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Monday Night Woes Continue As Newcastle Fall 2-0 At Aston Villa


Newcastle remain in 14th place after a very disappointing 2-0 defeat at Aston Villa. It was a superb display from Jack Grealish who ran the game for Villa. It came down to Conor Hourihane’s set-piece deliveries that sunk Newcastle.

Allan Saint-Maximin showed some flashes and Martin Dubravka had some excellent saves but this is another Monday night to forget for Newcastle

Both sides came out unchanged after a 2-0 Aston Villa lead at the break. Newcastle started on the front foot to open the second half highlighted by an Allan Saint-Maximin shot that was pushed wide by Villa keeper Heaton.

However, Aston Villa got a flurry of set-pieces that kept Newcastle pinned in their end. It was a mix of excellent saves and good luck that Aston Villa didn’t put the game away during this run of play.

After 62 minutes, Newcastle made their first change bringing Paul Dummett off for Andy Carroll switching the formation to a 4-4-2.

In the 69th minute, Andy showed his technique as he won a cross and chested it down for a right-footed strike that was unfortunately right at Heaton.

Joelinton, who took an elbow to the nose earlier, was replaced by Dwight Gayle in the 72nd minute. It was another frustrating display from the Brazilian.

Aston Villa still couldn’t put the game out of reach as Dubravka made a superb save in the 77th minute on our former target Wesley who should really have scored.

Newcastle brought Christian Atus on a few minutes later for Miguel Almiron. Newcastle had a few chances to close the game but just couldn’t find a way to get on the scoreboard.

Well, there are now many places up for grabs for this weekend’s match against Manchester City. Newcastle were just not good enough and some of the players who have come back into the fold could find themselves back on the bench after tonight’s display.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
8Tottenham15220
9Sheffield United15219
10Arsenal15-219
11Newcastle15-719
12Burnley15-318
13Brighton15-418

49 comments so far

  • Nufc-83

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #1

    Easy what to do to push on see list below:
    – Get Schar back in fast
    – if Lejuerne is fit get him in he is our best cb alongside Schar
    – drop Shellvey and sell him ASAP. If no bids rip his contract up and let him train with the reserves.
    – drop Joelinton for Carroll and if he doesn’t cut the mustard get a striker in Jan who offers something more.
    – drop Almiron for Atsu
    – get support up alongside our striker so he’s not isolated.

    It’s actually not that difficult.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Nov 25, 2019 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #2

    3 f*ING center halves and shelvey drops in with them to recieve the pass and ping balls to the flanks.

    What a complete disaster that was. Villa completely ran the first half because of that.

    Shelvey stopped doing that in the 2nd half as we were chasing the game and we had much better control in central midfield but nowhere near good enough.

    I don’t blame the players
    This defeat shows how limited Bruce is.
    Should never manage in the Premier league.

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  • Jib

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #3

    I can see young Matty Longschlong replacing the
    bald one for the City game.
    Our midfield was dire

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  • toon kk

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Disgraceful by every single player except Dubravka. Totally Outclassed all over the pitch.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Another repost
    I’m not going to be critical of Bruce as he’s just won two in a row and has us in 14th, we got out thought and outplayed. Somebody said earlier we’re playing like we’re playing against Barcelona, unfortunately it doesn’t matter whether we’re playing Man City or Watford we’re setting up the same. It worked against Spurs and Man U and we got spanked playing the way Bruce promised would bring attacking footballing and now he’s shit scared to try anything different, despite slating the former tactics.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #6

    Normal service resumed. Boy when we are bad we really do stink. Rondon and perez or joelinton and St Max. Hmmm……!! St Max may be exciting but like flakey Joel, he couldn’t score in a brothel. 40M for Joel, what does he do exactly?
    Some may be looking poor because they are constantly being played out of position, but Grealish had the freedom of the park and we were just thoroughly outplayed from the first minute!

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  • Pottsclock

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Jib, Anton Sibierski left years ago !!

