Supporters of Newcastle United have fumed after some comments from Steve Bruce were shared on social media.
During the current round of Premier League fixtures, the Toon host Brendan Rodgers’ Leicester City at St. James’ Park in a 2:15pm kick-off on Sunday (per Premier League).
The Magpies head into the clash having held Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool to a 0-0 draw during their last game in the top flight (per Transfermarkt).
Ahead of the match with the Foxes, Bruce spoke to the press and claimed that he wanted more of the same from his side following the stalemate with the Reds (per Chronicle Live).
Some comments were shared on Twitter by The Chronicle. He said: “Slowly but surely we are getting the ideas of what we’re looking for.”
After the quotes were posted on social media, lots of Newcastle fans flocked to them to air their frustrations.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say about the comments made by Steve Bruce?
“He wanted four at the back!! Last two games have been 5 This isn’t what him and his coaches have been looking for. It’s actually what he has been trying to move away from… He can take no credit”
“Playing the same way but 20 yards higher up the pitch – what a genius ha ha”
Heading into the game at St. James’ Park, Newcastle hold a comfortable gap above the relegation zone, meanwhile, Leicester occupy a spot in the top four (per BBC).
Do you agree that Newcastle are slowly improving?
No, I can't see it
Yes, I agree with him
“Slowly…. that would be the understatement of the century if we actually believed you had an ideas”
Of their opening 15 matches in the Premier League this season, the Toon have managed to pick up 19 points, having won five and drawn four.
Rodgers’ side has been in far better form that the Magpies, though, as they have picked up 29 points with nine wins and two draws in their opening 16 matches.
“How useless is he as a manager that it takes 18 months to change how deep the team sits? Because let’s be honest, it’s pretty basic stuff.”
“18 months in charge, and only now has he made this “tactical tweak” despite insisting we were “a work in progress” for the last six months” #NUFC #BruceOut”
As can be seen in these responses from Newcastle fans, many of them were keen to air their frustrations after the comments from Bruce emerged on Twitter.