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Bruce Out?  

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  1. 1. Are you satisfied with Steve Bruce's performance at the club?

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32 minutes ago, Happinesstan said:

I can't see it myself. He was a world away from a PL position before Mike turned up jangling his jeans pockets. He's done nothing to improve that standing, beyond adding to his number of PL games. He might get a chance at an ambitious but foolhardy mid champo club, but nobody with pretensions for PL will have him on their radar, unless it's a big fat warning to avoid.

 

At least the likes of Allardyce and Pullis, even Warnock, offer some sort of reputation that you could put faith in.


pardew was too but he still ended up with 2 prem jobs too many

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27 minutes ago, nbthree3 said:

That's Jones in the car with him

I bet it's just like when Hayden was in the car with Rafa.

For some reason I'm reminded of a comedy sketch [may have been Rafa based] in which an obsessive football manager uses the items on the breakfast table to outline the tacktics. I bet it's the opposite with Bruce. Uses the squad to demonstrate the layout in Greggs. 

"Dubs. you're the cold sausage roll at the front which didn't get rotated and was left to wither. Defence you are my boys. You are the hot, fresh babies that I love, forget about that shite at the top of the shelf. That's what they want you to want.

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5 minutes ago, Away Toon said:

Everybody suggests Howe but without any indication that he would want to come here. He would be mad to even consider it.


95% of fans ask the same question every time Buttertits cushion faced dial appears on the telly


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30 minutes ago, Away Toon said:

Everybody suggests Howe but without any indication that he would want to come here. He would be mad to even consider it.

 

As was Benitez. Without wanting to sound like the delewdid jawdee but what bigger, better club in the PL would look at him? Arsenal supporters would turn their noses up at him, can't think of any other club who despise their manager.

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7 minutes ago, gjohnson said:

Didn't you watch what happened when Rafa left?

I did yeah, it wasn’t the managers not wanting the job. Van Bronckhorst wanted it . It’s a PL job at a massive club. Tons of managers would take it. They chose Bruce 

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Any manager with sense would laugh at Ashley's Newcastle if they offered. You don't get control over signings as was a big sticking point with Rafa, you don't get your facilities invested into (£0.2m in 19/20, the year after Rafa who made it his priority left) nor does the owner actually communicate - you've got to talk via the 1 director Charnley who himself is a yes-man 

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Think our 1st target was Arteta. If Arsenal got rid by the point Bruce leaves, we'd go for him again

 

"Mikel Arteta stating: ‘I was considering a situation at Newcastle United…I made the decision to stay where I was (at Manchester City) at the time.’"

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There is only a finite amount of PL jobs though, most managers won’t care. If you recruit from abroad the DOF structure is pretty standard. This is still and amazing job to get. It’s win win. You do badly it’s Ashley’s fault, you do well you’re a genius who did it in spite of him. It’s still a prestigious job despite Ashley. Rafa wanted it. That tells you plenty. Sure you’re not gonna get Mou/Wenger but we couldn’t get like a Thomas Frank?

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Rafa apparently was paid 6m a year, Bruce is on a pittance relatively speaking. No decent manager is going to come here unless they get the going rate for managing in the premier league which Ashley doesn't appear to want to pay. I presume Bruce is the lowest paid manager in the league.

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17 minutes ago, ManDoon said:

I did yeah, it wasn’t the managers not wanting the job. Van Bronckhorst wanted it . It’s a PL job at a massive club. Tons of managers would take it. They chose Bruce 

I believe there were 10 that rejected it before Bruce took it?

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