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Steve Bruce throws his players under the bus – Comments after Leicester 5 Newcastle 0

2 years ago

Steve Bruce has always been a manager to make excuses.

Always looking to blame somebody else.

Nothing has changed at Newcastle United, Steve Bruce shameless as he repeatedly attempts to point the finger elsewhere.

After already blaming Rafa Benitez for the lack of goals in the team, in the lead up to this game at Leicester, the NUFC Head Coach blamed the Spaniard for the low possession stats this season, claiming it was ingrained in the players.

Having previously claimed that he had a great squad and that Mike Ashley couldn’t have been more supportive this summer in the transfer market, surely Steve Bruce should be taking responsibility for what happens on and off the pitch this season.

Sadly not.

In his post-match comments he does eventually say ‘I accept the responsibility because it is as bad an afternoon as I can remember’ BUT it is  a token comment, after slaughtering his team at length.

At no point does he hold his hands up and admit that his tactics have been absolutely shocking, both today and all season in reality. Norwich was just as bad as this, whilst the performances at home against fellow relegation strugglers Brighton and Watford were also really poor.

It is now over four and a half hours of football since Newcastle scored a goal and in that time I can’t remember the opposition goalkeepers making a save.

Today against Leicester, Newcastle didn’t have a shot on target or even a corner.

Steve Bruce is so deluded that ahead of this match he claimed that in only two of the seven matches had Newcastle not played ‘well enough’ this season.

What a bluffer.

For whatever reasons, a number of Newcastle players have slavishly stuck up for Steve Bruce, saying how great training is and what a great man manager the head coach is.

With Bruce now throwing those very same players all under the bus today, interested to hear what they will now be saying about Steve Bruce in the limited time he SHOULD have left at our club.

Steve Bruce after losing 5-0 at Leicester:

“We have to apply ourselves better than what we have witnessed…it was a complete surrender.

“Too quick and too easily.

“It was nowhere near what is required.

“With ten men the one thing you have to show is resilience, determination, fight and courage.

‘We haven’t shown enough resilience and that is the disappointing thing for me.

“It is the only thing I genuinely demand, that they play in a certain way.

“Which unfortunately we didn’t see today.

‘Too many players felt sorry for themselves. 

“I have only been at the club two months and I have never witnessed what I did today.

‘We need to give the fans something to shout about…to see a team play with a bit of determination, passion and heart.

“Before we talk about tactics and football ability, that needs to be a given.

“Unfortunately, today I can’t defend it.

“I accept the responsibility because it is as bad an afternoon as I can remember.

“The whole lot of them were nowhere near what is required to make a fist of it in the Premier League.”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Leicester 5 Newcastle 0  – Sunday 29  September 4.30pm



Pereira 16, Vardy 54 and 64, Dummett OG 57, Ndidi 90

Possession was Leicester 69% Newcastle 31%

Total shots were Leicester 13 Newcastle 3

Shots on target were Leicester 5 Newcastle 0

Corners were Leicester 9 Newcastle 0

Referee: Craig Pawson

Newcastle team v Leicester:

Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Atsu, Hayden (Sent off 43), Longstaff, Almiron (Yedlin 74), Muto (Ki 46), Joelinton (Carroll 63)

Unused Subs

Darlow, Saint-Maximin, Manquillo, Fernandez

Crowd: 32,168 (2,650 NUFC – Newcastle United refused to take the full 3,305 away allocation)

(Newcastle fan smashes it on BBC Radio 5 Live – Must listen ‘Should only be talking about Mike Ashley’ – Watch/listen HERE)

(Newcastle fans need to get angry and passionate for change after Leicester 5 Newcastle 0 – Final proof – Read HERE)

(Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to the five goal humiliation – Read HERE)

(Steve Bruce has to go after this shambles – Read HERE)


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