Date: 25th October 2019 at 7:00am
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“Not nice reading” – A lot of Newcastle fans are either fed up or appalled by shocking attacking stats that prove Newcastle can’t keep possession or win it back, and they also do not create chances for their forward players.

A thread on Twitter has tried to find the reasons why Newcastle have only scored five goals, and the results are pretty damming.

The Toon, on average, allow for 23 passes in their own half before the opponent is tackled, fouled, or loses the ball.

This suggests that Newcastle are very passive when defending and do not have an active plan to win the ball back quickly.

In terms of creativity, Newcastle have the second-worst Expected Goals of any side over the past six seasons.

This is a pathetic statistic for a manager who claimed his team would play attacking football.

Stats are not everything, but clearly, Newcastle have a problem when it comes to creating chances and then, perhaps more worryingly, winning the ball back.

All signs from the Toon’s season so far point to relegation, and these Newcastle fans are not surprised by these stats.

See the best of the reaction below.

These Newcastle fans are not shocked at these stats because Steve Bruce is the manager.

Other Toon fans think that this points towards the Championship.

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