After revealing full details of a bust-up involving Matt Ritchie, The Mail’s Craig Hope has continued to expose Steve Bruce as the lazy, incompetent manager he is.
He reports that players are baffled that Bruce has given them 3 out of 5 days off since Wolves draw. With such a massive game coming up with West Brom and with such a poor record currently, I just don’t see how Bruce could rationalise giving pro-athletes this long off.
We currently have our first choice attacking trio out injured and he’s only issuing three days to sort it out? Ridiculous. What is the plan and how are you going to make your chosen three ready for it if you only give them three days?!
Speaking of injuries, Hope reports that players also believe that Bruce’s days off are the reason for the amount injuries that they incur and Hope reports that “”Sources have told us that players on the bench can sometimes go as long as four days without any serious exertion, given the day before the game is often a light session and more tactical based.“
Even without this information, it is very easy to see that injuries at Newcastle are Bruce’s fault due to the fact that they were a well-managed thing under Benitez. A majority of the injuries under Bruce are muscle ones too which again point to his complete incompetence in managing pro-athletes.
The last bit covered in Hope’s article really points towards Bruce’s unprofessionalism as he reports the second concern to emerge from the squad – “Some players have also raised concerns that Bruce has, on occasion, not stayed with the team in their hotel before matches, particularly those close to his home in the North-West. They believe it sends the wrong message in terms of togetherness.“
They’re absolutely right to believe it sends a wrong message because the manager has simply decided to not be with his team! Bruce is practically spending more time at home than he is actually doing his job!
In any other job, you wouldn’t be given numerous of days off even if you were doing well, never mind performing to one of the poorest standards in your field! We are 17th in the league, in serious danger of dropping out of the league and this lazy, good-for-nothing, fake is handing out days off like sweets on Halloween! It’s ridiculous.
Bruce did his best to pour cold water on these reports in his press conference earlier today, but it’s already been confirmed that the players trained just TWICE between Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Wolves and today, making our preparations for Sunday’s biggest game of the season seem minimal at best.
I honestly feel like Bruce has thrown the towel in now but is simply hanging on so he can make bank by being fired. Surely there is a way to relieve him of his job without having to give him money? Because, even if it’s Mike Ashley’s money, I don’t want him profiting off of our misfortune.