A month ago, The Telegraph reported that Mike Ashley was in no mood to sack Steve Bruce, believing it was just the “vocal minority” who had an issue with the Newcastle United boss.
While results from polls on social media can never represent all NUFC fans, popular Twitter page @NUFC360 asked Toon supporters a simple question after Tuesday night’s cup exit at Brentford – “Do you want Steve Bruce to be sacked”.
Over 27,000 votes later, the final result is pretty one-sided, with just shy of 77% saying they wanted to see the back of him:
Considering over 90% had voted ‘Yes’ 20,000 votes into the poll, it makes you wonder if a few NUFC-obsessed Mackems got in on the action in an attempt to rig the result!
That said, even if 77% of a full St James’ Park were calling for Steve Bruce’s head, that would be over 40,000 unhappy Mags who have seen enough. Put it that way and it’s quite clear how the Newcastle United fanbase feel after Tuesday’s no show!
Here are some of the comments than emerged from those who voted:
“Yes but not now because the next 3 games are impossible. Let him take the fall.. I don’t want the idiots on TV saying “look they gut worse after Bruce was sacked he was 12th”.
“Name a manager who would actually make us worse (except John carver)…”
“I can confirm it’s a resounding ‘yes’ from me. He can’t **** *** soon enough. Absolutely abysmal. Single handedly destroyed the mentality of the squad.”
“If he is sacked I pray we get someone like Eddie Howe. I really like Eddie even though he was relegated with Bournemouth. He is really good at making average players play well and he knows Ritchie, Fraser and Wilson.”
“Yes but the solution isn’t just a new manager it’s a big change. Which serious manager would take the job knowing Ashley is staying.“
“Anyone thinking Eddie Howe is a good replacement for Bruce hadn’t watched much of Bournemouth in their relegation season. Such a bad side. We need someone with drive and some fresh ideas to bring to the club.”
“Shambles of a manager, ruining a very talented squad with no tactics and no direction.”
“Pointless it’s just rinse & repeat ,Ashley won’t bring anyone in who wants to move the club forward.”