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Offline Gallowgate End

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #9700 on: Monday 2 December 2019, 09:04:12 PM »
Another one Skysports pundit Charlie Nicholas.

Steve Bruce has brought the passion back and they are nicking points here and there.”
“I think the Newcastle fans are accepting what Bruce can do with a fairly average bunch”
“Steve Bruce is doing a much better job than what Rafael Benitez did”
“They may only be four points above Southampton but they are better than where they were last season”

The Chronicle to make that into an article with the headline “Much better than Rafa” in 3...2..1 :laugh:

It’s so predictable.

Offline sadnesstan

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« Reply #9701 on: Monday 2 December 2019, 09:06:24 PM »
Let's be honest, pundits watch the highlights [at most] and look at the stats, and construct an argument that doesn't make them look any thicker than their colleagues.

Offline Yorkie

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« Reply #9702 on: Monday 2 December 2019, 10:20:21 PM »
There is absolutely nothing to quantify what these people are saying. It's pure agenda but based on nothing. We're literally one place better off but with a worse goal difference. We've been totally pathetic several times this season, too. Norwich, Brighton, Leicester, Villa, even Arsenal in the second half - all absolutely abysmal performances. We were never that bad that frequently under Rafa.

Offline TRon

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« Reply #9703 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 07:10:27 AM »
One thing I do like about Bruce is that he doesn't wait until the 85th minute to make a change. He'll often stick a sub on before 70 mins are up, which gives plenty of time to make an impact.

Only problem is, his changes can often make things worse. When he's brought Gayle on, he's usually made us worse by not figuring out how to get the ball to him to use his assets. He's a goal poacher who has a turn of pace, you don't want to be launching high balls at his head, he needs to be getting in the gaps or released into space. Why bring him on if you are going to continue launching high balls?


Offline SiLvOR

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« Reply #9704 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 03:27:56 PM »
Without defending Bruce, because trust me, I don't rate him at all, I'm going to play Devil's advocate here a bit.

As you've said, Gayle doesn't thrive on long balls to his head and never will. We can all see that, so surely our players can? Why don't our players take some initiative and sack off Bruce's instructions and play it to feet/through balls?

Offline ToonArmy1892

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« Reply #9705 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 03:31:41 PM »
Without defending Bruce, because trust me, I don't rate him at all, I'm going to play Devil's advocate here a bit.

As you've said, Gayle doesn't thrive on long balls to his head and never will. We can all see that, so surely our players can? Why don't our players take some initiative and sack off Bruce's instructions and play it to feet/through balls?

Because that wouldn't be following the manager's instructions, which is their job.

Offline Gallowgate End

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« Reply #9706 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 03:31:52 PM »
Another one Skysports pundit Charlie Nicholas.

Steve Bruce has brought the passion back and they are nicking points here and there.”
“I think the Newcastle fans are accepting what Bruce can do with a fairly average bunch”
“Steve Bruce is doing a much better job than what Rafael Benitez did”
“They may only be four points above Southampton but they are better than where they were last season”

The Chronicle to make that into an article with the headline “Much better than Rafa” in 3...2..1 :laugh:

It’s so predictable.

The Chronicle
@ChronicleNUFC
Charlie Nicholas on #NUFC

⏺️Newcastle are ‘very impressive’ away from home
⏺️Steve Bruce is doing a ‘much better job’ than Rafa Benitez

Well that was predictable.

I wouldn’t mind but everyday since the summer to have the same anti Rafa club PR articles they’ll probably be still doing it everyday in 2020.

Rafa Benitez should have just let the club rot in the Championship instead of staying to turn our sinking ship of a club around.

You’d never think Rafa Benitez turned our club around promoted it and then got it 10th.

“Much better job than Rafa did for Newcastle” how?
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Offline Ikon

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« Reply #9707 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 03:32:42 PM »
God i f***ing hate the Chronicle as much as I hated Pardew and hate Ashley.

Offline SiLvOR

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« Reply #9708 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 03:35:10 PM »
Without defending Bruce, because trust me, I don't rate him at all, I'm going to play Devil's advocate here a bit.

As you've said, Gayle doesn't thrive on long balls to his head and never will. We can all see that, so surely our players can? Why don't our players take some initiative and sack off Bruce's instructions and play it to feet/through balls?

Because that wouldn't be following the manager's instructions, which is their job.

But when those instructions are clearly bollocks? I just think that surely they should take some bit of ownership of what they're doing out there. Again, not defending Bruce, think he's s***. Just to be clear :lol:

Offline ToonArmy1892

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« Reply #9709 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 03:40:00 PM »
Without defending Bruce, because trust me, I don't rate him at all, I'm going to play Devil's advocate here a bit.

As you've said, Gayle doesn't thrive on long balls to his head and never will. We can all see that, so surely our players can? Why don't our players take some initiative and sack off Bruce's instructions and play it to feet/through balls?

Because that wouldn't be following the manager's instructions, which is their job.

But when those instructions are clearly bollocks? I just think that surely they should take some bit of ownership of what they're doing out there. Again, not defending Bruce, think he's s***. Just to be clear :lol:

It's not up to them though if it's bollocks, that's all on Bruce, if they don't follow instructions they'll get subbed/not play next game.

That's if Bruce actually sends them out with instructions like :lol:

Offline Minhosa

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« Reply #9710 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 03:40:30 PM »
God i f***ing hate the Chronicle as much as I hated Pardew and hate Ashley.

Aye - they're f***ing w*****s. Total complicit c***s.

Offline SiLvOR

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« Reply #9711 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 03:43:28 PM »
Without defending Bruce, because trust me, I don't rate him at all, I'm going to play Devil's advocate here a bit.

