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Gary Pallister thinks Steve Bruce is doing a great job – Almost as though they know each other…

3 days ago
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Gary Pallister is the latest one to be lined up to say what a brilliant job Steve Bruce is doing at Newcastle United.

Despite a shambolic summer of preparation and even worse start to the season, Gary Pallister insists Steve Bruce is doing really well.

So far this season, Newcastle have managed to lose at home and exit the League Cup without scoring a goal, against relegation rivals Burnley who were desperately trying to get out of the knockout competition themselves at the earliest opportunity. A match that Steve Bruce claimed Newcastle United ‘didn’t lose on the night’…

Then in fixtures they picked up six points in last season against a mediocre trio of opposition teams, Bruce has masterminded two defeats and a fortunate draw – one point from a possible nine.

The thing is, Gary Pallister, has he got any possible connection with Steve Bruce, anything that might ‘slightly’ influence his thinking?

Well, I know it is only a small thing, but they did play the odd time together at Manchester United…

Just the seven years worth (1989-1996) together at Old Trafford.

Winning 12 (TWELVE!) trophies playing together in the heart of defence, including three Premier League titles, three FA Cups and a European Cup Winners Cup trophy.

Surely though, just because they played a few games together, won the odd trophy, Gary Pallister wouldn’t just blindly say his mate is doing a great job…?

Honestly, what is the point?

You just find yourself having to make the exact same points using facts (FACTS), facts that the likes of Gary Pallister and others deliberately don’t use, when making laughable claims about their old mate.

It’s so embarrassing, indeed, the media even have Bruce’s son as a pundit talking about how well his Dad is doing at Newcastle United, Surely, the logical conclusion after Alex has had his say, is to see / hear on Sky Sports: ‘So Mrs Bruce, how brilliant was your husband at the weekend when Newcastle United ONLY lost 5-0 / 6-0 / 7-0 at Old Trafford?’

You always know just how completely useless / worthless any pundit is when they start making comparisons to Rafa Benitez…Gary Pallister: ‘I don’t think Steve [Bruce] has done that bad of a job compared to what Rafa Benitez did and he was hailed a hero.’

Rafa Benitez treated the Newcastle fans with respect instead of insulting them as Steve Bruce has done (keyboard warriors etc etc), plus the Spaniard was allowed zero net spend in clearing up Ashley’s mess and re-establishing Newcastle in the Premier League, whilst Steve Bruce inherited a mid-table PL team and has been allowed £125m+ net spend these past two years.

Gary Pallister continuing: ‘I think survival for Newcastle right now because of the position they’re in is all they can hope for. There’s no real investment…’ As I say above, it is completely untrue that Steve Bruce hasn’t been backed by Mike Ashley, the problem is that the pair of them have wasted (£60m alone on Joelinton, Krafth, Lewis) loads of the money denied Rafa.

Then you have on top of that, the lack of management ability where Steve Bruce is concerned, some 23 years of management and yet never won a trophy or finished top nine in the Premier League. Bruce’s previous three jobs had all seen him managing in the Championship and the only reason Mike Ashley appointed him was because Bruce was so desperate for the job, he was and is willing to be a total puppet. Never better seen than this past week where Mike Ashley totally humiliated him with that statement.

Mike Ashley has zero ambition for Newcastle United and runs the club abysmally BUT with this current NUFC squad, any decent manager wouldn’t be seeing fourth bottom as an achievement and have his mates lining up to claim this is the case.

Gary Pallister speaking to FreeSuperTips:

“I don’t think Steve [Bruce] has done that bad of a job compared to what Rafa Benitez did and he was hailed a hero.

“I think survival for Newcastle right now because of the position they’re in is all they can hope for.

“There’s no real investment and a lot of negativities around the ownership.

“A lot of things are up in the air in terms of new owners bidding for the club and it’s just in a bit of turmoil right now.

“Steve’s doing the best job he possibly can, he’s kept them in the Premier League, and I think he will do the same this season if he’s there all year.

“I feel for him because I know the type of guy he is, he’s a very honest person and he has great values.

“He wants to do well for his hometown club, so it’ll be hurting him when he gets booed of his own.

“He’s got tough skin; he understands the expectations and he’s trying his best to deal with it.

“But he must be hurting him to take that kind of flak every week, but I hope the fans have more patience with him.

“I do think the fans take it out on Steve because of the frustrations elsewhere with the football club.”

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