Newcastle United fell to a third defeat of the season in the Premier League when they were swept aside by Manchester United 4-1, and that led to Bruce snapping at journalist Lee Ryder during his post-match press conference after receiving a question he didn’t appreciate about him being on holiday during the international break.
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Edwards provided his thoughts and some perspective about the job that Bruce has done at Newcastle when he spoke on the Football Daily podcast about how the Newcastle boss has a better record than Graham Potter at Brighton.
A lot of fans were angry on Twitter following Edwards’ latest comments.
What have these Newcastle fans been saying?
“What even is this???? He needs to zip his lips.”
“It’s incredibly tedious. Just want the bloke away from the club, so that we don’t have to mention his name again”
“Watch Brighton play and then compare it to whatever it is we do. Look at the tactics and philosophy, there is little evidence of either of them being present in the latter. Also, Luke Edwards would say anything as long as it wound up the fanbase.”
“Embarrassing isn’t it”
“Please can we move on from having Luke represent Newcastle on this show? He obviously has an issue with the fans and a close connection with Steve Bruce – he far from the voice of the fans.”
“Graeme Potter has yet to lose to the chosen one in his 4 games in England. The Bruce love in is astonishing tbh”
It appeared last season, that the end could have been on the horizon for Bruce following a 3-0 defeat away to Brighton, with some players thinking that their boss had been sacked but he was backed by the club and ultimately kept the Magpies in the Premier League.
With the club still yet to win this season and facing a Leeds United side that are also winless in the league on Friday night, it already may feel like a big and almost must-win game for Bruce, with the Newcastle fans likely to be on the edge of their seats ready to criticise the manager and squad if they slip to yet another defeat.