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Bruce Pleased With Two Magpies On A Difficult Afternoon



Steve Bruce has spoken after Newcastle’s 2-0 defeat to Chelsea. It’s another poor performance with Newcastle not offering much in attack and being pegged deep for much of the match.

The second half was slightly better with Newcastle seeing more of the ball. However, they weren’t able to do too much with it having only one shot on target all afternoon.

The head coach said the following about the game per Newcastle’s Twitter account:

“We got off to an awful start against a very good Chelsea team and unfortunately we went far too deep in the first half.

“Second half we went higher up the pitch and were better. It was our best part of the game when we conceded the second.”

Newcastle came out of the gate with intent but that lasted all of three minutes. It was then all Chelsea for the remainder of the first half. We agree with Bruce that the second goal came when Newcastle were looking their brightest.


Bruce did name two Magpies who he thought played very well. They were Sean Longstaff and Joelinton, who did have decent afternoons under the circumstances.

“I thought Sean Longstaff did very well. I thought Joelinton played very well on the day. We had a really decent spell against them and that’s hard to do. They’re a good team with good players.”

Joelinton was deployed up front in place of the injured Callum Wilson. The Brazilian had 2 key passes and was fouled 5 times. Longstaff completed over 90% of his passes while also doing a job defensively.

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141 comments so far

  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #121
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #122

    Wor Barlie,
    Do you follow Wealdstone or Sutton.

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  • onmeedsun

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #123

    Mund
    Correct, without takeover we will end up relegated if Bruce stays. If not this season but next. Rafas football was a poor watch, but we put up with it because no net money had been spent, and we believed Rafa would deliver once he was given funds. We will never know what he could have done but it would be better than this. But I see little point removing Bruce whilst Ashley is still there. I just wish we didn’t have to endure such rubbish. Bottom line is Bruce has not improved the team, and he has spent big on a net basis.

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  • Romford mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #124
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #125

    If Rafa’s football was so poor, why was every game a sell out?

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  • onmeedsun

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #126

    And I am sick and tired of hearing toon fans on 606 not able to put forward coherent arguments as to why Bruce is just not competent enough. Apparently Rafa spent more than Bruce! Not on a net spend basis. All the stats point to us being bottom of the league in all key markers but it never comes up.

    3
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #127

    Does it matter how Bruce got here?

    First or last choice its pretty damming either way.

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  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #128

    Onmehead

    Get yourself on 606

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  • captainmarvel

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #130

    It is so easy being a keyboard Manager, way too easy, too ridiculous for words…

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #131

    onmeedsun

    I disagree on one thing mate and that’s id get rid of Bruce ASAP

    Anything is better than Bruce as he is a dinosaur and has always been behind in the times as he admitted himself he doesn’t change with the times he believes in his methods YCMIU

    I’d take a risk on a young manager out there, somebody who has be born into these times not a manger who has basically failed everywhere he has managed

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  • onmeedsun

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #132

    In terms of Bruce, let’s just see how it plays out between now and NYear. There are matches that if we don’t win we’ll end up in the bottom 4 or 3. No fans in grounds to abuse him, so he’ll have no excuses. But if we’re allowed back in come Jan and we have tanked, he will deserve everything coming his way, and watch all those pundits change tune.

    3
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #133

    We could get megaphones and socially distance outside the ground.

    Instead of a siren have a pre recorded Bruce out chant.

    If Jib was here he could get them cheap from China

    3
  • onmeedsun

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #134

    Mund
    No decent manager with ambition would work for Ashley. They appointed Bruce cos they thought his Geordie credentials would win him over. Not realising that Geordies actually don’t like Bruce cos of always paying homage to ManU, managing Sunderland and turning us down before. Never mind his incompetence.

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  • Wor Bairle

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #135

    Jail

    Neither, I got my tasks sorted this morning, she’s happy so I had a full day of footie to watch. It’s refreshing to watch the lower leagues, honest players giving their all.

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #136

    Talking about Weadlstone, did anyone watch the video i put on here about the The Wealdstone Raiderer?
    When you look at that guy , Gordon Hill, you realise what supporting your local football team is all about. Take a look all you glory hunters and plastic supporters of Manure and Liverpool

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  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #137

    onmeedsun

    You get me wrong mate I don’t mean a decent young manager but take a risk do a bit of scouting.

    Brighton scouted Potter for 4 years before hiring him and Hasenhuttl with Potter weren’t renowned names but I’d snap your hands of for either right now.

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  • Regan

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #138

    WL. ..
    Funny as foot that supporter though mate..

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  • lochinvar

    Nov 21, 2020 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #139

    One thing is for sure and that’s if and when the PIF come back and the takeover is done then they’ll thank Bruce for his efforts and then replace him.
    Many thought he was an interim manager appointed with that in mind.
    Seems more likely that is the case, especially when you read this. Along the lines of ” it wasn’t me officer the bollard just jumped up and hit my car”

    Who coached the team to sit back in deep formation from the start ?
    I’m no Miss Marple but hey let me guess…

    The head coach said the following about the game per Newcastle’s Twitter account:
    “We got off to an awful start against a very good Chelsea team and unfortunately we went far too deep in the first half.

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  • Ninjacent

    Nov 21, 2020 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #140

    What did anyone expect, Bruce is doing his best, but is clearly out his depth. We have a decent squad, and I dream of manager who has pride playing the game we love, not happy having 11 players constantly behind the ball, running round chasing shadows. It’s embarrassing when we nick a result, because the likes of WBA and Brighton are playing better stuff than we are with lesser players. It may catch us up in the end ?

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  • Ninjacent

    Nov 21, 2020 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #141

    What did anyone expect, Bruce is doing his best, but is clearly out his depth. We have a decent squad, and I dream of manager who has pride playing the game we love, not happy having 11 players constantly behind the ball, running round chasing shadows. It’s embarrassing when we nick a result, because the likes of WBA and Brighton are playing better stuff than we are with lesser players. It may catch us up in the end ?

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