What I'll say about the tactics is this - Bruce has admitted, in his own pathetic way, that he constantly got it wrong. That changing repeatedly was a source of frustration and Isaac Hayden was clear that the players said as much. Hayden - rather than Bruce, who would rather play politics than be honest - then went on to say the players felt the formation was now right, that they felt comfortable in it and wanted to see it given time to mature. For these reasons along, more so than any influence Bruce has, the formation will NEVER change from 4-1-3-2. So let's just accept that and deal with it, for all most of us here feel that 4-2-3-1 is clearly better. The issue with switching now is it's not a preferred formation of Jones or the players, apparently, Simply put, nobody at the club knows how to play 4-2-3-1 effectively, which means we'd too often be playing 4-5-1 and asking wide players to 'track back' - we have a severely limited coach and he can't see modern tactics. At least in this 4-1-3-2 it keeps Maximin and Wilson close and where they need to be, whilst giving Almiron the freedom to support better. Even though I don't agree with the formation, I agree that having an identity will benefit us long term and is something that can be promoted throughout every set-up down the club. The U-23's are a ****ing mess at the moment, but that's off topic. We should be thankful the Bruce has accepted outside advice - 4-1-3-2 is Jones' preferred formation - and also admitted he's been wrong. A lot wrong. What Bruce now needs to do is allow Jones back into position and to just sit his fat kebab ass back down so the team can win ****ing football matches. So who should play this weekend? Well, Dubs stays in nets - he's clearly a better 'keeper than Darlow. We should be selling Darlow and bringing Woodman back as No. 2 ASAP as well. Manq we miss badly at right back, he should be available. I'm ok with Lascelles and Clark. I'm glad Dummett had 90 mins, I think he's the man for relegation fight, not Lewis who is too weak. Hayden is the DM, end of story, nobody is close to him at the club, The midfield duo ahead of him should be Shelvey and Longstaff, as Willock is the only able replacement for Almiron in the "false 9" thing we're playing. The top two, we probably need Fraser and Joelinton to start again. Joe was reasonable against West Brom, Fraser does have pace and needs games. However, we need a plan B, desperately. If we're not winning, we should be removing the DM ideally and putting a striker up front to lead the line. It's a very, very easy switch to make during a match if you miss the focal point; there's no need to keep playing with two "split forwards" if we're chasing a game or need a goal. If we're winning, you keep playing the same way. If we're under the cosh, take off a forward and put on another CB, go 5-4-1. These are simple things to do, things we can and should do if Jones is more involved. There's still hope, no matter how hopeless Ashley, Charnley and Bruce are. There's enough quality, just about, to survive and nick something against Villa who haven't been as good of late. We desperately need to.