Supporters of Newcastle United have aired their fury after some comments from Steve Bruce emerged ahead of the Toon’s game against Sheffield United.
During the latest round of Premier League fixtures, the north-east outfit travels to Bramall Lane to take on Chris Wilder’s Blades (per Premier League).
The Toon arrive into the game sat 15th, eight points above the relegation zone, while Sheffield United are rooted to the bottom of the top-flight table with just two points (per BBC).
Ahead of the game, during his pre-match press conference, Bruce aired that the Blades must not be underestimated despite their league position (per The Chronicle).
He said: “Sheff United may be bottom of the table but they’re still a very good side and we will have to be at our best to beat them.”
Lots of Newcastle fans then flocked to the post which shared these comments to air their frustrations.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say about Steve Bruce’s comments on Sheffield United?
“If we don’t win this he has to go. Taken us backwards and ruined a good group of players.”
“Every side is a good side when Bruce is the manager. Hopefully he’s dusted all the dust of his prehistoric self and rolled his sleeves so far up they’re on opposite arms then maybes we have a chance”
The last time the two sides met, the Toon ran out 3-0 winners in a resounding victory over the Blades at St. James’ Park back in June (per 11v11).
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“Bigging the opposition up who haven’t won in the Premier league this season and are rock bottom of the league, just so he’s got a ready made excuse for not winning”
“Never does , this guy could dress up Fleetwood like they Barcelona”
The hosts arrive into the game with a terrible record in the top flight, having lost their previous three matches and having picked up just one point in their last 12 league outings (per Transfermarkt).
Newcastle, meanwhile, have fared better in the Premier League, however, have still only managed to pick up two points in their last five games.
“Setting the excuses up early. I like it”
“Excuses at the ready!! #bruceout”
As can be seen in these responses from Newcastle supporters, many of them were frustrated after Bruce’s comments about the Blades were shared on Twitter.