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Bruce Not Happy With Wolves Midfielder


Steve Bruce does not agree with Sean Longstaff’s sending off this afternoon. He also thinks that Ruben Neves should be ashamed of himself for rolling around after Sean’s tackle.

This is what Bruce said after the match as tweeted by the Chronicle’s Ciaran Kelly:

Steve Bruce also spoke to NUFC TV after the game and commented some more on Sean’s sending off:

“He’s played the ball. Yes, I understand he’s got a flailing right foot. But what is he supposed to do with it? You know it’s in the air.

“It’s a difficult one. I would expect Longstaff to make that challenge. And he’s won the ball. I think it’s very harsh.”

When asked about if Longstaff’s challenge was under similar circumstances to Isaac Hayden’s at Leicester City, Bruce had the following to say:

“You put your hands up with Isaac. Today, I’ve got to try and help the boy because I don’t think it’s a red card. Maybe in today’s world, but I think he’s been hard done by.”

Steve Bruce does not appear to just be covering for his player. He was candid when Isaac Hayden received a straight red for his challenge on Dennis Praet. This is what Steve Bruce said about Isaac’s tackle at the time.

“In today’s game, you can’t follow through and be reckless. When he looks back, he’ll know he was wrong.”

We tend to agree with Steve Bruce on this one. Isaac’s challenge was a lot more dangerous and could have seriously hurt Praet.

That was not the case with Sean’s tackle on Neves. While he did catch him high on his leg, and Sean was not in full control, the power behind the challenge was not enough to put Neves in any real threat of injury.


74 comments so far

  • cyprus

    Oct 27, 2019 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #1

    For me, Hayden yellow, this red.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 27, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Hayden went in in a fifty fifty, the other guy pulled out. In football, the weaker challenger pays the price.

    In this case, it was a red. Won the ball, also, but he was way high.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #3

    Sending off today might of been a blessing as seemed to gel the players into a team that were going to defend as one and we nearly caught them on a break- away – just need a bit more composure/ belief

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  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Joelinton is a poor man’s Mitrovic

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  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #5

    And nearly 4x the price

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #6

    Lesh don’t think I’ve ever said anyone’s bullying me so go back to supporting the likes of Diane Abbott.

    3
  • kimbo

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #7

    Bruce not happy, well try going to the match and watch that cr@p.

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  • Genjikai

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #8

    Anyone see my banner today?

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  • Genjikai

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Did anyone see my banner today
    (Has gravator changed this time)

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  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #10

    One word terrible. Why can’t we pass. We had a little spell when we got it together. Sean Longstaff not very good today. Still don’t think he’s back to what he was end of last season. Matty ok in first half. Joelinton!!! Miggy I agree saved us a few times in defence. Fernandez my man of the match. Great assist for the goal. Shelvey got o lot of stick from the the Wolves fans should have won this. Subs too late. Shelvey a great pass from defence for Gail. Depressing

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #11

    Gravatar has changed Genj

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  • dougie

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Lol,Jib thinks Bruce the serial failure is going to come good.Thats one of the silliest posts I’ve read since the blog started.I,ve heard it all now.

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  • Tyran21

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Wonder if 4-2-3-1 will work for us? With Maximin, Almiron and Joelinton behind Gayle or Carroll.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #14

    Yes me, missed the Wolves goal looking for it. Then just caught sight of it. A bigger one next time please.

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  • jane

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #15

    is the banner in the gravatar?

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  • Genjikai

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Yes carltoon sorry about the day ive been holding that up.since 1130 the day ha. Didnt check my phone even though i put it on loud for that matter.

    Banner got very good reception today your right a bigger one needed.

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  • toon22

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #17

    At least we managed a shot on target today

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  • carltoon

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Genjikai next time. Fernandez really impressed me today Lascelles great header. I thought Wolves were well beatable today. Like always we just never took our chances. The Atmosphere non. Plenty noise from the Wolves fans. Of course they’ve got plenty to be pleased about.

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  • Jib

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #19

    Jane
    Yeah it says
    “Sell the club Mike”
    Mike being substituted for Nike

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  • Paully

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #20

    Just got back from the match,
    Best players were Willems, Maxi and Almiron, Fernandez did ok but also gave the ball away quite a bit.
    I’ve been patient with Joelinton but that’s it from me (and virtually everybody that sits around me in the East stand) pure garbage, no mobility, can’t beat a man, laziest player on the pitch by a mile, yeah yeah no service etc. etc. Gayle or Muto must play ahead of him.

    Shelvey and Hayden for the midfield pairing against West Ham.

    I said after Arsenal we were going down and nothing i’ve seen (Bar a manager change) has changed my mind.

    Bruce is absolutely clueless.

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #21

    Whos fault?

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  • Paully

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #22

    Fattys

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #23

    Bruce is a poor man’s Mike

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  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 27, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #24

    Jib, talking to yourself is the first sign of madness mate

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  • Jib

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #26

    The problem is , the appeal system is a joke.
    You just know they will support Kevin Friend
    who had another stinker

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Nufc83 – I miseed this earlier but can’t let it slide – “Bleatin because shelvey is a defensive liability so why do we want him on with 10 men under the cosh? It’s not rocket science is it”.

