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VIDEOS – Newcastle vs Brighton Extended Highlights – Plus Bruce Press Conference After Game



For some Newcastle fans around the world, in case you have missed the highlights of the game yesterday, when we looked hopeless against Brighton & Hove Albion, here’s the video from NBC Sports.

And after that performance it’s not surprising Steve Bruce looked so unhappy during his press conference.

A glum looking Steve Bruce – before the press conference started.

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167 comments so far

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #1

    Losing a lot of respect for Shearer again hanging the players out to dry but never ever mentions Bruce

    What about the setup Alan mate? Hoofing it to Carroll with no one around him for the 2nd ball?

    The media not really slating Bruce allows him to get off the hook and the only one who actually says anything is Chopra and he gets dogs abuse for it

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  • Lindisfarne

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #2

    I can not find it but there is a picture on Twitter from yesterdays match, showing a 8-10m gap between our defensive line and midfield. Although both lines of four are fairly compact, there are three Brighton attackers in between and enough space for the ball to be played staight through.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s not Shelvey’s fault to be picked out as if he’s the central deficiency. In the right midfield his delivery of the ball into telling areas is superb. In the wrong midfield he is just another headless chicken with no outlet, especially if your forwards are as immobile as Carroll or hobbling like ASM. My problem is with Hayden, an absolutely average workaday plodder who just does a job but we need better than a player running down shadows in there. Someone who already knows what to do with a ball as he’s winning it. Yeah get rid of shelvey, but get a midfield that is set up to do the job as a unit, not a collection of disparate players who have in their CV they play in that position

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  • Nufc-83

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #4

    Bruce needs to go fast and we need to find a more progressive manager who actually has a style and way of playing to implement. I have been mentioning the likes of Bielsa for years now as the type of manager we need to get through the door rather than these dinosaurs who don’t have a clue how to play in the modern day. What you seen against Brighton was on paper we have a better side yet Potter’s team went out with a plan and are clearly coached on how to play a certain style which will be drilled into them week in week out. Bruce on the other hand clearly just throws 11 names on the teamsheet and hopes for the best. If you look at all the top managers they all have a certain style they implement that is clear to see yet I cant honestly identify what Bruce’s style is! At least with Rafa although boring at times it was clear to everyone including the players the team was set up around being defensively solid and sitting deep while getting forward quickly on the counter attack. This guy is just another Pardew etc.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #5

    Lindisfarne

    https://twitter.com/robinnufc/status/1307952130062508032/photo/1

    1 photo shows why going 442 was such a ridiculous idea.
    brightons 3 forwards force our back 4 to narrow to cover them, leaving the space for both WBS, which ASM clearly isnt going to track every time.

    not even mentioning the flatness of our midfield and the amount of space in between them and the defence. Its just all out bad.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #6

    bettyswallocks
    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:14 AM
    Comment #27
    Our attacking tactics yesterday were to rely on Shelving finding a decisive forward pass or lumping it to Carroll completely missing out our static midfield. Brighton snuffed out both of these options by surrounding Carroll with three big competent defenders who were all comfortable on the ball and also by pressing our defence and not allowing them to play it up to Shelvey resulting in the launch upfield .
    This resulted in the same old problem of Shelvey dropping deeper and deeper looking for the ball and leaving our midfield weak.

    Although most of us could see this unfortunately Steve Bruce couldn’t or if he could , he didn’t have another option in his tactical repertoire, bearing in mind he doesn’t do tactics anyway.

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #7

    What was really weird and I think highlights just how bad Bruce isvas a coach, look at lewis against West ham, his attacking play was unreal, the running off the ball the linking up with Maxi etc he had defenders constantly wondering where he was and dragging them out of position.

    Then a week later I dont think I seen him in an attacking position the whole match long, just hovered around midfield and defended a lot.

    My theory is, he was only fresh in the team and didnt have time to be coached against West ham and as a result what he utilised what hed been thought by previous managers. A week on and Bruce had time to set his negative coaching and teach him how to be a flop.

    Longstaff is another example of him regressing players developments by just not have a clue what hes supped to be doing, Almiron is another, possibly Joelinton might be suffering this fate to.

    Bruce needs to go, I would get in a fisherprice coach ahead of Bruce at this stage. But as usual he wont be fired until after Christmas when we have no time left to recover, and were relegated!!

