Steve Bruce has reportedly canceled the players day off tomorrow according to local reports.
Understand NUFC players have now been told to report for training tomorrow. Plan was Monday.
— Craig Hope (@CraigHope_DM) August 17, 2019
Craig Hope with the Daily Mail was the first to report the news, but now other outlets are saying the same. The Chronicle also have reported that the players held a team meeting on the flight back to Newcastle after the game.
This is not a shock and needs to be be done. The display against Norwich was unacceptable.
The players understandably have kept a bit quieter after this one but will be disappointed with their performances.
This is what Paul Dummett had to say as reported in the Chronicle report:
“Every one of us has got to look in the mirror and know it’s not good enough.”
We are at a loss for words after what we witnessed today and don’t want to harp on the negatives without more games to judge Bruce on.
Steve Bruce– will be judged on results
There is still hope that Steve Bruce can turn this around. The season is only two games in and a good result can change its course very quickly.
We will need to see a much-improved performance against a very good Tottenham side who got a draw at Manchester City today. This draw ended a streak of 15 straight wins in the league for the reigning Champions.
There is admittedly little for fans to be optimistic about at the moment. The football at Norwich was quite reminiscent of four years ago under McClaren. That was a team of mismatched pieces that McClaren just couldn’t figure out how to click into place.
We have to hope that Steve Bruce can construct a plan for this squad. It starts tomorrow as the players come in on their day off. They must make the most of their time on the training pitch to get themselves sorted for Tottenham.