Many Newcastle United fans have flocked to Twitter after Steve Bruce was criticised by journalist George Caulkin for his post-match comments.
The Athletic’s Caulkin later published an article, calling out Bruce for the positive comments he keeps making after each disappointing result, claiming that the manager should stop ‘taking the positives’, referencing a go-to line for the Toon boss in post-match interviews.
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The article quoted Bruce as explaining that he is still looking to change the way Newcastle play, saying: “It’s getting that balance right.”
It then went on to highlight some familiar-sounding comments he made when they played the very same team 12 months ago. He had said: “We are trying to find a balance to the team,” and “we are trying to change the way we play”.
Caulkin was quick to point out the similarity in the two sets of quotes, which underline the lack of progress the club’s manager has made over the last year. And when he shared his story on Twitter, the club’s fans were prepared to engage.
What did these Newcastle fans say?
“Absolutely unbelievable. The national media actually think we should be grateful for the fraud.”
It’s hard to imagine Bruce can say anything to the press without being criticised right now. That likely won’t change until he actually starts winning matches.