Date: 19th September 2018 at 1:07pm
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And here we go again. One unconvincing win v a very poor Rotherham United and Steve Bruce has a go at the fans who have been genuinely worried about our turgid football and poor results.

Why oh why doesn’t he just do his talking via his results? Probably because they aren’t good enough.

And a reminder, this is the run we have been on that he is crowing about: The Shocking Truth About Aston Villa’s Form Since The Great Win v Wolves

Not only has he turned on some fans, he’s also turned on the local press. That is never a good idea, especially when you have very little to shout about and having scraped passed Yeovil and been beaten by Burton Albion (that’s before we look at the poor league performances and not just this season) he has very little to shout about.

And this from a fan who has been a supporter of Steve Bruce.

I think his latest comments show a total lack of empathy to how the paying customer feels and in fact shows complete arrogance and disregard to his own failings.

NO manager gets to rate us fans, we are the lifeblood.

As said, not only is he having a pop at the unintelligent amongst us (how dare he when he plays the most unintelligent old-fashioned football) he also takes a swipe at the local press as well. The same press who get berated on social media for not having a go at Bruce!

(3 mins in).

So bitter, so out of order and all that whilst his football is totally ‘so what’.

He said in

“The most intelligent people will see through all the nonsense and realise that we’ve got the makings of a decent team.”

He then goes back to the old party line, there are always high expectations at Aston Villa and calls for ‘a bit of common sense” because if not, the nonsense apparently filters to the mad few.

Maybe the expectations are just a bit higher than you are capable of delivering Steve? Couldn’t be your tactics, or lack thereof, are outdated and your coaches are coaching the life out of these players could it?

Maybe all that is about to change with the loan signings and the fact we’ve finally moved to two up front, I hope so, I genuinely do. But I’m almost ‘out’ when it comes to waiting for everything to click.

He does go on to acknowledge ‘the vast majority’ of fans are behind them and he can feel that in the stadium.

Ok. So why not stop going on about the minority then? Why so defensive?

“Yes, we had a bloody awful performance at Sheffield, it happens. Thankfully we’re back on the road again and we’re now into sixth.”

“Hopefully it shuts a few of them up but I doubt it.”

Is this the way the new owners and CEO want their manager talking about the customers of Aston Villa? It’s not the sort of rubbish I want to hear I have to admit.  The amount of empty seats said it all last night.


7 Replies to “Is This How The New Owners & CEO Want The Lifeblood Of The Club Talked About? Empty Seats M’Lord”

  • I don’t blame him, if I’d endured the ridiculous abuse he has recently I’d have a go back to.

    Dry your eyes, the club were never going to sack the manager after a couple of poor performances before he’d even had chance to get his new signings on the pitch. The twitterati have just whipped themselves up into a frenzy thinking that they were going to lose to Rotherham, the manager would get fired, Pep Guardiola would come in and we’d be 20 points clear by xmas. It was never going to happen and unless we lose at least 3 or 4 on the spin, it’s not going to happen either so quit the whinging and get behind the team for what can still be a very good season for the club.

    • Problem is Jim you have to be more pointed than that so it’s not so generic and doesn’t turn the very people who have been backing him. He’s now achieved the exact opposite.

    • I can confirm my eyes are perfectly dry. He’s actually had great support. If he is worried about the minority all the time, not the majority, then he must have a very thin skin ? He did the same at Sunderland hitting out. Maybe a bit more self awareness would work? A little humility after such a crap run?

  • Tide is turning and it’s sad to see as I wanted him to have this year (to criticism) to kick on and get a proper chance to give us what we all want, and he clearly wants as well. But it only goes one way when you bait the press and attack the fans – the fans you didn’t mean to include feel included and turn as well.

  • I somewhat agree with Jim. We should get behind our team and stop being so fickle. I was grateful he took the job and I don’t remember to many good managers being interested around that time.
    But I can be frustrating watching what should be an exciting free flowing attacking side plodding their way through a game, one miss pass away from conceding. I also remember when a group of our fans were chanting the name of Paul Lambert at Norwich to be our new manager, only to call him “Lamberk” a season later
    (it seems he did not know what he was doing either) So if we are going to start the revolution and get Mr Bruce removed, that will be the end of this season and we would have to expect to be in this division for a few more whilst the new man gets rid of all our loan signings and rebuilds. That’s if we don’t call for his head when we start to lose a few.
    Finally, how many managers have we had since Martin O’Neil and how many have we been happy with?

  • Spot on. He is nowhere near good enough or charming enough to be pulling these sort of strokes. Not smart at all on his part.

  • Bruce doesn’t have the right to have a go at the fans who called for him to be sacked ,those who have a go at Bruce don’t have the right to call for him to be sacked but both parties have a right to be miffed ,over the last 99 games we’ve had the brilliant and sublime from villa but we’ve also had the down right rotten and disgusting ,the problem is that Bruce can’t change how he manages a team and doesn’t have the ability to change ,wth the money spent on players who are then discarded like Lansbury ,Taylor and others the fans have watched the demise of the club still searching for its identity .this identity. Needs to be set by the board not the manager ,the manager needs to fit in with this requirenent ,so when theses standards are set we have to but up with managers like Bruce ,who by the way has been backed to the hilt by the fans home and away . The only way for Bruce to get the fans (most of them ) back on n side is with wins and lost of them ,a friend of mine was all excited over our seven game unbeaten run last year until I mentioned fulhams 27 game unbeaten run ….. I know which one I would get excited over .
    So this is what Bruce needs to do ,win games and lots of them ,set a system in place that will do that i.e. (Wolves ) and stay with it and develop it until every player know his roll ,same applies to those waiting to get into the fist team , then we will all be singing from the same song sheet ,if he doesn’t do this all we will have is a divided support and confused systems of play and worse still confused players ……….

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