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BRUCE - The real reason he’s not starting til feb

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No problem with him starting in Feb, perfectly understandable considering the year he had

 

Football is a massive part of our lives but it isn't everything

 

Good on Bruce for putting family first

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Can't fault that in all fairness. If we get a fresher Steve Bruce on Feb 1st because of it then all the better. Kind of puts a lot into perspective when you consider how 2018 panned out for the guy.

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Some people felt no need to question the motives though, simply understanding that “personal matters” are just that.

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22 hours ago, TheEnd1976 said:

Actually the average is 67 for a man81 for a woman :picnic:

 

That was a bit scary, I almost went off to write a will. Thankfully, for those of us that are male and of a certain age, the office for national statistics suggests the “...67 for a man...” is substantially lower than the actual figure. 

 

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/lifeexpectancies/bulletins/nationallifetablesunitedkingdom/2015to2017

 

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And here's me thinking he had been abducted by aliens and had lunch on the moon with Jesus etc. It amazes me that some people just can't accept that he's not starting until February and always look for reasons and excuses

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So the reason is because of the clause with Villa then? 

 

Nice of him to be able to spend this time with his wife, but why are some saying that’s the reason when it’s been revealed he actually can’t go back in yet and it’s not by choice 

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5 minutes ago, Carbone said:

So the reason is because of the clause with Villa then? 

 

Nice of him to be able to spend this time with his wife, but why are some saying that’s the reason when it’s been revealed he actually can’t go back in yet and it’s not by choice 

Do enlighten everybody then

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On 05/01/2019 at 08:06, Not Jon Newsome said:

Oh but his heart isn't in it he'd rather sit on a beach while the 1st Feb according to the pig lot.

The pig lot on here?

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We need a long term plan. We need to build success instead of trying to buy it.

If Bruce is the right man I can wait.

 

 

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22 hours ago, 33 said:

It'll do him good

It'll do his missus good

It'll do them both good

 

It will also do us good

 

See you next month Brucey, firing on all cylinders 

 

 

 

 

 

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The rest is doing my Mrs good. She says she’s never felt better.

 

She started in 1996 mind.

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1 hour ago, TheMagicOfWaddle said:

 

That was a bit scary, I almost went off to write a will. Thankfully, for those of us that are male and of a certain age, the office for national statistics suggests the “...67 for a man...” is substantially lower than the actual figure. 

 

https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/lifeexpectancies/bulletins/nationallifetablesunitedkingdom/2015to2017

 

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I nearly died three times reading that.......:huh:

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1 hour ago, daveyboy66 said:

Do enlighten everybody then

 

The clause Villa put into his pay out that said he can't start work until the 1st Feb, I was under the impression it had been reported everywhere?

 

Very clever of them as it limits his involvement until the transfer window is shut.

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4 minutes ago, Carbone said:

 

The clause Villa put into his pay out that said he can't start work until the 1st Feb, I was under the impression it had been reported everywhere?

 

Very clever of them as it limits his involvement until the transfer window is shut.

Do you not think he isn't involved on a daily basis I'm pretty sure as post he's working on ins and outs

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10 minutes ago, Carbone said:

 

The clause Villa put into his pay out that said he can't start work until the 1st Feb, I was under the impression it had been reported everywhere?

 

Very clever of them as it limits his involvement until the transfer window is shut.

 

Not really, just stops him getting paid until 1st Feb.

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Fair play to him. Now I know, that's a very reasonable thing. 

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This is what i'd call a win/win/win situation.

 

Bruce gets to keep his promise to his wife, which puts him in the right frame of mind to get back to work.    Clearly he wasn't firing on all cylinders towards the end at Villa.     

 

We don't appoint a half way measure, waiting gets us a good manager for next season instead of yet another nearly man.  Jos and CC were left field and I can sort of understand the reasoning but that reasoning failed so it's time to go to tried and tested.

 

Finally, it stops pressure this season on Bruce.   Foundations will have been laid for his arrival by Agnew and  by starting in February, it gets rid of unduly high expectation, he gets far more than a pre-season to assess and start to put plans into motion.    Imagine him in charge yesterday, some people would already be questioning him (ok, our fans aren't THAT fickle, but a few games in definitely)

 

 

 

 

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Slightly ridiculous that this has to be released really.  Bruce cited ‘personal’ reasons - that detail is enough for me.

 

Bruce is a human being - so what if he wants another month off before coming here....worlds hardly going to end is it!?

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I think he will do a decent job, hope it's worth the wait but wouldn't expect to see us playing like his team in till next season now.

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