Aston Villa fans react to claims from Steve Bruce
Aston Villa fans have been having their say after Steve Bruce comments ahead of Monday’s match.
Steve Bruce was sacked by Villa on 3 October 2018 after an abysmal start to the season.
Only three wins in 11 Championship games before he got the boot.
Dean Smith came in on 10 October 2018 and performed wonders, Aston Villa ending up promoted via the play-offs after finishing fifth, three points clear of seventh.
A run of 10 straight wins late in the season sealing their play-off spot, getting over the awful start to the season under Steve Bruce.
Steve Bruce reflecting on his departure form Aston Villa:
“I feel I should have got longer…
“The (Aston Villa) team that got up, is the team we practically put together.
“New owners came in, it’s a different ball game now.
“Without them Villa would be in a real dark place.”
The Aston Villa fans tending to be not exactly impressed at either the idea Bruce should have been given longer, nor him claiming credit for supposedly putting the team together that won promotion.
Aston Villa fans react to Steve Bruce comments via Twitter and various message boards:
‘Yeah you may have put it together but had absolutely no clue how to use it.’
“No Steve, the team that got up had defenders in it, recruited by Smith after you got rid of them all.
Not to mention a keeper who you sent on loan to Charlton.’
‘LOL, he had the team but the dinosaur had no idea on how to get the best out of them.
He left us with 1 frig.ing centre half.’
‘I think in a weird way Bruce would actually enjoy getting stick off the villa fans.’
‘Too late to be nice now Steve.’
‘Cabbages at the ready.’
‘Steer, Mings, Hause, Taylor, Hourihane, El Ghazi.
All played a massive part in the run to the play off final and all were either not with Villa under Bruce or not in his first 11.’
‘I hope Bruce gets plenty of ‘sit down potato/head’. I think he’d expect nothing less.’
‘I hope not. I was anti-Bruce very early on, but he did the best within his limited capability and went through a lot.
It’ll do no benefit for us just motivate the opposition.’
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