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Newcastle Continue To Falter And Must Find Answers Soon



Steve Bruce must find an answer to Newcastle’s dreadful performances soon. The club’s next seven games are against clubs that we have to pick up points against or face the danger of falling into the bottom three.

Morale at the club and amongst the fanbase has to be getting dangerously low at this point. This team is fortunate to be on 31 points after falling apart over the past few months.

We’ve had just one acceptable performance, against Wolves, in the Premier League since we defeated Crystal Palace 1-0 in December. Our only win in that span was the smash and grab one against Chelsea.

Injuries have played a part in the decline, however, Bruce is close to getting some key players like Jonjo Shelvey and Javier Manquillo back soon. Hopefully, having Shelvey back can provide some sort of offensive spark for this team.


Something has to change, and it has to happen soon, or this club’s spiral will just continue to deepen. We are dangerously close to reaching that morass state where a club just continues to sink.

Bruce and his squad have to make sure they don’t reach that stage. The lads didn’t throw in the towel yesterday, which is a positive sign. However, they are starved of a plan at the moment.

That doesn’t reflect well on Steve Bruce who must find a way to get this team going. We need at least 10 points over the next 11 games to reach safety.

Our next seven games should be ones where we can pick up the points to ensure our place in this division next year. If we don’t find a way to score goals, that will be very hard to accomplish.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player At Crystal Palace?

  • Martin Dubravka (79%, 1,121 )
  • A. Saint-Maximin (9%, 133 )
  • Valentino Lazaro (3%, 45 )
  • Joelinton (2%, 30 )
  • Dwight Gayle (1%, 19 )
  • Fabian Schar (1%, 15 )
  • Miguel Almiron (1%, 13 )
  • Sean Longstaff (1%, 10 )
  • Federico Fernandez (1%, 9 )
  • Matt Ritchie (1%, 9 )
  • Nabil Bentaleb (0%, 6 )
  • Danny Rose (0%, 5 )
  • Jamaal Lascelles (0%, 4 )

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72 comments so far

  • toon22

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #1

    The answers simple enough

    Get a new owner

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  • geordiemark

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #2

    its been to late for 13 years, until theres an empty ground for ashley to sit in and watch his 3rd rate team in action in some fizzy pop league then it continues

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #3

    Ye really simple well done with that!

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  • toon22

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #4

    Nothing will change
    Nothing will improve until hes gone
    Its quite simple

    Everyone know it , it cant be denied
    Jabba has said as much himself

    Until hes gone it wont ever improve

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #5

    We improved under Rafa while Jabba was here?

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  • toon22

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #6

    He said he wanted to sell the club, again
    Set a price at 350 million , apparently

    A buy came forward and made an offer for that amount, put the money on the table

    It seems though that Jabba simply cant accept the offer, wants to just ignore it
    Wants the fans to do the same

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  • toon22

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #7

    Lets see your mate get another manager in who can do anything like that again

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  • toon22

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Stay positive though
    We dont need to find a new owner
    Jabba is doing great
    The best the clubs has ever been

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  • geordiemark

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #9

    at the end of the day and i know this has been said many times if the fans fall for all this bullshit then they cant blame anyone but themselves really, line the blokes pockets and he will fleece you dry, an empty ground changes all that, its going to be a very interesting end of the season thats for sure how many season tickets do you think you will sell mr ashley end of the day its the fans fault for falling for all this shit

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  • toon22

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #10

    Nufc-83

    I suggest you get yer self to the ground and buy about 15 k season tickets
    Show your support

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #11

    Haha your so easy Toon

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  • IrishRob

    Feb 23, 2020 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #12

    Are ye ready for the war at Twickenham today?? Any Rugby fans on here.

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #13

    If I did I would be behind Bruce making him uncomfortable as possible!

