Journalist who leaked Bruce ‘bust-up’ exposes NUFC in brilliant talkSPORT rant – Watch here

After breaking the big story last night via his ‘exclusive’ for The Mail, Craig Hope has been on talkSPORT today – and his latest revelations and rantings expose Newcastle United for what they really are; a shambles.

After explaining what went down in a training ground ‘bust-up’ between Bruce and Ritchie on Tuesday, he reveals that the club have confirmed his story but “aren’t happy” that he’s written a piece on it – and that’s when his rant begins.

Hope claims that the club believe he’s a “troublemaker” a “negative journalist” and “out to derail the club” ahead of Sunday’s crucial clash with West Brom.

That sums us up, doesn’t it? More concerned about a journalist speaking the truth than a manager who’s throwing his players under the bus, shoulder barging a senior squad member and winning just TWO of his last 17 games.

Watch Craig Hope’s explanation below – with him revealing the “absolute rubbish” he got back from the club from 2:45 onwards:

“The club wanted to keep it out of the newspaper,”

“They think I’m a troublemaker out to derail the club on the eve of a big game.

“That is absolute rubbish. If you get your house in order, starting with the substitution, the criticism of the players, which leads to the fallout in training – I’m just a journalist reporting what happened.

“If the incident doesn’t happen, it doesn’t appear in the newspaper, and at the moment, Newcastle’s house is an absolute mess.”

“They believe I’m a negative journalist, but I’m negative because I tell the truth. I’ve long had an opinion of Steve Bruce that he’s not the right man to manage the team and I’ve always stood by that.

“I’m certainly not the only person who thinks that and there are people inside the dressing room who think that.

“If Newcastle changed manager now, and there are several players in the dressing room who want that, it would galvanise them and boost their chances of survival.”

Hope hits the nail on the head – if Steve Bruce and Newcastle United had their own house in order, there’d be no ‘negative’ piece to write.

It’s not his fault comments and actions have led to absolute chaos both on and off the pitch.

One thing’s for certain – it won’t be Craig Hope’s fault if we lose at West Brom on Sunday, not matter what Steve Bruce has to say in what promises to be a potentially fiery press conference tomorrow morning.

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11 thoughts on “Journalist who leaked Bruce ‘bust-up’ exposes NUFC in brilliant talkSPORT rant – Watch here

  1. Olly: if you havent seen it you should read what Luke Edwards said today. The contrast with Craig Hope is astounding.

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  2. Edwards said that Bruce appointed Graeme Jones. Yeah, right. If Graeme Jones had been appointed by Bruce dont you think he would have said so himself to nix any rumours that it was Charnley or Carr above Bruce’s head?

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  3. As long as Bruce is here we down to change manager now it’s to late as Bruce has done the damage so how do you feel Ashley getting rid of a top manager to getting one to distroy your club well done ashley

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  4. His Bruce ever and I mean ever capable of accepting responsibility for anything, the bad form must be the players, of course we have a man manager or so you’d think. This man is a joke. This all your fault and the buck stops with you so please no more **** and accept it

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  5. That’s what happens when you played for Man Utd it’s drummed into you that you are never wrong so when Bruce became manager he just continued what had been engraved into his brain

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  6. Compulsively arrogant and lost while in a world of his own,, out dated and out though every week by all other mangers with the players bewildered by his lazy dated methodology.
    Please leave Mr Bruce

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  7. Am I the only NUFC supporter who is fed up with all the negative publicity our club is attracting at the moment? As supporters we should get a message to the players and coaching staff that everyone needs to step up and fight harder than the other teams in the relegation zone and leave all the negativity behind to secure our place in the Premier League next season. If we can achieve that we have a far better chance of having an owner that realises the massive potential of this club and coaching staff to match their ambitions for the team. Howay the lads, never give in

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  8. Eric Sykes: That sums us up, doesn’t it? More concerned about a journalist speaking the truth than a manager who’s throwing his players under the bus

    Carr? Am I missing something?

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  9. “That sums us up, doesn’t it? More concerned about a journalist speaking the truth than a manager who’s throwing his players under the bus.”

    So what’s it gonna be Olly – telling the truth is more important or protecting the players?
    I was under the impression that everything Bruce said about the Wolves game was pretty much true.

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