Steve Bruce Now Feeling A Lot Better

Steve Bruce was not feeling too well before yesterday’s game with Newcastle United, but after the game we’re sure he felt much better after Wigan’s fighting performance.


Steve Bruce – feeling poorly after Xmas – but feeling a lot better now

Since local Geordie lad Steve Bruce took over at Wigan Athletic he has turned the club around in a short six games. Steve signed on for Wigan for the second time as manager on 18th November, and his first game in charge was a 2-0 defeat at Arsenal. But since then, in the five games Wigan have played they have won 2, drawn 2 and lost one to get 8 points from 5 games, which is a good return for Wigan.

Wigan had only 8 points when Steve took over, so he has already doubled their number of points in 6 games, and Wigan are now out of the drop zone in 4th bottom place. Steve said after the game yesterday with his home-town team Newcastle United:

“I’ve been poorly in the night. I’ve been repeatedly sick for 24 hours and burst a blood vessel in my eye. I’ll scare the kids, and no, I haven’t even had a drink! But this has cheered me up.”“ The players look as if they’ve the stomach for the fight, and if they keep playing like that, then I hope that we can stay out of the bottom three.”

“ A month ago we were marooned with Derby, but now we’ve won a couple of games back to back at home and given ourselves an outstanding chance of survival.”

Steve has the team fighting for every ball, and that was evident in yesterday’s game, where the will to win was much more evident in the Wigan team than with the Newcastle players. It was a good win for the Latics, but a terrible defeat for the Magpies. Just how the Tyneside players react to this will be seen shortly in our next game at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and that will not be easy.

Comments welcome.

2 comments so far

  • adam

    Dec 27, 2007 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #1

    sam if f**king useless.

  • Nick Dryden

    Dec 27, 2007 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed – to the Allardyce apologists who want him given more time. More time to do what exactly – become the new Bolton? No thanks, I’d rather watch paint dry!! Bolton were never more than a mediocre mid-table team who kicked everyone. A latter day Wimbledon if you will. Who in their right mind wants to pay good money to watch that every week? Allardyce couldn’t be more removed from the Wenger or even the KK style. Also please don’t tell me Sam is tactically aware. Clearly he really isn’t , as he has absolutely no Plan B. Mourinho wasn’t great to watch but crucially Jose did have a plan B. Like Souness, if you play 5-4-1, the 1 has to be really fast , not like Shearer then or Viduka now. It’s great, £3M a year to totally not get it! Sam is a dinosaur ,who like Souness before him blames everyone else for his own shortcomings. Sams’s ego has well and truly landed. He deflects any criticism whatsoever. If he for once said I got it wrong, I’d maybe have an ounce of respect for him.

    Krul ( Shay is off form right now)
    Beye Taylor EDGAR Enrique
    Milner Butt Emre N’Zogbia
    Viduka Martins

    How hard can it be players in right positions and pass the ball on the ground and less than 25 yards at a time!!!!!!!!!!


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