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Some Newcastle fans are against surprise manager rumour months after protests

By | 27th January 2020

According to the Sun’s Charlie Wyett, Rafa Benitez could be in line for a shock return to Newcastle United should the Saudi Arabian-takeover be completed on Tyneside, potentially signalling the end for current boss Steve Bruce.   Benitez, who claimed he wanted to stay over the course of the summer but did not feel those above […]

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Bruce v Rafa Discussions At Newcastle United Are Irrelevant

By | 26th January 2020

I’ve noticed that there has been a marked increase in the last month or so in arguments breaking out amongst Newcastle United fans about the relative merits of Steve Bruce and Rafa Benitez. It originally started with the media constantly reminding us that Bruce has “more points than Benitez had at this stage last season” and doing it week after week ad nauseum. At the time, I put that one down to a media who largely appear to side with the current regime at the […]

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Journalist hints at problem Newcastle suffered during manager hunt

By | 24th January 2020

Within his heartfelt piece in the Mirror, Brian Reade actually hinted at a problem Newcastle United encountered when looking for a replacement for Rafa Benitez over the course of the summer. Obviously, Steve Bruce was appointed and currently has the Magpies sitting pretty in mid-table, though there were reports from Sky Sports (via the Mail) […]

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‘Bruce is clueless’, ‘I love it’ – Some Newcastle fans debate the state of the team amid worrying stats

By | 20th January 2020

Newcastle United’s dramatic win over Chelsea this weekend appears to have split the opinion of a number of fans on social media. While Isaac Hayden managed to secure three points for the Toon Army to send fans home happy, it was a fairly miserable game at St. James’ Park up until then.  Now, it’s hard […]

‘Harsh on Bruce’ – These Newcastle fans move to defend boss after ‘pointless’ stats emerge

By | 16th January 2020

With 22 Premier League games now under his belt as Newcastle United manager, Sky Sports have recently compared Steve Bruce’s record to that of Rafa Benitez’s over the same number. Indeed, Keith Downie wrote about how Bruce was in a much better position to tempt Mike Ashley into spending money this summer given his greater […]

Opinion: Steve Bruce isn’t Rafa Benitez but Joelinton has proven Newcastle boss has something

By | 16th January 2020

Given the difference in managerial success between the two, it’s hard to argue that Newcastle United manager Steve Bruce is anywhere near the level of previous incumbent of the St. James’ Park hot-seat, Rafa Benitez. A Champions League winner to have lifted major trophies in Spain, Italy and England, the Spaniard’s departure sparked protests in […]

Intriguing Sky Sports analysis comparing first 22 Newcastle games under Rafa Benitez and Steve Bruce

By | 16th January 2020

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Sky Sports have compared the first 22 Premier League games at Newcastle United under both Steve Bruce and Rafa Benitez. They have of course measured the obvious, as in number…Sky Sports have compared the first 22 Premier League games at Newcastle United under both Steve Bruce and Rafa Benitez. They have of course measured the obvious, as in number…

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Opinion: Di Maria tweak should give Newcastle boss tactical thought if Lookman arrives

By | 12th January 2020

During Miguel Almiron’s infamous barren run as a Newcastle United player from January 2019 until December of that year, the Paraguayan was on the end of some criticism for his lack of end product. Now, while he was the club-record signing and did miss a number of big chances, perhaps some of the flack coming […]

Mike Ashley on how it ended with Rafa Benitez “Joelinton was the test” – Never forget

By | 4th January 2020

Joelinton reached a new low today. Could have/should have had a hat-trick against League One Rochdale and instead watched on as a 40 (FORTY!!!) year old striker showed how it…Joelinton reached a new low today. Could have/should have had a hat-trick against League One Rochdale and instead watched on as a 40 (FORTY!!!) year old striker showed how it…

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Steve Bruce raves about quality of Rafa Benitez signing

By | 23rd December 2019

Steve Bruce will tuck into Christmas Dinner sitting on 25 points. A points total built on disciplined and gritty defending, minimal chances created, a whole lot of luck, along with…Steve Bruce will tuck into Christmas Dinner sitting on 25 points. A points total built on disciplined and gritty defending, minimal chances created, a whole lot of luck, along with…

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