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Dear Steve Bruce....

Dear Steve Bruce....

Dear Steve Bruce,

I don't want to be too critical of your well thought out excuse, but if I may comment, you mention you are half way through your rebuild so you need more time, but you lament on the loss of two key players (Kodjia, Jedinak) who you didn't sign.

You also say our frontline is 'toothless' yet you told me Gabby will be the best striker in the league once he completed fat camp.

You also paid £15m for a one season no name wonder and most of your other signings sit on the bench.

You knew we would be faced with FFP restrictions this season but in January you virtually bought a new team comprising of like minded players to what we already had.

And now you are bemoaning there is no money to spend - as if nobody told you of the FFP problems.

Shock Horror!

My apologies Bruce, but I am a little confused.

If you have already implemented half of your master plan( which involves having 4 right-back options, sell 2 left-backs, replace an academy player for two 30+ centre backs and then buy more midfielders than you know what to do with.

Then I am finding it hard to work out what the other half entails? (Bruce I am quivering with excitement!!!)

marlin magic

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Writer:marlin magic
Date:Thursday August 17 2017
Time: 2:20PM


thought it worthy of a front page article marlin magic !
The Fear
17/08/2017 14:26:00
the money has been wasted on *****e spent way to high on these players who if they did get us up would have to be *****ed off has they are no good in premiership, We still need creativity a goal scorer because we all knew gabby his ***** should have been one of the first to go not Bruce and our own goalie not somebody else's . i knew terry be a waste of time on 60k a week whelan another useless addition .
Nerrad Villa
17/08/2017 14:51:00
Not sure Terry, Whelan and Hogan are the waste of money you refer to but I am sure Bruce hasn't got a clue how to get a tune out of the players that we have. Our squad is decent but our manager is not. BTW, I definitely would not have sold Baker who looked very good at this level - like his mate Clark - and, at worst, would have been good back up if we ever get back into the EPL.
Tony Dunn
17/08/2017 15:26:00
Bruce has proven he can get teams out of the Championship however I do wonder if he is spending wisely.I can't agree about Terry,his best days left him several seasons ago,his name however does attract players and make them more likely to sign. It's way too early to judge this team,sure it's a bad start however I do expect at least a top six finish,with the amount spent on players that's the very least Bruce should be targeting,if other managers had that kind of money they would be looking at immediate promotion.That can still happen here,the cream rises to the top I am told.League tables mean little at this stage,come Christmas then we will all know what prospects we can expect.
Le Hane
17/08/2017 16:24:00
Good job RDM signed our only decent players, beginning to think we should have stuck with him now. The more i listen to SB the more i think he is enjoying wasting the clubs money.think he was a better manager when he had none. If your going to bring more players in Steve to try and save your job, just make sure you know what your going to do with them.
AV Dave
17/08/2017 17:32:00
After a deserved point against Hull, we have followed it up by being lucky to only lose 3 0 and 2 1 to Cardiff and Reading. If we have a change in our good fortune, I hate to think what the score will be against Norwich. We need to continue with our lucky run, and also to totally transform our performances from utterly abject to half decent. I have seen no basis at all to think this is achievable. As SB says, we are not even doing the basics right. This can only be because either he is incapable of instructing the players in the basics, or they are incapable of understanding, or they just aren't motivated by SB. Nothing has happened in the last three days to change any of this. The sooner he is sacked the better, we're 8 points behind all ready. I am not content to wait for our better players to return to fitness, so that we can re-establish ourselves in lower mid-table at best. Get rid asap.
17/08/2017 21:12:00
Have to say it again..... If he ends up getting sacked we will hit the reset switch again, becoming once again a 'team in transition' and waiting 18 months for the new manager to 'bring in his own players' before anyone judges him. None of us want that. At some point we will find our form. Constantly getting in new managers and rebuilding the team hasn't worked for us. Our best bet is to get behind them until they pull a few results out the hat and at that point confidence and form should return
Big Dubs Header
18/08/2017 01:54:00
Very true Big Dubs... or constantly bringing in the wrong managers? But yes, the cycle has cost us dearly for sure.
The Fear
18/08/2017 10:00:00
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