Somewhere in the near history of Aston Villa, Grealish became the anointed one—the club’s talisman—providing that magical ingredient that exists in few players. As excited as we are over his skill and ability to alter or control a game, so are the fans of other teams, only at a 180-degree view.
Like most players, managers are motivated by their own interests. For example, does anyone think that Bruce, Warnock, or Big Sam Allardyce will ever manage a top six team in the Premiership? Didn’t think so. What is their motive then?
The players took to Steve Bruce, and he had a not-too-bad record in the Championship this year. He has four promotions to his name. Then this year he tanked in the ultimate game. And it was a game-changer for me. His entire career culminating in one game and it slipped away. Reason enough to thank him for his efforts and hand him the box of personal items from his office.
Do Aston Villa need Birmingham City Football Club? Do they need Wolves? Or how about West Brom? Of course they do. What is it going to take for all four West Midlands sides to be in the Premiership at the same time?
Dissecting Steve Bruce can be a fun pastime. Either slating him or hailing him as a genius creates discussion, banter, and some thinking about opposing points of view. All of this is fodder for our blog.