Bruce must go

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    sarky parky
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    Sadly, Ishmail followed by Bruce is like a re-run of Pulis followed by Pardew. We didn’t think it could get worse but it has! If the team cannot be motivated to beat Blues and Stoke – as well as several other mediocre teams – the manager can’t really be kept on. I dread to think where we would have been without our start, and i dread to think where we’ll be next season with the current managerial set up.We need a young, motivating manager in and one who is dedicated to playing football the right way, a Steve Cooper type. And we need to decide now which players we shall retain for next season. The club now is at a crossroads and we could well be on the way to becoming another Sunderland or Ipswich if we make any more wrong choices. Bruce has won three games out of a dozen or so. The fact that two have been against Fulham and Bournemouth is irrelevant. This is relegation form in anyone’s book.

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    fingerwba
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    Didn’t see the match. Bruce is only part of the problem. If the players aren’t good enough, there’s little any manager can do in the short term. Too many passengers in the side who lack creativity. The uncomfortable truth is that there are a lot of similar sides in the Championship and without a proven goal scorer and a creative midfielder we simply can’t compete with the few that do. To be honest the likes of Fulham, Bournemouth & Forest are not that much better, it is a very poor league this season.

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    Northwich Baggie
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    I watched the first half of Sheffield v Bournemouth until I nodded off twice it was so exciting. It was over 30 minutes before the first shot on target and I think there were 4 altogether! If this is the best of the bunch plus Fulham then what does this say for us in 11th? Whichever three teams go up they’ll be straight back down. Fulham have a decent attack but their defence is questionable and they’re losing Carvalho to ‘Pool. Even Bruce has admitted that the squad needs an overhaul with new and younger players. We have no creativity in midfield. Oh for Pereira, Okay and Krovi or Gallagher back with us. I can only repeat what the above posters have said that we need a new manager with new and effective ideas plus a massive clearout. Bruce is another dinosaur with fixed ideas that might have worked 10-20 years ago but are outdated now. The problem is who will replace him. There are a couple of young managers in the Bundesliga who have done wonders with the sort of cash we have who could be another Klopp or Tuchel (or even Pep) if we could pursuade them to move.

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    DH54WBA
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    Agree with just about all of the above. A largely talent less squad, dreadfully poor management at all levels and the prospect of a very dour future has made this season one of the least enjoyable ever. There are no players to admire, no football worth the cost of a ticket as yet absolutely nothing to look forward to as results from here on in are utterly meaningless.

    Our decline since the Chinaman bought this club has been difficult to stomach for those of us with long memories and it is little wonder that cling on to the memories of far better times but if it continues we might well be joining Sunderland and Portsmouth among others with a half empty stadium and a third division budget. Depressing it is.

    There is some hope that the appointment of Ron Gourlay might turn things around but if Steve Bruce was his idea of our saviour I trust he is now thinking again. To be fair I was not against the appointment but then I would have taken Donald Duck ahead of the idiot he replaced. Let him go now by all means but whoever follows has one hell of a job trying to improve the squad with no money and there are barely any youngsters left who might have formed the basis of a new team. However I fear that all will still be in place at the start of next season following which another year of mediocrity will follow. Will not at all mind being utterly wrong.

    The world is currently awash with billionaires who simply don’t know what to spend their money on so I am left relying on a mixture of Father Christmas, the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny to find one and if not solve at least provide us with a different set of problems!

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    geirwba
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    fingerwba,think you are spot on with your comments here.Bruce is only a part of the problem,but he has to go.Our team of players are the big problem here,to mutch deadwood and i am afraid even pep or klopp would have problem to keep us in the top six of the table.We need an overhauling of squad and managsment a big one if we want to fight for prem.Norway baggie

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    sarky parky
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    Yes it’s decision time and it need not be all doom and gloom.I give you two clubs whose history and status are similar to ours. The first one our neighbours up the road. Five or six seaspns ago. Wolves were even worse than us now. Thirty years of failure behind them, they were seemingly marooned indefinitely in the bottom half of the championship. Then a new owner arrived with a commitment to spend big and restore theie former glories. Result, theyre now a Premiership top eight club. The sccond club, Notts Forest,started this season with four straight defeats and were being tipped for relegation – by their own supporters. The manager was sacked, Steve Copper was poached from Swansea and now Forest are now third and pushing Bournemouth hard as well as knocking Arsenal and Leicester out of the cup and giving Liverpool one of their hardest games. It can be done but the right decisions have to be made. and finance has to be available. We have made a series of awful decisions, one after the other. It has to stop.

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