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Bruce: A Frustrating Day

Bruce has admitted that Stoke frustrated us and he wasn't pleased with the reaction of a section of the crowd.

'It was frustrating day today but we won 1-0 and although we haven't played very well we'll take it.

'But we've gone second in the league now with two games in hand and it's still not good enough.

'What I've witnessed and experienced today has saddened me a little bit really, but there you go I'll just get on with it.

'We've got a lot of young lads out there and they need the help of the fans rather than booing and jeering, which is what we're starting to do.

'Right from ten or 15 minutes in we knew we weren't playing well and we were giving the ball away more than we should, but the crowd were on their backs and that creates even more nervousness and edginess.

'If they support the team and get behind them and I'm sure they'll see a better response than they witnessed today.

'I make plea to everybody that supports the club to get behind us.

'There's a deep frustration for whatever reason but lets go and give it our best shot because everybody else is.

'Stephen Clemence hasn't been 100per cent fit all week, but he's an honest player and he really wanted to play like he always does.

'I thought he was struggling a bit and I decided at that point to make a change.

'Then to get the reaction that I did- I think I deserve a bit more respect than that.

'At the moment it seems as if we're trying to shoot ourselves in the foot and it's very frustrating.'

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Date:Sunday February 11 2007

Time: 3:04PM

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I must say with the team flying high in the league, games in hand promotion a almost certainty I have to ask where are the supporters? Surely if they returned in their thousands to cheer the team on, show their support it would be better. Bet they will be there next season to see the big teams, Arsenal Chelsea and Aston Villa.
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11/02/2007 18:15:00

The fickleness of fans hey! Sing when we're winning we only sing when we're winning!
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12/02/2007 16:17:00

bmb have the real supporters been priced out of this seasons games or has the management of BCFC been too arrogant towards them with their earlier outbursts that the fans are currently snubbibg the club.
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13/02/2007 08:53:00

Real supporters are even being priced out of the lowest leagues nowadays and the management of all clubs treat their loyal supporters like rubbish. We have a very similar situation at Bournemouth where our now ex (thankfully) chairman was treating the fans with total contempt and we quite rightly asked questions such as us where did the 3.5 mill from the stadium sale go etc and he stormed out resigned and slagged the fans off in the press etc. It's still going nuts down here now about it. It is so wrong. We have lost 1500 supporters this season at least and with the low crowds we have already that's not good. The powers that be won't rest until all "fans" are corporate ones who are content to sit in a library atmosphere!
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13/02/2007 21:22:00

I see one of the board wants out....
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15/02/2007 23:01:00


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