Luke Edwards’ exclusive claims that Bruce is under no pressure whatsoever behind the scenes, with Mike Ashley fully appreciative of the job he’s doing after having his budget cut by £40m over the summer.
Quite laughably, The Telegraph also reveal how the club deem the growing ‘anger and animosity’ towards the NUFC boss is coming from a ‘vocal minority’ on social media, suggesting they do not believe the majority of Newcastle United fans are unhappy with the job Steve Bruce is doing.
In all honesty, it is no surprise that Mike Ashley has no intention of sacking Steve Bruce anytime soon.
After all, he only cares about us staying up – so the fact we sit eight points above the drop zone at the time of writing will be more than acceptable for him.
Sadly, these are the low standards Newcastle United set under Mike Ashley.
What he and Lee Charnley are failing to recognise, however, is this is only going in one direction, with all the underlying stats over the past 16 months suggesting that this ‘plodding along in mid-table’ isn’t sustainable while we continue to be the worst team at BOTH ends of the pitch according to the underling statistics.
Even if you take away xG’s, the number of saves Darlow is having to make or the lack of touches in the opposition box, it’s alarming just how lost and despondent the entire team has looked in recent months.
Mike Ashley acted too late with Steve McLaren, and we all know how that ended up.