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Our Player Ratings For The Shocking 3-0 Defeat To Brighton



This is the team that lost 3-0 at home to Brighton, including the three substitutions. It was another shocking dip in performance from Bruce’s boys.

Here are our player ratings for the match:

Karl Darlow – 5

Darlow was put under pressure from the start by a motivated Brighton side. He was easily beaten for the goals but made the saves you would expect him two. Did well to gather the deflection from a sliding Fede Fernandez as well as making a fine low save on a shot from Tariq Lamptey.

Javier Manquillo – 6

One of the better performers on the afternoon though that isn’t saying much. Manquillo got forward to provide an outlet on occasion especially in the second half when we had more possession. However, he didn’t generate much. The Spaniard was solid defensively and had a few key recoveries in the first half.

Fede Fernandez – 4

This was a rare poor outing from Federico. He had plenty of his typical clearances and blocks and the endeavor was there. However, he was passive and allowed Brighton too much time and space. Aaron Connolly and Neal Maupay caused the Newcastle backline all sorts of problems this afternoon.

Jamaal Lascelles – 3

The captain too struggled with the pace and agility of Connolly and Maupay. Jamaal failed to track Maupay on the second goal and didn’t close down Connolly on the third. He lumped the ball up the pitch far too often in what was a frustrating afternoon.

Jamal Lewis – 4

After an impactful debut, Lewis had a day filled with adversity and it culminated with Yves Bissouma’s studs hitting him flush in the nose. He struggled to contain Tariq Lamptey down the left but had little help early on from Allan Saint-Maximin. Lewis fluffed a few of his clearances to compound Newcastle’s early struggles. However, he passed the ball well but only put in one cross. Hopefully, his eye injury isn’t a bad one.

Jeff Hendrick – 4

Hendrick did little of note all game but was shuttled all over the pitch as Bruce constantly tinkered with things. He did well keeping hold of the ball but had little impact in the final third.

Isaac Hayden – 4

Hayden failed to prevent Brighton from controlling the match. He wasn’t his normal tenacious self in trying to disrupt Brighton’s early dominance in possession. Contributed few tackles and interceptions while providing little going forward.

Jonjo Shelvey – 3

Shelvey had an off afternoon compounded by an early yellow card which stifled his aggression at times. He didn’t spray the ball around the pitch as much and was fairly inaccurate when he did. His set-pieces were pretty dire. He did manage to get in quite a few crosses but it was an afternoon to forget for Jonjo.

Allan Saint-Maximin – 3

Allan Saint-Maximin seemed to win the ball on the questionable penalty in the 4th minute. However, it was a risky challenge to make in the box. He failed to offer Jamal Lewis adequate help with Tariq Lamptey who caused Newcastle loads of problems in the first half. Allan injured his ankle early and just wasn’t himself before being replaced by Ryan Fraser in the 34th minute.

Andy Carroll – 3

Carroll did little to impact this game and was brought off at half-time. His presence on the pitch led to a lot of longballs with little success. He rarely kept possession and didn’t link up well with Wilson. Andy’s forward movement was minimal as Wilson was isolated often in the first half.

Callum Wilson – 5.5

Wilson received next to no service all game as evidenced by us not having a shot on target for the first time since December 2018. Callum tried to will himself into the game but was stifled by a lack of support. Made some good runs and drifted out wide on occasion to try to create some chances. Wilson missed Newcastle’s best chance with a wayward header in the second half.

Ryan Fraser – 5

Ryan Fraser came on for the injured Allan Saint-Maximin in the first half. To his credit, he tried to be positive but failed to create a spark. Fraser got some balls into the box but one only one with enough quality to scare Brighton.

Miguel Almiron – 6.5

Miggy replaced Carroll at the half. He was our brightest player by far. He started on the left before moving behind Wilson. Newcastle started the second half with some possession and Miggy was the center of anything positive. His cross to Wilson should have led to Newcastle halving Brighton’s lead. Should get back into the first eleven moving forward.

Joelinton – 5

Brought on in the 72nd minute for Jonjo Shelvey. Joelinton went to the left which pushed Almiron to the center. The change didn’t do much as Newcastle looked even less of a threat as players began to fade. It wasn’t the Brazilian’s fault as he just wasn’t going to make much of a difference with the way things were transpiring.

