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Villa Fan Puts Forward Three Options

Villa Fan Puts Forward Three Options

SB - an analysis

When Steve Bruce was appointed I had, like a majority of us, mixed feelings.

Yes, an experienced manager, honest etc. He also had a specific experience in the Championship - but is that as vital as some tend to suggest ?

Look at Newcastle and Huddersfield last year..

Today, I am annoyed.

There are simply no real improvement in results or our style of play (if we have one!)

We can all see the problems on the pitch where, despite a squad which is probably, on paper, the strongest in the Championship, we get well beaten by a very average Cardiff, and absolutely no improvement or sign of it from last year.

Playing systems, tactics and ability to react are the problems. The solution has to address the problem and that means the coaching staff.

I can see 3 alternatives:

1. We wait until ? - but will it really change even if we win a couple of matches ?

2. Remove Steve Bruce now - with all the uncertainties that come with it ?

3. Remove Colin Calderwood and replace him with a more modern, younger coach with different ideas.

Perhaps to replace Steve Bruce when we get promotion as we all know that he will take us no further anyway. The latter has my preference as CC is the same generation as Bruce and a defender and has no proven track record as a coach. Have we ever played well since he came to VP ?


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Date:Sunday August 13 2017
Time: 10:50AM


What happened to the coach we brought in from Brighton last season. The only mention I've seen of him was that he got married recently!
13/08/2017 11:24:00
I'm wondering DJ if SB really takes advice, maybe its his way or no way.
AV Dave
13/08/2017 11:57:00
The coach from Brighton was Calderwood Les51 he is assistant manager. It was Stephen Clarence who got married recently - he is first team coach and came from Sunderland with very little experience. I think he does listen AV Dave - SB is not stupid. My point is that CC and SB have the same background. Would be better to have someone with a wider vision as his assistant.
13/08/2017 12:42:00
Clemence came from Hull, he's been with Bruce for a few years.
13/08/2017 19:57:00
I'd go for a young modern thinking European coach. They seem to have all the right ideas, look at Huddersfield for instance. It seems to be the thing to do these days. Yes we've had Garde, but we had an crap owner running the club down and down then.
Pride of Lions
13/08/2017 21:59:00
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