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Newcastle Down To Ten Men As They Trail 1-0 At The Half


Well, it’s gone from bad to worse as Isaac Hayden was given a straight red for a tackle on Dennis Praet. He won the ball but caught Praet high, and the Belgian was lucky to be able to continue. Hayden will likely miss the next few games and had been our most consistent player this season.

Newcastle started off much brighter against Leicester City as they lined up in a 4-4-1-1 with Muto playing behind Joelinton. They still didn’t see too much of the ball but were much better at closing Leicester down in the first fifteen minutes.

However, it was too easy for Leicester City in the 15th minute as they broke the deadlock. Ricardo Pereira picked up the ball near the halfway line. He was allowed to run forward unopposed, and his subsequent low shot beat Dubravka in the far corner. It was far too lackadaisical from the lads.

After the goal, Leicester tried to push for a quick second, but Newcastle held out. However, Leicester were comfortably in control of the game after the goal. Newcastle continued to see too little of the ball and were wasteful when they did.

In the 42nd minute came the Hayden red card. Bruce was forced to take off Yoshinori Muto and bring on Ki. It’s a shame for Muto as he was giving it his all on the pitch.

Even before going down to ten men, Newcastle lacked anything in the final third. They had a few half-chances but didn’t get a shot on target.

The lads have failed to react after conceding, and that is unacceptable. The only positive is that at just 1-0 down, they still have a slim chance to salvage something. They will have to raise their levels drastically to do that.


264 comments so far

  • West Lancs Geordie

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:32 PM

    Comment #1

    We’re stuffed with this clown in charge. Ashlie if that nutter is prepared to give you £300 M for this heap o’crap then snap his hand off.
    Not worth anywhere near that.
    Do the right thing Bruce and throw the towel in – you have no idea what you are doing.The Club is a disgrace.

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  • toon22

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:33 PM

    Comment #2

    When do you think RM will swoop in and take the traitor as their new manager?

    4
  • TomaKaThor

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Typical seing all the same fans who couldn’t get out of Longstaffs arse a few months ago turning on him ha, the same people who where crying to spend £30 million on Kenedy then wanting him to be sent back to Chelsea..short sighted fans……but yes I would of took £30 million for Longstaff in the summer because I never got carried away with him..

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  • bill

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #4

    RM Royal Mail are looking for posties!

    1
  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #5

    What a disaster of a first half! Gifted them the goal as we let Ricardo run straight at goal unchallenged! Then when we could go into the break at 1-0 down we get a straight red! We’re down and out after the first half. On a day when Muto or maybe Saint-Maximin and Carroll could go and show their skills. What a waste of time longing for this day to come, only to witness this shit.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #6

    This shower lack direction and leadership. Can’t do the basics like pass ball, look for space, close down and now tackle. Everyone backed off for the goal when their full back ran from the halfway line.
    I’ve switched it off can’t watch anymore of this rubbish!

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #7

    RM

    Rochdale Miners are looking for a manager.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Catchy,
    sports direct, you must be very new on here

    Yeah only been here since 2011. You were on here after every poor decision trashing Rafa. Unfortunately, for you, we did well at the end of the season 2 years ago, you disappeared. Same last season, you only came on and bashed Rafa after a poor result and never praised him we hit above our weight.

    You called for him to be sacked consistently. Yet here we are with Bruce and you are happy as can be, like Munster you say we play bad but lay no blame at Bruce’s feet. You are exactly what I said, a hypocrite.

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  • JohnReese

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #9

    The problem is now if by some miracle we did get rid of Bruce. Regardless of who you bring in the team is so thoroughly demotivated, they have so little hope of actually turning it. You see it all the time.

    3
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #10

    Almiron cannot pass for the life of him.

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  • lukes26

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #11

    just realized yedlin’s on the bench …krafth hasnt been absymal this game…but newcastle desperately need his athleticism. too many players without pace in the side

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Right does this team have the bottle and desire to stick in here and not get pounded?

    Can we all just now stop going on about Rafa in a positive or a negative way and let’s focus on what we are dealing with NOW!?!?

