Villa 1-3 Barnsley; There’s something very wrong at the Villa. Bruce POLL.

Let me get this straight from the off.
I’m utterly disgusted at the result today.
The fact that an ex Walsall player put two goals against us, says it all.

But I firmly believe that sacking Steve Bruce is not the solution to our problems.

I know. That’s going to go totally against the grain.
But there’s something badly wrong. There has to be.

Consider Nigel Spink believes there’s an over-hanging cancer at the club.
And now Tony Morley, after saying at half time that we could easily beat Barnsley, now seems to also accept that there’s something seriously wrong down the Villa.

I respect Morley and believe he can read a game.
I also believe Steve Bruce can read a game and is not a manager who has to rely on other so-called tactitians to tell him what to do.

So why are we starting out with the set-ups that we are and not making the subs when it seems they’re required?
Is Bruce really that poor a manager?

I’m not having that as an excuse, personally and think there’s something we’re not seeing from the outside.

That said, on the face of it, it’s simply appalling.
Morley says he can’t understand why we don’t make the changes when it’s blindingly obvious they’re needed.
I’m the same.
In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bruce wants the sack.
Which if you seriously think about it, is a frightening thought.

Because if someone of Bruce’s experience in handling players can’t cut it, what chance has any younger manager got?

Am I talking rubbish?
Think about it again.
Look at the managers we’ve had. The players we’ve changed. The hierarchy we’ve changed. The coaches etc we’ve changed. And even the owner.

Whatever has been changed, it simply hasn’t worked.

So is changing the manager again going to work?
I’m afraid I just don’t see it.

That said, I know my arguments aren’t going to cut much ice.
Morley said we could beat Barnsley easy, at half time, but basically described us as a load of jellyfish ten minutes after.

The facts are that if we carry this on, we’re going down; no ifs and buts.
And I know it’s what you’re thinking too.

And it’s why I’m reluctantly putting a poll up.

Sad days.

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  1. Adam
    Adam February 19, 2017 at 6:31 pm . Reply

    How good a feeling would it be to stuff those geordies tomorrow! It still amazes me how bitter they are still from the day we sent them down. Always going on about us and hoping we fail. They cant get enough of it now theyre doing well. Praying for 3 points and in inspiration change of form!!

  2. Adam
    Adam February 19, 2017 at 6:33 pm . Reply

    Is Jedi a definte no tomorrow?

  3. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson February 19, 2017 at 7:46 pm . Reply

    Adam, we need a mirical

  4. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson February 19, 2017 at 7:52 pm . Reply

    Miracle , sorry Adam pushed wrong tab, wanted to say they do happen, tomorrow is now men from the boys , hope we have men.

  5. Hitchens 60
    Hitchens 60 February 19, 2017 at 9:02 pm . Reply

    Villa to win (maniacal laughter) – sorry got to go the wife says the men in white coats have arrived 🙂

  6. nath
    nath February 20, 2017 at 6:58 am . Reply

    i think villa will summon a performance again to match this night when we almost beat the best team in the division. (brighton). when your the underdogs in a game. that gives you the freedom to play. this unexplained phenomena will happen tonight hopefully.

    on paper newcastle and villa are the best in this league. somehow they have managed to bring this on the pitch. where we haven’t. brighton and leeds are amongthe best teams with newcastle.

    iam going for a similar game display, we will some how manage to surprise newcastle, and we will dominate and create chances and some how miss the majority game will end 1 1 and we will keep referring to the night we almost beat the magpies that monday night

    1. Hitchens 60
      Hitchens 60 February 20, 2017 at 7:18 am . Reply

      Love your undying optimism Nath and hope you’re right about the performance. Will be watching from behind the sofa tonight 🙂 UTV

  7. Bill Pearson
    Bill Pearson February 20, 2017 at 9:16 am . Reply

    To think, the so called hospital wanted me to move my sofa to put a bed in told them go and get stuffed need it to hide behind when Villas on box.

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