“If you tolerate this…” – These Newcastle fans hotly debate where club’s priorities should lie

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A selection of Newcastle United supporters have taken to Twitter to debate whether or not their side should forget about competing in the cup competitions, in the hope of achieving better results in the Premier League under Steve Bruce.

The Magpies have taken two wins from a possible eight in the top-flight since Bruce filled the void in the dugout left by Rafael Benitez’s departure this summer, with both coming against two of last season’s top-six sides.

Victories over Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have only served to gloss over the cracks at St. James’ Park, however, as the Toon lost 3-1 at Norwich City with a shambolic defensive performance and were humiliated by Leicester City, when the Foxes ran out 5-0 victors.

Both wins to date succeeded the devastating defeats and Brendan Rodgers’ King Power Stadium natives eliminated Newcastle from this season’s Carabao Cup on penalties, as well, when the Magpies failed to convert their spot-kicks on home soil.

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United now only look set to compete for Premier League survival and the FA Cup this term, and a discussion has sparked online over whether one should be prioritised over the other.

Many fans are set in their thinking that the knockout competitions should be respected, though, and feel anything other than trying would be a sign of supporters and the club lowering expectations.

Here are some of the views shared…