More questions than answers as Steve Bruce’s presence poses fresh dilemma on Sunday

As I start on this little piece I want to say, however you read it or receive it, it’s not a criticism of the new owners nor a negative on the takeover – even if I am surprised to be writing it.

Yes, that’s because Steve Bruce looks set for “The Presser” today and, with that in mind, it seems he’s likely to be in charge for Spurs.

Now they have moved the presser from 09:30am to 13:30pm so you never know, but it does seem likely that he’s going to hit 1,000 games and I must say that’s certainly a shock to me. If it does happen that is…

Remember how quickly the takeover finally happened. Perhaps the new owners have been caught slightly off guard? In these days of high-priced modern finance, I can’t quite see that.

Perhaps they know who they want but they’re not available? Again, we don’t know but it’s a theory.

What happens if we beat Spurs on Sunday and put a performance in? Will this give him a longer stay of execution? If the fans are to be listened to then why is he still in charge? Perhaps they know more than we do? Actually, they do so that new buzz word for NUFC fans, patience comes up again.

Mood in camp is supposed to be down (according to The Telegraph’s Luke Edwards) despite takeover because of all the uncertainty around Bruce. It makes you wonder what sort of state of mind the players are in? Having said that they are now in the fight for their jobs stage as well?

Surely that alone should induce a performance? That said, Bruce’s presence means the mood on Sunday could be slightly more mixed than we anticipated this time last week when so many said he’d be gone.

Will fans voice opinion or celebrate new owners? It should be a day of celebration and hope whatever the result but there’s a potential shadow now cast.

The hope was a new manager – or even Jones as Caretaker – and the euphoria of no Ashley and Flags back would herald a new dawn. It still might but what sort of dawn? A false one? Personally, I think he’s gone even if we smash Spurs and put in a performance, but he might just be in a position to buy himself more time.

Do the fans therefore face a dilemma? Do they celebrate new owners / Ashley leaving, or is there also some messages sent to Amanda Staveley and Al-Rumayyan (who’s expected to be in the ground) regarding Bruce?

It’s going to be interesting that’s for sure.

3 thoughts on “More questions than answers as Steve Bruce’s presence poses fresh dilemma on Sunday

  1. If you are happy with the new owners show them some respect and good will. If they want to behave generously towards Bruce it’s their shout. I don’t want anymore unkind owners or anymore crass fans who use our great club to vent their spleen at everything and everyone every match day . Give them your backing and stop making us a laughingstock who can never be happy

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  2. if we play badly and get beaten on sunday, it would be disaster for steve bruce’s supposedly memorable 1000th game.
    imagine that fans would be jeering at him and it just show that changes are important and necessary.
    even if we win, he will be gone anyway i am sure, so we should look further beyond sunday.
    the future is bright. just need a bit more patient. we have been suffering for 14 years anyway so to wait for another few weeks i dont think it’s a problem.

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  3. Look .this takeover has taken everybody by surprise.
    I hope everyone who is lucky enough to be there just supports the team to the hilt ..we need 3 points..steve bruce will be gone soon .howay the lads ..

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