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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

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 1, 2019 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #161

    “Wor Flags missing. It added something I suppose. Although I have to say it was all a bit stage managed and superficial”

    You obviously have a big shovel there posada. Keep digging let’s see how far down you want to go.

  • one fine day

    Sep 1, 2019 at 9:33 AM

    Comment #162

    Don’t see anyone here saying they hate nufc just Ashley’s version of it .
    But if you see it that way why log in ?

  • posada

    Sep 1, 2019 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #163

    Mentioned ticket sales earlier in the week.
    Said there was a block in the upper Gallowgate of a thousand or so not sold.
    Also, L7.

    The 40’s 60’s and 70’s not sold in other sectors add up I suppose.
    I was hoping for more than yesterday true.
    Not many away supporters has to be remembered.
    So, a shortfall of say 5-6K.

    Watford not the most exciting of opposition.
    We’ll see what happens when Man U Liverpool come calling.

    Those wanting us to fail and go down to 30K. Well you’re the same folks that have been laughing at our nearest other league club. Laughing at the empty seats and the glum faces.

    When you want your club to fail are you still a supporter ?

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 1, 2019 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #164

    There are quite a few fibs circulating here. That lots of posters want to see us relegated, to fail, go bankrupt, to lose every week. All this hysteria to prove bloggers, who don’t represent the real world, wrong. Hmmm.

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Sep 1, 2019 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #165


    If I wanted to see the club fail I’d buy a season ticket and watch it slowly die from the stands but I’m not a masochist.

  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Sep 1, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #166

    Posada you’re a decent wriggler. All that’s being pointed out is that we are unnaturally losing support, support we’ve had in the championship twice. You’ve unsuccessfully tried to push that it isn’t happening.

  • posada

    Sep 1, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #167

    #BoycottAshley ( OP)
    Sep 1, 2019 at 9:37 AM
    Comment #165

    If I wanted to see the club fail I’d buy a season ticket and watch it slowly die from the stands but I’m not a masochist.
    You have not been to a game for 8 years.
    When we had Demba Ba and Cisse, finnished 5th. You did not go.
    During Rafa’s 3 years you did not go.

    You’ve been waiting to shout boycott for nearly a decade.

    What’s the big change since last year.
    Rafa’s gone.
    He went for the money.
    The main person to benefit from Rafa was Ashley.
    A boycott three years ago might have got rid of him.
    Like Villa we might have been coming back with a new owner.

    Rafa secured for him a least 3 years of Prem money. 175M x 3.

  • Jib

    Sep 1, 2019 at 9:45 AM

    Comment #168

    Regards Krafth
    A 25 year old with 20 caps for Sweden and 2 season in SerieA for
    £5M is a no brainer.
    Manquillo is a good example of a good foreign full-back taking time
    to adjust to the PL.
    Funny thing is , a lot of posters who were giving Manquillo pelters this time
    last year , are now calling for him to be a starter.
    BobbyBee has it bang on , at times this blog is great but , sometimes it becomes
    an echo chamber for total negativity.
    A degree of negativity so intense you have to wonder at some posters true

  • posada

    Sep 1, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #169

    No. It’s a fact folks are drifting away.
    How do you look at it though.
    5K staying away can mean this and that.
    Well, you could say 44K are still going and make different conclusions.

    What’s making the difference.

    Rafa and take over disappointment is a big part right now.

    Longer term it’s the fact that it’s more of the same with no real hope of us competing with the top six.

  • posada

    Sep 1, 2019 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #170

    Oh and by the way.
    I was at the Leicester game and Watford.
    Did not see anyone from TMG giving out leaflets and trying to put their view to match going supporters.

    No sign of them in the real world.

    Just twitter and social media then as usual.

  • posada

    Sep 1, 2019 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #171

    Do you know what I got carried away.
    I thought we would have more at the match.
    I was looking forward to it.
    Wanted others to join me at the game.

    Wanted some who have left to come back.

    That’s because I am a supporter.
    Unlike many on here.

  • one fine day

    Sep 1, 2019 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #172

    Negativity ?
    Think it’s more just fans wanting / demanding more for nufc than what Ashley is prepared to sign off for us .
    The blog is about opinions …you don’t need to try and twist it that anyone who speaks up about how this once great institution is now rotten to the core is anti nufc .We know your thoughts/agenda already .
    Will now prepare to be called uneducated etc.

  • one fine day

    Sep 1, 2019 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #173

    They didn’t need to be there
    Fans are capable of making up their own minds and acting accordingly .

  • posada

    Sep 1, 2019 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #174

    one fine day
    Sep 1, 2019 at 10:06 AM
    Comment #173
    They didn’t need to be there
    Fans are capable of making up their own minds and acting accordingly .
    Point is they tell us plenty in the world of twitter and blogs.

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