“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.
This suggests that Newcastle are very passive when defending and do not have an active plan to win the ball back quickly.
This is a pathetic statistic for a manager who claimed his team would play attacking football.
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.
Have looked into Newcastle United's start to the season – and it isn't great reading – compared to other Premier League sides:
• Lowest xG total
• Lowest home xG total
• Lowest away xG total
• Second-lowest xG of any side over the past 6 PL seasons after 9 games
— Joe Donnohue (@JoeDonnohue) October 23, 2019
— Kali (@Toon_Kali) October 23, 2019
The head coach has proved he can’t come up with a game plan, other than defend. He’s proved he has no idea how to play his forwards & no idea on substitutions. He’s out of his depth in today’s premier league.
— vic bates (@victorbates) October 23, 2019
We know, please will everyone stop reminding us.
— Southern Magpie (@southern_magpie) October 23, 2019
Not nice reading
— Daniel (@DanWrigley1992) October 23, 2019
These Newcastle fans are not shocked at these stats because Steve Bruce is the manager.
We’re going down
— ????Daniel W D Marr???? (@bigdanny185) October 24, 2019
3rd relegation beckons
— Lee Martin (@LMnufc87) October 24, 2019
Other Toon fans think that this points towards the Championship.