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6 hours ago, Fantail Breeze said:

Tubes, man. How do you get things so wrong?

@HaydnNUFC you’ll love this tubes snippet.

Sake. :lol:

Performances and results have taken what has been an unprecedented upturn after that Brighton performance and result tbf but there is no reason why we shouldn't have been playing like this in that shocking run of 2 wins in however the fuck many it was. Bruce is terrible and a smarmy cunt to boot so it's nigh on impossible to give him credit because of that. Either way, this squad is our best in terms of individual player since arguably 2013-14. That its been playing football so shit and results so dire for so long is unforgiveable. 

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This season has just been so unusual.  You normally get one rank bad team at the bottom of the table but this season there have been three. I don't recall the top teams getting beat so many times as they have this season. Normally if they lose more than a couple then they can't win the league but not this season. With the fans back next season we will hopefully get some normality

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10 hours ago, Fantail Breeze said:

Same again next season. It’s already happened two years in a row.

Told before the season we’ll aim high. But throughout the season the expectations will be lowered and the thick support will lap it up. Going into a game at home to Barnsley and being told how difficult it will be, facing such an illustrious side.

Some dreadful signings, might strike gold again with an Willock, ASM or Wilson. Will probably end up with more Carroll, Kraft, Hendrick and Lewis.

Another opportunity to see utter shite like Shelvey and Dummett in the team. About three/four years after they should have been peddled.

Turgid football, an inevitable collapse of form at some point during the season and excuses, excuses, excuses.

We’ll probably just scrape survival, again. Might even get to a cup quarter final if we get some lucky draws against lower league opposition. But we’ll get knocked out whenever we face anyone half decent.

The good times are here. We’ll even get the honour of watching West Ham and Leicester in Europe. Probably Scunthorpe winning the FA Cup.

:love:

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He should walk. We can't improve from here, with Bruce. I think if he walked, many fans would respect the decision and move on. If he stays, with the fans back next season, I think we will start poorly and and will be sacked after 10 games.

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3 minutes ago, samptime29 said:

He should walk. We can't improve from here, with Bruce. I think if he walked, many fans would respect the decision and move on. If he stays, with the fans back next season, I think we will start poorly and and will be sacked after 10 games.

Well he wasn't sacked after a poor opening 29 games this season so would like to know where you get this optimism! 

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1 minute ago, Yorkie said:

Well he wasn't sacked after a poor opening 29 games this season so would like to know where you get this optimism! 

Definitely could have been sacked after our awful middle of the season, I agree.

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27 minutes ago, Yorkie said:

Well he wasn't sacked after a poor opening 29 games this season so would like to know where you get this optimism! 

Agree unfortunately. I'm not quite sure what you have to do to ever get sacked by Ashley. We've seen it now under both  Pardew and Bruce. No terrible run of form is enough to get you sacked.

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Material risk of relegation, simple as that imo. As in, comfortably in the mire, more or less adrift. We were only one point off 17th when McClaren went, but there was only four teams in the fight. 

Bruce is never going to get sacked cos we'll never get in that situation with the players we have. Folks really ought to accept that. 

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1 minute ago, Yorkie said:

Material risk of relegation, simple as that imo. As in, comfortably in the mire, more or less adrift. We were only one point off 17th when McClaren went, but there was only four teams in the fight. 

Bruce is never going to get sacked cos we'll never get in that situation with the players we have. Folks really ought to accept that. 

I seriously doubt McClaren would have been sacked if Rafa hadn't come to them.

I can only recall two other sackings by Ashley....Allardyce so Keegan could come in, and Kinnear as DoF, when he only got 19m for Cabaye where Ashley was looking for 6-11 more.

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11 minutes ago, Yorkie said:

Material risk of relegation, simple as that imo. As in, comfortably in the mire, more or less adrift. We were only one point off 17th when McClaren went, but there was only four teams in the fight. 

Bruce is never going to get sacked cos we'll never get in that situation with the players we have. Folks really ought to accept that. 

He's never going to get sacked but your completely forgetting we were in the bottom 3 for a short while when Fulham were winning at Villa.  It wasn't just a material risk.

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Even the Allardyce sacking could be dismissed, as it was when Ashley still had some enthusiasm and ambition for the club.

It seems to get sacked by him it has to immediately and directly cost money, like Kinnear did.

Sticking with bad managers is a gamble that he seems like...as it's paid off more often than not for him.

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There may well be a bit of poker playing with Ashley and managers as well. In the world he is used to you just push managers to the side and get them to leave on their own accord. He probably thinks he can do the same with football managers - hang them out to dry with the pressure from fans and assume they will just sack it off.

Problem is, football managers have millions at stake and don't just pick up the phone to Hays

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33 minutes ago, neesy111 said:

He's never going to get sacked but your completely forgetting we were in the bottom 3 for a short while when Fulham were winning at Villa.  It wasn't just a material risk.

I know we did drop that far, but by 'that situation' (in my previous post) I'm referring to one which is almost completely desperate; not where we're in the relegation zone for half an hour during a game not featuring us. 

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think he might want to go out on a bit of  a high and make himself look good.

could see him resigning if ashley won't give him more than £12m summer kitty. he knows we've a limited squad and that he has no chance next season without upgrading.

otherwise he knows he'll get battered from the terraces next season.

or is that giving him too much credit?

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Money talks ultimately. Bruce must know that (a) balance of probabilities say he won't get an extension to his contract here, (b) his 'stock' will never be higher now with a 12th place finish to fall back on.

 

So it comes down to does he take the final year of the contract knowing that there is a risk that this will be it for it or does he put the feelers out for a top half championship club to see if there is a 3 year deal on offer there (what's his standing at Sheff Utd these days :-))

Or the wildcard, does he stick it out hoping that Dyche picks up another job and Burnley becomes available.

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16 minutes ago, huss9 said:

think he might want to go out on a bit of  a high and make himself look good.

could see him resigning if ashley won't give him more than £12m summer kitty. he knows we've a limited squad and that he has no chance next season without upgrading.

otherwise he knows he'll get battered from the terraces next season.

or is that giving him too much credit?

Yes.
Absolutely no way this cunt resigns. If he comes under pressure, he'll suffer in the knowledge that it'll be worth it in the end when he gets his pay off.

In saying that, as Ashley never sacks anyone so it would be interesting to see which one blinks first.

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Listening to a podcast from  around 26th feb. Interesting stats we were the lowest in the league for pressing particularly higher up the pitch, and also the team that conceded the most counter attack goals.

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5 minutes ago, Lazarus said:

Theres only 1 way Bruce leaves voluntarily...

And that is if his beloved Manure come calling.

 

Why would he take a step down though? 

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1 hour ago, huss9 said:

think he might want to go out on a bit of  a high and make himself look good.

could see him resigning if ashley won't give him more than £12m summer kitty. he knows we've a limited squad and that he has no chance next season without upgrading.

otherwise he knows he'll get battered from the terraces next season.

or is that giving him too much credit?

It's giving the fans too much credit. He won't get battered as long as he can keep us a few points ahead of the relegation pack. 

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I was certain this would be it; last year of his contract, potential takeover, universally hated by the fans with some of the media starting to call him out, but that end of season finish has me thinking the bean bag faced cunt thinks he's earned that 12th place finish on merit. 

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