Alarming 11 second clip emerges from Steve Bruce’s press conference – This says it all…

If there’s one clip that sums up Steve Bruce and the total lack of ambition over the Mike Ashley era, it’s this 11 second video that’s emerged from yesterday’s press conference.

When asked why he is refusing to walk away, our current head coach had this to say…

I will, with my experience, hope that I can keep the club just ticking along and make sure that the club stays where it is.”

OK, he’s referring to us ‘staying where we are’ in Premier League terms – not planning to keep us stuck 2nd bottom of the table – however it speaks volumes that his ‘hope’ centres around us simply surviving.

What must a player like Allan Saint-Maximin, Callum Wilson or Joe Willock think hearing this?

This is the Mike Ashley era in one. No hope of more, settling for being stationary at best and having those at the top feel satisfied if we do nothing other than stay in the Premier League.

The fact his ‘rallying cry’ in response to fans wanting to see him sacked is him ‘hoping’ to keep us ‘just ticking along’ really does say it all.

If you ever wondered why apathy and lack of interest is at an all time high amongst Newcastle United fans, you just need look at inspiring comments like this from the man in charge.

About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

13 thoughts on “Alarming 11 second clip emerges from Steve Bruce’s press conference – This says it all…

  1. All this rubbish about Bruce is in this position because he wasn’t backed in the transfer window

    Absolute garbage!

    IF ASHLEY had just given Numpty the Cheque Book all we would have bought is more, very average Midfielder’s from Leicester

    EVERY fan can see after losing 2 strikers – Muto & Carroll – we needed at least one quality striker to cover Wilson = knowing that he’s had a few injury issues over the years

    Others would also have added to the defence BUT NEVER to the already over loaded Midfield (!!??)

    Look – we’ve been 2-0, 4-2, and 3-1 down and who does Bruce think will score the goals = not the only ‘striker’ we’ve got but Hendrick – god almighty – I wouldn’t bring on Hendrick if we were 25 up!!!

    This is a shambles – he simply hasn’t a clue how to effect a game / MANAGE

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  2. Olly – you know I comment on here often so I’m not just coming on to have a pop. But you and too many of your writers on here are allowing your dislike of Bruce to overshadow your common sense now mate.

    You know fine well what Bruce means by his comments. He has an owner who won’t even back him with loans signings – you know our 1-11 are pretty decent, but the drop off behind them is nowhere near good enough – what do you want him to say ‘push for top 6 or Europe?’ – I can imagine the articles written if that was his craic.

    If he said mid table – is that ambition?!.

    You post, but the other writers don’t, which is a shame really. If they did, I’d love to know who they realistically think would come in to replace Bruce?. Who do you think?.

    I’ve heard people say Howe or Lampard but I’ve had this conversation with friends – why?. Firstly, there were jobs in the summer – Everton, Palace, Celtic – neither were really in the running for any of those. Clubs in a far healthier position than us, far more ambitious owners – yet they didn’t fancy these young English managers.

    The reality is more like a Mark Hughes or Tony Pulis – which would be great as you could just keep the articles & amend the names from Bruce to either of those 2 😂😂.

    I’m not happy with Bruce, before anyone tries to jump on that one – I’m just bored hearing it all now – and still nowt about Ashley or the players for that matter.

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  3. Sharpy17:
    Olly – you know I comment on here often so I’m not just coming on to have a pop.But you and too many of your writers on here are allowing your dislike of Bruce to overshadow your common sense now mate.

    You know fine well what Bruce means by his comments.He has an owner who won’t even back him with loans signings – you know our 1-11 are pretty decent, but the drop off behind them is nowhere near good enough – what do you want him to say ‘push for top 6 or Europe?’ – I can imagine the articles written if that was his craic.

    If he said mid table – is that ambition?!.

    You post, but the other writers don’t, which is a shame really.If they did, I’d love to know who they realistically think would come in to replace Bruce?.Who do you think?.

    I’ve heard people say Howe or Lampard but I’ve had this conversation with friends – why?.Firstly, there were jobs in the summer – Everton, Palace, Celtic – neither were really in the running for any of those.Clubs in a far healthier position than us, far more ambitious owners – yet they didn’t fancy these young English managers.

