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    Really!?

    I appreciate it was a cup game, chance to try the youngsters etc, etc but really! Just what the hell was that, proved very little, achieved zilch, again really!

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    I'm not too fussed about the fa cup. Getting promoted is clearly Bruce and Tonys priority and being only 5 points off 2nd. Poor performance though.
    It probably highlights why there not in the 1st 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bongosdad View Post
    I'm not too fussed about the fa cup. Getting promoted is clearly Bruce and Tonys priority and being only 5 points off 2nd. Poor performance though.

    It probably highlights why there not in the 1st 11.
    Don't disagree with your prioritising promotion (however if by some unatural event we achieve promotion) rest assured we would be be out of the premier faster than sh!t through a goose with Bruce at the helm

    As for your assessment of “probably highlights why there not in the 1st 11” if so it speaks volumes for who ever signed Bree, De Laet, Terry, Taylor; Bjarnason, Hourihane, & Onomah doesn't it ??

    Also after a dismal run of results we produce 2 good performances, rather than Brucie boy being content & graciously accepting the favourable press/accolades he couldn't resist taunting folk with “It was only a couple of weeks ago that some folk were calling for my head “

    Really Steve -Cant imagine why can any of you ?

    Last edited by freer; 06-01-2018 at 10:49 PM.

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    Not bothered. I really think Elphick should have started if Bruce is going back to Chester/Terry from now on, but the only outcome I didn't want was a tie.

    In the next rd we would probably draw Man C or Man U and go out so what's the point?

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    To be fair, it was a clear statement before the game that Bruce is hell bent on promotion and could not give a stuff about the cup, to which I would agree BUT I paid for3 guys from Chicago to come with me at a cost of £66 and If Bruce really wanted to ditch the cup then that should have reflected in the pricing! yes £15 some will say, not bad but along with the £66, I paid for all the drinks, train fair and food. The day has cost me around £200 and for what? As soon as I saw the line up I thought to myself, I have wasted my time here.
    If we really don't want the cup then think about all the fans not just the Season ticket holders but the casual fan who has spent good money on a lame duck......for me, Its not good enough that Bruce says, he got it wrong....Come on!!

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    I agree with all that TD

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    I'm with Cakeside, only bad result would've been a tie

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    It’s the hope that kills you. The hope that after a string of pathetic results and performances, 2 good uns might just be the turning of a corner.
    Now I know that in the grand scheme of things, the cup is not the top priority, this season, as if we’dve progressed further than Rd 4 anyway. But a good win would’ve kept momentum going into Forest away.
    If we played well and suffered the odd poor performance and setback, you could roll out the excuses and shrug the shoulders and move on. However, the past 15 months have been p1ss poor with the odd (3 or 4) good performances.
    Yet again, SB claims to have got it wrong, no sh1t Sherlock.
    Totally outplayed at home again!!! Totally outplayed yet again by a team from a lower division than us.
    Just when the hope starts building, BANG!!!
    SB is beginning to sound like Dick Emery’s father & son skinhead sketch.
    “Daaaad, I got it wrong again”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQ8HjDRrHt0

    Apologies to our younger viewers for the Dick Emery (WHOOO?) reference.

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    Woo Hoo I'm young.

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    Nah mate, you aint young, just from a country that's waaaay behind (except for sport). You've just discovered the Beatles so Dick Emery should be with you in about 10 years mate.

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    Certainly the FA Cup doesn't have the feel of the good old days any more now that the PL is a global brand with the CL the be all and end all (remember when the UEFA Cup and even the old Cup Winners Cup competitions really meant something). The two big points on yesterday for me are - what about the pride and what about the fans that turned up having travelled & paid their hard earned.

    Does anyone think Bruce told his players not to bother? I don't! Do the first team regulars who played perhaps think that because it's not the league they had the right to a day off? Perhaps yes - and for that I blame Bruce's leadership and I do wonder how JT felt walking off the pitch having just lost to Peterborough at home.

    Football has lost the plot and if/when we don't go up, everyone will remember this result just as they did with Bradford/Millwall/Sheff Utd in recent seasons. No wonder the parents are saying their kids don't want to go and watch us, our football is killing whatever was left of the atmosphere at VP.

    Peterborough at home FFS

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    A full strength team would have beaten the Posh and I am of the belief winning is a good habit regardless of the competition. Bill Shankly once said "you should always field your strongest team" the aim when taking the field is to WIN..

    A good cup run creates excitement, the squad does not play again till 5;30pm next Saturday, why do they require 2 week break? they will be climbing up the walls. I could probably understand more if we were in the position Blues are in. Was it not Bruce who was in charge of Hull when they got promoted and the Cup final? what a great season!!

    It does smack a little of the MON days when he threw the Europa cup qtr final. We would have won that competition that year. (maybe)

    Quote from WCV

    Football has lost the plot and if/when we don't go up, everyone will remember this result just as they did with Bradford/Millwall/Sheff Utd in recent seasons. No wonder the parents are saying their kids don't want to go and watch us, our football is killing whatever was left of the atmosphere at VP.


    Very true!!!

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    I really didn't want Villa to be too active in the transfer market in January, but after Barry Fry's comments and yesterday's performance by the reserve team why not make an ambitious bid for Posh's Marriott and Maddison?
    Seem like they are both better than anyone we have as back up.
    Also watching yesterday Fleetwood Town has a young right midfielder Ashley Hunter that would be worth a punt on.

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    I still think its that CF role that needs sorting or at least someone who can play along side or just behind the main striker. Had we had Kodija, I think we would have been up there with Wolves and although we scored 5 in the last game, we are short of an actual 'Goal getter' a 'Poacher' I've posted endless amounts fo time about Ross Mac but even though it's obvious even to the blind we need help up front, old potato head holds a grudge and even at the cost of promotion will not recall him. Imagine if he was still playing and knocking goals in for Fulham, I bet everyone would be saying, Go get him Dr Xia??

    I personally do not want another Landsbury or a Hogan, we've already got them. I still think Sturridge is a worthwhile shout though (Loan) he needs game time!!

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    Embarrassing result.. simple as that. We’re no dead Certs for promotion so that excuse doesn’t rub with me..

    Pretty decent team out and we lost to a div 1 team in our own back yard !! Not good enough..

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    Watched Fleetwood, Norwich, Shrewsbury and at the moment Forest dominate so called stronger opposition. Add to that Peterborough, Newport getting great results and Mansfield and Carlisle getting good creditable draws, plus there were other shocks, Coventry beat Stoke, Birmingham beat Burton it shows that the good English/British talent that has been sidelined by mercinary foreigners in the top flight and the upper Championship is actually the better talent and grittier and why we are seeing Huddersfield and Bournemouth coming out of league 1 into the prem

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    Just a quick question. Would you rather this year we somehow managed to navigate our way past man utd away, then man City at home to play Chelsea in the final and beat them, win the Fa cup and finish 7th or.... finish 6th, get to Wembley in the play off final and get promotion?

    Not saying that's what will happen, just wondering

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    Obviously I would rather win the fa cup Sam than finish 6th or 7th.

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