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Alex Bruce Exchange With Journalist Will Not Be Helpful To Steve Bruce


Steve Bruce’s son Alex has taken exception to an article written by the Daily Mail’s Craig Hope. The article written yesterday after Newcastle’s narrow 0-1 defeat to Arsenal highlighted the substitution gaffe that ultimately led to Newcastle’s undoing.

Alex Bruce has come out today and defended his father which is admirable. However, this is not what is needed for Steve Bruce right now. Steve just needs to accept responsibility for the last 30 minutes of yesterday’s match and move on.

This is the exchange that Alex Bruce has had with Craig Hope.

We don’t think Craig Hope said anything wrong and we understand that it must be very hard for Alex Bruce as his father has not been well received by many in Newcastle. Yesterday’s second half did not do anything to help Bruce and that is just the way it is.

However, it was time to move on to Norwich and now Alex Bruce has stirred it up again by confronting a journalist who made a very astute and accurate observation.

Bruce needs to put yesterday in perspective and right the wrongs for Norwich. It should be taken as a learning experience and his focus should now move to getting the squad ready for a pivotal match at Carrow Road.


117 comments so far

  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #41

    Posada
    How is it a secret club. We have open meetings to the public so you can join

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #42

    We could have a blog competition maybe, ofd.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #43

    We are just fans who have had enough.
    Everyone has a voice. We decide as a group our actions.

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  • Pain in the Blog

    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #44

    Every Monday The Guardian writes a short piece on each of the premiership matches. Today’s piece on the Newcastle game was all about the protest – nothing about the match. That’s got to be good, except that the opinion was that the protest was a failure.

    “Newcastle may have to rethink boycott protests.
    Around 300 Newcastle fans marched through the rain from the Sports Direct store in Northumberland Street and congregated by the burger van at the bottom of Strawberry Place. They made their presence felt and registered their protest against Mike Ashley’s continued ownership of the club. But still the club were able to announce an attendance of 47,635, just under 5,000 off capacity. That includes season-ticket holders who may not have turned up but, still, despite the filthy weather there did not appear to be more than 6,000?7,000 empty seats at St James’. This is a major problem for those who wish to organise protests: it will take far more than that not to turn up before any boycott begins to have an impact and, at the moment, there seems very little appetite for that – or, at least, there are enough casual fans willing to pick up tickets to counter the recusant hardcore.
    Jonathan Wilson”

    And, by the way, the attendance figure of 47,365 matches the official police figure.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #45

    I went to my first open meeting on the monday that rafa left, there was 300 other people there aswell.
    Wallace who was speaking said the magpie group needs volunteers, me being me ive decided ashley needs to go so i talked to wallace after voicing my opinion at the open meeting which was listened too and took on board. I got invited to a closed meeting and know im part of the crew.
    If you want to know more, get involved help out or even just put your point across. Get in contact with the magpie group.

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  • one fine day

    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #46

    Posada they are all over social media Twitter Instagram etc
    There is no secret lol they are not so ancient order . They hold meetings and publicise them .all are welcome
    Might be worth getting yourself along to at least hear them out .
    I am signed up for life with the Nust as well.
    I am finding they are way more about personal agendas / ego with wraith and co
    As for democratic …last week they released the members survey .
    Of those who responded 67 % sop ported a boycott of the arsenal game .
    So going off that did they support it ? So there’s your democracy .

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  • kimbo

    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #47

    To all you protesters on here, only way to get Ashley out is to stump up £350 million and have a spare £100 million per year to invest. Looking at the group of protesters on Sunday I would be surprised if they had a spare £1000.00 amongst the lot of them.
    I want Ashley out as much as anyone but where is the money coming from?????

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  • Mund

    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #48

    Genjikai

    What’s the next step within the movement? Do you have plans going for forward?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #49

    The boycott has made a statement, I’m not going back while Ashley is here, not sure whether or not that is boycotting or not. Steve Bruce and Lee Churnley driven by their puppet master will arrange all further boycotts by themselves, I don’t doubt that. Anyone blaming the fans for the atmosphere in the stadium needs a serious raincheck. Is it the fault of that guy who had been going since 1966 and was about to get his OAP’s discount this year but couldn’t take the lies and deceit anymore, is it the hibbit briothers fault for paying their money for so long yet deciding enough is enough. Why should wor flags bother their arses to create an atmosphere in the stadium for a load of day trippers who might not even clap let alone belt out the Blaydon races, one man alone is to blame for this malaise.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #50

    Rotunda,
    This new wum/troll/halfwit is none other than weslhgeordie9, only person on her I’ve seen use the word dipshit.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #51

    martoon, how about a pound a game head to head to the SBR and we’ll make sure we both make a decent donation at the end. Btw I’m 1-0 up 😀

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #52
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #53

    Posada

    Nufc trust democratic?