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  • geordiemark

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #14

    toon22

    doubt it very much an offer was made at all really mr frog, i think its all his pr spin bullshit brigade, here is the next lot he will sell the club to,

    1 the amazon owner
    2 facebook owner
    3 russian billionaire
    4 yank billionaire
    5 chinese billionaire
    ect
    ect
    ect
    ect
    until he dies well you never know crashes do happen

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  • jimiley

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #15

    We need a new regime.
    Some think the current regime is ok and we are doing quite well. 95 per cent of fans think the current regime is utter bollix.
    The current sale is off. The buyer is worth thousands of billions but could not find 350 million or was haggling over the odd 10 million.
    It looks like more free season tickets and some spending in the summer to bribe the sheep.
    Support the team not the regime. Idiots

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  • giimps

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #16

    It looks to me like Bruce has to play Joe to try and get him to come good…….he won’t ,he is not the answer, but until we have someone with the balls to say no, this debacle will continue, we are effectively playing with 10 men every game , the ball when played up to him is lost so comes straight back (which is why we need to defend so much) if we do ever see AC back, the difference is immeasurable, hold up , desire to get into the box, bringing others into play, allowing the other front players up the pitch, which allows the midfield higher up the pitch…….if we don’t see Joe dropped, we will in all likelihood struggle to stay up, I just hope to god we don’t need anything from the last game of the season playing Joe up front with no support vs Liverfool who may need to win or draw to go unbeaten this season……..with the slugs stooge at the helm

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #17

    Jimiley have you really found any Newcastle fan who thinks as you say we are doing ok? I honestly don’t believe there is any out there and you are using that statement for impact!

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  • Jib

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #18

    Irish
    Ireland could secure the triple crown at Twickers

    I will be no occasion for the faint – hearted

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  • jazzyp

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #19

    Edd
    Nufc has been broken for years now mate, And we are not headed in the right direction. All the hype surrounding Fakeovers every season is just false hope and nothing more. Ashley playing the pied piper hoping that the gullible follow his every word.
    If Newcastle was truly for sale we would have been sold now and we all know this but hope amongst all hope he will sell. He does not give a crap about what you or i think about him and why would he..Its a perfect business model, Maximum income for little expenditure.
    Roll up roll up suckers for another season of mediocrity and bludgeoning our way through the mire in the hope we stave off yet another relegation

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #20

    Giimps I don’t think Joe is the answer by a long stretch. But I don’t agree he is the reason we constantly turn possession over. The fact we are so deep and don’t get anyone forward is the main issue especially when Dubs is constantly pumping the ball to 1 man surrounded by 2 or 3.

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  • Jib

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #21

    The comments on the previous article show why some are called neggers
    Getting the squad in on a day off to analyse and discuss & watch videos of
    yesterdays horror show , is exactly what’s needed .
    yet
    The usual suspects can only scoff and sneer

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Toon one thing I find strange with you is you are so focused on Ashley rather than what a good owner should look like or your vision for the club. You make everything so personal about the man I think you would be over the moon if the club was sold to someone such as Owen Oysten. The club needs to be sold to the correct consortium or group who have vision for the club.

    1
  • giimps

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #23

    This is a typical catch22 situation, the ball goes up the pitch to relieve pressure on the defense , the ball is lost because Joe Cant hold the ball up vs 3. Defenders, so comes straight back, we can’t push our other 2 attacking players up the pitch as they are needed in defense because Joe Cant hold the ball up long enough to get players around him as they are all defending.

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #24

    Jib, Bruce could have them in 24/7 it wouldn’t make a difference as he’s has not got a clue. What’s needed is he walks.

