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Almiron A Delight To Work With But Missed A Couple Of Big Opportunities Says Bruce



Miguel Almiron had another frustrating day in front of goal. He’s getting into the right places but is lacking composure when afforded chances to score. Today he missed a few clear chances, and it must be starting to affect his confidence.

Steve Bruce gave an interview to Sky Sports after the draw this afternoon. He initially spoke about the team’s poor day in front goal:

“It was an unbelievable start for them and disappointing for us of course. It took a while, but I was delighted with the response. I thought in the second half if there was anybody going to win it, it was us. We’ve missed a couple of glorious chances, big chances.

“At this level, we say it so often, you’ve got to take them. Unfortunately, you don’t create many opportunities, and we created one or two great ones in the second half and didn’t take them.”

There were a few chances that the lads would like to have back today. They were straight through on goal a couple of times but were unable to beat Ben Foster who had an excellent game for Watford.

We are getting a little concerned with Miguel Almiron who is contributing, but still waiting for that elusive first goal.

This was Bruce’s response when specifically asked about Miguel Almiron’s missed chances:

“Miggy’s had a couple of big opportunities. We’re just hoping he can get one in and get off running. He gives so much so the team. Of course, the longer that hangs over him, you know not scoring, the more anxious everybody becomes.

“He’s a fabulous footballer, a delight to work with. He’s just had two big opportunities today, which hopefully when he takes one will give him the confidence to get more.”

Miguel needs to just take his foot off the gas sometimes, and be a little more cerebral in his play. While his pace is an integral part of his game and vital to Newcastle’s attack, his decision making is hurried at times.

That is particularly the case in the box where he seems to be frantic. He has a lot of ability, and his direct runs are frightening for the opposition. If he can find the right moments to collect himself, he will start adding assists and goals to his game.


174 comments so far

  • carltoon

    Aug 31, 2019 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #81

    Someone was saying the boxes aren’t full either

    1
  • toon22

    Aug 31, 2019 at 11:52 PM

    Comment #82

    lesh

    You can hear the fans have gone

    Whats left are tourists and freebies

    They will get sick once the fun ends

    9
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 31, 2019 at 11:53 PM

    Comment #83

    Frog @ 52, every manager needs time. SB is no bobby robson, but managers dont get sacked after a few games so cool your knickers. Im not hugely optimistic but we could click and aim for mid table. There are positive and negative signs

    1
  • toon22

    Aug 31, 2019 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #84

    You see all those empty season cant be hidden

    Lies dont work to cover reality

    Jabba can sit back and watch his actions leave him with a club thats going to cost him a fortune he wont be able to sell is its value will be gone

    5
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 31, 2019 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #85

    The empty seats were hugely evident I thought.

    4
  • toon22

    Aug 31, 2019 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #86

    Munster Mag

    Just like Rafa

    Whatever

    2
  • Genjikai

    Aug 31, 2019 at 11:55 PM

    Comment #87

    Toon22
    I understand what an empty ground on a televised game would do it would embarrass the premier league, ashley.
    It would show sd for what it is.
    It would show that fans have had enough, you cant hijack our clubs.
    It would go a long way to helping clubs like gateshead, coventry,blackpool, hartlepool,bury,bolton just to name a few.
    This is a time to make a stand.
    Change is coming, be part of it.

    15
  • lesh

    Aug 31, 2019 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #88

    toon22

    @76

    We live in hope but before Ashley’s held accountable, proven to be responsible, it’ll be the company that’ll take the hit in some form.

    SD does have a board and if anyone’s going to carry the can, it’ll be the Chairman, who’s responsible for governance, at the time of the maladministration. Can we hope that said person coughs up and points the finger at yer man? In any event, it won’t look good on Mikey boy.

    1
  • toon22

    Aug 31, 2019 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #89

    Just wait till we really start to struggle
    As every team the traitor has managed has always done

    Its inevitable

    Lets see what crowd his tat advert attracts
    Lets see what the PR has to say about reality

    We are off to be the next Leeds, if we are lucky

    5
  • toon22

    Aug 31, 2019 at 11:58 PM

    Comment #90

    Genjikai

    Exactly

    As if we dont there wont be anything left to save

    5
  • jane

    Aug 31, 2019 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #91

    the last 3 games have been better than the first 2. SB realised quickly Rafa had the team playing the best way.

    also tbf to SB he has adjusted Rafa’s system well to work without a like for like replacement for Perez.

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  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #92

    lesh

    Cant remember exactly but if Jabba dont appoint an auditor it leaves him in some very hot water regarding his ability to actually own companies iirc
    Would have to go back and look it up

    Suffice to say its going to be a very bad thing indeed for him it it happens

    5
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #93

    Jane

    Whatever

    We dont exist as a club anymore

    5
  • Goofy

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #94

    Love Almirons energy but feel a snapped hamstring’s inevitable, all the fast plaers are plagued with.
    A few more injuries and we are doomed, dare i say it’s all down the fat one not strengthening.
    The game today had to many loose balls, either team could’ve won it. Is it Pool next? The team no one wants to play. Sorry guys for the doom and gloom but our squad isn’t big enough Relegation battle here we come

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #95

    Frog, 86, you need to articulate yourself a little better, whatever you point

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  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #96

    Munster Mag

    Ok

    Jabba bad
    Club dont exist till hes gone

    People like you help him stay

    Clear enough ?

