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Newcastle Awful And Trail Brighton 2-0 At The Half



Newcastle’s Mr. Hyde took the field this afternoon once again for Newcastle. As well as the lads played last weekend, they were terrible in the first half at St James Park.

Newcastle started the match with the same team and formation from West Ham, but it was like night and day from the London Stadium. The Magpies were immediately put under pressure by a confident Brighton team and failed to match the visitor’s conviction.

In just the fourth minute, Allan Saint-Maximin made a sliding tackle on Tariq Lamptey. He seemed to get the ball but also Lamptey and referee Kevin Friend awarded a penalty which was converted by Neal Maupay.

It didn’t take long for Maupay to find the net again. In the 8th minute, he put away a cross from Leandro Trossard. Maupay was initially ruled offside but VAR overturned the decision to make it 2-0.

Newcastle failed to mount an adequate response and continued to struggle with the pace of Lamptey. The youngster surged forward on a breakaway on goal but a heavy touch thwarted the effort. Then he put in another cross that Fernandez got a foot on that Darlow was able to handle.


Steve Bruce swapped the flanks moving Allan Saint-Maximin, who had twisted his ankle earlier and was struggling to help Jamal Lewis with Lamptey, to the right and Hendrick over to the left.

Bruce then relented and after 33 minutes brought Ryan Fraser on for the Frenchman. Hendrick stayed on the left with Fraser on the right though they switched flanks later on.

In injury time, Karl Darlow made a crucial save on a close-range effort from – you guessed it – Tariq Lamptey. Thankfully, the half came to end without any more damage.

Newcastle have created nothing in the final third and struggled to contain the Seagulls all half. We also have three players on yellows in Shelvey, Lascelles, and Lewis. This has been an awful display, to say the least.


294 comments so far

  • dougie

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #1

    It’s a total shambles.A championship squad with very few redeeming features and a journeyman serial loser at the helm.What could possibly go wrong.Its going to be a long and tortuous campaign this.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #2

    Melted welly heeds hooofball tactics paying off for Brighton. We’re nowhere to be seen in this game

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #3

    well it’s hoofball v a passing team and the passing team aint us!!!

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  • magic hat

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #4

    shelvey has been the standout performer in that hes been the worst.

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  • ShirebrookToon

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #5

    Get AC off and put Miggy on ffs!

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  • AncientC

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #6

    toonbrother

    Sep 20, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #42

    “Comment #36
    No offence but are you dyslexic?
    because english [sic] comprehension clearly isnt [sic] your forté
    Where did i [sic] predict Hendrick (or anyone for that matter) will not score or provide an assist today?”

    —————————————-

    Glorious irony coming from Mr foot-in-mouth syndrome. Where did I claim that you did predict Hendrick wouldn’t score or get an assist? Semantics and context, eh, difficult stuff.

    Yes, somebody here needs to work on their English comprehension.

    Stick to singling out individual players with your bitter nit-picking, because clearly you can only see football from a one-dimensional one-player perspective. 🙂

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #7

    Dodgy pen decision. Dodgy offside too. But we’d still be rubbish.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #8

    Need to match them up 2nd half.

    Fede-JL-Clark
    Manq-Hendrick-Hayden-Lewis
    Fraser-wilson-Miggy

    Need to get some parity in MF, overrun for 45mins.
    Need to balance the cover wide vs Lamptey, Lewis can push up with Clark covering behind.
    Need to stop the longball as doesnt work vs 3 big CBs.

    Get Jonjo off before he is sent off. Lascelles not far behind him either tbh.

    Only way we have a chance of getting a draw is to match them up and stop the 442 longball to AC.

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  • Zele

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Brighton are first to everything. They are controlling the game with their formation.

    We need to out match them.

    Having two big men upfront is pointless if they are not getting any service. We need to strengthen our midfield.

    We must take Carroll and Hendrick off and replace them with Miggy supporting Wilson and Sean bolstering midfield.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #10

    Again the commentators absolutely ecstatic we are losing. I wonder if they’ll stoop to piling into Bruce or will it just be the players to blame?

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  • Bambams

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #11

    We have nothing in midfield, absolutely nothing and hoofball all the time. Its as if we have the ‘1989 book of football tactics ‘

    I am more disappointed in ASM, he just did not fancy it today.

