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The Official Steve Bruce Thread
27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714700 - in reply to #1714698
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But it has been mass hysteria. He's right.

Over the season as a whole we've been average. Doesn't justify some of the reaction. Don't blame him for coming out fighting.
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714701 - in reply to #1714698
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The only point I'd make is that it is mass hysteria at most clubs these days after a few bad results. The modern game is shit like that.

It's not a Villa thing, its a football thing, and I hate it.
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714702 - in reply to #1714698
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The Holte End largely singing his name, most around me fine and dandy, one came down to slag him off and was told to sling his hook.

Points this year have been bang average, so fans question it, look at the happiness at the Norwich and Wigan games, at last we were on it, going forward, the fans roared. You came to the borefest of Brentford. That isn't hysteria, it was a pathetic game.

It shouldn't be any surprise to a manager that long in the tooth that fans love wins, love effort accept draws/losses with effort but won't sit and say nothing when the football is turgid crap?

It just isn't hysteria, it's fair comment that the points tally is way below what we expect and we expect it because they keep feeding us the visions, the big club, the this and the that.

They build it up just as much. If it is too big and you can't take it, you're in the wrong job surely?

I don't accept at all that there is mass hysteria. There has been mass boredom at times that is true and to go back from the forward playing joyful Wigan/Norwich games to defensive made it hurt even more.
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714703 - in reply to #1714698
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You also say it yourself mate.

SOME of the reaction.

Plenty still want him to succeed.

If the bedsheets were out and the Holte was singing for him to go, then yes, after just so few games, that would be mass hysteria.
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714711 - in reply to #1714698
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The thing that hurts most, is that after the best part of a year in charge, we haven't made any progress on the playing side.
Mr. Bruce has had two transfer windows to sort things out and yet, the squad, never mind the team, are even less balanced than at any time I can remember in my 59 years of being a villain.
Every fan, hell every occasional watcher, has known where the weaknesses lie but, Mr. Bruce has done nothing to rectify those weaknesses. Instead, he has done everything to Increase the unbalanced nature of the squad.
We have heard about the squad having a losing mentality carried over from previous campaigns. Bullshit, if anyone has a losing mentality its the management team, not the players.
This is what is getting Mr. Bruce the criticism.
As Fear has pointed out, as long as we, the fans, see an effort to get forward, an attempt to play decent attacking football, we'll sing our hearts out in support of the team but, when we see no effort and a defeatist attitude from the first minute of a game, you can bet criticism will fly.
So Mr.Bruce the antidote to your 'mass hysteria' is in your own hands, just as you are the father of the 'mass hysteria' you so dislike, you alone can kill it dead.
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714714 - in reply to #1714698
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Simple facts of football look at Arsenal , top 4 every year bar last ,60000 ground full, no debts as i know of , lovely easy on the eye football . Lose a couple of games and it's wenger out .
Like any Club they have no divine right to win things , I remember when we used to be better than them and beat them on a regular basis . Just like us they have a bunch of fans who will never be satisfied with not winning .
Actually find me a football fan who is happy watching a team lose or play shite , they'd be a rare bird indeed
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714717 - in reply to #1714698
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For my money, Bruce needs to STFU and let his team do the talking on the pitch. Having a pop at fans is only going to end one way. He still (just about) has the backing of the majority I would say, but that will evaporate pretty quickly if carries on with this nonsense.
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714719 - in reply to #1714698
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All i want after years of watching crap is a team with effort trying to win games of football. I can then except losing sometimes. Over to you SB.
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714721 - in reply to #1714698
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Wonder if the owner is part of the "mass hysteria". He set out at the end of last season what he expected (no excuses) and more recently that he's not happy. And he uses Twitter (to communicate with the fan base).

"Mass hysteria" is ridiculous. Steve's doing himself no favours. Take note of what's been said, and set out to win by scoring goals, Steve. Simple.
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714723 - in reply to #1714698
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and owner at the end of one of the games did an angry emoticon kinda tweet plus spelled out how crucial Sept was.

Can't have a go at your boss though so ......!

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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714724 - in reply to #1714698
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Is he actually referring to the fans though?

I can't imagine he'd be that stupid to publicly call out the fans.
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714749 - in reply to #1713905
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He needs to shut up and realise that it's not hysteria it's discontent at what we have been seeing on the pitch.
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714762 - in reply to #1714103
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Wurzel - 13/9/2017 23:15

Bruce has a point.


He thinks he has and even if he has, which he hasn't, he doesn't have enough of them.
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714771 - in reply to #1714749
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Fulford - 17/9/2017 00:57

He needs to shut up and realise that it's not hysteria it's discontent at what we have been seeing on the pitch.





Exactly Fulford. If he can't get them playing decent football and winning, then we all know what he can do. As the old saying goes "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen!"




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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714782 - in reply to #1713905
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The irony for me is the mass hysteria about the use of the expression mass hysteria!!!!.



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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714791 - in reply to #1713905
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I quite like Def Leppard
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27 September 2017 08:19 Post ID: #1714807 - in reply to #1714698
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Might be partly at the press as well, not sure, but the press have been pretty supportive because he's good with them.

But whoever is saying that it's not been good enough have been right, it isn't good enough. That's not hysteria.
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