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Newcastle’s Struggles Continue In Scoreless First Half At Sheffield



It was a depressing first half from Newcastle at Bramall Lane as Sheffield dominated the half with ten shots. Thankfully, only 2 were on target and Karl Darlow did well to save those.

There’s been little from Newcastle other than a missed chance from Callum Wilson. To top things off, Ryan Fraser was booked twice and Newcastle are down to ten men.

Newcastle, in their yellow away strips, were set up in a 5-2-3 with Hayden and Hendrick in the midfield, Yedlin on the right, and Dummett on the left. Sean Longstaff and Fraser were behind Wilson.

The hosts saw much of the ball even in the early stages but didn’t create much at first. Newcastle had an early cross from Fraser that was out of Wilson’s reach. The first shot of the match was a wayward effort from Sheffield’s John Lundstram in the 9th minute.

The Blades had a great chance in the 12th minute when David McGoldrick’s run wasn’t followed by a Newcastle defender. The striker’s effort was parried by Darlow as Sheffield started asking some serious questions.

After 25 minutes, it was all Sheffield who had the lion’s share of possession and the game’s only chances. Newcastle produced no shots and once again gave the ball away needlessly.

Newcastle’s first shot came in the 27th minute from a Callum Wilson header. Federico Fernandez delivered a perfect cross but Wilson’s effort went wide of the target. It was a missed chance from the striker.

Sheffield soon followed with a missed header of their own. Ethan Ampadu launched a tempting ball into the box. David McGoldrick met it with the back of his but it sailed over the crossbar.

Sheffield continued to put pressure on Newcastle, who had some timely blocks and challenges from our defenders to keep the Blades off the scoresheet.

The hosts piled the chances in late in search of a breakthrough. They didn’t find one but Ryan Fraser was sent off after receiving two late bookings for silly challenges. This performance has been woeful, pathetic, and just depressing to witness.


272 comments so far

  • carltoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #241

    I’m just going to give up. Don’t think I can take anymore.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #242

    Terrible stuff. and Brucie says we do not need up front players’

    Terrible.

    Brucie……………………………………………OOT

    8
  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #243

    Got to get rid of Hayden asap. Simply not good enough.

    2
  • toon kk

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #244

    Relegation looms.
    Going off our football of late we have no right to be in this league.
    Totally pi55ed off with what we’re being served up atm.
    We need ASM back ASAP.

    1
  • The Prince's Mate

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #245

    Strange isn’t it, Bruce may be a nice guy but has always been shite as a manager and yet he must be a multimillionaire?
    Where there’s muck there’s money…

    6
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #246

    Bruce – if you love the club like you claim to – let us go.

    Resign and you will gain the respect of the fans for ever.

    Stay and we guarantee to hate you forever

    Your choice Cabbage

    15
  • naptoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #247

    ssn for brucies bollix presser

    0
  • DeanToon88

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #248

    ASM will want no part of this pathetic circus and will move to the first club that comes in for him, almiron as well, if I was playing for NUFC ATM I would want out as well, absolute shambles I’m foaming!!

    10
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #249

    The most sickening thing to me is, that once the team went up on here we all knew and we all said it.We are fans we have’nt got coaching badges (ok a couple might) but if it was so obvious to us,what the foot is ganning on???

    10
  • EastEnd

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #250

    Proper sick of this now.
    We are the worst team to watch in the prem.
    We dont deserve to have 19 pts given our performances.
    Not a single player has improved, if anything most have regressed.
    Win or lose I just feel meh now. I get more emotional about my fantasy teams.
    Bruce has to go.

    6
  • Tartantoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #251

    The least creative team we could have possibly picked against the worst team in the league. We got exactly what we deserved. I think I loathe Bruce as much as Ashley, which is scientifically impossible.

    4
  • geordietom

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #252

    taxi for Bruce …

    2
  • coming home

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #253

    Ketsbaia

    Haydon is 1 of our decent players and we don’t have many

    1
  • Australian Pie

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #254

    Matty Longstaff should be one of first names on the sheet how he has performed.

    There should also be 3 attacking players out of 11 at a minimum on the pitch.

