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‘I’m back, 1-0 up against fake fans and Steve Bruce doubters’

5 months ago
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Not so long ago (after the excellent win away at Burnley), I said on The Mag that Steve Bruce was doing an alright job.

On a par with Rafa Benitez and that he would have us 12th or 13th with around 45 or 46 points by the end of the season.

You all laughed at me!

I can confirm that I’m the one laughing now, as fake fans and Steve Bruce out clueless supporters have had a piece of “humble pie.”

I’m not here though to cause problems and rile fans up, I’m here to tell you that I fully agree Steve Bruce wasn’t an excellent appointment.

However, you have to give the man some credit, 12th place and same points tally as Rafa, in a much harder and more competitive than ever Premier League in both Steve Bruce seasons.

I would love to see Mike Ashley go, and I dare to say if the takeover goes through, I wouldn’t mind Bruce leaving as well, as we all know he isn’t the man to guide us to top five or six of the Premier League.

However, that man deserves a pat on the back and the disgraceful fans booing him after a home win (against Sheffield United) on their return after what, 15 months?

I didn’t know Ashley was flogging tickets to Mackems!

Anyway lads and lasses, let’s have a drink to an up and down unpredictable somewhat nerve-racking season and all laugh at Sunderland.

Oh and also, for the love of God, Ashley or Saudi Prince from above, please sign Joe Willock.

Stats from BBC Sport:

Fulham 0 Newcastle 2 – Sunday 23 May 4pm

Goals:

Newcastle:

Willock 23, Schar pen 88

Fulham:

Possession was Fulham 64% Newcastle 36%

Total shots were Fulham 14 Newcastle 10

Shots on target were Fulham 0 Newcastle 4

Corners were Fulham 5 Newcastle 4

Referee: Chris Kavanagh

Newcastle United:

Dubravka, Murphy, Fernandez, Krafth (Schar 73), Dummett, Ritchie, Shelvey, Willock, Sean Longstaff, Almiron (Hendrick 80), Saint-Maximin (Gayle 65)

Unused Subs:

Mark Gillespie, Ciaran Clark, Javier Manquillo, Matty Longstaff, Jamal Lewis, Andy Carroll

Crowd: 2,000

(Eating Humble Pie? That should be Steve Bruce feasting on that after his ‘achievement’ – Read HERE)

(Scott Parker left pondering what if he’d taken Joe Willock on loan after Fulham 0 Newcastle 2 – Read HERE)

(3 Positives and 3 Negatives from Fulham 0 Newcastle 2 – Read HERE)

(Fulham 0 Newcastle 2 – Match ratings and comments on all the NUFC players – Read HERE)

(A decent match to end an indecent season – Read HERE)

(Fulham 0 Newcastle 2 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Sunday’s victory – read HERE)

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