    I also agree with Sing In The Corner, there is a red card waiting for someone, Kevin Friend just cant wait !

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #12

    We were expecting a first 10-15 of feeling each other out, exchanging jabs and they just came out swinging furiously at us like a ruthless young Mike Tyson.

    Caught cold. That can only be down to the manager.

    Seemed like there was no “what if they come out flying and we can’t control the tempo……..” talk. As if it weren’t a possibility.

    Lamptey MOTM within 30mins. Made a mockery of ASM when either of them had the ball.

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  • JAMSHA

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #13

    we are lucky its still 2-0 , 2nd half we play good football, need some luck, a draw will do wonders

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  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Front foot football Bruce style

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  • mindshaft

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #15

    On the upside it’s only 0-2 and we have Bale inspired Spurs next week …. This looks like it’s going to be a car crash of a season

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #16

    embarrassing throwback, both the football and bruce.
    jail was telling us all about lamptey 2 weeks a go yet no plan seems to have been made for him.
    when bruce said brighton would have more possession he wasn’t wrong.
    no method at all, just lump it and hope for the best. SBR would be turning in his grave. we played well last week but have reverted to type.

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  • Northumbrian

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Good god this is hard to watch.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #18

    Goth

    Not a bad call on the formation and personnel for 2nd half. I’d go with it.

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  • Bambams

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Gothmog’s Pyjamas #8

    Absolutely spot on mate, agree entirely.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #20

    Tsunki

    IIMO is was a pen, first contact with his foot before ASM plkayed the ball.
    IMO it was correct on the offside, not even in question.

    Bottom line is Bruce is getting schooled by a modern manager, his 442 longball is showing him up to be tactically inept.

    How they could have researched Brighton and not known what would happen through Lamptey is insane. and then to decide ASM would be the best to have playing wide left as well – if he wanted to go 442 then surely Miggy would be the best to play there as he would run and run and help out Lewis.

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  • AncientC

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #21

    Just in case you are unaware, the ‘[sic]’ parts indicate where you made mistakes with your “English comprehension”. I trust you can figure out where and how, Toonbrother. Glad to help.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #22

    If the manager changed the personal and formation id have a bit hope for a point in the second half.

    However I reckon Bruce will be pointing the finger whilst shovelling biscuits into his fat heed, hope im wrong.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #23

    Rotonda

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    Carroll, Hendrick, And Wilson Get Starts For Newcastle Against Brighton
    Neil Harrison
    Sunday, September 20th, 2020
    Commented 316 times

    Here is the team Bruce has chosen for the match against Brighton. As expected, it’s the same side that won against West Ham.

    Bruce is going with the ‘why fix it if it isn’t broken’ approach and it’s a sensible decision. This team was excellent last weekend and deserves another look this afternoon against Brighton.

    This is the team Graham Potter will send out for the visitors.

    Newcastle have a prime opportunity to win their first two matches for the first time since 1997. These are the matches we should be winning if our aim is a top ten finish.

    The Seagulls frustrated Newcastle last season during two scoreless draws. However, this is a different Newcastle side with some exciting additions.

    Hopefully, the performance and result will be similar to the opening win at West Ham.

    Howay The Lads!

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    ilovetoon8788

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #281
    Agreed. Our biggest problem is Bruce. The game has passed him by.

    We are definitely relegation candidates as long as Bruce is in charge.

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    LGFUAD21

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #282
    I like Bruce personally. But he has royally screwed It today.

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    sing in the corner

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #283
    Red card race,Shelvey v Carroll, outside chance Hayden

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    jasper

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #284
    I’m watching and I haven’t noticed Hendricks yet

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    the white tino

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #285
    One dimensional Mrs doubtfire strikes again we will never get anywhere with him in charge f@ckin joke everyone knew there dangermen except pudding heed

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    JAMSHA

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #286
    2nd half

    darlow

    manq—jamal–fed–lewis

    shelvy–hayden

    hendriks–almiron–farser

    wilson

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    Lindisfarne

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #287
    Team Strategy ???

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    Optimistic prime

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #288
    50 mins of football, completely outplayed and no sign of changes from Bruce

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    chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #289
    Commentator using the words Bruce and tactics in the same sentence. They know nothing.

