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Poll – How Will Newcastle Do Against Leeds On Tuesday?



Over the past ten matches, Newcastle are winless and have been knocked out of two cup competitions. We’ve scored a total of four goals but only one in the last eight games. And we have lost five straight. Other than that, things are going swimmingly.

Next up is Leeds, who we began our descent into ineptitude against with a 5-2 defeat at Elland Road in December. But on the bright side after four matches away, we are back at the familiar confines of St. James’ Park.

It’s a quick turnaround after another anemic performance on Saturday at Aston Villa, who cruised to a comfortable 2-0 win in which Newcastle had no big chances. The player who got our lone shot on target has captured the poll as the best player for that match.

Miguel Almiron has won our last two polls. He’s been all effort but unfortunately, that hasn’t resulted in an increased threat upfront. Newcastle have had just two shots on target in our last two defeats. These were the matches where Bruce said the gloves were coming off.

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On Saturday, we did see the return of Allan Saint-Maximin and his presence along with Ryan Fraser added a glimmer of a threat to the side. However, it was not enough to create any real opportunities on goal.

Getting both Allan and Ryan a good run of games could be the key to dragging Newcastle out of this mess. Though Tuesday against Leeds may be too soon to push Allan in the starting eleven.

Both Federico Fernandez and Ciaran Clark missed out at Villa Park. During his press conference on Friday, Steve Bruce said it could be a while before Fernandez, who also missed the Arsenal match, returns. That’s very disappointing but we hopefully will have Clark back before too long.

There’s no optimism on Tyneside at the moment and for good reason. Steve Bruce is not getting the best out of this team, and while they may not be world-beaters, they are a far cry better than what’s been on display this season.

How Will Newcastle Do Against Leeds On Tuesday?

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137 comments so far

  • JohnReese

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #1

    I reckon someone should just build a trebuchet nearby to the training ground and start lobbing cabbages in there.

    17
  • Optimistic prime

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Honestly, I think we’ll be shite as usual.

    I think Bruce will pick a formation that doesn’t suit the 11 on the pitch.

    Maybe by some miracle, we get a result, if we do, it’ll be more luck than judgement and cabbage heed will feel justified.

    Is shitehawking to a result positive?

    It always makes me feel shite!

    4
  • Optimistic prime

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #3

    Glove puppet shitehawing cabbage heeded fake Geordie OUT

    5
  • Romford mag

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #4

    Drone’s I reckon

    Could drop the cabbages right on bruces heed 😉

    4
  • magic hat

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #5

    My selection for Tuesday would be 4 3 2 1 with the midfielders sitting fairly deep. Bags of pace in front of them. Then you can bring in maxi later in the game. Hayden and longstaff keeping it simple in the middle shielding the defence. Dubravaka will be more vocal in organising the defence.if Clark is fit he could take Lacelles place.

    Dubravaka
    Manquillo scharr Lacelles dummet
    Hayden m.longstaff
    Murphy almiron Fraser
    Wilson

    6
  • magic hat

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #6

    4231

    0
  • magic hat

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #7

    That’s a sensible selection and lineup in my eyes

    1
  • TheTinman

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #8

    We will play 442 again as Bruce is doing it ‘his way’. Are 4 defenders really going to stop Leeds from scoring 2 goals? I don’t think so. And there is almost no way we score more than 1. So for me it’s another defeat sadly

    5
  • TheTinman

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #9

    Please let this be his last game

    10
  • Optimistic prime

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Magic

    Too balanced for Bruce

    3
  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Pointless poll as we all know how the Leeds game will turn out. More of the same shyte followed by Cabbage Heed saying he can see “positives”.
    It’s all so pointless..

    10
  • SiOliver

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #12

    Agree with magic hat’s team so it will never happen

    1
  • JohnReese

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #13

    I can see him putting Dubravka back in, Darlow has opened the door a crack with his crap attempt at a save. I do think him being more vocal could help a little.

    After seeing the way Lascelles was fighting for breath at the end of the game, I’m not so sure he’s going to be in a fit state to start. I wouldn’t begrudge Bruce going 442 if he actually played players in the right positions, wingers on the wing and all that.

    4
  • WLtoon

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #14

    We scored 2 v Leeds no so long ago without ASM so we could do it again.
    Leeds are better than us though so we will probably get beat and have to put up with Bruce`s whimpering excuses.
    I`m glad to be on late shift, i`le miss it.

    1
  • JohnReese

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #15

    WLtoon,

    Leeds haven’t been great lately so it would be the perfect time to have a go at them. Put them under some pressure but similar to Sheffield, we’ll end up going out with a whimper, having barely laid a glove on them.

    2
  • WLtoon

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #16

    JohnReese,

    Leeds were far better than us just recently, i doubt their form has dipped so much that we have a chance this time round, we just don`t create enough chances, and are basically shite.

    1
  • WLtoon

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #18

    Has there been a poll lately on our relegation chances?
    It would probably read something like 75% go down 25% stay up.

