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Aston Villa 2-0 Rotherham – Bruce tarnishes timely win by targeting fans & press.



This blog has stuck its head above the parapet in both writing and in the podcast by trying to remain on the fence with Steve Bruce.
Whilst some dire performances and fan opinion have been reflected upon with balance, I’m on the record as saying that an “in-season” change of manager isn’t a desirable outcome.
That’s not to say that it might not ultimately be necessary, it sometimes is, but that if it can be avoided, then it should.
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So, a Rotherham side with an abysmal away record arrived at Villa Park and lost 2-0; that victory alone should have been seized upon as a positive.
However, instead of focusing upon the positives from what was in large part an uninspiring, if efficient home win, we are instead drawn to the ill-advised and targeted post match comments of the manager. Now, Bruce has come in for significant scrutiny of late, some of it over-reactionary in the grand scheme of our season, some of it overlooking our calamitous close-season preparations and the remainder, a justified bafflement at both selection, form and tactics.
There’s also been some pretty horrendous personal attacks on Bruce across social media, which whilst many wouldn’t entertain in rationale debate, can be too casually overlooked.
With that said, Bruce as a seasoned football manager and veteran of the game should, you would have thought, known better than to fire shots across the bows of both lifelong supporters and the local pres...
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