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Newcastle Go Backwards As They Fall 3-1 At Carrow Road


The worst possible outcome for Steve Bruce has happened after a thrashing at the hands of newly-promoted Norwich City. Newcastle showed no fight and were dominated by superior side today. They could not do anything about Teemu Pukki whose movement was sublime, and finishing clinical. His hat-trick sunk the lowly Magpies 3 goals to 1 at Carrow Road.

Newcastle came out with an unchanged side after their poor first half showing at Carrow Road. They started out a little better in the opening ten minutes or so as they had more of the ball. However, their final delivery was very poor.

They forced Tim Krul into a couple of good saves but the tide started to turn again after a very poor delivery by Matt Ritchie led to a Norwich counter. Norwich would maintain possession through the subsequent passage of play.

Teemu Pukki would get a chance from just inside the box and put it away for a 2-0 lead in the 63rd minute.

Joelinton would come off for Yoshinori Muto after the goal, as he couldn’t shake off an earlier knock from a collision with Grant Hanley. It was a poor performance from Joelinton whose miss in the first half could have changed this game.

Newcastle would again fail to respond after conceding, and we saw no sense of urgency from the lads.

Ki would then come off for Sean Longstaff in the 75th minute after Newcastle had won a corner. Ki was also very poor today but this change would do nothing to help Newcastle’s cause.

They had no answer for the Finn Teemu Puuku. A pass from midfield split the Newcastle defense and a nicely worked move saw Pukki slide the ball past Dubravka just after Longstaff’s introduction. It was all over after that.

Steve Bruce– the Newcastle cauldron just go hotter

Jonjo Shelvey would get a late consolation goal but it was far too little too late.

We hoped to see improvement from Newcastle against Norwich, but we saw regression. This formation just does not work, and Bruce will have to work hard to figure something out.

However, these players lacked determination in what was a truly dismal performance. Two games in is not the time to panic, though there is much cause for concern after this display today.


73 comments so far

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #1

    No need to panic just yet. We’ve got another eight games of giving SmB a chance. 😐

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #2

    And you’re all not first.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Dinosaurs out

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  • c-dog

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Bruce Out!
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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Munster and Bills Son will be on soon to explain the teething troubles scenario, and how this is a much better more exciting winless run we are embarking on than the rusty old Benitez style ones.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #6

    Even if he’d won today, I’d not give him a chance. If he’d spent the last ten years playing nice cutting edge football I’d give him a full seasons chance.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #7

    Bruce out!

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #8

    I think Bruce should have stuck to last seasons 3421, at least then the players would know what they were supposed to do. Bruce could have just bigged them up and told them to remember what Rafa said.

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #9

    The picture of Bruce above this article speaks volumes
    It reminds me of The Scream

    Sheffield Wednesday was a port in storm compared to the Tsunami blowing up the Tyne

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  • Reilly

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Michael
    @Sandancer1977
    ·
    2m
    Rafa had them drilled and they all knew their roles. We looked compact and solid. It wasn’t exciting but we were well organised and always competitive.
    Today was a joke. We made Norwich look like Man City.

    Remember….

    “I don’t really do tactics”
    – Steve Bruce quote

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Ashely out now!

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  • SPRINGY

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Hopeless,toothless,spineless and clueless…a bunch of big time charlies showing up for a wage already look beaten and bruce looks like he doesn’t know what he’s doin,whoto play,where to play them and how to get the best out of them….ana its early in the season but this is what i feared,as i dont believe he can turn things around once we start spiralling….his management history shows this….want him to prove me wrong bit i just cant see it.

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #13

    “I don’t really do tactics”
    – Steve Bruce quote

    : ) !! Long season

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #14

    Just waiting for Lascalles to say ” we’re right behind the gaffa” ( with riot shields )

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  • ChicoUSA

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #15

    Is it just me or does Bruce have a little John Carver look about the eyes???!

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #16

    Irish Rob I’m not pinning any sort of hope on those wasters. I’m just being sarcastic and amazed that we did not pay them off and let them go on frees when the 25 man squad was announced. However can they really be any worse than what failed to turn up today?
    Reilly aren’t Norwich the new City then ?

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Going to re-examine the NUFC business model, Ashley? No, thought not.

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #18

    League position? Cups?

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  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #19

    Is Bruce involved with the England test cricket team ?
    11-2

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #20

    On a positive note, if Catchy only comes on after wins this season, we shouldn’t be seeing too much of him.

