I know that my opinion is going to differ to many others but when we are talking about such a controversial topic not everyone will have the same mindset so I will put across my point on whether Steve Bruce should be sacked or not.
After a very disappointing start to the season (Which saw us 10 points behind first place Cardiff after only 5 games), many people have questioned whether Bruce is the right man to take the Villa forward.
On Saturday, we came up against a struggling Brentford in a game that we should have easily won. The performance was unacceptable and in the post match interview Bruce blamed himself and went on to say “I could have Boo’d Myself”. This has forced much more people to think that the poor start to the season should see the end of Bruce’s reign.
I know that there are many people who know better than me but from a 16-year-old fan who hasn’t missed a home league game for 7 years, I can honestly say that this is not the end of the world. In my view, there have been worse performances, especially when Remi Garde was at the helm.
Bruce IS the right man for the job. Allow me to ask you, the readers, a question. If Tony Xia was to sack Steve Bruce then who do you bring in?
The names of Roy Hodgson, David Moyes and Alan Pardew have been floating about but what have these men got that Bruce hasn’t? I know that ultimately he is the man who decides who is on the pitch and the tactics that the team has to play but at the end of the day, he simply isn’t to blame when a player has a bad game.
Bruce can’t control the lack of goals going in, he can’t control defensive errors, he can’t control poor passes. If he could control any of these things then we would win the league every season, even the Premier League.
No one in the country can deny that the former Hull manager has an incredible record. He has more promotions to the first division than any other manager and he is raring to increase his promotion tally with Aston Villa.
On a side note, I am urging people not to boo the team off at half time. What does it achieve? Booing at full time is slightly more understandable, but at half time – when the game isn’t close to being over – it’s ridiculous. The players know when they haven’t performed and I am sure that Bruce will remind them.
To summarize, I think that Bruce should remain the manager of Aston Villa. I think that if we aren’t up there by Christmas then Bruce will rightly be looking over his should but for now, I think we as fans need to get off his back a little bit and give the lads a little more time to get the performances right.