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Odds Shorten On Steve Bruce As Next Newcastle United Manager As Newcastle Interest Is Reported


The Shields Gazette have noticed that Sheffield Wednesday manager Steve Bruce is now a favorite to become the next Newcastle manager according to some bookies.

This is what they have reported:

The former Sunderland boss is 4/1 on with Sky Bet, 13/8 with Betfair and 15/8 with Paddy Power.

Sky Sports have also just reported that Newcastle are in fact considering Steve Bruce.

The 59-year-old boyhood Toon fan has done the coaching carousel in English Football since he first became manager of Sheffield United in 1998. He has managed 9 different teams in 10 spells having managed Wigan Athletic in 2001 and then again from 2007-2009.

He last coached in the top flight in 2015 when his Hull City side were relegated. He has then had an unsuccessful spell at Aston Villa where he failed to get them promoted prior to joining Sheffield Wednesday.

Bruce was also the manager of Sunderland from 2009-2011 but had his longest term at Birmingham City from 2001 to 2007.

Steve Bruce– with Alan Shearer

In the Premier League, the former Manchester United skipper has quite a poor record. His points per match average is just 1.1 and he has a win percentage of only 28.

We did a report yesterday about how Mike Ashley only hires unattached managers or promotes from within. Bruce joined Sheffield Wednesday just this past February and did quite well. So, hopefully, they will want to keep hold of him.

Here In The City also noticed yesterday that Steve’s son Alex has started to follow Newcastle United on Instagram. So let’s hope that is just a coincidence.


304 comments so far

  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #41

    Probably the worst pre season possible?
    All we need is a strike by the players again

    There’s always time

    4
  • toon kk

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #42

    Our toon
    Tbh I don’t know who I am the most pi55ed off with, MA obviously for fkin the club up. Or the 52k Gullible fans for accepting it and allowing MA to run us the way he does.
    Shameful!

    15
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #43

    Imagine the odious one presenting his Ming Dynasty vase(NUFC) to Fiona Bruce on antiques roadshow.

    MA. I want to know wot it’s wurf.

    FB. Well it’s over 120 years old and it’s certainly had an amazing history, it’s come through some dark times and in it’s heyday it was priceless. It’s looking very grubby now though. What happened?

    MA. Well I got it for a bargain 12 years ago and I’ve taken a dump in it from every possible angle since. Still some foreign fella offered £350m for it a while ago

    FB. It’s not worth anything like that in this state!

    MA. It’s alright I’m still pretending to sell it to him, might push for more money and then smash it with a hammer.

    FB. Security!!!!!

    4
  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #44

    Plane Watch Update!!

    I was wrong the jet from Boston isn’t the only arrival scheduled at Farnborough today, there is one other.

    This one is flying in from Luton Airport at 3pm and the listed owner is TVPX ARS INC TRUSTEE the same company that own the jet which flew from Dubai to Newcastle to Luton to Boston.

    Waiting there for Sheikh Khaled to arrive?

    Captain AmeriMag thinks YES!!

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #45

    Mickey have BZG gone down in your estimations or do we just conclude that Fats is a cnut and continue our underwhelming lives as toon fans?

    3
  • one fine day

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #46

    Kev 1664
    Good to see the foundation kids all getting the new kit free from nufc
    Not like they won’t have thousands spare at the minute lol

    2
  • Bobbybee

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #47

    Simon Jordan – who always reminds us that he completely understands Newcastle fans because he lived next door to Douglas and Freddie in Spain, giving him far more insight than actually supporting us; because he knows more about anything than anyone in the history of the world anyway – will now demand we stfu because not only is Bruce ‘one of us’ but he’s had experience destroying one NE club already.
    And to think, we were worried eh lads? The oracle has spoken.

    13
  • Munster Mag

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #48

    I’m such a bollocks that I have been telling my young son why scousers are called “thieving scousers”. His nufc support all hung on Khaled and Ashley. Gutted.

    1
  • hibbit the armchair fan

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #49

    toon kk/Our toon

    what makes you two such experts on our fans when you don’t even know how many turn up!!
    the capacity is 52200 the away fans enclosure is 3500 we only had 2 full house in all of last season , you don’t have clue how many season ticket holders have renewed you dont even know how many season ticket holders we have.
    the pair of you seem hell bent on calling the fans and seem to be taking great pleasure from it, that seems to be your sole objective in posting on here ,

    14
  • Westmidstoon

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #50

    @44 – Captain how do you find this stuff out, my fat fingers have searched and search with nowt being found!!!

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #51

    More chance of Robert the Bruce

    It’s already been stated that NUFC don’t want to pay compo to any club, want a Premier League experienced manager and some one currently in between clubs.