    How come 84% of members who voted , voted boycott the match but Nust never aligned with that vote, wheres the democracy

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #54

    Posada
    Sorry if i sound short with you, but i ask if your local as i think you should come meet the magpie group.

    If you want to get in contact with us email
    contact@magpiegroup.org

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  • martoon

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #55

    Jail @51 – Yeah that sounds OK – I guess we’ll have to keep a record so we can add it up at the end.

    My excuse for the first week is I was trying to do it on a Norwegian Cafe dodgy WiFi 😀

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  • posada

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #56

    Genjikai
    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:49 AM
    Comment #41
    Posada
    How is it a secret club. We have open meetings to the public so you can join
    *****************************************************
    Who’s in charge.
    How many members do you actually have.
    Who decides on actions/strategy.

    You decide as a group your actions.

    How does that work.

    Are you not simply a small self supporting group of agitators.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #57

    Ive gave you all the information you or anyone needs to find out about us.
    If you want to know more contact the official email.
    Ofd
    How did you find out about the magpie groups plans your in Australia. Can you let the blog know.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #58

    Anyone else who uses the blog who was on the march yesterday?

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  • dig-n-dig22

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #59

    OFD 4

    I think most of the empty seats would have been ST holders that didn’t renew but I don’t think it is over yet, if we get,a run of poor results then I think fans will stop paying at the gate because they won’t be confident that Bruce can turn it around, after looking at the competition over the weekend I was pleasantly surprised, I would say our squad looks stronger than half the teams in the Prem so I have gone for 9th place for Martoon’s predictions I think a lot will depend on the team putting a shift in for Bruce, but 9th place is still no more than kicking the can down the road. I feel sorry for the fans that took part in the boycott because they will be the ones that will take the stick at the away games at least they are the ones with the b@lls

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #60

    https://twitter.com/FootballJOE/status/1160573609921916933?s=19
    A little from yesterday.
    Mass respect lad.

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  • posada

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #61

    one fine day
    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM
    Comment #46
    Posada they are all over social media Twitter Instagram etc
    There is no secret lol they are not so ancient order . They hold meetings and publicise them .all are welcome
    Might be worth getting yourself along to at least hear them out .
    I am signed up for life with the Nust as well.
    I am finding they are way more about personal agendas / ego with wraith and co
    As for democratic …last week they released the members survey .
    Of those who responded 67 % sop ported a boycott of the arsenal game .
    So going off that did they support it ? So there’s your democracy .
    ******************************************
    Yeah they hold public meetings. Not well attended, but they hold public meetings.
    Their policy decisions are not made at these meetings. That takes place within the group itself.
    Hence Secret Club.
    NUST do have a democratic set up and actual members, as I have stated.

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  • posada

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #62

    #BoycottAshley ( OP)
    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:11 PM
    Comment #53
    Posada

    Nufc trust democratic?

    How come 84% of members who voted , voted boycott the match but Nust never aligned with that vote, wheres the democracy
    ******************************************************
    The democracy comes in thus. The members can stand for election and change the policy.
    With the other groups you have to agree with them or your not welcome.
    If 300 people joined Ashley Out and put forward a more balanced view they would hate it.
    They’d probably leave and form another group – Fans Against Ashley.

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  • one fine day

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #63

    Posada,
    As for small in size / group ,it is growing .
    If organised well you don’t always need huge numbers these days to get a message out and bring real change .
    When Facebook bought Instagram for 0ne billion $ us Instagram at the time had 12 employees
    Nust now is closing in on 10 k but all I saw in the last 2 weeks was some cringy train spotting parody from the self promoting wraithe.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #64

    Posada
    You havnt listened at all. People join the magpie group by putting themselves forward.
    We are in our infancy but that is about to change.
    And yes open meetings are were fans can put ideas across and then they are acted on, and it is important more turn up to meetings and join.
    Look the magpie group is young but we are here for the long haul.
    Look up rangers fans group who are just like us. Started 2 years ago now own 10 percent of the club so it is achievable it just takes you to participate.
    If youve had enough of ashleys version of nufc contact the magpie group join them be a voice, they are given you a platform to speak.

