Does 'Bruce's way' offer Newcastle hope for future?
19/01/2021 | sport | football | 30
Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has declared he will do things "my way" from now on - but are there signs it is the right way?
1
20/01/2021 10:55:45 1 1
bbc
So far his way has seen us become the worst footballing team in the league. He thinks it’s champ man 99 where you can just put all your strikers on the pitch and score goals, the mans tactically inept.

You can’t just throw loads of attacking players on the pitch without a system that doesn’t include panic passing around the defence before we pass back to the keeper to lump up the pitch!
2
20/01/2021 11:26:31 5 1
bbc
It's not a fair comparison with benitez, Bruce has a far better squad on paper than benitez ever had.... He just seems to have no idea how to use it, bar the all out defence tactic hoping to get a lucky goal etc... He's been there 18mths he can't moan on about being a work in progress.
the team are obviously not coached well, ever other pass is yard away from where it should be etc.
3
20/01/2021 11:46:56 3 1
bbc
Agree on all points, the article implies that Bruce is new and theres signs of improvement. Hes been there long enough to have his own players in place. What has it been 4 transfer windows? Why do you think fans were desperate for the takeover.....
25
21/01/2021 01:27:15 0 0
bbc
Could've bought Rondon (who was excellent for Newcastle) for half the price of JoeLinton. Haven't been excited about a striker in years until I saw Rondon
2
20/01/2021 11:26:31 5 1
bbc
It's not a fair comparison with benitez, Bruce has a far better squad on paper than benitez ever had.... He just seems to have no idea how to use it, bar the all out defence tactic hoping to get a lucky goal etc... He's been there 18mths he can't moan on about being a work in progress.
the team are obviously not coached well, ever other pass is yard away from where it should be etc.
3
20/01/2021 11:46:56 3 1
bbc
Agree on all points, the article implies that Bruce is new and theres signs of improvement. Hes been there long enough to have his own players in place. What has it been 4 transfer windows? Why do you think fans were desperate for the takeover.....
4
20/01/2021 11:56:43 1 0
bbc
Trap door.
5
20/01/2021 12:27:52 0 0
bbc
MF is brutally bad....need players but budget (as always) is not there.
6
20/01/2021 12:38:51 1 1
bbc
get Eddie Howe in before it's too late
7
20/01/2021 12:42:38 4 1
bbc
Sick of hearing comments like “Bruce can only work with what he’s got”. He didn’t take over last week, he’s into his 3rd transfer window. How long has Moyes been at WHam ? How long did it take Keegan to change the style? Just excuses.
8
20/01/2021 13:45:27 4 1
bbc
It has become a staple comment from the media 'experts' that Steve Bruce is a nice guy and his playing record was impressive. Sadly though his personality, and playing career, does not alter the fact that as manager of Newcastle United he is a failure. His interviews are cringeworthy, littered with clichés and excuses. I suspect his job has been saved by the empty stadia.
9
20/01/2021 13:56:43 3 1
bbc
Every single member of that team, perhaps with the exception of Darlow, has regressed under Bruce. The likes of Schar, Almiron, Shelvey, and Lascelles are shadows of the players they were before. Whilst I'm sure Bruce is a nice guy, he is not cut out for this job...we need a new direction and the players need a manager with more than just one plan...
10
20/01/2021 14:31:40 6 1
bbc
If fans were still allowed in stadiums, Bruce would've seen battered with pelters and banners by Toon fans by now
11
20/01/2021 14:46:15 2 1
bbc
why is this article hidden away at the bottom of the pile? .. it's no wonder there's so few comments! I wish someone would change Newcastle's fortunes for the better I'm not convinced Steve Bruce is going to be the one to do that
12
20/01/2021 14:56:13 6 1
bbc
As a Villa fan, looking at Newcastle now was just like Villa were under Bruce, Let's not lose attitude. Sometimes I am sure we were trying to defend a 1v0 losing position. We always passed the ball sideways or backwards and there was no confidence in the team at all. I fear that Newcastle are doing the same under Bruce.