    Bruce is none of the above.
    A win ratio of 38.5% with a random selection of low performing clubs is not what’s needed.

    The betting odds are fixed to deflect attention away from the real target and that allows those in the know probably including Ashley to have a bet on longer odds that make them some petty cash while having some fun at the expense of others.

    Sky notice the betting trends and report that, nothing else to report. Clever these pundits. Your granny could do better.

    Three days before they fly to China the team don’t need an uninspiring appointment to meet them at departures.
    What they need is to meet an inspiring appointment at arrivals.

    Go figure.

    4
  • JohnJ

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #52

    droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:16 PM
    Comment #17

    You should be so lucky
    PS does your wife know? Ha Ha 🙂

    0
  • one fine day

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #53

    Westmidstoon
    Flightracker24 google it
    Or you can app from App Store straight to your phone

    2
  • hibbit the armchair fan

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #54

    Aircraft Owned by: TVPX ARS INC TRUSTEE

    1
  • Champagne Charlie

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #55

    Levels you devils on Brucey at Paddy P.

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #56

    It’s never MAs fault

    0
  • Prestonmag66

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #57

    That’s it man, game over man!

    1
  • Champagne Charlie

    Jul 9, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #58

    That’s even money btw.

    0
  • Bobbybee

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #59

    The secret of not going made is pop on to newsnow every three hours or so, check there’s no more BS then hook up to an IV drip feed of 99% vodka. Repeat ad nauseum. 35 years tea total and look what Ashley’s done to me.

    2
  • one fine day

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #60

    Didn’t the statement they put out about Rafa state they were now searching for a young manager ?
    In that pic shearer looks like he is hanging out with rowley birkin QC

    1
  • JohnJ

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #61

    If we DO get a takeover – I’d expect a big name manager to be appointed.

    If that doesn’t happen I think Moyes would be the best of what’s available.

    I still think Moyes did a good job at Everton & West Ham.

    He wasn’t given enough time at Man United! But they seem to think they have a God given right to win everything at that club!

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #62

    Young manager

    They mean someone stupid enough to take it, and might be sellable somehow

    The hot cash for Pardue lol

    0
  • Bobbybee

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #63

    Toon22, stop saying that eh? It’s always his fault. I even hear he was in New York on 9/11 2001. He was also aboard Apollo 13…
    He was a welder on the Titanic too.

    2
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #65

    JohnJ

    She likes that Tom Hardy so she can go bollix.

    2
  • Reilly

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #66

    The fat tw@ts private jet as just landed in Saint-Tropez.On his hols.

    2
  • jazzyp

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #67

    Toonkk

    52 k haven’t accepted it which obviously tells me you don’t go to games .The attendance has dropped season in season out and many regulars have dropped away including me.The crowd is made up of a lot of casual attendees and day-trippers now, And with the latest fascicle going on at the club it is clear that fans have had enough.

    So maybe join fellow fans in protesting rather than alienating and divide and conquer as Ashley wants might serve you well than coming out with bollocks like that

    14
  • Reilly

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #68

    *has

    0
  • Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #69
  • Sheikinho

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #70

    WTF is going on!!! The club’s treatment of the fans is an absolute discrace! No respect at all! Im so f’in tired of this waiting game

    4
  • JohnJ

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #71

    droppy in Wallsend

    HA HA

    0
  • RobLeenio

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #72

    Hibbit, well said – I was getting slightly irked by that nonsense.

    I’m convinced we’ll see big gaps and a very low crowd on the opening weekend, unless we’re bought. Even if we’re bought I think the crowds might stay away unless the owners manage to do something to grab the fans’ attention.

    1
  • Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #73

    He has a Yacht there Reilly
    Trying to impress his buyers with a spectacular setting
    for the signing ceremony ?

    1
  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #74

    Ashley in St Tropez, Khaled UK bound. Deal done??

    7
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #75

    Why would the PR want to encourage people to keep their season tickets ?

    Hits KBA

    0
  • JohnJ

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #76

    Jib

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:06 PM
    Comment #69

    I’m a lifetime member at The Crescent Club!

    0
  • one fine day

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #77

    Jib
    I think a railway carriage on the Somme is more Ashley’s style for a signing ceremony

    5
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #78

    Yep

    Jabbas ran away to his hidey hole again
    You can expect some excellent news soon

    3
  • toon22

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #79

    No manager
    Club in turmoil
    Fakeover dragging on

    Think I’ll go on holiday till August

    2
  • JohnJ

    Jul 9, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #80

    Does anyone know if the “Attendance” is calculated by “Clicks” on the turnstiles or by tickets sold?

    I imagine if it’s by tickets sold the Attendance will show as a lot higher than from clicks from the turnstiles!!!

    1

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