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Aston Villa’s Bruce: Video Analysis a ‘Very, Very Important Weapon’ for Every Top Club

By: Andy Cooper

From the First Division to the Premier League and an unlikely FA Cup final, Steve Bruce’s nine-club managerial career has often put him in situations where he’s trying to guide a club’s promotion or orchestrate a Wembley upset over a European giant. It’ll be no different next month as Aston Villa begin the nine-month task of attempting at returning to England’s top flight. Regardless of his place in English football, an ever-present has been video analysis’ growing importance in match preparation.

“Video analysis has become so much a part of your work now, you probably scratch your head and think how would we manage without it?” Bruce said.