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BBC Sport comments from neutrals about Steve Bruce and Newcastle after Watford – Says it all

3 weeks ago
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Really interesting reading through these BBC Sport comments following Newcastle’s draw at Watford.

The comments from neutrals especially telling.

This is what Newcastle United are reduced to under Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce.

A club that neutrals are divided on, whether to sympathise with, or laugh at, this never ending nothingness of supporting Newcastle United year after year.

The BBC Sport readers comments, mainly from neutrals, although the odd Watford and Newcastle fan also contributing, tell you all you need to know about Steve Bruce, Mike Ashley and Newcastle United…

‘Newcastle surely a shoe in to go down this term. Imagine just how bad they would be without Saint Maximin…basically a Championship side with one good player.

Norwich are worse but I genuinely cannot think of another side in the division as poor.’

‘Watford should be beating poor teams like NFC at home.Two points lost.’

‘Two sh.t teams.’

‘Why doesn’t Steve Bruce just leave? He’s clearly not wanted and doesn’t need the money…’

‘1. He’s under contract. If he quits he could well be sued by Ashley.

2. If he’s fired he gets a 7 figure payoff. Q.E.D.’

‘NUFC going for the record lowest points in Premier league season…relegated by Christmas.

Ashley gets what he deserves and trashes his own investment!’

‘Here’s an idea from my gran, Steve Bruce: start Lewis, move Ritchie back to wing where he belongs and carries a bit of a forward threat, drop your dear pal Joelinton.

Oh, she says you should give Fraser the odd game. She says she’d do a better job than you and I couldn’t agree more.’

‘The end of September and a quarter of PL teams still yet to win.

Is it just me or is the quality of the PL this season extremely poor?’

‘Newcastle will be lucky to win a match.’

‘Worst refereeing performance I’ve seen for years. Utterly clueless.’

I’m all for the refs ignoring the constant diving and play acting.

It’s about time they let the game flow and take the control back from the players.

Some decent, competitive, fair, heavy tackles going in today. More of the same please!’

‘What on earth would Newcastle do without Saint-Maximin?’

‘It’s just a matter of time before he’s injured. He’s a class act for sure.

Relegation is coming so long as Bruce is in charge.’

‘Why don’t watford and newcastle play football?’

‘Shockingly bad game.’

‘Awful referee did nothing about Newcastle’s time wasting the whole game.’

‘Awesome, finally got our attacking midfielder. Take the point after that awful first half effort. Sarr’s £££ value goes up every week. Coyh.’

‘Simple, Newcastle should of bought another striker when they had the chance.’

‘Disgusting chants about Elton John.

Always liked Newcastle fans, seems like they’ve been taken over by coke heads.’

‘Geordies shore(ing) up their relegation battle.’

‘Just seen Bruce on tv moaning about missing goal opportunities, if his side had spent less on time wasting tactics they may have scored more. Pathetic tactics.’

‘Newcastle have a fairly decent team and, with their supporters behind them, would probably be at least four points better off than they are. The negativity from the crowd spreads to the players. As it is, they need a win to give them confidence but they need confidence to get a win. Catch 22.’

‘Anyway, enough of all this social media banter, with the current Gas Crisis, should you Geordie boys be getting coal up again, otherwise Boris and his boys won’t be able to cook their roast Swan for Xmas dinner!’

‘Genuinely think if Graeme Jones was head coach then NUFC would be hitting mid table.

He was clearly good enough to be loaned by England for the Euros.

Bruce is main reason Newcastle are dire.’

‘Don’t understand why Maximum get high ratings. All he does is rush everything, no end product whatsoever. Well done Watford.’

Worst performance by a referee in recent memory. He let the players from both sides back chat and argue every decision. He also allowed Newcastle (after they had scored) to waste time at every opportunity. Very poor tactics from Newcastle, no wonder the fans want Bruce out.’

‘How many Newcastle fans will have to buy a new shirt each season to pay the £40 million price tag of Joelinton? The biggest waste of money the Premier League has ever seen.’

‘I know Bruce is fighting for his job but Newcastles time wasting was shocking, made Burnley look like novices. When they did play they looked decent, no wonder the fans want him gone.’

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