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I must admit, there were times when Bruce was manager at Villa when I kind of didn't mind us losing games, if losing games might hasten the end to him being our manager.  Given the length of time that Bruce has enjoyed as manager at goodness knows how many clubs, including in the Premier League, the poverty of football that his teams have served up has been the one overriding constant (more so than any manager I can think of with similar longevity). 

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The press and some pundits seem to like Steve Bruce for doing such a good job in getting Newcastle United to the mike ashley "remit" of 4th bottom.

the same press keep on insisting he's a nice bloke.

I doubt these tenants agree with that.

Turns out he is not only a shit football manager but a shit landlord as well.

 

 

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Steve Bruce has told BBC Radio Newcastle that Florian Lejeune is nearing an exit at Newcastle United.

Following his side's 1-0 pre-season friendly defeat at York, Bruce said: "He's having talks with the club in Spain where he was on loan last season.

"There could be something happening there. It’s going to be right for Flo, we wish him the best of luck."

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Newcastle manager Steve Bruce admits it is likely that Andy Carroll has played his final game for the club following his side's 1-0 defeat at York.

The 32-year-old made 22 appearances last season but largely as a late substitute and he has made just eight league starts since returning to the club in August 2019.

The No 9 shirt has been handed to Callum Wilson while Carroll's previously No 7 jersey has been passed on to Joelinton.

Bruce said: “I think Andy needs to go and play somewhere. We had that conversation a few weeks ago. You’ve also seen a change in shirt number. It’s all been very amicable.”

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9 hours ago, AMIW said:

How come @Born To Walkdidn’t tell us about York winning… did they field their A team?

I don't know how close it was to Newcastle's first team, but I believe it was a strong line up. I watched it via Newcastle's YouTube and was impressed with York. The goal is on 87 minutes:

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Just when it looked like Newcastle would drop out of the top division and back into obscurity, the Saudi deal may come back to life. The dispute over piracy of football broadcasts in the Middle East seems to have been settled possibly clearing the way for a takeover. It'll be interesting to see how football clubs are valued in the post-pandemic economy. Surely, the presence of Steve Bruce must add millions to the value?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58821131

 

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1 hour ago, Eileen said:

Howay man.

:P I thought that might incite a response!

TBH Newcastle have become one of those clubs that I'm never quite sure what division they're in.

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11 minutes ago, bdw said:

:P I thought that might incite a response!

TBH Newcastle have become one of those clubs that I'm never quite sure what division they're in.

I think, since 1993, we've only been out of the Premier League twice. Back up straight away both times.

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4 minutes ago, doesthisbusstop said:

Is that fella on the left the manager who relegated them last time? 

He's part of the illustrious team who kicked your lot into touch 5-0.

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1 minute ago, doesthisbusstop said:

I was there! I didn’t love it. I definitely didn’t love it. 

As a Toon fan you hang on to moments like that. Just as well, eh?

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2 minutes ago, Eileen said:

As a Toon fan you hang on to moments like that. Just as well, eh?

Absolutely, so you should. I was there the season before as well on the Monday night 1-0 Cantona win that tipped the title our way. Newcastle should have scored 5 that night as well. One of Peter Schmeichel’s greatest ever games. 

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Well, I never.

I was a big fan from the early 70s - standing on the terraces, waving (not swaying, a definite wave) back and forth when the action increased - but couldn't tell you who's in the team nowadays.

Same with Bruce - mid 70s, doubt if I'd go to a concert now ... haven't for many years. However, still my team/band - still the best.

A take-over that actually looks like taking place?  Mike Ashley out? Wey man ... exciting or what? 

Unlike Bruce, things weren't better in '78 but what a team! Local lads in there - one from my neck of the woods in Blyth.

Good luck, lads!

Yes, I am contemplating where the money'll be coming from.

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19 hours ago, doesthisbusstop said:

I was there! I didn’t love it. I definitely didn’t love it. 

Aw c'min, you must have loved the centre half lobbing Schmeichel

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7 hours ago, Eileen said:

Well, I never.

I was a big fan from the early 70s - standing on the terraces, waving (not swaying, a definite wave) back and forth when the action increased - but couldn't tell you who's in the team nowadays.

Same with Bruce - mid 70s, doubt if I'd go to a concert now ... haven't for many years. However, still my team/band - still the best.

A take-over that actually looks like taking place?  Mike Ashley out? Wey man ... exciting or what? 

Unlike Bruce, things weren't better in '78 but what a team! Local lads in there - one from my neck of the woods in Blyth.

Good luck, lads!

Yes, I am contemplating where the money'll be coming from.

It's done. He's gone.

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