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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5415 on: September 01, 2017, 07:08:58 AM »
I don't read any of alfititms's posts. They're too much hard work.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5416 on: September 01, 2017, 07:26:04 AM »
They are not posts.  They are are attempts to provoke and annoy.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5417 on: September 01, 2017, 07:30:52 AM »
Didn't Green make his debut under Garde?

(not that that invalidates your point or owt)

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5418 on: September 01, 2017, 09:10:57 AM »
alftitimus why?

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5419 on: September 01, 2017, 10:03:13 AM »
alftitimus, you okay hun?

The anniversary of the death of Princess Lady Diane has hit some of us harder than others.

Hugs.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5420 on: September 01, 2017, 10:04:43 AM »
I don't read any of alfititms's posts. They're too much hard work.

It's almost like "tl:dr" was invented for them.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5421 on: September 01, 2017, 10:08:09 AM »
Didn't Green make his debut under Garde?

(not that that invalidates your point or owt)

I cannot recall to be honest, but you could well be right.

I'll add Blackett-Taylor into the list as well.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5422 on: September 01, 2017, 10:20:59 AM »
Plucking Jordan Henderson out of the youth team at Sunderland was probably the best example of him giving young players a go.

When he got SHA up first time an 18 year old scored their winning penalty.

Think it's a bit unfair to say he dosen't give young players a go. He prefers experienced players but so do the majority of managers in the leagues.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5423 on: September 01, 2017, 10:29:27 AM »
Any manager in any sector likes the idea of youth, energy and new ideas but when the chips are down they want someone they can trust to deliver.

A blend is of course the ideal situation, as long as results are positive.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5424 on: September 01, 2017, 10:35:45 AM »
I thought alftitimus made some interesting points.

Doesn't paint Bruce in the best light if true. He's here to get us promoted, not build Villa's infrastructure. If he can manage that - great, if not we are fudged. Personally, I think we'll be short again this year, but I'd love to be wrong.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5425 on: September 01, 2017, 10:59:22 AM »
We're regularly playing three or four 19-20 year olds in league games

Yes they came into the side as older players were injured but that basically how most kids get their breaks

He's also blooding them in the cup

Of all the things to criticise him over I just don't see this one

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5426 on: September 01, 2017, 11:10:28 AM »
I thought alftitimus made some interesting points.

Doesn't paint Bruce in the best light if true. He's here to get us promoted, not build Villa's infrastructure. If he can manage that - great, if not we are fudged. Personally, I think we'll be short again this year, but I'd love to be wrong.

He was talking shite.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5427 on: September 01, 2017, 11:34:46 AM »
He's here to get us promoted, not build Villa's infrastructure.

That's how I see it. Trouble is, I don't see him doing either


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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5428 on: September 01, 2017, 11:49:38 AM »
so alfie wasn't talking shite!

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5429 on: September 01, 2017, 12:13:27 PM »
so alfie wasn't talking shite!
Oh bollocks, is he back?