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    toonbrother

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #290
    lol carroll
    @jasper thats because hendricks is such a clever player
    So clever he goes unnoticed
    he is tackling and doing clever things when you arent looking

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    Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #291
    Destroyed in the first 10mins.

    Might have weathered it and been on parity if it wasn’t for ASMs awful tackle. They then sniffed blood and realised we weren’t ready for them and capitalised for the 2nd.

    Energy, alertness, intensity, focus – everything they had and we didn’t.

    Remote chance of a point is best we can hope for. Almiron needs to come on at HT, as he is one of few players we have who naturally plays with high energy and intensity.

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    JAMSHA

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #292
    feel sorry for big MIKE he need to empty his bank now xD

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    toonbrother

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #293
    Caroolll omg this is comic relief

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    Shoulders knees

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #294
    Sing in the Corner
    You left out lascelles

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    Ron Knee

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #295
    Lee Ryder@lee_ryder

    Doesn’t look like #nufc did enough homework on Lamptey or if they did players obviously weren’t listening.

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    Bambams

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #296
    This is almost laughable, I have never seen more hoofball than this.

    Bruce is a dinosaur and we all knew that, but he is getting totally shown up here, schooled by Potter.

    He divides opinion but Shelvey is just a waste of a time. There are those who rate him, i respect football is about opinions, but i just do not see anything from this player.

    ASM did not fancy it today, having to follow the youngin for Brighton, you could see it straight after the penalty challenge.

    At least this game will bring those back down to earth who thought we were going to be fine this season, on this performance we will struggle again.

    Hoofball !

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    Rotonda heights

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #297
    I think we need a coach who ”does tactics”

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    toonbrother

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #298
    strategy and bruce in the same sentence
    ROTFLMAO

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    swemag

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #299
    Who should come off for Almiron?

    Hendrick?

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    dougie

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #300
    It’s a total shambles.A championship squad with very few redeeming features and a journeyman serial loser at the helm.What could possibly go wrong.Its going to be a long and tortuous campaign this.

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    chancel be a fine thing

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #301
    Only positive to take from this is we won’t hear from Catchy

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    Zele

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #302
    Brighton are first to everything. They are controlling the game with their formation.

    We need to out match them.

    Having two big men upfront is pointless if they are not getting any service. We need to strengthen our midfield.

    We must take Carroll and Hendrick off and replace them with Miggy and Sean.

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    jimiley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #303
    A great 3 points last week. Not so good this week.
    We are a bottom 6 club but too good for relegation.
    Anybody else think that Shelveys chipped corners are crap?
    Brighton making us look a division lower. But there are worse teams

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    Rotonda heights

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #304
    bambams

    don’t tell munter keys we do hoofball, he won’t have it.

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    catchy in norway

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #305
    Was it a pen, I have just got in about 10 mins ago.

    Either way, what the hell, that was poor.

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    Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #306
    We were expecting a first 10-15 of feeling each other out, exchanging jabs and they just came out swinging furiously at us like a ruthless young Mike Tyson.

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    Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #307
    Catchy

    As nailed on a pen as you’re going to see.

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    jimiley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #308
    I think Carroll might get a hat rick second half and break 4 year duck

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    RUNAWAY777

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #309
    Nufc back to very best what aload of shit

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    sing in the corner

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #310
    Pressure on for Bruce. Needs to come up with a plan to get back into the game. Out manoeuvred and outplayed.
    This is where the coach earns his corn.
    Brucie,this is your best team, I don’t think that is in question.
    No excuses.
    First a good old fashioned kick up the arse, then get Almiron warmed up. Maybe playing off Wilson, Carroll have a breather?

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    jimiley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #311
    What pressure on Bruce?.
    Job for life

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    Tyran21

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #312
    Sometimes I do admire some lesser teams with not so known manager and players plays attractive football.

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    Tuttelbom

    Sep 20, 2020 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #313
    Drag off shelvey for almiron and put hendricks central. Too bad we cant sub the whole team. They all looked to be on a beachparty first 10.

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    jimiley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #314
    We need to exploit Shelveys and Hayden natural speed and Carrolls nose for goal.

