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Still No Formal Approach For Steve Bruce As He Takes Training

BBC Sports Journalist Adam Oxley is reporting that there has been no formal approach for Steve Bruce.

The Sheffield based reporter also claims that Steve Bruce is in fact at Sheffield Wednesday’s training ground this morning.

This is what Adam Oxley has tweeted:

Oxley’s information infers that this may not be imminent at all. He is clearly stating that he has heard there has been no formal approach from Newcastle.

Now it is unclear if there have been talks between the two clubs as we are not quite sure if Oxley is referencing just a formal approach for Bruce.

Sheffield Wednesday would have to reach an agreement with Newcastle for Bruce then be able to reach a deal.

It could be that there are some issues with agreeing on a compensation package for Bruce.

There have been discrepancies in the reported compensation fee for Steve Bruce. Some outlets say it is just £1m while others have claimed it at £5m.

Though we would not be surprised if Newcastle have yet to make any movement on Steve Bruce at all.

We will have to wait and see on this one. Newcastle are not one to move very quickly so the hold up could just be due to their meandering pace in getting deals done.

52 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #1

    This was eight years ago !!!!!!!
    Louise Taylor on Steve Bruce:

    The former Sunderland No1 paid little attention to modern coaching methods, technology or tactics – and now he looks like man whose era has passed

    Wed 30 Nov 2011

  • lochinvar

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2

    No offer for Bruce ?
    No compo to be paid ? Too expensive ?
    Wants to stay at Sheffield Wednesday ?
    Shearer’s told him to stay away
    Bruce hasn’t got a valid Visa for China and can’t get one now anyway
    Charnley has been sent home from school for being dumb

    Better unemployed Managers out there – there’s one waiting in China

    The circus is on crack on a merry go round staffed by clowns

  • BENNY 10

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #3

    We are witnessing the end of sports journalism. Don’t believe a word until it comes in quotations

  • geordietom

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #4

    what the f..k is going on …?

  • The Sheik of Araby

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #5

    Not too sure if anyone has already mentioned this, but it looks like Midhat has deleted his LinkedIn account….

  • outside the box

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #6

    lochinvar …yeah feel the same
    cashlie to go to tribunal over compo ?
    stevie told just sign here and when you come back from china there will be two new signings … a goal keeper and a centre back… but with the money we get from dubs and schar if needs be we can again splash the cash in jan….good lad just sign here…you know your number 2 kevin dont you ….good …no you dont need visa for china…
    off you pop.
    think im losing it…

  • JohnJ

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #7

    Geordie Tom…..

    Not a lot!

  • The Sheik of Araby

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #8

    Take that back, found it haha

  • Steve The Cabbage Heed

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #9

    I think I may of jumped the gun with my new pic….

    We are a shambles but on this occasion in a good way! Or did cabbage heed turn us down.??

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #10

    tatforsale, Micky told me in February these guys were looking to bid. The news broke in May. He knew something was potentially coming, what he didn’t know was if Ashley would sell. That was always the problem.

    After the Sun broke the news, everything looked like it was happening imminently so we all got excited. After that, Micky really gave us nothing new honestly, just background stuff about life and culture in Dubai.

    So, what Micky told me was proven correct. Nothing else, especially them providing proof of funds, has been denied by the club. Pinsent Masons were involved in setting up Monochrome Acquisitions and they would not put their name to a fraud.

    The takeover attempt was real, whatever anyone else says. The one common factor in all club sales failing has been Ashley, anything else is deflection and defamation.

    Don’t be sucked in by Ashley’s PR machine.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #11

    On BZG’s bid…

    Where dod Justin Allen get his info from?

    Not NUFC, not from the FA… but from BZG.

    BZG might well of signed NDA’s, received heads of terms etc., all of which are normal processes in deals of this sort.

    BUT… as far as I am aware the FA won’t do a fit and proper test without proof of funds, for obvious reasons.

    Much as I don’t believe everything the Chron says they have been consistent from the start that NUFC never received that proof and I reckon that came from a respected source at the club.

    Most of us, including me, chose to ignore that as we wanted to believe the takeover was on and just days away.

    Sadly, it seems the Chron were right all along.

  • outside the box

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #12

    ticket alert..
    tkts for friendly st etienne on sale….
    get in quick …is this boycotted?

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Repost: relevant to this thread

    Anyone else think it would be absolutely hilarious if Charnley fails to get Bruce over the line?

    In the past, I’d have been really bothered about our club being a laughing stock. Now, it’s perfectly clear to everyone in football that the mess we’re in is down to one man and his desperate lack of foresight.

    If the World starts laughing at us, they’re actually laughing at Ashley and he will know it.

    He might be able to put up with being called a slaver, or a ba$stard or a hard-hearted sociopath, but I bet his pride will be screaming when he starts being called a fool by the World’s press.

    I’m at the point now when I’m happy to sit back, crack open a metaphorical can and wait while this whole mess explodes in the fat slug’s face.

  • geordietom

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #14

    john j…

    always the way with wor club …

  • geordietom

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #15

    cabbage heed …

    i hope to f..k he has turned us down . enter David Moyse …

    knar divint want him …

    who’s next the return of K.K. …

  • ScoopSouthAfrica

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #16

    Hi fellow Bloggers….. I really hope the Bruce is nae coming to the TOON.

    Also Ed seeing Rafa has left why don’t you get someone to redesign the banner.
    I would still like Rafa on but also with all the great NUFC managers and there captains, a bit of memory methinks.
    Come on photo shoppers get some suggestions going.
    Needless to say leave out the owners.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #17

    So what happened to Bruce leaving Hillsborough in a chauffeur driven car yesterday, heading for NUFC?

    Surely it wasn’t made up by some over-eager journo for click-bait?

  • geordietom

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #18


    would anyone be happy if SHEARER took the job at this moment in time …

    but saying that he woont go back to work for that bag of shite …

  • Jib

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #19

    A totally meaningless PL competition in Asia is the
    perfect opportunity to see if Redfearn and Dawson
    can cut it.

  • BENNY 10

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #20

    What makes you think the press will start with criticism now? He’s done enough over 12 years to be crucified by them but hardly a bad word said about him. They have no interest in criticising them and real journalism is dead when it comes to football

  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #21

    Dubai been dishing out ITK gossip well before this episode.. None of which has proved correct. As things stand Ashlie and BZG are both full of shit. BZG need to make a bold statement telling the fans exactly

  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #22

    Exactly what’s going or there bullshiters

  • TyneMouth

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #23

    It is quite astonishing, that in the absence of confirmed facts, any simple opinion posted on this blog, is immediately accepted as an absolute, unquestionable truth!

    For example; **Sir John Hall is an honourable, truthful Geordie businessman, and a board member of NUFC, with access to all the financial aspects of the BZG takeover**

    Well SJH is a Geordie, that is true, however many may take issue with some of the other points in that statement.

    BZG do not have the money to complete this take-over. If this is true, and it’s a…., how have they been able to get this far?

    How much money have BZG spent so far? Due Diligence, we are told, doesn’t come cheap.

    The concensus, on this blog, is that this is merely a smokescreen, by Ashole and his gang, to divert attention from his non- investment in NUFC, and he manages this strategy by spending money in his involvement in a non take over scam!

    Ashole is a proven Walsall Winker, but such a strategy is stupid and pointless. Ashole owns NUFC, if he doesn’t want to invest in the club, he will not. He is thick-skinned enough to not let the feelings of the people of Tyneside bother him.

    PS… is there anyone reading this blog qualified enough to spell out how much money will have been spent by Amanda, Kenyon, BZG and Ashole himself.

    I suspect it will be eye-watering!

  • outside the box

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #24

    ah no stuart pearce bigging up moyes …charnlies plan b dream team?….if it wasn,t so desperate it would be funny..

  • geordietom

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #25

    little chrissy waugh is moving to nufc to take over the running of the clubs twitter account …

    so TOON22 so glad you took my advise and applied for the job …

    so glad TOON22 now you can spout your shite to a wider audience…

    TOON22 is little Chrissy Waugh lmfao …

  • Just a fan

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #26

    Irish Rob
    I liked sir john.he did a lot for the club.but I maintain he made money when he sold the club

  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #27

    Robleenio when the news broke in May D Mickey stated deals done was done in April bullshit

  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #28

    Mike Ashley would of made sure the so called no funds whispers got leaked to the right people because he has been preparing his cop out, he has just let it drag as long as he saw fit to try and keep our eye of other things. Its just more of the same old, it is pretty evident the man does not want to sell unless he gets some insane deal where the club still makes him money.

