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These Players Still Have A Huge Influence At Newcastle



We hope that Steve Bruce can enjoy the last 9 games of the season and take us further than the quarter-finals of the FA Cup.

He’s had a tough season, but he has done well, and the players have been right behind him.

We don’t know what’s going to happen in the future, as we wait for the Premier League to show some courage and announce their decision on the Amanda Staveley led consortium, which is trying to buy the club for £300M.

The fact that the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund is financing 80% of the deal has caused problems, and may even lead to the deal being blocked by the Premier League.

But we don’t think that’s going to happen.

When Bruce came in last July, there was a lot of negativity about his selection, after the great Rafa Benitez had been forced out by our stubborn and obstinate owner Mike Ashley.

Bruce (shown above alongside captain Jamaal Lascelles) has looked back on the season today in the Chronicle:

“Whatever the negativity has been around me, the vast majority of people I have bumped into in the street have been hugely respectful and wished me luck.”

“That even still goes for now.”

“Whoever was going to sit here in the circumstances of replacing Rafa was going to have a difficult time.”

“I was under no illusions and the way I knew I could change the perspective of me was to win a few matches.”

“Certainly that night at Bramall Lane the supporters enjoyed the way the team played.”

“The resilience and the way they are, that bit of spirit and I think that has come from the nucleus of players from the Championship days.”

“I still think they have a huge influence on the club even this season.”

“They have done fantastically well.”

We still have a lot of those Championship players in the side.

Players like captain Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Christian Atsu, and others.

And since Rafa came in to replace the woeful Steve McClaren in March of 2016, the team spirit has been outstanding.

That’s something we must not lose with the new owners.

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43 comments so far

  • archaeomag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #1

    @ED 😉
    #Ancientsecret
    Apparently, people in India use a simple trick to capture monkeys. The trapper fastens a piece of cord to a tree. On the other end he attaches a coconut. The coconut has a hole just big enough for the monkey to put his hand in . . . . .

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #2

    “Whatever the negativity has been around me, the vast majority of people I have bumped into in the street have been hugely respectful and wished me luck.”

    This does not bode well forcorvid19

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  • Mund

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #3

    Bruce has my respect and represented the club very well since his arrival

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  • fairscup

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #4

    archaeomag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:09 AM
    Comment #14

    My second all time favourite song.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    Got to say that Bruce is a smashing fella and maybe could find a place in the club if the takeover goes through, only not as first team coach/manager.

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  • Mund

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    WL

    I agree I’d like to see the same happen

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    I’d have him as under 23 coach or a role similar to that.

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  • Mund

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #8

    Propa excited like can’t wait

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  • giimps

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #9

    How about bruce as director of ….traffic into the car park

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #10

    Northumbrian from previous@20

    So,even if the establishment is quiet on the day, are customers still limited to 3 pints? I can understand it if it was busy and there was a queue to get in but …

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #11

    Giimps maybe even that, he suits a high viz bib.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #12

    giimps

    Now now lad, that`s a bit harsh on the chap lol

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  • Jib

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #13

    giimps
    Not funny
    A bit disrespectful to be honest

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  • Jib

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #14

    Same for Northumbrian

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #15

    WL.
    not quite sure on that but if its opened on sat 4th I can see a lot of problems to sort out for not just her but all clubs,pubs etc seeing as it will be all brand new ways and no’ones quite sure.

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  • fairscup

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #16

    Bruce deserves a bit of respect.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #17

    I`m gonna get my calories in a minute , then i`m off to a pals where CANS of one of my favourite ales awaits, oh, and there is a nice bottle of Taylors to pop open if we don`t lose.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #18

    Sorry all, consider my hand slapped.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #19

    @fairs
    With you there, nearly 50 years on Take F’cukin’ bow Pete Townsend 🙂
    There’s a few of these young hiphoppers should take note;
    There is a extraordinary moment when he Sacrifices a guitar live
    You just can’t get that emotion with decks.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #20

    Northumbrian,

    Yeah i get what you mean.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #21

    @WL
    “nice bottle of Taylors”
    enjoy, but careful not to summon the spectre that is – OG man
    .. . we will know who to blame . . .

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  • fairscup

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #22

    archaeomag

    Reminds me of the juke box in the “Queens” in Cullercoats around 71/72 I think.

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  • Captain AmeriMag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #23

    Happy Father’s Day men!!

    Captain AmeriMag salutes you and your super sperm!

    😀

    #CANS

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #24

    Went to see The Who at Wembley last year, there was 105,000 at the gig, They were incredible.. Best gig iv`e been too. Getting from A to B around London was a nightmare mind, i would`nt recommend it.

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #25

    Not sold yet, please do it do it now! Day1?

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  • HpoolMag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #26

    Wonder how much respect the Sheff Wed fans think he should be given

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #27

    Hope MadFrogs gone before game starts

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #28

    archaeomag@22

    Like my Port mate, iv`e overdone it though while i have been on furlough, its easy to over indulge with a drink like that. Even got a few pals on the stuff. One lad had`nt tried it, so i gave him a wee glass and he loved it.
    Only problem was he drank a whole bottle, fell arse over tip on the way home lol

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #29

    Hpoolmag are we playing sheff wed?

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  • lesh

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #30

    Nashers

    I’m sure that many of us are looking forward to hearing about the result of your computer’s clean up.

    Not too sure about hearing about Farage’s racist bile though.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #31

    Why does Bruce deserve respect?

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #32

    Who is Bruce?

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  • Pat On The Heed

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #33

    What I’ve enjoyed about Bruce is his canniness in games – the nouse to nick points in games we should probably lose on paper. I also like how he hits with a straight bat when it comes to players and team selections. No silly grudges or calling out players. He plays the best players or players most in form – unlike for e.g. Arteta with his new coach/ try hard finickety bollox at Arsenal. That would do my absolute head in.

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  • fairscup

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #34

    I couldn’t give a monkey’s left arm pit what Sheffield Wednesday fans think.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #35

    @WL
    I make mushrooms & stilton & port pie for Chrimbo dinner, but there always some port left over for a boxing day game 😉

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  • giimps

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #36

    So, does that mean the guy directing the traffic into the car park does not deserve respect?
    Does that mean Bruce deserves more respect or is a more worthy deserving recipient of respect because hes Newcastle manager?
    Im kidding guys, Bruce does deserve respect and the car park suggestion was humour, sory if i offended any snowflakes

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #37

    Speaking of Arteta, i watched his interview last night, what a boring sod. If he carrys on the way he is atm he will be out the door, bcos Arsenal have been pants the last 2 games, and the fans are`nt happy.

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  • fairscup

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #38

    Gothmog’s Pyjamas

    Because he’s Team Coach of the great Newcastle United.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #39

    He we go, Takeover chat on SS

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #40

    @wt
    the darker the brew the more it tends to sit on the mind in the morning, that’s why the pro’s go with LCL with a Vodka chaser, much better for the figure all round

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