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Newcastle Need To Find Answers Fast As They Trail 1-0 At Carrow Road



Norwich started on the front foot at Carrow Road and were all over Newcastle in the first half. They would fashion three excellent chances early on. The first required a terrific save at his near post from Martin Dubravka on a Todd Cantwell shot in the fifth minute.

A couple minutes later Pukki would collect a cross in the box but drag the shot wide of the post. He would get another chance a little later as Dubravka was again able to make a near-post save.

Newcastle would get some golden opportunities against the run of play. The first had Emil Krafth chest down a Ritchie pass in the box, but lacking composure, he fired the ball over the bar for a Norwich free-kick.

Martin Dubravka– keeping Newcastle in the game

Isaac Hayden was Newcastle’s brightest player, other than Dubravka, and made some tricky runs down the right.

He managed to put a couple of threatening crosses into the box, one of which Joelinton would head just wide. It was a chance he should have buried and could have changed the course of the game.

Newcastle just did not mark Norwich striker Teemu Pukki well at all, and it ended up costing them. He volleyed a weak clearance into the back of the net in the 32nd minute for the lone goal of the half. Martin Dubravka was able to get a hand on the shot but couldn’t to do much about it.

Newcastle have been completely dominated by Norwich who have enjoyed the bulk of possession and pulled all the strings.

There are only two attacking options on the bench for the Magpies in Sean Longstaff and Yoshinori Muto. Steve Bruce will have to find some answers at halftime or it’ll two opening losses for the boss.

Newcastle can still get back in this and salvage a result. They need to wrestle away some of Norwich’s control in the midfield and create more chances for the front two.


269 comments so far

  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #161

    Its all the worst elements of benitezs football without any of the good stuff.

    1
  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #162

    Krafth has showed how mediocre he is. At fault for 2 of our 3 goals conceded. More of our money wasted!

    3
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #163

    Mikes
    There won’t be any problem with the boycott now! Watching this will create suicides !

    2
  • Toon Tang

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #164

    Bruce to be handed an 8 year contract when the whistle blows.

    16
  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #165

    -134

    4
  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #166

    The sad truth is that whether you go to games and support the team…or you boycott…we are going down…Eitherways…

    Gambling on players untested in the league…manager not good enough…Not even sure what hes trying to do…Can barely watch the game…

    Maybe theyl get Pardew in aftr 10 games and ask us to get behind him…Or maybe thats always been the plan…Instead of Rafas replacement, get him in as our saviour…To reduce the animosity to him…

    1
  • nut meg

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #167

    Get ready for a lot more rankings… goals against column will go through the roof.. this is just the beginning of our worst nightmare!

    10
  • nut meg

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #168

    Tankings

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #169

    As I said yesterday, I’m going to be worried as long as Bruce is with us. This is just the beginning. Mikey and Lee will start the excuse campaign and then disappear very soon now.

    0
  • danishmag

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #170

    THE WORST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE.. SPORTS DIRECT FC!!!

    I said it before the season even started.. We will not get more than 25 points..
    We went from a Ferrari to a Fiat, trading Rafa for that fat twat, Bruce..
    He has no clue at all.. Hayden as the front midfielder of him, Ki and Shelvey.. Hayden is an excellent defensive midfielder, but going forward he is NOTHING. He GIVES NOTHING going forward. Instead Bruce puts Shelvey as the defensive one.. What the fcuk is he on?

    I made a bet with a couple of mates, before the season started, that we would reach no more than 25 points..
    After today we have ZERO from two games..
    Next three games we face Watford, Spurs and Liverpool.. How many points in those three you reckon? ZERO is my bet..

    And if you look at the next five games, i only see one game, where we might get points..

    So thats a maximum of 3 points after 10 games..

    BUT YOU LOT KEEP GOING TO GAMES… YOU LOT ARE DESTROYING THE CLUB TOGETHER WITH THE FAT FCUKING LIAR MIKE CASHLEY..

    WAKE THE HELL UP!!!

    33
  • geordiemark

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #171

    2 games in and the teams a nightmare, like i said last week the team was all over the place v arsenal and its the same again were relegated end off

    6
  • Markaccus

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #172

    C-dog

    Contact your bookies. They may pay out now.

    I only have a small bet, worth about 50 quid when we go down.

    1
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #173

    It’s the curse of Ashley! Every business he’s involved in at the moment is in trouble!
    Well he’d better start counting the parachute payments for next season cos this team is going down!

    11
  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #174

    Blue Line, NODA, ABC, LA, Deans I don’t care which of you takes to job but there’s a passenger well three actually who need collecting from Carrow Road, Norwich.

