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Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In 3-1 Defeat At Norwich City


There were not many performances in today’s 3-1 defeat at the hands of Norwich that could be classified as acceptable let alone good. The Magpies lacked determination and fight. In a second straight game, they failed to respond when conceding.

We thought Martin Dubravka did well to keep us in the game with some excellent saves in the first half. Isaac Hayden was also a stand-out for us though we just don’t understand where he was supposed to be playing.

Two golden chances by Krafth and Joelinton could have changed Newcastle’s fortunes but both lacked the composure to get their shots on target. The pre-season murmurs of where the goals were going to come from will be like sirens now.

Emil Krafth– showed some promise but had a tough debut

This formation is all wrong. The wing-backs are far too deep and the front-two are on an island unto themselves. Shelvey and Ki in the midfield failed to have any impact. We can even think of a successful tackle between the two.

Steve Bruce has his work cut out for him but he also needs to let the players know that this performance was unacceptable. It’s on to Tottenham next week in another tough away fixture. Maybe we can nick a result away at Spurs to get this turned around.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In 3-1 Defeat At Norwich City

  • Isaac Hayden (42%, 326 )
  • Martin Dubravka (20%, 155 )
  • Jonjo Shelvey (9%, 72 )
  • Emil Krafth (7%, 55 )
  • Sean Longstaff (6%, 46 )
  • Matt Ritchie (5%, 35 )
  • Miguel Almiron (3%, 24 )
  • Fabian Schar (3%, 21 )
  • Joelinton (2%, 13 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (1%, 8 )
  • Paul Dummett (1%, 8 )
  • Ki Sung-Yueng (1%, 8 )
  • Yoshinori Muto (1%, 6 )

Total Voters: 777

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62 comments so far

  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #1

    We fought to stay up with a below average squad and a world class manager. Now we have a below average squad and an even worse manager. We’re going to see plenty more embarrassing results in the future.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #2

    Mike Ashley@MoneyMikeAshley

    Steve giving the players a deserved day off tomorrow.

    #nufc

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Rafa’s great gift was getting the sum of the parts from very average players.

    Bruce always says he doesn’t want to make excuses then promptly launches into a load.

    Has Steve ” I don’t do tactics” Bruce already lost the dressing room or did he ever have them in the fist place.

    We had players coached by a genius, now been overseen by a complete non-entity.

    The club is shockingly unprofessional from top to bottom.

    It’s almost as if Charnley picked the least popular person they could think of when they appointed Bruce and backed him with some really flakey over priced players.

    I guess the key is how do you make someone become a willing seller…..BOYCOTT NOW.

    Catchy, munster, Bills and bruce don’t you feel any shame at all for your continued defense of the indefensible in Ashley and Bruce.

    15
  • NUFCmagpie

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Steve Bruce is the new Steve McClaren… This is going to be an atrocious season

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Not sure why everyone is moaning. We (most of us) knew this coming the moment Bruce was appointed. Be happy he at least had a CM on the bench today, that’s progress.

    5
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #6

    The worst thing is our only attacking play seems to come from a Richie cross and even then we only have 1 body in the box to make the most of any decent one he puts in!

    Missing Perez big time all those fans who were booing him and giving him abuse despite him giving 100% every week made him want to leave more than anything!!

    10
  • geordie157

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #7

    I really like the football Norwich play, if only we could play some attacking exciting football again.

    Bruce certainly needs to get his formation right, shambles today.

    1
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #8

    Can’t Bruce watch winning teams and see what they’re doing on the pitch? I know we don’t have the quality of the players compared to the likes of Man City and Liverpool, but just look at how they play. Look at their tactics. What they do when they don’t have the ball. What they do when they do have it. How they adapt their formation depending on the opposition.

    Bruce seems to set up his team with no idea of what his players are doing, and the players are then clueless, and we look totally lost from front to back. Sigh.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #9

    Sack traitor Bruce (take jibs with you) and bring in a decent manager, hell, bring in Monk!

    At least he is known for tactic styles ffs!

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #10

    The great thing about the losses is it will make the foolsveho go to matchescstsy away. We could have an inadvertent boycott after another few weeks of this muck.

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Spurs next match lol

    How many sheeps this time I wonder!?

    2
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #12

    Who was best player…really? Must be joke…

    3
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Thanks all who didnt boycott Arsenal, thanks! How you couldnt see this how….what are you eating there??

    2
  • IrishRob

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #14

    Wow sorry about the last message. That makes zero sense.

    2
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Before the game Soccer Saturday done a feature on Norwich’s manager and all of the staff and how its all organised and they just looked light years in terms of professionalism compared to us they had performance managers , player Liasons etc all these little things that give you an advantage! Family orientated club where the fans are important with clear paths to the first team and also play great football!!

    The best thing is for us to be relegated and then Ashley leave to then let someone with a little vision and desire to run us properly!