    0
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:36 PM

    Comment #20

    2-0 down at half time, to a club we should be going toe to toe with.

    Why not Maxi and Fraser on for the 2nd 45 and not just 20 mins. I know a bit hindsight ish. But still if you want to influence a game there needs to be an element of bullishness and risk. If them pair had of had half the game and we made their keeper save, hit the woodwork or whatever, we would maybe have a different outlook for the rest of the season, 20 mins?

    1
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #21

    Is this guy Jones a “stalking horse” to look at what’s going on and report back to Penfold etc?

    As they no nowt about football and can only take Bruce’s and his pundit mates views as they are presented- it makes sense to get a modern coach to have a look at the training set up and shoot the useless buggers!! Hopeful as ever (fingers crossed emoji) 😉

    5
  • Adamn_92

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #22

    Leeds are on a small bad run, which means we will get them back on track as we love helping struggling sides out. Love helping players who haven’t scored in a while too. We’ll put out an unbalanced team with a few players in questionable positions, play terribly and have the usual excuses. It’ll be another defeat but it’s all too familiar to be a surprise now.

    5
  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #23

    Lochinvar

    Louis Carroll would probably have been under the influence of a cup or two of Laudenum when he wrote Alice in Wonderland. Or perhaps he’d been sucking on the old opium pipe.

    3
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #24

    It really is a stretch to play Carroll without wingers who will go past the fullback on the outside and then hang it up in the air for him to attack.

    This system can only work if the wingbacks swing them in from deep, which admittedly is a decent tactic if they do it.

    If he persists with it he needs Manquillo on one side and Ritchie on the other to delivering the ball.

    It still leaves players like Miggy, St Max, Fraser, Murphy and Joel running around in unfamiliar roles of course.

    And having Shelvey and Carroll in the 11, and anyone of the Longstaff and Hendrick, along with our admittedly quite slow centre backs, does make us far too slow through the middle, and is a big part of why we are so easy to score against on the break.

    2
  • lesh

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #25

    cleveleysbob

    What’s the point of reporting back to Penfold. What’s he going to do?

    I suspect he’s been brought in to undermine Bruce but there’s a big danger attached to that – trouble in the camp’ll really affect the players and make things worse.

    They should just have the balls to give Bruce his marching orders.

    4
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #26

    I’m starting to wonder if Bruce’s “way” from now on was actually just a decision to copy Sean Dyche’s Burnley.

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #27

    I agree Lesh, it’s just a strange thing to do. As for Penfold, although he’s as useless as Bruce, I’m sure he’s the go between, between the club and Barnes/Ashley, so whatever Jones says to him will reach the right ears.

    0
  • NY Mag

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #28

    Lesh,

    Has a new coach been brought in? (Apologies if that’s true, I wasn’t aware of it)

    I thought it was just speculation at this point.

    1
  • G

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #29

    How will we do against Leeds? We’ll get bloody murderred by them, with less than 30% possesion, and afterwards SB will tell us we were unlucky and tell us there were some positives? Delighted to be proved wrong on this, but don’t think I will be.

    2
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 24, 2021 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #30

    No chance Nicky, that involves winning some games 🙂

    0
  • cleveleysbob

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #31

    NY, I believe it was confirmed earlier today.

    1
  • Mund

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #32

    I put it up earlier that apparently it was thrust upon Bruce and he is furious about it

    5
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #33

    Yeah, well obviously the difference is Sean Dyche know’s exactly what he’s doing.

    4
  • NY Mag

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:05 PM

    Comment #34

    Bob and Lesh (and anyone else)

    My apologies….I didn’t realize it was confirmed

    2
  • TomaKaThor

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #35

    I think we might get a draw, and Bruce will make out we have turned a corner.. It will be the same awful football… Saint Max wil be coming just in time to save Bruce his job..

    I’m just hoping to god the takeover comes through for us or otherwise what’s the point… You can already tell Bruce has sucked some of the spirit out of Wilson as he done with Saint max

    4
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #36

    If he’s saying this is his way, then who’s way has it been prior?

    If he’s already allowed the tail to wag the dog and he’s not been in proper control.

    Any further bad results and players names slagged off by pundits and social media, they’ll mutiny because they won’t accept responsibilty.

    The senior players that sucked up to him and therefore the regime after Rafa need to have a look at themselves. They’re not kids!

    4
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #37

    NY,

    The latest article I noticed was from Puke Edwards mate about 7 hours ago.

    I’ve told the telegraph to do one so can’t post full article, soz.

    This is the headline ‘Newcastle to confirm appointment of Graeme Jones as coach to help manager Steve Bruce’

    So appears not done yet, but if it’s from Puke, looks likely pal.

    2
  • NY Mag

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #38

    Uncertain,

    No worries mate….thanks for the info anyway

    0
  • lochinvar

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:46 PM

    Comment #39

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/55788609

    Another one who we were linked with but somehow slipped through the net

    0
  • Romford mag

    Jan 24, 2021 at 11:57 PM

    Comment #40


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