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Offline JimmyConway

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Steve Bruce
« on: October 20, 2021, 11:03:26 AM »
Just heard on the wireless that he has left Newcastle by mutual consent. With that in my i have always thought that he is one manager who has never had a distinctive style to his teams his managed. I have never heard it mentioned that's a Steve Bruce team?
Remember just before play off against Villa and it was all Bruce this Bruce that but i was as confident as you could be that Villa had no real pattern and relied heavily on Grealish even back then. You knew Fulham was a Slav team with a distinctive style!
I have always thought he needs owners with deep pockets to be a somewhat successful manager as there is no substance to how he sets a team up and a playing style. I think his been quite fortunate in having all the managerial opportunities his had since retiring from playing.

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2021, 11:20:28 AM »
I tend to agree he has been lucky to get jobs.

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2021, 11:23:18 AM »
Expect him to be on Cardiff's short list soon......


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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2021, 11:48:03 AM »
He never needs to work again, thank God many say. 60 years old with an 8 million pay off. He will now become a Sky pundit & join all the other useless ones.

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2021, 11:58:32 AM »
Jimmy. Glad to see you still use the term 'the wireless'.  :54:

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2021, 12:39:50 PM »
I always thought that he was an honest manager and frankly keeping Newcastle in the premiership was an achievement


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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2021, 01:02:41 PM »
I always thought that he was an honest manager and frankly keeping Newcastle in the premiership was an achievement

Agree.

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2021, 03:28:10 PM »
I always thought that he was an honest manager and frankly keeping Newcastle in the premiership was an achievement

He's certainly had a tough job at Newcastle and has done ok fr them in the circumstances. He isn't a manager who plays with a a distinctive style, neither the dour or long ball stuff nor extreme tippy tappy possession. Just an honest hard working pro., not glamorous or a media type but a bit of a steady eddie.

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2021, 03:33:49 PM »
I don’t mind Steve Bruce, gets a lot of flack but has done reasonably well in management
I’d take him all day long over Mark Hughes
Good luck to him and F the Geordie Maggots


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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2021, 04:07:47 PM »
I don’t mind Steve Bruce, gets a lot of flack but has done reasonably well in management
I’d take him all day long over Mark Hughes
Good luck to him and F the Geordie Maggots

Not sure I'd want either tbh. If you want to know what Parker will be like at 60 look at Bruce.

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2021, 06:06:56 PM »
I always thought that he was an honest manager and frankly keeping Newcastle in the premiership was an achievement

Agree.

+1 there's always been a huge entitlement about Newcastle with fans thinking they're a bigger club then they have actually been, bar the Kevin keegan era.. in my lifetime they've always been - well poor to average.., even getting relegated a few times.

They've also had a poor squad and an owner who they all hated but who ran the club to the point he could but didn't have the budget to compete anymore with big spenders. Think they forget that Ashley did a lot for them and was also partly the reason they've got the wealthiest owners in world football now.

Bruce did a decent job to keep them up last season.

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2021, 06:27:19 PM »
Let's watch the big 6 get the hump with them - they're going to buy trophy's.....will the superleague be making a resurgence...... it's going to be an interesting time


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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2021, 06:31:07 PM »
There was a time in the Fifties they won the FA Cup three times, I think then they had won it more than any other club. Steve Bruce seems an OK guy, who's taken a lot of stick.

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2021, 06:47:00 PM »
Dreadful manager that has stolen a living and shat on quite a number of his employers in the past as well. He has a dire brand of football and has produced nothing but averageness wherever he has gone.

He comes across as a reasonably nice guy (unless you are one of the clubs that he spaffed all over), but that's it.

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2021, 07:23:02 PM »
I always liked Steve Bruce.

Came across as genuine.


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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #15 on: October 20, 2021, 10:00:12 PM »
When posters say that he is an honest manager and has done quite well, what does that refer to? Is it what he did in the Championship more than a decade ago? And what does honest mean in this context?

Because when I watch his teams it is like they have no clue about what they are supposed to be doing, or why. At best he gets teams to look bang average, but mostly they look just poor. But that is just my opinion.

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #16 on: October 20, 2021, 10:20:42 PM »
They love him down at Palace

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #17 on: October 20, 2021, 11:09:55 PM »
Never understood the stick that seems to be directed towards Steve Bruce. He’s won four promotions to the PL, and took Birmingham and Sunderland to top 10 PL finishes. His record at Newcastle was pretty much identical to cult-hero Benitez, yet all he gets is abuse. Weird


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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #18 on: October 21, 2021, 11:14:53 AM »
Another big pay day though.

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Re: Steve Bruce
« Reply #19 on: October 21, 2021, 11:20:43 AM »
Another big pay day though.
8 million quid; let’s not feel too sorry for the fella…..