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‘Looks The Solution For Me’ – Former Newcastle Man Gives Verdict On How To Get Newcastle Firing


Former Newcastle midfielder Chris Waddle has written an article in the Racing Post on a few football related topics.

One of the subjects he delves into is Newcastle’s upcoming match against Wolves. This is some of what Waddle says about tomorrow’s game:

“I expect the Magpies to sit back and try to soak the pressure up, but the big concern is at the other end – they’ve scored only five goals all season.

“They spent a lot of money on Miguel Almiron but he doesn’t look like scoring a goal and it’s not as if he came from a top league in Europe. He was playing in MLS and that has to be on a similar level to League One.

“Joelinton isn’t a number nine and Andy Carroll is still injured, so Dwight Gayle looks the solution for me. He went on loan to West Brom and this is an excellent chance for him to prove his worth.

“Something has to happen because, at this rate, they are going to struggle to avoid the drop.”

We may see Dwight Gayle get a rare start for Newcastle tomorrow as Bruce has hinted is a possibility. Though what impact that will have on the formation we don’t know.

Bruce would be a brave man to go back to a back four after the disaster at Leicester City, though at home, he may be more willing to do so. With our best center-back, Fabian Schar ruled out that may make his decision a little easier.

However, if our full-backs are going to be DeAndre Yedlin and Jetro Willems, that would be a concern defensively.

It’s also quite a provocative statement from Waddle on the standard of the MLS. Defensively, we would agree that the level is poor, so any goal totals coming from there are inflated.

Chris Waddle is absolutely correct that something has to happen. Goals were always going to be a problem with this team and it’s Steve Bruce’s job to find a solution.

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5 comments so far

  • AncientC

    Oct 26, 2019 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #1

    “They spent a lot of money on Miguel Almiron”.

    £18 million for a Premier League attacker isn’t a lot of money at all. It just seems like a lot of money to a Mike Ashley owned club.

    £18 million these days would get you a championship player to take a punt on at PL level.

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  • AncientC

    Oct 26, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #2

    What would be the going rate, if you were going to claim a club has spent a lot on a PL attacker? Probably more than twice what Almiron cost.

    Almiron still has plenty of potential to live up to, but the club has got exactly what it paid for.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 26, 2019 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Just watching the city villa game and they gave villas stats under bruce before Smith took over. I know ash and charnley, like jib, dont know football but wtf…..!!!!!!!!!

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  • Mindshaft

    Oct 26, 2019 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Rotunda – the villa supporters were always moaning about the style of football under Bruce – ultimately he was allegedly our 10tg choice , the lowest paid manager in the PREM and his brief is to take the players we spent 65 million on and make sure they get us 17th – lose tomorrow and I doubt he’ll achieve it unless the current teams below us completely fck it up

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  • toon22

    Oct 26, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #5

    We ended up with the traitor as nobody else would work with Jabba
    Nobody fancied being mugged off by him while he gambles on buying and selling players

    He has shown with us he has absolutely no idea how to run a football club , and isnt interested in the slightest in learning

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