The local media turn on Steve Bruce and urge the Newcastle boss to “do the honorable thing and get away from St. James’ Park”, with owner Mike Ashley standing by his manager despite Brighton’s “humiliation”.
- Newcastle are flirting with relegation from the Premier League and are in 17th place
- Last time they lost 3-0 to Brighton and now they have two wins in the last 20
- The local media turned on Steve Bruce and the Chronicle told him to leave
- They have devoted their front and back to the ongoing fighting in Newcastle
Newcastle Chronicle has put pressure on Steve Bruce after devoting both its front and back pages to the ongoing crisis in St James’ Park.
In a damned editorial, the club’s local newspaper urges Bruce to “do the honorable thing and walk away” after creating what they call “almighty mess”.
The Magpies are under serious threat of relegation from the major leagues and Chronicle, which has had a difficult relationship with the club over the years, has now got the shoe stuck as Bruce sticks to his job.
The local media have now turned against Steve Bruce, telling him to leave Newcastle
Bruce has led Newcastle to only two wins in the last 20 games of any competition
Last time, Newcastle were beaten 3-0 by relegation colleague Brighton which means they are only two points away from the drop zone.
Even so, the vicious owner Mike Ashley is said to keep his support for Bruce and is not yet ready to pull the trigger and fire the manager.
The front page of the Chronicle describes this story with the headline “Going Nowhere” and a black and white photo of an oppressed Bruce.
On the back, the newspaper urges Ashley to “clean up the mess on his own doorstep while there is still time” as Newcastle continues to tumble into the bottom three.
They have only won two of their last 20 games in all competitions – against Everton and Southampton – while 13 of them ended in loss.
With Tottenham next, the games are not getting any easier and one more loss could see them move into the relegation zone with only a few games left.
Last time they were beaten 3-0 by Brighton on the south coast
As it stands, Mike Ashley continues to support Bruce to keep Newcastle in the top division
The Chronicle also reports that there was some confusion among players following the recent Amex defeat, with some believing Bruce had been sacked.
The newspaper reports that there was speculation behind the scenes for 15 minutes after the full-time whistle before Bruce showed up for his post-game media duties and was confirmed that he was still the club’s manager.
There are concerns that the entire Newcastle season could last until the final league game when they travel to Fulham on May 23.
It looks like Scott Parker’s team occupy the third relegation spot but are keen to overtake their northeastern opponents to avoid the fall themselves.
Fans have long protested Ashley’s possession of the St. James’ Park Club
Bruce may be running out of time as the Premier League season draws to a close