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Newcastle Great Reminds Fans That Bruce Is Not The Villain


Rob Lee, who made 301 appearances for Newcastle United from 1992-2002, has taken to Twitter in defense of Steve Bruce. He has also tried to remind fans that Bruce is not the cause of our current situation.

Rob Lee makes a very salient point in these comments. Steve Bruce was offered the position and took it. While the way Bruce left Sheffield Wednesday was a fair point of contention, he has come in and got on with it. By all accounts, he has done a very admirable job in getting the players focused on moving forward.

Whether he can be successful, remains to be seen. While results are ultimately all that matters, he needs to be afforded at least a run of games before he can be comprehensively judged.

Bruce has been under constant scrutiny since the day he was appointed. The pressure has been ratcheted up tenfold this week with the result at Norwich. While we do think Bruce deserved some probing about the terrible performance, the extent and type of the criticism leveled at him have been extreme.

This week has seen him issue some regretful responses to some of the criticism aimed at him and his players, but it is understandable considering the type of criticism they received.

What Steve Bruce needs is some time and space to see if he is the right man for the job. Two games are just not an adequate enough sample size to concretely say that he isn’t.

While it is certainly logical to take his history into consideration, he should get at least a couple of months on this specific job to state his case.

Lee also goes on to remind us why this club is stuck in neutral, and possibly about to go back in reverse. The owner is the root cause of the problem. If Bruce fails, he can be seen as a symptom but nothing more. He needs to be given some reasonable amount of time before that is decided.

By reasonable, we don’t mean half a season but just a couple of months, or around eight to ten games. If we have only a few points after that, then it is logical to surmise that he is just not going to get it done. Rafa Benitez had the entirety of his CV to rely on during his poor starts, so should Steve Bruce.

With Benitez, it was reasonable to suggest that he could turn it around. It may not be with Bruce if he ends up in the same predicament.


118 comments so far

  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Well said Rob

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #2

    Missed the bus!

    toon22

    Who incidentally is Ed not Neil, do check your comments before hitting the submit button.

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Essex

    Nit picking at best it seems
    Knew what i meant , decided to argue

    Well said Rob

    5
  • toon22

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #4

    Essex

    Maybe you can furnish the blog with the reason JIB wont use an gravitar
    You seem to be one his “wave length”

    3
  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #5

    Gravatar

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #6

    toon22

    OK, I think he has his own mind and will not be bullied into doing what other people want him to do.

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Bill
    toon22 has demanded you furnish the blog with a reason

    You know he owns it don’t you ?

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #8

    If I was ever minded to have one

    well you can guess the rest

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Jib
    I do wonder at times!

    0
  • bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #10

    Sorry, missed the bus again!

    Maybe Denmark should ask if they can buy Texas.
    DTs attempt to buy Greenland is nothing but an attempt to distract people from the total mess he is making of everything. Maybe keeping off the question of gun control or some other issue he and his supporters want to keep out of peoples minds or attention. A widely used tactic.
    A bit like on here really, some come on and try to sideline the main issue of the parasite that owns the club and how we should try to get rid of him.
    Okay, it’s an NUFC football supporters website and people want to talk about the team and everything around it but don’t get distracted from the main problem “the parasite”.

    2
  • ASPCOMDB

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #11

    https://youtu.be/Sy2vc9lW5r0

    Seminar about football analytics and how they can be used in business. There is a mention of Newcastle United in there and it explains our freak season when we finished 5th. Quite interesting.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #12

    Fair comment Rob and we (I) have said he’s got 7.5 games to prove himself. So that’s 5.5 left now.

    I’ll be happy with 2 wins and a draw in those games.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #13

    He’s a canny lad

    He’s a president

    And he might lyk a beer

    But he’s an egotistical paranoid maniac (allegedly)

    An aah wish he wornt, anything.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #14

    toon232

    Aah knaa, nit picking is the blight of this blog, isn’t it! 😉

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #15

    If DT was to buy the Toon, would it always be Toon 1st?

    And would our South American footballers be sacked?

    0
  • bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Two wins and a draw would be exceptional.

    0
  • bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #17

    Essex Bill,

    Forgive for asking but have you been drinking excessively?

    If not, why not? these times demand it 🙂

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #18

    It’s weird how , this evening , toon22’s syntax and grammar , are so different.

    6
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #19

    Tony

    Good comeback by our lads today, two days to score just over 200, we have to be in with a chance.

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #20

    Essex Geordie Bill
    They would have to train on the other side of the wall at Benton

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #21

    bill

    I did share a nice bottle of Rose from a friends own Essex vines today with the missus and it were loverly but I’m not p!ssed, yet! 🙂

    1
  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #22

    where’s boring Geoff Boycott when you need him ?

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #23

    Jib

    He wrote an article on Englands 1st innings in todays DT, he was very scathing.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Jib

    Aye, I suppose a wall would be his first priority! 🙂

    0
  • bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #25

    Rob Lee, one of my all time favourite players at NUFC. Great bloke, great football player, a player that earned the respect of everyone.

    As in the past we have had some great players from London and the surrounding areas. Yet some try to say we hate people from the South. What a load of drivel.

    4
  • toon22

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #26

    Regardless of the words typed here

    JIBs refusal to use one is damning

    A microcosm of the troubles we are in

    Wants to dictate his agenda through his use of alrs on a blog run and payed for by a guy whos an actual supporter

    7
  • bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #27

    Hurry up Bill or I’ll beat you to pi$$ed.

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #28

    Might as well be talking to Jabba

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #29

    TV time, later.

    0
  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #30

    That’s funny
    Genji
    uses pritty for pretty
    and payed for paid
    Genjikai
    Jul 4, 2019 at 9:15 AM
    The NUST are more then just a voice, they payed the legal fees

    4
  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #31

    as does toon22

    4
  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #32

    mmmmmmmm ?????

    3
  • bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #33

    Toon22,

    You have been instrumental in keeping the ownership problem in the forefront of our minds on here, and I agree with your stance. Are you associated with any of the supporter groups or is yours a personal crusade?

    I admire your energy, I give the blog a miss for a few days because I get irritated by people who cannot see past the ends of their noses.

    0
  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #34

    I’m going to miss the spurs game tomorrow so if we unexpectedly win, I will take that as a sign and not watch any of our games this season.

    1
  • bill

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #35

    Jib,

    A lot of people spell phonetically. Add the Geordie accent, and hey presto.

    1
  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #36

    Unrelated but anyone who saw the boxing, absolutely devastated for yarde.
    #NUFC

    1
  • toon22

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #37

    JIBs got nowt

    Nothing

    Might as well be talking to Jabba

    3
  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #38

    Related. If Bruce is adamant about going with 3 cms and building around shelvey then he needs to go 4 at the back in 433.

    2
  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #39

    I doubt the phoney – toon22 – has a Geordie accent

    1
  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Aug 24, 2019 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #40

    Chopra the man of the people, what a title people are giving him.

    I don’t mind and would encourage Chopra to speak his voice but he’s aiming it at the wrong person in my view.

    Forget Bruce, he isn’t the issue at Newcastle, there are two people at the club and they deserve the wrath of Chopra all day as a fan.

    So Chops, let get your attention on dipshit 1 and dipshit 2, these two are the reason Newcastle are where they are.

    4

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