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  • giimps

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #25

    The problem is having to play Joe as there is nobody else (as well as to try and get him to come good)…….it’s the “system ” we are playing which is the fault as much as the staff he’s using

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #26

    Giimps but if we had runners playing off Joe would he be surrounded by as many as it would give the opposition something else to think about? If he’s vs 1 defender I fancy him to hold at least his fair share up and be able to link. His goal scoring instinct or lack off is what worries me.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #27

    Jib 21 So he’s never done this before and we’ve been playing like this most of the season, wow.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #28

    Jib 21
    some are called neggers
    Getting the squad in on a day off to analyse and discuss & watch videos of
    yesterdays horror show.
    Is that not a neggers attitude.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #29

    There goes Nufc-83 with his Bielsa or the like, why the foot would he want to come here after seeing a manager like Rafa messed about for years. It doesn’t matter who the manager is, when the owner and his cronies are actually working against the manager to play his version of supermarket sweep, they are continually hamstrung

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  • giimps

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #30

    The shot Joe had yesterday when he turned his man 25 yards out , like a rocket is the best thing I’ve seen him do , it shows me he can do it but not vs 3 defenders, and he’s not the arriving late into the box type, he’s not the running 30yards with the ball at his feet type, he’s the 2nd striker type (where he usually plays) but since he’s the only striker we have , there is no space for him to ply his trade , Bruce needs to either move him to the left or right and play either St Max or Miggy through the middle, they can receive the ball at pace control and either pass or beat a man , Joe does not do this, the problem is we are not brave enough to try….even though what we are doing has not worked ever, other than a few fluke wins……. Bruce is hoping we can do this all season so he gets his 1 mil perm league bonus

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  • Jib

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Anglo after the Leicester City hammering he didn’t have to , it was on a Sunday
    but on the Monday they had a big team/coaching staff confab and decided jointly
    to revert back to Rafa’s system
    and guess what ?
    We beat Man U at SJP the following Sunday

    WOW

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  • jazzyp

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #32

    Clueless cabbage head leading the charge of the cockends to put things right hahahaha talk about blind faith.
    Playing on the back foot and conceding possession at home to teams below us in the table is a starting point.
    And lets go through stats shall we because they do not lie . And that guys spells the truth of why we are where we are as a club

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Jail why do you think we got Lozaro to the club when he could have gone to Liepzig?

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Jail so before Potter was in his current post you think he would have turned us down?

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #35

    Jib that’s only a valid point should Bruce, the coaches and the players learn from it and do something good to improve things or make impacts more positive going forward.

    Stats and facts show Bruce has not got a good track record for this though, so I wouldn’t hold my breathe. if we sink Bruce and Co and the players have to be 100% accountable. If they improve results and football then credit will have to be given. The jury’s out

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #36

    Jib any team playing Man U at the time thought they were in with a chance worst season they had in a long time.

    2
  • Nufc 4ever

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #37

    Jim not smiley

    There again calling people idiots. I think most on here know who the idiot is you.
    As I have said before with your name you will of seen a lot of dross owning our club. If you went to games in that era does that make you a idiot I doubt you have ever been a supporter.

    Your drivel is boring boring in fact Toon 22 talks more sense than you and I hardly read him

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  • Nufc-83

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #38

    Jail before you get confused I’ll tell you the reason. Although you don’t like to hear this we are still a big club playing in the worlds best league. We can still offer more wages to players/managers than 90% of other clubs. We still have an amazing stadium and fan base that would send shivers down the spine of a manager or player. We can actually attract these people (not talking about high level established players/managers). It is all about identifying the correct ones and with the people at the club such as Ashley and Charnley that is where we fall over.

    5
  • thatmatt

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #39

    After Fury’s win, it seems appropriate to use a boxing analogy. We are the journeyman fighter who is content to turn up and hope for the best. To concentrate on defence and staying out of harm, only concerned with what’s coming our way. Sure, the occasional lucky punch out of the blue leads to an unlikely win here and there, but ultimately, we have the mindset of a journeyman fighter. Block, cover up and hope to last the distance. Defend, numbers back, try not to concede and hope to nick one at the other end. Is this honestly the best we can do? This is supposed to be entertainment.

    3
  • Munster Mag

    Feb 23, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #40

    83, I admire you persistence with trying to get Jails head a bit clearer, but ostriches don’t do logic.

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