Newcastle United followers had been slated by the media throughout Steve Bruce’s time on Tyneside, with pundits up and down the nation refusing to just accept the issues we raised on a weekly foundation.
Regardless of claiming we’d be his final job in administration, the 61-year-old was named the brand new West Brom supervisor again in February. And guess what? They’ve gone downhill at a fee of knots ever since.
He picked them up in fifth final season – when most followers had been hopeful of promotion again to the Premier League – and took them to tenth, however their begin to the 2022/23 season has been dire.
With only one win in 9 to date, a 3-2 defeat to Birmingham final night time leaves them twentieth within the Championship and nearer to League One than a return to the highest flight.
In consequence, Bruce seems to be on the brink for the second time within the house of 12 months, with West Brom followers calling for him to be sacked after Wednesday night time’s defeat to their native rivals.
Right here’s some feedback we picked up from Baggies followers on Twitter, which really feel eerily just like the type of complaints we had been making following our winless begin to the season this time final 12 months:
There’s no means Bruce ought to survive this. One win in 9. twentieth place. Can’t defend. Hardly rating. Bilic and Val obtained sacked for a lot much less. He was dreadful final season and worse now. If it wasn’t for Gourlay being mates with him he wouldn’t have this job. No extra excuses. He’s the issue.
Sack Bruce tonight. His workforce, his formation, his gamers, his techniques, his lack of motivation and apparently not his fault…
Horrible tactician, horrible man supervisor, horrible at controlling the squad health, terrible with the gamers, all the time blaming them when issues go improper, hates the press once they query him, conceited in the direction of followers calling him out. Sack him.
I’m starting to assume you’re the issue Bruce lad. I’ve given you the advantage of the doubt, however you possibly can’t blame the gamers EVERY week. Take some accountability!
Bruce says the identical factor each week after a defeat. I might write his interviews.
Steve, you’re less than it mate. Have some satisfaction for as soon as and give up somewhat than hanging on for the pay out.
He has no concept. Throws Livermore & Phillips on each sport, what does he assume they’re gonna change??
Get him gone. Can’t get a tune out of this aspect and continually needs to place in crosses to a bloke who doesn’t know the way to soar. Get rid.
Time for Bruce to go. No actual model of play, simply hopes for particular person brilliance from Jed to avoid wasting his pores and skin.
Sounds horribly acquainted, doesn’t it?
I really feel for West Brom followers, I actually do, however this actually does show – as soon as once more – that Newcastle United followers had been proper all alongside about Bruce.