4588 on: August 19, 2017, 10:36:10 AM »
Considering the lower level of opposition and the fact we probably have the strongest squad in the league, then the way Bruce sets us up to play week in week out,  lack of any plan,  logic defying subs etc,  then it's Bruce for me.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #4589 on: August 19, 2017, 10:39:18 AM »
Although with the QF, he was fortunate to be the first Villa manager since 1960 to get a home draw. We could easily have had days just as good, if not better, under previous managers with a bit more luck.

And many of them also gave us great days. Doesn't alter how enjoyable the QF or SF were. Especially considering what we'd been putting up with previously to that under Lambert,