    13
  • jane

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:03 AM

    Comment #97

    “he wont be able to sell is its value will be gone”

    you are right there is a risk he won’t sell if we are in league 1 with small crowds.

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  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #98

    Goofy

    Said relegation battle is what Jabba aims for every season
    If we dont it means he has over spent

    3
  • carltoon

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #99

    Ooh, I hate match of the day all they concentrated was a supposed hand ball by Hayden in our goal!!! Plenty empty seats on show. If it had planned around it would have looked worse.

    4
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #100

    Jane

    I hope your boss ends up in prison

    7
  • carltoon

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #101

    If it had showed around the ground it would have looked worse.

    4
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #102

    carltoon

    The TV footage will show as little as possible
    It cheapens the global brand

    8
  • Genjikai

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #103

    Jane
    He will asset strip the club, take all he can.
    And then sell or worse we dont exist.
    People need to stop letting him use your loyalty for the club against you.
    Not turning up is not being disloyal to your club.
    Not buying merch is not being disloyal.
    It is not in the clubs interest these deals with sd.

    12
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #104

    How many people do you think will renew those 10 year tickets next time ?

    2
  • Trent1211

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:09 AM

    Comment #105

    Wonder what the real crowd v Arsenal would have been without all the giveaways? 44 after a hats off performance v Spurs. 40k? North of 20% boycotting? Not just a vocal Twitter minority is it despite what Posada and his fellow bury your head in the sand acolytes would have you believe. Ashley out.

    17
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #106

    Who do you htink he will pretend to sell us to next time ?

    Its going to be embarrassing

    Isnt it

    7
  • Trent1211

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:10 AM

    Comment #107

    Good question T22. So many seeing out what they’ve paid for.

    7
  • jane

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:11 AM

    Comment #108

    Genjikai do you mean if we are in league 1 with low crowds?

    0
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:12 AM

    Comment #109

    Trent1211

    As ive and many others have seen

    Regardless of views presents on either side here

    People are juts sick of it all , they have given up

    9
  • Genjikai

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #110

    Toon22
    And thats the worse thing dont give up on your club completely.
    Come fight against ashley.
    Join the magpie group, make a stand against ashley.

    10
  • Genjikai

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:16 AM

    Comment #111

    Carltoon
    Next home game will you take some pics of the crowd please and send the over to me?

    6
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #112

    Lets see who turns up in February
    If were struggling and need the fans to back the team

    The PR will go into overdrive but nobody will care

    5
  • Genjikai

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:19 AM

    Comment #113

    Toon22
    See how its still the fans fault, its never ashley fault, but always the fans fault.

    11
  • Genjikai

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #114

    Genjikai

    Aug 31, 2019 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #100

    As of yesterday 2pm there was 8473 tickets still available.
    There was 13264 tickets available when they went on sale.
    4791 have been sold since they went on sale.
    2215 have been sold since the arsenal game.
    It is saying the away section is sold out (4074) but may not be.

    Attendance for this game last year was 49157 and that was when we only had 3 points after 10 games.

    8
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #115

    Genjikai

    Like ive said for a while

    Its never Jabbas fault

    😉

    3
  • Trent1211

    Sep 1, 2019 at 12:38 AM

    Comment #116

    jane you either work for the club or you’re thick quoting stats around what a good attendance it was. It was 8k down, officially, and that’s before we get to season ticket holders not taking their seat. What are you trying to prove? Regardless of how big the attendance versus other clubs the only stat that matters is versus our previously routine 52k in recent times. It’s an astonishing drop proportionately and also illustrates the steps took by the club to undermine the boycott v Arsenal. I genuinely hope you are on the payroll as otherwise you’re a moron.

    14
  • captainmarvel

    Sep 1, 2019 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #117

    The rot has started, once this happens there is virtually no chance it can be stopped. Without major change happening it will only get worse from here on in. Boycott and apathy together will possibly see Ashley consider his position.
    The attendances will worsen, it’s happened before and it’s happening again.
    Sports Direct advertised alongside empty seats it’s not what fatty wants to see..

    6
  • toon22

    Sep 1, 2019 at 1:03 AM

    Comment #118

    Hiya KBA

    4
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Sep 1, 2019 at 1:07 AM

    Comment #119

    Almiron, no goals for us, no goals for Paraguay in more appearances, about 30 goals in around 190 games total, 22 of them in the MLS. Interestingly gets himself into plenty of positions to score though. If you are a forward, bottom line, you really do need to finish and assist at the end of the day, no matter the other qualities you may have. In a losing side, or battling side, he’ll soon lose his place on current form in the final third.

    4
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Sep 1, 2019 at 1:18 AM

    Comment #120

    Perez and Rondon’s form made up for it last term, and of course we had Rafa preparing the side, meaning we were more than the sum of our parts. It’s not the end of the world, but it is another indicator of how flawed we are as a club under Ashley. We’ve spent net 40 million plus on forwards, and still we are in a precarious place.

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