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Bruce Explains How Newcastle Could Come ‘Unstuck’ At Bramall Lane



Tonight’s match at Sheffield United will see two teams that have found some form over the past seven games. Both clubs have accrued 11 points over the last seven fixtures though it’s been in a much different fashion.

While Sheffield United are unbeaten with two wins and five draws, Newcastle have three wins, two draws, and two losses.

However, while that run is a good one for the Magpies, one of those defeats was wholly unacceptable. Last Monday at Aston Villa, the lads were just not good enough.

It came after the two-week international break, and Newcastle got back on the right track this past Saturday. However, it’s still a concern that it can happen again.

Steve Bruce is all too aware that Newcastle have to improve on their last away match. The Chronicle have published some of his comments in which he references showing the right mentality at Bramall Lane tonight:

“If we go there complacent, we’ve had it. We have to match them as they’re right up and at you.

“The crowd are right behind them and they’re still delighted they’re in the Premier League.

“They enjoy what they are seeing. It’s a proper game.

“If we are nowhere near our best we’ll come unstuck, it’s as simple as that.”

It was complacency that killed our momentum early last week at Villa Park. We were just far too passive and gave Aston Villa too much respect. That all changed this past weekend against Manchester City.

However, Sheffield United are a different animal to Man City. They’ll be up for this one big time and will hope to get their first win in over a month.


14 comments so far

  • DubaiMicky

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m hoping for a win, but will be happy with getting anything tonight to be fair.

    I guess it depends which team turns up, the one that played Villa, or the one that played Citeh.

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  • lesh

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #2

    If Brucie boy’s worried about complacency tonight, he ought to be recruiting a coach who can motivate players.

    If he’s worried about player complacency, he needs to be questioning his own abilities as a coach.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #3

    I don’t see Newcastle winning tonight. Every side fancy there chances against us. I was delighted with the point we won against Man City but the performance wasn’t great. Some excellent defending, some good fortune and Man City trying time walk the ball in to the net, until De Bruyne’s thunderbolt, we’re the main factors into us managing to get a point.
    Hopefully we will be more positive tonight but I doubt it.

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  • lesh

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #4

    NY Mag

    Picking up on Essex’s point….. strange as in Bates Motel?

    😉

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  • lesh

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Newcastle move fast? The club’s suffering from Charnley’s malaise – Chronic Inertia!

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  • JohnJ

    Dec 5, 2019 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #6

    Does anyone know of any links for tonight’s game?

    I decided some time ago not to get involved with Amazon as a company as I didn’t care for the way they treat their workers – but having said that if I could watch the game for free I’d be up for it!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Aad times when we’re scared of newly promoted Sheffield United, oh how low we’ve fallen. That being said they are playing well. We shouldn’t be complacent but we shouldn’t give them too much respect either. If we are too focused on their game we won’t play ours. We need to be focused and we can secure the three points.

    Looking forward to the match. HWTL!

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #8

    *Sad

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  • Bladey

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:03 PM

    Comment #9

    John j
    Hypocrite to a tee
    As for cabbage head motivate your players I can see the post match clap trap
    We never matched them they were at it from the ist minute he’s an excuse ridden toss pot of a manager
    ASH IN CARVER AND WISE IN

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  • JohnJ

    Dec 5, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #10

    Bladey

    Dec 5, 2019 at 4:03 PM
    Comment #9

    Ha Ha

    There comes a time when you have to think outside the box!

    🙂

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  • JohnJ

    Dec 5, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #11

    And the time is tonight!!!

    🙂

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  • Malta Mag

    Dec 5, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #12

    “We didn’t play well against City????” Are you real mate???? We were excellent against City and thoroughly deserved the draw with another master class in tactics by Bruce who some still choose to believe the crap that’s written about him. The players are to blame for the inconsistency and for me there’s still the fear that if he plays the same team which he probably will, Jon Jo has one of those days and we lose the midfield. We have the players now to hurt teams and I for one love watching Almiron’s attitude even when we all know it hasn’t come right for him yet. The same with the other two lads who when they do hit a vein of form most true fans will embrace the moment and take them to heart. Keep the Faith, Toon Toon……………..

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  • Bladey

    Dec 5, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #13

    John j
    I think it’s time you got back in your box
    You should only be let out when you have been given your meds
    ASH IN CARVER AND WISE IN

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  • JohnJ

    Dec 5, 2019 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #14

    Bladey

    Dec 5, 2019 at 6:24 PM
    Comment #13

    Ha Ha don’t talk to me about meds I rattle as I move along!

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