Steve Bruce Out? Really? Discussed

Bruce Out? Really?

Despite only one league loss, so far this season, only three wins out of eight in fairly soft fixtures has made many Aston Villa supporters question whether it’s fools gold continuing with Steve Bruce as Villa boss. This isn’t about just eight games, but the sense after two years we are just going around in circles as a club trying to get promoted.

My Old Man Said’s David Michael, Dan Rodgers and Chris Budd return in episode 51 to discuss the ‘Bruce Out?’ debate and the major issues that have triggered the growing impatience with the Villa manager.

Is Villa’s goal of promotion already in danger? Are we now a Championship outfit for the long haul? Will the new incoming Villa CEO Christian Purslow swing the axe any time soon, or will Bruce and his players get their act together in time to push on?

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Episode 51 Notes

Some many questions, such much uncertainty, but it’s no problem for the MOMS podcast, as per usual!

Show highlight

  • Bruce Out background
  • Question of the Villa defence
  • Axel experiment
  • Missed loans
  • Tommy Elphick issue
  • Adomah failed escape
  • Tammy Abraham and Jonathan Kodjia
  • DM or not to DM?
  • December blues
  • Aston Villa CEO Christian Purslow focus
  • Owner’s vision
  • And much more…

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Dan Rodgers – @avfc_vilr

Chris Budd – @BUDD_music

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  1. After new owners, more players in , huge talented squad we are in the bottom half after playing most of the poorest teams in the division. Us fans should really do as he says and look at Bruce’s achievements. He has probably already resigned us to the same as his first season a forlorn chase for play offs. His total mismanagemnent of players, transfers and loans has left us with what is still a hugely talented squad but unalanced with little knowledge of what they are doing and adminstration. Another £3.5m on another winger!! We must now look next season with the prospect of the owners funds being spent on financial fair play fines and starting the season 12 points behind. Never mind we will still have non starters McCormack, Hogan, Lansbury, Bree, Taylor, Adomah, Davies, Bjanason, wages to pay. I have never witnessed such appalling management. I said at the start of the week if he can’t win these 2 games he has to go. Anyone with any conscience at all would resign. Please tell me where I am wrong!

  2. Totaly agree, it’s exactly the same as last season, Leeds loose when if we pick up 3 points we go 2 from the top, but now we’re 13 th, it’s simply not acceptable and we can all see where this is going mid table at best, its just same old same old so come on new owners get a new manager in now.
    Results regarding opposition went our way again but we don’t take advantage, Bruce can’t do anymore for us.

  3. In answer to the question, yes. Really. Having criticised the fans after Tuesday, telling us all he does know what he’s doing, it kind of weakens your position fatally when you prove in the next game you don’t. And having listened to him telling everybody that Jedinack is a centre back, watching Jedinack again prove he isn’t, then listening to Bruce post match saying the defence were at fault today and they needed to work on it this week…well. All the faults he demonstrated last season in terms of team selection, and tactics (or rather lack of tactics) are being repeated. He’s a dead man walking. Just hope the new CEO puts him and us out of our misery sooner rather than later.

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