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Author Topic: Premier League 20/21 What the pundits are saying on Villa  (Read 5230 times)

Offline West Derby Villan

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Re: Premier League 20/21 What the pundits are saying on Villa
« Reply #60 on: October 25, 2020, 10:43:47 AM »
He comes across well, I just find he's a bit over-exposed by his regular presence both on BBC and Sky.

Yeah agree on both counts

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Re: Premier League 20/21 What the pundits are saying on Villa
« Reply #61 on: October 25, 2020, 10:50:09 AM »
I generally don't listen to pundits, I don't watch MOTD, Sky build-up or after game chat. Just the game with the commentators is enough - and if I don't like those on air I tend to find a different channel to watch the game on until I find ones I like.
The DAZN and NBCSN ones are usually better than Sky BT.

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Re: Premier League 20/21 What the pundits are saying on Villa
« Reply #62 on: October 25, 2020, 12:00:29 PM »
On the one hand he was given a contract and sat it out bleeding the club dry but you couldn’t blame him.  On the other hand he and his fellow so called professionals showed a total disregard for the club for their lack of professionalism towards Garde in particular.  The nadir being the FA cup game at Wycombe referred to above.

MON's flounce out (and I was a big MON fan), Houlliers delayed arrival, Houlliers leaving, TSM 1 coming and going in the blink of an eye, Lambert coming and staying too long for my liking, Sherwood going from hero to zero very quickly, Garde and Di Matteo not staying long enough to have their passports stamped, all the comings and goings behind the scenes. The Wycombe game somehow managed to sum up Aston Villa 2010 - 2016. I think the longer time goes on the more I respect Bruce's part in stopping the slide and turning us around. We were an absolute basket case of a club for a while.

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Re: Premier League 20/21 What the pundits are saying on Villa
« Reply #63 on: October 25, 2020, 12:04:02 PM »
I agree on Bruce I understand the football wasn’t always great but he certainly made us a club to be taken seriously again.  Never quite understand the level of vitriol towards him.  The timing of his sacking was correct though.

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Re: Premier League 20/21 What the pundits are saying on Villa
« Reply #64 on: October 25, 2020, 02:27:29 PM »
I agree on Bruce I understand the football wasn’t always great but he certainly made us a club to be taken seriously again.  Never quite understand the level of vitriol towards him.  The timing of his sacking was correct though.

I didn't hate Bruce. I just didn't think he was very good and in the end he was talking utter bollocks. But it's not personal. He went through immense personal challenges towards the end. He did stabilize the club, but if we stuck by him we may still be playing Bristol City or Cardiff this season and sitting in the top 6 of the Championship vs the PL.

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Re: Premier League 20/21 What the pundits are saying on Villa
« Reply #65 on: October 25, 2020, 04:29:02 PM »
I agree on Bruce I understand the football wasn’t always great but he certainly made us a club to be taken seriously again.  Never quite understand the level of vitriol towards him.  The timing of his sacking was correct though.

I didn't hate Bruce. I just didn't think he was very good and in the end he was talking utter bollocks. But it's not personal. He went through immense personal challenges towards the end. He did stabilize the club, but if we stuck by him we may still be playing Bristol City or Cardiff this season and sitting in the top 6 of the Championship vs the PL.

Agree, ideally if Bruce had left after the play-off final, he would have been given far more respect.
     As I said “ideally” financial circumstances dictated otherwise

 


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