“Almost as if he is a bad coach?” – A lot of Newcastle United fans are unhappy with the inconsistency that appears to plague us.
Before last night’s match, we had won two in a row and only lost once in five – yet we turned up and were too passive, allowing Aston Villa to have possession of the ball very deep in our half before we engaged them.
The plan was then to find Allan Saint-Maximin or Joelinton, who often had no support and had to take on three or four defenders on their own.
The annoying thing is that this was the perfect opportunity to climb up the table and keep some momentum going, but we were awful.
In fact, the display reminded me of the Leicester City game, no organisation, and no threat.
It is a good job we aren’t playing Manchester City next oh wait we are.
Is Steve Bruce doing a good job?
Let’s hope for an improved performance, or it could get embarrassing on Saturday.
These Newcastle fans are fuming at the inconsistency and the tactics from Bruce.
See the best of the reaction below.
What remains concerning with NUFC under Bruce is the inconsistency. One game they're well drilled and direct, the next they're ragged and playing hopeful balls into the final third. You expect teams in late November to level out and find their rhythm. I'm not seeing that.
— Kristan Heneage (@KHeneage) November 25, 2019
You expect a coach to improve areas of the team… glaringly obvious is the attack, and there has been 0 improvement. #nufc
— ToonArmyKW (@ToonArmyKW) November 25, 2019
Won’t happen under Bruce.
Very similar to Pardew. We’ll go on runs of winning a few then losing a few.
No plan B, just see what happens on the day…
— :0) YoYo Mo :0( (@steveymo21975) November 25, 2019
The parallels with Maclaren are crystal clear.
— geordie dug (@geordiedug2) November 25, 2019
Inconsistency is the enemy of good coaching. As dire as it was at times under Rafa, they were always well drilled with a clear plan. He’s been an outlier in a decade of abject unambitious appointments.
— Jonathan esland (@jonathanesland) November 25, 2019
Two steps forward three steps back. Ideal scenario for Ashley.
God know how’s getting a profit on Joelinton.
— ANDY⚫⚪ (@andybiotix) November 25, 2019
Almost as if Bruce is a bad coach…?
— Max Millar (@MaxMillar90) November 25, 2019
I’d say the biggest concern is:
1.the lack of goals from open play
2. The fact we only average 38% possession and a passing accuracy of about 0% when passing the ball forwards
Don’t let 2 wins on the bounce due to goals scored from set pieces fool u into thinking we were in form
— Lefteris (@LefterisToon) November 26, 2019