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #8

    How can he even be a good man manager like people seem to say when he sends them out there with attitudes like they had yesterday. The man is good for nothing, I’m sick of giving him chances, I’m sick of people telling me we need to give him time.

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #9

    BRUCE OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Shelvey is a fuukn Donkey!

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  • carltoon

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #11

    No one has ever said Bruce was a good manager!!!, Until Ashley goes. And we get some one young and progressive, we’re only going to get manager’s like him. Sack him who’s going to take over? We’re where we are until we get rid of Ashley. We are only signing available mediocre players and that’s how we’re not going to improve.

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  • giimps

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #12

    Rob, we just need to give him time……time for him to lose more games, have the worst stats in the whole of the premier league , time for his “tactics” to make good players bad and time for Chumless to stick by him like he did with his other first choice dutch manager ( Mcclaren)

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  • Optimistic prime

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #13

    https://youtu.be/qj8kMmUxkSE

    Im sure they mention Bruce in this song.

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #14

    There are an absolute myriad of young talented managers in the championship and league one or abroad even who may not take us to any titles but they will set this team up far far better than Bruce could ever even dream of.

    To say we cant get a better replacement in is a total joke! Literally anyone is better than Bruce. Sorry Carltoon but I have to disagree with you on this one.

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  • IrishRob

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #15

    Hahaha Exactly Gimps let’s give him more time. (Crying emoji)

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #16

    Haha “highlights” nice one Ed 😀

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #17

    Carltoon

    do you not think Potter for example would have accepted the job before he went to Brighton? Imo he definitely would have, we dont just have to accept these old english dinosaurs for managers, the club just chose to do so.

    there are many young progressive managers/coaches out there now, most young ones play the tactical high press game made famous by Klopp and Pep.

    Bruce has never made it out of the 90s tactically, same as moyes and big Sam etc.

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  • carltoon

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #18

    Well, I agree, but Ashley won’t will he!!! That’s what I’m getting at. No one will take the job, Bruce was bottom of the list. Ashley does this time and again, he wants a yes man. So if this takeovers off. We’ve had it.

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  • carltoon

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #19

    Of course. But you’ve got people in charge of the club who are clueless.

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  • Tsunki

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #20

    One thing I’m not sure about is that Irishrob isn’t making his opinion on Shelvey very clear 🙂

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  • carltoon

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #21

    Gothmog, I cried when we got Bruce, I protested that day. Ashley’s got his own agenda. What can we do. I don’t think I’ll ever get back to watch them. So it’s up to you young lot, to do something.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #22

    Cant just blame Bruce for our midfield it has not been functioning for years.

    Got to get rid of Hayden and Shelvey out of central midfield.
    and sign two before window closes – Brucie should be at Ashley to bring in two.

    Midfield is sadly lacking Diame who did a great job for Rafa plus Perez who had the nous to get near the centre forward and linked our lumbering midfield with Rondon.

    Would like to see the two Longstaffs if fit Barlasser and Ritchie in our midfield against Morecambe – see if it is more mobile
    Even try Joelinton

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #23

    Carltoon

    havent been called young for a fair while, thanks for that 🙂

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  • carltoon

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #24

    Ya welcome 🙂

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  • carltoon

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #25

    Charlie that second half of Rafa’s last season was great, Diane, when he was on form brilliant, ah! What might have been.

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  • carltoon

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #26

    DIAME

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #27

    carltoon

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:27 AM
    Comment #11

    No one has ever said Bruce was a good manager!!!,

    Thats correct Carltoon. He’s not a good manager but as Lilongwe said last night ad nauseum, rafa didnt do brlliantly either, so its a long time since we had decent football and a team to get excited about.

    Mund, as for comparing Rafa and Bruce, Im not sure why thats unfair, given that they managed nufc fir a comparable season with a broadly similar team.

    To clarify, i’d LOVE to have a manager like the Brighton guy .

    They play like the pitch is twice the size it is, without spending loads.

    I dont know how good he is defensively, but they never seem to get tanked.

    Saudis and Potter ?

    Yes please.

    I guess we all gt a bit carried away with West Ham, or most of us, as we were all hoping for mid table. Seems a long time ago now.