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    WLtoon

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #315
    Total shambles that first half was, same against Blackburn, we won but the display was piss poor.
    In future, do not get carried away when we win a game against shite opposition, i said that Brighton looked good through the week and will be a problem today and so it has been proved, just bcos we beat West Ham ,does`nt make us a good team.
    We are piss poor and my prediction of 13th looks way too optimistic.
    There are a lot of blind optimists on here who need to take their Rose Tinted Glasses off and realise that it will be a long hard season for us.

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    catchy in norway

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #316
    Who said we don’t do it, and if that is what you take from what we say, it shows how dence you really are.

    We say Bruce plays the same brand of football as Rafa, one was on 6million, one is on about 1 million.

    Bruce is in the bottom 3 of all managers who have managed 100 games.

    We wonder why the praise for one and not the other.
    Your man plays more long balls than pulis sham and all those others you hate, but somehow he is loved for it.

    Curious

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  • SPRINGY

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #24

    Utter shambles….no control,no intelligence, clumsy, clueless…first half they dont look like they seen a football before, let alone trained all week and earn a living as a professional footballer….pathetic….wonder if the west ham win has them thinking they just have to show up to win….need a big second half from everyone…but we’ll probs be down 10 men,10 mins in second half game will be done and probs embarrassed…. by brighton….at home.

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  • toonbrother

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #25

    @AncientC
    didnt read sorry buddy
    generally I cant bring myself to your dyslexic drivel
    if you want my attention, you need to keep short & sweet mate
    one or two sentences max!

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  • Bambams

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #26

    I am going to give it 15 mins second half, if the same I am off to cut the lawn !

    I watch less high balls at Newcastle falcons

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  • JohnReese

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #27

    The big benefit to having Carroll on the pitch is him winning headers but he’s not even doing that. Shame we can’t sub half the team. Almiron for Shelvey with Hendrick moving to the centre. Doesn’t look any other decent options on the bench for this game.

    Kevin Friend isn’t looking to do us any favours either so we’re not going to get any 50/50’s.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #28

    come on ash get the sale approved and get in a proper coach before it’s too late.

    bruce backed with money again and it’s still hoofball sh–e!!

    can’t keep getting away with it especially with no Dubs.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #29

    The 442 can work, vs a West Ham, or Burnley or someone else who plays the same formation then it can be the right formation to use.

    but vs a 343/352 team with pace in the WBs and an extra man in CM it cant possibly be successful. you dont see enough of the ball, the front 2 are outnumbered and isolated and their WBs either force our wide players back or simply run off them and create the overlaps as Lamptey is doing.

    horses for courses with formations and tactics. Bruce got it right vs West Ham as it suited their approach, but totally got it wrong this time.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #30

    We haven’t even tried taking advantage of weaknesses.

    Last week Carroll played so well because he moved across their back 4, this week he’s been pinned to their CBs or coming deep, rather than pulling on to the fullbacks, when it’s so obviously a mismatch if he does.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #31

    Heads bowed, given up, with only half the game played? That’s no way to get back in it.

    Soft penalty and offside by millimeters, though both correct, it was fine margins.

    That Lamptey boy was the difference.

    We must try to win this half. If it’s good enough for points we’ll see.

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  • magic hat

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #32

    I think @gothmog is right about switching it up. I too would drop shelvey out and bring miggy in and put hendrick in the middle

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  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #33

    bambams

    but munter keys says bruce doesn’t do hoofball !! Yeah right

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  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Catchy

    I doubt even you know what youre waffling about.

    Go talk to the wall.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #35

    miggy or for AC, thats a positive start.

    come on Brucey, get them fired up!

    We can still get something here, just need to play the right way.

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  • All Aboot Toon

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #36

    Don’t comment much , but I’ll stick my head on the block.
    ASM spat his dummy out cos he was bossed.
    Pi55 poor performance and even worse attitude.

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  • Darnik

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #37

    At least he’s seen sense and hooked carrol

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #38

    433 is it? Hendrick playing centrally, Miggy wide.

    Still leaves space for their WBs. wish it was 3 at the back but lets see what happens.

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  • catchy in norway

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #39

    Optomistic

    Funny, I thought I was,, was expecting it to reply.

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  • toon22

    Sep 20, 2020 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #40

    oh well
    After last week i had such high hopes
    All gone now

    Another long season ahead

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