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Steve Bruce says Newcastle fans boycott won’t happen – All talk and will be there at Arsenal game

1 year ago
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Steve Bruce has made an appearance on Mike Ashley’s favourite radio station.

The Newcastle United Head Coach featuring on Talksport, no doubt Keith Bishop making the arrangements.

The highlight of the programme was when fellow guest Ian Holloway stated that he couldn’t believe Steve Bruce had never been offered the Manchester United job, when taking into consideration his managerial career included four promotions.

When it came to Steve Bruce speaking, it was the usual script.

A big opportunity, a club he couldn’t turn down, he knows the Newcastle fans because he is one of them, says he always knew that Rafa Benitez was a tough act to follow and there would be some adverse reaction to his appointment.

When it got down to specifics and asked about the planned boycotts by Newcastle fans, Steve Bruce dismissed the idea and said it was all just talk: ‘There has been talk of a boycott but I firmly believe they will stand by their team.’

The new Head Coach stating ‘Newcastle fans will be there cheering their team like no other set of supporters can do when the season starts.’

Maybe he hasn’t been briefed about all the season ticket holders who haven’t renewed and that with only two weeks to go until the game, there was still ten thousand unsold seats showing on the club’s ticketing website, not including any of the 4,000 or so corporate seats that are still unsold, or any in the away section.

Steve Bruce speaking on Talksport:

“My biggest challenge is to win over the support.

“I’m not everybody’s cup of tea and many have voiced their disapproval that I got the job – but I will give it everything I can.

“One thing I do know is that the Newcastle fans will be there cheering their team like no other set of supporters can do when the season starts.

“There has been talk of a boycott but I firmly believe they will stand by their team.

“This club has an incredible fanbase and I hope I can be the man to keep moving this club forward.

Rafa was that popular with the fans here that whoever was going to come in had big boots to fill.

“There aren’t many Rafa Benitezs around after all, who have been that successful all over the world and in the Champions League.

“So there was always going to be an adverse reaction.

“I completely understand that and it’s up to me now to prove people wrong by getting results on the field.

“This is my big opportunity in management, there’s no doubt about that.

“I’ve had to wait a while for it but I’m determined to be a success at this magnificent football club.”

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