    Why would we need Shelvey to be defensive (and “liability”? Really?) If the midfield functions well enough not to be sucked into getting carded because they got desperate and outplayed ? If Shelvey was in the right shape midfield we would have needed to be much less defensive.

    Not rocket science but even the simple stuff you have difficulty working right through before typing.

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #28

    What I find rather bemusing is the same people who said get over rafa that was the past etc etc, are the same people defending Bruce (and Ashley for that matter) by comparing each result Bruce achieves compared to the same result under rafa. For example rafa never beat man u or wolves.

    Why don’t these people lay off the brown nosing of Bruce and wait until the end of the season and compare directly.

    P.s rafa never had a 40 million player at his disposal. Just stating a fact not looking for an argument.

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  • toon22

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #29

    investinyouthtoon

    Its simple enough

    These people are paid to post here, they are PR
    Jabba knew right from the start what he intended to do to our club and employed PR to keep the fans in the dark

    Its never Jabbas fault

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  • toon22

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #30

    Oddly enough

    The traitor dont have a 40 million player either
    Theres no way the Joe transfer isnt some dodgy deal

    No way whatsoever

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  • kc2012

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #31

    On Today’s game,

    I thought we dominated the first half and really should’ve punished a very poor Wolves side whilst we had them allover the place, but we didn’t.

    Second half we did what we seem to do in most games and switched off completely. Wolves are an ok team but that’s about as good as they are, just ok. We don’t need to try sitting back and holding onto a 1 goal lead against teams like Wolves, it’s annoying.

    Not the worst result given the red card and how poor we were in that second half but it’s a game we could’ve won by half time.

    Big plus for me Today was Almiron. Always looked a threat and was also our best defender (how about that). The lad will score soon if he keeps giving his all.

    Joelinton is a player I actually feel very sorry for. As a former striker myself I know how difficult playing on your own is, but in our system he’s fighting an impossible battle up there. There’s definitely a good player in there but unfortunately for him, I think he joined the wrong club.

    Anyway a point is a point. Up the TOON!

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #32

    Jib

    Still trying to measure Bruce against Rafa, ffs give it up man. Rafa didn’t have a 60M strike force but I know who I’d rather have, our last season’s player of the season and a guy who’s just scored a hat trick which he also managed to do under Rafa earlier this year. How many goals have we scored this season?

    If Bruce had won as much or a fraction of what rafa has achieved then you could possibly fleetingly compare them but one bad start from Rafa in a season measured against bruce’s and Rafa’s entire respective careers is not really a stick to to keep hitting Rafa with.

    Rafa was still very well organised even when we were struggling and many of us had faith he would turn things around as of course he did. No way can any right thinking person have the same confidence in bruce, a guy who was never even offered a coaching role at Manu by SAF, to turn this round when he doesn’t even know people’s right positions..

    I really thought today, even under Bruce, we would win and handsomely after Wolves European exertions, but apart from the goal and almiron’s miss did we even register any other attempts at goal.

    Re – Firmino, he went to a well run cub with a top coach, while Joel came to a toxic club with a very poor coach and ashley was advised not to blow 40m.

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #33

    Bleatin you have made yourself look even more of a fool there. You talk about him not needing to be defensive if we were set up correctly for Christ’s sake man we were down to 10 men and under immense pressure. How are we ever going to be set up correctly to the point in which Shelvey does not have to play defensively in the scenario? To be fair to him he done ok when he come on but that’s besides the point.

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  • toon22

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #34

    Nufc83

    Youve absolutely no idea what your talking about
    You twist everything to try and fit your agenda why claiming you dont have one

    We arnt stupid

    Found this funny

    https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/mike-ashley

    Mike Ashley has stepped up his campaign for an investigation into the collapse of Debenhams, claiming MPs are more interested in their own PR than rooting out corporate wrongdoing.

    Its never Jabbas fault

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  • toon22

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #35

    His ego cant take them not doing as he wanted
    Hoyed the dummy out of the pram

    Hiya Tony

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #36

    What have I twisted toon? Every time I ask you a question you never specifically answer it with an example funny that eh.

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  • toon22

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #37

    Hiya Tony

    Its never Jabbas fault

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  • toon22

    Oct 27, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #38

    Its quite insulting what posters like yourself think fans will believe

    😉

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Oct 27, 2019 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #39

    At toon22, yeah it’s never Ashleys fault, it’s not his fault he’s employed friends and incompetent people, it’s not his fault that despite being desperate to sell the club he’s managed to insult them and tell them they’re ALL tyre kickers nor is it his fault st James looks tired and run down etc etc.

    If anything the MPs should be cracking down on his Shirebrook base and company which resembles working conditions similar to a Taiwanese or asian sweat shop.

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  • toon22

    Oct 27, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #40

    Yep

    He is the worst this county has to offer, an utter turd of an owner

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