Bruce – I’m Very Very Happy at Hull


Steve Bruce has let it be known that he is very happy at Hull City, and there has been some speculation linking him with the Newcastle job, should Alan Pardew be fired.

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Steve Bruce – happy at Hull

Steve has talked many times in the last ten years about his regret at turning down the Newcastle manager job when it was offered to him in September 2004, after Sir Bobby Robson was fired, but he seems to be positioning himself to do the same thing, if he is offered the job again – this time by Mike Ashley.

This is what Steve has said today:

“I am happy here. Two weeks ago, I brought in four players. I’ve brought in another five during the summer,” he the Hull Daily Mail.

“We’re in a good place at the moment. We’re still a work in progress. We’ve got to work on the squad, the infrastructure, the academy and all those things.

“I’m very, very happy doing what I’m doing. That’s the way it is.”

Steve had a tough time of it when he was at Sunderland from 2009 through 2011, and maybe it is better for him to stay at a smaller club like Hull, who are doing very well indeed since he took over in June two years ago, and they managed promotion to the Premier League is his first season.

The Geordie will also have seen the mauling that Alan Pardew is taking from the both the fans and the press over the last few weeks, and may think it’s better to stay where he is, where things are not as demanding, hectic and where the expectations are not so high.

What we do know is that it must be a great opportunity for Hull to get their second successive win at Newcastle today, with Geordie fans mounting a protest at St. James’ Park to have the manager fired.

But at some point Newcastle fans will have to get behind the team, and if Pardew remains in the job and we keep losing then potential relegation will become a real threat if the run of poor results is not halted.

If Newcastle lose today, we will remain bottom of the league with 2 points from five games – and we think that Mike Ashley will likely act – since the very last thing he wants at Newcastle is another relegation.

That’s because if that happens we will miss out on all that Premier League money that’s shelled out every May.

That may force the Newcastle  owner to bring a new manager in, but who that maybe is a good question, and not every manager offered the job may want to take it – given that state of things at the club at the moment.

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10 comments so far

  • JAMSHA(PARDEW SLAYER)

    Sep 20, 2014 at 8:21 AM

    Comment #1

    anyways we dnt need u bruce….b happy wer u are

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  • Go toon gooooo

    Sep 20, 2014 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #2

    I wouldn’t be happy in the Hull team that is candidate for championship league.The end of the season will come very soon.But life is not over in the championship league.

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  • levithefish

    Sep 20, 2014 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Has been a downward spiral since Carver rejoined the club. Funny that as he was here when poor performances, dressing room unrest led to the great Sir Bobby getting the push!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 20, 2014 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #4

    It’s funny how AP doesn’t get the protests are at him NOT the players, most of whom would probably love to see the back of him in any case.

    As for Bruce that’s no major loss is it. Token geordie card, marginally better than AP but that’s not exactly a stretch.

    Beattie put out a great list of potential managers the other day and he wasn’t talking
    fantasy stuff either. All of them reasonable suggestions, not the bland recycled Brit failures.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 20, 2014 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #5

    lil

    the only thing he has is a fifth place finish, for me I go back his 3 full seasons of crap football ,

    if we are not going to win the league or any cups and the goal is to stay in the division , the least he could try and do is entertain , and I’m not talking about all out attack vs team in the top 5 but every other team is fair game home and away,

    like I say 3 seasons of poor football

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 20, 2014 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #6

    Catchy,
    I agree, the football is poor. But that doesn’t change anything I said. A fan majority was never going to turn in the space of a couple of months after finishing 5th. I’m not arguing peoples reasoning either, my point was merely that the mood swing started to have a large effect 18 months ago, and so for it to have taken that long for a protest such as this to manifest, nobody can say they haven’t had time to improve results/play/effort etc.

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  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 20, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #7

    Rotonda,
    There are plenty of decent managers/coaches that could move this group of players forward. But that fails to take into account Ashley’s propensity to f*$k up when it comes to key appointments. There is no evidence to say he won’t again, whereas there is a back catalogue bigger then Cliff Richards to give credence to the idea he will.

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  • toon kk

    Sep 20, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #8

    Regarding the previous thread, obviously Pards has had a word with the players to plead with the fans to support the team.
    pardews way of trying to keep any protests down.

    I can’t see MA sacking AP, they p.ss in the same pot.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 20, 2014 at 8:35 AM

    Comment #9

    Ed

    It really boils my proverbial when people say NUFC fans are too demanding. We haven’t won anything meaningful since 1969!!

    All most fans want to see is good football, not the depressing dirge we are fed week in week out. If a manager came in and did that that’s half the battle won.

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  • jimmysmith

    Sep 20, 2014 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #10

    He also got us to the quarters of the Europa, which considering the lack of investment that preceding close season, was an achievement. If the five that ultimately came in had come in when we needed them, at the beginning of the season, we might well have even won it, and not have gone out when we did and then flirted with relegation. In all fairness. He also had us in fifth place and playing well before the sale of Cabaye without replacement. Again in all fairness.

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