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Looking at the bigger picture you could argue it doesn't matter when we bin him. On the other hand we're in a very precarious position in the league. Every game with him in charge is most likely another three points wasted. We don't want to give ourselves too much to do.

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2 minutes ago, Numbers said:

They risk turning the mood completely toxic at the weekend by sticking by him, wonder if they read the Trust's survey to gauge the levels of hate for him.

I think they're fully aware what the feeling is towards Bruce, and he knows hes a dead man, its just a case of when they sack him, if they want all there eggs in a row before making any decision, then that is fair enough. 

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I know we're all desperate for this silage heap to go but also important to remember, the new owners have barely gotten their feet under their desks yet.

They're nice people and will have been used to dealing with people in their line of work with a certain courtesy, this doesn't mean they won't be afraid to make the important decisions.

 

The truth is we don't know anything about what's happening behind the scenes, the amicable chat they had yesterday may have very well included the information that they will want to bring in their own setup when the time is right.

 

Bruce may have indicated that he plans to retire after stepping down, so maybe they are letting him get his 1000th game as a professional courtesy. We just don't know.

 

Ashley was always the issue, and that's been solved. Everything else will just fall into place in time. Chill..

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2 minutes ago, 54 said:

I think they're fully aware what the feeling is towards Bruce, and he knows hes a dead man, its just a case of when they sack him, if they want all there eggs in a row before making any decision, then that is fair enough. 

Yep understand that, the worry is they've been talking to the likes of Shearer who would fight Bruces corner.

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7 minutes ago, Numbers said:

They risk turning the mood completely toxic at the weekend by sticking by him, wonder if they read the Trust's survey to gauge the levels of hate for him.

Nee chance the mood is toxic on Sunday, even if cabbage remains in the dug-out. Unless we quickly go 3-0 down, which would be perfectly possible I suppose.

 

He'll be gone before then anyway. 

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1 minute ago, Dr Jinx said:

I know we're all desperate for this silage heap to go but also important to remember, the new owners have barely gotten their feet under their desks yet.

They're nice people and will have been used to dealing with people in their line of work with a certain courtesy, this doesn't mean they won't be afraid to make the important decisions.

 

Feet under or over their desks, this is not in any way a tough or difficult decision to make.

Whether they are "nice" people or not is for them to prove through their actions. Most, if not everyone, liked Ashley in the beginning too.

My confidence in them will be non-existent if they don't bin Bruce before the Spurs match. It's a bad decision from a sporting perspective which will impact the commercial side long term if we don't get any points against spurs and it will immediately sour the relationship they have started building with the fans.

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I understand the point about doing things in the right way contractually etc, though that's never a problem for other clubs.

 

Also, you can always put him on gardening leave just to get rid of him.

 

Of course it is very possible that they simply have no idea how bad he is.

 

But I personally really doubt he'll be there by Sunday, or be allowed to do another one of his awful bumbling press conferences.

 

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1 minute ago, Conjo said:

 

Feet under or over their desks, this is not in any way a tough or difficult decision to make.

Whether they are "nice" people or not is for them to prove through their actions. Most, if not everyone, liked Ashley in the beginning too.

My confidence in them will be non-existent if they don't bin Bruce before the Spurs match. It's a bad decision from a sporting perspective which will impact the commercial side long term if we don't get any points against spurs and it will immediately sour the relationship they have started building with the fans.

 

14 years of Ashley and you're giving the new owners a week before your confidence in them will be "non-existant"? :laugh:

 

Jesus wept.

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Just now, Abacus said:

I understand the point about doing things in the right way contractually etc, though that's never a problem for other clubs.

 

Also, you can always put him on gardening leave just to get rid of him.

 

Of course it is very possible that they simply have no idea how bad he is.

 

But I personally really doubt he'll be there by Sunday, or be allowed to do another one of his awful bumbling press conferences.

 

Yeah the contractually difficult line is a load of rubbish, managers are sacked all the time, the compo and stuff is sorted after.

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bruce staying for spurs will deffo put a dampener on things - but just until people get into the ground i think. too much to be positive about.

also gives worflags and idea for a new banner.

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2 minutes ago, Dr Jinx said:

 

14 years of Ashley and you're giving the new owners a week before your confidence in them will be "non-existant"? :laugh:

 

Jesus wept.

 

If they are so inept that they cannot do the bare minimum, the one single action that makes sense on all levels, why should they deserve any goodwill?

It's not like it's something that cannot be changed in time by making good, timely decisions going forward (and tbf, there's still time to do it, and I am hopeful and confident that he will be gone). Contrary to Ashley, if they mess something up, we can still hope that they learn from mistakes rather than bookmarking them for eternal re-use.

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1 minute ago, Conjo said:

 

If they are so inept that they cannot do the bare minimum, the one single action that makes sense on all levels, why should they deserve any goodwill?

It's not like it's something that cannot be changed in time by making good, timely decisions going forward (and tbf, there's still time to do it, and I am hopeful and confident that he will be gone). Contrary to Ashley, if they mess something up, we can still hope that they learn from mistakes rather than bookmarking them for eternal re-use.

14 years of Ashley and the new owners have only been here a few days. Let them get settled, asses the crap thats in the club and make some decisions.   This is what we wanted, people who think about things before rolling out any old nonsense. [emoji38]

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