Mike Ashley set to ignore Newcastle United fans and stand by Steve Bruce – Luke Edwards

It doesn’t look like Steve Bruce will be leaving Newcastle United anytime soon.

This is according to The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards, with him claiming this morning that ‘multiple sources’ at the club have insisted the 60-year-old will ‘continue to be backed’ by Mike Ashley.

Edwards states that Bruce’s job is NOT under any threat in the ‘short to medium term’, despite the fact we’ve started the season with one point in four games – conceding TWELVE goals in the process – and have already been knocked out of the Carabao Cup.

Here’s what the North-East reporter, believed to be close to Steve Bruce, has said in a grim Monday morning update:

This is yet another middle finger to Newcastle fans from Mike Ashley.

Not only did he fail to deliver the signings needed on deadline day, he now plans to back a man who has us hurtling towards relegation if things don’t change.

Fans have made there thoughts clear in recent months, calling for ‘Bruce Out’ on multiple occasions mid-game, however it’s been his acts of idiocy off the pitch that have been just as unimpressive as his approach to management on it in recent weeks.

Examples include him blaming The Chronicle as the reason us fans are so negative and bizarrely stating we ‘didn’t lose on the night’ moments after we were knocked out of the League Cup by Burnley…

He needs to go and we won’t stop reminding Mike Ashley of that. He may not be listening right now, be we are a sinking ship that’s going down fast with Steve Bruce in charge.

His luck has run out and, based on his comments over the weekend, he’s lost the plot.

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8 thoughts on “Mike Ashley set to ignore Newcastle United fans and stand by Steve Bruce – Luke Edwards

  1. Leave the guy alone !
    His hands are tied, fatty wouldn’t even let him strengthen the squad with loan or free transfers – whereas pretty much all the other teams have added to their squads.
    You can only work with what your given…..no manager could get any success under the current owner. :

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  2. Jeff:
    Leave the guy alone !
    His hands are tied, fatty wouldn’t even let him strengthen the squad with loan or free transfers – whereas pretty much all the other teams have added to their squads.
    You can only work with what your given…..no manager could get any success under the current owner. :

    “You can only work with what your given”

    He’s got Wilson, ASM, Almiron, Fraser & Willock – five attacking players most teams in the bottom half would love – and a defence that was one of the best outside the ‘big six’ under Benitez.

    7 wins in 34
    23 win in 80 EPL games since he was appointed
    19th
    Worst defence in the EPL after four games
    Blaming The Chronicle for fan negativity

    The list goes on. He’s lost the plot and is out of his depth in the EPL. No other club in the league would want him.

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  3. Leave Bruce alone FFS, the constant articles slating him don’t achieve anything ! yes maybe not the best manager but who in their right mind would want the Newcastle job given the current stewardship of Ashley.

    Bruce’s hands are tied, he asked for a couple of deals and was told NO there’s not much more he can do.

    He can’t refresh the squad as a lot of the players can’t be moved on as no one wants them.

    Oh and by the way just to remind you his record isn’t too much different from Benitez and the squad has aged since then even your Messiah who by the way also played ****e football couldn’t do any better, just cos he moaned in public about Ashley doesn’t make him any better

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  4. David:
    Leave Bruce alone FFS, the constant articles slating him don’t achieve anything ! yes maybe not the best manager but who in their right mind would want the Newcastle job given the current stewardship of Ashley.

    Bruce’s hands are tied, he asked for a couple of deals and was told NO there’s not much more he can do.

    He can’t refresh the squad as a lot of the players can’t be moved on as no one wants them.

    Oh and by the way just to remind you his record isn’t too much different from Benitez and the squad has aged since then even your Messiah who by the way also played ****e football couldn’t do any better, just cos he moaned in public about Ashley doesn’t make him any better

    There’s not much more he could do? This is the same bloke who said we didn’t need another striker last month! He is the PERFECT yes man for Mike Ashley.

    As for your rant at Rafa, are you honestly saying Bruce is on the same level?

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  5. Olly Hawkins:

    As for your rant at Rafa, are you honestly saying Bruce is on the same level?

    I think the point being expressed by him , and many other fans, is not so much that Bruce is as good as Rafa, but that Rafa was as bad as Bruce.
    Bruce is up there with Rafa every step of the way, as far as Newcastle is concerned.
    I seem to remember it took Rafa take 11 games to get a win at one point.

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  6. BykerBill: I think the point being expressed by him , and many other fans, is not so much that Bruce is as good as Rafa, but that Rafa was as bad as Bruce.
    Bruce is up there with Rafa every step of the way, as far as Newcastle is concerned.
    I seem to remember it took Rafa take 11 games to get a win at one point.

    But your conveniently forgetting the squad at Rafa’s disposal and the lack of money spent. Where was his Wilson – a proven PL striker – ASM – the match winner he didn’t have or £25m midfielders like Willock?

    Aside from our promotion season, he wasn’t backed like Bruce was, instead being left with bargain basement buys that were very much hit and miss (you’ll get some duds if you’re left to shop in Farm Foods!).

    You can’t compare the two when one got a team with Joselu, Atsu and Kenedy up to 10th and the other spent the vast majority of the season in a relegation fight with Wilson, ASM, Almiron etc.

    Things weren’t great under Rafa – there were some ropey patched and some overly cautious football – but there was a plan and a belief we’d come good, which we did for that half-season we had Almiron, Rondon and Perez.

    Under Bruce there is none of the above. Instead, what was a solid defence is shipping goals for fun and our system is changing on a weekly basis, which stinks of a man who doesn’t know what he’s doing.

    We can agree to disagree on Bruce/Benitez, but I really don’t understand how some can STILL defend him. If it’s not clear what a shambles we are on the pitch, you just need to look at his demeanour on the sidelines and car-crash interview. He’s lost the plot and is way out of his depth.

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