Steve Bruce Tells Sunderland Fans That Football Is Even Bigger Than Newcastle
SUNDERLAND are floundering in the Premier League. A spirited performance against Arsenal resulted in no points. Sunderland’s misery is compounded by Newcastle United’s promising start to the season. What effect is this having on the team’s boss Steve Bruce?
“As long as I am the Sunderland manager, the one thing I want to do is finish above them [Newcastle], and I am sure Alan Pardew is the same” – August 2011
“Is it just to be judged on finishing above Newcastle? Well, I’m sorry. There’s a bigger picture than that. Unfortunately – if we keep thinking that way, then whoever is manager here – or at Newcastle – they will find the same difficulties” – October 2011
Such are the facts.