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Offline GideonShandy

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« Reply #18100 on: Saturday 21 November 2020, 08:28:49 PM »
"I'm frustrated because we can't get a result," added Bruce, whose side have won once in five games. "I make no excuses but we've played three of the top six in the last few weeks."

At least he's not making excuses.  Make no mistake about that.

Offline Shearergol

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« Reply #18101 on: Saturday 21 November 2020, 08:35:48 PM »
They're probably in the top six because they played us. You know, teams tend to get points when they play us.

Online RS

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« Reply #18102 on: Saturday 21 November 2020, 08:37:35 PM »
Chronic’s now turned on him. This job will finish him.
He’s here forever

Offline Shearergol

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« Reply #18103 on: Saturday 21 November 2020, 08:38:42 PM »
I think he's got 6-7 games left tbh. Then we'll appoint someone like Ameobi for the rest of the season.

Offline Pilko

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« Reply #18104 on: Saturday 21 November 2020, 08:43:10 PM »
Chronic’s now turned on him. This job will finish him.

Eh, have they? :lol:
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Online toon25

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« Reply #18105 on: Saturday 21 November 2020, 08:43:51 PM »
Only a health scare will get rid of him before we’re properly in the s***.

But I do think his time here is almost over. The players aren’t playing for him anymore.

Offline SAK

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« Reply #18106 on: Saturday 21 November 2020, 08:45:35 PM »
He probably spent most of the time through the match looking at lampard and thinking about jellied eels. Mmmm jellied eels down the old Kent road and giggling to himself.

Can confirm there are no pie and mash shops on the Old Kent Road. I live 10 minutes away more Algerian cafes and Nigerian restaurants 😂


Offline AyeDubbleYoo

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« Reply #18107 on: Saturday 21 November 2020, 09:29:01 PM »
I think he's got 6-7 games left tbh. Then we'll appoint someone like Ameobi for the rest of the season.

:spit:

Online RS

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« Reply #18108 on: Saturday 21 November 2020, 09:40:34 PM »
Chronic’s now turned on him. This job will finish him.

Eh, have they? :lol:
Well, kind of:
“ This is turgid. The idea that Bruce has done a brilliant job is prefaced on results but they've had one win in five now. In four of those games they've been comprehensively outplayed and in the draw they got even a Bruce fan in Chris Sutton accused them of anti-football.

Too often this season, it's felt like Newcastle analysis bears little relation to what happens on the pitch but at least we had Humphrey to ask whether there might be a correlation between manager and performance.
There are questions for Bruce, not the supporters after another supine performance.”
He’s here forever

Online neesy111

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« Reply #18109 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 12:04:35 AM »
I think he's got 6-7 games left tbh. Then we'll appoint someone like Ameobi for the rest of the season.


Offline huss9

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« Reply #18110 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 12:09:54 AM »
the guy looks flat as f*** and out of ideas.
i honestly think he's just waiting for the sack and it'll come as such a relief for him.
he'll happily take his pay-off quietly and retire.
bet he never in a million years thought the job would be so pressured and difficult. he probably thought it would be a piece of p*ss with all the money ashley had spent and he'd become the local hero we'd waited years for.
john gibson in the chronicle this afternoon;
"John Carver has talked of playing two up top in an effort to score goals, tactically be more direct to grind out points, and just about every other possibility known to man or beast. They are the ramblings of a drowning desperado."

Offline marki

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« Reply #18111 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 12:38:46 AM »
A mans got to no his limitations,he should have stayed at shef wed instead of dropping them in the s*** for a job which was way to big for him

Offline HaydnNUFC

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« Reply #18112 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 01:02:37 AM »
f***ing despise him. He's absolutely useless, uninspirational, condescending and a total f***ing loser to boot. I've probably enjoyed, on the whole, a total of two games worth of football this season (and by enjoyed I just mean minutes that haven't made me want to commit seppuku): Burnley and the second halves against West Ham and Everton. Morecambe is discounted because it was Morecambe. All the rest of it has been painful, total garbage. While the football was a bit conservative at times under Benitez (mainly due to the players and investment he had as opposed to Bruce) it was never this unbearable as far as I can remember. This is total crap, doesn't alleviate lockdown general sadness (:lol:) and we have c***s telling us to stop being so demanding. Just f*** off.
But...6 in a row. But...Calciopoli.

I reckon Haydn wears pure concentrated pheromones.

