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Charlie Nicholas says what he believes Steve Bruce’s strengths and weaknesses are – Interesting

1 month ago
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Charlie Nicholas has been looking ahead to Saturday at Carrow Road.

Norwich v Newcastle in what some may be seeing already as an important match for both this season, if not quite a relegation six pointer.

Charlie Nicholas thinks this match will be an ‘absolute belter’ and lets hope he’s right, just so long as the result goes the right way as well.

Looking at the match, the Sky Sports pundit has used the opportunity to look at Steve Bruce’s positives and negatives.

The former Arsenal star stating: ‘Steve Bruce is not as organised and thorough as Rafael Benitez. He doesn’t play that game. He will be saying: ‘have we shown much going forward?’

It is a game that look certain of goals with a massive 150 in Norwich’s 46 games last season, an average of over three per game, with 93 scored (best attack) and 57 conceded (only eighth best defence despite being champions).

Charlie Nicholas declares ‘Bruce is quite good at manipulating teams especially away from home’, I haven’t got a clue as to exactly what he means but we will take any positives that come our way.

As for who can make the difference on Saturday and be a potential match winner, Charlie Nicholas picks somebody who has only scored one goal since 20 September 2018: ‘Miguel Almiron looks quick and will be the star here.’

Almiron was excellent under Rafa Benitez and up to a point looked decent/lively against Arsenal, a goal and starring performance would do him the world of good here.

Charlie Nicholas goes for a 2-1 away win and hopefully he is proved to be on the ball.

Charlie Nicholas talking to Sky Sports:

“This is an absolute belter.

“Norwich knew Liverpool was a free-swing. It could have been more for Liverpool.

“Teemu Pukki getting a goal was good for him. His movement is very good.

“Newcastle were giving themselves high-fives for clearing balls last week and I didn’t understand that.

“I cannot congratulate someone for being vulnerable defensively.

Steve Bruce is not as organised and thorough as Rafael Benitez. He doesn’t play that game.

He will be saying: ‘have we shown much going forward?’

“You always thought Arsenal were going to win the game.

“Bruce is quite good at manipulating teams especially away from home.

Miguel Almiron looks quick and will be the star here.

“Prediction is Norwich 1 Newcastle 2.”

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