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Bruce – We Have A Decent Run Going – I’ve Been Very Pleased – We’ve Done OK



The lads have come back from their three-month break and have hit the ground running.

Four points from two games should have been 6 points, but we’ll take the 4 points, and we are now 12 points above the drop zone with 7 games to play.

We also have the 4th round of the FA Cup at home to Manchester City tomorrow night, so things have gone from nothing to full steam ahead as far as playing games is concerned.

Project Restart so far has been successful as long as we can keep the coronavirus infections down.

The league is due to end four weeks tomorrow, and Liverpool are the Champions of the Premier League for the first time in their history.

Hopefully, if Newcastle are acquired by the Amanda Staveley consortium, we can start making some inroads to become regularly part of the top six in the Premier League.

Here’s where we stand at the moment – still in 13th place despite those 4 points in the previous two games:

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
10Burnley38-754
11Southampton38-952
12Everton38-1249
13Newcastle38-2044
14Crystal Palace38-1943
15Brighton38-1541
16West Ham38-1339

Steve Bruce (shown above) seems very pleased with the way things are going as he had this today yesterday in his press conference:

What we have done in the last six or seven games has enabled us to be a bit more of a threat going forward.”

“Touch wood, defensively we have been rock solid, long may it continue.”

“It is important that we don’t think we have achieved something, and we don’t down tools.”

“We have put a decent little run together after lockdown and to get four points from six, which might have been six from six, had it not been a rare defensive lapse.”

“Overall, I’ve been very pleased with the way we are.

“We have one or two knocks, and we have to see how we are, on the quiet we have done OK.”

And here are the upcoming fixtures starting with with our tough FA Cup quarter-final tie at home tomorrow.

DateTeamLocation
Sun 21 June KO 2:00 pm Sheffield UnitedHome - W: 3-0
Wed 24 June KO 6:00 pmAston VillaHome - D: 1-1
Sun 28 Jun KO 6:30 pmManchester City
FA Cup 6th round
Home - L: 2-0
Wed 1 July KO 6:00 pmBournemouthAway - W: 4-1
Sat 4 July KO 2:15 pmWest HamAway - D: 2-2
Wed 8 July KO 6:00 pmManchester CityAway - L: 5-0
Sat 11 July KO 12:30 pmWatfordAway - L: 2-1
Wed 15 July KO 8:00 pmTottenhamHome - L: 3-1
Sat 18 July KO 3:00 pmBrightonAway - D:0-0
Sun 26 July KO 3:00 pmLiverpoolHome - L:3-1

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335 comments so far

  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #41

    GP trying to invite him in saw him do it a few times think he likes to egg him on the wrong move, Northumbrian don’t think he’s worked it out yet.

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  • shaun83

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #42

    I don’t know why George caulkin gets so much credence either, says and knows absolutely nothing. How easy to be such a revered journalist, any of us could have said same thing over and over; buyers are confident, just need to wait, repeat

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #43

    That was to Tom.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #44

    DaveD

    Yeah mate I know. Can’t get my head around anyone not wanting the team to be successful just because you can’t be a there in person. There are millions of NUFC fans and the majority will have to watch games on TV week in, week out.

    2
  • Harrogate mag

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #45

    Have to use Morrison’s now after what happened at Asda.. all I did was put my todge on counter and said let’s see you roll this back

    5
  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #46

    anglo …

    was to ? …

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #47

    Shaun

    I know mate, I got told he was a proper ITK recently but can’t see him coming in with any info the other journalists don’t have. I think we need to move on from the idea that some sports journos are above criticism. Basically they all operate in the same way.

    2
  • hibbit

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #48

    carltoon doesn’t do angry she is far to sophisticated for that 😉

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #49

    hibbit …

    dont be to sure mate , she’s a shields lass … 😀

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #50

    Anglo, I have mate

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #51

    Bentaleb picked up yellows in previous rounds, suspended for tomorrow.

