Bruce in, just.
Not been much of a Bruce outer, but I am certainly weighing it up this morning.
We maybe deserved a point and came away with none, but what did we have to lose yesterday?
Would our situation have worsened if we'd had more of a go (imo the two kids upfront and drop sess to the wing), and Arsenal had come good and put a few past us?
Yesterday was pretty local for me, but generally despite having a season ticket, i've struggled to get to most home games this last year, balancing family commitments and finances etc.
Obviousely not a true supporter etc. what ever you want to level at me but my point is its becoming really easy to avoid.
It can't be the results because as Bruce correctly states we finished 10th.
It can't be the players because I believe this is the best collective squad in my lifetime.
Bruce's tenure has just become boring and negative, we approach each game set up to be tight and difficult to break down (worked well yesterday.. for 29s), little to no attacking threat through this bad run (Jan '11 to present), even when he's playing Sessengon, Gyan or Bendtner who are all good attacking players.. neither really look comfortable in any of his systems.
Bruce has done a good job, and can maybe count himself unlucky regards last year, injuries, the bent saga, welbeck going off the boil, probably cost him a great season.
What he offers us now is stability, he's signed so many players he needs time to work out his best team and maybe as he's theatened to over the last couple of windows, add 1 or 2 quality players without a mass overhaul. Someone else coming in now would cost the club a fortune. Bruce's pay-off, significant transfer activity etc.
I think on the whole Bruce is still best for the club, but i'm not looking forward to watching the duration of this season. Apologies for the ramblings.