Derby 2- 0 Villa; maybe a bit of perspective?

Ok, I expected to lose this one, so it’s not a major loss, in my opinion.
I called the score too, so hey hoh.
But it’s really not that important and while I see some of you are majorly upset, I don’t think it’s such a bad loss in the greater scheme of things.

Look. We will lose games over this season, because we really aren’t that great.
But it’s more about how the squads can last the pace and look how Sheff U have quickly fallen back.

There is no doubt that we have one of the best squads in the league, as much as we moan and bitch about the quality.
And we have to hope that this is what will sustain us in the long run.

Let’s get real and face the fact that we started yesterday without a proper striker.

Our squad is cut to ribbons with injuries (and in fairness, this has been an on-going thing, where you have to wonder why?) yet we are still up there.

All that said, we started the game without a recognised striker and you’re on to a loser before you start.
I seriously have to question why Hogan didn’t start?
And I can only think Steve Bruce thinks he’s useless.

Which makes you wonder who actually bought him?

Ha, I’m taking a positive view, just to counter the criticism that the site in general, is too negative.

Let’s see where we go in the next few weeks.

I predict a few losses over the Christmas period.
But it’s still a long term game, where regardless of what you think of Bruce, it’s what he does.

We’ll be thereabouts, at least.



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  1. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson December 23, 2017 at 7:22 pm . Reply

    Bruce could see Davis not in the game, corner come on villa, oh shit.

  2. nath
    nath December 23, 2017 at 7:27 pm . Reply

    we need to go back to the drawing board, cant defend for shit. poor movement means we have shit possession always rushing always going backwards or hitting long balls or rushed balls even sheff utd had better control of the possessiion than we did.

  3. Tekkers48
    Tekkers48 December 23, 2017 at 7:34 pm . Reply

    Poor poor performance and result. Playoffs are a waste of time based on recent performances. Not good enough against the teams we will be up against in the playoffs if we make it. Jedinek must have left his football brain in Australia. I said before that the December results would define our season. Not looking to good so far. Hogan is a waste of space. The lad just ain’t cut out for the job at Villa. It’s gonna take a mammoth chance in fortunes from here on. Let’s hope we can get Terry back soon as he is needed urgently. Been very positive up until now but starting to wobble.

  4. DSVilla
    DSVilla December 23, 2017 at 9:25 pm . Reply

    Same old same old. Fact is we are not anywhere near as good as we could be. Yet another Top 6 team we didn’t beat, despite them losing 3 of the previous 4 matches. Still don’t get the argument that it doesn’t matter but maybe I’m just not clever enough.

    Form across last 5 matches:

    Wolves 13 pts
    Cardiff 10 pts
    Derby 12 pts
    Bristol C 13 pts
    Leeds 13 pts
    Villa 6 pts
    Sheff U 2 pts

    We are going nowhere. Sheff U on a really poor run were lucky to meet Villa to end that run.

    Here’s a simple question. Is Bruce the man? I’m 100% convinced he isn’t. If anyone thinks he is please tell me why. I’m not interested in what he has done in the past. I’m not really interested in some bollocks about tactics from people who have achieved as much in football as I have. Just a reasoned argument will do.

    You know who I’m talking to but anyone else is welcome to respond.

Right or Wrong? What do YOU think?