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Newcastle’s Descent Continues As They Fall 2-0 At Villa Park



Newcastle have fallen to defeat for the fifth straight match after losing 2-0 at Aston Villa tonight. We’ve not won in ten matches while scoring just 1 goal in our last 8. The lads didn’t come close tonight with just one shot on target and that was from the opening moments of the match.

Newcastle were unchanged after going down 2-0 in the first half. Aston Villa almost made it three in the opening minutes of the second half.

On a break, Ollie Watkins was played into the box down the left. His low shot was well blocked by Karl Darlow however the ball found Douglas Luiz in front of an open net. The midfielder dribbled his shot wide and out of play.

Fifteen minutes into the second half, Newcastle were being thoroughly controlled by Villa. We were second best in every facet of the game including desire as Villa looked the far hungrier side despite being up by two.

Bruce made a double substitution at 70 minutes with Allan Saint-Maximin making his return along with Ryan Fraser. Andy Carroll and Javier Manquillo were taken off. The formation switched to a 4-4-1-1 with Hayden moving to right-back and Almiron pushing up behind Wilson. Saint-Maximin was on the left and Fraser on the right.

The changes provided Newcastle with a better threat going forward due to the pace of Saint-Maximin and Fraser. However, we remained very vulnerable at the back, continued to concede possession cheaply, and created minimal chances.

Dwight Gayle came on in the 80th minute replacing Miguel Almiron up top but it made little difference. Despite the attacking talents of Wilson, Saint-Maximin, Fraser, and Gayle, and being down two goals, the lads didn’t come close to threatening Martinez in the Villa net.

The spiral deepens as Newcastle keep giving away soft goals without offering anything in the final third. That was as comfortable an evening as Aston Villa will have all season. We’ve now dropped to 16th in the table behind Burnley on goal difference.

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419 comments so far

  • Optimistic prime

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Always hated cabbages

    4
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #2

    Amazing how cocky Lewis was in his pre season interviews and what little he actually offers

    12
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #3

    No surprise went for a 3 -1 defeat .
    Got the margin right two goals.

    No surprises at the result.

    1
  • Optimistic prime

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #4

    QUIT BRUCE

    JUST QUIT

    26
  • Moonraker15

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Put your gloves back on and fcuk off!

    28
  • MG-Man

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #6

    He should be sacked now . Unfortunately Ashley probably doesn’t know we’re playing tonight

    28
  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #7

    I would personally fong the bejesus out of all of them….. sniff….

    4
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Sadly that wasn’t as horrendous as sheff utd so Bruce will argue that technically speaking we are improving now that the gloves are off!

    7
  • Ron Knee

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:03 PM

    Comment #9

    But Steve’s a great guy!

    12
  • lochinvar

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #10

    Ashley is a coward.
    Chumley is the nowhere man
    Bruce is a disgrace.
    Shelvey is a fraud.

    This is Newcastle United
    None of the above are worthy.

    36
  • toon22

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #11

    The worst thing about it is that it was expected
    For me we got off lightly, was expecting a worse result

    If the turd dont act he will find his littly piggy bank in the fizzy pop league

    35
  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #12

    I see 17th clearly in sight now. Brucie is drawing a bead on it while we speak….

    9
  • lochinvar

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #13

    Sprouts in.
    Cabbages out

    9
  • Optimistic prime

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #14

    It’s about time Ashley put his GLOVE puppet out his and our misery.

    For once do the right thing Mike, sack the cabbage NOW

    8
  • Australian Pie

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #15

    I actually do think Bruce will be sacked likely in the next couple of games as we won’t look any better.

    It’s just likely again too late from Ashley

    12
  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #16

    How do people feel aboot boiled cabbage?

    2
  • kimbo

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Leeds 6 nil on Wednesday.
    Ollie Watkins said they should of won by 3 or 4 goals.
    Bruce why do you not f**k off.

    13
  • SholaShow

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #18

    Bruce’s main quality as manager is his man management, when it comes to Bruce this means player like the lax training sessions and low demands placed on them for a short while when he turns up. He appears affable and easygoing when they first meet him, so morale is good.

