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  1. I want Mackem Cock

    I want Mackem Cock Well-Known Member

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    Spot on mate.
     
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  2. West WindsR

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    I don’t think it warranted the abuse Bruce put up with compared to Benitez’ hero status. Ashley deserves everything he gets but not Bruce. Just my opinion.
     
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  3. PleaseNotPoll

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    I'm pretty sure Rafa had a massive negative spend, too.
    I think if you asked neutrals to pick between them to manage their clubs, then it'd be quite one-sided.
     
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  4. haslam

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    Fair play but you'd have to be blind not to have noticed the media backlash which many fans have latched on to. There are many, many things which NUFC can rightly be criticised for at the moment but the "unfair" treatment of Steve Bruce is nonsense.
     
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  5. haslam

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    It was less than, or comparable to the abuse he got at Sunderland ("f*ck off you geordie bastard") and Villa (where he had things thrown at his head from the stands, which he had to duck out of the way of). That doesn't make it right but it does feel very pointed that such a deal is being made of it now.

    It's a problem within all sets of fans and isn't right. Just most of the time it's not worth commenting on.
     
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  6. West WindsR

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    Burn an effigy of him hanging from the Tyne Bridge for all I care. Just felt a bit OTT considering the mediocre rather than dire performances. Probably made to seem worse than it was.
     
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  7. haslam

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    The money Bruce was given was always baffling to be honest. Rafa was given almost nothing and had to build a team with pennies (when we drew with Liverpool in our first season back up our entire team cost less than 2 of their players on the pitch had cost them individually) and build a solid defence. We still have that defence at the moment (same players) and they've gradually looked worse and worse with each year Bruce has had them.

    Rafa had pretty much the same team we have now but without Saint-Maximan, Joe Willock or Callum Wilson...
     
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  8. haslam

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    I'd argue 22 points in the last 28 games is worse than mediocre tbph.
     
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  9. PleaseNotPoll

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    It was made a point of when they did it too, to be fair. Made all the papers.
    The Villa cabbage got it's own twitter account! <laugh>
     
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  10. FosseFilberto

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    3 cracking games potentially today ... just hope the United / Pool fixture doesn't turn out to be an anti-climax
     
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  11. haslam

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    Again not saying he deserves it but he doesn't help himself. He cultivates a "nice guy" image but incessantly has a go at the fans. He called out Sunderland fans when there, then Villa fans, then Newcastle fans. There's a theme and only one thing in common.

    In all honesty, once a manager starts calling out the fans (and with us it was over a year ago) it's only going to go one way, and possibly get rather ugly.
     
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  12. Bodinki

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    There's always gonna be twats that give abuse.
    But I dont think Bruce helped himself with his stupid flash card, autocue interviews.
    You could almost play excuse bingo every time they put a mic in front of his face
    "Well, this is the premier league....we were unlucky, at this level you get punished, we look to the next game, etc etc"

    He didnt deserve death threats, but he certainly deserved to be **** canned.
     
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    I wonder who scheduled Man Utd v Liverpool and El Clasico to overlap?
    Seems rather silly for those targeting an international audience.
     
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  14. West WindsR

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    Probably enough for mid-table now with all the absolute dross of this league incapable of even beating each other. Take your point though.
     
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  15. haslam

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    Well no-one deserves that, it's undefendable so I wont try to.

    Cards on the table though, if I was a football manager I'd be nice as pie about my teams fans even if I thought they were numpties, because I'm not a total idiot.
     
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    Indeed.
    He was a bell end to the media as well, kept pulling up reporters in press conferences and saying dumb ****.
    He has been in this business long enough now, he should know that the press run stories about all kinds of stupid **** and report every rumour out there, and he felt the need to challenge them on everything. Admirable to a degree, but it gets tiresome in press conferences when they are trying to talk about the upcoming game and he is whining about stories they had run weeks ago.
     
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  17. Tel

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    Have to say I’m not looking forward to this. So ima go get very drunk and hope for the best.

    Hope you’re all well X
     
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  18. Libby

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    Easy Tel. Actually fancy you lot for this one as you always tend to turn up for this game and we're reaching the point where Ole saves himself with a big win.

    Hope you and the family are all good bro.
     
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  19. Tel

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    I fear a hammering mate, we’ve been shocking defensively for a while now. I think the plonker would be best off starting 5 at the back.
     
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  20. Johnny Seven One Man Army

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    They could throw things from the stands in St Andrew's and still hit his ****ing big jughead at Villa Park, tbf, so it may well have not been Villa fans.
     
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