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  • Mund

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #28

    Bruce was pulled in as a cheap option and a yes man all because Ashley envisaged he won’t be at the club much longer. For obvious reasons it didn’t work out that way but Ashley still very much wants to be rid of this club.

    Now Ashley is working hard to get the deal approved so he can get his money and his new trade deals in Saudi. Surely if this is Ashley’s plan he cant or won’t sit about watching Bruce blow every chance of that happening. With Ashley who knows what he will do.

    Some clubs haven’t saw the fact football has moved on and still employ these dinosaur coaches like Bruce and until then we will look shambles every week with the odd lucky win.

    We have a good bunch of lads and with the right manager we could have a decent team playing propa football but as of right now we look to have no hope with Bruce as the main man.

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  • Mund

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #29

    carltoon, GP is in his 50’s but looks like he is in his 70’s. Had a rough paper round 😉

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  • Thump

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #30

    That screenshot of the match that GP posted is absolutely damning. I think most of us braced for a long ball game after seeing the Chelsea match, but to line up in a 4-4-2 against that formation?

    He wasn’t even playing noughts and crosses: he’d have seen that his pieces were well outnumbered.

    Go Fish, perhaps.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #31

    Charlie, Perez was a huge loss, despite what some think here. He had great ability to run with the ball and get us up the pitch and link things up. He was excellent at pressing too.

    Yesterday was depressing , awful muck.

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  • Mund

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #32

    Munster

    Stop comparing mate. Two seasons on comparison proves absolutely nothing.

    You know this mate come on and after yesterday I’m convinced he couldn’t manage a league one club never mind a premier league club

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #33

    Mund if we get the saudis, wud they keep Bruce?

    Surely not, but its very possible.

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  • giimps

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #34

    The problem we have regarding the club in its current guise, we dont have any ambition, nobody decent will come in if they are trying to progress, the owner does not want the club to be successful and will not allow itself to generate its own income to enable us to become successful.
    Any deemed success is frowned upon as it heightens the fans expectations , a decent manager coming in will be hampered by the owner to minimise expectations and outlay….its all about the outlay and his control …..the slug is the main problem , Brucie is the symptom of the problem and our team is the result….us fans (especially now) are just a sideshow

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  • The Ledge

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #35

    “Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff: the new Carrick with added ice in his veins

    The midfielder is being compared with another Geordie but has more mobility and more in the tank, says Rafael Benítez

    Louise Taylor”

    Newcastle’s Sean Longstaff: the new Carrick with added ice in his veins

    Sean Longstaff under our ex manager was being compared to a young Carrick now all of a sudden he can’t play Central and he is better at number 10 and so on there is one major difference to now and back then and that’s he has been coached by brucie same as Schar ,Lascelles, Lejeune they have all gone backwards under brucie.

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  • Mund

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #36

    Munster

    If Staveley completed the purchase in a few weeks from the beginning when the papers where handed in, then I believe he would of got at least a season but now if they say complete it in a few months or at any point of the season then I don’t think think Bruce will have a cat in hells chance of staying.

    The consortium are already behind in there plan so I doubt they would put themselves behind even more with keeping Bruce on

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  • Australian Pie

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #37

    Shelvey just can’t play in a midfield of 2, it literally means Hayden has to run around headless.

    ASM finding out also where he needs to improve. Stupid penalty to give away and got heads down straight away. Definitely poor from Bruce to not recognise what needed changing after 20mins. Our back line also way off where they should be ans allowing their attacking players to receive turn and run at them

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  • Australian Pie

    Sep 21, 2020 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #38

    Sean Longstaff will be fine if he is paired with an also mobile midfielder like Hayden. Play him with Shelvey and it means you run around headless.

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  • The Ledge

    Sep 21, 2020 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #39

    No the top ten finish was based on the squad we have now and to stop the brucie brigade if we finish in 12th or 13th going on and on about how well he has done and how he matched our ex manager.

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  • Nufc 4ever

    Sep 21, 2020 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #40

    I for one tipped Brighton to win simply that there manager is light years ahead of Bruce.
    They outplayed us last year and should of been the same result. The staff should of known what to expect and did nothing.
    They had a lad Lamptey 19 we have Barlaser 23 and we still have no idea if he is going to make it.
    All down to the dinasaur My opinion on Maximin was no bottle for the fight and sulked off

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