As you've said, Gayle doesn't thrive on long balls to his head and never will. We can all see that, so surely our players can? Why don't our players take some initiative and sack off Bruce's instructions and play it to feet/through balls?

Because that wouldn't be following the manager's instructions, which is their job.

But when those instructions are clearly bollocks? I just think that surely they should take some bit of ownership of what they're doing out there. Again, not defending Bruce, think he's s***. Just to be clear :lol:

It's not up to them though if it's bollocks, that's all on Bruce, if they don't follow instructions they'll get subbed/not play next game.

That's if Bruce actually sends them out with instructions like :lol:

Very true re: subbed/not played, guess there's some self preservation in doing as you're told - again implying they're actually told anything :lol:

Offline Gallowgate End

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« Reply #9712 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 03:49:22 PM »
God i f***ing hate the Chronicle as much as I hated Pardew and hate Ashley.

Aye - they're f***ing w*****s. Total complicit c***s.

Online samptime29

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« Reply #9713 on: Tuesday 3 December 2019, 03:57:24 PM »
Chronicle is noncey as f*** like. Non-stop drivel.

Offline neesy111

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« Reply #9714 on: Wednesday 4 December 2019, 12:07:51 AM »
Chronicle is noncey as f*** like. Non-stop drivel.

5 thing we learnt about ......

Offline Northerngimp

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« Reply #9715 on: Wednesday 4 December 2019, 10:31:15 AM »
Another one Skysports pundit Charlie Nicholas.

Steve Bruce has brought the passion back and they are nicking points here and there.”
“I think the Newcastle fans are accepting what Bruce can do with a fairly average bunch”
“Steve Bruce is doing a much better job than what Rafael Benitez did”
“They may only be four points above Southampton but they are better than where they were last season”

The Chronicle to make that into an article with the headline “Much better than Rafa” in 3...2..1 :laugh:

It’s so predictable.

Charlie boy been on the ket again.

Online samptime29

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« Reply #9716 on: Wednesday 4 December 2019, 10:32:50 AM »
Another one Skysports pundit Charlie Nicholas.

Steve Bruce has brought the passion back and they are nicking points here and there.”
“I think the Newcastle fans are accepting what Bruce can do with a fairly average bunch”
“Steve Bruce is doing a much better job than what Rafael Benitez did”
“They may only be four points above Southampton but they are better than where they were last season”

The Chronicle to make that into an article with the headline “Much better than Rafa” in 3...2..1 :laugh:

It’s so predictable.

Charlie boy been on the ket again.

Triple Darkness more like. Coke, Ket and MDMA - f***er is all over the shop  :lol: :lol:

Offline Northerngimp

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #9717 on: Wednesday 4 December 2019, 11:34:49 AM »
Another one Skysports pundit Charlie Nicholas.

Steve Bruce has brought the passion back and they are nicking points here and there.”
“I think the Newcastle fans are accepting what Bruce can do with a fairly average bunch”
“Steve Bruce is doing a much better job than what Rafael Benitez did”
“They may only be four points above Southampton but they are better than where they were last season”

The Chronicle to make that into an article with the headline “Much better than Rafa” in 3...2..1 :laugh:

It’s so predictable.

Charlie boy been on the ket again.

Triple Darkness more like. Coke, Ket and MDMA - f***er is all over the shop  :lol: :lol:

Jesus  :lol:

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« Reply #9718 on: Wednesday 4 December 2019, 12:14:51 PM »
It's annoying how much Bruce gets sucked off by the media compared to Rafa like.

If the articles were reasonable - "he's doing okay, it's not terrible" then fair enough.

But it's "he much better than Rafa" "more attacking football than Rafa" FFS  :lol:

So stupid.

Offline Optimistic Nut

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« Reply #9719 on: Wednesday 4 December 2019, 12:15:48 PM »
It’s going to confuse the f*** out of the ‘Better than this stage last season’ brigade of Southampton win tonight and we lose.
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Offline Northerngimp

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« Reply #9720 on: Wednesday 4 December 2019, 12:25:47 PM »
It's annoying how much Bruce gets sucked off by the media compared to Rafa like.

If the articles were reasonable - "he's doing okay, it's not terrible" then fair enough.

But it's "he much better than Rafa" "more attacking football than Rafa" FFS  :lol:

So stupid.

They are all golf and drinking buddies, they'll support each other even when they are having a mare.

Offline Disco

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« Reply #9721 on: Wednesday 4 December 2019, 12:57:47 PM »
It’s going to confuse the f*** out of the ‘Better than this stage last season’ brigade of Southampton win tonight and we lose.

They'll still say it.

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« Reply #9722 on: Wednesday 4 December 2019, 01:14:34 PM »
Matches on Amazon Prime under Rafa this time last season: 0
Matches on Amazon Prime under Bruce this season: 1

Think our fans need to start giving Bruce the credit he deserves.

Offline TRon

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« Reply #9723 on: Wednesday 4 December 2019, 01:24:40 PM »
It's annoying how much Bruce gets sucked off by the media compared to Rafa like.

If the articles were reasonable - "he's doing okay, it's not terrible" then fair enough.

But it's "he much better than Rafa" "more attacking football than Rafa" FFS  :lol:

So stupid.

They are all golf and drinking buddies, they'll support each other even when they are having a mare.

Must be why all the better clubs hire foreign managers. Results have to count for something then.

Offline Ian W

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« Reply #9724 on: Wednesday 4 December 2019, 01:33:23 PM »
Matches on Amazon Prime under Rafa this time last season: 0
Matches on Amazon Prime under Bruce this season: 1

Think our fans need to start giving Bruce the credit he deserves.

:lol: