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7 Points From 21 Is Not Mass Hysteria. Bruce Match Reaction

7 Points From 21 Is Not Mass Hysteria. Bruce Match Reaction

Steve Bruce interviewed and once again says he is determined to put an end to the blight of not putting chances away.

He was pleased with the response after the woeful draw v Brentford but is frustrated at not being able to put the ball in the onion bag.

He says Traore tackle was 'stupid and dangerous` but laments the red card given to Lansbury which he`s right, should have been a yellow. It was 'taking one for the team` yellow in my humble.

He adds that we have the makings of a very good team and that we will be 'there or there abouts`.

We should be already.

He then talks about 'mass hysteria`. Steve, you`ve got to stop these digs that implies everyone else is wrong being worried.

It isn`t mass hysteria, it was a poor poor effort from you and the team last season and this season we have 7 points from a possible 21. That is poor. We are 18th, that is pathetic. And the manager still doesn`t know his best formation, best team or quite how to send us out on match day, that`s frankly embarrassing. And this is from someone who likes Steve Bruce and so wants it to work out. A kid up front, holding the ball up for.......... oh damn, no one. It`s a bit amateur isn`t it?

As Bruce says, HOPEFULLY things will change and lets hope it is Saturday.

I have to be fair and say I don`t know how some of our chances were missed last night and the misses aren`t his fault.

The match stats: Click Here

The match thread (strong adult language): Click Here

Maybe our run out music should be for Steve next time?!

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Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday September 13 2017
Time: 8:37AM


He says he needs time but I can't say I've seen anything todate to say its going to change, it appears to be the same tactics week in week out and occasionally we get a glimmer only for the next game to be awful. Not sure how he can say much when as you say fear 7 points from 7 games , three consecutive draws and two of those at home and 1 - 1 in the goals for/against register. He has stuck with players who have not worked in the past and doesn't seem to be able to get the best out of those he signed, we have some good players but they arn't working hard enough week in week out. This 'possesion' slow build up 'pass back football' is just not working , we don't appear to have any individual creativity around the box ( welcome back Kodjia by the way) . Was prepared to give him time if I could see some light at the end of the tunnel, some progress ... anything .... sorry to say I think its time for Mr Bruce and his coaches to depart. !!!!!
13/09/2017 08:52:00
Has he gone yet?
Pride of Lions
13/09/2017 08:53:00
C'mon, JF, isn't this talk a bit OTT? Give him a wee bit more chance. September is a long month and when you have a striker (Hogan) stopping his co-player's shot from being a goal then you wonder whether fortune is against the club. Added to which bringing in yet another manager is surely not going to help the Club after all the repetitive change-arounds? I think Bruce is right, the signs are that we're close to having a very good side. Give him 'til October at least. And take it easy on yourself! :-)
13/09/2017 09:06:00
Oh, and let's not forget that GT was close to walking out in 1989-90 after an average start. We finished runner-up.
13/09/2017 09:09:00
Oh, and let's not forget that GT was close to walking out in 1989-90 after an average start. We finished runner-up.
13/09/2017 09:09:00
Comments like he made last night about "mass hysteria" really aren't helping his case. No one is hysterical, but plenty are concerned about the complete lack of progress over the past 12 months, the continual tinkering with the system (and tactics, such as they are), as well as the standard trick of the Villa manager is trying to force square pegs into round holes.
13/09/2017 10:54:00
If my quick analysis is correct, when SB came he managed the first 6 games alone ( without Calderwood ) and got 12 pts - that's 2pts/game. Since Calderwood came we have played 36 games with a total of 45pts - 1.25/match. This season alone we are down to an average of 1pt/match. The above exclude cup matches. Our pts/match ratio is consistently getting worse.
13/09/2017 12:14:00
not sure Lergy, I like him, but when he says mass hysteria, or slates the 'crisis' ... look at his record last season and where we ended? look at where we are now? I don't have the answers mate, only the questions but he will get (I think) the backs up of the fans trying to support him if he's calling it hysteria. We are set up badly and 7 points in 21 is very poor.
The Fear
13/09/2017 15:00:00
SB says he will get it right, is that months,years or what? How long do we have to wait before he admits he can't cut it anymore and walks away, we need to forget stubborn old managers living in the past, who think bringing in mates from a previous life is the way forward, get someone in who at least knows how to put a team together and plays exciting football,win or lose, not someone who hopes he's got it right.
AV Dave
13/09/2017 15:24:00
What does 'we will be there or thereabouts' mean? Thereabouts where? Just outside the top six or automatic promotion? He says it's hysteria but in my humble I was talking to a Spurs fan recently down here and he said Villa haven't been run properly for years and we all know how true that is. Doesn't SB understand that in all that time the only constant was the fans who turn up to Villa Park hoping to be entertained and have been served up cross for far to long. If he doesn't understand this then I'm afraid he doesn't have a clue.
South coast Villan
13/09/2017 16:08:00
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