Such a difficult time for the gaffer, Steve Bruce after the passing of his father. I hope whatever he does on Sunday in relation to the game v Blues, is the right thing for himself on Sunday.
I`m sure we`ll understand if he isn`t there and all sing for him if he is.
www.bbc.co.uk have quotes from assistant manager Colin Calderwood saying they hope he will be there and that this week, part of their job, has been to help Steve.
‘Stephen Clemence, Gary Walsh, Steve Agnew and myself have to get the team to Sunday and we hope Steve will be there with us.” Adding, ‘We’re in contact with him daily. He will pick the team and we will be ready without his presence this week, but his presence is always there with the players anyway.’
He`s the sort of character that I think will guarantee he is there, kicking the air on the touchline, shouting at the players and having a bit of banter with the bench and the fans. But as I say above, whatever he decides, I hope it is what is right for him, not anyone else.
Claret & Blue Blood said in our forum thread ‘I am sure that ‘Holte Enders in the Sky’ will be sung with a bit more volume on Sunday for Steve’s dad. I am not sure what team he would have supported (probably Toon) but with his son as the current Villa manager, he is an honorary Holte Ender.
Let’s raise the roof for Joe on Sunday.’
Cambs Villan: ‘Those of us, of a certain age, have been through this awful time of our lives and know that we all grieve in different ways.
Whatever Steve decides to do on Sunday is the right decision and we must all respect that.’