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150 comments so far

  • coming home

    Sep 20, 2020 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #1

    I think Gillespie looks better than Darlow
    Although I’m only judging Gillespie on 1 appearance

    7
  • Aces-of-Eights

    Sep 20, 2020 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #2

    LETS GET 1 THING CLEAR. THE GAMES VS BLACKBURN AND TODAY VS BRIGHTON SHOULD TELL YOU ALL WE ARE A CRAP FOOTBALL TEAM WHO DOESNT HAVE A CLUE HOW TO PLAY COHESIVELY. ASM OUR DANGER MAN GETS SNUFFED OUT AND WE HAVE NO PLAN B. ANYONE WHO THINKS WE WONT BE IN A RELEGATION BATTLE ALL SEASON NEEDS THEIR HEAD TESTED

    35
  • ShirebrookToon

    Sep 20, 2020 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #3

    We need a CM. Someone that can grab the game by the scruff of the neck and a RB.

    And a new manager

    23
  • coming home

    Sep 20, 2020 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #4

    Fede’s rating of 4 is harsh as he is by far our best CD

    0
  • Aces-of-Eights

    Sep 20, 2020 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #5

    ANOTHER POINT EVEN ID PICK SAME TEAM FROM LAST WEEKEND AS WE WON HOWEVER ITS NOT THE FORMATION THAT MATTERS BUT THE APPLICATION WHICH SHOULD BE PRESSING AND MOVING FAST. WITH BRUCEY STAND BACK AND WAIT AND HOPE TACTICS WE WILL ALWAYS STRUGGLE AGAINST TEAM WITH A PLAN I.E. THE BRIGHTONS, LEEDS, EVERTONS, LIVERPOOL, MAN CITYS ETC.

    4
  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 20, 2020 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #6

    If I was going to vote it would’ve been Almiron.

    Id have brought him on before Frazer to help contain Lamptey.

    What really gets me is how long it took for Bruce to change anything, Frazer was just a replacement for Asm.

    Mauled for 45mins and Bruce stood watching, wtf does Ashley think watching that?

    I wonder what the Saudis think.

    14
  • coming home

    Sep 20, 2020 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #7

    All we need is a new manager
    A half decent manager would have this squad easily mid table

    15
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #8

    Lilongwe,
    So you honestly think you could have won the championship with the squad we had, on that logic you must also think you could have won the league with Lpool last year, why don’t you apply to City or Lpool, I’m sure their owners think that any old Tom, Dick or Harry can win trophies as long as they just keep buying them players.

    9
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #9

    Tsunki,
    If Bruce walked into a situation that was fit for purpose, and not broken, why did Rafa have such reservations about signing a new deal on more money?

    If Bruce has a better squad, is it a reflection on him having more nous in the transfer market?

    Neither of the above are true, but Bruce gets stick for taking over a good situation, which Rafa wouldn’t stay and manage, and also gets stick for having a better squad but wasting money on signings and making bad signings.

    It can’t ever be all of the above, so maybe people need to accept both managers are flawed and both undrr constraints. The result being, we concede possesion throigh tactics and style.

    7
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #11

    Jail,
    No, by that logic it means nothing of the sort. In fact, logic has disappeared in your theoretical post.

    2
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #12

    Jail,
    If we hadn’t got promoted, whoever was in charge should have hung up whatever managers hang up when retiring.

    There has naver been a squad in the championship close to it in terms of top level experience, value, international caps…..

    3
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #13

    Apologies, excuse the typos. On my phone, and chubby digits.

    0
  • kc2012

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Darlow and Miggy are the only 2 that deserve a rating and their wages.

    The rest were embarrassing and should really have been made to do a full training session and go out on the town feeding the homeless after that performance.

    The optimism of last weekend has vanished again.

    3
  • Oldgit1

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #15

    @the ledge, that is worrying. Not one for stats but bloody hell.

    3
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #16

    Lilongwe Geordie

    You dont mind our current ” manager ” being #OfficiallyWorseThanKinnear?
    Funny that

    Where as the guy you obviously hate managed to get himself into 5th place while our turd of an owner mugged him off for 3 years

    9
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #17

    You think RB would be doing as well if he had been given 100 million to spend ?

    7
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #18

    Nothing changes
    Second match syndrome
    Since we have come we have been awful in our second game of the season
    1-0 defeat against Huddersfield – relegated
    0-0 Draw against Cardiff – relegated
    3-1 defeat against Norwich – relegated
    3-0 defeat against Brighton

    2
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #19

    Lilongwe Geordie

    Remember while we were winning the championship, cabbage heed spent a fortune at Villa and got nowhere while RB made the turd money and got promotion ?

    11
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #20

    Lilongwe,
    You, Munter and all the posters that won’t acknowledge the achievement in promotion that year always seem to ignore my point. Us and Villa are very similarly sized clubs, we both got relegated and both hired managers to get promoted. On roughly the same budgets RDM failed miserably and was sacked. Are you saying you’re a better manager than RDM, I think you are being obscenely conceited by claiming you got have got a promotion to the championship had you been manager that year.

