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Newcastle Safe – Bruce Making His Case To Remain Manager – 10 Points From Possible 12


We were among those who were not too happy when Mike Ashley brought in Steve Bruce to replace Rafa Benitez last summer as manager.

The club was in China and in turmoil and not for the first time under our current owner.

But Bruce has done much better than we thought he would, and he has shown he is an experienced and savvy manager who got the players behind him almost immediately.

And there’s not much BS comes from the Geordie manager as he has transformed Newcastle over the last 8 games or so to be a lot more of an attacking side.

And the team looked flowing and brilliant last night at Bournemouth in the 4-1 win, and the home side were no match for this free-flowing Newcastle side.

If the Cherries can’t play better than they did against the Magpies, especially in defense where we ran them ragged,  they could well be relegated this month.

Steve Bruce – making a good case to remain at Newcastle

West Ham, who we play in London on Saturday had a surprise 3-2 home win against Chelsea and move 3 points clear of 3rd bottom Bournemouth.

Former Liverpool full-back Stephen Warner had these complimentary things to say to BBC Radio 5Live, about the Newcastle manager:

“I love Steve Bruce. I think he is brilliant at what he does and what he brings to a club,”

“This is now like an audition for the new owners coming in to show the diversity of what he can do.”

“‘I am not just a defensive manager and once I have got the right players and the right formation this is what I can do.”

“Don’t forget this was Bournemouth who are bang average at the moment, but if there ever was a time to try a new formation and to try things, tonight was the time.”

“They are safe and it was the right time to do it and credit to the players and credit to the manager.”

“He has done a terrific job and the Newcastle fans weren’t happy with him coming in but Rafa Benitez did not play exciting football.”

“Steve Bruce has gone in there, done a similar job, got paid a fraction of what Rafa did, and he is doing a better job than what Rafa did.”

Newcastle are in 13th position but just 4 points behind 7th placed Arsenal in the league.

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

We have won three and drawn one of the last four league games for a good 10 points – and since the restart of the Premier League, we have scored 8 goals in 3 games and reduced our goal difference to a more decent -10.

Next up are the Hammers on Sunday with a 2:15pm kickoff, and a win is even possible in that game against the 5th bottom side.

That’s what Bruce and the boys will be hoping for and the manager will use his squad again for this game, with quite a few of our players in top form at the moment.

Howay The Lads!!

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279 comments so far

  • Online Guy

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #1

    Reading through I see no arguments, harmony between all .

    It will return to mayhem and people leaving, as was witnessed, if we are infiltrated .

    Hibbit called it right straight off ..brilliant as none of us seen it coming .

    Jib is on the right lines and has something when he stated it could be someone from a rival blog.

    Imagine someone landing here with the knowledge of how easy it is to have a blog closed down because of past experience in how to do it ..fall foul of Google and your closed down .

    Bring this blog to it’s knees as was happening.

    The attempt to draw somebody in to answering a question that had no place on a football website was disgusting and lower than a snakes belly.

    There is a simple solution … dont ever engage with anyone you suspect of disrupting this site .

    It’s healthy at the moment ..lets keep it that way.

    Do not engage .

    29
  • Northumbrian

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #2

    Give Bruce the credit he deserves he done well, better than I expected.

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Cleverlys Bob

    # 02.09 ?

    Excellent comment and spot on.

    1
  • Online Guy

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Simon

    Good observations mate.

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #5

    Does anyone think Michail Antonio West ham would be good for us. 27 Y.O
    Shelvey swop.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #6

    Looking at the refund section of the web site the Club still has over 90,000 refunds to make for this seasons league and club single ticket purchases .
    Typically they are in no hurry to part with the money as they say giving themselves a cozy 30 day corridor to pay in.

    “If you have selected a refund by Credit/Debit Card and your selection is the same as the original method you used to purchase the ticket you do not need to do anything else. We will begin processing refunds on 9th July 2020. Supporters will receive their refund within 30 days of this date”

    Season Ticket refunds for this season haven’t even been announced yet – only hope is that they have those costs included on the takoever deal so new not current owners will refund those amounts.

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #7

    Who would have a grudge against this blog ?
    Who’s spent money paying people to post here ?

    JIB has threatened the blog before hasn’t he

    There’s only 2 reasons anyone would do it
    Spite or wanting to get rid of a thorn in the side

    Maybe both

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Bruce certainly now has the air of a Premier League Manager and actually is preferable for Newcastle for prima donnas such as Mourinhio.

    Carver, McLaren, Pardew, Allardyce and the like seem has beens by comparision.

