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Some Fans Give Credit To Steve Bruce – But He Deserves More

Fans are still undecided about Steve Bruce.

Bruce has managed over 900 games (907 to be exact 3 at Newcastle) ) and he played 737 games in his playing career as a center-back.

He was at Manchester United from 1987 through 1996 and won 9 trophies under the expert management of Sir Alex Ferguson.

So Bruce has been through the wringer as both a player and a manager and he has vast experience in the game.

We hope that Steve can bring some success to Newcastle this year – finishing in the top ten would be fantastic –  although that could be difficult but not impossible.

This will be his best job ever in football so he will want to make the most of it at his home town club.

But the goal under Mike Ashley for this season will again be to (just) avoid relegation, unfortunately.

If we play like we did yesterday we should be able to still be a Premier League club next year at this time.

And wins like yesterday will only help to sell the club to some new (ambitious) owner so we can finally rid the club of the incompetent Mike Ashley.

After yesterday’s fabulous win (yes – we know it’s only one game) we are hoping that Steve will get even more support from the fans.

The support yesterday in London was simply unbelievable from our fans – who are the best in the business – and that will also help sell the club.

Steve Bruce – on the sidelines yesterday – one of his best ever wins?

Here are some comments on Twitter – mainly about Steve’s tough baptism so far at Newcastle – but that result yesterday shows what’s possible.

Certainly, the players seem to be right behind Bruce and the team spirit is still fantastic.

We still have hope!

Just in case we get too upbeat – Scott says this.

Great pass from Christian Atsu for our goal!

The unbelievable work rate from Matt Ritchie.

27 comments so far

  • Australian Pie

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #1

    Would not be risking Joelinton, Hayden, Longstaff, Dubravka, Almiron, Lascelles (after injury on weekend) or Schar

    Manquillo Fernandez Clark Dummett Willems
    Shelvey Ki
    M. Longstaff
    Muto Gayle?(back?)

  • toon22

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #2


    How many of your alts are pro Jabba PR to ?

  • Oldgit1

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #3

    @ toon 22, still trying to disrupt this blog. You are A Sunderland supporter all the way. Why don’t you go back to their blog. You are a buffoon.

  • BenbulbenMag

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Magnificent result yesterday.

    Was squeaky bum time for virtually every second after Joelinton scored but that was an absolutely fantastic achievement.

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #5

    Who’d have thought it would be so quiet after a win? Plenty had plenty to say last week when we lost – you’d think some people are disappointed we won. Surely that can’t be right? 😉

  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:10 PM
    Comment #9
    These are very strange times in the life of a NUFC supporter. I don’t think there are many real fans that wouldn’t be delighted to see the back of Ashley after what he has put us through during the last twelve years. His disregard for the fans and the region and the way he has used and abused our club has been extensively documented and widely accepted now through most football outlets, other than the obvious PR and the Ashley sycophants who try and justify his actions for their own ends.

    Many of us have become skeptical , even cynical about everything the club does now and hiring Steve Bruce with his less than inspiring credentials was not the replacement we were looking for after losing a top manager in Rafa. To bring in Bruce as an attempt to pacify the fans and create some solidarity , him being a fellow Geordie and all that, looked like badly backfiring on Ashley and co. as we did look totally clueless against Norwich. However yesterday’s great battling performance against all the odds has perhaps restored some hope that we are not certaities for the drop.

    Even the most cynical of us will have enjoyed yesterday’s game and result as we are all emotionally embroiled in this club,despite our frustrations with how it is being run, and want what is best for it. We all now have to accept the right of fellow supporters to attend or not attend matches as they see fit and hope Steve Bruce , his back room staff and the players can keep pulling out performances like yesterday to avoid relegation at all costs.

    What folk on this blog don’t need when they come on to congratulate the team on a well earned victory is arseholes like Jib telling them to Fkcu off when they are genuinely pleased with the result despite their lack of confidence beforehand.

  • Mund

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Half the people on the blog probably don’t even follow footy social media is full of tolls just jumping on blogs and disrupting the flow bringing negativity that and there will be a lot of Sunderland fans sticking there 2 pence worth in.

  • Mund

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #8

    If there are any people on hear who can bring negativity from yesterday’s result they aren’t a Newcastle fan fact. There can’t be one Newcastle fan not pleased with the result yesterday and if there is they ain’t no fan.

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Mund, very true mate. You forget about such mugs because its not something normal people do is it? Never been able to understand the thought processes of a troll. Doubt I ever will. Thank god

  • posada

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #10

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:41 PM
    Comment #5
    Who’d have thought it would be so quiet after a win? Plenty had plenty to say last week when we lost – you’d think some people are disappointed we won. Surely that can’t be right?
    Oh it’s right alright.

  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 26, 2019 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Bobby………… As I said these are very strange times and there will be some fans that have taken a pro active stance against Ashley and his running of the club that maybe want to see the team fail.

