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‘I am fuming’ – Darren Bent reacts to what he’s heard from Newcastle player

‘I am fuming’ is just one of the things said by Darren Bent as he reacts to what he’s heard from a certain Newcastle player.

The ex-footballer turned pundit has told talkSPORT on Tuesday morning that if he was the Magpies boss Steve Bruce then he would be angry with Callum Wilson’s comments about his club’s boss.

With the new Premier League campaign just around the corner, Wilson claimed that Graeme Jones is more ‘tactically aware’ than Steve Bruce, which has been quoted by the Chronicle.

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Darren Bent reacts to what he’s heard from Newcastle player

The 29 year old forward spoke out about Newcastle’s number two compared to the main man in the hot seat and it seems to have caused quite a reaction.

“I think Graeme Jones coming in as a coach (in January), definitely complemented the manager because he’s a little bit more tactically aware and up to date, whereas the manager has his different strengths and attributes,” Wilson revealed.

“When you see the results towards the back end of the season and the way we were in games, we had more of a style and philosophy. That will happen from the start of the season with a good coach around to help out the previous coaches.

“We’ll have a good season this year, definitely. I’m going to be on it, Allan is going to be on it — and I’ll be kicking him up the a*** to make sure he is! Jonjo (Shelvey), is almost fit now, Ryan Fraser is fit and getting games in, we’ve got Fabby (Fabian Schar), who is great on the ball and who just needs some more game time.

“You hear the outside stuff and people calling for the manager’s head, but sometimes change isn’t always a good thing. We just need to make sure we’re doing everything we can to start the season right.

“We’ve got a tough run-in so we don’t want to be letting it go down to the back end of the season, that’s for sure. If we can get as many points as we can on the board before Christmas, we’ll be in a good place.”

Bent has previously worked with Bruce at Sunderland, however now times are different, he has since shared his thoughts on what he was hearing from Wilson.

“Am I Steve Bruce in this and I have just heard that?” asked Bent. “Then I am fuming. You have got to be.

“Not only are you throwing shade on Steve Bruce’s management style, but you are basically saying it from the quotes that Steve Bruce wasn’t up to it until Graeme Jones got there.

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Wilson’s comments about Newcastle’s number two compared to the main man in the hot seat have sparked quite a reaction.

Former Premier League striker, Bent, who worked with Bruce at Sunderland, shared his thoughts on what he was hearing from Wilson.

“Am I Steve Bruce in this and I have just heard that?” asked Bent. “Then I am fuming. You have got to be.

“Not only are you throwing shade on Steve Bruce’s management style, but you are basically saying it from the quotes that Steve Bruce wasn’t up to it until Graeme Jones got there.

“But I used to talk to Eric Black a little bit more because he was a centre-forward as well. But I still wouldn’t come out and say ‘Eric Black is more tactically aware than Steve Bruce’.”

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Whilst Darren Bent reacts to what he’s heard from the Newcastle player, as reported by HITC, fans gave their reaction on it too…

@lee_hogan: I’m not Bruce’s biggest fan but hiring somebody to improve the coaching setup is a sign of strength rather than weakness.

@MarcSDuffy: That’ll be GJ banished to the stands again

@nufcaam: Hahahaha, he’s rinsed Bruce there.

@Funnyc16: Jones more tactically aware and current. Howe the best he has ever worked with. Bruce made him laugh.

@CDixon_NUFC_83: Can’t see Bruce and his coaches being happy at being called out of date by their own player. Basically suing the credit lies with graham Jones for the better performances.

@Brian_NUFC: As we all know Bruce is tactically inept. The jury is still out on Jones, he didn’t save our season., we have Willock to thank for that. #nufc

@CrierToon: A subtle condemnation of Bruce and his two coaches. He won’t be happy that his main player has effectively called him what we all know what he is, a dinosaur.

@KierenW6: Honestly Bruce should just go he’s pointless when we have Jones here

@ISimpson73: Bruce will not like this!!!

@faaaaantastic: “Difference strengths and attributes”…like being grateful for a job he shouldn’t have been anywhere near

@olliemaxwell14: He’s basically said Bruce is shit… my number 9

@msnufc: In other words jones picks the manages the team.

@alloutgungho: In other words Bruce hasn’t got a fookin clue until Jones arrived

@big_twiggy: Hahaha wow, what a fucking dig lad

@mpcooke1: Just give Jones the job and get rid of cabbage heid. He doesn’t serve any useful purpose apart from spouting verbal diarrhoea

@steves5uk: Oof take that Steve Bruce

@MarkHarrison23: An incredible quote really calling your manager tactically naive and a dinosaur

@JackCun96: No surprise to see this. Jones made an instant impact last season. He was a breath of fresh air and played a huge part in keeping Newcastle in the Premier League. Clearly someone who the players rate as well. #NUFC

@JulioGeordio80: Rinsed

@NUFC_Bristol_: Just give him the job and get rid of the stale cabbage!

@S1ngh32: Wilson has absolutely nailed Steve Bruce here lol.

@nufctom_: That’s Wilson dropped for Gayle for the season then

@Bengn87: Bruce will be fuming

@LFCSteAl: Without saying Bruce is hopeless could Callum Wilson have been any more cutting?

@JonahB90: Callum Wilson confirming what we all know, Bruce and his coaches are absolutely shit.

@davidikon76: If Wilson thinks this the whole squad must think the same, Bruce doesn’t do tactics he’s not a good man manager he fought with four senior pros last season insulted the fans, a better question what is he good at nobody knows yet Ashley has given his a rolling contract #NUFC

@Biggies_MaIIs: Rather than being tactically and up to date, Steve Bruce has “different strengths and attributes”. He makes a mean egg & cress sandwich and can fart on command.

@Evanfbird: Absolutely insane how seemingly everyone in and around the club KNOWS how tactically inept Bruce is, and he needed an assistant to come in and essentially do his job for him, the players now publicly admitting his lack of managerial and tactical ability, YET HE STILL HAS A JOB

@Peglegmacgreg: Wilson Throwing Bruce under the bus, you love to see it

@JamesHunt07: Jesus, this is actually a pretty damning and brutal view on Steve Bruce from Callum Wilson 😳. Graeme Jones kept us up last season and right now with Wilson and ASM, the only thing about our club worth boasting about 😂 #NUFC

@klwilson88: Steve Bruce will be spitting his sugerpuffs out this morning 😂😂😂😂 #nufc

@twiggyiera: He’s bang on as well. Goooooarrrnnnnn Jonesy

@Doomlordster: ‘Tactically aware and up to date’ Oh dear Brucey, outed by one of his own players. The question is what do the other two ‘coaches’ do apart from put out the cones?

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