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  • one fine day

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #65

    Yes and while members stand for election ,vote , elect, appoint then repeat next year nothing whatsoever ever is getting done .
    It’s like the people’s front of Judaea scenario
    #lifeofbrian ..if that last bit puzzled anyone

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  • hibbit

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #66

    late reply sorry

    i’m sure thats his seat, so yes i think it is !!!!

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  • hibbit

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #67

    Posada,

    why don’t you get a long to the next meeting and voices your concerns ?????

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #68

    Thanks, hibbit.

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  • posada

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #69

    The Magpie Group will give you a platform to be ignored if you don’t agree with them.

    How many members do you have ?

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #70

    http://club1872.co.uk
    Is the rangers version of us. Started 2 years ago.
    This is what we will become.

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  • hibbit

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #71

    one fine day

    thanks for the link, dogs need a walk,

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #72

    Posada
    Me personally i cant answer that question as i dont have the figures.
    Im sure if you email contact@magpiegroup.org
    And ask you question it will be answered.
    Or better yet turn up to a meeting and find out.
    Just like anyone else turn up, contact them if that what you want to do.

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  • posada

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #73

    Hibbitt
    If you go to a meeting and there are only 30 folks there what type of folks are they.
    Are they representative of NUFC supporters.
    Stand up at one of those meetings and say awful things about Ashley and you’ll get cheers and clapped etc.
    Stand up and say something they don’t like and it does down like a fart in a space suit.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #74

    Posada
    How do you know you will be ignored?
    Have you even tried to give your opinion to them.

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  • posada

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #75

    Genjikai
    Alright I’ll go to one of your meetings and find out.
    Your last meeting had 30 people there.
    So, I’ll assume you have a maximum of 30 members.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #76

    Posada
    There was 300 at an open meeting 7 weeks ago,
    Whats your point your trying to make.
    I bet alot of fans still went yesterday cause they have already paid. And i bet if had the chance to get money back or get out of the contract they would.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #77

    Posada

    All the groups that are part of TMG want Ashley out, they all still do individual things but come togther under one banner.

    Some people agreed with the boycott, some didn’t, some people who came to TMG public members meetings protested outside SD and the club shop and went into the ground after.

    The reason TMG dont have a written list of members with a vote as you put it is because we’ve needed to sort out bank accounts etc for donations and funding.

    It has to be transparent and waterproof so every member knows what funds and where it goes

    Same as the website, it’s being worked on but isn’t quite ready.

    A lot of stuff you’re thinking or asking is being addressed, TMG see this as a long term fight we want to put our best foot foward not stumble over the start line.

    I do understand your line of questions.

    The main group who are trying to get this off the ground are about 20. Theres a lot of work for 20, there was around 20 interviews for different media outlets last week plus 2 meetings the protest itself and stuff in the background. I had 1 day last week where I wasnt involved with something related to TMG.

    We need more people involved, more boots on the street, please come to the next meeting even just to voice your concerns.

    If you get satisfactory answers it may help you and others understand and join our cause.

    #BoycottAshley #ashleyout

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  • one fine day

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #78

    Posada
    One things for sure you get a better welcome at the meeting than kimbo after his latest comment .
    Arrogant and totally un called for

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  • one fine day

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #79

    Kimbo
    Seriously ?

    kimbo
    Aug 12, 2019 at 11:57 AM
    Comment #47
    To all you protesters on here, only way to get Ashley out is to stump up £350 million and have a spare £100 million per year to invest. Looking at the group of protesters on Sunday I would be surprised if they had a spare £1000.00 amongst the lot of them.
    I want Ashley out as much as anyone but where is the money coming from?????

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 12, 2019 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #80

    Posada

    The only people who get shouted down are drunk rable rousers.

    That sort of behaviour and mindset will get TMG nowhere

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, the main aggression came from those attending the game not those protesting

    Those there supporting stood in the rain, some for upto 4 hours, they weren’t drunk looking for confrontation, they were looking for a way to save their club.

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