    The reality is more like a Mark Hughes or Tony Pulis – which would be great as you could just keep the articles & amend the names from Bruce to either of those 2 😂😂.

    I’m not happy with Bruce, before anyone tries to jump on that one – I’m just bored hearing it all now – and still nowt about Ashley or the players for that matter.

    Couldn’t agree more mate

    I get that these blogs need traffic but the constant regurgitation of the same storyline is beyond boring

    The huge elephant turd in the room is constantly ignored – managers like Kinnear, Pardew, McClaren and Bruce etc are just flies attracted to the vast steaming pile of excrement – constantly batting the flies serves no purpose whatsoever as new flies will always be attracted

    Come on Olly – do your bit to help clean up the stinking pile of sh*te and then the flies will be gone as a result

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  4. The job is far too big for Bruce, it’s so big he can’t even communicate to the press, so how on earth can he communicate and give confidence to the players?
    Judging by the spat with huffy Gayle and Jones it appears to me they are not all pulling in the same direction.
    Either Gayle is a disruptive rotten apple, which is likely, or the dressing room is lost.
    If that’s the case urgent management replacement is needed now!

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  5. Sharpy17:
    Olly – you know I comment on here often so I’m not just coming on to have a pop.But you and too many of your writers on here are allowing your dislike of Bruce to overshadow your common sense now mate.

    You know fine well what Bruce means by his comments.He has an owner who won’t even back him with loans signings – you know our 1-11 are pretty decent, but the drop off behind them is nowhere near good enough – what do you want him to say ‘push for top 6 or Europe?’ – I can imagine the articles written if that was his craic.

    If he said mid table – is that ambition?!.

    You post, but the other writers don’t, which is a shame really.If they did, I’d love to know who they realistically think would come in to replace Bruce?.Who do you think?.

    I’ve heard people say Howe or Lampard but I’ve had this conversation with friends – why?.Firstly, there were jobs in the summer – Everton, Palace, Celtic – neither were really in the running for any of those.Clubs in a far healthier position than us, far more ambitious owners – yet they didn’t fancy these young English managers.

    The reality is more like a Mark Hughes or Tony Pulis – which would be great as you could just keep the articles & amend the names from Bruce to either of those 2 😂😂.

    I’m not happy with Bruce, before anyone tries to jump on that one – I’m just bored hearing it all now – and still nowt about Ashley or the players for that matter.

    I stand by the article to be honest mate.

    It may seem like nit-picking to some, but I think it’s typically uninspiring of him to use the words he has here.

    Rafa talked about building and pushing for more. Bruce talks about ‘HOPING’ we can just ‘tick along’ and ‘stay where we are’. He said it, not me.

    Even with Rafa out of the equation this is dull and depressing stuff from SB – a man who constantly speaks before he thinks in my view.

    People probably think I enjoy writing these anti-Bruce articles, but I really don’t and have never felt more downbeat and apathetic as a NUFC fan or writer for what it’s worth.

    If he didn’t say stupid things, make baffling decisions or get arsey with the press like he has done of late, I wouldn’t be sat here feeling the need to write these pieces about him.

    But sadly, he’s a shambles on and off the pitch.

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  6. Olly Hawkins: I stand by the article to be honest mate.

    It may seem like nit-picking to some, but I think it’s typically uninspiring of him to use the words he has here.

    Rafa talked about building and pushing for more. Bruce talks about ‘HOPING’ we can just ‘tick along’ and ‘stay where we are’. He said it, not me.

    Even with Rafa out of the equation this is dull and depressing stuff from SB – a man who constantly speaks before he thinks in my view.

    People probably think I enjoy writing these anti-Bruce articles, but I really don’t and have never felt more downbeat and apathetic as a NUFC fan or writer for what it’s worth.

    If he didn’t say stupid things, make baffling decisions or get arsey with the press like he has done of late, I wouldn’t be sat here feeling the need to write these pieces about him.

