Newsletter

Get your daily update and weekly newsletter by signing up today!

News

Steve Bruce number of Premier League points each season in entire career – Must see

5 months ago
Share

Steve Bruce has been talking about Premier League points.

His ambitions for Newcastle United for the rest of the season and how many points will be needed to avoid relegation.

Steve Bruce says that this season ‘The key was always 40 points…38 points…35 points has been enough in the last decade [to stay up].’

In actual fact, in four of the last ten seasons you have needed more than 35 points to stay up.

It is astonishing really just how often Steve Bruce moves the goalposts and the friendly media don’t question it.

When he arrived at Newcastle United 19 months ago, Steve Bruce said that NUFC should always be aiming for a top ten finish as a minimum, not worrying about fighting relegation in the bottom half.

Then at the end of last season Steve Bruce said (see below) that he would have taken 13th place if offered it before a ball was kicked ‘BUT that is not enough. We want to push for the top ten on a regular basis.’

Only three weeks ago before Newcastle played away (and lost) at Aston Villa, Steve Bruce made his embarrassing ‘Mighty Rafa’ comments (see below). Bruce saying he’d matched Benitez, which wasn’t actually true as Rafa despite getting minimal support from Mike Ashley and actually making a profit on transfers during his time at Newcastle, finished with a point more in 2018/19 than Steve Bruce did in 2019/20. Not that any Newcastle fan would claim 45 points as some kind of success.

In those quotes three weeks ago, on 22 January 2021, Steve Bruce was talking about still aiming to finish top ten.

Now before this game against Chelsea it appears that 35 Premier League points is what Steve Bruce is focusing on AND if that turned out to be enough to avoid relegation, then no doubt Bruce and his media mates would claim that as a successful campaign for the NUFC Head Coach.

As for Bruce saying three weeks ago that he is aiming for top ten still, that is conveniently forgotten, by both himself and his journalist friends.

With Newcastle United seventeenth ahead of this Chelsea match, the bookies are offering odds of 150/1 on NUFC ending up in the top half this season.

Steve Bruce always talks a good game about his ‘successful’ management career and the media question nothing he says, what is the truth though?

Well, down below, I have gone through Steve Bruce’s entire management career to see exactly how many Premier League points he has picked up in each season…

Steve Bruce asked ahead of this match at Chelsea, about his ambitions for the season and how many Premier League points would be needed to stay up:

“The key was always 40 points…38 points…35 points has been enough in the last decade.

“As I have said all along, it is always your accumulation of points, what you need and what you require.

“So we still have a bit of work to do yet, before we get to the magical figure.

“For me, it is always about can we improve?

“Can we improve on last year’s points tally, can we improve on last year’s position…that is always in my thoughts.”

Steve Bruce talking on 22 January 2021 about Premier League points and what equals success…:

“I would ask the question, what do you gauge as success?

“I gauge success last year as matching Rafa’s tally of points, of where we finished.

“Can we aim towards the top ten?

“We are three, four points adrift of that.

“Would that be an achievement? In my eyes, probably yes.

“We matched the mighty Rafa last year.

“We will try to do the best we can again this year.”

Steve Bruce 27 July 2020 after ending 2019/20 season with 44 Premier League points and 13th place:

“We are disappointed not to overtake last year’s tally.

“But if someone said at the start of the season ‘would you be happy to finish with seven teams below you?’ we would have taken that.

“But that is not enough.

“We want to push for the top ten on a regular basis.”

Number of Premier League points Steve Bruce has accumulated in management each season throughout his career:

1997/98 (Zero Premier League points) In second tier with Sheffield United.

1998/99 (Zero Premier League points) In second tier with Huddersfield.

1999/2000 (Zero Premier League points) In second tier with Huddersfield before sacked, then spent rest of season in third tier with Wigan.

2000/01 (Zero Premier League points) In second tier with Huddersfield before sacked in October 2000, Huddersfield going on to be relegated to the third tier. Joined Wigan in the second tier late on that season.

2001/02(Zero Premier League points) In second tier with Crystal Palace before forcing his departure to join Birmingham mid-season, who were also in second tier.

2002/03 (48 Premier League points) With Birmingham.

2003/04 (50 Premier League points) With Birmingham.

2004/05 (45 Premier League points) With Birmingham.

2005/06 (34 Premier League points) With Birmingham who were relegated.

2006/07 (Zero Premier League points) With Birmingham in second tier.

2007/08 (11 Premier League points in 13 games before leaving Birmingham who ended up relegated) Joined Wigan mid-season and got 32 points from 25 games

2008/09 (45 Premier League points) With Wigan.

2009/10 (44 Premier League points) With Sunderland.

2010/11 (47 Premier League points) With Sunderland.

2011/12 (11 Premier League points in 13 games before sacked) With Sunderland.

2012/13 (Zero Premier League points) With Hull in second tier.

2013/14 (37 Premier League points) With Hull.

2014/15 (35 Premier League points) With Hull.

2015/16 (Zero Premier League points) With Hull in second tier.

2016/17 (Zero Premier League points) With Villa in second tier.

2017/18 (Zero Premier League points) With Villa in second tier.

2018/19 (Zero Premier League points) With Villa in second tier before sacked, later that season joined Sheffield Wednesday in the second tier)

2019/20 (44 Premier League points) Newcastle United

2020/21 (25 Premier League points after 23 games)

What can you say?

Steve Bruce, what an…uninspiring, truly mediocre to rubbish management career.

Before coming to Newcastle United, Steve Bruce managed for 22 seasons and this is his entire Premier League points totals…48 (2002/03), 50 (2003/04), 45 (2004/05), 34 (2005/06), 43 (2007/08 with Birmingham and Wigan), 45 (2008/09), 44 (2009/10), 47 (2010/11), 11 (2011/12), 37 (2013/14), 35 (2014/15).

It would be hilarious if it wasn’t so serious for Newcastle United fans.

Steve Bruce has had a total failure of a management career, never winning anything, BUT just look at the eight seasons immediately before Mike Ashley took him on. His only Premier League points in that period were three seasons of 11, 37 and 35.

Yet Newcastle United fans are deluded for wanting / expecting a better calibre manager than Steve Bruce, somebody with a better track record. To be honest, it would be difficult (impossible) to find anybody with a worse record…

Steve Bruce has never managed a club to top nine in the Premier League, the pinnacle of his career was finishing tenth, once with Birmingham (2003/04) and once with the Mackems (2010/11).

Rafa Benitez wasn’t claiming 45 points in 2018/19 as some kind of brilliant season, or even acceptable, for Newcastle United, nor were the fans, simply seeing it as a means to an end before Mike Ashley actually backing him in any way in the transfer market, or preferably new owners.

Ashley of course instead forced Rafa out, so he could bring in another puppet in the shape of Steve Bruce and then allowed a net spend of over £100m in the next three transfer windows…

In his entire management career of more than two decades, Steve Bruce has only beaten that feeble 45 Premier League points total three times AND only one of those was since 2004!

Yes the deluded Newcastle United fans who dream of better than this nonsense, should be grateful for Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce.

If you honestly believe that, you are truly a lost cause.

Share

If you would like to feature on The Mag, submit your article to [email protected]

Have your say

© 2021 The Mag. All Rights Reserved. Design & Build by Mediaworks