Getting impatient? Don’t worry, it won’t be long, imo.

It seems the natives are getting restless!
Or at least some of us are.

And to be fair, I can understand, as it’s become seemingly more obvious day by day that Steve Bruce is the man who’s going to be coming in.
Well, at least that’s how it seems.
Which means if it’s true, there’s a very valid point to be made that each day that passes means less time for Bruce to get to know the players before a very important game against the Wolves.
Hence we’re quite simply wasting time and should have appointed the bloke last week.

So what are the reasons why we haven’t appointed him yet?
I can think of a few, but the main ones revolve around Xia not being in the country and China has just had a week off. I know we think it’s highly urgent that we appoint, but while I don’t know what Xia’s actually been up to, maybe he’s just wanted to try and get his head around things and think about our situation?

Let’s face it, while we’ve said “this next appointment is one of the most important in our history” every time we’ve been after a manager since Martin O’Neil, I’d guess many of you will probably agree with me in saying that this time, it really, really is.
If we get this appointment wrong, the simple fact is we could end up back in the third tier of the Football league.
And that’s downright scary.

And then consider who’s the one who’s going to get the dog’s abuse, if we do get it wrong?
It isn’t going to be you or me, as much as most of us are calling for Bruce to come in.
I really don’t envy Tony Xia having to choose in the slightest.

There are also other reasons.
We know we’re down to two candidates, with the other possibly being Steve Clarke.
But maybe there’s another candidate that we don’t know about? I agree, it’s unlikely, but the press don’t have a clue, as we’ve seen by some of the people who’ve been put forward in their stories.
Just the same as we don’t.
Or of course, it could be something as simple as ironing out the details is taking longer than it ought.
Bruce is known for being a straight player and will want things his own way.

Whatever, I’d be surprised if the new manager isn’t in place before the Wolves game.
Because, regardless of what we might have read about the board being impressed with Steve Clarke, I think if that were particularly true, we’d have appointed him straightaway. Why wouldn’t you? He’s here, after all.
No, Clarke doesn’t make sense.
So if it is Bruce, I reckon he won’t want to let Clarke lead the side out. He seems itching to get going again, which means he’ll be doing it himself.

Talking of Xia, he’s been listed as one of the crazy top ten owners.
And apparently got the right hump.
You have to laugh.

And then Ayew is crocked after his Ghana escapades. What a surprise.
What next? Jedinak? (if he starts for the Aussies, that is).

If we didn’t have bad luck, we wouldn’t have any at all.


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  1. giddyvillan
    giddyvillan October 11, 2016 at 4:37 pm .

    Bruce will be thinking nice to feel wanted by a club.I wouldn’t keep the bloke dangling much longer we might just end up with Clarke

  2. giddyvillan
    giddyvillan October 11, 2016 at 4:55 pm .

    Is Dr x in the country????

  3. Dave67
    Dave67 October 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm .

    B, Mail saying Dyche not interested in Villa. Its also saying Villa where never in contact with him.

  4. giddyvillan
    giddyvillan October 11, 2016 at 5:02 pm .

    Sky saying dyche ain’t interested in the job, right ffs villa stop fucking about & give Bruce a call jeeez

    1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
      OohAhPaulMcGrath October 11, 2016 at 7:01 pm .

      Ok IV heard on very good authority that Bruce is first choice and we want to offer him the job. However he is allegedly involved in the Telegraph corruption investigation and the club are making sure it won’t come bk and bite them or him on the arse. As long as club are convinced that it’s all over and sorted then they will employ him if not they won’t. That’s y there is a delay. Bruce being involved is alleged of course.

      1. giddyvillan
        giddyvillan October 11, 2016 at 7:27 pm .

        A big thankyou to fat greedy bastard sam then

  5. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson October 11, 2016 at 6:34 pm .

    Slightly off subject England’s under 21s just watched it motm, Jack Greilsh, boy did he shine all the comments from the comentaters praised him as a player to be world class.they won 5 Nil and our jack gave 4 assists. Shit does he play for Villa.

    1. Adam
      Adam October 11, 2016 at 7:28 pm .

      I’ve always rated him and will continue to fight his corner when some want him out. He is a class act, he needs to be in a team playing with confidence which is why he hasn’t hit the heights with us but does with the u21’s. Also he needs to be played just behind the strikers not as a winger. It will happen for him at Villa guarantee it.

    2. Bill Pearson
      Bill Pearson October 11, 2016 at 7:29 pm .

      Nobody interested then?.

      1. Hitchens 60
        Hitchens 60 October 11, 2016 at 7:46 pm .

        Hi Bill, I watched the game and he was very impressive. He was given licence to roam both right wing and central midfield starting from a deeper position where he was running at the opposition. I think we should be playing him more as a number 10 type player rather than seeing him as an out and out striker.

        1. Bill Pearson
          Bill Pearson October 11, 2016 at 9:55 pm .

          Yes Hitch, sorry got tied up watching that England side and what a mess we are.Grealish was a different person pleasure to see, hes one to see in the future.

  6. giddyvillan
    giddyvillan October 11, 2016 at 7:42 pm .

    To me he’s obviously better in an England shirt

  7. pat57
    pat57 October 11, 2016 at 10:27 pm .

    According to twitter new manager to be unveiled tomorrow (STOP PRESS) now plus the Telegraph –

    Just want him to get on with it now!


  8. pat57
    pat57 October 11, 2016 at 10:33 pm .

    According to the Telegraph its bye-bye Clarke –

    ‘Keith Bertschin, Stephen Clemence and Gary Walsh expected to join his backroom staff’

    1. Ardent Villain
      Ardent Villain October 11, 2016 at 10:41 pm .

      BBC running the Bruce appointment ‘Wednesday’ as ‘breaking news’ on their site too.

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