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Poll – Who Was Newcastle’s Best Player In Loss To Chelsea?



Another poor display from Newcastle has us lose 2-0 for the second time running. However, this result was to be expected, and to be honest the scoreline could have been much worse.

The massive gulf in quality between the two sides was clearly evident. However, Chelsea never pushed themselves to the limit and settled for a comfortable outing at St. James’ Park. If they had more of a killer instinct it could have been a complete horror show for Newcastle.

All things considered, a 2-0 defeat to the Blues, who move to the top of the Premier League with the win, is not the worst result in the world. But it’s the same Newcastle we’ve seen far too often – outstanding goalkeeping with little else to get excited about.


Karl Darlow, once again, made some outstanding saves. To be fair, Newcastle’s backline held up well but did have some costly moments. Federico Fernandez tapped a cross in for an own goal and Timo Werner carved through the defense on a break on the second goal.

A second bright spot was the play of Sean Longstaff, who had a very good second half. The local lad did the work of two men in the midfield and was unlucky not to open his account for the season with a blast from distance that hit the crossbar.

However, like so often, there was little going for Newcastle once again. We were just outclassed by a very good Chelsea side, who didn’t need to push themselves too hard for a comfortable win.

Who Was Newcastle's Best Player In Defeat To Chelsea?

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60 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #1

    BBC
    Chelsea stroll to win over listless Newcastle.

    Thanks for nothing Bruce.
    I don’t pay a lot of money for two season tickets to watch a once proud club to be trodden on like that.

    11
  • Nufc-83

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #2

    I am watching Brighton and Villa both attack so well with all players comfortable and confident just thinking where did it all go wrong!

    10
  • Check this out Brucie

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #3

    A slightly improved second half performance has me thinking, the players as inadequate as some are, at lest have a little professional pride. As far as Brucie goes, he can still check out you know what…

    4
  • Check this out Brucie

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #4

    *least* not lest

    1
  • hibbit

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #5

    all this crap about Bruce being a great man manager,
    he couldn’t organise a pissup in a brewery.
    #bruceOUT

    31
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #6

    HaHa, Nice one Neil,

    Poll for the best player with 2 phots of Darlow!!!

    4
  • toonluvva

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #7

    I think Bruceless could fashion a sows ear from a silk purse.

    4
  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #8

    We live in a messed up word it’s like the upside down

    2
  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #9

    World*

    0
  • hibbit

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #10

    going to take the dogs for a walk and see if i can calm down,
    How anyone in there right mind can compares this fake to Rafa is totally beyond me,
    #bruceOUT

    24
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #11

    We did have two great chances to score but the shots were woeful.

    Woe, woe and thrice woe!

    4
  • lesh

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #12

    Repost – didn’t realise the bus had gone

    Getting rid of Bruce is a fine idea but who’s going to come in knowing he’ll be out of the door when the takeover happens or knowing he’ll be working under Ashley’s short-term plans if it fails?

    1
  • theartfuldodger

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #13

    To be fair, I thought we were better than we usually are against top 6 opposition…There was actually some movement…but it seems like the players are not used to this…other players moving around…hence passes going haywire…No understanding between players…Looks like they jst started trying this moving business (or doing so aftr a really long time) 🙂

    I think this team will do well

    Lewis CB1 CB2 Murphy
    Fraser Almiron Hayden Longstaff ASM
    Wilson

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #14

    Lesh if someone who had any knowledge of football had anything to do with the decision instead of the likes of Charnley a good manager could be found. Look at Brighton and Villa managers both would have jumped at the chance to manage Newcastle. The Southampton manager all of these would have come to the club and created a completely different style of play.

    5
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #15

    Someone said before ‘Defend like a counter attacking team without the counter attacking’! Perfect Statement.

    Potter at Brighton shows how to counter effectively, as opposed to Bruce hoping StMax does a Ben Arfa or someone else bangs in a 25-30 yarder!

    5
  • Adamn_92

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Leah,

    Literally anyone at this point and I don’t say that lightly. Any manager who has a vague idea of how they want to play would be better.

    Our fans man honestly, slamming joelinton on Twitter as if he’s the reason we’re doing shite? What did they expect him to do today, he tried one long range which was awful and then missed another chance which wasn’t too bad an effort. Not saying the lad played well particularly but no need to be so harsh on him for today’s match. He isn’t a striker and has no support. Could single out any player who started except darlow.