    The consequence of that being his whole list of pros is eventually fitness suffers, tactics fall apart, on pitch relationships break down, organisation, patterns of play, the ability to press as a unit, self-belief, technique- everything – everything you need to perform as a team degrades, then the results catch up and you’re left all at sea with a bunch of confused, unfit, unhappy players in a hole..

    52
  • Optimistic prime

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #19

    Glove puppets out!

    2
  • Australian Pie

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #20

    If you offered me 17th place and 40 points right now I would bite your hand off.

    17
  • manxpie

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #21

    If he says we “need to dust ourselves down” its a shot of bleach here!

    14
  • The Prince's Mate

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Imagine ASM feeding Rondon through balls with Almiron and Murphy as backup?? are we not allowed to dream… to wish??
    With Rafa pulling the strings… omg, what a power we COULD have been

    14
  • JohnReese

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #23

    There can be no denying that he’s lost the players after that. The parallels with McClaren’s endgame are frightening. I’m getting to the stage that I think the damage might be done though. The players are physically and mentally exhausted. I just don’t think we’ll see enough of a bounce to get out of this.

    42
  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #24

    This is horrendous even for us. How can Bruce and co. stand it? How does he get up in the morning? Is Ashhole paying any attention at all? Does he realize Fulham is our only chance of staying up (I’m counting West Brom and Sheffield as already down which may be a mistake).

    4
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Maine 38 points will be enough but we won’t get that many, or anything close. We are all but relegated. The appointment of fat Sam will seal the deal again.

    2
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #26

    Jane,

    I get you, keeping your powder dry. However when we are continually looking at how Brighton, Fulham and West Brom are doing below us it doesn’t bode well does it?

    We’re well and truly in the clarts pal ?

    12
  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Have you tried the bleach chewables manxpie? I’m getting mine out now…..

    4
  • SholaShow

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #28

    Bruce out and Rafa walking through the door I am convinced would utterly transform our performances over night, and I don’t usually believe in quick fixes.

    The Steve’s are that clueless and noxious to this team. The players know it and it’s now showing.

    28
  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #29

    Nobody’s going to offer you that Aus. We won’t get anywhere close to 40 points unless the Brucie goes quickly.

    4
  • Optimistic prime

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #30

    John

    I’ve thought that for a few games.

    Two or three signings and a manager, may be the only thing that can save us.

    We’ve never looked fit, they look lost and lacking of ideas.

    Need a huge boost, no good throwing money at Bruce again.

    8
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #31

    Aussie at 20, dream on mate! The players are a beaten docket. Get Pearson in ASAP. Bruce shud hammer out a compo deal with Ashley, take his money and leave with some form of dignity.

    6
  • onmeedsun

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #32

    Were we playing tonight?

    10
  • toonluvva

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #33

    SholaShow

    Fair summary of Bruceless’ failings.

    0
  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #34

    Well said SholaShow @18.

    2
  • WLtoon

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #35

    I watched that shambles sober, some boy me like.

    2
  • naptoon

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #36

    Well that was a turn out for the books.

    What a friggin shambles, bizarre substations, shelvey and Hendricks – ffs Bruceless I know you’re incompetent I didn’t know you were frigging blind. Lewis confidence completely shot should be in academy team, wilson starting to look peed off, that was as bad a performance as Sheff Utd. Cheers you potato nosed, fat headed Mackem. Bruceless out.

    14
  • GeordieTwo

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #37

    No not really onmeedsun.

    4
  • Optimistic prime

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #38

    If someone starts a go fund me to get Rafa back, I’m in

    14
  • Optimistic prime

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #39

    Munster

    If Bruce had dignity, he’d walk without a pay off!

    10
  • Assassins Inc

    Jan 23, 2021 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #40

    I’m flying back home, Steve be prepared, I’m bringing you a new pair of warm gloves, a hat, scarf and a new jacket. Then leave the building and quit. At least I’m making you feel warm, you don’t honestly deserve that, but it’s the least I can do to get you the fcuk out of our club.

    3
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