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Stan Collymore Rips Into Aston Villa Shambles

Stan Collymore Rips Into Aston Villa Shambles

Stan Collymore has been tweeting and it`s very difficult to argue with what he`s saying after the last two abject performances by Aston Villa. Worrying times indeed. Honestly thought with a pre-season Steve Bruce might do the business for us, he does have form getting teams promoted, but something isn`t right... we`ve gone backwards and he`s admitted he can`t arrest the away form. He should be thinking about offering his resignation if that is the case.

'Too many random 'big name, big £' signings, gross naivety as to what EFL is about. Rookies, playing FIFA on paper. P*** poor.

'A signing is as good as the plan you have for it. Where's the plan? Where's the cohesion? We're just throwing name after name in!

'Example. Jack Wilshere? In the Championship grind of 40 odd games? With his injury record? Just another 'name'!

'33% possession 3 shots on target 1 corner To every Villa player, whatever your CV, that's garbage.

'Also, someone tell me who Steve Round has recommended that wasn't someone the club could throw loads of dough at? Bargains? Steals? Zero.

'We've got 1 more year (?) of parachute money after this. No more excuses, no more bull****. Get the f******* team competing. Now.

'Time to stick together, be brutally critical of performances and honest with how much needs to be done. No more excuses. None.'

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 16 2017
Time: 8:33AM


Hard to argue with that isn't it?
The Fear
16/08/2017 08:34:00
Time to drop players regardless for non performance .... seriously Mr Bruce what do you see in Gabby ??? Hutton ??? and others .... where is the Villa 'style, tactics and passion' .... at present its completly absent and that YOU AND YOUR COACHES JOBS.
16/08/2017 08:47:00
I didnt go last night, but sounds like we've tried to sit deep and keep a clean sheet, hoping to pinch a goal on the break. With the squad of players we have, we shouldnt need to be playing that way. We should be far more assertive and put the opposition on the back foot. Whenever Jedi is out our midfield look awful, its just a constant stream of players running at our defence and an inability to keep the ball and take control of a game. Surely now Bruce has to throw a couple of the kids in against Norwich - RHM, Lyden, Davis or O'Hare. I still think its too early to get rid, there are 2 more league games before the international break, at least then if they do decide to give Bruce the chop, we have 2 weeks to get someone else in, otherwise we'll get Calderwood as caretaker. Was Calderwood the right appointment, he wasnt Bruces own choice and since he came I cant remember a game we've played well in (although we weren't so good before either). They both appear to be very defensively minded in their approach, so maybe we need an attack minded yin for Bruces defensive yang. If we do sack Bruce, who next? Would a decent manager want to join us? I cant think of anyone who wouldnt yet again split the fan base. Some of us seem to think our club is too good for certain managers and will jump on their backs after the first bad result. The continuous merry-go-round of managers has to stop somewhere. Every new guy wants to bring their own players in to fit into their system, so we always end up back at square one.
16/08/2017 09:41:00
Totally agree. JT is a vanity signing for a club living off its name. Acting like the big boys with sweet FA to show for it for nearly a decade. Surrendered our perch in the Midlands and still throwing money about like we own the place- which means we are effectively heading only one way. Sacking isn't an option right now, SB staying is bloody miserable- what else is there to say?
16/08/2017 10:03:00
Agreed gary - since Calderwood arrived our performances have worsened. Have made this point several times. Last night for example, for the first 20 minutes or so we just sat back and watched them play the ball around - it was obviously our 'game plan' - unbelievable !
16/08/2017 10:30:00
Agree with the above, the players should be fired up and all guns blazing. They are obviously being coached to be defensive. With the players we have I still say we should be able to walk this league.
The Fear
17/08/2017 13:41:00
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