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Former-Midfielder Names Low Point As Crucial To Newcastle Turn Around


Since Newcastle’s dreadful display at Leicester City, Steve Bruce has been able to right the ship somewhat with ten points in five matches. It has seen Newcastle steadily rise up the league table where they currently sit in 13th place.

We saw a dramatic uptick in Newcastle’s form in the win at West Ham when the boys were able to score 3 goals despite scoring just 6 in the entire season beforehand. It’s even let a sliver of optimism for this season creep into the minds of some supporters.

These past two wins seem to be a culmination of the slow climb out of the depths of the Leicester City defeat. If Steve Bruce can keep Newcastle in the right direction, the Leicester City match could be the crossroads where Newcastle changed their fortunes.

Steve Bruce– doing his best Steve McClaren impression

In his bi-weekly column for Tribal Football, former-Newcastle midfielder Lee Clark points to the Leicester City match as the watershed moment for Newcastle’s turn around.

The Blyth Spartans boss writes that he thinks Bruce will have taken account of everything after that match and held inquests with his staff and players. After that match, we have seen a more resilient Newcastle.

Clark uses the Bournemouth match as an example. In the first 20 minutes, Newcastle did not play well and conceded an early goal on the Bournemouth corner.

However, they did not drop their heads and continued to claw their way back into the game. It resulted in a massive win at St James Park just before the international break.

It was a stark contrast to going down in the first half against Leicester City. Clark believes that Newcastle’s determination under adversity against Bournemouth shows that the Leicester City display is well and truly behind the Magpies.


4 comments so far

  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 22, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #1

    For all his faults I think we can discount just a fan as a Jib alt, mainly due to the fact just a fan can’t spell.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Nov 22, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #2

    that’s what jib wants you to think. he’s very cunning is jib. it’s safest to assume every single person is jib including the harrisons and even toon22 is clearly jib.

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 22, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #3

    In hindsight, given Leicester’s league position and performances against other teams, including that 9-0 v s Saints, I don’t think our performance against them was so bad.

    Yes, it could have been better, but they were bang in form and are a difficult team to play against. We were a team in transition with a new coach and using a new formation.

    I think we’ll see Leicester do the same to a few teams yet this season.

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  • Just a fan

    Nov 22, 2019 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Rotunda
    Wat you mene I can’t spel.

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