Newcastle fans have slammed manager Steve Bruce after the comments he made while speaking about goalkeeper Martin Dubravka’s contract renewal.
Dubravka, 30, put pen to paper on a new six-year deal which will keep him at the club past his 36th birthday.
The shot-stopper has been one of Newcastle’s outstanding performers over the last 12 months after a series of good performances for the Magpies. He kept 11 clean sheets and played in all 38 Premier League games last season.
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) October 25, 2019
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He has three clean sheets out of nine games during the current campaign, most importantly during their 1-0 win over Manchester United in October.
Bruce use of the term “we’ve” in his statement has caused fume amongst the Newcastle fanbase. One fan said that Bruce is “riding on Rafa’s coat-tails”, insinuating that the Magpies manager is trying to get credit for the work that Benitez did. Another supporter said the comments reminded him of the time former boss Joe Kinnear unearthed Tim Krul.
Here you will find some of the best responses from Newcastle fans:
I see Brucey is riding on Rafa’s coat tails again not that he cud ever lace his boots
— bobby martins (@BobbyGoa) October 25, 2019
Reminds me of the time Kinnear said he signed @TimKrul 😂😂
— David (@Davemc09David) October 25, 2019
— Rafa Facts (@FactsRafa) October 25, 2019
Reminds me of that time when Steve Bruce kept us up zero net spend with Joselu up front.
— Lee Charnley’s Lost Soul (@LeesLostSoul) October 25, 2019
There was no ‘WE’ Rafa found this lad on a budget. Sooner Bruce understands he is out of his depth and not welcome here along with Ashley and Charnley the better.
— TMW (@TilehurstsOwn) October 25, 2019
— Bearded_Centaur (@Bearded_Centaur) October 25, 2019
Feels like Bruce has been manager for a long, boring decade already. His pressers are as bad as Pardew’s.
— ⚕ ᑕᕼᖇIS ⚕ (@kicka11) October 25, 2019
We’ve?! @rafabenitezweb 🤔
— Tommy Higgins (@TommyH89) October 25, 2019