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Newcastle Flyer Reveals Tactical Tweak Bruce Implemented In Recent Weeks


Newcastle saw an immediate uptick in production from the right wing-back position when DeAndre Yedlin returned from his long injury lay-off. DeAndre made his first Newcastle start in the 1-0 victory against Manchester United in early October.

Since then Newcastle have looked more of a threat going forward from the right flank. Over the past two weeks, that threat has gone into overdrive.

Speaking to the Chronicle, the 26-six-year-old explained that it’s by no accident that the Newcastle’s attack has surged of late. It was a tactical tweak that has led to the increase of bodies in the box over the past few weeks.

Almiron and Yedlin– forming superb partnership down the right

This is what Yedlin had to say about the wing-backs getting forward in our past two wins:

“In recent weeks Steve told me and Jetro Willems to get in the box a bit more to add another guy in the box.

“Looking at it from a wing-back point of view when an extra body is coming forward it is tough to defend.

“We have been trying to do that. “It has worked out a bit.

“We’re coming into the front and back post and hoping for something.”

One glaring issue with Newcastle early this season was that the wing-backs sat too deep. This was a hindrance to any breaks as the forwards, especially Joelinton, were far too isolated.

However, over the past few weeks, we have seen both DeAndre and Jetro in and around the box a whole lot more. It has resulted in Newcastle offering a much bigger threat in the final third.

In the Bournemouth match, it paid dividends with Yedlin’s superb header to level the match. We also saw Jetro Willems launch a slew of shots.

It also helps that both Yedlin and Willems are blessed with pace to be able to recover if upfield. With Yedlin, he also has a willing runner in Miguel Almiron, whose commitment to defending is superb.

We are thrilled with the partnerships being formed by both of our wing-backs and wingers. They are gaining an understanding of each other and it has been exhilarating to watch over the past few weeks.


64 comments so far

  • geordietom

    Nov 15, 2019 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #1

    jib …

    toon22 wont ever visit Newcastle he’ll get lost looking for the Grainger Market . to cold for poor little froggy …

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 15, 2019 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #2

    Anyone remember last season when Lascelles was scoring headers for fun, then he told the press in an interview the tactic we were using to do it? We never scored from another corner for months as the opposition managers set up to defend against it perfectly.

    I hope Yedlin isn’t proving that lighting can strike twice.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #3

    I don’t know who we going to bring in the transfer window.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #4

    Why is it so quiet on here this evening.

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  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #5

    children in need on the Beeb
    very compelling viewing

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #6

    How many players do we need to bring in this season.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Bowen and Xhaka in, any or even all of Gayle, Muto, Colback, Saivet and Ki out, in January, maybe even Manquillo, who I rate, but we don’t need three right backs and he’s a player who I think would likely kick on somewhere else.

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  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #8

    Over the next few days Deandre is playing in Florida
    and the Cayman islands
    It’s a tough life

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  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #9

    York Mag …you said you were going to support Norwich after they beat us as that’s where you were originally from .So who you supporting now York Norwich .You say you’ve been a season ticket holder for 25 years yet when Norwich beat us you declare your now a Norwich fan Clown you are

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  • Munster Mag

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Nicky, very disappointed with Ki. Wasted talent.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Yeah, clearly a good player, but maybe lacks that bit of bite the team needs.

    Perhaps he could be doing more to force himself into the frame, or perhaps he just isn’t a good fit for us, or maybe he actually should be in the team, hard to say, but he definitely is looking on his way out right now.

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  • one fine day

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Roblenio
    Yes I do remember that
    The whole zonal marking thing that we were exploiting until Lascalles opened his mouth lol.bet Rafa was shaking his head watching it .
    I did think bournmouths goal from the corner was very well worked The other day wonder if they had tried it before or will again .

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  • one fine day

    Nov 15, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Nicky
    I think from that list colback will be hard to shift ,he will be simply running down his contract to get one last deal same as he did coming to us from memory .
    Only way I can see him jumping is a very lucrative offer to join the proclaimers on there world tour

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  • cyprus

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #14

    This Bowen I’ve never seen so can’t comment. But Xhaka is a serious upgrade in an area where we’re just ok.

    Still, not sure he’d be motivated enough. When players come to us from bigger teams they’re often just not driven enough.

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #15

    One fine day, whisper it quietly but the Clark goal Vs Bournemouth was from the exact same move that led to Fernandez’s goal Vs West ham. Shelvey short corner to ASM, knocked back to Willems who crossed to the back post.

    I wonder if villa will pick up on it?

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  • one fine day

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #16

    Roblenio
    If they are reading this blog they will now big gob 🙂

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  • one fine day

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #17

    Think we will need to play our best game so far this season to get something from villa to be honest .
    Watched a few of their games this year and they can play some really nice stuff and have been very unlucky with late goals and dropping points .grealish won’t be the one to cancel out .
    Be a shaky game for lejurne to come back into
    I think sharr and Fernandez with shelvey in front to spray the passes
    Maybe miggy finding the net mid week will settle him down a bit too when he gets a chance .

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Yeah, we are stuck with Jack for the rest of the season. He or Saivet really should probably have been in the squad and Longstaff out on loan, but I suppose Matty wasn’t well known enough for a club at a decent level to want to take him. Now he’d get a good loan move to a Championship club and get games, so we might well see him fixed up in January

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  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #19

    Nice to see folk talking tactics selection etc.
    Instead of wittering on about traitors and
    cabbage heads etc

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  • lesh

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #20

    The Wife

    I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your cat and it must hurt you all even more knowing that you decided relieve it from further pain and discomfort.

    Some would argue it’s ‘just a cat but in many cases that cat can be a very special member of a family. That seems to be the case with you and I’m sure that you will hold on to memories of your per for years to come – as will it of you.

