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Paul Dummett Has Nothing To Clarify – He is Newcastle United Through And Through

This is the exact quote at the 0:45 second mark of Paul Dummett’s post-Norwich interview directly after the match:

“I don’t know, but I think from the start in the warm-up, it wasn’t right. The first five minutes, they were on top of us.”

This innocuous comment said in passing has caused a storm for not only Paul but also his coaching staff. It reached a zenith during a BBC podcast on Tuesday between Arlo White, Chris Sutton, and Micah Richards in which Sutton and Richards blasted Dummett for his comments.

Now both Sutton and Richards reacted to the comment about the warm-up as presented by Arlo White. It seemed to us that both Chris Sutton and Micah Richards had not heard the interview but were reacting to the plain text of the comment that the warm-up wasn’t right.

It may also be the case that Arlo White had not heard the comments in their full context either. If so, they most likely would not have responded like they did.

Paul Dummett– his actions do the talking

To us, Paul Dummett was not making any derogatory references to the coaching staff whatsoever. In that same interview he said that the players needed to look themselves in the mirror for their performance.

After the reaction on the BBC podcast, Paul Dummett took to Twitter to issue the following clarification:

Steve Bruce, when asked about Paul’s warm-up comments, had the following response as published in the Chronicle today:

“If they’ve detected that they weren’t right in the warm-up and then they’ve took that onto the pitch then, of course, that is a concern,”

“But if you’re insinuating that myself and the staff aren’t capable of taking a warm-up, then it’s difficult, and then when you all sensationalise the other stuff of somebody like Michael Chopra.”

We really feel for Paul as he is a local lad and will be mortified that he has any part to play in the storm this week.

As for the Michael Chopra comments, this is what Steve Bruce had to say:

“I’m sorry but it’s just totally wrong and lies basically. The whole thing is fabricated lies, and unfortunately, it escalates where you think, ‘Dear, oh dear. That is just totally ridiculous.’

“And this is the problem when you get people who just want to create nonsense, which, obviously, it was.”

“Who does he know? It’s absolute lies. Look, it’s lies and you all know why he is on the radio.

“You all know why he is on the radio. Newcastle legend? Played 20 times for the club. Jesus! Give me some sort of credence. If it’s Alan Shearer, yes, c’mon, bring it on.”

Another week supporting Newcastle United I suppose. I really hope we don’t get thrashed on Sunday. Because if we do then, Dear, oh dear.

9 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 23, 2019 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #1

    Scum journalism by scumballs. Jeez can u imagine if some if the guys on here were journalists instead of angry bitter seagull watchers? I know Bruce understood the gig when he took the job but he deserves more than this surely.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 24, 2019 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #2

    It isn’t Bruce’s fault. He shouldn’t be here. But it is rich to say the criticism has been sensationalized. It’s to be expected. We were hopeless against Norwich, and while it’s true he needs ten games, it’s also true that even if he succeeds, it’ll only deliver a mid table side and serve to tighten Ashley’s grip on us. There’s really very little to be happy about for fans. Actually, there’s nothing to be happy about. We continue to support the team, of course, we can still take heart in a battling performance, wins here and there, the joy of the odd great goal, but that’s your lot, and even that isn’t guaranteed.

  • WLtoon

    Aug 24, 2019 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #3

    There is no chance of a mid table finish with Bruce imo, more likely he will take us down, he is hopeless to be fair.

  • IrishRob

    Aug 24, 2019 at 12:51 AM

    Comment #4

    Jesus H Christ why are we still talking about days old news? Its not the first time either.

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 24, 2019 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #5

    Nicky ffs why should he have to take notice of a preck like chopra? How does a bloke who played years ago have access to the players? He doesnt but bruce has to fight that too. Im not optimistic but even charva didnt have this.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 24, 2019 at 1:08 AM

    Comment #6

    What is our defensive shape with a front two, given we want to stay compact and compress, which really isn’t a tactic, rather a fundamental part of any game plan.

    I suppose ideally it’s something like this, depending on where the ball is..


    It’s a bit like cutting off the ring in boxing.

    You get the shape and you try to win the ball, but not at the risk of losing shape. Players close enough to each other to be able to second defend as needed, but not so close as to encroach on a teammates individual space causing gaps elsewhere for the opposition to exploit. Basically not too tight or too loose, and to of course then be able to transition seamlessly and quickly into an attacking shape when you win the ball, where you’re looking to stretch play at pace, and of course read the game well and anticipate when we might lose the ball so as to quickly get back into a nice tight compact defensive shape again .

  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 24, 2019 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #7

    just how far have wolves come. just beat torino in the europa league.

    if you had told me 15 years ago wolves will be playing in europe and we will be relegation fodders i’d think you were mental.

  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Aug 24, 2019 at 1:15 AM

    Comment #8

    Munster, for sure Chopra was over the top, and silly stuff, and unhelpful, but the general mood of unhappiness, Bruce has to live with that, and he has to live with the criticism, because of the way he came into the job. He wasn’t just referring to Chopra though when he used the term sensationalized. He appears to think the fans should be more willing to give him time, but we’ve been through a hell of a few months and have little appetite for it. He needs to just get on with it.

  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Aug 24, 2019 at 1:19 AM

    Comment #9

    And go back to the late 60’s and 70’s and people would have thought you crazy for Wolves not being competing for trophies and Europe regularly.

    Wolves are also the only European team to have won the US soccer League and playoffs.

    They had poor ownership and mismanagement, which is what saw them fall away.


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