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Danny Murphy challenged by NUFC fans after appalling Newcastle and Tottenham comments

2 years ago

Danny Murphy is absolutely laughable.

The former Tottenham and Liverpool player now making a (very good) living from giving professional unbiased punditry. Supposedly.

Yet over a very long period of time, Danny Murphy ridiculed Newcastle United fans and defended Steve Bruce, no matter what the reality showed.

Danny Murphy at his absolute ‘best’ when Steve Bruce led Newcastle United to yet another defeat at the start of October, the defeat to Wolves meant it was seven wins from his last 37 NUFC matches, including no victories in eight games at the start of this 2021/22 season.

With Newcastle United fans saying that surely Bruce had to go….what was Murphy’s reaction? He honestly said that Steve Bruce was actually doing a great job on Tyneside and that three points from twenty one and second bottom of the table (and out of the League Cup) ‘isn’t all that bad’ a start to the season for Newcastle United!

The following weekend, Steve Bruce made it no wins in nine for this season and only seven wins in his last 38 games, (ironically) losing to Nuno’s Spurs who absolutely battered NUFC at St James Park and should have won by five or six as Bruce’s clueless tactics and team selection saw Newcastle a right mess on the day.

Only 15 days after that Spurs win at St James Park, Tottenham sack Nuno.

Nuno had only been in the job four months (unlike Bruce who over 27 months made Newcastle ever worse), his ‘disgraceful’ time in charge had seen nine wins in seventeen matches, Tottenham eighth in the table, in the final eight of the League Cup and with four points from three games in their Europa Conference group. So in 21 less games, Nuno had won two more games than Steve Bruce (did in 38).

Nuno wins five of ten Premier League games and nine of seventeen overall (53% win ratio compared to Bruce’s 18% of his last 38) and yet this is what (former Tottenham player) Danny Murphy had to say…

Danny Murphy on Nuno’s sacking by Tottenham speaking on Talksport – 1 November 2021:

“It was a bit of a desperate appointment wasn’t it…but the performances haven’t been good enough.

“Tottenham fans have had enough.

“It was right to act.

“Take him out.”

Newcastle fans react to Danny Murphy after Talksport post his comments on Twitter:

Sam Chipperfield:

‘But yet Bruce was Harshly done by for being Sacked after 97 Games and having us 19th?’

Darren B:

‘And not winning a game all season or having a team that didn’t have a clue what they were doing!!!!’

‘The NUFC fans have been slated for the alleged abuse Bruce got but pundits like Danny Murphy can go and slate a manager saying he needs to be sacked but nothing is said about this…???’

Selby Mag:

“It’s different as well when it’s one of their old clubs I had almost forgotten he plays for Spurs.’

Andy Larmouth:

‘So why weren’t Newcastle right to act when moving Bruce on? Our record is far far worse!!!!’

Lee Anderson:

‘So it was wrong to sack steve bruce after 2 and half years but correct to sack nuno after 2 months?’

Neil Davison:

Yet for the same reasons you and your ex player pals, defended Bruce to the hilt and continue. What’s the agenda?’

Vicki Hayward:

‘Get Bruce in, he’s a nice family man.

He was good enough for NUFC.’

David Labelle:

’10 Games in and manager of the month for August.’

Kevin Morgan

‘So it was right to sack Nuno after winning 9 in 17 but not sack Bruce after winning 7 in 38? How does that work??’

Chris Cossey:

Where is the respect for nuno…’


‘What could be the reason for UK press fawning over a failed English manager but being totally dismissive of successful foreign managers?’

Christine Hearne:

‘Can’t believe the hypocrisy – stick with Steve Bruce but sack Nuno. Unbelievable .’

Andrew Purvis:

’10 prem games wins manager of the month in his first month and had to be sacked? Yet Bruce should have been given more time?’

Remember as well, whilst these latest comments were on Talksport, a commercial radio station. Many of the unprofessional comments from Danny Murphy that ridiculed Newcastle fans and backed Steve Bruce no matter what, were made on Match of The Day, so we (via the license fee) are actually the ones paying Murphy to deliver such nonsense.


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