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Leicester 5 Newcastle 0 – Steve Bruce has to now go after this latest shambles

3 months ago
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I dread to think what Steve Bruce will have to say about this one.

I’m not interested anyway as we have seen and heard it all before.

I always thought he was absolutely useless but he has exceeded those expectations in his brief time in charge SO FAR!

People worry about who Mike Ashley could replace him with, well all I would say is that it couldn’t be any worse than Steve Bruce.

Even the likes of the Steve Bruce happy clappers such as the Chronicle and Luke Edwards of The Telegraph were admitting today was a shambles, so it must have been bad.

In truth though, this kind of scoreline has been coming.

Make no mistake, Newcastle were well beaten long before Isaac Hayden was sent off. There was zero idea of how Newcastle were going to score a goal and Ayoze Perez should have put the home side ahead in only the second minute.

A lucky backs to the wall win at Spurs and fortunate draws against relegation candidates Watford and Brighton have fooled some in the media but Newcastle fans could see how desperate things were.

Today Newcastle didn’t have a shot on goal or a corner, defending all game and Steve Bruce praying for a miracle.

He is so far out of his depth in this job you could mistake him for John Carver or Steve McClaren.

Absolutely mad to think how Mike Ashley forced Rafa Benitez out, so he could bring in a desperate under qualified patsy like Steve Bruce, who would accept he had no say on transfers, allowing Ashley to force through the £40m signing of Joelinton, not good enough wing-backs like  Willems and Krafth, as well as the ridiculous gimmick/PR signing of Carroll.

Poor Allan Saint-Maximin was left on the bench the entire 90 minutes, no doubt wondering exactly why he has joined this circus.

All of those Newcastle players who have said how good training is and how great Steve Bruce is, some of them even slagging off Rafa Benitez, should hang their heads in shame.

Steve Bruce is as close to being good enough to manage (head coach) Newcastle United, as Mike Ashley is fit to own it.

Mike Ashley of course has to sell the club but in the meantime Steve Bruce has to be sacked immediately, before he creates an even bigger mess.

Stats from BBC Sport:

Leicester 5 Newcastle 0  – Sunday 29  September 4.30pm

Goals:

Leicester:

Pereira 16, Vardy 54 and 64, Dummett OG 57, Ndidi 90

Possession was Leicester 69% Newcastle 31%

Total shots were Leicester 13 Newcastle 3

Shots on target were Leicester 5 Newcastle 0

Corners were Leicester 9 Newcastle 0

Referee: Craig Pawson

Newcastle team v Leicester:

Dubravka, Krafth, Schar, Lascelles, Dummett, Atsu, Hayden (Sent off 43), Longstaff, Almiron (Yedlin 74), Muto (Ki 46), Joelinton (Carroll 63)

Unused Subs

Darlow, Saint-Maximin, Manquillo, Fernandez

Crowd: 32,168 (2,650 NUFC – Newcastle United refused to take the full 3,305 away allocation)

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