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by Cal
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:11 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Steve Bruce: The Gloves are off
Replies: 16
Views: 397

Re: Steve Bruce: The Gloves are off

I, for one, am shocked that Bruce has allowed those tyrannical players and negative fans to inflict this upon him. Also, seems like this is a familiar tune to the one he's played out at previous clubs, some nice Villa fan reactions here - https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/sport/football/football-news...
by Cal
Wed Jan 13, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Could it happen? Next manager suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 1997

Re: Could it happen? Next manager suggestions

Something I hadn't previously considered, but the whole brexit thing will make it tougher to hire managers and coaches. Not that we really seemed to look to the continent much at all. The qualifying criteria for managers are simpler than those for players: 24 months consecutively or 36 months over t...
by Cal
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:35 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle
Replies: 312
Views: 2525

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

If they actually did want to get a hungry younger manager from another (or lower) league, you can be sure they could attract one, since they all see how risk-adverse most PL clubs are and how few openings will come available to them. Though I don't trust us to have anyone in a decision making role ...
by Cal
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle
Replies: 312
Views: 2525

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

"A big dent in Steve Bruce's plans"

Plans?
by Cal
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:42 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle
Replies: 312
Views: 2525

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Wilson has zero confidence right now and I'm not surprised. You go game after game barely touching the ball and your confidence goes. He must've had other options in the summer and right now I bet he wishes he'd taken any of them. Villa were the other option right? And where are they now? Just chal...
by Cal
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle
Replies: 312
Views: 2525

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Longstaff is now a left wing back.
by Cal
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle
Replies: 312
Views: 2525

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Has anyone worked out what position Longstaff is playing? I think it's right mid, but he's chasing the ball all over the pitch
by Cal
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle
Replies: 312
Views: 2525

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Any idea why Fernandez is taking a throw-in in the attacking third? Good cross though...
by Cal
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:21 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle
Replies: 312
Views: 2525

Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Bruce has keenly identified that it was a bit embarrassing to give Derby all those points in the record setting season Sheff Utd are trying to match, so naturally something that looks vaguely like a 5-4-1 is the only way to go to avoid that again.
by Cal
Sat Jan 09, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Could it happen? Next manager suggestions
Replies: 56
Views: 1997

Re: Could it happen? Next manager suggestions

overseasTOON wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 6:14 pm
Read a headline which said "Morally wrong to keep playing football says Bruce"

Now our usual set up makes sense I thought before opening the article and he was talking about covid pandemic.
<grrr>
by Cal
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 619
Views: 55277

Re: Coronavirus

Colback's Orange Tufts wrote:
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:24 am
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/55575321

Villa have to olay youth team in fa cup. Obviously a serious situation.... But if this happens six times to certain clubs we could get to the fa cup final?
Do you think our first team would beat six youth teams in a row?
by Cal
Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread: Newcastle v Leicester
Replies: 145
Views: 2781

Re: Match Thread: Newcastle v Leicester

I disapproved it because it was needlessly antagonistic. There's no need to police the language on here.
by Cal
Sat Dec 26, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match thread - Manchester City v Newcastle United
Replies: 41
Views: 1031

Re: Match thread - Manchester City v Newcastle United

Darkest Dungeon was free on Epic the other day, feels like a suitably despairing game to pair with watching this...
by Cal
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread - Brentford v Newcastle (LC QF)
Replies: 166
Views: 2841

Re: Match Thread - Brentford v Newcastle (LC QF)

Highlight of the game so far: Carroll falling over with his first pass
by Cal
Tue Dec 22, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread - Brentford v Newcastle (LC QF)
Replies: 166
Views: 2841

Re: Match Thread - Brentford v Newcastle (LC QF)

It's great to see that our game plan continues to be to pass along the edge of our defensive third before punting it long at a short front four.
by Cal
Mon Dec 21, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Newcastle United's covid outbreak - ASM & Lascelles still recovering
Replies: 63
Views: 2067

Re: Newcastle United's covid outbreak - ASM & Lascelles still recovering

https://twitter.com/SkySports_Keith/status/1341015932076998656 And from nufc.com Speaking to the media on Friday, Bruce outlined the issues that un-named members of his squad continue to face following the recent COVID outbreak: "We've had vomiting, sores, mouth ulcers, no smell, no taste, but the b...
by Cal
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread - Newcastle v Fulham
Replies: 206
Views: 1986

Re: Match Thread - Newcastle v Fulham

At least we've got Christmas to look forward to!

Oh.
by Cal
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread - Newcastle v Fulham
Replies: 206
Views: 1986

Re: Match Thread - Newcastle v Fulham

You wouldn't think we'd been playing against 10 men for half an hour
by Cal
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Football Discussion
Topic: Match Thread - Newcastle v Fulham
Replies: 206
Views: 1986

Re: Match Thread - Newcastle v Fulham

Turns out that if you run at their defence, sometimes things happen.