Chaos – Steve Bruce Tells It Like It Is About Aston Villa

Steve Bruce has been telling some home truths about Aston Villa and that’s a good start to get Villa back on track and back into the Premier League where they belong.

We have to remember that Aston Villa won the European Cup in 1982 when they took Bayern Munich apart 1-0 in Rotterdam with a goal from striker Peter Withe after 67 minutes.

They have won the English League 7 times, the FA Cup 7 times and the League Cup 5 times – that’s a great record in anybody’s book.

Steve Bruce – Aston Villa manager

We are not going to criticize Aston Villa when our club has also been so very badly managed over the last few years too – and that’s why these two big clubs are now both in the second division in England.

Bruce is having a tough time of things at the moment and has lost the last four games, but he is the best man for the job.

The Geordie has a good history of being able to get clubs promoted from the Championship but it will not happen this year for the Villa.

We know what it’s like when the team gets relegated – it’s so hard on the fans and the Villa fans have to be hurting at the moment.

Bit its also good that Steve Bruce is trying to tell it the way it is – and thereby move the club forward.

This is some of what Bruce said yesterday:

“It’s probably been one of the toughest periods for the club and the supporters themselves.”

“Let’s be fair, it’s only four or five years ago that the club was competing in the top reaches of the Premier League, so it’s tough for them.”

“That’s what can happen to the big club whenever there’s a bit of mismanagement or whatever you like to call it.”

“Six managers have sat here in the last two years. That suggests alone that it’s been chaos.”

“When there’s chaos at a football club, it results in one thing – no matter how big the stadium, how big the name, how big everything else is.”

“If you’re not right out on the pitch then it can be very, very difficult for everybody.” “And it has been.”

“The supporters have been unwavering, and fantastic.”

“I know, and I’m confident, that we will turn this around and they’ll have a team they can support and be proud of it again.”

“Look I have to get a few results to give us that stability because I do believe the club is in a healthier position even since I took over four months ago.”

Villa need something out of the game on Monday night at St. James’ Park, but we need a win badly and we must get all 3 points.

Maybe Villa under Steve Bruce can get back next season to the Premier League.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed – sorry to hear about your apparent setback, but it looks like you are ahead of the game on this one, I’m sure you will do fine.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Well we have had eleven managers (Hoots x3) in Ashleys ten years, relegated twice with an owner who cares nothing of any kind of footballing success and even less of the fans, yet Villa are in chaos and Rafa is only doing what is expected. Give your heads a shake thise who don’t think he has worked an absolute miracle in rescuing this shattered club.

  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #3

    Bruce just wants Villa to get to June in the Championship so he can rebuild.

    He will be looking at their remaining fixtures with a pragmatic eye.

    The League leaders away on a Monday night will not be prioritised.

    At home to Derby the following Saturday followed by Rotherham away will be viewed as much more likely sources of points.

    I’ll be very surprised if Lansbury on 9 yellows will be risked against us.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2017 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #4

    I sooo hope that at 3-0 Steve Bruce gets the same reception we gave him at ‘ull the turncoat mackem barsteward.

  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5

    I don’t gt the hatred for Bruce myself.
    Brought up in Daisy Hill went to Benfield School , Toon fan all his life. Played for Newcastle N’s but never offered a contract.
    Ended up at Gillingham then Norwich.
    Signed by Man U and never looked back.
    Managed about a dozen different clubs one of which was Sunderland.
    Says NUFC is still the first score he looks for.
    Some people need hate figure in their lives.

  • derekm

    Feb 17, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Agree with Jib – Bruce is a football man who happened to take a job at our rivals – don’t see Lee Clark getting the same treatment and he actually PLAYED for them!

  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2017 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #7

    Also Moncur

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 17, 2017 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #8

    Spurs fans really rating Moussa!!

    We got a much better deal with getting Diame he works harder, gets stuck in and can actually pass to a team mate!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2017 at 9:48 AM

    Comment #9

    It might have simething to do with his ridiculous touchline celebration jig and the fact that Clarkie wore a famous t shirt one day.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #10

    You hate everyone, go figure!

  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2017 at 10:16 AM

    Comment #11

    Remember the 25 year old Peruvian winger André Carrillo who we have been linked with in the past.

    Well apparently Rafa offered Sporting Lisbon $11million for him in the summer but our relegation put him off and he wnt to Benfica.

    Interest has been revived by both parties and according to the site below he will be Rafa’s first signing this summer.

  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 17, 2017 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #12

    I rate Carillo, his development has been stalled by his attitude at Sporting. But hopefully that is all behind him. Nobby mark II!

  • ronaldo aarons

    Feb 17, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #13

    I don’t think Carrillo’s attitude was the problem at sporting. He didn’t want to sign a new deal so they refused to play him.

  • ronaldo aarons

    Feb 17, 2017 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #14

    Really good player though

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 17, 2017 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #15


    Sorry to hear about the test results.

    When I said a couple of days ago congrats for the good news I thought that you had had good positive results but to my shock realised that this wasn’t the case and I might have sounded insensitive.

    My apologies for this and I hope things do get better.

    I’ll be sending healing thoughts over the ocean to you.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 17, 2017 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #16

    Look at what Bruce is saying, can anyone point out the differences that RDM and Rafa had in their respective jobs given the disaster that DeMatteo was, given that RDM didn’t lose three of his six defenders. Yes you read that correctly, six defenders.

  • Belfast

    Feb 17, 2017 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Those comments from the Spurs fans are brilliant. It’s exactly what was said about him on here a million times. Robbed!

  • keith

    Feb 17, 2017 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Only noticed the results today. Good luck with it. You have done it once u can do it again. All the mags across the globe will be behind u


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