    9
  • jezza442

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #17

    Lesh, someone could come in and make the job his, if a takeover happens with a manager in place who is doing the job well he would probably have a chance of keeping it, same with any players we have, I never understand why these pundits always use a potential takeover as an reason for under performing, if I was at a club in that position I would be thinking, oh my god we could be the next man City and I want too be part of it.

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #18

    UT/W,
    All that effort I put in to your team last night and you never took a blind bit of notice 😀

    1
  • Adamn_92

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Despite what pundits and media say, the Newcastle job is still a fairly attractive position. Any half decent manager would enjoy the challenge of trying to turn us into a top team again. Especially with the stadium full of a supportive crowd of things went well. Takeover wouldn’t effect that, just means they would try harder to turn us around in the hope they get to keep the job when the takeover happens to take us even further.

    6
  • Adamn_92

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #20

    Oops meant Lesh on my first post, not Leah haha

    1
  • onmeedsun

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #21

    It all went wrong when Bruce was appointed by 2 clueless football directors, charnley and fat boy. A competent D of F would never have selected Bruce. But then only a non ambitious club decides not to have a D of F and wing it. Our only hope is that the takeover happens before we are looking doomed at the bottom.

    8
  • Optimistic prime

    Nov 21, 2020 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #22

    Bruce is trying to play all the fans as fools!

    Hes a player, get him on the mom poll.

    3
  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #23

    onmeedsun,
    They didn’t select The Bruce, they selected, imo, FSA, Moyes and Pulis before ringing the Chronicle and telling them they’d approached Gerrard and Arteta. The Bruce was the last chance saloon.

    5
  • toon22

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #24

    Laurent Blanc is out of work
    Im betting he would take the job , short term

    Just to get his name back in the lime light

    2
  • jane

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Newcastle have won 3 premier league games this season which is as many as the bottom 5 added together.

    0
  • jane

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #26

    chelsea have beaten
    Sheffield Utd 4-1
    Burnley 3-0
    Palace 4-0
    Brighton 3-1

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Brucie was a decent player in his day. Being a decent player noway qualifies you for a managerial roll.

    Modern day managers – Klopp, Pep and the like are the managers who are modern and progressive and probably understand the modern game better the the old dinosaur still managing some teams (Brucie included here).

    Cannot blame him for taking the job but he knew what everybody else was advising him to do. And went his own way.

    2
  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #28

    Yeah, too be honest. I’ve lost interest in watching us. Starting to do other things now. This would be my worst NUFC team over the past 25 years:

    Sels

    Simpson Williamson Beharall Dummett

    Mcclen Des Hamilton Hayden Brian Pinas

    Paul Dalglish Paul Robinson

    2
  • Ketsbaia9

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #29

    Best NUFC team of the past 25 years:

    Given

    Santon Woodgate P.Albert O.Bernard

    Ben Arfa Sissoko/Dyer Hamann L.Robert

    Loic Remy Les Ferdinand

    That team would win the premier league with ease.

    3
  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #30

    Kets you really are round the bend mate

    12
  • Romford mag

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #31

    Uh shearer !

    3
  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #32

    Given

    Barton Woodgate Albert Enrique

    Solano Speed Lee Ginola

    Shearer Beardsley

    10
  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:22 PM

    Comment #33

    Now that’s a team

    1
  • jezza442

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #34

    Kets, bit harsh on dummet, 0hayden and inkSimpson maybe, but close, I’d definitely have marcelino in for hayden, dummet a few years ago was a good player but sadly he may be past it with this last 18 month of injuries and Simpson won a prem with Leicester a couple of years ago, got to remember he was young at Newcastle and he was easily as good as Santon who you rate highly

    1
  • jane

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #35

    what about Jackie Milburn?

    0
  • jane

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #36

    he played in 3 FA Cup victories scoring three times.

    1
  • jezza442

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #37

    Ohadyden lol is he another Irish man we’ve purchased under the radar

    1
  • Zorro

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #38

    That cabbage must be the he only manager in the epl who is praying fans are kept away
    Anybody who knows anything about football should realize what a shambles this team is those players are not that bad and man for man would rank around 10th
    But not with this horrendous idiot in charge bottom 3 ks looming he needs sacking before its to late
    BRUCE OUT BRUCE OUT BRUCE OUT

    12
  • Mund

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #39

    You may as well of said Hughie Gallagher Jane

    3
  • Moonraker15

    Nov 21, 2020 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #40

    Artful
    I think you need to have a look at any other PL team if you think we played “better”

    4


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