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Bruce And Savage End Feud

Blackburn Rovers midfielder Robbie Savage and Birmingham City manager Steve Bruce did not part on the best of terms (putting in mildly!) when Savage left Birmingham for Rovers, but Bruce now insists that the feud is over.

The way that Sav left St Andrews in 2005 angered Bruce and the Birmingham fans, with Sav citing family reasons for his wanting to leave as he wanted to be closer to his parents, although Blackburn was actually further away from them than it was had he stayed! Bruce didn't like the way Sav orchestrated his move to Ewood and he wasn't afraid to say so, but then again nor was Sav who is never short of a word or two!!! However, Bruce now insists they have put this behind them with Sav actually apologising during the recent Carling Cup tie at Ewood, which Rovers won 3-0.

Bruce told Sky Sports: "Robbie Savage came to me and shook my hand last week and apologised. I think we both could have handled his departure better.

"He was disappointed and man enough to wish it hadn't finished like that because all I was trying to do was to protect the football club.

"We lost a very good player who was very popular and a cult figure here but there you go. It is water under the bridge now. It takes a man to apologise.

"I don't think Robbie took into consideration exactly what he was here. The fans thought a lot of him and I don't think he's had the adulation anywhere else that he enjoyed at Blues
."

Bruce and Sav might have buried the hatchet, but this hatchet would without doubt still want to be put into Sav's back by the vast majority of the Birmingham fans I would guess, who will still come in for a frosty reception when Rovers face Birmingham on Sunday.


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Writer: Walker Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday October 6 2007

Time: 7:35PM

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At least this is one of Sav's feuds ended, at least with one manager anyway lol!>BR> I'm not quite sure about not having the almost hero-type worship from fans anywhere else though (which Bruce says he had at Birmingham) as I don't think he does that badly here does he!
Hughes Da Man
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06/10/2007 19:39:00

AH! So it all ends happily ever after :-)
Putney
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06/10/2007 20:04:00

Everyone loves to hate savage, the old everton chant "heskey couldnt score in a brothal" was changed to "savage couldn't pass water" and then you have the ones which make even less sense like "oh savage the grey, oh savage the white, all we know is savage is ****e" its hard to believe hes not playing for liverpool, we only have gerrard who we have more songs against
EvertonMike
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06/10/2007 20:22:00

dude wake up to urself, savage plays an important old fashioned role of doing all the hard yards in midfield. he Gives dunny and tugay the space required by grinding out the tackles, chasing every ball down. Geez, i guess u will only understand when he plays with your team, and that will be never
sasman
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06/10/2007 22:32:00

I don't dislike him myself i was merely pointing out it odd for a non liverpool player to be so hated by evertonians in general. I do understand the job he does actually, been as we i've suffered lee carsley and phil neville as a central midfield partnership
EvertonMike
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06/10/2007 22:47:00

Everton tried to sign savage when we got him... evertonmike I guarantee if he played for Everton you would love him. I do... but not in that way!!! lol
MikeyGamst
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08/10/2007 11:00:00

I said it a million times, unless Sav plays for your club you can't fully appreciate him can you.
Hughes Da Man
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08/10/2007 11:54:00

 

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