New Steve Bruce updates emerge after Sheffield Wednesday talks – What a mess..

The Chronicle’s Lee Ryder and the BBC’s Adam Oxley claim that Newcastle STILL have no agreement in place with Sheffield Wednesday for Steve Bruce.

I didn’t think this summer could get much worse, but us struggling to agree a deal to sign Championship manager Steve Bruce has to be a new low point.

It was reported earlier today that the club were yet to agree a compensation package, and it seems Sheffield Wednesday owner Dejphon Chansiri is continuing to play hardball – and rightly so at this stage of pre-season.

Here’s what Lee Ryder’s had to say, stating that talks are continuing, but admitting that the overall cost of the deal is being increased with Bruce’s wingmen Steve Agnew and Stephen Clemence also being targeted:

What’s more, BBC Sheffield’s Adam Oxley is still insisting that we’re yet to even make a formal approach for the 58-year-old, with him confirming that he took training today at Middlewood as normal.

Going for Bruce was a bad move as it is, but making an attempt to appoint him when he’s said to have a hefty compensation fee attached to his current contract makes it all the more bemusing.

It’s time we ended these talks (which should have never started!) and pursued someone else – although I dread to think who the next target would be when we’ve now gone from Allardyce to Bruce in the space of a week! Tony Pulis anyone?

A big part of me really hopes this one falls through, but time really isn’t on our side with the transfer window shutting in less than 4 weeks time.

What a complete and utter shambles.

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16 thoughts on “New Steve Bruce updates emerge after Sheffield Wednesday talks – What a mess..

  1. You are just blinkered
    Ashley is an utter g*t and you lost your last manager because of it
    You’re going DOWN this year no matter who get the job – and the pathetic comment “if we can’t get a championship manager” – remember you idiot Bruce took the job because he thought we were the BEST fans around – you lot are cry babies
    Still, it will cost you more than £5m – so just go and cry into your Newctle Brown!

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  2. My latest thoughts (ridiculous though they may appear to be) are that Bruce has been targeted because he is a ‘yes’ man and a Geordie. To me it hints of a temporary arrangement which is (was!) as cheap as possible because if there is a takeover on the cards you need someone to follow instructions (from above) and keep the team playing well/okay/…well at least playing. This person is a Geordie and therefore he can be treated badly and dumped as soon as required by new owners. The biggest shame is that unlike many other would be managers who have been sounded out by Ashley, Bruce hasnt realised that he will be a mistreated puppet with no say or power. i feel for him i really do

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  3. You couldn’t make this stuff up. They cannot even get their 6th choice yes man over the line. Pure comical and trade mark amature stuff from Ashley and his tatty Sports Reject Football Club.

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  4. Fact 1. Fatman wants a Yes Man
    Fact 2. He doesn’t want to pay for that Yes Man
    Fact 3. Fatman knows less about football than my Grandma

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  5. Poor Baba 🙁

    Upstart:
    You are just blinkered
    Ashley is an utter g*t and you lost your last manager because of it
    You’re going DOWN this year no matter who get the job – and the pathetic comment “if we can’t get a championship manager” – remember you idiot Bruce took the job because he thought we were the BEST fans around – you lot are cry babies
    Still, it will cost you more than £5m – so just go and cry into your Newctle Brown!

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  6. Dale:
    Why not go for Laurent Blanc?

    Got to be a step up from Bruce.

    He was reportedly one of many who had shown ‘interest’ in the job a few weeks back, but I imagine it went no further when he realised the new manager (or ‘head coach’ should I say) won’t get much control of transfers whatsoever.

    It looks a decent job on the face of it, but Ashley and co. will be wanting us to get a yes man who’s happy to be told who we’re signing by the scouts. A return to the Graham Carr approach seems likely to me.

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  7. HOW EFFING DESPERATE IS STEVE BRUCE TO SUCK UP TO THE BIGGEST ARSEHO*E IN FOOTBALL TODAY.

    HAVE YOU NO SHAME YOU PIECE OF DOG CRAP.

    USELESS AS A MANAGER AND DESPERATE, TO KISS ASHLEY’S ARSE.

    YOU ARE PATHETIC BRUCE PSTHETIC.

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  8. TO ALL NEWCASTLE FANS DO NOT RENEW YOUR SEASON TICKETS,

    ALL HOME MATCHES PLAYING IN AN EMPTY STADIUM.

    DO NOT TOUCH ANY OF ASHLEY’S PRODUCTS BLANKET BAN ON EVERYTHING THAT HE HAS HIS HANDS ON OR IN.

    THOSE WHO CAN ATTACK ALL ASHLEY ONLINE BUSINESS , BRING THEM TO A STANDSTILL.

    THAT IS THE ONLY THING THIS ARSEHO*E ASHLEY UNDERSTANDS ( MONEY).

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  9. No takeover and we have Neil at the helm. Full stadium, selling over priced kits, Fatty saves a siht load and has his fingers crossed for another PL payday…..ad finitum.

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  10. give it to Ben Dawson is he any worse than bruce? …….. remember Chris Hughton he didnt do a bad job.. just saying

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  11. Odds on Bruce becoming our manager must be lengthening considerably.
    Love the idea of the SW chairman playing hardball with fat man. A taste of his own medicine methinks.
    PS Fatty will just walk away from this. He doesn’t give a **** who’s in charge of the team. It’s all part of his warped games.

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  12. Upstart:
    You are just blinkered
    Ashley is an utter g*t and you lost your last manager because of it
    You’re going DOWN this year no matter who get the job – and the pathetic comment “if we can’t get a championship manager” – remember you idiot Bruce took the job because he thought we were the BEST fans around – you lot are cry babies
    Still, it will cost you more than £5m – so just go and cry into your Newctle Brown!

    Shouldn’t you be concentrating on scraping enough pennies togèther to get out of League 1 ¿

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  13. ALLAN – ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE KEYBOARD YOU’LL FIND A KEY WITH “CAPS LOCK” WRITTEN ON IT – PRESS IT ONCE and you can communicate like a civilised person.

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  14. How very sad that the fans here cannot tell the difference between a Manager and a Head Coach.

    They keep shouting that Ashley wants a yes man, when he actually wants a Head Coach.

    Can only assume that by some twist of logic you think a Head Coach is a Yes-Man-ager.

    If you think that accepting the players you are given and getting the best out of them, like Gracia, Pochettino, Emery, Sarri and Lampard, is being a yes man, then you may be slightly off the mark.

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