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  • mattyNUFC

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Lots of terrible performances.

    Between Hayden, Joelinton and Almiron, it’s tough to choose the worst, but I’d have to go with Hayden. All three abysmal, along with everyone else. Special appalling mentions for Dubravka, Dummett, Fernandez and Yedlin

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #9

    Run of the mill away defeat. We battled on, but Villa simply the better team,

    For City

    ……………….Dubravka.
    …….Scharr…..Fedi…..Lejeune.
    Yedlin….Hayden…Longstaff…Willems.
    ……..Miggy……Carroll…….St Max.

    More mobility and bite in central mid needed for that one. Schar and Lejeune in to hit more advanced wing backs with long crossed balls. Joelinton can come out of the firing line for a bit.

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #10

    It’s funny how people actually thought we’d win this one.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #11

    So two weeks training with most of the squad and somehow we’re worse.

    The number of headlines I’ve seen that state ‘Bruce amazed by what this player does in training’ The only amazing thing is that they get paid to play professionally.

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  • boss hoggs atm

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Hate to right, but the midfield was always gonna win this match, we need to strengthen their, rock on Electric Six great gig, bye all…

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  • kc2012

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #13

    Well that was disappointing.

    We looked as bad as we did against Norwich. Nobody turned up, just like every other time we play against teams we should be beating comfortably.

    If Carroll doesn’t start over Joelinton next week then there’s absolutely no hope for us. I have nothing against Joelinton, his work rate is brilliant but he’s not a striker, he’s an attacking mid/number 10 (just as the Bundesliga journalist stated before we signed him).

    ASM gives everything but he literally has to try taking everyone on to be effective because he has nobody anywhere near him.

    I can’t remember who else played for us tonight because they barely touched the ball but whoever it was, they were shocking.

    We’ve played well recently so this is likely just a blip but we were pathetic tonight and we got bullied by a poor Villa side who we made look like Barcelona.

    In other news, we’re going to beat City 8-0, You heard it here first.

    .

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #14

    Villa are terrible we should beat them with a decent manager and this squad we would.

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  • Jammydodger

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Don’t blame Bruce for that, shelvey had a shocker asm wasn’t his previous spark, miggy and joelinton were standard, defence was missing the key stone. The midfield is where the problem lies shelvey too deep and non existent for half the match Hayden is championship a for effort er d for actual quality. Yedlin was stifled because of twatboy grealish and Fernandez didn’t have a leader next to him so our right was a nightmare hence the source of the goals.
    Sell joelinton asap whilst he still has some form of price tag otherwise it’s the next few years paying wages. I like him but he’s not overly mobile so we rely on him as a TM, in which we have Carroll so sell and get someone more suited to the system played.
    Sell shelvey he’s good for twenty seconds every five matchs.

    Big one the first goal, shelvey and joelinton in the wall they knock it to the left and those two so sweet f a whilst yedlin almost gets there to block it although he started a mile away ( yes yedlin was at fault for the free kick)

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #16

    Honestly I know Ashley is doing this to annoy us, but if he had ANY sense hed sack Bruce.

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #17

    With strikers who know how to take up good positions ASM will have plenty of assists. I used to hammer mitro for being static in the box but Joelinton makes him look like aguero.

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #18

    Jammy everything you say is correct regarding the players but Bruce picked them!!!

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  • toon kk

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Not blaming Rafa by any means but our players were so well drilled by him Bruce has no choice but to stick with it. Otherwise we just get ripped apart.
    But the main problem is our club has done what it does best and that’s waste money on the wrong players. We literally have no goal threat, and basically our players just keep getting Outclassed.
    Although it has been the same for years you never know which Newcastle is going to turn up.

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Oh fcuk me! Manchester City next!

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Gwan so, bend over Moonraker!!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #22

    The football connoiseurs had a good idea how this game was going to pan out. So no real surprises.

    I heard shouts recently of Joelinton being good at hold up play and bringing others into the game. – Complete tosh.

