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Offline ciggiesnbeer

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7020 on: October 01, 2017, 06:52:17 AM »
Good post there Axl.

Offline Mister E

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7021 on: October 01, 2017, 08:07:51 AM »
Even with both Adomah and Kodjia on the pitch, we are still subjected to Bruce-ball even against one of the worst teams in the Championship so I'll be approaching October with hope rather than expectation.
Yes. With 3-4 wingers on the pitch we were still lumping it against the tallest team we've seen this season. Speedy wingplay would have created more chances and probably drawn a red card from Bolton (who were abject).

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7022 on: October 01, 2017, 09:26:23 AM »
I don't think we lumped it at all. We play balls into Davis and due to the extras the centre halves were giving him, he was poor. I think he was fatigued too which is why his touch was off.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7023 on: October 01, 2017, 09:27:07 AM »
We haven't consistently played and failed to beat poor Championship sides week after week since 2010 though have we?

No, we have failed to beat anybody of any description with consistency since 2010.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7024 on: October 01, 2017, 10:02:04 AM »
I don't think we lumped it at all. We play balls into Davis and due to the extras the centre halves were giving him, he was poor. I think he was fatigued too which is why his touch was off.

Exactly, it is a method that has worked well in previous games and earned Davis a lot of praise both on this site and in the wider world. Why else was there all this talk of scouts going to watch him at Burton? He has now lost the element of surprise and has to learn to cope with physical defenders who know what to expect. He was second best yesterday and so replacing him was the right decision but I am hopeful that he will learn from it.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7025 on: October 01, 2017, 10:05:58 AM »
The recent upturn in results and to a certain extent performances has been very welcome.  I think if Bruce can get a decent haul from the next four games, then we will have turned a corner.  I remain to be convinced though, however eight points or more from the next four would go a long way

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7026 on: October 01, 2017, 10:31:41 AM »
I don't think we lumped it at all. We play balls into Davis and due to the extras the centre halves were giving him, he was poor. I think he was fatigued too which is why his touch was off.

Exactly, it is a method that has worked well in previous games and earned Davis a lot of praise both on this site and in the wider world. Why else was there all this talk of scouts going to watch him at Burton? He has now lost the element of surprise and has to learn to cope with physical defenders who know what to expect. He was second best yesterday and so replacing him was the right decision but I am hopeful that he will learn from it.


Agree with both what Ads and Chris said. Other teams know about him now and they obviously had a plan beforehand to heavily mark him yesterday. Like someone else said though, that game will have done him a lot of good and he'll learn a lot from it.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7027 on: October 01, 2017, 10:34:58 AM »
Gives Kodjia and Adomah extra space at least.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7028 on: October 01, 2017, 12:09:26 PM »
i thought our passing was a lot better yesterday - we're quite good now going sideways.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7029 on: October 01, 2017, 12:11:28 PM »
i thought our passing was a lot better yesterday - we're quite good now going sideways.

Under Lambert, we were practically Champions League quality at going sideways. :-)

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7030 on: October 01, 2017, 12:28:44 PM »
i thought our passing was a lot better yesterday - we're quite good now going sideways.

Under Lambert, we were practically Champions League quality at going sideways. :-)

Yep

Well, if you watched the match at x2 speed

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7031 on: October 01, 2017, 03:47:03 PM »
I thought Bruce was toast a couple of weeks ago. I love being proved wrong where Villa are concerned and long may it continue.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7032 on: October 01, 2017, 03:51:49 PM »
If we lumped it I liked the lump from Elmohamady that set Kodjia free for that one on one.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7033 on: October 01, 2017, 06:19:11 PM »
The recent upturn in results and to a certain extent performances has been very welcome.  I think if Bruce can get a decent haul from the next four games, then we will have turned a corner.  I remain to be convinced though, however eight points or more from the next four would go a long way

Sums it up for me too.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #7034 on: October 01, 2017, 06:56:57 PM »
To give him his due i said the minimum we should get from the September games was 4 wins and 2 draws and he got them. I have to admit i didn't think he would.