The Mirror’s John Cross has a piece detailing how Paul Dummett has come to the defence of his unloved manager or rather Head Coach – click here – Dummett is reported to have cracked pithily on his social media account “Warm up was good.” – widely interpreted as a riposte to the media last week who it’s considered bent his remarks out of shape regarding the pre-match preparation at Carrow Road when the Geordie defender referred to the mentality not being right. 

Dummett went on: 

“We had something to prove. It was not good enough last week. We have talked about it and knew we had to change it. We know we have to work together and we have done that. It’s a credit to everyone involved. If you switch off and wake one mistake that could lead to you losing. We have had to put in a lot of work, it was very tough. Being a club like Newcastle, you always have that pressure but we have a good bunch of players and we will always work hard to get the performances and the points”. 

Fabian Schar has also commented: 

“It’s unbelievable. To win away against Spurs is fantastic. It was a great job from all the guys. I think it was very important to get that better feeling for the rest of the season. We know the first two games weren’t successful but now we have an important win away. It’s good for our confidence and I’m really happy.”

Meanwhile Bruce has let on that he contacted his previous manager, Alex Ferguson, who some of you may remember from his days coaching Aberdeen and another mob in the North West, currently the second best team in their own city. Ferguson reportedly advised Bruce to: 

“keep his head down and get on with it”

Who could fail after such genius advice? 

There’s a good piece in The Telegraph from JJ Bull detailing how Bruce set the team up tactically at Tottenham – click here – decent piece of intelligent writing. 

In other news Yohan Cabaye is joining his previous United team-mate Mathieu Debuchy at St Etienne after being without a club since Al Nasr in the Middle East in January – click here – for the story in The Mail