    These guys have got the club’s interest at heart and are probably right in thinking that we must get rid of Ashley at all costs to have any real chance of progressing as a club.
    My personal opinion is that we need to hope the team don’t get relegated as I’m too old to see us languishing in the lower divisions with no guarantee of returning to the top flight where we belong. I think we have to accept that will be confusion amongst some fans who don’t quite know whether to support the team or not for fear of it clashing with their desperation to see the back of Ashley.
    I think allowances need to be made for these fans as hopefully we all want a team that competes.

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Betty, I for one – and many others no doubt – have never asked boycotters to attend. It’s. boycotters demanding we don’t attend.
    Said it before and I’ll keep saying it, if you’re not happy, please don’t go to games. It’s your money, not mine. Your time, not mine. You must do as you see fit – as should we. No nastiness involved. Make your own choices in life and tell everybody else to mind their own business. I can’t make it any clearer.

  • Just a fan

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #13

    Unfortunately we as other teams are are conditioned to weakened teams in cup games.
    Any more than three changes to me is silly.
    Win this game and let Watford take of itself.we might as well as try and win a cup we are not going to win the league.

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #14

    I honestly think that if we invested around 80 million each summer in building the squad we could create a very decent team that could be up the other end of the table. Will need some amazing scouting and a little bit of luck but we have the basis of a team that could be really strong. If we look at the Gk and CBS we have then outside of the elite players I think they are up there with teams around the top 4-8. I have high hopes for Joelington I think miggy will be a top player and will get better as the players/team around him improve. Our cms are strong. I would be looking to add about 2-3 quality players each season.

  • Just a fan

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Bruce win rate Newcastle 33.3%

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #16

    Just a fan it’s very difficult one though given what the players just done yesterday. There will be a number of knocks throughout the team I would be more inclined to rest them myself.

  • DaveD1000

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #17

    We won yeaterday because I met a guy in Little Asda, while on a beer run, called Billy. He was wearing a Toon T-shirt and we got yakking when I said “Nice One”. We decided between us we were going for a win. No need to thank us.

  • Bobbybee

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Betty, I think many just got sick of watching us struggle and use the boycott as an excuse. If they were genuine, they’d follow Genkijai and OP and attend meetings and protests.
    Lot of keyboard warriors who talk the talk, but won’t walk the walk.
    If I thought we could get rid of Ashley that easy I might even join them, but you can’t hold a billionaire to ransom. Especially not one like Ashley. Precedents are all failures mate and damages the club beyond belief.
    Sky money keeps him here, not gate receipts. And he won’t sell in the Championship. People say he doesn’t want to sell, but we don’t know that because nobody’s put 350m on the table yet. When they do, he’ll go. Not a moment longer.
    That said, if people choose to ‘boycott’, I’m not asking them not to. Do as you feel the urge to do.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #19

    My team for the cup would be, if fit:


  • Bobbybee

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #20

    Dave, credit where its due mate. Thank you for winning the game, for us, you made us, very happy people. 😀

  • investinyouthtoon

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #21

    Agree with mund at 8. A question for you though, on that basis is how can any true NUFC fan idly stand by whilst Ashley is asset striping the club and surely the greatest thing to preserve in all of this is the club. The team, the facilties can all be rebuilt but NUFC is what we are all after succeeding.Those on here and other media who criticise those who are all making a stand for what they believe will bring change.

    Totally elated with yesterdays effort and result especially when it was 100% unexpected. Hopefully he will stick to the winning formula of yesterday, however I am hoping they find a way to negate lesser teams defensive setups.

  • Nufc-83

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Can the players who were left out the squad upon registration play in the cup? Otherwise have no understanding why people are including Aaron’s, Saviet etc. Also injured players like Gayle.

  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #23


    I think they can. Maybe not. If not then a few more less than fresh payers will have to play.

    Gayle won’t be back until after the international break along with Carroll.

  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #24

    Bobby…………. Separating the politics going on behind the scenes with Ashley’s shenanigans and personal greed and trying to support the lads on the pitch has confused and angered many fans to the point of despair.
    I think if we pull out a few results and displays like yesterday and look like avoiding the drop then many fans will stay onside. If however our form takes a turn for the worse and we go on a long losing run then the anger will speak for itself.

  • Mindshaft

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #25

    Funny that the only people on here who actually travelled hundreds of miles to see a fantastic win yesterday were us doom and gloomers ( albeit I’m not in same league as Genji and Jail ), sang for the boys from first minute until let out of ground an hour after the game.
    True support for the team, just not supporting the regime – watched the game back on TV this morning and they were a credit to the club. The away support is much appreciated by the team themselves – fantastic atmosphere, Spurs fans said as much after the game

    Think the only people who actually constantly talk sense on this blog are BobbyBee and NYmag , some talk sense now and then and others such as toon22 and Jib basically just talk nonsense and are constantly on the wind up

  • dougie

    Aug 26, 2019 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #26

    Lol jib,I couldn’t give a rats ass what you wish for,your a complete knacker.

  • Jib

    Aug 26, 2019 at 8:44 PM

    Comment #27

    Jeff from Benwell
    Mar 25, 2015 at 9:05 PM
    Comment #65
    Do you lot think the Thing from Satan’s Underpants reads the blog?
    If a person is made aware of himself being discussed online.
    I would think it would be impossible human nature being what it is not to have a peek


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