Something isn’t quite sitting just right.
Whilst the general consensus around St James’ might be a positive one, not all players seem to be moving in the right direction, with one man in particular coming under scrutiny from one of the Newcastle United journalists, and that’s Fabian Schär.
Despite currently ranking 6th in the team’s WhoScored.com rating, he’s played below his average score in four of the five games since the Premier League returned, and journalist Mark Douglas hasn’t been totally convinced by what he’s been seeing from the Swiss international, and he put the question to fans to try and work it out.
It was perhaps a bit harsh to ask the question during a game against Manchester City, I’m not sure anyone can look good when going up against a group that destroys teams on a regular basis.
Should Bruce be in the Manager of the Year conversation?
But that didn’t stop the Toon Army from giving their view on the situation, and they seemed to be pointing the finger squarely in one direction, and that was the man in the dugout.
You mean the Fabian Schar who hasn’t been played in his actual position by his “brilliant” manager for his last 3 outings?? That Fabian Schar!?
— JJ Fletcher (@JJFletcher7) July 8, 2020
Steve Bruce….. that’s what’s happened to him.
— Mick Edmondson (@MadMickToonDJ) July 9, 2020
Not receiving the same level coaching? He’ll be off in the summer with the euros next year…
— James Knowlson (@jimknowlson) July 8, 2020
So different compared to under Rafa
— Tommy Higgins (@TommyH89) July 8, 2020
Steve Bruce happened to Fabian Schär. And Florian Lejeune.
That’s why coaches have to build their own squad.
— steve h (@matchfacts) July 8, 2020
Probably that Steve Bruce is not Rafa Benitez.
— Toon Army Virginia (@ToonArmy757) July 8, 2020
What about you? What do you make of Schär’s recent run of form?