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Tired And Jaded? After Six Games? God Help Us

Tired And Jaded? After Six Games? God Help Us

Tired and jaded?

HOW on earth can these young fit players be tired after just six games?

Bruce is quite right, without Johnstone once again, we`d have lost the match.

I don`t get how a team can play 90 minutes and not test the opposition keeper once? I especially don`t understand it when the opposition is 23rd in the league and lost three players (I think?) late in the transfer window.

The game was frankly pathetic.

I went in with three lapsed season ticket holders, suffice to say after yet another no show from the team, they will remain lapsed season ticket holders.

I`m at the stage where I`m nearly lost for words, I bet there are a lot of us feeling like that right now?

I repeat, how on earth can young fit athletes be tired and jaded after just six games? Especially when you bear in mind not every player on the pitch yesterday has played every one of those six games.


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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Sunday September 10 2017
Time: 11:17AM


Agreed Mr Fear - a very poor excuse. The problem is not the players, we have a squad that should be more than capable of obtaining promotion. The problem is no longer the owner or management as they all appear to be giving full support whilst showing good common sense. As I have said before, the problem has to be the first team coaching staff and I include SB in that of course. Would be interesting to analyse our results since C Calderwood came to VP. statement
10/09/2017 11:38:00
Whatever the result Tuesday we cannot have two better performances then a poor one, consitency , if we don't pick at least three wins out the next four we can start planning for ANOTHER season in the championship. DJ you are so right about the coaching. I'm sure all what the fans are saying is not going un-noticed by the good Dr , his message yesterday was quite plain , improve and quickly, it shouldn't have to be up to the owner to get the players motivated and playing.
10/09/2017 11:49:00
Preparing to park the bus v M' boro?? Just in case you were wondering about this ''playing in a certain manner'' he's going on about, seems like there's your answer :( And talking about 'tired and jaded' ----- the one who's looking tired and jaded is him and, if anything, that's what he's projecting to the team. Disappointed - a lot - in Mr Bruce - almost as much for his post-match interviews as for the ''manner of playing'' he says we need...................
Goneto Devon
10/09/2017 12:13:00
How many more times will we leave VP totally despondent and frustrated by such poor performances. We then have to listen as our manager voice his new excuse, this time 'tiredness'. When Bruce came in I was optimistic that things would improve, unfortunately this optimism was totally misplaced. He tells us he needs time, however, there has been no sign of improvement in shape,balance or tactics. I don't believe he has the tactical awareness to improve us and If we leave it too late to make the change we will not get out of this division. After we lose on Tuesday Dr Tony will have to make the decision.
10/09/2017 12:50:00
Deja vu.
10/09/2017 13:03:00
Looks like the international break was used as badly as we predicted. Until the grandiose messages from the top stop, and together with vanity signings and self importance- we will not have the energy and drive to leave this league. Perhaps Brentford should build a 60,000 seater stadium- they would be more appropriate residents based on yesterday's game (and not the last 145 years which mean next to nothing now).
10/09/2017 13:11:00
SB is making himself a laughing stock by saying our players are tired and jaded. How can this be after the international break when most of them were here at home. Just what is SB up to? The Middlesbrough game is a season breaker and if we lose again or even play really poorly then the good Dr will have to act I'm afraid. Just how much time does SB want? Why are the players we buy suddenly so poor when they pull on a Villa shirt? Things are not right at B6 at the moment and things need to change and fast.
South coast Villan
10/09/2017 14:19:00
How anybody can think that the players are at fault is beyond me, all were exceptional at their previous clubs, then they get managed by SB, says it all really. Telling us you did it in the past is not what we want to hear, just admit it, this is a job for a younger manager who understands the modern game.because you don't.
AV Dave
10/09/2017 14:28:00
I still can't work out how the hell can they be tired and jaded? What do they do at Bodymoor Heath, play cards and eat or what?!.....
Pride of Lions
10/09/2017 15:37:00
Win the next 2 games or get the sack, IMO. I was a supporter of Bruce before he came. Thought he would be ideal. But, now, even he does not follow his own philosophy - Formation and team changes every week. He buought/acquired experience this summer [because he says that is what's needed] but then plays the kids. I know many support the 'throw the kids in' approach but they should be given game time as subs until they can contribute at a consistent level on a regular basis. Too much weight on their shoulders for such a massive club which so frequently underperforms. Also, I'm sure Bruce bought Whelan as a back-up for Jedinak, which sadly has been a massive disappointment. Let's hope he fields our strongest available and most experienced 11 next game, and that they actually get their shorts dirty this time! UTV!
Mike Turner
10/09/2017 15:52:00
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