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  • Our Toon

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #21

    What a horrible performance that was, what is the point in 3cbs if they cant even look after 1 cf?

    Midfield trio are same of the same and front lads isolated, it wont get much easier next week with spurs away either.

    Have 4 at the back, 2 hold midfielders in Hayden Shelvey or longstaff. Play Almiron, Muto and ASM as 3 with Joelinton upfront against watford at home!!

    It was a shocking performance and utter schoolboy defending. This continues Bruce then we go down as that was awful in all aspects

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  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #22

    So much for this attacking football we was going to play, it was far more dire than any of Benitez football….and Benitez actualy got results…maybe all the clowns who used to moan about him will finally realise what magic he was working…they never could grasp why he had to set up so defensive…because we are crap

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  • RUNAWAY777

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Shit team shit players shit manger and ashleys had his pants pull down for Joelinton 40 million no way and our keeper is going backwards but guess all the mugs will ne inside sjp next week when will they wake up by the the bruce f..k off.

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  • jane

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #24

    “I think Bruce should have stuck to last seasons 3421, at least then the players would know what they were supposed to do.”

    exactly that would have been the sensible thing to do but Bruce has arrogantly done his thing.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Let’s face it Steve Bruce paid no attention to 48% of the fans. They said attack, attack attack but failed to realise that St Max was unavailable and injured. Anyhow, fancy us letting that swift moving Grant Hanley go . He had Joelinton in his pocket the whole game . Even put him off putting away that simple header

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #26

    That’s fair enough mate, but yes they are worse a whole lot worse. This team isn’t playing to their potential because of the ineptitude of our manager. There is no reason to suggest those 4 guys would play so great when everyone else is playing terrible.

    Plus they are not at a quality that could ever even be considered an answer.

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  • toon kk

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #27

    sack Bruce.com

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #28

    On the plus, I’d be top of Ed’s league if I got the points from week one. I just signed up a day or two too late.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #29

    This is McClaren II – with a worse squad.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:17 PM

    Comment #30

    I think Jane should be given the chance to manage this Club. She has a new found super- critical edge about her this season. She wouldn’t stand any messing!

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  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #31

    Should be Bruce’s team talk ‘Hey fellas, can you just go out there and do what Benitez used to tell you to do please’

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #32

    Whoever was whispering in Ashley’s ear that Rafa wasn’t doing that great a job with this group of players and they could replace him with someone on much less wages to do the same job needs shot!

    I think the players by the sounds of it started to believe they are better than they are and have turned up today expecting to stroll through the game!

    The premiership seems to be changing every season in terms of the quality and what’s expected and if you don’t have pace in the right areas you get exposed badly!! Unless Shelvey loses another stone or two he is done making a significant contribution at the top level there is not one midfielder in the league he can outrun so how is he supposed to be able to pass and move around the pitch? Its just not possible he would be better off moving to Italy etc

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  • Bladey

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Feel gutted for the away fans could not give a rats arse about the spineless home fans who shit on the boycotters
    Long may ASH and Bruce reign and grind you gutless sheep into the ground
    ASH IN WISE OR CARVER IN MUGS OUT

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #34

    Jane, Before today’s match I thought your change to DefCon Yellow was a bit premature, but I was wrong. I think it might be time to start dusting off your Red avatar.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #35

    Andy@andypeebs
    Replying to @ChronicleNUFC @MsiDouglas

    Under this regime, keeping #NUFC in the Premier League was only just about possible for a proven winner like Benitez. We’ve stripped the goals out of the team and handed tactics and coaching to a proven loser in Bruce. Your average fan can see this, why can’t those in charge?

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  • welshgeordie9

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #36

    We are going down.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #37

    Irish Rob you have convinced yourself and I was already of the same opinion. That’s why I would have pruned the wage bill and let them go on frees which is probably what they’ll have to do anyway unless they find a European or Scottish Club which will take them or else drop down two divisions.

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  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #38

    You cant replace Rafa with Bruce and try to convince the players and fans you want to improve and progress…

    Get behind Bruce for 10 games..till hes fired
    Then get behind Pardew…

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  • Mag :P

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Is anyone really surprised?

    Any man and his dog could have figured out that we were being overrun in midfield yet he just stood there watching without making a change.

    He’s clueless. Already hugely missing Rafa.

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  • Online Guy

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:24 PM

    Comment #40

    Martoon

    Final league placing ,18th
    Points total, 33
    League cup ,round 2
    FA cup , round 3
    Player of the season , Ki .
    Top goal scorer, Joelinton 8 .

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