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These comments on BBC Sport about Steve Bruce and Newcastle United perfectly sum up where we are

10 months ago
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Very interesting reading these comments on BBC Sport after Newcastle 1 Wolves 1.

A pretty good summary of exactly where we are now at with Steve Bruce at Newcastle United.

Clueless tactics and words after the match from the NUFC Head Coach.

Interesting to see this BBC Sport overview provided by fans of both Newcastle and Wolves, as well as neutrals, including the odd (Mackem?) troll.

The negativity from Steve Bruce is suffocating any chance Newcastle might have of creating chances and scoring goals.

As people point out below, why try and defend for 55 minutes after taking the lead against a team that looked tired/lethargic after an away European match on Thursday night?

Are these Newcastle players, especially up front, really as bad as they are being made to look, or would a better manager/head coach with better tactics produce a very different team?

Comments posted on BBC Sport by Newcastle & Wolves fans and neutrals after Sunday’s 1-1 draw:

‘Genuinely sorry for Newcastle – proper football club with spiv owner, and dinosaur manager.’

‘Newcastle had their best chance in a long time to try and establish themselves as a top six club under Benitez if he had been backed accordingly but Newcastle since Robson & Keegan have been a club going nowhere.

Mike Ashley has been robbing Newcastle United for over a decade and until he sells up they will always be a bottom half club/championship.’

‘Steve Bruce’s teams are always boring.’

‘Good luck to teams like Wolves and Leicester who have got good owners that are prepared to back the club they own.

We have an owner that never goes to matches, all he is interested in is advertising SD rubbish.

We have a Head Coach that is clueless, just ask the fans at other clubs he’s managed, he’s come out this week telling the fans to show him some respect well it has to be earned Bruce.’

‘Newcastle fans need to accept they’re heading for relegation. They’re not a ”big” club. I feel sorry for Steve Bruce.

They’d be a huge club in the championship but if Ashley thinks Bruce would get them promoted, he’s mistaken. Bruce is an underdog manager, Hull Wigan etc.

At Villa he set out to grind out 1-0s even at home against Rotherham etc. Dean Smith was like a breath of fresh air.’

‘I think everyone that wants us relegated are going to get their wish this season, goals win games, we cannot score to save our lives, we play boring park the bus football, and we cannot create chances at all.

We have a manager, sorry head coach, that always talks a great game saying a total blatant red card was harsh, and this is our hope for the season ahead.’

‘No Club should play like that at Home unless your playing Man City or Liverpool. if you cannot defend why try and defend a goal for 55mins.’

Newcastle fans – I really hope you get a good manager soon! But then again he’s probably Up Ashley’s ….’

‘Unless shirt pulling is no longer an offence, then Wolves were denied a stone wall penalty near the end. VAR is an absolute joke, yet again.’

‘Newcastle fans need to accept they’re heading for relegation and realise they’re not a ”big” club.

They are clueless as a team – I feel sorry for Steve Bruce, he’s better than this shower…’

‘So Bruce “”The behaviour of Neves… when they’re rolling around like that, you know they’re not hurt. If you’re hurt, you just stay motionless,”

The reason why you have little credibility among football fans (including those of the teams you manage) is that you are so lacking in both magnanimity and objectivity. I think the Newcastle fans deserve better than you.’

‘One of the main problems with Steve Bruce is that he’s really thick. There’s nothing between the ears. Absolutely clueless.

We might as well have a sack of turnips in charge of our team. And we’re doomed unless we show him the door before Xmas.’

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