Explosive Steve Bruce declares “I’m going to do it my way now” as he reveals new plan for NUFC

Steve Bruce has declared that he’s now “going to do is his way” in an expletive-filled embargoed section of his press conference earlier today.

The quotes see him not only describe Tuesday’s first half display as “frigging hopeless” and “absolutely *****”, but also see him announce that he’s now going to rip up his previous approach (presumably five at the back) and play more front football.

So, it seems he’s going to FINALLY opt for four at the back and a more attacking set up on a regular basis – something he claims to have not done enough (you’re telling us, Steve!).

Mind you, I’m sure he’s said this before (albeit far less aggressively!) and immediately reverted back to a five-man defence as soon as we play someone half decent…

Nevertheless, here’s what he’s had to say in his explosive press conference:

“If I was a supporter, I’d be concerned as well after watching the first half.

“We were absolutely frigging hopeless the other night

“Absolute *****, we were.”

“The gloves are off now… I’m going to do it my way now.

“We’re certainly comfortable with the central defenders we’ve got because week in, week out they’re arguably our most consistent players.

“Okay, we’ve played a certain way to try to make sure we get the results that we need.

“It’s pragmatic. But I’ve said from day one the way I wanted to play – more on the front foot. I haven’t done it enough.

“It’s something I’ve toyed with since I’ve been at the club and, for me, to change is sometimes difficult for them.

“We all like being comfortable. I’m going to do it the way I see fit and see where we are.”

It’s as if someone else was picking the team and deciding on tactics up until now. Laughable comments from a man who sounds well and truly rattled.

Seriously though, we’ve won just TWO of our last 24 games when starting with a back five, so I think it’s about time you changed it, Steve!

That said, his comments come across as if he’s lost the plot – and it feels like he’s in serious danger of losing the dressing room too (if he hasn’t already) when speaking so badly of a side HE has failed on countless occasions this season.

After all, it’s one thing playing five at the back, but to have Paul Dummett at wing-back, ZERO creativity in midfield and nothing but an unfit Ryan Fraser nowhere near an isolated Callum Wilson away to bottom of the table Sheffield United is another!

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14 thoughts on “Explosive Steve Bruce declares “I’m going to do it my way now” as he reveals new plan for NUFC

  1. so steve bruce says the gloves are off its a bit late and he’s going to do it his way 11 defenders new plan no striker


  2. “The gloves are off now… I’m going to do it my way now.

    So who’s been in charge of strategy since he’s been ‘in charge’ then!!!!!


  3. he s going to do it his way now have we not being doing it his way for 18 months if not whose way cant tell me the players have been picking the team and and the way to play or is he trying to blame Rafa for this shambles me personally i think he is but didnt actually say it that way so as to look (as he most certainly is) a £u**ing idiot


  4. Who’s way has he been doing it than??.

    The way he’s speaking like ‘we all like being comfortable’ – suggests the PLAYERS prefer the system we’ve been playing?!

    In which case the tail has been wagging the dog all this time – which makes it arguably worse.

    He’s either a manager with no tactics or a manager with no backbone.


  5. Andy C:
    “The gloves are off now… I’m going to do it my way now.

    So who’s been in charge of strategy since he’s been ‘in charge’ then!!!!!

    Basically his way of trying to blame Rafa for the way they play.


  6. Andy C:
    “The gloves are off now… I’m going to do it my way now.

    So who’s been in charge of strategy since he’s been ‘in charge’ then!!!!!

    He tried to change Rafa’s defence when he first arrived.
    It didn’t go well.

    Bruce is like Pardew, it takes a lot of media criticism and sack talk to get them riled enough to get on the player’s backs.
    Perhaps we’ll pick up a few points in a form ‘blip’ now he’s actually doing his job.
    Then foot of the gas … easy come easy go again.


  7. Has continually tried to blame their dreary defensive parked bus style on Rafa claiming it’s a work in progress trying to get the players to change their style but half the players he has weren’t even here during Rafa’s time! What the hell is he talking about???


  8. Typical Slope shouldered Bruce when in doubt blame others. Easy when he as the platform to do it. One playing one up, and the mid field in a defensive role we don’t pose a threat, it invites team’s to play on to us they should at least be given cause for concern. More attacking and less parking the bus you numty.h


  9. look at his previous clubs, with birmingham, wigan, sunderland, hull, shef wed and now newcastle he has always been too defensive and afraid to lose, always had an isolated attack and hoped for a counter to nick a goal, ask any of the fans of the teams i mentioned and they will agree. I just dont get why hendrick and joelinton get played ahead of better players and why does he put players in their wrong positions like almiron for Atlanta played number 10 and scored loads but bruce plays him on the wing or cm but makes him track back so then striker is isolated and why does he start hendrick on the wing and dummet as wing back and joelinton as number as number 10 when his best position was on the wing like when he was at hoffenhiem???? and another thing he loaned out lejuan and now hes been linked with 2 defenders when clearly we need creative midfielders. his tactics or lack of tactics puzzle me?!?!?

    anyway rant over… 🙂


  10. He is a disgrace to football
    As a kid you learn to be YOU do it the way you think, it’s your job and it’s your head on the chopping block
    After saying from now on it’s going to be my way he should be sacked ASAP like now
    Who has been pulling the strings for the last 2 seasons what a joke


  11. Right… So it hasn’t been Bruce’s fault at all. The absolute ****ing arrogance of the man. If there’s a silver lining, then it’s that this sounds like the beginning of the end. Throwing the players under the bus. Will be good riddance to bad rubbish. I’m not alone in knowing from day 1 he wasn’t up for the job.


  12. Steve Bruce is an absolutely useless manager as evident with all the clubs hes coached and i really hope that Newcastle gets relegated so that Mike Ashley can make a massive loss and that Steve Bruce gets out of this club…i am a Newcastle supporter and feel thats the only way to get rid of these 2 cancers eating away at our club


  13. I have been a Toon fan for 75years and in all that time this is the worst pairing we have ever had. Ashly and Bruce, not an shred of football knowledge between them, until they are both GONE we will NEVER be any better and will be a lot worse. I never comment on these pages but I am so sad at what the TOON have become, I would just love the TOON to return to their glory days once more, for me that was the fifties and WOR JACKIE.


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