All we are saying is give Bruce a chance!, Appointment tomorrow

Well it’s hardly a surprise, but it looks like Bruce will be announced as our latest manager tomorrow, with Keith Bertschin, Stephen Clemence and Gary Walsh joining the background staff, according to the Telegraph;

www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2016/10/11/aston-villa-to-appoint-steve-bruce-as-manager-on-wednesday/

The Beeb are running the story too.

Seeing as I tend to call most stuff wrong, I’m going to blow my own trumpet and say “I told you so”.
Not that it means much, as it was looking more obvious by the day, wasn’t it?

So on the assumption that the story is correct (and there’s no reason to think it isn’t, except the Telegraph actually says “within the next 48 hours”), I’m going to make a plea.

I realise that while there are many that support Bruce being our next manager, I also accept that there is a sizeable minority that don’t and will quite simply never accept him because he was once at Blues.
Without wishing to upset those who don’t like him, I have to say I think it’s just pathetic.

I’m not going to go into the ins and outs, but for me, it’s summed up easily.
He hasn’t been near our neighbours for 9 years.
And he’s got promotion from the Championship 4 times.
That latter point is enough for me in itself and I believe he’s simply the best man for the job that’s required at the moment.
I’m not saying we have a love-in and make the bloke a messiah.
Indeed, as far as I’m concerned if he gets us promoted and proves dodgy in the Prem, I’ll probably be one of the first calling for his head.
But for now, we need to get behind the bloke and give him a proper chance to get us back to the Prem.

Most of us knew that RDM was the wrong bloke for the job and similarly, I believe most of us know that Bruce is the best bet of bouncing straight back up, as much as some of us might not want to admit it.

What we need to do is give Bruce a few weeks at least, same as we did for RDM. Hell, I’d like to give him a lot longer than that, because I know he will at least set the players up properly and have them drilled, even if results don’t come instantly.

Basically what I’m saying is we’ve seen that we have a panicky squad that needs settling.
There will be no chance of that happening if we’re getting on Bruce’s back from the off.

I see James Chester was saying what a knowledgeable bunch of fans we are.

You know it makes sense.

For you younger supporters, you might need a nudge as to what the headline’s about.
Just replace the word “Peace” with “Bruce”;

As it happens, I remember we used to sing the words “All we are saying is give us a goal” to that tune.
Things don’t really change that much do they?

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    giddyvillan October 15, 2016 at 7:11 am .

    105 points still up for grabs let’s start with 3 today Utv

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    Bill Pearson October 15, 2016 at 11:09 am .

    Aston Villa youngster Rushian Hepburn-Murphy has been named as the Premier League 2 Player of the Month for September.

    The 18 year old striker scored twice in three Premier League 2 matches across the month, and he also came on for another senior appearance in the one all draw with Newcastle United.

    His goals came as a brace against West Bromwich Albion in our five two loss, and he also scored in the two one victory over Middlesbrough.

    Hepburn-Murphy told the official site.

    ‘It feels very, very good to be recognised. I`ve been working hard in training with the lads. We`ve been doing well, we`ve got a few good results and my performances have obviously been alright so I got this award.’

    I wonder if the day has come for him to establish his place now? Ok I’m going for a draw today and hopefully Nick a win, we’ve got to give Potato head a chance to show us the way.

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    Hitchens 60 October 15, 2016 at 11:36 am .

    I would love to think we can win today but it’s not going to be that easy for Bruce to turn things round. After just 4 wins in 54 league games it just feels like we will never win again.

    Can’t see Wolves losing four on the trot so will hope for a win, fear a loss and put my money on a 0-0 draw.

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    giddyvillan October 15, 2016 at 12:43 pm .

    3-1 VILLA

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    pat57 October 15, 2016 at 1:52 pm .

    I honestly haven’t got a clue about this one. We have to be careful to give SB some time but I must admit that I’m hoping for a new a manager bounce and 3 points today.

    A bit of luck for a change would be nice, all we need is the confidence and I honestly think that this squad could get us into the play-offs.

    Almost looking forward to watching today’s game (which is an improvement over hiding behind the sofa).

    If I had to predict I’d say a draw but I’m hoping for a win

    UTV

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    Bill Pearson October 15, 2016 at 2:10 pm .

    Pat how big is the sofa? can you get me as well behind. I’ve had to go and get some booze in to carm my nerves, this is getting beyond me in seeing a quack , any news on team?

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    Dave67 October 15, 2016 at 2:11 pm .

    We are all hoping for win, when a new manager took over expectations where high among us fans. Then the football started and we where knocked back down. I going for a Villa win because I believe Bruce is the man to take is forward and it starts today.

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    giddyvillan October 15, 2016 at 2:37 pm .

    4-1 Villa

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    pat57 October 15, 2016 at 4:47 pm .

    If Twitters right then Westwood is dropped, Richards in at RB

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