I can’t believe what I’ve just heard from Steve Bruce – He’s officially lost the plot..

Steve Bruce has delivered the news we’ve all been waiting for. After four goals in seven games, the lowest possession percentage in the league, and lowest amount of touches in an opposition penalty box, a tactical change is needed.

The expansive, swashbuckling approach simply has to go. It’s way to cavalier for our own good.

Now I’m aware sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but my wits are at an end with Bruce’s latest offering.

I was having a conversation with a fellow mag recently who said Bruce’s every word is being unfairly scrutinised, maybe this could be true but with the amount of contradictions he offers, and of course, his results, it isn’t surprising. So I’m going to do what apparently makes us the meanest most high maintenance fans out there…pick apart his quotes. Let’s start with this one.

Firstly, tomorrow is the eight game of this season, so if Bruce had this revelation after only the second game, then what’s he been waiting for? Sounds petty and of course the following game resulted in a gutsy, back’s to the wall win at Spurs, and the Liverpool game was a 3-1 defeat against one of the world’s best club teams, but what does he have to say about Watford, Brighton and Leicester? Was that even supposed to be attacking or were we trying to contain?

That brings me nicely onto my next point. All I hear Bruce supporters offer as one of his “qualities” is experience. He has himself said that he had little time pre season, he’s of course right and that isn’t his fault. So with all his experience, why try and change things too soon? Surely an experienced manager takes stock of what he has, then changes it gradually.

Bruce steamed in, lauding the new signings and the hierarchy, saying he was going to do this and that, without fully understanding his squad, and it hasn’t worked. So he’s reverting back to a system and style that was working last season.

This isn’t a question of comparing Benítez to Bruce or vice versa, this is a question of simply applying common sense when taking up a new position.

Then the very worrying statement of “out of seven games, we’ve been disappointing twice”……… I can honestly say, with no exaggeration, Norwich, Brighton and Leicester are in the ten worst performances I’ve seen in my life from a Newcastle team, so which one of these does Bruce think is acceptable? With the exception of Spurs, all the others have been pretty diabolical too.

I take no pleasure in constantly being negative about Steve Bruce. Sadly, he isn’t giving me any other choice.

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7 thoughts on “I can’t believe what I’ve just heard from Steve Bruce – He’s officially lost the plot..

  1. We have been second rate since Sir Bobby was pushed out. We were getting somewhere with Rapha then he was given the heave ho. Now we are at the mercy and whim of the fat boys. Our only light is perhaps we won’t be facing Sunderland next season, not the way they are playing
    At the moment. Might change totally with new owners and a new manager though, if only it was us

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  2. I cant believe you made an article about what he said.
    Amateur at best and I’m sure there is more positive stuff you should be reporting on or are you on the negative train of journalism to promote your career. Nice to know we have enemies in journalism too.

    Spiteful little ****.

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  3. Cocobear:
    I cant believe you made an article about what he said.
    Amateur at best and I’m sure there is more positive stuff you should be reporting on or are you on the negative train of journalism to promote your career. Nice to know we have enemies in journalism too.

    Spiteful little ****.

    Sorry pal, we’ll just ignore the fact our manager has just said he’ll ditch his ‘attacking’ tactics and revert back to Rafa’s approach, shall we? Come on man, get real.

    I wish we could be more positive, but it’s hard to be when Bruce is making such unbelievable comments.

    Jamie is spot on for me.

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  4. Let me first say – Bruce is no Rafa, but what an appalling article.

    Bruce says the players aren’t good enough to play attacking football so you pull him to bits using some kind of Monty Pythonesque logic.

    We get it – you hate Bruce and he’s not good enough, or more likely you loved Rafa and can’t get over the fact that he left us for another club. With more money. And is not doing that well in China , if we’re honest!

    What I can’t understand in all this rampant hatred is the headline – “I can’t believe what I’ve just heard from Steve Bruce – He’s officially lost the plot..”

    So Steve Bruce has “officially lost the plot” when he says EXACTLY THE SAME THING that Rafa said about the same players. That’s King Rafa! Our Lord Rafa! The Best Manager In The World.

    You really do sound like a, angry kid who has just learned to type

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  5. I am surprised that people are still think that Mr Bruce has game plan to NUFC.
    His press conferences are baffling.
    Leave Mr Rafa alone. He has done his part for this club. NUFC did not do their part to keep Mr Rafa.Bad decision by the owner.

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