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Report Suggests Bruce Could Be Rewarded If He Keeps Newcastle Up



On Sunday, when Newcastle invite Tottenham to St. James’ Park, this dismal and disappointing season will resume after a two-week international break. While you generally don’t want to stew for too long after a performance like the one Newcastle put in at Brighton, the 15 days between matches did provide some advantages.

First and foremost, it allowed our injured stars some extra recovery time. While Callum Wilson is still another week away, all signs point to Allan Saint-Maximin at least returning to the bench on Sunday. Miguel Almiron, who was rushed back for Brighton, should be fully fit for Spurs.

After the Brighton defeat, Newcastle were quick to throw their support behind embattled head coach Steve Bruce. It seems the two weeks since the awful 3-0 thrashing at the Amex has only served to strengthen Ashley’s resolve.


Recent reports have suggested that no replacement has been identified despite claims that Chris Wilder, Giovanni van Bronckhorst, and Eddie Howe would be interested should the position become available.

However, the ever-stubborn Ashley remains committed to the head coach he selected to replace Rafa Benitez two summers ago. According to a report in The Telegraph, that will remain the case beyond this season if Bruce manages to keep Newcastle up.

Luke Edwards also suggests that Bruce could be offered an extension this summer as his contract runs out after next season. Edwards theorizes that Ashley could even offer improved terms though with a much less compensation package.

Newcastle’s tenuous league position has hampered planning for next season. An empty St. James’ Park for this entire campaign has also severely cut any transfer budget this summer. Though Bruce has been involved in the minimal recruitment plans that have taken place.

Edwards says the current plan is for Bruce to see out the rest of this season. Though that is not etched in stone as another performance like the one at Brighton could produce a change of heart from Ashley.

However, while Bruce boasted of a top ten push before this season, his remit has been to keep Newcastle in the Premier League. Despite flirting with disaster, if Bruce keeps Newcastle safe for a second season, he will have satisfied his boss’s extremely low expectations.

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359 comments so far

  • Mund

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #321

    Thatโ€™s a bit disrespectful to the frog that Jail as yes we have our back and forth but first and foremost he is a Newcastle United fan there is no denying that.

    Between the back and forth he can contribute well

    2
  • Regan

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #322

    How do Munster lad…

    You enjoying the bank holiday mate..

    2
  • carltoon

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #323

    Bob, I’ll be in your gang.

    3
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #324

    Tackle, settle for that mate Leonardo, wow, always wanted to be a painter ๐Ÿ™‚

    2
  • toon22

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #325

    ๐Ÿ™‚

    4
  • Mund

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #326

    Not having Jail as Daniel Day Lewis one of my all time faves!

    I see him more as a Danny DeVito mold myself

    7
  • Romford mag

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #327

    GT

    Peeping Tom ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€

    3
  • Regan

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #328

    Bob’s gang…..I’m in..

    5
  • Optimistic prime

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #329

    Tom

    I get it now, Legion is a group of suspect PR ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Carltoon

    Are you admitting you have cabbages in already?

    Voodoo cabbage doll by any chance?

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #330

    Carltoon, brilliant, always welcome. Gaining some traction now. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #331

    Ever reliable Regan, ta mate ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #332

    rom …

    caught ?

    only gonna watch it because wor lass wants to see it ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

    2
  • Regan

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #333

    Bob..

    All part of the community service mate..

    2
  • Romford mag

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #334

    GT

    Haven’t seen it bud ?

    0
  • geordietom

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #335

    OP …

    me PR never in a million years , i aint subtle enough to be one of them ๐Ÿ˜€

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #336

    2-1

    0
  • Optimistic prime

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #337

    Jail/Mund

    You’re both being disrespectful to Toon22 by calling him frog or froggy and are in fact also goading him by doing so.

    10
  • geordietom

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:12 PM

    Comment #338

    OP …

    it was a line from the exorcist . i thought it was pretty apt to put on here with all the shills and PR chat …

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #339

    Just need WorB to give me phrase of the day and Iโ€™ll have a Carling Saturday ๐Ÿ˜‰

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #340

    Cracking game watching Leeds, that Raphina is a joy to watch.

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #341

    Tom

    It’s been used in quite a few films since

    1
  • magscar

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #342

    OP
    could be worse could call him PR

    7
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #343

    I don’t want to join any gang that would have me, sorry!

    5
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #344

    The post has cost me 18 FPL points today ๐Ÿ˜•

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #345

    Was going to link โ€œdo you wanna be in my gang?โ€ But realised it was a tad inappropriate for a place with such delightful, measured, sensitivity as this blog ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #346

    Op,
    I don’t think it is, he has a giant frog as his avatar and unless you talk football with him they don’t get the answers they press for so what is the point.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #347

    If any one is going to call me an idiot, thicko or knacker then pleas have the courtesy and respect to precede the insult with the title awarded to me by The Wife.

    Thank you.

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #348

    OP …

    watch that program about FREDDIE MILLS mate , you like boxing i think you’ll enjoy it mate …

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #349

    @343

    To paraphrase Groucho Marx…

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #350

    EGB,
    Groucho Marx.

    0
  • Optimistic prime

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #351

    Jail

    I have a dog as mine, you don’t address me as dog.

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #352

    Jail, is that The Sunday Post, the Royal Mail post or a post you made on here? Confused ๐Ÿ˜‰

    2
  • IrishRob

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #353

    Why doesn’t he reward him with a payoff if he keeps us up, that will motivate him to try other options and let Jones have a good pop at it.

    3
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #354

    Essex, Iโ€™d want you in given your title. Every organisation likes a bit of Royal patronage and I have got the Queen of the blog as a signed up member. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1
  • Mund

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:23 PM

    Comment #355

    OP why you fighting this battle? He has never said once he thinks itโ€™s disrespectful and I imagine itโ€™s like water off a ducks back to him as letโ€™s be fair here itโ€™s not very insulting

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  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #356

    Irish, thatโ€™s the most sensible comment of the day.

    Simply tell him ยฃ5/6M for keeping us up, no strings – get on with it.

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #357

    Bus

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #358

    Cartoon in a jailcell,

    Dog with pringles in it’s mouth makes a good point there, I’m sure black raven, lighthouse and Bobby’s statue all agree.

    The only person who you can call by their avatar is probably Regan.

    What’s next – addressing Magicmac as Bloke with red face and dodgy moustache

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Apr 3, 2021 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #359

    Lost to toulouse ๐Ÿ™

    1
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