Newcastle United fans’ patience with manager Steve Bruce appeared to hit breaking point tonight after the Toon Army’s shocking performance against Sheffield United.
And they have quickly found support from Villa fans as they laid into the former Birmingham boss after the Blades secured their first victory of the Premier League season.
Villa fans were quick to point out that the troubles the Toon Army are experiencing in terms of dour football was what they had to withstand during his time in B6.
We took to Twitter to see what Villa fans had to say.
Justin Holt: “I honestly feel your pain. We had to endure the same negative style of football under Bruce. Personally, I genuinely have no problem with Newcastle, it’s a proper club with great passionate support, who deserve much better.”
Will Adderley: “As a Villa fan, his teams only ever start to play in the second half. When he was at Villa we was out of so many games by HT.”
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Flip: “Certain parts of the media will not hear a bad word about him. The football in his last season at Villa was horrendous. Even after Smith won us promotion some of them tried to claim it was all down to Bruce.”
Jordan: “He has no plan A, let alone plan B. The immediate impact when Deano took over was a clear sign Bruce was holding our squad back in the championship.”
Mark: #avfc do you remember when the media were saying Villa fans don’t like Bruce because he managed Birmingham City I hope they watched that garbage his team served up tonight- we suffered that week after week.”