    2
  • Jib

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Some gems from last night

    toonbrother
    Jul 1, 2020 at 5:18 PM
    Comment #5
    Longstaff doesn’t have the guile to play close to goal
    Bruce plying him there is testimony to his stupidity
    toonbrother
    Comment#20
    Jul 1, 2020 at 5:26 PM
    My view is Longstaff doesn’t have the skillset to play that role

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  • toon22

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Then there’s alway the real possibility the “ sales” off
    The PR know they can’t put a lid on it here so they might try and close it

    No other way of controlling the agenda anymore

    Hmmmmmm

    3
  • Jib

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #11

    Anglo I thought he looked a handful last night
    Gave the Chelsea defenders a hard time

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  • toon22

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #12

    Hiya JIB

    It’s going to be tough closing the blog ain’t it
    I’m sure Keith has his guys on

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  • getoutofworeclub

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #13

    Any one on here thinks Steve Bruce should have a chance at next season with us is not for real I can recall 2 games this season were we’ve looked ok but that’s it 2 games the rest of the season we’ve played the worst football I’ve ever season that man is clueless the only reason he will be here next season if Ashley stays and we don’t sell. And it’s funny how most people and here say we all need to change to keep this blog open yet most on here act like kids hence the reason I don’t post I just follow the blog to read what ed post because every new poster on here gets bullied not by all on here but I don’t want to name names but it’s a fact I’ve been following this blog for a long time and when I start posting should get abused and that’s the bottom line hence why I don’t post no more. It should be like that but it is what it is.

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  • Online Guy

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #14

    Imagine coming here and ingratiating oneself with the locals and eventually turning the conversation around onto a subject that is so dangerous that it could have the targeted website closed down .

    It’s possible .

    Of course you would need to have experience and the knowledge of how it’s done if one was doing it deliberately .

    7
  • Mund

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:29 PM

    Comment #15

    22 everyone and everything was chilled till you started

    5
  • Mund

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #16

    online

    that’s crazy when thinking that people would go to them lengths

    3
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib he never gave up jonjo wants to finish his career at WH rumours.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #18

    Just want to say that in no way did I intend for any of this to reflect badly on the blog or the harrisons, and I apologise for any inconvenience this has caused them. Would like to thank them all for their work behind the scenes as it’s not an easy task at all keeping everyone happy but it seems like things are much calmer on here for now.

    Peace.

    5
  • Jib

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #19

    Mund does toon22 bother you
    I guess it must be working in Spain
    Insignificant little insects whining in my ear
    don’t bother me at all

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #20

    never been a fan of antonio and the type of signing i think we’d make with ashley as our owner

    1
  • Mund

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #21

    jib no he doesn’t but the blog has been fun today after everything that got revealed last night

    i would of least of thought the frog would of kept quiet for at least 24 hrs out of respect

    1
  • Swanny

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #22

    Getoutofworeclub

    Read ya post fella and nearly passed out !

    KV if that’s you, there’s no E in WOR dafty.

    3
  • lesh

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #23

    Is it really appropriate to point fingers at posters and suggest they’re responsible for the invalid hits Ed referred to?

    Surely they could’ve been occurring as a result of malware dropped into The Blog via links or someone else’s name which happens to be a link?

    I dunno but pointing the finger just seems a bit short sighted and vindictive.

    2
  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #24

    Not been able to sit right in works van all day today…May have a touch of the old Jeremy Kyle’s going on

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  • toon22

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #25

    JIB

    It’s never Jabbas fault

    Mund

    Nowts chilled till the turd sell us
    Not now not ever

    5
  • Online Guy

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #26

    Anglo Saxon

    Good to see you .

    I’m having meat balls in gravy for dinner ..although it don’t say that on the packet.

    It might mean one thing to our North American cousins but here its just good old Anglo Saxon Nosh ..whoops ..can you say “Nosh” Google? Does it mean something else in the states ?

    Ps Google, we have English terminology and words that differ from the meaning you put on them in the USA.

    I know over there they call yer fanny yer arse.

    Now that is offensive.

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #27

    Toonbrother, answered you on last post, missed the bus sorry.

    0
  • toon22

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #28

    JIB

    The international banking , taxi driving history expert satellite installing multilingual google super star

    10
  • Mund

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #29

    22

    so mate what your saying is for what 5 minutes your on a buzz after an emphatic win then its back to the hate?

    moments like last night mate that you should be able to take the positives and at least enjoy being a toon fan for a wee bit

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:38 PM

    Comment #30

    Nice one OG, made me chuckle, the woke brigade will be out to get me now 😉

    2
  • lesh

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #31

    Online

    @14

    It goes without saying that if anyone set out to sabotage a blog, he or would need to have experience and the knowledge of how it’s done if one was doing it deliberately .

    Now who we know who gives the impression that he knows everything about anything?

    3
  • Mund

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #32

    harrogate

    inny’s or outy’s?

    0
  • Jib

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #33

    they call your arse yer fanny

    3
  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #34

    Not sure mate…get me Julie to have a look tater

    0
  • Mund

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #35

    shabba

    0
  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Wasn’t me…lmao

    0
  • Mund

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #37

    😎 ..

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #38

    OG @ 3, don’t know which comment or thread you mean, but thanks anyway 🙂

    0
  • Pat On The Heed

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #39

    Cleverlys – I feel superior to you and that’s about it.

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jul 2, 2020 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Cheers OG, just thought I’d keep today’s blog theme going re Hot dogs.

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