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Local Lad Clears Up Comments Made After Norwich Game

Paul Dummett has issued a clarification on his post-Norwich comments about the warm-up not being right.

His comments about the warm-up took off a bit this morning during a BBC podcast between Arlo White, Chris Sutton, and Micah Richards.

This is what Chris Sutton had said this morning when Arlo White mentioned Paul Dummett’s comments:

“What about a little bit of self-responsibility? Why come out publicly and say that?

“I think that’s a disgrace, I really, really do.

“It’s made me angry this Paul Dummett comment – I mean come on.

“Warm yourself up.”

Micah Richards, during the same conversation, said the following:

“I think that’s down to being a professional. You can’t really put everything on the manager.

“When you go out as a footballer, when you cross that white line, you’ve got to have some sort of responsibility on yourself.

“You can’t blame a manager for that.

“The manager has looked at his squad, thought that was the best possible team for that game, and the players have to take some responsibility.”

Paul just made an off the cuff remark that seems to have been taken out of context. His entire interview after the match was about how the players did not do well enough, and it was their responsibility to get it sorted for the next match. He never once blamed the coaching staff.

However, Steve Bruce and the players are under immense scrutiny right now and may, unfortunately, have to be less candid when speaking to the press. It doesn’t look like they are going to be given the benefit of the doubt right now.

8 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 20, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #1

    Please Ed or Neil, tell us how good Steve Bruce’s man management skills are, this would be an ideal time to showcase his talent! You’ve both been bigging it up this last three weeks surely you can both say your piece rather than relying on twitter?

  • jane

    Aug 20, 2019 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #2

    have some respect Jail.

  • c-dog

    Aug 20, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Season so far

    Beaten by arsenal reserves
    Humbled by newly promoted Norwich who spent nothing

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 20, 2019 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #4

    Jail you have zero class.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 20, 2019 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #5

    I hope that clears matters up for hibbitt as he got mega exercised about this.

  • BeeGuy

    Aug 20, 2019 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Why do I feel that SB has no tactical skills? Do others see a system that will be coming together?

  • Phil K

    Aug 21, 2019 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #7

    I am absolutely mystified how anyone in their right mind can defend either Bruce and coaching staff or the players.
    Baffled. How bloody many of us say this was going to happen ? 80% of us ? At LEAST 80%
    And there are NO signs its going to get any better.
    I can see Bruce being booted out after between 6 and 8 consecutive defeats in the league and the usual early exit against Leicester, and certain recently bought players – overpaid for – will become the new Rivierre and Saivet
    How the hell is Charnley still employed ? BRUCE for God’s sake ? Or the drip who replaced Graham Carr ?

  • Phil K

    Aug 21, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #8

    By the way – respecting Chris Sutton’s opinion ?????????????? He’s a typical ex footballer. While he hasn’t been the non-stop attacks on Newcastle fans turd like Danny Mills or Phil Neville he hasn’t had a good word to say about us, and like all the media are DELIGHTED the Ashley plan continues paying dividends of destroying this club slowly. And of course they’ll support anyone f***ing this club of ours up – like Steve Bruce – and attack anyone mentioning who is to blame


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