Villa – Nottingham Forest; Just blindly hoping for a win

Perhaps it’s just me, but I have to be honest in saying that my interest in this season is massively waning at the moment.
There’s just nothing for me to get excited about.

The league cup defeat left me on a downer, for reasons I’ve already cited and it just seems we’re constantly losing momentum. Bruce saying he got it wrong because we lost is just BS to me. Surely he knows that our back-up second eleven really isn’t that strong?
Starting Hutton at Left back and then moving him into the middle should explain everything, in my opinion.

But this is the league tomorrow, where we’ll play our best eleven. Or at least what Bruce perceives as our best eleven.
I read a (neutral site) article earlier that said Forest will be doing well if they can finish as high as their current 10th in the league.
So why do I get the feeling that we’re worried about this game, when I look around the Villa sites, generally?

It’s probably because Bruce has as much clue as what the line-up will be as we do.

And I’m getting the really strong feeling that everything Bruce is saying is being controlled from above too.

We’re going to go with a two up top and be more expansive, apparently, according to the headlines I’ve seen on Newsnow.
Not that I could be bothered to actually read the articles.

It’s all about the result and nothing else matters, if Bruce is going to retain his job for much longer.
Hence, given that we’re supposed to be amongst the favourites to win the league I have to go for the win.

3-1, it is then.
But realistically, anything less than a win is unacceptable.
Roll on some excitement.


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  1. Dave.C
    Dave.C September 22, 2017 at 9:58 pm . Reply

    Who would you rather have as your manager, Bruce or Warburton, it would be Warburton for me every time, he did a great job at Brentford, didn’t really get time at Rangers. He is a ‘think outside the box’ type of manager, and that is why I am fearful of the game tomorrow….1-1.

    1. badger123
      badger123 September 22, 2017 at 10:11 pm . Reply

      I’m not convinced I’d want Warburton.
      In a results-oriented world, he’s done nothing in England.

      Although you’d expect he has an eye for kids, given that he was instrumental in starting the Nextgen cup thingy (according to Wiki).

      I don’t care who the manager is and it just sums my thoughts up.
      It can be anyone. Even McCleish, if he gets us wins.

      1. jvillan
        jvillan September 22, 2017 at 11:33 pm . Reply

        if bruce style and results carries on the youth, in brum will never come back to support villa,its really hard to get excited about villa on the box

        1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
          OohAhPaulMcGrath September 23, 2017 at 1:17 am . Reply

          Will be yet another draw tomorrow 1-1 or 2-2 like last year

  2. Andrew
    Andrew September 23, 2017 at 6:20 am . Reply

    Warburton? Really? We would really be scraping the bottom of the barrel there.

  3. Adam
    Adam September 23, 2017 at 8:17 am . Reply

    Forget midweek it means nothing. Think back to the Barnsley game and we looked quality! Get our 1st 11 back out there and we will brush forrest aside tonight. How can you lose interest 8 games in? Were 7 points from top of the league! Not exactly far away is it. Kodjia to score 2 tonight. Davis with another. 3-1 to the Villa.

    1. DSVilla
      DSVilla September 23, 2017 at 11:46 am . Reply

      That’s true but we are only 8 points from bottom spot which isn’t far away either. We should beat Forest but I’m not convinced. A lot depends as usual on our approach to the game. If we are too cautious it will backfire. Forest concede plenty of goals so we should go for the jugular. Then again, not really Bruce’s style

  4. originallondonlion
    originallondonlion September 23, 2017 at 11:47 am . Reply

    Pre-match optimism, post match pessimism. That seems to be the way to approach Villa under Bruce. So right now I am going for a win, Villa 2-0.

    The reality is we would not expect to attract a Prem manager to take the job. But we should be aiming for the smartest manager in the Championship. In your opinion – who is he?

  5. badger123
    badger123 September 23, 2017 at 5:46 pm . Reply

    Adomah, yes!
    Great ball through from Kodjia.

    1. jvillan
      jvillan September 23, 2017 at 6:15 pm . Reply

      not a bit wonder so many empty seats, no atmosphere at game ,that is boring beyond boring

      1. CA Villan
        CA Villan September 23, 2017 at 6:23 pm . Reply

        Shit! I thought we are winning? Did I miss something?

      2. CA Villan
        CA Villan September 23, 2017 at 6:25 pm . Reply

        At least want until we concede a goal before you spout bollox!

        1. jvillan
          jvillan September 23, 2017 at 6:54 pm . Reply

          the first half was horrible to watch,

          1. villaawayindiv3
            villaawayindiv3 September 23, 2017 at 7:25 pm . Reply

            Well that’s one way to win.

            1. OohAhPaulMcGrath
              OohAhPaulMcGrath September 23, 2017 at 7:40 pm . Reply

              Bit close for comfort. Didn’t deserve to win or lose game but had a bit of luck. Forest do what we normally do and beat themselves

          2. CA Villan
            CA Villan September 23, 2017 at 7:26 pm . Reply

            I think we won? Any chance we can get behind the team?

  6. B6
    B6 September 23, 2017 at 7:43 pm . Reply

    Good result and the midweek team selection justified.

    Well done lads and well done Brucie, you’re proving your doubters wrong and pissing a few off along the way it seems.

    On to Burton and another 3 points.


  7. villaawayindiv3
    villaawayindiv3 September 23, 2017 at 8:09 pm . Reply

    We ARE behind the team…..BUT…..surely you could see there were issues that need resolving.Negativity being one….but could be resolved if we can build on this mini run.

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