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Bruce Halling
Bruce is a 24-year-old self-confessed Football League addict and author of the 'Road To The Promised Land' column. He is a passionate Southend United fan who has witnessed the Shrimpers' rise to the Championship as well as their more recent fall back to their current position in League Two. Though he doesn’t get to many games as a spectator, he has worked at Southend, Colchester United and now Queens Park Rangers as a steward, so is never too far away from the action on a matchday. Away from football, he is a Politics graduate and currently jobhunting. Follow Bruce on Twitter @brucehalling

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Road To The Promised Land
Sacked Managers Prove Patience Is A Virtue That Can Ill Be Afforded
16:46 Wednesday 16th October 2013

Bruce Halling  looks at the recent sackings of David Weir and Martin Allen, asking the question of why it is that managers are so dispensable in the modern game. Over the past week, we have seen two League One clubs pull the trigger and decide…

Road To The Promised Land
Orient's Great Start Is No Fluke
14:13 Wednesday 2nd October 2013

Bruce Halling gives his thoughts on Leyton Orient's stunning start to the season, stating his belief that Orient's emergence at the top of the League One table is anything but a fluke.

Premier League
Do Sunderland Need To Sack Di Canio To Save Their Season?
17:06 Monday 16th September 2013

Bruce Halling gives his views on Sunderland's start to the season and Paolo Di Canio's future at the club. When Paolo Di Canio was unveiled as the new Sunderland manager on March 31st of this year, it had all the hallmarks of a gamble of epic…

Road To The Promised Land
United - Chelsea Almost Forgotten In A Week Of Cup Near-Misses
09:00 Friday 30th August 2013

Bruce Halling looks back over a week of football which has included a disappointing clash of the titans and a number of near-misses for those who love a cup upset.

League One
What Should We Do With The Capital One Cup?
09:00 Friday 30th August 2013

Bruce Halling gives his thoughts on the state of the Capital One Cup, and offers a number of possible solutions for a competition which struggles to draw attention. The Capital One Cup Second Round took place this week, with a number of lower…

Road To The Promised Land
Arsenal Amongst The Teams With Reasons To Be Fearful
12:00 Thursday 22nd August 2013

Bruce Halling looks back at last weekend's league action and ponders on what can be learnt from the weekend's games.

Road To The Promised Land
Watford Demonstrate Killer Instinct
12:00 Thursday 15th August 2013

Bruce Halling looks back at last weekend's Football League action and picks up on some of the things that should be noted from the weekend's results.

Championship
Leyton Orient and Newport County Impress On Opening Weekend
13:00 Thursday 8th August 2013

Bruce Halling gives his thoughts on the opening weekend of the SkyBet Football League and some of the things we have learnt from the first ninety minutes of the league season.

Road To The Promised Land
The Value Of Reputation
11:00 Thursday 25th July 2013

Bruce Halling explores the issue of reputation in football, looking at what can happen when a player falls foul of their own name. Reputation is everything in football.It's actually quite incredible to see the contrast between certain players…

Road To The Promised Land
Looking Ahead: Brazil Should Not Host 2014 World Cup
11:00 Thursday 11th July 2013

This week, Bruce Halling looks ahead to next year's World Cup and, given the events of the Confederations Cup, gives his thoughts about Brazil's capabilities of hosting the tournament. It is now just under a year until the next World Cup. The…

Road To The Promised Land
Bournemouth: Is £60 Just Too Much To Pay?
11:00 Thursday 4th July 2013

Bruce Halling gives his view on AFC Bournemouth's upcoming pre-season friendly with Real Madrid. This week, AFC Bournemouth announced they would be hosting none other than Real Madrid in a pre-season friendly, in what will undoubtedly be an…

Road To The Promised Land
Joe Kinnear Should Be Seen But Not Heard
11:30 Thursday 20th June 2013

This week, Bruce Halling gives his verdict on Joe Kinnear's appointment as Newcastle United's Director of Football. The return of Joe Kinnear to Newcastle United has been something of a controversial topic in recent days, with opinion very…

Road To The Promised Land
Looking Ahead: Can Mansfield & Newport County Compete?
11:30 Thursday 6th June 2013

Bruce Halling looks ahead to next season, discussing the chances of success for Football League newcomers Mansfield Town and Newport County. With every summer break comes the prospect of a new season after it. With every new season comes the…

Road To The Promised Land
Looking Ahead: Goal-Line Technology
11:00 Thursday 30th May 2013

This week, Bruce Halling looks ahead to next season and gives his thoughts on the impending introduction of goal-line technology. Next season, we see the eagerly awaited and long overdue introduction of goal-line technology into the Premier…

Road To The Promised Land
Who'll Be The Next Bloke For Stoke?
11:00 Thursday 23rd May 2013

This week, Bruce Halling offers his thoughts over possible contenders for the Stoke managerial vacancy following the departure of Tony Pulis. I have to confess, I was quite surprised when I heard the news that Tony Pulis was leaving the Potters.…