Date: 13th January 2021 at 7:00pm
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Following last night’s dire performance at Sheffield , plenty of discussion in regards to Steve Bruce’s future has emerged once again. 

Indeed, the manager has rarely proven popular amongst swathes of the support since arriving in 2019 and, with things looking bleak, fans have been calling for his head.

Still, answering a fan’s question on , The Sun’s has put the current managerial situation into a rather useful analogy.

What’s the story?

When asked whether or not Bruce was on ‘thin ice’ at James’ Park, Nixon described a situation plenty of supporters may fear.

Owner has proven previously proven reluctant to sack managers, with the most extreme example coming during ’s reign in 2016, when a change was not made until March of that season. If Bruce was under pressure, it’d surely be difficult not to sack him after a game described as an ‘insult to the club crest’.

As it stands, Newcastle are clear of the relegation zone even despite being without a win in eight, and Bruce himself admitted his remit was to keep the club in the .

The Verdict

A hugely frustrating situation for supporters but everything we’ve seen from Ashley would suggest a change is far from imminent.

The likes of Andrew Musgrove and Luke Edwards have also spoken of Ashley’s thoughts on Bruce and how difficult it is to imagine him leaving anytime soon even considering the miserable run of form the team have endured.

Sadly, it may just go on longer.