Ex-NUFC striker launches brutal attack on Steve Bruce, Joelinton & Miguel Almiron – Listen here

Former Newcastle United striker Joe Allon has described Steve Bruce as “Mike Cashley’s puppet”, saying he would have rejected Ashley’s offer if he really was a true supporter of the club.

Allon has also described £40m man Joelinton as a ‘panic buy’ after his 7-goal season in the Bundesliga, also questioning whether Miguel Almiron is good enough to handle the demands of Premier League football.

Here’s what he’s had to say during his bold and slightly cynical rant on Love Sport Radio last night:

“I would’ve had more respect for him if he turned the job down,”

“If he’s a true supporter he wouldn’t work for this tyrant.

“Basically he’s Mike Cashley’s puppet, that’s all he is.

“The reason he brought in Joelinton – £35-40million allegedly – he scored seven goals in 26 games for German side Hoffenheim – panic buy.

“Last season we bought Almiron from the MLS, I’m not sure he can handle the Premier League.

“He’s quick, he’s slight, but he’s got no goals.”

While I agree with some of what he’s said about Bruce, his comments about Joelinton and Almiron seem way off for me, with it being extremely naive to judge both on their recent goalscoring records when they are clearly two very talented players.

That said, some of his comments on Bruce are hard to argue.

Yes he felt he couldn’t turn down the job after past regrets, but he has not helped himself in his bid to remove this ‘puppet’ tag based on the way he’s defended Mike Ashley over the past few weeks.

Not only that, it also seems quite clear that he’s not in charge given A) he’s our ‘head coach’ not ‘manager’ and B) he’s not the one dictating who we sign in the transfer market, with deals for Joelinton and Scott proving he only has so much say in that department.

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

16 thoughts on “Ex-NUFC striker launches brutal attack on Steve Bruce, Joelinton & Miguel Almiron – Listen here

  1. So for those like me who thought ‘who the hell is Joe Allon??’

    He turned out only 9 times for NUFC in the 80s.

    I’m not sure his opinion warrants a whole article.

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  2. Bloke is s total idiot. It was only when Almiron joined us that we pulled out of the relegation fight. Just another sad old man that is not happy unless he is moaning.

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  3. Joe allon ????? Soz marra must have dozed off through all those appearances you made through the 80 s ! As for Joelinton being a panic buy ! Nah don’t think so I think he’s purely a commodity to be sold in the future for what they will be hoping for is massive coin ! Bruce I can’t see lasting the season! And once miggy gets a goal I think he will relax more and we will see his natural game shine through so **** off back under your rock joey lad and take your opinions about muggy with you ! But bang on about Ashley being a tyrant! But I spell it a bit different to you ! I know mine has a c in it and a u and it ends with a t !

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  4. Sharpy17:
    So for those like me who thought ‘who the hell is Joe Allon??’

    He turned out only 9 times for NUFC in the 80s.

    I’m not sure his opinion warrants a whole article.

    It’s a controversial opinion aired by one of our own on a popular radio station so I thought it was worth a mention.

    He makes some fair points but unfair on Joelinton and way off with Almiron!

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  5. Heres Olly jumping on another anti-bruce story. Funny how you agree but dont agree about Almiron (cos rafa signed him).

    End of the day Bruce should be nowhere near this job but take your head out of Rafa’s arse Olly. So far Almiron has been awful and had Bruce signed him you would be slating the lad.

    Always going with the popular opinion to try and be relevant. Saw you earlier saying Rondon was top class cos he scored 12 goals! Behave man….Thats bang average

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  6. Olly Hawkins: It’s a controversial opinion aired by one of our own on a popular radio station so I thought it was worth a mention.

    He makes some fair points but unfair on Joelinton and way off with Almiron!

    Olly – in a similar way to Chopra, he played a handful of games years ago and is now running his mouth to feel important for 5 mins again.

    He doesn’t make fair points because he has absolutely no idea about Bruceys relationship with Ashley.

    He says he’d respect Bruce more for turning the job down. Yet if the club invited Allon to a half time lap with ex players, I bet he’d be there in a shot!! – with 52k asking ‘who the f@ck is that??’.

    He’s entitled to say what he wants. But as an ex pro, he should really have a bit more class than slagging off Bruce just coz he’s gone in as manager – and even more class than digging out players.

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  7. Joe Allon hahahahaha eh my god heres Steve Wraiths piss head puppet who turned up at Steve’s rented bars on a sat before match day to get free drink…..Joe/Steve Wraith/Olly **** off you clowns….once Steve got a few quid in the bank and made a few ex gangster mates down south who live off name only now…he drops the Toon as quick as Rafa, tells every ****er he is a hard man,,,I’ve just drank 7 litres of salts water due to dehydration and the **** I’ve just flushed away was/is harder than Steve Wraith….and yes Olly pass me email address onto the baldy ****, he’s dropped his arse a good few times in the past….

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  8. Joe who, how many times did he play for us, rubbish player, and rubbish out of his gob, he’s a joke, he couldn’t tie bruce,s boot Lace’s. Tyre supporter what do he know ,joke

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  9. Bitter much?

    Never broke into the first time and his dreams as a Newcastle fan and being involved with the club never came to pass as he wasn’t good enough.

    Pipe down pet

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  10. Sharpy17:
    Out of interest, which bits do you agree with about Bruce?

    Him being Ashley’s puppet.

    He seems a decent bloke and I see why he took the job, but he’s clearly not got control of transfers as he says he does and he’s said a LOT of things already to defend Ashley.

    Then again, it was always going to be a ‘head coach’ and yes man who came in after a ‘manager’ in Rafa Benitez came in and challenged Ashley’s policies.

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  11. LiamOC:
    Heres Olly jumping on another anti-bruce story. Funny how you agree but dont agree about Almiron (cos rafa signed him).

    End of the day Bruce should be nowhere near this job but take your head out of Rafa’s arse Olly. So far Almiron has been awful and had Bruce signed him you would be slating the lad.

    Always going with the popular opinion to try and be relevant. Saw you earlier saying Rondon was top class cos he scored 12 goals! Behave man….Thats bang average

    Bruce has come out and defended Ashley, claimed he’s in charge of transfers (he’s clearly not) and he’s a Championship manager with one of the worst records in PL football. He’s a nice bloke and I hope he does well, but they are facts.

    As for Almiron, it’s a bit odd that you say I’m defending him just because he’s a Rafa signing. I have every right to be unsure of Bruce based on his record, and I have every right to be confident that Almiron will come good this season based on his performances last season.

    To say he’s been ‘awful’ is ridiculous and I’m presuming you’re basing that on the fact he’s not scored so far? 🙄

    Then to Rondon – I never said he was ‘top clas’, I said he had a great season and we should’ve signed him, you know, because he was our player o the season. If you think 12 goals, 7 assists, brilliant hold up play and work ethic isn’t a very good season in a team battling relegation then fair enough, but I for one will be chuffed if Joelinton gets a return of 19 goal involvements.

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