Responding to a tweet from account Rafa Facts, some Newcastle United fans have pledged their support to Steve Bruce following their latest Premier League victory over Crystal Palace at St. James’ Park – with fans pleading to move on from former favourite Rafael Benitez.
The appointment prompted mostly negative responses at the time, but after guiding the Magpies to a steady ninth in the table by Christmas, some supporters have come out in support of Bruce following a few impressive results.
However, seemingly still feeling the brunt of Benitez’ exit, Twitter account Rafa Facts uploaded a few statistics that were intended to highlight the negatives of Bruce’s tenure so far.
In response, some Newcastle fans pleaded their case for the manager – here’s what they had to say.
Absolute energy drain , stop crying about Rafa , he popped off for £12m
— Mikey Thompson (@mikeytee31) December 23, 2019
We were all gutted when he went, and would love him to still be at the club. But change the record mate, it’s really boring. Rafa won’t come back, the quicker you accept that the better it’ll be for your sanity. What are you going to be like when Rafa get another PL job?
— Craig (@craig_clare) December 23, 2019
Stats don’t win points, rafas gone, Sir Bobby’s gone, keegans gone, hopefully one day Ashley will be gone, it is what it is, but still the negativity continues, we All want to win a trophy, do a Liverpool or Man city, but Bruce is the manager and we are 9th, that’s the reality
— Anthony seaward (@seawardaj) December 23, 2019
Rafa is gone move on. Performances average, results good so far. Bruce can only do so much. Lack of quality is due to lack of investment
— Keegan Taylor (@Keegantaylor96) December 23, 2019
9th in the league though; who’d have thought that after the Leicester debacle
— David Ashley (@dayveea1) December 23, 2019
As they say football isn’t played on paper.
Bruce making a mockery of stats.
Best stat to look at is 25 points and 9th in the table.
— Pauly (@maxii30) December 24, 2019
What about numbers of points and position in PL. Ashley out but get behind Bruce.
— Paul Garfoot (@Garf0412) December 23, 2019
Bruce is doing a great job and he appreciates all the support. 👍🏽 ⚫️⚪️
— James Scurfield (@JamesScurf) December 24, 2019
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