    Where to?
    As far away as facking possible

    5
  • ctommo

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #175

    Utterly horrible performance. Shocking

    3
  • ChicagoToon1

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #176

    Absolutely awful. Defense is trash. Midfield is trash. Forwards are trash. Hayden is the only one that wasn’t. I can’t think of anything positive from today that you could point to to build off of. Terrible

    5
  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #177

    All of this due to Jabbas ego

    16
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #178

    All the fight has gone from all player but 2. The organisation has gone. The discipline has gone. The leadership has gone. The energy has gone.

    We’ve got a £40m dud who doesn;t fancy it and are back to picking up lots of niggling injuries.

    The players cooing about Bruce’s training sessions is because they’re obviously much less structured and demanding than Rafa’s.

    A culture of casualness and lack of focus has been sown and it’s affected all but 1 or 2 of them already.

    Only chance we stay up is if Bruce is gone by game five, somebody new is brought in and Gayle/Carroll get fit and stay fit.

    Back the boycott.

    22
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #179

    Put up the For Sale signs. But he won’t get any takers now. There’s F all to sell!!!

    3
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #180

    Spurs , Liverpool , Leicester and Watford in our next couple of games we could be on the receiving end of a fair few pastings in that time!

    6
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #181

    We’re on the Highway to Hell lads…..

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #182

    My prediction for our league position is wrong! and I said 17th!

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #183

    Well I think it’s pretty safe to say we need Carroll fit asap.

    If Carroll is watching this Sh*te he’ll be injured until the end of the season.

    2
  • Markaccus

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #184

    We are sh1te. We have potentially decent players but not a manager who can get the best out of them. No flexability in the system.
    4 defenders on the bench ffs. No attacking midfielder in the 3 cms. Bruce is out dated and rigid. I don’t hate Bruce, I don’t even hold him completely responsible, but Ashley has assigned yet another person to a position beyond his capabilities.

    11
  • Moonraker15

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #185

    Would he take £200 million from the Sheik now?

    7
  • IrishRob

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #186

    Poor Hayden looks wrecked from running around all day but he still didnt give up the chase.

    5
  • geordiemark

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #187

    Moonraker15

    try bottom of the league and relegated by christmas

    0
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #188

    It’s a very sad state of affairs when we have so called supporters betting on their team – hoping they ‘ll go down and they’ll make money out of it. SAD SAD SAD.

    3
  • jazzyp

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #189

    I cant boycott lads cos I want to go to the first home game of the season ,And see the new lads that Mikey signed with his hard earned money make there debut.
    Another F@ck doll

    20
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #190

    Rafa will be swimming in a bed of Chinese money thinking thank god I didn’t sign up for another 3 years of this!!

    Cause its not that the fans would be blaming Rafa for losing Rondon , Perez and replacing them with substandard replacements which is what Ashley wanted to do when they wanted Rafa to lose control in his new contract!!

    9
  • AncientC

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #191

    Bruce could be a tactical genius but it means naught if he cannot get the players amped-up. The tempo just isn’t there… Norwich delivering an early season lesson in that regard, and Bruce should be thankful for the wake-up call.

    4
  • GeordieTwo

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #192

    Take a good look at what a decent striker can do to a disorganized defense Mr. Brucie. Pull your head oot now before it’s too late. Resign and save yourself further disgrace.

    3
  • c-dog

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #193

    Bruce you pig!

    2
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #194

    I bet theres a sale rumoured tomorrow

    7
  • c-dog

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #195

    AncientC

    What tempo would you expect with Ki and Shelvey as your engine?

    0
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #196

    Danishmag

    Hayden has been our best playmaker. He’s more than just a ballwinner. Has the ability to be box to box. Does good work in the right channel.

    Yes in a 3 he should perhaps be the protective DM though, because Shelvey is a chocolate fireguard and plainly cba, back to his worst.

    It’s immaterial anyway.

    The problems are sown on the training pitch and in the dressing room. The decline in commitment, focus and organisation is clear already.

    3
  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #197

    Pundit: “Steve why play Kraft instead of Manquillo ?”

    “Well it was like this. I thought i should give all the lads in the squad a run out to keep them happy”

    ” and how do you rate that decision against last weeks of making the ill judged substitution ?

    “well that was just unlucky”

    Pundit: ” ye gods”

    1
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #198

    Moonraker The Club has never been up for sale. Our only hope is he’ll be carted away to an Asylum for the Mentally Insane. Unless the Inland Revenue really do him over

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #199

    Yey we scored. Nice one Shelvey. Too little too late.

    1
  • geordiemark

    Aug 17, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #200

    #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    yeah and i bet its the sun yet again no doubt, wonder how much ashley pays them to sprout his bullshit

    1


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