It’s good to hear Steve Bruce firing back at the Villa fans that have given him a hard time on social media after just three games. Regardless that he was here for a large part of last season, he should be judged on what he does from the beginning of this new season. To suggest that he’s ready to be sacked from his post after only three games is ludicrous, so to hear him come out fighting against his detractors pleases me. I hope he continues to put whomever in their place if the reaction is over the top. Like a naughty child, some Villa fans need to be told when they’re being unruly.
Remember the first game of the 2009/10 season when we played Wigan and lost 0-2? Yes, that’s right, there were many idiotic Villa fans that booed the team that day at the final whistle, and that’s when Martin O’Neill was in-charge! So you see what you’re up against here Steve. If the Villa fans are going to boo O’Neill (whom some fans wanted as your replacement) after one game, then they’re definitely going to be on your back after three.
Talking to Villa fans after yesterday’s match, quite a few were disappointed with the team’s performance in the second half, saying that Bruce had ordered his side to sit deep and defend our two-goal advantage! Well, I don’t believe this to be true, with my own eyes, I saw a team that was 0-2 down trying to get back into the match, you know, the opposition will attack us sometimes. Hutton was having a hard time with their winger Murphy in the second half, so Bruce sub him with Bree, and it was the right decision, so how about we give him a little credit for that.
But what about that hat trick from Conor Hourihane yesterday, amazing! I actually gave him the man of the match, sorry Conor, but on reflection, I think it should go to the young lad Keinan Davis, and here’s why. I really believe that this nineteen-year-old lad terrorised the Norwich defence and holding midfielders, not only with his physical presence that he has, but his skill level that really excited me, but gave them cause for concern. Sorry Conor, your goals were absolutely brilliant, but if it wasn’t for Davis terrorising the Norwich defence, then maybe things could have been slightly different.
Just to reiterate what I’ve said and passed posts on my blog, I believe that Steve Bruce is the right man for the job, and given time, he will come right. UTV