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Steve Bruce aims to reinforce Newcastle midfield with Granit Xhaka an option

• Manager will look to ‘add that bit of quality’ in January• Bruce praises Jonjo Shelvey’s response to spell on benchSteve Bruce has identified Newcastle United’s midfield as a department in need of reinforcement in January and would not turn his nose …

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Steve Bruce reveals he twice came close to taking charge at Wolves

Newcastle manager talks of what might have been as he looks to Allan Saint-Maximin to destabilise Wolves at St James’ ParkSteve Bruce is talking tracksuits. There was the garish number – “very blingy”, says Newcastle’s manager – emblazoned with a map o…

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Andy Carroll injury gives Dwight Gayle chance to make mark at Newcastle

• Gayle putting pressure on £40m signing Joelinton• ‘If you’re a goalscorer, you’re a goalscorer,’ says Steve BruceAndy Carroll’s latest injury has opened the door to Newcastle’s first team for Dwight Gayle, leaving the previously forgotten striker pos…

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Newcastle determined to extend contracts with Longstaff brothers

• Steve Bruce wants siblings to stay at St James’ Park• ‘My job is to protect them and keep that humility and honesty’Steve Bruce is determined to sign Matty and Sean Longstaff to improved contracts at Newcastle but has pledged to do everything in his …

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Steve Bruce gets Alex Ferguson’s advice before Manchester United’s visit

• Newcastle manager set to switch formation to 3-4-3• ‘I always ring Sir Alex for a bit of advice now and again’A week of soul-searching has led Steve Bruce to seek counsel from his former Manchester United manager and mentor, Sir Alex Ferguson. Bruce …

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Steve Bruce cancels training in angry wake of Newcastle defeat to Leicester

• Manager still upset with players over 5-0 ‘surrender’ • Clear the air talks scheduled for later in the weekSteve Bruce cancelled a scheduled training session on Monday as emotions reached boiling point at Newcastle United. But it is understood Rafael…

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Steve Bruce struggles to develop Rafa Benítez blueprint at Newcastle

New manager wants to mould his side into a flexible unit more comfortable in possession but key departures in midfield and attack mean he lacks the tools to do soDuring his days as Newcastle’s manager, Rafa Benítez often discussed the problems of sleep…

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Steve Bruce vows to change Newcastle style in apparent swipe at Rafael Benítez

• Manager highlights poor possession statistics last season• Bruce: saying players are confused by his tactics is an insultSteve Bruce is not impressed by suggestions Newcastle United’s players are confused by his frequently shifting tactics. “I think …

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Newcastle manager Steve Bruce regrets not signing Virgil van Dijk at Hull

• Bruce admits Mo Salah slipped through Egyptian scouting net• ‘Van Dijk gave Liverpool the backbone they needed’Steve Bruce has revealed before Saturday’s trip to Liverpool with Newcastle that he tried to sign Virgil van Dijk while manager of Hull. Br…

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Steve Bruce says Choudhury foul on Ritchie could have been ‘career ending’

• Newcastle manager says Leicester midfielder went ‘over the top’• Bruce warns Choudhury he risks seriously injuring an opponentSteve Bruce has urged Hamza Choudhury to change his ways before he seriously injures an opponent and fears the Leicester mid…

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Steve Bruce urges Newcastle to carry league momentum into cup campaign

• Injuries limit attacking options against Leicester on Wednesday• Manager faces need to protect players for Watford on SaturdaySteve Bruce has pledged to do everything possible to lead Newcastle to domestic cup glory, but his plans are being tested ea…

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Tottenham are lacking unity and desire, admits Mauricio Pochettino

• Manager hits out after his side’s home defeat by Newcastle• Pochettino reluctant to talk about Christian EriksenMauricio Pochettino admitted that Tottenham are “far, far away” from the creation of the required togetherness as he lamented the lack of …

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Steve Bruce invokes siege mentality to navigate the Newcastle storm

Manager tells his under-fire players to ignore the ‘lies’ as he bids to shake the ‘poor man’s Benítez’ tag with a result at TottenhamAt first glance, Steve Bruce remains on the affable side of polite and even makes a couple of jokes but it does not tak…

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Steve Bruce hits back after widespread criticism of Newcastle tactics

• Bruce ‘insulted’ after negative analysis of warm-up at Norwich• ‘We have to be better at Spurs – and we will be,’ manager saysSteve Bruce feels “insulted” by a seemingly widespread perception that he lacks tactical intelligence and he suspects “no on…

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Steve Bruce: ‘It would settle everybody if we got a result at Norwich’

• Newcastle manager understands pressure at St James’ Park• ‘Coming here was never going to be easy’Steve Bruce has shouldered the blame for the tactical confusion that prefaced Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring Arsenal’s winning goal at St James’ Park…

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Whether anti-Ashley sentiment grows depends on Newcastle’s early results | Louise Taylor

If success on the pitch should halt the protest movement in its tracks a couple more disjointed defeats under Steve Bruce may see it gain considerable tractionSunderland supporters used to joke that their closest rivals harboured such blind loyalty to …

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Steve Bruce: ‘The big disappointment is to lose in the way we did‘

• Mistake leads to loss in Bruce’s first game as Newcastle manager• ‘We’ve left ourselves open and got punished’It was a day Steve Bruce had dreamt about for decades but his first Premier League game in charge of Newcastle United ended in bitter disapp…

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Steve Bruce: ‘The big disappointment is to lose in the way we did‘

• Mistake leads to loss in Bruce’s first game as Newcastle manager• ‘We’ve left ourselves open and got punished’It was a day Steve Bruce had dreamt about for decades but his first Premier League game in charge of Newcastle United ended in bitter disapp…

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Steve Bruce sees wish come true but Newcastle’s spirits may wreak havoc | Jonathan Wilson

While the Magpies’ manager is a returning local hero, he is an underwhelming appointment that smacks of appeasementO nce upon a time, perhaps, many years ago when he was still a teenager living in Walker, east of the centre of Newcastle, Steve Bruce fo…

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Steve Bruce sees wish come true but Newcastle’s spirits may wreak havoc | Jonathan Wilson

While the Magpies’ manager is a returning local hero, he is an underwhelming appointment that smacks of appeasementO nce upon a time, perhaps, many years ago when he was still a teenager living in Walker, east of the centre of Newcastle, Steve Bruce fo…