    But sadly, he’s a shambles on and off the pitch.

    Rafa’s talk of ‘pushing for more’ and ‘building’ were nothing more than bigging up his own ego

    He knew he was never going to get the support from Ashley to achieve anything here and if he thought he was in a position to change Ashley’s long term stance, well again that comes down to his over inflated ego

    The fact that you (Olly) and others got swept along on Rafa’s hollow words is a bit sad to be honest

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  7. Olly:
    I agree with what you have picked up on, it is there for all to see.
    People need to stop making excuses for this regime and call it out!
    Newcastle are too big a club to have to put up with Ashley’s buy cheap strategy (Bruce&Charnley) in order to try and run a club of this size, we are not Sports Direct!
    You only get what you pay for in this life!

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  8. AshleyOut: Rafa’s talk of ‘pushing for more’ and ‘building’ were nothing more than bigging up his own ego

    He knew he was never going to get the support from Ashley to achieve anything here and if he thought he was in a position to change Ashley’s long term stance, well again that comes down to his over inflated ego

    The fact that you (Olly) and others got swept along on Rafa’s hollow words is a bit sad to be honest

    I find it far more sad that you defend Steve Bruce, to be honest.

    One took us from the Championship to top 10 in the Premier League and actually pushed for more.

    The other is going to send us back to the Championship soon if he continues to stay – and he’s only doing so to protect his £4m pay-off.

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  9. Olly once again when questioned about why you pick up on words said by Bruce, you quote Rafa and how he wanted to improve the club etc !!!

    Surely you are not that blinkered to realise this was all false narrative to massage his own ego !

    We need rid of Ashley he is the real cancer, it’s easy to pick on Bruce but your blog has now just become a vehicle to bully him !!!

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  10. Olly – actually you’re wrong. Rafa would regularly say that our first goal was 40 points when asked about where he saw Newcastle finishing – get the 40 points and see from there (or similar).

    But that’s by the by really, Rafa is no longer there – and you didn’t answer my question of who do you realistically see Ashley hiring in his place?.

    Any manager can be as ambitious as they like, but it’s the owner’s ambition that dictates the success of the club – and ours has none.

    I also think the players are massively getting away with any criticism as well by the way.

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  11. Sharpy17:
    Olly – actually you’re wrong.Rafa would regularly say that our first goal was 40 points when asked about where he saw Newcastle finishing – get the 40 points and see from there (or similar).

    But that’s by the by really, Rafa is no longer there – and you didn’t answer my question of who do you realistically see Ashley hiring in his place?.

    Any manager can be as ambitious as they like, but it’s the owner’s ambition that dictates the success of the club – and ours has none.

    I also think the players are massively getting away with any criticism as well by the way.

    Apologies mate, I’m on my stag do, so not really got much time to do articles, never mind justify every article I put out on Bruce 😆

    I’d have to have a think about it RE managers, but I’m pretty sure there’ll be plenty superior to Bruce – who has one of the worst win %’s in Premier League history.

    Rafa had bigger plans and yet a much poorer squad, so I don’t get anyone who tries to put him in the same bracket at Bruce.

    We’ll agree to disagree mate.

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  12. Olly Hawkins: I find it far more sad that you defend Steve Bruce, to be honest.

    One took us from the Championship to top 10 in the Premier League and actually pushed for more.

    The other is going to send us back to the Championship soon if he continues to stay – and he’s only doing so to protect his £4m pay-off.

    Haha – you’re not pinning that one on me mate

    Defending Bruce??? – not a chance

    What I am doing is proving the futility of blaming Ashley’s managers or in the case of Rafa, blowing smoke up his backside

    When the owner doesn’t want to invest in a squad strong enough for cup runs or to progress each season there is absolutely no point in blaming the bloke in the head coaches seat when it doesn’t happen

    Of course there are managers who could get more out of the players but Ashley doesn’t want anyone who is going to knock on his door and give him a hard time

    Hence why he employs puppets – and that’s where the shear frustration kicks in from those who fully understand the situation – how stupid do you have to be to blame the puppet rather than the bloke pulling the strings?

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