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Aston Villa: Fans hope Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce gets a good reception

Aston Villa: Fans hope Newcastle United boss Steve Bruce gets a good reception

While Newcastle United and Aston Villa may not be the most obvious rivals in the world given the distance between St. James’ and Villa Park, there is an element of real needle when the two meet. 

Indeed, two of English football’s historic powerhouses, the Magpies were relegated in the Midlands back in 2009 while under the stewardship of Alan Shearer in front of a home crowd who’d made banners to revel in the visitors’ absolute misery.

So, any meeting between the two is big enough but tonight’s trip to the scene of 2009’s crime gets even more dramatic when you consider what’s in store for Steve Bruce. It’s fair to say Rafa Benitez’s replacement on Tyneside wasn’t an overly popular choice upon his arrival over the course of the summer and that kind of ill-will towards him was also evident during his time in charge of those clad in claret and blue.

An ex-Birmingham boss obviously, Bruce infamously had a cabbage thrown at him during a difficult spell for the team in the Championship last year prior to his sacking and the 58-year-old described it as one of the most unsavoury moments of his career.

Still, despite that ugly event last year, some Villa fans online have actually been hoping Bruce gets a good reception tonight.

https://twitter.com/stix2895/status/1198954357821186048

What sort of reception should he get? Join the discussion by commenting below… 

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