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Why Steve Bruce is not as daft as he looks

By | 24th March 2020

I don’t want this to come across as a slander piece on Steve Bruce….. I would though just like us to pause and think about the sheer quality of the…I don’t want this to come across as a slander piece on Steve Bruce….. I would though just like us to pause and think about the sheer quality of the…

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Steve Bruce has had no other ideas but to persevere with the rich vein he’d struck upon thanks to Rafa

By | 2nd March 2020

I read with astonishment in The Mag, Steve Bruce’s pre-Burnley comments on Rafa Benitez: “When I walked through the door they were used to playing a certain way and I…I read with astonishment in The Mag, Steve Bruce’s pre-Burnley comments on Rafa Benitez: “When I walked through the door they were used to playing a certain way and I…

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Steve Bruce really scrapes bottom of the barrel with new Rafa Benitez dig ahead of Burnley

By | 29th February 2020

Steve Bruce, what a man. What a career in management over the course of 20+ years. Do you remember sitting there in pure admiration season after season, watching his teams…Steve Bruce, what a man. What a career in management over the course of 20+ years. Do you remember sitting there in pure admiration season after season, watching his teams…

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Journalists set to lose in 6 days time their Steve Bruce v Rafa Benitez points (pointless) argument

By | 23rd February 2020

Rafa Benitez was forced out of Newcastle United last summer by Mike Ashley. The Spaniard had laid out a plan of ambition, on and off the pitch, within realistic budgets….Rafa Benitez was forced out of Newcastle United last summer by Mike Ashley. The Spaniard had laid out a plan of ambition, on and off the pitch, within realistic budgets….

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Have Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United Finally Lost The Rafa Discipline?

By | 21st February 2020

Our previous article on “Bruce v Rafa” by feature writer John Joseph can be viewed HERE Anyone who compares Bruce to Rafa Benitez knows nothing about Newcastle United, I’d argue nothing about football. Win, lose or draw under Benitez, we had a game plan, and once he got a few players in of his own, and had chance to coach the players, we were a team who could compete with anyone on their day. Craig Hope summed it up perfectly the other week on the […]

Newcastle United scoring problem sees blame directed at Rafa Benitez for selling 53 goal strikers

By | 13th February 2020

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An interesting twist has seen the finger of blame for Newcastle’s current ongoing lack of goals, pointed at Rafa Benitez. Journalists (and some fans) blaming  Rafa for selling strikers who…An interesting twist has seen the finger of blame for Newcastle’s current ongoing lack of goals, pointed at Rafa Benitez. Journalists (and some fans) blaming  Rafa for selling strikers who…

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Steve Bruce v Rafa Benitez

By | 1st February 2020

A lot of football commentators and pundits have been comparing Steve Bruce to Rafa Benitez. Jumping to the conclusion that Steve Bruce has done a better job at Newcastle United….A lot of football commentators and pundits have been comparing Steve Bruce to Rafa Benitez. Jumping to the conclusion that Steve Bruce has done a better job at Newcastle United….

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‘Total joke’ – These fans ripped apart what the Sun said about Newcastle amid takeover rumours

By | 28th January 2020

As takeover talk rumbles on in regards to Newcastle United, journalists such as Mark Douglas and Luke Edwards have refused to be swept up in the rumours having seen similar ones before, perhaps the most sensible way of reacting given the past with the Bin Zayed Group and Amanda Staveley.  For the Sun, however, caution […]

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 […]

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 […]