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Re: NUFC - Commence Operation Destroy & Exit!
« Reply #14360 on: August 22, 2019, 11:38:09 PM »
Great research.  I can't say I've followed his career all that closely so who are the hit signings he's built a reputation on because that miss list is brutal?

Incidentally, Sheff Wed not doing bad under their caretaker boss.

He was originally praised for his short-term loan signing of Christophe Dugarry that kept Birmingham up. Everyone forgets how he flopped on a permanent move and quickly left. Amr Zaki started like a house on fire, then fell out with Bruce after failing to return from international duty.

Wilson Palacios was a bargain for Wigan. Rodallega was another good one. Bent was an expensive success at Sunderland. He's getting praise now for Robertson and Maguire, even though they vastly improved after leaving Hull. He got praise for signing Antonio Valencia at the time, even though he wasn't the one who brought him to Wigan.

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Re: NUFC - Commence Operation Destroy & Exit!
« Reply #14361 on: August 28, 2019, 09:58:56 PM »
Bruce seemed particularly desperate to go far in this

Strange.
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Re: NUFC - Commence Operation Destroy & Exit!
« Reply #14362 on: August 28, 2019, 10:51:24 PM »
He was originally praised for his short-term loan signing of Christophe Dugarry that kept Birmingham up. Everyone forgets how he flopped on a permanent move and quickly left. Amr Zaki started like a house on fire, then fell out with Bruce after failing to return from international duty.

Wilson Palacios was a bargain for Wigan. Rodallega was another good one. Bent was an expensive success at Sunderland. He's getting praise now for Robertson and Maguire, even though they vastly improved after leaving Hull. He got praise for signing Antonio Valencia at the time, even though he wasn't the one who brought him to Wigan.
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Some decent hits in there but doesn't really put a dent in the long, long misses list you posted earlier.  If from a 20 year management career he's hanging his hat on a fading Dugarry having a freak month entirely out of keeping with the rest of his career and Palacios (good player but seemingly signed on the recommendation of Wenger), while trying to steal credit for Valencia, Robbo and Maguire, then that's pretty damning.

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Re: NUFC - Commence Operation Destroy & Exit!
« Reply #14363 on: August 28, 2019, 11:56:52 PM »
They defended like a Benitez side against Spurs because they’ve recently been coached by him. Once that wears off, they’ll tank.
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Re: NUFC - Commence Operation Destroy & Exit!
« Reply #14364 on: August 29, 2019, 09:09:39 AM »
good win. To be honest its not Bruce's fault they ended up in this situation.

I wouldnt be too harsh on him protest wise but definitely not the best manager, especially compared to Rafa

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Re: NUFC - Commence Operation Destroy & Exit!
« Reply #14365 on: August 29, 2019, 09:18:31 AM »
What happened to Rondon, is he still there , always seemed a bit of a handful?
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Re: NUFC - Commence Operation Destroy & Exit!
« Reply #14366 on: August 29, 2019, 09:19:55 AM »

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Re: NUFC - Commence Operation Destroy & Exit!
« Reply #14367 on: August 29, 2019, 09:22:47 AM »
In China with Rafa.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jul/19/salomon-rondon-leaves-west-brom-rafael-benitez-dalian-yifang-china

Didn't know that, bet that didn't go down well with the fans, Rafa going and his taking his best player with him!
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« Reply #14368 on: August 29, 2019, 09:44:31 AM »
Didn't know that, bet that didn't go down well with the fans, Rafa going and his taking his best player with him!

He was on loan at Newcastle only and it doesn't seem like they tried to sign him permanently.

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Re: NUFC - Commence Operation Destroy & Exit!
« Reply #14369 on: August 29, 2019, 09:48:57 AM »
Yeah rondon was only ever on loan. Fans and i would say Rafa wanted him to stay but obviously the owner had other ideas
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Re: NUFC - Commence Operation Destroy & Exit!
« Reply #14370 on: August 29, 2019, 09:58:06 AM »
Bruce seemed particularly desperate to go far in this

Strange.

Not really strange.  If by some miracle they actually went on to win it Bruce would go down in folklore - even if he relegated them.

Newcastle is his level, but there are other managers at that level who are still much better than him.  I mean let's face it, even the Owl has a better record.
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Re: NUFC - Commence Operation Destroy & Exit!
« Reply #14371 on: September 14, 2019, 04:29:49 PM »
haha....fuck off!
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« Reply #14372 on: September 14, 2019, 04:54:14 PM »
I usually don't mind Newcastle (obviously every team has a biff element), but the amount of Tory chants when they play Liverpool is shocking, from another set of (supposedly) working class fans.
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« Reply #14373 on: September 14, 2019, 05:06:47 PM »
I usually don't mind Newcastle (obviously every team has a biff element), but the amount of Tory chants when they play Liverpool is shocking, from another set of (supposedly) working class fans.

Was there more class traitor nonsense from them again today?

If so, they are brainless morons. The type of dumb turkeys who vote for Christmas.
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Re: NUFC - Commence Operation Destroy & Exit!
« Reply #14374 on: September 14, 2019, 05:10:09 PM »
Was there more class traitor nonsense from them again today?

If so, they are brainless morons. The type of dumb turkeys who vote for Christmas.

Didn't hear any on the telly, maybe the penny's dropped? or it's a bit too early in the year for "feed the scousers"?

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« Reply #14375 on: September 14, 2019, 05:12:48 PM »
Didn't hear any on the telly, maybe the penny's dropped? or it's a bit too early in the year for "feed the scousers"?
I didn't get to see it all, but I didn't hear it myself either. Hopefully the penny has finally dropped with them. Cities like ours and theirs need to stand together on things like this.
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