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Bruce Gives Brutal Assessment Of Performance Ahead Of Tottenham


Recently Isaac Hayden and Matt Ritchie have come out and been critical of the performance at Norwich on Saturday. They both, however, have tried to look at the positives moving forward.

Isaac has concentrated on Newcastle’s past experience with difficult starts as being reason enough to believe the club can get out of the current situation.

Matt Ritchie has tried to put emphasis on the fact that it is still very early in the season and that things will turn around in due time.

Steve Bruce has also tried to look forward to getting the team ready for the next match at Tottenham. Though he has expressed his big disappointment with the performance of the players.

The Daily Mail has published some more comments by Bruce about the performance on Saturday. These ones maintain a much harsher tone than the previous ones from Bruce:

“I can’t go onto the pitch with them. But the one thing in management I’ve always tried to instill into my team is yes, we make mistakes, but I can’t forgive a performance where basically you don’t put your boots on.

“Unfortunately, it’s happened already, which is the second game in, but I’ll do all I can to make sure that changes.

“We’ve got to do the basics better.

“Whatever level you’re at, the first thing you have to do is do more than the opposition. I didn’t think we did that.’

These are brutal but accurate statements from the head coach. And it is now up to him to make sure setbacks like last Saturday’s don’t happen again.

This team can ill afford another dreadful performance at Tottenham. We aren’t expecting the team to go to Spurs and win, however, we are expecting to see progress under Steve Bruce. That must happen on Sunday.


95 comments so far

  • Shadow_Shearer

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #41

    After joelington missed that great chance, it was clear to Bruce, your only as good as your strikers

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #42

    He’s a canny man

    He’s an honest man

    And he does lyk a beer

    But he doesn’t do tactics

    Aan aah wish he wornt here!

    5
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #43

    Shadow

    In a few weeks time we might have a couple!

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #44

    Give Muto a start Brucie, you know it makes sense!

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #45

    And Shelvey aint lazy, he’s economical with his movement.

    Really!

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #46

    2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th, hope that’s not the start of a bad habit.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:10 PM

    Comment #47

    6th as well, helllp!

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:12 PM

    Comment #48

    Apparently Gran Canaria is the current hot destination.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #49

    After the Arctic!

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #50

    So did the lads play in stocking feet, sorry Brucie that is not good tactics.

    0
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #51

    Luke Edwards
    For your information, there is only one villain at Nufc (well two of you include Charnley) and his name is Mike Ashley. It’s not SB’s fault that he was drawn to a fantastic club he supported as a boy, it was the incompetent owner who appointed him! Totally inappropriately and it doesn’t matter what we say it’s his players on the pitch who are the only ones who can save him! He ditched Sheffield Weds without a thought so he’s now reaping the rewards!

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  • toon22

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #52

    Yeh

    Lets all be positive, happy positive fans

    Maybe you could explain how tests going to get rid of Jabba ?

    I’m sure KBA would love us all to be happy , positive sheep

    10
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #53

    I spoke to quite a few fans who said they’d give Bruce ten games, yesterday over a dozen of my pals said he’d had his chance already, 2 games in.

    I thought it would’ve taken him at least ten games to turn the fans and team against him.

    19
  • toon22

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #54

    Let’s ignore the shambles , lies, deceit , asset stripping

    And be happy and positive about it so Jabba can go bust n for another 13 years

    10
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #55

    Essex
    Love it! The new Cushie Butterfield!
    Hahaha

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #56

    I can understand Muto not getting many votes as he was substituted into a team that was already well beaten but where did all of Krafths votes come from, he wasn’t terrible but nowhere near man of the match.

    Has he got a big family following the blog?

    3
  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #57

    York mag
    Before the season started you were giving it large can’t wait for arsenal game follow the team thick and thin blah blah. I’m not boycotting blah blah. Now it’s man over board I’m jumping ship what a knob you are

    11
  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #58

    Munster

    You want to be very careful with very freely throwing those liar claims around.
    Suggest you go and re-visit your comments after Rafa’s 1st or possibly second game away at Leicester.

    I await your apology.

    9
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #59

    Moonraker

    Yeah, Karma can be shite! 🙂

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #60

    Rotonda

    Really, you are digging up comments from around three years ago to beat Munster with, be interested to know if I made an adverse comment then as well. 😉

    3
  • toon22

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #61

    Hiya Munster

    Hahahahaha

    5
  • lochinvar

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #62

    Well Bruce if your telling us that the players “didn’t put their boots on” that says it all and confirms my worst fears.
    I’ve never ever ever ever ever ever played a sport be it squash, rugby, football or Tiddliwinks where I haven’t put my boots on and played for me, the team and the coach. It’s called a winning mentality.

    If the players aren’t putting their boots on there must be a reason and it starts back on the training ground and in the dressing room.

    To criticise your own team that you are responsible for in such a way is naive and damaging and can only mean one thing.

    Boots are made for walking, hope you’ve got a good pair.

    Nothing personal but you had a good gig at Sheffield Wednesday and may well have brought them up.

    Newcastle United is the mother of all manager’s jobs and the team know that and how they respond is determined by how they respond to the manager.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #63

    toon22

    You think he’ll still be around in 13 years time, that doesn’t bode well for your campaign.

    Woe, woe and thrice woe!

    2
  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #64

    Essex

    Just wait till he calls you a liar then and see how you like it.

    He’s hardly changed his tune on Rafa over time has he

    4
  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #65

    Liar liar pants on fire
    Ha ha ha
    Rotonda you pompous preening portentous pontifical pretentious patronising pedantic plum

    7
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #66

    Rotonda

    I don’t think anyone has called me a liar as yet on the blog but I wouldn’t be going back into the blogs ancient archives to prove a point, rightly or wrongly.

    Still, you’re choice mate!

    5
  • hibbit

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #67

    @65

    says Jib who spat his dummie out this morning when i accused him of telling porkies,
    what’s good for the gooses is good for the gander !!!

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #68

    #65 Okay Jib what you trying to say.

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #69

    Sound like chinaman with a mouthful of marbles.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #70

    Rotonda

    As you have found Munster’s comment could you repost it, so we can see what he actually said.

    4
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #71

    Mike Ashley@MoneyMikeAshley

    Delia Smith is 77 years old, and has a net worth of around £30m.

    We simply cannot compete with that. I can’t, and I won’t.

    #nufc

    12
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #72

    Anglo Saxon

    Hiya toon22!

    🙂

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #73

    hibbit
    I didn’t spit anything out , not even a dummy
    (correct spelling)
    I just pointed out the difference between mistaken
    or telling a lie – Lilo seemed to get it.

    He’s rational though

    5
  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:54 PM

    Comment #74

    Hiya Essex try oldarse.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #75

    Ron

    Like to know what she fed them before the game, perhaps Brucie get get the recipe from her.

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #76

    Anglo Saxon

    As well, blimey!

    2
  • hibbit

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #77

    the players have quickly woken up to Bruce and his coaches prehistoric methods and outlook a lack of any organisational skills and complete disregard for any kind of game plan,
    worst possibly appoint the club could have made for the players and the fans a real step back into the dark ages of coaching,
    Bruce was warned by friends and family of the welcome and the size of the job that awaited him he chose to ignore there advice,

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 19, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #78

    Essex New season new suite wish I fkin hadn’t bothered.

    0
  • Geordie-john

    Aug 19, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #79

    In a nut shell. BOLLOCKS !

    0
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 19, 2019 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #80

    Hibbit

    It must be a shock going from Rafa, who would examine the opposition in forensic detail and plan the tactics like a military general on to Bruce who’s a good laugh around the training ground.

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