When it comes to Newcastle, One Show star, Jermaine Jenas, seems to be on a one man mission to become one of the most reviled and worst pundits around, which is really a difficult task given the amount of absolute wallies there are.
Now Bruce has been named manager of the month and officially avoided the drop, Jenas has jumped on his chance to defend his man once again – stating he’s proven journalists wrong and should rub his latest award in their faces.
Listen to his idiotic ramblings here, which also see him suggest that our bad form has always been down to our lack of quality when key players are missing – not the manager himself:
“It’s what I’ve been trying to say all year“.
Jenas begins with arrogant old ‘I told you so’, yet this is a pundit who called for Bruce to be sacked just last month! Not only that, why are pundits jumping on our recent upturn in form like we’re now rivalling newly promoted Leeds for a top 10 finish? Mike Ashley’s aim may be nothing more than survival, but that doesn’t mean anything marginally above that should be drooled over.
First of all, let’s establish now that we have managed to struggle and play poorly with Saint-Maximin and Wilson in the team. For example, they were both in the team in our first 3-0 loss to Brighton and they were both in the team when we lamely lost 2-0 to our of four Arsenal.
Playing good players will obviously make you more dangerous but when your tactics are toothless, those players are made redundant.
Jenas’s idea that Steve Bruce is an “honest manager” is an absolute fallacy. Bruce has proven in his time as Newcastle manager alone that he is tremendously dishonest. He will blame anyone other than himself for the team’s failings leading to events such as the Ritchie argument.
The journalists who have criticised absolutely do not have to eat “humble pie”. Our football has been absolutely disastrous for a long time now and fans, like myself, still don’t want him to be in the job, despite the upturn in form, because these results are simply not the norm.
Maybe, if Jenas is going to concentrate on the Manager of the Month award, he needs to consider the context surrounding it.
This is the first ever Premier League Manager of the Month award that Steve Bruce has ever received… ever. We’ve been told how experienced and brilliant he is but, in 400+ games, he has never been worthy of getting that award.
Let’s also consider why he received the award this month too. We’ve had an upturn in results, yes, and that deserves to be commended but Jenas is purposely ignoring why the results deserve commendation.
Bruce oversaw some of the worst form we’ve ever witnessed as a fanbase. Because of this awful football, two draws and two wins look fantastic because we simply haven’t witnessed anything like it this season.
Football has been so dire this season that managing 8 points in four games is seen as worthy of great celebration. It also needs to be acknowledged that all of those points were very nearly tossed away by poor tactics.
Football journalists and fans have rightly criticised Bruce and the football he has created and, if anything, Bruce, Jenas and the rest of these pathetic pundits need to really consider why this is the first time he’s ever won this award.