Some Newcastle fans are furious with Steve Bruce, after the Magpies boss said his side had a “remarkable” transfer window.
The Magpies have signed five new players, smashing their transfer record on Joelinton, adding pace and electricity with Allan Saint-Maximin, depth at the full-back position with Jetro Willems and Emil Krafth and finally a welcome homecoming with the return of Andy Carroll.
Still, there is a feeling that the overall ability of the squad didn’t improve much, considering the likes Salomon Rondon, Ayoze Perez and Mo Diame left.
Bruce clearly disagrees with that statement, saying: “Remarkable (the transfer window). I’m delighted. A lot of hard work has gone in. They’ve backed me.”
While the final three words should be music to the ears of any fan base, the infamous Mike Ashley’s decision to back Bruce, and formerly Steve McLaren, but not Rafael Benitez has irked the Toon Army.
They also feel Bruce is only saying what his boss wants him to say, bashing the gaffer for being a “puppet” and a “yes man”.
You can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
toeing the party line, as instructed…
— ed_bell (@edjbell) August 9, 2019
— Erik Bjerke (@nordicgeordie) August 9, 2019
He is a regime puppet!! So he would say that.
— keith rowell ogle (@oglekeith) August 9, 2019
That’ll be because he’s a spineless yes man, just like when Mcclaren used to spout similar nonsense.
— Lewis (@lewyakers) August 9, 2019
They have backed me ???…none of these are his signings , and he said he was no puppet haha
— we’ve got mirandinha ..he’s not from argentina (@HopeJohnny) August 9, 2019
Straight from the off I don’t like this Bruce appointment..He’s already churning out the same bile that Pardew, Kinnear and Carver did.
“They’ve backed me”
Good grief here we go again
— Michael O’Brien (@mickobtoonarmy) August 9, 2019
Bruce doesn’t care man. He’s another one on that conveyor belt of mediocrity. Using the lines the club give him.
— Simon Wilson (@scurrilusrumour) August 9, 2019
It’s been 3 and a bit years since we had a puppet
— TMW (@TilehurstsOwn) August 9, 2019
The bloke is deluded I don’t know anyone who thinks we can ever have a good transfer window when all that matters is the greed of Ashley.
We are a laughing stock! #AshleyOut
— Peachy (@colinrpeat) August 9, 2019