Offline LV

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« Reply #18113 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 01:21:47 AM »
f***ing despise him. He's absolutely useless, uninspirational, condescending and a total f***ing loser to boot. I've probably enjoyed, on the whole, a total of two games worth of football this season (and by enjoyed I just mean minutes that haven't made me want to commit seppuku): Burnley and the second halves against West Ham and Everton. Morecambe is discounted because it was Morecambe. All the rest of it has been painful, total garbage. While the football was a bit conservative at times under Benitez (mainly due to the players and investment he had as opposed to Bruce) it was never this unbearable as far as I can remember. This is total crap, doesn't alleviate lockdown general sadness (:lol:) and we have c***s telling us to stop being so demanding. Just f*** off.

:lol: :lol:

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« Reply #18114 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 02:41:27 AM »
I think he's got 6-7 games left tbh. Then we'll appoint someone like Ameobi for the rest of the season.



I say lets just f***ing go for it and a have a really Newcastle season.  Give Stevie Bacon another 6 or 7 games to make sure we're really in the s*** then appoint Lawrie Sanchez.  He can sign a bunch of his over the hill clogger mates for silly wages and long contracts before we pie him off and appoint Shola as caretaker.  Let Shola take us to the end of March then go 'lol, j/k', fire him and appoint Sammy instead with Roy Keane (and his dog) as assistant manager.  John Carver to be brought back as DoF, obviously.
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Offline toontownman

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« Reply #18115 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 05:29:28 AM »
Bruce isn't getting sacked. Wilson, shelvey and fraser will all start featuring again and we will scrape a few wins before the new year. He will scrape by. Like toon25 said. Only a health scare will see him leave. He is no trouble for Ashley.
Chris Hughton, simply the best manager we had from 2009-2010.

Offline Ben

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« Reply #18116 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 05:48:14 AM »
My main problem with Bruce is the fact he is a coward, safe containing tactics is a thing in 2020, just look at Athletico Madrid, buts it's done with a plan, Bruce is just putting players behind the ball and hoping for a breakaway.

It's old and boring and lame and ugly, I honestly dont see the point other than ti scrape a place in the EPL next season, we have existed to exist for to long under Ashley and a lot of fans are praying for the takeover because that is the only thing to bring them back and if that doesn't come off it will be the end for a lot of them.

Offline Paully

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« Reply #18117 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 05:57:06 AM »
He’s the worst manager in the league by a mile - no other club would have appointed him last summer and no club would appoint him now!

The way he patronises the fans boils my p*ss!

Offline nufcjb

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« Reply #18118 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 06:34:19 AM »
He knows he's f***ed up badly in the league but probably has his eyes on one target, the Carabao Cup quarter final against Brentford in December. He can't wait for that. Rubbing his hands at the thought of being the first Newcastle manager in God knows how long to guide the team to the League Cup semis.

He'll be an even more arrogant and insufferable fat b****** if that happens.

Offline ExiledGeordie

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« Reply #18119 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 06:48:17 AM »
He’s the worst manager in the league by a mile - no other club would have appointed him last summer and no club would appoint him now!

The way he patronises the fans boils my p*ss!

Agreed this is the thing which winds me up currently. Before it was the constant comparisons with Rafa and while you still get a little bit of that it’s the constant inferences that fans are and will always make his life difficult. It’s so he can say “well you know they never gave me a chance there”. You’re s*** and you did the same thing at every other club you c***.

Offline Shearergol

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« Reply #18120 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 06:52:01 AM »
Bruce isn't getting sacked. Wilson, shelvey and fraser will all start featuring again and we will scrape a few wins before the new year. He will scrape by. Like toon25 said. Only a health scare will see him leave. He is no trouble for Ashley.

We’ll look worse with Shelvey in the team though. Agree about the other two, but I can’t see it being enough to save us. Every other team looks like they have some semblance of a plan.

Offline Paully

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« Reply #18121 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 08:23:49 AM »
“There was lots to like about the second half”

Jesus wept!

Offline Paully

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« Reply #18122 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 08:48:11 AM »
 :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Offline Lazarus

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« Reply #18123 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 10:06:47 AM »
I think he's got 6-7 games left tbh. Then we'll appoint someone like Ameobi for the rest of the season.

Prior to reading this sentence i wouldve said nothing would surprise me.

That would though  :lol:

Offline Wallsendmag

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« Reply #18124 on: Sunday 22 November 2020, 10:59:45 AM »
Really dislike the bloke. Didn't bother watching that but speaking to people who did and also seeing the comments on social media it sounds like it was a s bad as usual. If I was as emotionally invested in the football club as I used to be I would have walked along to the training ground by now to give him a load of s*** at the gate! I remember i made it into the Chronicle for losing my s*** with Carver a few years ago  :lol:
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