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Paying For Steve Bruce Is The Ultimate Shame



Steve Bruce is looking likely to make the trip to Lincoln City for Sheffield Wednesday’s first friendly of preseason as Mike Ashley continues to haggle on his compensation fee.

The Sun have a report out that states if Mike Ashley does end up paying the full amount for Steve Bruce, it would end up being more than was offered to Rafa Benitez.

While Bruce’s salary will be a lot less than what Rafa was on, adding close to a ridiculous £6m compensation package for Bruce and his assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence could come out to more than was offered to Rafa Benitez.

Rafa Benitez and Steve Bruce– while in the championship and hope was eternal

Where are the press in all of this? Where are the scathing pieces laying bare for all to see the wreck this club has returned to.

Rafa spent three years trying to resurrect our damaged and severely wayward club by building a foundation that was ready for some success.

The minute he leaves, it’s like Ashley took a sledgehammer to some load-bearing walls and the whole thing is about to collapse.

We are in a precarious situation where no decent manager wants to manage this club. And it is down to Mike Ashley.

He is so inept at running this club. He just will never change.

Kevin Keegan gave an interview in October on talkSPORT where he told the hard truths about Mike Ashley and referenced that Rafa was the only thing holding it all together.

This is some of what he said last year:

“I long for him to go because he’s not right for that club.

“He bought Newcastle like a wealthy man would buy a yacht or an expensive car.

“You can’t do that with football clubs, with the passion in the cities and the towns, and if there’s one club in the world you can’t do it with it’s the one he chose in Newcastle United.

“He cannot treat it like he does one of his shops.”

“There doesn’t seem to be any real long-term planning or strategy.

“There wasn’t any when I was there in that short eight months. It was hard as manager to get any idea of what the vision for his football club was. That’s very difficult – the direction has to come from the top.

“I’ve got maximum respect for Rafael Benitez, he’s the only thing keeping the supporters sane at the moment.

“They get it, they like him. Any other manager with the results he’s had this season would be under-fire, but the Newcastle fans understand what’s happening.

“I think Rafa is doing fantastically. He can’t be getting the hassle I got, otherwise he wouldn’t still be there.

“But I think he’s still getting some of the problems that were there ten years ago.”

If Steve Bruce has any sanity, he should bring this circus to a halt and get on with it at Sheffield Wednesday.

The Newcastle fans don’t want him and the Sheffield Wednesday fans don’t deserve being deserted by him.

While Newcastle United is a bigger job, it is not a better one under Mike Ashley.


50 comments so far

  • jonnyshaw85

    Jul 13, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #41

    IF Newcastle do pay £5m for Bruce; it would be interesting to see where he would rank on NUFC signings under Ashley…?

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 13, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #42

    Neil – you’re really getting the hang of this.
    The last paragraph is telling.

    The Sun have a report out that states if Mike Ashley does end up paying the full amount for Steve Bruce, it would end up being more than was offered to Rafa Benitez.

    While Bruce’s salary will be a lot less than what Rafa was on, adding close to a ridiculous £6m compensation package for Bruce and his assistants Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence could come out to more than was offered to Rafa Benitez.
    Rafa Benitez and Steve Bruce– while in the championship and hope was eternal

    Where are the press in all of this? Where are the scathing pieces laying bare for all to see the wreck this club has returned to.

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  • pheasant plucker

    Jul 13, 2019 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #43

    Toon Kk You’re spot on no ambition no point

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 13, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #44

    Lindisfarne@37
    Ricky Martin
    Because the wife likes his songs

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  • Howay50

    Jul 13, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #45

    Never thought that it would come to this but the Mackems have more ambition than NUFC. Just can’t be bothered to continue to support a club run by such morons. Tired by the continual lack of progress and bored by everything that is printed in the media. If a survey was done on the mental health of a NUFC fan since Jabbba the hut has been in charge it would make for grim reading. Ashley has damaged us all and He should just f@ck off once and for all. Bored of it all. Supporting a club is meant to be fun and for far too long it just hasn’t been.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 13, 2019 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #46

    Any toon fans in the Lincoln area or where Wednesday are playing their other friendly ?

    Press should be there to check on Bruce so can see any protest

    Toon fans singing ” stay with them ” ( Aka Rod Stewart) or something suitable and a few banners wouldn’t go amiss ?

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 13, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #47

    Twitter users – can you put an appeal out there for a protest at Lincoln or elsewhere ?

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 13, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #48

    Have the team flown the nest yet ?
    Did the flight stop over in Dubai he asks more in hope
    Any news from China
    Where’s Jose ?
    Is he at the airport to meet and greet in arrivals
    Dear Lord, make it so

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  • Toon222

    Jul 13, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #49

    I wouldnt be 1 bit surprised if the club knew the protests were gonna happen then the day of the arsenal game they announce the takeover officially, leaving us with no new players, a manager we dont want and waitin to january to sign players which is always a very difficult window

    This are the kind of sick b@stards we’re dealing with

    They are fcuking us over big time

    We need 2 unite and not giv a fcuk together, they thrive of our misery

    When we stop giving a fcuk and stop giving our money we cut off their air supply

    BOYCOTT ARSENAL

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  • NUFC FOR SALE

    Jul 13, 2019 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #50

    Announce takeover on the day of the arsenal game?
    My god honestly can’t believe and those who still think there’s a takeover…4 fck sake…wakeup
    For the last time there is no takeover…they’re never will be a takeover.
    As sad as it is Ashley will never sell the club as a whole…sponsorship and merchandise will always sit with him…..and therefore any potential deal will collapse once they realise they not getting a full club.
    It makes no sense whatsoever to sell nufc for 350 million….a business guaranteed even if relegated to pull in over 200 million in tv money and parachute payments….that’s without considering potential player sales.
    We need to face the ugly truth Ashley is here for good and will continue to bleed the club dry.

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