Newcastle manager Alan Pardew has been handed a seven-match suspension for his headbutt on Hull defender David Meyler
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Hull manager Steve Bruce believes the club are a "different animal" since the arrival of Nikica Jelavic and Shane Long.
– Hull manager Steve Bruce
I'd love to say it's all in the training but they're two very good players playing together.
There's a lot said about coaching but a good player is a good player and in management the more of them you've got the easier it becomes.
They came in at just the right time and all of a sudden we're a different animal up front.
That's no disrespect to what we had before but at the end of the day they're two £6m players and you'd expect that. We're delighted we've got them and I think they're a terrific partnership.
That's what you invest in, they give you that little something you'd didn't have before.