“I would be embarrassed to be as unlikeable as Chris Sutton” – A lot of Newcastle United fans are fuming at Chris Sutton’s claims that we should be “embarrassed” about the way we treated Steve Bruce.
Sutton, speaking on BBC Radio 5Live, claimed that “Bruce needed time to implement his own style of play” and that because Bruce is from the area, we should give him more respect.
First of all, he has not implemented his own style of play; he has gone back to the 3-4-3 that worked so well under Rafa last season, and that is fine.
He tried to change to a 4-4-2 in the Leicester game and look how that went.
The system is working, but it is not Bruce’s.
Also, just because he is from the area does not mean we should have been happy with his appointment.
The reason people were angry is because of Bruce’s awful Premier League record – nothing else.
The final point from Sutton’s comments that is frustrating is the belief that we expect too much.
This season, for many Toon fans, was about survival, but we do not want that to be the case every season, and under Bruce, it is hard to see how we will achieve anything more than just that.
Are you in support of Bruce?
I think, as a fanbase, we have the right to expect more than just Premier League survival.
Sutton’s comments have not gone down well with many Newcastle fans.
See the best of the reaction below.
— The Chronicle (@ChronicleNUFC) November 12, 2019
I haven’t noticed any poor treatment of Bruce. Yes, a lot of anger, disappointment and sadness re Rafa, but at Ashley and Charnley rather than Bruce. Just another example of a pundit shouting his mouth off and making cliched assumptions about something he knows nothing about.
— Tom Lynch (@Tom_NUFC) November 12, 2019
What way is that then? Abuse in or around the stadium? No.
Anti Bruce chants? No.
— Brian Huddart (@Doomlordster) November 12, 2019
Never heard one Steve Bruce chant at the ground yet nor any whispers between supporters anywhere on match day. Yes there may of been a knee jerk reaction online and a couple of protests but that was largely aimed at Ashley and out of frustration with raffa leaving
— peter nixon (@frankytwothumbs) November 12, 2019
What bad treatment is he talking about?
— Shaun (@shaunieoisdead) November 12, 2019
These Toon fans are adamant they have not abused Bruce.
Chris Sutton is canny dull.
— nachodog (@nachodog47) November 12, 2019
— METZ117 (@METZ117) November 12, 2019
Is the same Chris Sutton who had a go at Brendan Rodgers for leaving Celtic to go to Leicester?
— Mr Potato Head™ (@aborisdrone) November 12, 2019
@chris_sutton73 Bruce isn’t the issue, Ashley is, but yeah it’s us, the fans being unfair isn’t it. Clueless remarks
— Steve McKenna (@SteveMcKenna_) November 12, 2019
Has he lived here?
Has he played for the Toon?
So shut up then!!!!!
— Beauty Time Photography (@treecrashkelv) November 12, 2019
I would be embarrassed to be as opinionated and unlikeable as Chris Sutton
— Mikey N (@MikeyN99255277) November 12, 2019
Other Newcastle supporters have had enough of Chris Sutton.