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Journalist Backs Claims That Bruce Has A Part To Play Post-Takeover



The Mail’s Craig Hope put out a very promising report yesterday on what he’s heard from his sources about the looming takeover.

While we’ve heard that it’s close for ages now, we are quite optimistic that this takeover will be approved. However, if it’s as soon as this week or next, we’ll believe it when we hear it.

Hope spoke to talkSPORT about his report this morning. He reiterated what he wrote about the positive vibes he’s getting from his source.

However, Hope also spoke a bit about the future of Steve Bruce, who he had a much-ballyhooed run-in with earlier this year.


Hope is backing up reports that Bruce will remain Newcastle’s head coach once the takeover is confirmed, at least in the interim. This is some of what he said today:

“The buyers have also been consistent in that there will not be an immediate change of manager. We saw several back page stories saying that Mauricio Pochettino is set to arrive on a £19million contract.

“To be fair to them, they laughed it off. They said there is no shortlist. Listen, Mauricio Pochettino might be the next manager of Newcastle but at the moment there are certainly no plans for that.

“There are certainly no plans to start dishing out £19million salaries. In the short term, they will look to Steve Bruce to steady the ship, which he has done well enough. Certainly in the last couple of games before lockdown and yesterday was a terrific win.

“In the short term, the job is Steve’s but beyond that you probably are going to expect new owners, and normally it does equate to a new manager.

“There are still a few unknowns in that regard. First and foremost the message from the buying side now is ‘let’s get the keys to the building and see where we go from there.'”

We went into yesterday’s game not expecting much. Sheffield already had a full 90 minutes in them from mid-week, and we expected the lads to come out a bit sluggish after the long lay-off.

However, it didn’t take them long to dispel that notion. After about 10 minutes, Newcastle wrested control of the match and were the superior side for the remainder of it.

A lot of credit has to go to Steve Bruce for the performance. He got the team selection spot on, and they looked a big threat, especially down the flanks.

Bruce can do himself a lot of good if Newcastle can perform like this over the next eight games and the FA Cup.

While it might not be enough to be kept on beyond this year, he will have set up an excellent platform for this club to progress towards dizzying heights.

For that, he will have cemented a very respectable legacy for himself at Newcastle.

He may even, against all the odds, force the prospective new owners into giving him some serious consideration for next season as well.

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95 comments so far

  • jane

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #1

    day 63 🙂

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #2

    bore off jane it’s happening

    11
  • The ledge

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #3

    Jane will you leave the blog if we get taken over ?

    9
  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #4

    WL

    from previous

    Mate it could actually happen this is a mad time for football and a lot of teams look like they have struggled with it but we have come back in great fashion looking very fit and in great shape and with these unprecedented times it could very well happen. Stranger things have.

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  • jane

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #5

    ledge if everyone who thinks the takeover will happen leaves the blog if it doesn’t i’ll be lonely.

    2
  • WLtoon

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #6

    Mund,

    I thought you were`nt going to get carried away lol but yeah, it`s a funny old game,owt can happen.

    1
  • The ledge

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #7

    Jane I think you and froggy should hook up imagine the kids !

    2
  • jane

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #8

    we hate each other 🙂

    0
  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #9

    WL

    haha i know mate but realistically it could happen and saying that doesn’t feel like i’m getting carried away, mad but if we go beat Villa convincingly and look as sharp then my beliefs will heighten.

    If anything mate it feels good to feel that way

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #10

    Exeter through to play off final. Looks like the mackems might be playing at St James,s Park next season lol

    5
  • The ledge

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Hate can lead to passion you never no .

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #12

    haha Bladey at it again at end of last thread he getting more angry sounds like a submission to me poor lad fcuk that i feel nowt for him

    2
  • The ledge

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Mund ….Bladey has mammy issues the poor sod

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #14

    Man City make 8 changes v Burnley tonight.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Bladey- has serious issues lol

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #16

    Funny that I am seeing BeIn and they are promoting their BeIn boxes. They just had a feature on Chris Hughton and a rather ling chat about his time in Newcastle.

    3
  • The mighty wyn

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #17

    At least bladeys gone from the takeover is definately off to now 50/50 so I would say the mackems are obviously accepting it as well

    3
  • jane

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #18

    Burnley forced to make few changes as well due to injuries.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #19

    Mund,

    Aye nowt wrong with a bit positivity mate. Right, off to watch the match. City 4-0

    1
  • Bigjim67

    Jun 22, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #20

    Bladey
    I don’t know you but I really don’t like you, you aren’t a toon fan, deffo a mackem.
    Go away and darken a safc forum.
    Saddo.

    6
  • jane

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Burnley only got 7 subs 5 of which have never played for the club.

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  • TheJimBelow

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #22

    JP, Mund, WL and others

    Replied at the bottom of the last thread just as the bus was amoving lads!

    Thanks again though guys 🙂

    6
  • jane

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #23

    also some players unavailable for Burnley due to contractual issues. 5 or 6 out of contract at the end of June.

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  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #24

    Imagine if City hump Burnley and Palace win at Anfield Wednesday
    Squeaky bum time on Merseyside

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  • jane

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #25

    not much riding on this game. City will finish second and Burnley probably safe.

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #26

    Jib

    would be the greatest comeback in the history of football but it won’t happen

    2
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #27

    We are so close to clinching the magic 40 points mark. What we cannot do is go berserk if we lose against Aston Villa on Wednesday like many tend to do. Some go to extremes from ecstasy to depression with no middle ground lol Tbh i think we will only manage a draw as we have a history of stalling after playing well our previous game. But we’ll get the points eventually and be guaranteed safety and with the takeover an almost certainty I can’t stop smiling.

    6
  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #28

    i totally expect to beat Villa on Wednesday and would be hugely disappointed if we didn’t. But won’t lose my head over it but i want revenge for being beat away they toyed with us at times and i want Maxi to return the favour.

    3
  • jane

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Burnley are on the Premier leagues current longest unbeaten run (7 matches).

    1
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #30

    Man City players on the bench are valued over 500 million !!!
    How long before we can say the same?

    2
  • lesh

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Jiblets

    You posted a comment to me suggesting that
    ‘[I] make some original comments without constantly taking a ride on other bloggers coat tails etc’.

    Perhaps you could elucidate?

    3
  • WLtoon

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #32

    Bein Sport apologises for not showing Serie A matches. The Saudi,s have apparently bought the rights. Gorilla hands on the dole soon.

    7
  • simon376

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #33

    Mund

    From way back, thats what I’m hoping for, of course the takeover as we all need that so much, but this could be a great show game and raise a bit for charity

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  • TheJimBelow

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #34

    Wow that Burnley bench is weak!!

    No offence but hopefully they go on a winless run while we have a good run and we make up a place easily

    1
  • Jib

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #35

    Jiblets
    Perhaps you could elucidate?

    I could

    but I can’t be arsed you boring bastard

    7
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #36

    Are Wood and Barnes both injured for Burnley?

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  • jane

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #37

    yes i think so

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  • Mund

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #38

    simon

    it would be incredible and if the new owners get ear of it as well which i would think they will with them trying to reunite the legends and the fans back to the club, then it might get bigger than you actually thought.

    But that’s dreams right now let’s get took over first and roll with it

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #39

    Tough ask for Burnley to get anything without them two

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  • jane

    Jun 22, 2020 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #40

    good goal

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