We’ll NEVER be boring ...it’s not in Toon DNA
BOSS BRUCE HITS BACK AT DYER JIBE
STEVE BRUCE has hit back at old boy Kieron Dyer, insisting that Newcastle “will never be boring”.
The United boss is battling to turn the Geordies into a side which can up the entertainment levels while not handing too many chances to the opposition.
Former England midfielder Dyer, who helped fire Newcastle to the Champions League in his day, summed up the drudgery of being a Toon fan whi le watching their 1-1 draw with Wolves last weekend.
Dyer ( right) said: “Steve Bruce has done a good job but I am bored watching Newcastle.
“They’re boring, grinding out results. Newcastle were ‘ the entertainers’. Let’s get some excitement back. “Newcastle have been boring for the last five years. They are going to have to have a go. It could go horribly wrong, but let’s have a go and score some goals.”
Bruce (above) replied to Dyer yesterday: “We will never be a boring club. Never be boring. It is not the DNA here.
“Kieron is entitled to his opinion. I have only been here 15 months so, of the five years he’s talking about, the three-and-ahalf before me gives me a bit of solace – they had one of the best managers in the world here in
“So I will live with
Kieron’s assessment, but I don’t agree. We’d all love that – the goals, cup challenges, top seven or eight. At this moment we are not in that position. That is what we strive for.”
Bruce said excitement levels would have returned had the summer’s Saudi Arabia-funded takeover not fallen through.
He added: “Look at Everton the last four or five years, what they have invested, what they have done in terms of managers, the turnover of managers, the people who haven’t been able to cut it there. Then all of a sudden Carlo Ancelotti comes, two or three new players and that is what it takes.
“Unfortunately we are not there at the moment. We are where we are. That is the reality. Most people accept that.
“That is why I think the takeover from last summer, if it had happened it might have taken us to the next level. My job is, inch by inch, to keep us trying to improve.
“We would love to be ‘the entertainers’ again but it’s just not possible, so we have to get that balance right. “We’ve got to try and find that balance. I make no excuse for the way we went about our work at Wolves to get a point after the disappointing result the week before.
“We have to be that way because if we’re not then we will get beat. My job is to make sure we get a result and stay in the Premier League.”