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If nowt else, this little period of waiting is good for determining if people who were shite posters pre-takeover were shite because of Ashley or are just shite full-stop. Cheers Mandy.

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45 minutes ago, nufcjb said:

What happens if he flukes a win and the plan was for the new manager  supposed to come in next Monday? Would be a PR disaster for the owners.

 

PR disaster? That's incredibly strong language. Not at all what I'd label a PR disaster. Sacking a man who's been shit in the PL his whole career with ~30% win rate off the back of one of his rare wins isn't even a negative at all.

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10 minutes ago, hakka said:

 

PR disaster? That's incredibly strong language. Not at all what I'd label a PR disaster. Sacking a man who's been shit in the PL his whole career with ~30% win rate off the back of one of his rare wins isn't even a negative at all.

Sacking a man the day after a win, a week after they should have done it in the first place when everyone was expecting it? I have no problems with it personally but the owners own image as nice and respectful people would be weird a week after they seemingly were so. PR disaster is a strong language i agree. But they can avoid all that by just sacking him now should it be their plan eventually.

 

I'd sack the cunt just before as Sky goes on air before kick off for the laughs.

 

 

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7 minutes ago, hakka said:

 

PR disaster? That's incredibly strong language. Not at all what I'd label a PR disaster. Sacking a man who's been shit in the PL his whole career with ~30% win rate off the back of one of his rare wins isn't even a negative at all.

Exactly. If anything it would be a PR win as it shows that one good result doesn't atone for a season/career of garbage, and they've got a vision of more than the end of the next week

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If we were mid-table and comfortable it would be fine to keep him on for a few more weeks. We aren't though. We could easily finish Sunday's game cut adrift from 17th place due to another moment of spectacular ineptitude from him, if he is allowed to continue. It's not worth the risk IMO and he should be binned before Sunday no matter what. 

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I can understand the itch to get rid of him immediately but you can all have a very nice time even if Bruce is there on Sunday. 
 

It probably won’t even be that long. It doesn’t have to happen in the next five seconds. I would far rather they had their house in order and avoided making a stupid mistake than sack Bruce last Friday and go and hire the first idiot they spoke to. 

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I'm confident that Bruce will be gone soon, maybe not in time for Sunday but his days are numbered here and I'm giving full faith to those in power that they must have good reasons why he is still here. Maybe Jones doesn't fancy it, maybe it's been communicated that the players don't want Jones in charge for it? Maybe Bruce's sacking will be a sidenote to the announcement of the new manager? 

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11 minutes ago, Wandy said:

If we were mid-table and comfortable it would be fine to keep him on for a few more weeks. We aren't though. We could easily finish Sunday's game cut adrift from 17th place due to another moment of spectacular ineptitude from him, if he is allowed to continue. It's not worth the risk IMO and he should be binned before Sunday no matter what. 

 

You do realise we could still lose the Spurs game even if Bruce was sacked already? It's not a default position we win as long as he is sacked. It's our 8th game of the season. We've been in this level of shit after 20+ games under Bruce. Even if it took a few weeks to sack him and replace, we have a months for the new manager to sort out the club before January to bring in players to improve it.

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If we sack Bruce and get bummed on Sunday, pressure is on the owners already for sacking him and appearing without a plan. You can see the PFM loving people and media leaping to his defence.

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2 minutes ago, hakka said:

 

You do realise we could still lose the Spurs game even if Bruce was sacked already? It's not a default position we win as long as he is sacked. It's our 8th game of the season. We've been in this level of shit after 20+ games under Bruce. Even if it took a few weeks to sack him and replace, we have a months for the new manager to sort out the club before January to bring in players to improve it.

 

Yeah I know, but if we lose under Bruce it will put everyone on a right downer. And we really have a horrible two months coming up so we cannot afford to take risks giving him even one more game IMO.

 

No point hoying a hissy fit if he is still there though. It does seem like they are putting a lot of thought into the footballing decisions, which gives reassurance that they are not going to be hoying money at mercenaries and journeymen in the transfer market.

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20 minutes ago, Billy Pilgrim said:

I can understand the itch to get rid of him immediately but you can all have a very nice time even if Bruce is there on Sunday. 
 

It probably won’t even be that long. It doesn’t have to happen in the next five seconds. I would far rather they had their house in order and avoided making a stupid mistake than sack Bruce last Friday and go and hire the first idiot they spoke to. 

Aye, but there was always another option, immediately sack him and put Jones in charge until the replacement is hired, risky you might say? In many other circumstances yes, but we have won 0 from 8 games, we literally cant do any worse.

 

Should have been peddled first thing Monday morning.

 

Not a disaster but definitely a mistake IMO.

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18 minutes ago, hakka said:

If we sack Bruce and get bummed on Sunday, pressure is on the owners already for sacking him and appearing without a plan. You can see the PFM loving people and media leaping to his defence.

The new owners need to be strong in their convictions and not care about any so-called negative PR, they are not running a PR firm here but a football club. Bruce needs gone ASAP, having said that, if him staying on for now is part of a wider strategic plan, what can we do? Abuse the cunt for 90 mins on Sunday that’s what and fuck any haters.

 

 

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Everytime I see him stepping out of his car, I cannot for one second believe that guy is a coach of a Premier League club. He is so out of shape, he almost struggles to get out of it.

 

And fuck off with this Steve Bruce is a human being, nice guy narrative. Go ask Craig Hope or even Lee Ryder if Bruce is a nice guy. If he is, then it makes Rafa Benitez an angel then!

 

 

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1 minute ago, HTT II said:

The new owners need to be strong in their convictions and not care about any so-called negative PR, they are not running a PR firm here but a football club. Bruce needs gone ASAP, having said that, if him staying on for now is part of a wider strategic plan, what can we do? Abuse the cunt for 90 mins on Sunday that’s what and fuck any haters.

 

 

 

 

I'm not suggesting they should care - the point is whatever they do a narrative can be painted either way about him being sacked straight away or after Sunday's game. It's all moot to me. Being free from Ashley and having owners that claim they want us to win things and have the financial muscle to do it is amazing. I ain't going to give a fuck if Bruce happens to be in charge for a short while longer while the new owners sort out the new structure. Haven't we always wanted owners that do things properly?

 

We've waited 14 years to be free of Ashley and the moment we do it people are unhappy we haven't peddled Bruce in less than a few days - it's beggars belief people are that greedy for having it all their way already, even though it means fuck all in grand scheme of things. I'd change my tune if he's here for rest of the season, of course. :lol:

 

 

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Hopefully tomorrows day off will allow them to make the decision and bin him. Then on Friday, Graeme Jones can take media duties ahead of the weekend.

 

Is it telling that Bruce had an interview planned based around his 1000th match earlier this week ( :icon_puke_r: ) but it was postponed/cancelled?

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