    He’s a knacker.

    Yedlin should have gone into athletics – he’s a knacker as well.

    Dummett – so poor – He’s no centre half. Probably a bit of a knacker.

    Main faults do not lie with the players but those who hired them.

    Relegation dogfight from here on in.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #23

    Listening to ASM’s interview on TS the other night, he seems convinced he’s a striker, he most certainly isn’t a striker.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #24

    Yeah, City is a worry. At home you want to play with a higher line and have the wingbacks in advanced positions and a passer in the middle of the park to play them and Piggy and ASM in, but it gives City the opportunity to get in behind us, where they can so very easily punish us and if they score comes first and early they could easily just dismantle us over the 90.

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #25

    The worrying thing is, I think were due a hammering from City.

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  • Nufc-83

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #26

    Jail I would much rather see him up there alongside a striker than having nobody within 30 yds. I wouldn’t mind seeing what he can do when he only has to beat one defender to be through on goal! I could take 3 missed chances to see a 4th go in.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #27

    No bite no fight in midfield no Closing down absolute nothing
    Saturday… don’t know
    Maybe bring in the tw Longstaffes
    Least they will fight and bite close down
    Pity Ritvhie is missing

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  • toon kk

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #28

    Sky pundits got it spot on, its as if our strike force was playing in fast forward, total lack of quality and composure in front of goal.

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  • Moonraker15

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #29

    Mister tuff
    You didn’t mention Almiron! He’s a proper knacker.
    We’re going down with this lot!
    I’m thinking the inevitable is going to happen; after all, the owner’s a knacker; the head coach and his team are knackers; the ceo is a knacker as are the strikers.
    We’re down! Ashley’s magic touch strikes again !

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #30

    We haven’t been hammered by city in over 4 years. I promise you were gonna suffer our biggest defeat of the season next week. Old High level is rarely wrong!

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  • sing in the corner

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #31

    Think it was Rotonda made the point before about us… When we are bad we really stink. Spot on really.
    We crumble so fast,give up,feel sorry for ourselves. We still lack leaders,that’s where the capitulation we often see stems from. Add that to switch-off defending and you have got a big problem.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #32

    All these comments of can’t blame Bruce. Really? Two weeks to prepare and we comes out with 10 men behind the ball and watch villa pass the ball around in our half with no pressure. You think the players just decided to that on their own? Is Bruce the only manager in history not to be able to make changes from the touchline? I don’t know maybe like tell the players to press or push up? What a joke.

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  • Sports Direct FC

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Irish Rob

    Agree completely, I do think the City match would be a good time to try something, anything new cause its going to be a loss either way.

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  • IrishRob

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #34

    I genuinely feel like crying, not because we lost, but because its becoming clear that we are going nowhere! 🙁

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Photo caption:

    “What’s this???? I ordered a cabbage!!! A CAAAABAAAAGGGEE!!!!!”

    🙂

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  • Jammydodger

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #36

    Team for city
    Dubravka
    Yedlin schar Clark Willems
    M longstaff Hayden s longstaff
    Asm Carroll atsu

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #37

    I’m sure the Ashley Fan Club will be out in force with excuses as to why this is acceptable, losing to relegation favourites being part of the plan…..

    Mind when you think about it, haven’t we been here before, out for the count with a whimper against some second hand outfit only to beat one of the top three the week after? This is Newcastle United we’re talking about ha ha!

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #38

    So has anyone got to the bottom of the reason Ashley insisted on spending 200% value for Joelinton yet? There’s got to be a link to how he makes money out of this club in there. 😐

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  • Mr Random

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #39

    The front three should be fired as this tweet sums up…

    https://twitter.com/haitch001/status/1199095442220433410?s=21

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  • JohnJ

    Nov 25, 2019 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #40

    Well, to put it mildly, that was a lode of Codswallop!

    How can Joelinton be expected to score when he has zero support!

    No tactics = No goals = Zero points!

    🙁

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