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Aston Villa’s Bruce uses hypocrisy to defend his terrible decision

Aston Villa’s Bruce uses hypocrisy to defend his terrible decision

Sam Johnstone’s doing just what you’d expect a young keeper to do, right? Here are the facts as we know them: Steve Bruce stopped playing Pierluigi Gollini at least partially because the Italian was too young and inexperienced. This was despite the fact that Gollini had markedly improved as the season had progressed and had five clean sheets to his name. This left Aston Villa starting Mark Bunn, who was bad. To fix the issue in the winter transfer window, Steve Bruce went out and picked up a loan on Manchester United’s third-string 23-year-old keeper Sam Johnstone. When Gollini left...

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