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Manchester United fans comment on Newcastle United sacking Steve Bruce – Very interesting

1 month ago

Manchester United fans have been giving their verdict after Steve Bruce was sacked by Newcastle United on Wednesday morning.

After 27 months in charge and after having been allowed a £160m outlay on players, including £125m+ net spend, Bruce leaves Newcastle second bottom of the table and no wins in the opening nine matches of the season.

Looking further back, over the last ten months Steve Bruce had only an 18% win ratio, with seven victories in the last thirty eight NUFC matches.

When you look at the likes of Twitter, you will see pretty much all comments from Manchester United fans are along the lines of great bloke, great, manager, nasty unfair deluded Newcastle United supporters.

However, what about proper / normal Manchester United fans not just basing their view on Steve Bruce having been a great player for Man Utd?

I had a look at Red Cafe (see below) which is by far the best message board for Manchester United fans after Bruce’s very belated sacking.

Whilst you still have a minority of bonehead comments from some thick Manchester United fans who are in denial and just want to abuse Newcastle United supporters, there are many more from Manchester United fans who are willing to put a bit of honesty and integrity into what they have to say…

Manchester United fans react to Steve Bruce sacked by Newcastle United, via their Red Cafe message board:

‘More bad news for Ole, who is now undisputedly the least tactically astute manager in the Premier League.’

‘To be fair to Newcastle fans – Villa fans say the exact same thing about Bruce and his time with them.

It’s easy for us to see Match of The Day and the league table and tell them what they should be thinking, but they watch their team every game.

No team has conceded more goals (or shots on target) than Newcastle have since he took over. 

He also has far from the worst squad in the league. Dubravka is a decent keeper, Lascelles and Lewis are good defenders. We were willing to waste millions on the Longstaffs only a couple of years ago, Almiron and Willock are fine players, Saint-Maximin is a top class talent and Wilson a very fine finisher. Plus Joelinton cost 40mil.

They don’t have the players to challenge for Europe but ask Dyche, Potter, Farke, Hassenhutl or Ranieri and they would swap squads in a heartbeat.’

Oles replacement. Club legend … Im only kidding ( I hope).’

‘Bruce’s sacking would be deserved with or without the takeover.’

‘Very jealous of how the Newcastle fans are feeling right now.’

‘Poor bloke looked a mess on Sunday, put out of his misery (and a big wad of cash).’

‘They’ll be a list of big name managers who fancy this. Lots of cash, minimum risk, huge reward.’

‘Swift action from the new owners… Glazers take note.

Be very interesting to see how they play this now and who they bring in.’

‘Did a very similar job to the one they adored Benitez for. He hasn’t shown much loyalty in his managerial career mind you so hard to feel too sorry for him.’

‘Good for Brucie. Get out of that circus now with a wheelbarrow full of filthy cash. Chill out, regroup and take on another PL/Championship managerial position when you’re ready.’

‘So… he’s available?’

‘The squad is Championship quality after years of neglect from Ashley, he did well just keeping them up.

They have probably 2 decent players and a squad for of championship level drivel.

He’s not the right man to take them forward given their newly found blood money but the disrespect being shown is f.cking ridiculous.’

‘Not advocating abuse but they’ve not won a game this season. Abuse isn’t deserved, him leaving is. He spent 40m on Joelinton. He had a bit of money and spent it well on people like Wilson and ASM but could have used it better in other scenarios.’

‘Aye. 7 wins in the last 38 as well. 2 of them against already relegated sides. He wasn’t up to it and had no idea on how to correct it. All the blaming on injuries or fans just doesn’t add up to that kind of underperformance. His sacking would have been a long time coming at any club.’

‘I can see it from both sides. Even if you discount the takeover, I dont think they have won a game this season yet have they? Based on results he couldnt continue.’

‘Hard to feel too sorry for him.

I can’t believe he said those words about people calling him a fat cabbage head.’

‘Feel sorry for Brucey. He did as good a job as was ever possible with the squad and setup above him there. The vile abuse he suffered was beyond awful during his time there. Wish him the best of luck in whatever he does next.’

‘Ole now leading the sack race odds.’

‘Oh well, at least he’s leading something.’

‘Bruce did alright under Ashley but that era is now over. He might not be the last Newcastle manager to be sacked this season.

The saddest thing is, he would be a minor upgrade over Ole. If Ole were sacked today, Bruce would be offered a new job first, even after stating he might not want one.’

‘He did a great job there considering the sh.t squad he inherited from the waiter. I hope they are all but relegated before they can sign a single player.’

‘Ole would get a Prem job, Bruce was never getting out of the Championship without his mate doing him a favour.’

‘Bruce is a better manager. Was great at Birmingham and has done a couple of decent jobs since. Ole doesn’t have the same pedigree.’

‘Newcastle fans are utter c.nts.

With the sh.t team they have, avoiding relegation is about as much as they should have expected from any Manager.

They treated Bruce like sh.t, despite him securing a 12th place finish – higher than Benitez did (who the Newcastle fans seem to love). The abuse he has endured went way beyond football and was disgusting, to the point Bruce said ‘I’m just glad my parents aren’t alive to see what they say about me’.

‘Bruce is a great guy, nobody in the game has a bad word to say about him. I met Steve on a number of ocassions while he was United captain and he was a gracious kind bloke who had time for everyone (as well as being a great player for us).

I hope Newcastle are cursed by the Saudi blood money.’

‘Finishing 2nd and getting to European finals doesn’t count as pedigree then? Interesting. Always amazes me how nothing Ole has done at this club counts as management – it always goes back to 8 months at Cardiff.’

‘Then you’ll see the same fellas turn round and have a cut off Newcastle fans for disrespecting Bruce.

Solskjaer could get us relegated and he’d still deserve more respect from United fans than he gets on here.’

‘I have nothing but respect and like for Bruce

He might not be a top manager but Newcastle dont deserve any better than him

They don’t deserve him either as a person.’

‘Finished 12th and 13th didn’t he – last season without ASM and Wilson for large parts? Struggle to see what more was expected with that squad. He certainly wasn’t underachieving to the extent where 50000 people calling him a tactically inept cabbage head is justified…’

‘Lee Charnley is still MD, he’s a decent football bloke (not sure he should be MD of a PL club though).’

‘If abuse for football managers has devloped from Wenger is a pedo to cabbage head I’d say we’re making progress.’

‘Okay, here’s a league position, they’re in 19th with no wins this season. They have 7 wins in 38. Is that good enough for you to still be in a job?’

‘Would be pretty funny if they’d go down. Their fans sure seem an entitled bunch.’

‘Bruce wouldnt get another Prem job but Ole would, and he’d still be stuck in the Championship if not for Ashley.’

‘No real surprise there. Newcastle as ambitious. No room for a journeyman Manager.’


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