Has the penny finally dropped for Steve Bruce?
His Newcastle side were once again atrocious, losing 1-0 to a Crystal Palace side who hadn’t tasted victory since Boxing Day.
If it wasn’t for Martin Dubravka, we would have lost by a lot more than just one goal.
Despite another toothless attacking performance, it was only late on when Bruce decided to ditch his five at the back system. And rather than add another centre-midfielder to the mix, he just pushed Fabian Schar a little higher up.
It’s clear for all to see that the current plan isn’t working. Although some would argue that we don’t even have a plan to begin with…
But after the game, Bruce admitted it might be time for a tactical tweak.
“We’re disappointed,” he told the club’s official website.
“We gave the ball away in good areas so cheaply. It breaks down too often.
“Maybe it’s time for a change and maybe it’s time that we tried something different to have a look at.”
It’s alarmingly clear that something needs to change. We have no cutting edge going forwards. Even having a shot on goal is a rarity.
Bruce must find a way to get more out his players, as he certainly has talent in his ranks. It’s up to him to get more out of them. Sadly, most fans don’t think he’s up to it.
Toon fans react to Bruce’s plan to change things
Only took him seven months
— Michael⚫️⚪️ (@RoyalRitchie) February 22, 2020
Pahahahaha he’s having laugh……he has had 6 months to change it.
— The Gallowgate End (@gallowgatenufc1) February 22, 2020
He isn’t capable of change, that’s why he hasn’t achieved a damned thing in his whole managerial career and that’s why poaching him from the championship was folly and a humiliating addition to the litany of incompetent decisions this club is cursed with. #NUFC
— Plutonian Shore (@shore_plutonian) February 22, 2020
If Bruce had a plan B we wouldn’t be in this mess. Get Longstaff out, Joelinton out, let’s all pray for a miracle.
— Ged D (@SherpaTenzsing) February 22, 2020
he’s not able to change it he’s clueless
— Stephen (@BLOOD202) February 22, 2020
Finally the penny may have dropped 🤣
— paul wandless (@wandless05) February 22, 2020