Newcastle’s failure to retain the services of manager Rafael Benitez over the summer sparked uproar on Tyneside and Steve Bruce’s appointment as his replacement did little to dispel the fury.
Steve Bruce has challenged Newcastle to head into the international break with 15 points in the bank to prepare themselves for a gruelling December.
Steve Bruce found himself firmly in the firing line after Newcastle’s humiliating 5-0 Premier League capitulation at Leicester on Sunday.
Steve Bruce waded into a morass when he agreed to take on the sizeable task of filling Rafael Benitez’s shoes at Newcastle.
Steve Bruce will use his Geordie grit to battle through the storm into which he has been thrust after accepting the hotseat at Newcastle.
Steve Bruce will head for former club Norwich on Saturday desperate for a win to kick-start Newcastle’s season after a summer of discontent on Tyneside.
Louis van Gaal hit back at West Ham manager Sam Allardyce for calling his team “Long-ball United” on Tuesday.