    Bruce has to go

    6
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #255

    I would love it!!
    If Kets told us his other username.

    0
  • Not another deJong

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #256

    Is it the red n white stripes that throws us??

    0
  • RVRC

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #257

    Never been so happy to lose, embarrassed to support this bruce team, worst football ive seen in the premier league for 25 years

    5
  • toon kk

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #258

    Serve Ashley right if we end up going down, stop him buying the high Street.

    1
  • Australian Pie

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #259

    How did Almiron not get a chance to come on with his pace and at least try to work something

    10
  • Ketsbaia9

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #260

    Yar, got to go now. Lost interest watching us to be honest. Too many British players in the squad that aren’t good enough.

    3
  • Abbott

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #261

    In the end i actually hoped that we would NOT get a goal, because a draw would have given bruce additional games to try and deliver.

    Time for action, now.

    6
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #262

    If Bruce stays we WILL get relegated,probably with 29/34 points

    3
  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #263

    I just cant continue supporting a Club with a Clueless Dinosaur as its manager. An owner with no ambition and a wave of negativity , lack of leadership and nil endeavour sweeping through the Club like a pandemic out of control.
    If Ashley won’t provide money for bettering the squad then at least do the proper thing and sack Bruce tomorrow morning. Indeed I’d not let him back on the team bus . I’d make him walk home and let him sue us for compensation.
    Surely if anyone else underperforms so badly at work they get the sack.
    So sack him now.
    The difference towards the end was provided by Carroll , Murphy and Ritchie. They should have started along with Matty Longstaff, Sean Longstaff and Hendrick are just not up to the job .

    3
  • Online Guy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #264

    Set up like Mice vs Men, thats Bruce for you against the worst side in the league ..we have just taking over the mantel, its now Newcastle United thanks to one useless Steve Bruce.

    Ashley should not let this manager back in the ground or anywhere near the training ground .

    Ashley should now not make the same mistake he made with McClaren and let it drag on any longer ..

    Bruce should be sacked in the morning if not tonight .He’s absolutely useless

    Sack him now Ashley and avoid a Wally with the Brolly repeat.

    Act now.

    4
  • HarriboNo9

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #265

    Please someone talk to me about this. I’m 35 supported Newcastle since I was able to walk had 9 season tickets but live in New Zealand atm so only get a few games a year that I can get to but watch every game we play and all the u23 games.
    For the first time I am really upset, we just played a team bottom of the league and a team that hasn’t one 1 game yet we play 5 defenders and let them have all the ball ? Please someone agree with me that this is totally wrong ? We should be all pressing these teams. Newcastle are an attacking team but we don’t play that way and we’re not even winning play Bruce way. I like Bruce but this can’t go on I honestly am starting to lose my spark watching my beloved team. Something has to change quicker. Can anyone talk to me about this and tell me there’s others that feel the same

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  • Tartantoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #266

    Abbott. He will get extra games anyway. Not unless we are in a real relegation battle will Ashley act. Bruce is cheap and doesn’t make a fuss.

    2
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #267

    Argghhhhhhhh
    Bruce – why after banging on about playing on the front foot – pressing higher up
    you pick a ultra defensive team one up front, Hendrick and S Longstaffe should never wear a TOON shirt again absolute hopeless – slow cannot pass forward
    AGAINST THE BOTTOM TEAM WHO had only got 2 points before the night

    Do the honest thing and hand your notice in tonight
    You had the chance to practice what you have been preaching last few weeks but screwed it up
    F**k off had enough

    8
  • Tartantoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #268

    And to think we paid compensation to get this genius.

    5
  • Online Guy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #269

    taken

    0
  • Online Guy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #270

    Did Frazer get himself sent off deliberately ?

    He’s either Stupid or a conniving little swine.

    Idiot

    5
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #271

    Haribo

    We all fee that way mate.

    Stick around and read the comments – Bruce has zero support from us

    3
  • Online Guy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #272

    Harribo @264

    Well said , you are absolutely right in your thoughts .

    Newcastle United have become an embarrassment to the region and further afield, to the supporters, and in the eyes of the media.

    The Manager is to blame 100 percent.

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