Brucey to Newcastle

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    Galactic Incorrigible pest

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    Sensible move if true?

    Update: Just ruled himself out of the job.
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    evra Full Member

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    Would love to see that, not sure the fans will forgive him for taking the Sunderland job though.
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    Ole's_toe_poke Ole_Aged_Slow_Poke

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    I'd say it would be odd. Odder than Pardew to Palace.

    Bruce isn't exactly doing too well with hull.
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    evra Full Member

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    He did bloody well to get them promoted though, plus they almost won the FA Cup last season.
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    He took a Hull side that had no business getting promoted up and then kept them up while getting them into the FA Cup final.

    This season he has had a horrible time with injuries from what I remember. He is a good manager and would be a suitable replacement for Pardew should he decide to leave.
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    Tom Van Persie No relation

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    Bruce is a decent manager and like other have said, he did one hell of a job to get Hull promoted then get them to a FA Cup final which they came so close to winning. If he get's offered the Newcastle job then I reckon he'll take it.
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    Ole's_toe_poke Ole_Aged_Slow_Poke

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    He is a bit of a yo-yo manager. I think Bruce is doing with Hull what he did with Sunderland. He is an excellent championship manager unquestionably. His first seasons in the PL always seem pretty good. After which point he makes some signings and things go downhill. He seems a good impact manager but I can see this ending in tears.

    Better option than Colocinni I suppose.
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    KiD MoYeS Good Craig got his c'nuppins

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    Means a guaranteed six points from Newcastle every season, he's not a great manager and I'm sure Newcastle should be aiming higher.
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    NotoriousISSY $10mil and I fecked it up!

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    Bruce is good in short spells. After a couple of years it goes tits up.
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    What a manager merry-go-round this would be :lol:
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    I'd love to see Brucie there! Can't see it though.

    I also bet Moyes is kicking himself - he'd be a shoe in for this.
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    Moriarty Full Member

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    Could be just the ticket for Brucie; home-town lad and all that. I don't think the fact that he managed Sunderland will be a bar either.
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    Trust me they will. My mate is a Sunderland fan and even whilst Bruce was in charge the fans had nothing good to say about him, he was referred to as "Agent Bruce" amongst some other uncomplimentary things.
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    Mersault New Member

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    I think he deserves better than Ashley
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    Annihilate Now! ...or later, I'm not fussy Scout

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    So who would end up at Hull?... Warnock?

    Actually, probably Pulis...
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    Mciahel Goodman Worst Werewolf Player of All Times Staff

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    Warnock getting the sack has completley fecked up the managerial equilibrium. It's like watching dominoes fall now.
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    Imagine if hull get pulis
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    Bruce would be ideal for the Mags if he's gets it. Doubt him managing Sunderland will bother too many geordies as long as he does alright.
    Hall and Shepherd always wanted to make Newcastle a basque style club with homegrown players. It's been a long time since Newcastle had a geordie born and Toon supporting manager.
    It would certainly make more sense giving it to Brucey than the likes of McCoist, who's been mentioned.
    You never know with Ashley though, watch him give it to Roy Keane
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    GloryHunter07 Full Member

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    Hasnt he just spent a small fortune on new players?
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    Bruce is competent enough and seems more pro-foreigners than some of the bottom half managers, so that fits with Newcastle's Ligue 1 team.

    I think it's a tougher job to look good in than Hull, in terms of Bruce's long-term ambitions. If Bruce finishes 8th or 9th with Newcastle, which would be good, nobody will suggest he should get a bigger job (look at Hughes now), but if Bruce kept Hull up again this year and the next and during one of those 2 seasons they somehow got to Wembley again, then maybe he does.

    Seems like the better move to Newcastle would be to just appoint the best, cheap 6 month option and start tapping up good foreign managers. Save some money and use it in the summer to fill their serious holes at CB and LB and get at least one wide attacker.
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    red_devil83 New Member

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    Has Bruce ever showed himself to be anything other than mediocre? I think Newcastle are looking for mediorce +
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    Bruce isn't a great manager. I would go for someone like McClaren if I was Newcastle. But his Boro connections won't help, I suppose. But I do think he has improved since his England spell.
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    That'd be a hell of a coup for Hull. He's exactly what they need.
    Think it was a net spend of £25m, if you pardon phrase. Obviously a massive outlay for them with their limited marketing appeal etc...
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    red_devil83 New Member

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    Don't see why he'd leave Derby tbh. Can't see Ashley spending much in compo either
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    Newcastle must be a dream come true for Bruce. Well deserved IF true. Couldnt be happier for him.
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    This would have been a tailor made situation for Moyes had he not jumped at the Sociedad opportunity.
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    He's a decent manager is Bruce and a good man. Newcastle would probably be his best shot yet if the rumours are true so good luck to him in that regard. Although in a way I'd rather it doesn't happen as it would be good to see Newcastle fail hilariously, but not with Bruce in charge.
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    Nick 0208 Ldn News 24

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    Given Bruce's Cup run with Hull and how desirous Newcastle supporters are for a trophy, he would certainly have that achievement in his favour, as would someone like Laudrup maybe.

    Pulis on Tyneside would have the makings of the Allardyce situation i feel.
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    He'll get to work with HBA again as well. Bet he's looking forward to it already :lol:
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    What do you expect from a man managing the likes of Birmingham, Wigan, Hull and Sunderland? I'm not sure what more he could've been expected to do. I haven't seen anyone doing any better at those clubs since.
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    Would have gone for Eddie Howe if I was Ashley, Bournemouth are playing great attacking football what Newcastle fans love, scored 10 more goals more then any other championship team, as well as the best gd. Reckon he would be worth a 18 month contract.
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    He would be stupid to leave Bournemouth right now for that chaos club
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    I think Bruce's contract hasn't got long to run at Hull.

    Just think, he'll be reunited with Ben Arfa again.
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    Coloccini.
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    Newcastle are no more than 10 points from staying up, and they have no chance at CL football. They should appoint someone promising and let him learn on the job.

    I say hire the best young french manager they can and he'll have 19 games to get used to the Prem.

    They could have a lovely almost all French team with just a few moves. the Yanga-Mbiwa sale to Roma and build around Cisse, Perez, Cabella, Siem De Jong, Sissoko, Tiote, Colback, YangaMbwiwa, Janmaat, Santon and Krul. Everyone else is average. Raid Ligue 1 for a couple of defenders (N'Koulou seems to be in the Ligue 1 Team of the Year every season) and find a winger with some pace and goalscoring threat and you've got a solid team, though still not a top 4 threat.

    That's where it all sort of comes crashing down. There's no real upside for Newcastle, right? They're not getting into the top 5. At best they could be Everton or Spurs level, but they're practically there now without spending much or hiring someone risky who could improve them but may also implode. I bet they hire someone British, sell Sissoko, finish 12th and Ashley takes a drunken bath in lots of money.
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    Galactic Incorrigible pest

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    What the player? The centreback?
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    Shouldn't they get a top quality manager once in a while?
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    Apparently Bruce has ruled himself out (according to the Guardian.)
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