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Steve Bruce Arrival At Lincoln City Confirmed For Preseason Friendly



Kristy Edwards, a sports reporter for Sky Sports, has sent out confirmation that Steve Bruce has traveled to Lincoln City today for Sheffield Wednesday’s preseason match.

Here is the tweet she has sent:


In what has to be an awkward situation for Steve Bruce and his club, he will manage the team today as Mike Ashley tries to get Dejphon Chansiri to lower the compensation fee.

At some point soon, there will have to either be a breakthrough or breakdown in discussions. We are hoping for the latter as Steve Bruce is just not good enough. Plain and simple.

If these talks do breakdown, or if Bruce just pulls the plug himself and gets on with the Owls, where do Newcastle turn?

We are not certain of anyone now being interested in the Newcastle manager’s position. We had thought of Garry Monk but he has come off three contentious spells at his last three clubs, and we’re not even certain he would bother to deal with Ashley at this point.

Our hope is that the negotiations for Bruce do fail to materialize, and the club search outside their current restrictions of only considering managers with recent Premiership experience.

Maybe they have not even considered someone like Quique Sanches Flores or Rudi Garcia and could approach them with promises of a large transfer budget.

That would be better than Steve Bruce and might restore some sense of optimism to the fans.

It is highly doubtful. Ashley is more likely to give Alan Pardew total control and £100m to spend then get in someone like Rudi Garcia.


31 comments so far

  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Former England Boss, Mike Basset, poised to take the managers job at #NUFC ahead of Steve Bruce

    @NUFC

    Word in the presser is that Bruce has turned down the chance to manage his boyhood club

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #2

    Second!!

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d rather have Fiona Bruce. She’s smarter, probably a better motivator and would be more welcome than Steve.

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  • jane

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #4

    Wednesday take early lead in the 4th minute through Jordan Rhodes, very good player.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Posada

    Well done son..Unite as one

    1
  • Sir Braveheart

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #6

    And I’d rather Christopher Nolan as the number 2. At least he could probably sign Batman to play as a striker for us.

    Would imagine his Inception inspired team tactics sessions would be a little complicated though….

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #7

    Bills

    I wouldn’t scrape your opinions about the toon off the bottom of my shoe
    Your defending Jabba
    I’d rather talk to a mackem about the club right now

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  • Toonces

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #8

    At the time when Pardew moved to Palace, and left us with Carver, everyone laughed at Palace for paying compo to us for Pardew. I think it was something in the range of £6M-£8M.

    If we pay compo for Bruce, reportedly in the £5M range, that would be right up there on the list of top embarrassments under Ashley.

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  • jane

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #9

    2 up now.

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  • The Newcastle Armchair

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Darlow
    Yedlin Clarke Fernandez Dummett

    Ritchie Shelvey Ki Atsu
    Almiron
    Joselu

    Doesn’t look too bad for next season, right?

    Stick Mick McCarthy as manager and I’m as good as a new season ticket!

    7
  • jazzyp

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Sheffield Wednesday fan has just confronted Bruce in the dug out before being escorted away

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #12

    Markaccus, Jail and the rest,..

    So NUFC are the only stepping stone club in the league??

    What part of reality don’t you get??

    EVERY club bar the top 6 in England are a stepping club.

    I bet 95% of the top players in EVERY club have been sold because they wanted to play for a top side and get the wages those clubs will pay.

    And, even the top 6, not just in this country, are often feeder clubs for the likes of Real, Barcelona and PSG.

    Many agents won’t allow their top up and coming players to sign contracts for more than three years because they know if they do well the big clubs will come calling and with a shorter unexpired contract the fee will be lower and they and the player can trouser another big deal.

    MA tried to stop that with 5 year contracts and its the reason why we got, at the time, the overvalued fees for Wini and Sissoko.

    You need to pull your heads out of your ar$es and stop trying to kid yourself that Ashley invented or transformed us into a feeder club – he didn’t.

    It’s called the REALITY of modern football.

    And just because I don’t blame the FCB for everything under the sun doesn’t make my wanting him out any less true.

    That’s what the demented, obsessive Jail can’t get his cabbaged head around.

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #13

    And for good measure…

    Suddick. Pop Robson, McDermott, Kennedy, Supermac, Gasgoigne, Waddle, Beardsley, Cole, Les Ferdinand, Ginola… all of the top players we’ve had… were all sold.

    And, every single one of them was a better player than any that we’ve sold in the last 12 years.

    Ashley transformed us into a feeder club.

    Utter nonsense.

    3
  • Dubs Left Glove

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Every photo i’ve seen of Bruce in the last 48 hours makes me full of rage, not sure why…

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  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #15

    Bills Son Is Back

    “Cutting off the nose to spite the face”

    2
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #16

    Frog,

    Ni doubt you love wallowing in the scum at the bottom the pond

    It’s your natural habitat.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Stay where you are Playdoh heed. You ain’t wanted here.

    Next!………

    1
  • geordietom

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #18

    billson …#63 #64 #65

    only problem with what your saying is them players were all before Fat Ash bought us…

    2
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Lindisfarne, and your point is?

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  • jezza442

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Quick question for anyone who may know,is the fit and proper person test an ongoing thing ? And can the FA forces a sale of a club through mismanagement?

    2
  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #21

    They just did it with Blackpool I think jezza. More of a money concern though which from the outside looking in our finances are rosy

    1
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #22

    geordietoon, only problem with what your saying is them players were all before Fat Ash bought us…

    NEVER IN THE WORLD!!!!

    That’s EXACTLY my point.

    We’ve ALWAYS been a feeder club…

    That’s why we’ve never won the league since 1927…

    Never won the FA Cup since 1955….

    Never ever won the League Cup…

    And last won a trophy, the Fairs Cup, in 1969 – 50 fkn years ago.

    And Ashley transformed us into a feeder club???

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #23

    Bills

    OK, a feeder club is one thing, but we are about to become a yo yo feeder club, which will eventually make it impossible to attract even the players who are using us as a stepping stone, so then we will just be a yo yo club.

    Yay. Sounds great.

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  • c-dog

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #24

    jane
    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:23 PM
    Comment #4
    Wednesday take early lead in the 4th minute through Jordan Rhodes, very good player.

    Worth his weight in gold at championship level. Proven he can help push clubs to the next level in that league. Unable to make step up to premier league level however. Much like Gayle.

    2
  • Lindisfarne

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #25

    Bills Son Is Back

    Can you express an opinion that supports your claim that you have no love for Ashley?

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #26

    And one day, we will yo down, and not yo back up again. It will be so exciting to be a mediocre championship club. Woo.

    1
  • geordietom

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #27

    billson…

    like the lad said before . most clubs outside the top 6 or 7 are feeder clubs .

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  • Markaccus

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #28

    Anyway

    I do not want to get into the argument, so I will agree to massively disagree, with a side salad of astonished bewilderment.

    3
  • geordietom

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #29

    Marka …

    exactly mate . one day we are gonna go down and stay down …

    been there done that was crap …

    3
  • geordietom

    Jul 13, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #30

    marka …

    is that caesar salad mate …

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  • bill

    Jul 13, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #31

    The thing is in these days where the Premier League is the richest in the world, by all accounts, why should we be a selling club? According to the figures I’ve seen in the press we are in the top twenty richest clubs in the world. So why should we sell our best players?
    Not only that, but how come we only recently broke our own record signing fee which was Michael Owen over a decade ago. It stinks and only the blind don’t see it. You see the pattern there?

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