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Steve Bruce is nothing to do with my club – His support and my support are totally different

5 days ago
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There’s nothing worse than seeing a Geordie, a Newcastle United fan, playing against us.

Nothing worse than hearing them say how much they love the club and then work against it.

Turn the clock back to 1995/96.

Every week the Guardian newspaper had a performance of the week.

During that season our players featured quite frequently, as you would expect.

However, there is one entry that I won’t forget or forgive. Step forward Steve Bruce.

The game was a totally one-sided affair at St James Park with some scuffed shot by Cantona giving the visitors the most undeserved of victories but it was the performance of Bruce that the paper recognised.

Under his ugly mug were the words “the rock on which Newcastle’s free flowing football finally floundered”.

To quote footballers, Steve Bruce gave 110% against us.

Beaten by one of our own who played like his life depended on it.

Fast forward a decade or so and there he is wearing the colours of our friends from down the road.

After a Halloween 5-1 victory which he described as one of the most embarrassing days of his life (one of our best), I can still see him running down the touchline when they somehow managed to equalise in the return fixture.

He’d even prepared a song for us if they won.

In my opinion, he is nothing to do with my club. His support and my support are totally different.

I want Ashley out, he wants to work for him. I’d never work against my club. He did.

And I’d never ever work for them down the road and nail my flag to their mast. He did.

Totally and utterly unforgiven. Don’t cheer up and don’t expect my support.

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