Date: 30th July 2019 at 5:56pm
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Last night Steve Bruce was interviewed on talkSPORT about his new job and what his expectations were for the season.

Bruce, in the time he was on-air, managed to show just how out of touch he was with a lot of Newcastle fans.

The main issue was his dismissal of the planned boycott for the Arsenal game – insisting that the stadium will be full.

The boycott movement has grown massively in the past few weeks, and there are expected to be thousands of empty seats at St James’ Park – with tickets now on general sale.

In the past, Newcastle’s opening game of the season would not usually get to general sale – suggesting that this time many fans have had enough.

Bruce also dismissed the number of protestors suggesting there will only be “12 or so.”

This has not gone down well on Twitter with many Newcastle fans – and some feel insulted that he thinks there will be such a small number protesting against both him and Mike Ashley.

The former Sunderland manager also claimed he could be the one to end Newcastle’s trophy drought.

The Toon have not won a major trophy since 1969 – when they won the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup in Budapest, but Bruce believes that he can win them a major honour.

Bruce, as a manager, has won nothing – unlike his predecessor Rafael Benitez who has 12 trophies to his name.

If Newcastle were going to win a trophy they would have stood a much better chance doing so with Benitez rather than Bruce.

The whole interview showed just how unaware Bruce is of Newcastle’s problems – and in an attempt to win over a lot of the fan base he has actually alienated them further.

 

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