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  • DaveD1000

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #52

    Carltoon is a Domestic Goddess and the blog pin up. If Carlsberg did stotties they wouldn’t be as good as hers.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #53

    Tom was up till 3 last night going through posts some corkers saved. see last night he’s a fully paid-up member Commie, Even the Russians don’t want to be associated with commies and the Chinese the same, what a dick-head.

    4
  • DaveD1000

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #54

    Bet she slaps me for that….

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #55

    Saying as the PL are corrupt, i wonder if they would pass their own O&Ds test. Nah, though not.

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #56

    Northumbrian well dont invite mate. IGNORE please.

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  • cyprus

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #57

    Both Bruces (Steve and Springsteen) are looking for their respective miracles. We’ll need a small one tomorrow. Lots of luck sprinkled with a game of the season performance by everyone!
    Will it happen? Probably not. Can it happen? Sure.

    1
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #58

    Anglo, just like to stick the oar in once in a while mate but I ignore mostly.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #59

    wltoon …

    that article you put on it said that the FA inform the seller first , would Ashley be able to keep his mouth shut about it ?

    or will he have a agreement with the Saudi’s Amanda the Ruebens so they can announce it just wondering

    because if the takeover failed i’m pretty sure Ashley would of said something about it , just my thoughts is all …

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  • Harrogate mag

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #60

    Won a signed Everton football in a raffle.. I phoned them to point out that the keeper hadn’t signed it..they said no he hadn’t but he got his fingers to it

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #61

    Bill’s Son is Back

    You got it mate, well done.
    I imagine you read the same piece as me.
    The rest are still looking for the answer on google

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  • cyprus

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #62

    Take it to pens, Dubravka totally exonerates himself.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #63

    Anglo …

    aye i saw that about him being a commie , he’s a red under the blog …

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #64

    This is still “banter” right? Because I know you two wouldn’t be trying to stir the pot again. Only a proper pair of wums would be doing that when everyone’s getting on perfectly fine.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #65

    Tom,, I think its a simultaneous press release that happens as far as I read anyway.

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  • SPEEDY11

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #66

    What about this as a theory, Perhaps the Saudi’s are waiting to make an Announcement after the cup match , Maybe the don’t want to be the “official “ owners Beaten by a rival Middle Eastern owned team. So better to announce after the match and more satisfying if we actually win!

    6
  • Thump

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #67

    @Gothmog: Ah, gotcha. Couldn’t get my head out of the league there; lockdown and football in the off season has properly broken my internal calendar!

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #68

    Speedy

    We also have to play Man City in the league
    So maybe they will wait till after that game too

    1
  • WLtoon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #69

    geordietom@59

    I`m pretty sure Ashley would of spouted off the deal was dead looking at that article, so maybe things ARE going on behind the scenes after all, i thought it was dead in the water, maybe not.

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  • Thump

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #70

    Are you me, Speedy?

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #71

    Bottletops are like buses today

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #72

    Northumbrian…

    i read that ages ago mate , the post i put on was just something i was thinking about mate …

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #73

    Forgot there was an early PL game today, didnt change my Fantasy team in time 🙁

    Vardy, last chance saloon mate!

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #74

    Wtoon…

    that was my point mate he wouldn’t of been able to keep his gob shut …

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  • magicmac54

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #75

    WL TOON I totally agree with your comments 22, and your spot on with those comments, all so very true. HWTL

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #76

    Tom,, shields gazette put a decent article out this morn on newsnow.
    Take a look if you got a min.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #77

    geordietom,

    Aye you are bang on there, your optimism is still holding up well mate lol

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #78

    Speedy …

    i said that on another thread with it being on BBC1 world wide audience good time to announce it …

    1
  • SuperShearer

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #79

    Perhaps this is a stupid question – but we definitely know the PL haven’t either passed or rejected the takeover?

    If they’ve passed it, it’s up to the new owners when they announce.

    If they’ve failed it the proposed owners might already be appealing their decision and therefore the process is ongoing.

    Just saying, no one really knows anything outside of those who have signed an NDA.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #80

    Tom

    Fairly sure the PL games are worldwide too

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