13
20/01/2021 15:43:55 6 1
bbc
All 'good' football managers should be able to 'add value' to their players over a season, whatever the level. Effective training does not always have to be expensive.
14
20/01/2021 16:58:40 1 6
bbc
Keep hearing Benitez this Benitez that, he wasn't that good was he ???
15
20/01/2021 18:09:31 2 0
bbc
Bruce looks like he's aged 20 years. Roy Hodgson is the same. Big Sam too. Is it a coincidence
that they're all English and all struggling?.poor old Frank Lampards got this to come.
16
20/01/2021 18:59:00 3 0
bbc
Not a Newcastle fan & to be honest, I'm glad I'm not. They are dire, no other word for it.
However they have a great bunch of fans & it's them I feel sorry for.
If stadiums were open I'm not convinced he'd have survived as long as he has because they're a pretty vocal bunch who don't treat fools lightly & Bruce certainly fits the bill.
Negative play=negative results
17
20/01/2021 19:44:53 2 0
bbc
While Bruce keeps playing JoeLinton we will be ‘man down’ in every match as the guy is out of his depth.
Sean Longstaff needs to get his ‘big time Charlie’ head off and start producing again and stop giving the ball away.
We are slow in possession and play square and back under moderate pressure too easily.
Bruce needs to draft in some tactical / coaching knowledge or else we /him are dead meat.
18
20/01/2021 19:50:58 0 0
bbc
Newcastle are lucky they had an early season cushion. They look really poor now
19
20/01/2021 19:50:58 4 0
bbc
Poor punditry is driving me mental. Playing Joelinton in the wrong position? If you knew your stuff you would know Joelinton simply isn't good enough in any position. Any United fan could tell you that Karen.
20
20/01/2021 20:13:43 0 0
bbc
The biggest problem is that Ashley's coaching appointments are dire. (Rafa actually approached the club with a proposal) Being a yesman is more important than ability to do the job. Apparently Bruce was 6th choice, and its obvious why. He's messed up everywhere he's managed and is only performing true to form. I hope he goes with his anti-tactics anti-football, sooner the better,
21
Ian
20/01/2021 20:15:53 0 0
bbc
V Sorry for Newcastle fans but post Brexit, Brucie and Sam A have a job for life... '36 months in any competition from band 1 to band 5. You also need a Uefa Pro licence and proof your English is good enough to, among other things, ambitions and give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans”. “describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes" Would Marcelo Bielsa meet these criteria?
22
20/01/2021 20:47:59 1 0
bbc
So the comments open up more than a day after the article is published? Great work BBC.
23
20/01/2021 21:36:03 0 1
bbc
He is worse than Mclaren and that takes some beating. Relegation is a certainty if he us retained any further
24
20/01/2021 22:40:21 1 0
bbc
Dean Richards has the weekend off ... perhaps he could show Bruce how to motivate the team.
2
20/01/2021 11:26:31 5 1
bbc
It's not a fair comparison with benitez, Bruce has a far better squad on paper than benitez ever had.... He just seems to have no idea how to use it, bar the all out defence tactic hoping to get a lucky goal etc... He's been there 18mths he can't moan on about being a work in progress.
the team are obviously not coached well, ever other pass is yard away from where it should be etc.
25
21/01/2021 01:27:15 0 0
bbc
Could've bought Rondon (who was excellent for Newcastle) for half the price of JoeLinton. Haven't been excited about a striker in years until I saw Rondon
26
21/01/2021 01:28:13 0 0
bbc
Wenger out
27
21/01/2021 11:39:06 0 0
bbc
No hope at all
28
21/01/2021 12:08:47 0 0
bbc
So after 8 months this man has a plan. What did he have for the18 months - they are now as bad as they have ever been. Relegation has to be a certainty unless.......
29
21/01/2021 20:34:44 0 0
bbc
Englishmen don't bow down to criminals, get a grip of yourselves, shove football where the sun don't shine.
30
21/01/2021 22:00:01 1 0
bbc
Who cares,old potato head is a dinosaur. Let's just hope for a villa rampage on Saturday.UTV.