Date: 12th August 2019 at 7:01pm
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Loads of Newcastle supporters have been reacting with sheer dismay to Steve Bruce’s justification of leaving Ki Sung-Yong out of the matchday squad to face Arsenal on Sunday.

The veteran South Korea international was passed fit ahead of the Premier League curtain-raiser over the weekend, but Bruce confirmed after the game that he had opted against including the 110-cap international in the teamsheet as he needed to cover for our starting defence, as noted by the Daily Mail’s Craig Hope.

Paul Dummett had taken a knock ahead of the opening fixture of the term, but lined up on the left-hand side of a three-man defence, joined by Fabian Schar and Jamaal Lascelles, who caused concern because he was not feeling one-hundred per cent.

This meant Bruce called on four defenders to sit on the bench alongside attackers Allan Saint-Maximin and Yoshinori Muto and back-up goalkeeper Karl Darlow, and had no natural alternative to turn to when Jonjo Shelvey developed an injury.

Taking off Sean Longstaff for Saint-Maximin also meant Isaac Hayden stood as the sole central midfielder for the final period of the game, as the French summer signing and Matt Ritchie were tasked with offering support to Joelinton in search of an equaliser.

Newcastle fans reacting to Bruce’s reasoning behind leaving Ki out of the squad have laughed off his claims, and questioned how his justification even works out.

Here’s what these fans have shared…

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One Reply to “‘Hilarious explanation of stupid proportions’ – Some Newcastle fans laugh at Bruce’s reasoning”

  • Oh my god and to think thats only our first league game and Bruce makes a pigs ear of it.By the time we hit our tenth game the atmosphere will be toxic between fans and Mr Bruce.

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