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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