    12
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #21

    If i didnt know better id say you have an agenda thats not quite what your normal toon fan might have

    8
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #22

    Toon22,
    Haha, you really need to read and comprehend before posting. I wanted better than Rafa, I want better than Bruce.

    Are you celebrating Pardew with your 5th comment? Cause he is the only one to get us there under Ashley?

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #23

    *you could have got

    0
  • coming home

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #24

    Teams like us (last year) who get freak results and lucky wins and the odd match we are good is because the squad is OK but there’s no cohesion
    The management is lacking
    On the other hand teams like Burnley and Brighton or organised and know what their doing and know their strengths and weakness
    Our management know fcuk all unfortunately

    9
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Lilongwe Geordie

    P45due is up there, top 3 as the worst manager in the clubs history
    You seem to enjoy the hardship the clubs had

    Do you own a very large SD mug ?

    Suits you

    11
  • Regan

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #26

    Bungle from rainbow…..
    Why did he walk round naked all day…
    Then got dressed to go to bed..

    3
  • Toonces

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #27

    Charlie

    That is a fair point and as someone else just mentioned overreaction to the win last week and an overreactions in some ways to the loss today.

    But we were poor today and need a good reaction from the team against Spurs. Today should serve as a wake up call.

    0
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #28

    Might you name who we might have gotten better then RB ?
    You think they might fancy being mugged off by the turd, make him a pile of cash ?

    We all want better but in our situation RB remains the best manager weve had under the turd

    6
  • magicmac54

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Ledge to be honest its embarrassing having Bruce as manager, he is clueless, doesnt know how to set a team up, doesnt have a tactical brain cell in his head, he talked Brighton up like they were Liverpool or Man City by saying they are going to have a lot of possession wow wow what a way to inspire your own team and give them confidence, he was a good central defender, but his record with past clubs speaks for itself, the man is a total failure as a manager, and what really worries me is his mate David Moyes at West Ham will be sacked if west ham continue having bad results, but Bruce wont under Ashley as his remit is to keep us in the top 17 and that will keep him in a job as long as Ashley is owner. What a shambles

    19
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #30

    Jail,
    Haha, we didn’t have similar budgets in the slightest. RDM is and has always been poor. He made poor signings.

    I think you are being obscenely literal in the way you took my post to Rotonda, and completely failing to acknowledge that squad would have won any championship comfortably in the last 20 years.

    3
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #31

    Cant wait tot see who you think might have done better
    Who we could have replaced him with

    Its never the turds fault

    4
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #32

    Ahh
    #

    Just ignore reality and plough on with your agenda

    Fair enough

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #33

    Why was the budget not the same, look at the spends that year, they paid more for Ross Mccormack

    4
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #34

    Lilongwe Geordie

    How many pairs of Lonsdales socks you got ?

    7
  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #35

    Ledge

    The scariest thing on that table isn’t Bruce is bellow Kinnear, he’s bellow Carver too!

    Its not much of a muchness at all, our form over the last 22 games in the league is relegation form.

    No tactics, no thought of the opposition, anyone can pick 11 players.

    Problem is we’ve treaded water so long we’ve actually been going backwards.

    Id use any transfer money left to get a manager but it aint gonna happen.

    I predicted 11th in my giddiness in reality be lucky to get 13th again.

    10
  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #36

    if we’re talking spending how come Mclaren and Bruce got serious wedge and Rafa got peanuts?

    Is it because Rafa didn’t like the targets?

    Does Bruce have as much say as he claims?

    9
  • Lilongwe Geordie

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #37

    Jail,
    Seriously? RDM had a way higher budget and spend? I am really confused now, as you aren’t making sense.

    You are over simplifying it and really just trying to make it fit your dynamic.

    5
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Today showed he is utterly hopeless
    ASM was the weak link and Brighton knew it
    They exploited it the entire 1st half
    Our tactical genius probably still hasnt noticed it

    10
  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #39

    Lilongwe Geordie

    The simple fact is you dont like RB
    That leaves you with your cap firmly in the loving the turds camp

    Youll argue all day how he wasnt very good, just your typical fan

    😉

    13
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 20, 2020 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #40

    Toonces
    I don’t know what it is – the only difference between Rafa and Bruce is Rafa kept it a lot tighter at the back but we play the same football
    Slow slow sideways backwards back to the keeper and hoof it up field. We have looked disjointed miss our midfield out and it is going to catch us out unless we sort our midfield out which did absolute nothing today.
    They did not protect our defence and did nothing going forward just ran around if you can call it that kicking the opposition
    I would say every team play better football than us and sooner than later it is going to catch us up!!!!!

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