Michael Chopra exposes Steve Bruce in brutal response to Sky Sports’ Jamie Redknapp

Earlier today, Jamie Redknapp declared “people have to have more respect for Steve Bruce” amid links with Mauricio Pochettino – an opinion that’s not being shared by one ex-Mag in particular on social media.

Michael Chopra has issued a blunt but difficult to disagree with response to the Sky Sports pundit, stating that people are quick to forget the lack of respect Steve Bruce showed Sheffield Wednesday as he forced a move to St James’ Park last summer.

Here’s what the former Newcastle striker tweeted in the last few moments – with his home truth being agreed upon by many on social media:

I think Bruce is generally a pretty decent bloke, hence why he’s well-liked in the media, but what goes around comes back around, sadly. After all, there’s only so much respect, loyalty and sympathy he can expect ahead of a potential takeover after he turned his back on Sheffield Wednesday just two weeks before their season was due to begin last summer.

Chopra’s agenda towards Steve Bruce was uncalled for last summer, but I can’t help but see the very valid point he’s making here.

Here are the comments he was responding to, shared by Jamie Redknapp on the Sky Sports Football Show this morning:

“People have to have more respect for Steve Bruce because he has done a really good job at Newcastle.

“Why can’t he be given an opportunity?

“Why can’t Steve Bruce be given some money and the chance to show what he can do?

“He’s never had the opportunity before and there’s nothing to say he couldn’t manage a top six club.

“Nothing at all.

“He knows the game inside out.

“Everybody predicted Newcastle would go down this year and he has done a great job with players that aren’t at the top level.”

In all honesty, Redknapp’s deluded if he really does think there’s “nothing at all” to suggest Steve Bruce isn’t capable of managing a top six side.

He’s got the players on side this season, kept us pretty organised and hard to beat at home, but he’s rode his luck and we’ve played frankly awful football for the vast majority of the season.

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12 thoughts on “Michael Chopra exposes Steve Bruce in brutal response to Sky Sports’ Jamie Redknapp

  1. There’s very little loyalty in football these days, Redknapp is saying respect for job done in difficult circumstances?
    Chopras been after Bruce from day one, especially with the bookies closed!

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  2. Hard to feel sorry for someone who’s going to pocket £3m compensation have a holiday then probably walk straight into another job when he fancies it.

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  3. Let’s face it if we are taken over and need a manager who is rated across Europe and the World to spend appropriately and attract the right quality of player, it is not Bruce!
    POCH would be a great choice?

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  4. I am very Grateful what Steve Bruce has done by standing in to take the helm of the club that both he and I support; I believe that we should not begrudge him, in fact I think he should be given “The freedom of the city of Newcastle as a thank you; hopefully he will receive a payout if he is replaced, but you have to believe that any club should have the right to employ the best they can afford
    And if your reading this Steve Mary thanks

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  5. If he’s rates that highly by Redknapp Carragher etc I’ll hear them shouting to give Bruce the Liverpool job after Klopp… oh thought not

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  6. I would have respected Bruce if the spoke his own words rather than regurgitating Ashley’s propaganda. However he decided his ego was more important and thereby became Ashley’s gimp. Even more so, he has no clue about tactics, falling back on the well drilled defensive set up created by Rafa. However the circumstances of his employment, in leaving the Owls, just highlights the morals of a man desperate for the limelight and with no regards for anyone else.

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  7. Tells us to show respect for Bruce then puts down our entire squad!
    Another pundit who praised Ashley now telling us to keep Bruce, be telling us to keep the squad next, anything to “keep us in our place”

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  8. Anyone who thinks Bruce did a good job obviously wasn’t watching the matches. Outplayed by every team we faced this season somehow flunking points left. right and centre. We are/we’re by far the worst team in the division, even outplayed home and away by the bottom team. However if your a lazy pundit and Bruce is your mate why not stick up for him. Good riddance and even though you’re a Geordie super fan I’m sure you won’t be visiting St James in the future. No doubt you’ll be going back to your spiritual home Old Trafford.

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  9. As a NUFC fan Steve Bruce did what he had to do and said what he had to say, that simple. But we were a pile of Sh/7£ in most of our games this season. The greatest attacking embarrasment in the PL and a team that didn’t have a clue how to win. Few lucky points and one or two cameo performances but drubbed by negative, pathetic performances at best. Mind you Raffa had us playing cr4P for the fisrt 3 months of each season too until he realised he was not getting any further funding then got on with the job for half a season. If it was my money i would be looking for a world class manager who can draw the stars and establish a winning mentality from day one….well, start the way you mean to finish 😉

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  10. LA Toon:
    I would have respected Bruce if the spoke his own words rather than regurgitating Ashley’s propaganda. …….

    First of all that’s what managers have to do. Even Kevin Keegan said sometimes he had to toe the company line in management when talking about the club, the players and the owner – it’s part of the game.

    Apart from above where he has to talk up the players give us examples of Bruce being Ashleys mouthpiece.

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  11. I know Jamie isn’t Harry, but when I see the words “Redknapp” and “Loyalty” in the same sentence it makes me want to puke!

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  12. Does it really surprise you that these bang average footballers come pundits come out with this rubbish always got to open there mouths

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