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Bruce Post Match Comments – We Found It Difficult – Hats Off To Newport – Look, We’re Through

Newcastle put in one horrendous first half showing in tonight’s Carabao Cup 4th round tie at Newport County, and we were 1-0 down at halftime.

That was due to a 5th minute goal from Abrahams, when the Newcastle team looked asleep.

But with only 3 minutes to go in the game, and after wasting many chances in the second half, we pulled level with a simply brilliant goal from Jonjo Shelvey to make it 1-1.

And although we had lost 10 of our last 11 penalty shootouts, we held on to win the penalty shootout in South Wales 5-4.

Phew – that was close!

And once again, like last Sunday – we were so lucky.

This luck is not sustainable.

And despite the drama tonight, which nearly ended in disaster for the Magpies, we are indeed through to quarter-finals of the League Cup.

Steve Bruce – Look – we’re through

This is what manager Steve Bruce said after the match as reported by the Chronicle:

“We knew after watching them how they were.”

“You can see how they beat Watford, Middlesbrough, Leeds and Leicester – they have turned them all over.”

“You can understand why.” “They perform so well for a lower division team.”

“They got the early goal and if they didn’t have belief, it gave them more.”

“We found it difficult, hats off to them.”

“I didn’t think with the way it was going we’d get the breakthrough.”

“Look, we’re through. We are through in the cup, and we played well in the last half hour. But we needed to score.”

“We had 27 attempts and 10 on target.” “But when you don’t take your chance it’s hard.”

“It will be more difficult with a crowd in. They are a hostile lot.” “The whole thing is difficult from top to bottom.”

“I don’t think our lads enjoyed the cold showers afterwards.”

Well, our lads didn’t deserve hot showers – that’s for sure.

Other teams through to the last 8, apart from Newcastle are Tottenham, the two Manchester clubs, and Everton.

So the next round should be a lot easier.


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16 comments so far

  • jane

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #1

    got to give Newport credit.

  • Regan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #2

    If the cog doesn’t fit the wheel…

    Time for change..

  • jane

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #3

    Scott Twine on loan from Swindon had a good battle with Shelvey. the young lad done showed a lot of fight.

  • jane

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #4

    “Time for change..”

    said the clock maker

  • carltoon

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #5

    Magicmac, I’m too old tofancy any one, but I can still appreciate a nice looking bloke

  • Regan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #6

    The clock struck one….

    The other one got away with minor injuries. .

  • jane

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #7

    behind for most of the match and behind in the penalty shootout!

  • jane

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #8

    “The clock struck one….”

    the mouse ran down

  • carltoon

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Posted before I was finished, I’ve been in the same room as him, and he’s got a very lovely girlfriend so no hope for an old women like me. Any way very happy with my man and fantastic family as it should be. He just doesn’t care much for football.

  • Tsunki

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #10

    Our powerful and muscular team pulverised the massed fortifications of the men of the valleys with irresistible dynamic force and we rightfully claim our deserved quarter final showpiece with yet another football league powerhouse who we will no doubt crush beneath our juggernaut wheels on our path to cup glory. There’s nothing quite like a Steve Bruce-designed “Good Cup Run”.

  • Just a fan

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #11

    Hi jane

  • jane

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #12

    Tsunki the last sentence would have sufficed.

  • carltoon

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #13

    Yes well played Newport, they have played well in this cup run.

  • martoon

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #14

    I understand why you’re all so upset with that performance but you have to give Newport a bit of credit. They have mastered the art of playing against superior opposition – sneak a goal and then defend for their lives with a very well organised defence. When you think about it that’s what Bruce tries to do when playing the top six but Newport are definitely better at it!

  • magicmac54

    Sep 30, 2020 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Carltoon so you can still appreciate an nice looking bloke, how on earth did you get a photo of me Carltoon ha ha ha ha

  • Sav

    Oct 1, 2020 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Glad to see Schar back. Almost scored from his first touch. With him we have a viable back 3. I hope the threat of being moved on leads to his improved concentration and self-control. On his day, Schar is our most talented defender. We certainly could do with those performances now. A bit of the fabled man-management from Bruce the Excuse could turn Schar into another James Perch, zero to hero.Hope so.


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