    Cherish the memories.

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  • lesh

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Speaking of ‘cabbage heads’, Jib pops up.

    It’s never a show without punch.

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  • welshgeordie9

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #22

    I miss my pussy.

    3
  • Jib

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #23

    Deandre Yedlin interviewed in the States
    He says
    Steve Bruce has altered the United tactics in recent weeks and wants his wing-backs to be more of a threat as he looks to move away from the ultra defensive unit that kept Newcastle in the Premier League in recent years.
    “In recent weeks Steve told me and Jetro Willems to get in the box a bit more to add another guy in the box.
    Looking at it from a wing-back point of view when an extra body is coming forward it is tough to defend.
    First things first, it’s about defending.
    But as a defender if I can help produce goals and assists it brings even more to the team.
    Looking at it from a wing-back point of view when an extra body is coming forward it is tough to defend.
    We have been trying to do that.
    It has worked out a bit.
    We’re coming into the front and back post and hoping for something.”

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #24

    It’s a very good tactic to get the wing backs on the ball in the box and attacking the back post for crosses. Getting the wing backs playing further up the pitch and the back 3 playing a slightly higher line the obvious thing to do, but that is a bit of an extra tweak that works very well given Yedlin and Willems pace. Willems is also good with the ball at his feet and can fizz away a shot.

    Gotta give credit to Bruce and his coaches for that, but do we do it at home against the better sides, such as City in a few weeks? You do need to get back too, or a side like that will just clinically punish you. Lotta running for the wingbacks against the better sides for it to work.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 15, 2019 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #25

    Jib………… The problem for you is you know very little about tactics and team selection. You cabbage heeded traitor.

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  • dougie

    Nov 15, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #26

    The wife,condolences to you and Neil for the loss of your feline friend.I went through the same thing last year when I had to get my English Bull Terrier put to sleep due to illness.Its a horrible experience and I hope you guys are coping ok.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 15, 2019 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #27

    On Xaha and someone mentioning about players coming from bigger clubs. I remember SBR signing Nicky Butt and thinking it was a masterstroke and he would be the missing piece, to say he was distinctly average while here was probably a compliment.

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  • carltoon

    Nov 15, 2019 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Oh I wish people would leave Rafa alone, he’s gone, and we all know why. Ashley couldn’t wait to get rid of him. If Bruce does well that’s great. If he manages to get anywhere near what Rafa achieved in the game I’d be pleasently surprised. The Wife, it’s such a shame when you have to part with a beloved pet, you have my sympathy.

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  • carltoon

    Nov 16, 2019 at 12:02 AM

    Comment #29

    Lesh, have you ever seen or heard of NO TIME FOR JIVE. Not really into that kind of music, but went to see them tonight cos my husband likes all that kind blues bands. I must admit they where very good. Hope I don’t get wrong for talking music, but we are on the Nightshift.

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 16, 2019 at 12:07 AM

    Comment #30

    The wife,

    I would echo Carltoon and other posters….you have my sympathy. Our furry friends really do become part of the family.

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 16, 2019 at 12:13 AM

    Comment #31

    Carltoon,

    I get where you’re coming from re: Rafa, but it’ll rattle on for a while yet. Let’s face it, we still get debates on Ben Arfa, it’s a classic situation where managers / players can be compared for years (it’s always an easy ‘go to’ for debate)

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  • The Wife

    Nov 16, 2019 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #32

    Thanks, everyone. It’s been a very rough day indeed.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 16, 2019 at 1:41 AM

    Comment #33

    The Wife

    Sorry to hear about Hugo a good friend of 15 years, that’s not a bad innings for a cat and I bet he had a happy and pampered life, rest in peace.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 16, 2019 at 1:44 AM

    Comment #34

    Still over a week before our next game, not going to give a countdown it might stress people out! 🙂

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 16, 2019 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #35

    “Peterborough have slapped a £13m price-tag on goal machine Ivan Toney, who has scored 35 goals in 75 appearances since joining from Newcastle for £350,000 last year. Bournemouth and Burnley have been credited with an interest in the 23-year-old forward.”

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 16, 2019 at 1:48 AM

    Comment #36

    Just realised that the previous post to my humble offering was over an hour ago, so it seems that the night shift have signed off already.

    Guess I’d better do the same.

    If there is anyone around G’dNight.

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  • NY Mag

    Nov 16, 2019 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #37

    Nicky,

    you’re not trying to say that he would go to an ambitious club 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 16, 2019 at 1:49 AM

    Comment #38

    Nicky

    Aye I mentioned that earlier, another late developer?

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  • lesh

    Nov 16, 2019 at 2:05 AM

    Comment #39

    Carlton

    Sorry for the late response to your post about No Time for Jazz. The name rings a vague bell but that might be because you’ve mentioned them. That might be explained as I’m not on Tyneside and haven’t been for the last 18 or so years and lost touch with the local music scene.

    I found a clip or two of them on the web and I’d say that the band’d give a gutsy and thoroughly performance – doubtless geting better as the night goes on.

    Must say, I miss the days of seeing good local bands in a cosy environment. Oh for the days when you could see a band on a Sunday afternoon. in a pub and enjoy a pleasant recovery – or more likely a re-entry to the twighlight zone.

    Hey ho

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 16, 2019 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #40

    Well, I just posted it to remind that it’s hard to know what to do with young players who are still developing. Most won’t cut it at the highest level, loans are great, but when do you make a definite decision on a young player. We’ve obviously lost out financially on Toney, and maybe on a player we might have been able to use now and in future years, particularly with the system we play. I remember at the time thinking he wasn’t going to figure though. Aarons is another. Do we keep him for another year or two or do we move him on. Lot of quality Rolando Aarons, but at 23 24, will he ever be good enough to play in the EPL.

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