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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

  • onmeedsun

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #82

    Caulkin and Winter are journos to be trusted, and they both support a change in ownership. I believe Stavely would feed info to George if it was dead, as I think she respects our fan base. And I’m sure he’s been told the process is still ongoing, but she won’t want to be seen to have leaked anything, and George is not one to make stuff up. We will find out soon enough. This is not a deal that can just evaporate into the ether.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #83

    Gothmogs jimjams

    PL broadcast worldwide – just not in Saudi Arabia

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #84

    Tom,, aye that’s the one.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #85

    Tackle

    Sorry, dont follow?

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #86

    Goth …

    think your right mate tomorrow would be a good time to announce it mate imho…

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #87

    Magicmac@75

    Absolutely mate, the technology kicking about now means there will always be a cheaper option to watch whatever you like, the PL are extremely naive if they think it will stop just bcos the Saudi,s have their house in order.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #88

    Northumbrian …

    i liked this bit …

    Meanwhile, just three hours and 170 or so miles to the east, Magpies fans wait patiently for a man, presumably, to press a button that gives a mythical green light to their hopes and dreams.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #89

    Gothmogs PJs

    For the announcement – Tom said after the cup game would be good – worldwide audience.
    You added Prem is worldwide

    I commented – but not in Saudi Arabia – so they’d get to announce to all the world except their own people.

    Unless they have rights to broadcast BBC????

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #90

    Why would MA mess the sellers around unless he didn’t actually want to sell? If he doesn’t want to sell, he doesn’t have to. End of.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #91

    Buyers even…

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #92

    Tom,, aye I just thought it was well written, I like the 8 cans for a fiver part.

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  • onmeedsun

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #93

    Geordie Tom
    Good article in the Gazzette.
    I’ve always thought Guinness would be a good sponsor.
    The original B&W pint, and one of their slogans was ‘believe’.
    That’s what we’ve been doing for decades, all our lives in most cases.
    It will be some story when it comes true.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #94

    Also can’t see they’d line up an announcement for the day we are pretty likely to get knocked out of the last trophy we’re competing for this season. It doesn’t scream “success” to the world. Unless the PIF have bunged city some cash to throw the game and bathe us in glory, but let’s face it that’s a pretty unlikely.

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  • carltoon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #95

    All calm and serene today, ha ha, Tom definitely a Shields lass at heart.

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  • IrishRob

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #96

    Cyprus at #62 he wont even be playing Dubs tomorrow just watch.

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  • bill

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #97

    Just how long have Liverpool fans had to wait for success? I can’t recall them waiting for very long.

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  • Mund

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #98

    Irishrob

    That’s my point last time we won’t hear the end of it if your guess was right. It hasn’t even happened yet and you can’t shut up about being right.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #99

    Tackle

    ah gotcha, think BeIn have the FA Cup in MENA though as well so wouldnt make a diff i dont think.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #100

    Northumbrian …

    what cans though ? i dont drink a lot of beer now mate can i get 8 bottles of Vodka for a fiver … 😀

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #101

    Maybe we should wait until we get to the Champions League final before announcing the takeover 🙄

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #102

    onmeedsun…

    never liked Guinness me self , but i get your point mate …

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #103

    Liverpool fans have had it cushy compared to us lot, even when they were shite they ere half decent relatively speaking.
    Can anyone think of a bigger, more underachieving club than us in world football ..

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  • IrishRob

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #104

    Mund why you getting so mad, why does it bother you if I’m right, jesus man chill.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #105

    Carltoon …

    thought so pet …

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  • IrishRob

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #106

    The reason I cant shut up about being right is because you cant shut up about me being wrong, which is highly hypocritical.

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  • IrishRob

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #107

    And they go… hoo yip hoo yip hoo hoodi hoo di yip hoo di yip hoo hoo yip hoo yip hoo hoo di hoo di yip hoo di yip hoo

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #108

    Shirebrook

    Champs league final seems sensible. You’re supposed to claim to have a source in the club too, by the way. Just waiting for somebody with 10 followers on Twitter to confirm it and we’re all back on the bus.

    Still no red flags!!

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #109

    for you beer drinkers

    Never look at your beer as half empty. Look at it as halfway to your next beer.

    3
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #110

    WL Toon

    not bigger than us by any means, but I think Everton always underachieve

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  • Mund

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #111

    It’s a guess mate you can’t claim to be right. If you sat back and said I said that and left it you get a fair play lad you called it but you don’t shut up about it and you’ve made more than one prediction.

    Not mad son we will have new owners soon everything to be happy about

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #112

    What is the definition of a balanced diet? A beer in each hand.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #113

    Beer doesn’t make you fat, it makes you lean… against walls, tables and chairs.

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  • bill

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #114

    Liverpool’s lack of success in recent times:

    League Cup 2000/1, 2002/3, 2011/12
    FA Cup 2000/1, 2005/6
    UEFA Cup 2000/1
    European / Champions Cup 2004/5, 2018/19
    Super Cup 2001, 2005, 2019
    Charity Shield 2000, 2001, 2006

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #115

    Notice the social distancing at Anfield was`nt mentioned on Football focus, nor was it mentioned by the government.
    So, if they are waiting to make an announcement for the takeover has been delayed bcos of crowd gatherings, well that theory has just been blown out of the water.
    What,s good enough for the scousers is good enough for us.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #116

    A bottle of beer, a mirror, and a condom were having an argument
    Beer Bottle: You break me, you get 1 year of bad luck!

    Mirror: You kiddin’ me? You break me, then y’all get 7 years bad luck!

    Condom: Hahaha…amateurs

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  • bill

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #117

    Newcastle’s success in recent times:

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  • JAMSHA

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #118

    beer makes you look pregnant

    1
  • bill

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #119

    And not so recent times:

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  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #120

    How many men does it take to open a beer?
    NONE.

    it should be opened by the time she brings it.

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