    2
  • Sports Direct FC

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Bruce needs the sack now. Could I be overreacting? possibly. But how long can you let it go? Christmas, January? McClaren was kept on too long and we were relegated because of it.

    2
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #17

    Toon 22 – 0 Ashley

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #18

    So Munster’s relentless but exceedingly brave criticism of our former manager and his approach now seems a little bit misplaced, no sheet Sherlock. Luckily with some of the clever moves in training Brucey has been given credit for and the players right behind him we should be able to attack on the front foot when we visit the new White Heart Lane next Sunday, it’s going to be a canny day out, shame I’ve got to spend 90 minutes of it at a football match.
    As for catchy, can he ever be taken seriously, if he ever was, again on this forum.

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  • posada

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #19

    Bruce looked dreadful in his post match interview.

    Shelvey. Rafa knew he does not have a position in the modern game. As Bob Paisley said of Glen Hoddle, Rolls Royce Engine, VW Beetle engine. Don’t get me wrong he’s tried and he will be a fit lad, but just does not have it I’m afraid.

    You can pick a team where others compensate for his shortcomings. Or you could years ago.
    Now ?

    4
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #20

    ….this is fking nightmare, no no no…first sheikh buying….then Rafa left…then Rondon, Perez…Bruce came…whatta f…makes me very hard do stand….f`!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Is Bruce the worst appointment in premier league history? Charnley or whoever chose him should resign in shame.

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  • Reilly

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #22

    We have gone from a team that’s hard to beat to a team that look’s like they’ve never played together before.That’s on the nugget that.

    10
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #23

    Sports Direct FC,
    They can’t sack, there’s not a person in their right mind who’d take the job. Maybe now the transfer business is done and they know what they’ve got they might persuade a firefighter to come in for around 6M plus a hefty bonus, mmm I wonder who would have done that.

    20
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #24

    Yes he is

    0
  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #25

    Look..Ashley isn’t going away..that’s a given now..even if fans force him out..we’re not at all sure if the next owner is gonna be any better or not..some of the interested parties didn’t have enough money for buying the club never mind the playes thereafter..no wealthy people are interested in buying Newcastle..they might have better opportunities elsewhere..what to do in this dire situation? force ashley for simple decisions that he should take..for instance..attend games with bruce out banners..thats the only thing fans can do in cureent situation..if he stays we’re relegated.

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #26

    …but this all because our owner that….

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #27

    People saying Rafa’s play was boring? He kept it tight at the back to prevent exactly what we saw today? How many games did we concede three goals last season? Bruce manages it after only two games. Do all the people who are glad to see Rafa gone think we’ll get a result against Man City this season with Bruce in charge?

    Rafa is gone, I know, but I’m able to recognise what we did for us and how smart he was. Rafa won’t come back, but Bruce has to go. I was willing to give the bloke a chance but two games in and it’s blatantly obvious that he’s out of his depth. We need someone with a solid footballing brain to turn things around. Bloody hell, I’d take Wenger at this point.

    17
  • posada

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Rolls Royce player VW Engine even.

    2
  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #29

    btw joelinton=1/4 * rondon at best.

    3
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #30

    Next owner can be anyone…Ashley out now, out really go f out now!!!!!

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #31

    Rotunda all I said was to give the man a chance. We are giving him a chance and its not looking good at all. I never had high expectations and they are lower now.

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  • Laurent Robert The Legend

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #32

    Rafa was boring to watch but was organized. however we need a forward thinking manager..enough is enough. get in Eddie Howie..aye m dreaming..

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    Aug 17, 2019 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #33

    Anybody looking forward to match of the day.

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #34

    -133

    2
  • NezzaNUFC

    Aug 17, 2019 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #35

    We have attacking players who are being used to defend in a 352 formation lol

    3 at the back who came handle 1 striker lol

    Sheeps attending games, who fu**ing cares that you shout Ashley out, hes not even at the game lol

    3
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Aug 17, 2019 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #36

    I dont care about match of the day, i just want Ashley away

    2
  • Sports Direct FC

    Aug 17, 2019 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #37

    Jail

    Someone would take it. I haven’t a clue as to who but come Christmas we will be dead set for relegation unless a miracle happens

    2
  • Online Guy

    Aug 17, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #38

    Bruce was just itching to say it was hot and sunny.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Aug 17, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #39

    Dread MOTD as smirker Lineaker will be grinning like a lemon is stuck in his gob.
    Bruce’s interview will make you want to smash the TV

    No hiding place for Carver, Ashley or Bruce.
    They all need to resign but not one man enough to do that.
    And don’t give me that we just need some time crap….the clock stopped a long time ago

    1
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Aug 17, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #40

    We need to force Bruce out. He’s the immediate danger. None of this its not his fault he’s sh** attitude. Pelt him with cabbages until he goes back to the lower leagues.

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