    The main problem we seem to have is playing the 2 in the middle for me every other team seems to have 3 so there is always someone there to receive a pass out of trouble but we don’t have the quality midfielders or a no 10 available… what a mess

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  • bill

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #13

    Problem is Thor the football team wouldn’t have got the £30M.

    2
  • Sports Direct FC

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #14

    Sheik,

    previous. Never said it wasn’t a foul. Said “not sure” it was a red and gave my reason. Foul, yes. Yellow, yes. Red, seen numerous replays and still not sure.

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  • Bambams

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #15

    Repost

    JohnReese

    Totally agree.

    Is it down to just Bruce, have the players given up, they will know themselves Bruce is not as good as Rafa.

    We just seem rudderless, we love this club – bloody hell I get grief whilst on holiday when I have to get my daily fix of ‘on the blog’…….But how much more crap have we got to put up with.

    I genuinely believe ( brace yourself Bambam) that Ash did expect to sell during the closed season, he did not have a care in the world and it would no longer be his problem – but it didn’t happen and Bruce is a panic signing !

    We lost a manager who gave us hope, we have a manager now who is just not up to the job.

    The biggest problem is the players know this.

    In my opinion

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #16

    We still don’t know how to keep the ball. I am so sick of watching us chase shadows!

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  • TomaKaThor

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #17

    Linton is wishing he never came here, and I can’t blame him…nothing but scraps constantly and asked to play a role he isn’t known for

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #18

    Anyway not to worry a very poor Man U up next and no one to play in midfield.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #19

    True bill

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  • manxpie

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #20

    4looks like Carroll might be coming on early

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  • GeordieTwo

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #21

    I think we reserve our best play for the warm up. As for the first half. A shocking lack of tactics and a red. What next Mr. Brucie?

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #22

    What’s more annoying than this loss is everyone still calling Joelinton, Joe Ellington. Wtf like

    1
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #23

    Spot on Bambams. This once great club is sadly a gonna. RIP NUFC!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #24

    We’ve already tried 3 in CM this season and that didn’t work either. This is deeper than formation, although the amount we’ve already used indicates Bruce and his coaching staff still have no idea of which system they want to or can play.

    Scrambling around trying to find the basis of an identity. Right now there is none and nothing we appear to be working on. Just a degradation of the strengths we’d built up the past few years.

    3
  • toon22

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #25

    We look like a team that’s accepted relegation is inevitable

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #26

    Feel sorry for Longstaff as well getting rushed back after every little niggle so never gets 100% fit and now the pressure of the 50 million price tag as well as being the homegrown player with a Diddy as a manager now!!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #27

    Take Longstaff off! He’s been terrible today. What the hell has happened to him? Not the same player since he got injured.

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  • toon22

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #28

    Is Joe even a striker?

    1
  • Bambams

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #29

    West Lancs

    Johnreese is spot on, we have seen kids play better tatics/formation/set plays than us.

    Bloody hell how easy was that…..

    Game over

    2
  • JDdubai

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #30

    ANOTHER mistake from Dubs…

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #31

    We’re shit!! We can’t pass, defend nor attack!! 2-0 already! FCUK OFF!!!!

    1
  • manxpie

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #32

    Terrible from dubs

    1
  • Belfast

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Goalkeeper ffs

    2
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #34

    Manxpie. I wouldn’t risk him. He’s nowhere near fit nor St.Max. He brought Richie back too soon and we lost him for weeks and Shelvey has been carrying this injury since the start of the season.
    If we are going to have any chance at all . We need all these and Lejeune 100% fit

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  • Mindshaft

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #35

    I wish Linton hadn’t came here, hasn’t had a shot for over 6 hours !!!

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  • Belfast

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #36

    Bloody woeful

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  • Reilly

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #37

    fkin hell

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #38

    SD, answered u earlier. Twat.

    0
  • Sports Direct FC

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #39

    Done and dusted i think.

    1
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 29, 2019 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #40

    ASM and Carroll on for Atsu and Joleinton please.

    Need physicality of a proper target man if we’re to get up the pitch on occasion and ASM to spring counters, committ players and maybe produce something out of nothing and c

    Ah well, as I type 2-0.

    Game over. Too late on the changes. Switching off.

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