  • geordietom

    Jul 12, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #29

    ROB …

    Bruce left in that car because he cant drive due to having a massive cabbage heed it impairs his driving skills along with his coaching skills…

  • Ron Knee

    Jul 12, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #30

    Conspiracy or cock-up?

    “Never assume malice when stupidity will suffice.”

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 12, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #31

    Tatforsale “BZG need to make a bold statement telling the fans exactly what’s going on”

    I’d agree with that statement 100%, but now may not be the time to do it. I’m still not 100% convinced the takeover process is completely dead in the water. Yes, it looks grim, but yesterday 90% of the posters on here were convinced Steve Bruce was our new manager and would be unveiled today.

    Those same posters (not unreasonably, I’m not having a pop at anyone) were the ones shouting that if Bruce is our new manager, then the takeover is dead. Well, what if he isn’t, does the reverse apply? I don’t know the answer to that and I suspect neither does anyone else.

    I think we’ll get our answers when the time is right. In the meantime, we need to concentrate on putting the pressure on Ashley.

  • IrishRob

    Jul 12, 2019 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #32

    Hopefully hes changed his mind, do the smart thing Brucie, you’re not good enough and you’re most definitely not wanted here.

  • nut meg

    Jul 12, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #33

    I’m pretty sure the cost of our diligence was discussed on here a year or two ago and 500k was mentioned.

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 12, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #34

    Tatforsale “Robleenio when the news broke in May D Mickey stated deals done was done in April bullshit”

    I don’t think he did, I think he was always quite careful to say it all depended on Ashley. Lots of other ITK seldom or old posters came on and gave us assurances of dates and times, but as far as I know Micky never went that far, not even in private.

  • Nedders

    Jul 12, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #35

    Things I don’t understand:

    “Until Mike Ashley says otherwise, the club remains for sale” comes out of the mouths of a number of reporters. I don’t have to spend long breaking down that sentence to know what an unmitigated load of sheyite it is; Ashley doesn’t speak, when he does he lies, the club isn’t for sale.

    “NUFC have key signings to announce once they appoint a head coach” also eminating from Sky Sports. 1) the “head coach” doesn’t have any say, why does it matter? 2) why do we now have a head coach and a chief scout, where’s the DOF or similar you’re SUPPOSED to have in this kind of model?

    “There’s £60m available, and a further £30m from the sale of Perez.” Erm, how have Villa spent £100m? They weren’t even IN the PL last year, and have sold precisely nobody (of note). How have we bought NOBODY yet “lost” Perez, Kenedy and Rondon? Why is Joselu on a plane to China when Alaves have been waiting for him for two weeks?

    The London Magpie Group are going to The Orange Tree in Totteridge, which is where Ashley drinks. He won’t be there, but that’s a better effort than the innumerous NUFC reporters who do eff all, but regurgitate crap quotes from “club insiders”.

  • beefman13

    Jul 12, 2019 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #36

    Biggest snake in football, managed both Sheffield clubs, villa n Birmingham the mackems and now looks like the toon, Continually jumps ship breaks Co tracts, writes disparaging songs about his hometown club, cheers wildly when Newcastle get beat, a lizard/snide/snake/rat
    Looking at him with a black n white tie on would be too much, I ain’t going to.
    Repeating myself I know but, I would rather have Mclaren back that’s how bad I feel.

  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Jul 12, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #37

    Following the toon lately has been a roller-coaster.. Takeover being processed… No its not… Bruce imminent for toon job… No he isn’t.
    It’s a bit like the dying days of a relationship where you try all ways to make it work… One day all is fine next its cats and dogs.. Exhausting and really you know its the end of the line

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 12, 2019 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #38

    The Sheikh’s Mate I hope Ashley sees it that way too. He has to, surely? He’s going to be a laughing stock if this farce continues.

  • beefman13

    Jul 12, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #39

    Everyone taking the p iss out of the club again, they have every right to, I would have a field day if I was a mackem, fill ya boots mackems.

  • lochinvar

    Jul 12, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #40

    As Jose Mourinho is ready over in China this makes perfect sense.
    Ashley only has to pay for a single ticket home, not a full return.
    Business acumen at it’s best.


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