Derby County Vs Birmingham City – Preview By Hoobs

Posted on October 20, 2006 
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I think Hoobs is feeling a little down at the moment…

Well I was wrong, not wrong in the fact that I said weeks ago that Bruce wouldn’t be sacked and not wrong when I said that Tuesday’s game would be a stinker, I was wrong when I said that Jaidi would be this weeks Evening Mail rent-a-quote. You know the sort of thing “players responsibility”, “too many individuals not performing”, “we’ll get it right in week/month.year/millennium”. We’ve had them weekly for two years, promise, promise, promise, then deliver nowt.

No, I was wrong, this week it was Taylor and McSheffrey.

The debate this week has moved from the “Bruce in or out” to the “when the **** will the idiot leave?” and its hard to see how a man who said that he would leave when the fans turned against him has not resigned. I suppose the fact is that Bruce has a couple of million of reasons not to resign. And in the wake of one of Birmingham City’s most depressing nights for, oooh weeks, what was the reaction of our fatcat directors? Drive up the M1 and administer a sacking? Roll in to Brum for a rollicking the size of which would scare Gordon Ramsey? No they phoned him and told him it must improve. But they did do it while frowning, so I guess Bruce must have filled his pants then.

The simple fact is that for Bruce’s incompetence the boards incompetence is mirrored three-fold, the three not very wise monkeys indeed. In fairness the David Sullivan its my guess that he is the one that is being outvoted. I remember seeing David Gold at a function eulogising about the time he sacked Trevor Francis. He admitted that Francis should have been sacked earlier, but it was he that persuaded Ralph to vote to give Francis more time. Gold admitted he was wrong that time, yet has done exactly the same thing again, most odd.

Gold’s problem, in my opinion, is that he has declared himself the mouthpiece of loyalty to Managers. He has been on Talksport on this subject to often that there is a parrot in Romford that can recite his speech on why Football Clubs must be more loyal verbatim. Gold has become so obessesed with rolling-up at the Football League managers committee and lecturing to the other chairmen about loyalty that now we’re deeper in the mire than at any point in the last 10 years that he is unable to do anything about it.

What of Bruce I hear you say? Where did it go wrong? And again, in my opinion, he believed the publicity. We had 2 great years and he could do nothing wrong, he was tipped as a future England manager, Newcastle came knocking, it was perfect. In fact so perfect that all he had to do was keep the foot on the accelerator. Sadly, he did the opposite, he hand-brake turned and zoomed off in the opposite direction, you know the one, its signposted ‘career-ending-cliff’. Unfortunately he has driven over the cliff and been suspended in-air “Wile E Coyote style” for about 12 months.

So, on to Derby, I hear you crying “what’s you prediction Hooby”. Do you know what, I don’t care, Gold, Gold, Sullivan and Bruce have ripped the passion out of me. I don’t give a toss. I predict Bruce will have a job Monday evening no matter what the score, but the rest of it? ****** it. I’m taking my 5 year old daughter shopping to buy her Sparkle Magazine for doing well at school this week, and to be fair my five year old daughter talks more sense that Gold, Gold, Sullivan and Bruce combined.

Hooby prediction: More inane comments from Bruce, a midfield so defensive that it rivals the Great Wall of China in girth, and more gutless inaction from the board.

Oh, and an extremely healthy balance sheet when the PLC figures are released – far more important than thousands of disillusioned supporters, eh David, David, Ralph?


6 Responses to “Derby County Vs Birmingham City – Preview By Hoobs”

  1. Paul on October 20th, 2006 2:59 pm

    Hoobs, I’ve been a bit reluctant to say use the ‘I couldn’t give a stuff anymore’ line for fear of all the kids who have supported Blues for 5 seasons to get on here and have a go at me. But seeing as you’ve done it first, you know what? I couldn’t give a stuff either. If the Board of BCFC are prepared to walk blindfolded towards disaster, why should I care? Watching my lad play for his Under 15’s side on Sunday is enough for me now.

  2. lister on October 20th, 2006 4:20 pm

    i care, but can’t do anything about it. I expect we will lose, but would like us to win. Agree that we are likely to witness a dull game stifled from the first whistle to the last, and Derby will snatch a win. I really hope I am wrong.

    As I live in Derby I would expect to go, but am much happier to be heading off for a week away with the family – even a week of English half term weather (gales and rain) is more attractive than watching brum at the moment!

  3. terribleblue on October 20th, 2006 5:01 pm

    But Jaidi to score…right?

  4. BluePete on October 20th, 2006 5:38 pm

    I could always be the time for the Giving Someone a right hiding that we’ve been promised. I really can’t see it and am not sure I want it, as it’ll just paper over the cracks a little more giving Bruce more time to drag us down.

    Time to go, time to go, time to go, time to go !!!

  5. Simmo on October 20th, 2006 6:35 pm

    Just remember what a shit state the club was in before the Golds and Sullivan got involved dickhead

  6. Barrie Price on October 20th, 2006 9:09 pm

    Hi guys, I am as depressed as a Bluenose can be at this stage. I took my eldest boy to the game on Tuesday; a 250 miles round trip for us and was gutted for him because the performance was the worst I had witnessed at St Andrews for over 35 years and yes I include the Liverpool debacle last year in that analysis. However, do you know, I think we will probably win tomorrow because it is unthinkable that any team from the Dog and Duck through to Chelsea could perform as badly as we did on Tuesday twice running. The Blues have good players and that has not changed. If they have any professional pride at all, and I steadfastly believe they have, they will respond positively. That is why my youngest boy and myself will be there tomorrow barracking for the boys. I still love our club and I do care, PASSIONATELY!!!! However bad we get, so should those above who feel differently at the moment (please guys, I do understand and I am not knocking your views). I take the point that it may buy SB more time as I want him to go too but go he will eventually. We still need as many points as possible so that the new man at least has a chance of turning things around in time.


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