When Steve Bruce arrived at Newcastle, there were a few things we knew about him.
First of all, he’s a good man and in his previous management jobs nearly always had the players right behind him – his man-management is very good.
And Steve has always been very sensible and as he’s displaying right now – he doesn’t like wasting money in the transfer windows.
Maybe it’s these characteristics that seem to have created a decent relationship with miserly owner Mike Ashley.
Ashley just doesn’t like wasting money he doesn’t like spending money either.
The Newcastle manager has said that Ashley has supported him from the first day he came to his home town club during the summer.
Pity he didn’t do that with the previous manager, but I have to move on from Rafa – I know that – Neil tells me every single day.
Steve Bruce – seems to have good relations with Mike Ashley
Bruce has revealed he will be meeting one-on-one with Ashley in the next day or two to discuss potential transfers, and maybe Steve can get the owner to spend some money in this window?
As Neil revealed this morning, the Chronicle have published the following statement from Bruce:
“I am meeting up with the owner in the next couple of days. That is planned.
“As I have said all along if there is something that can make us better and they are available, I will ask the owner, of course.
“He was very supportive in the summer. So let’s see what we can get.
“I have said all along we won’t just bring players in for the sake of it.
“Most of the injuries we have will be back in two or three weeks.
We need somebody to put the ball in the net this month – that’s the requirement – plain and simple.
If we can get a player like that and with Miguel Almiron showing he can hit the back of the net now that he’s got his first goal for the club, we could be a lot better in the second half of the season.
Andy Carroll is always there as an experienced impact-substitute, and hopefully, Joelinton can get a goal or two and raise his confidence.
But there’s no doubt the lad has to be supported – you cannot blame his work-rate – he’s doing his very best and needs time to adjust to the Premier League.
Matt Ritchie is also returning from injury.
So at least one player who can score goals is needed – if we can get that the rest of the side looks sturdy enough.
And then who knows – we could surprise ourselves by reaching safety earlier than in the previous two seasons.
Wouldn’t that be something!
We hope we can do that – it would be good for the nerves and the blood pressure.
We also need to beat Rochdale tomorrow night at home in the FA Cup 3rd round replay, and the mood will further improve on Tyneside after the excellent point we picked up at Wolves on Saturday.
A defeat tomorrow night is unacceptable.
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