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BBC Sport comments from neutrals about Steve Bruce and Newcastle after Chelsea

5 months ago
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Really interesting reading through these BBC Sport comments following Newcastle’s defeat at Stamford Bridge, making it 11 defeats and only two wins from the last 15 games, for Steve Bruce and his team.

The comments from neutrals especially telling.

Chelsea dominating the opening 45 minutes and effectively winning the game before the break, scoring two, though it could have been four or five.

A club that neutrals are divided on, whether to sympathise with, or laugh at, this never ending nothingness of supporting Newcastle United year after year.

The BBC Sport readers comments, mainly from neutrals, tells us much about Steve Bruce Newcastle United at the moment.

‘Newcastle need to be looking over their shoulder.

I’m starting to think they might be in real trouble now.

Fulham playing a lot better recently and some truly flaccid performances from the Toon.

If Kepa is looking assured and Werner is scoring against you then you know things are getting bad.’

‘Lived on Tyneside for a while and loved the passion the geordies have for their club.

The club and its owner has not deserved their loyalty for a long time. Hope they get a new owner soon.’

‘Easy to look comfortable playing against Newcastle.’

‘Andy Carroll is a highly paid footballer – proof that it’s a mad, crazy world !!!’

‘When Torres signed for Chelsea and Carroll signed for Liverpool, I thought Carroll was the better player, and I still think he could do a job with the right service.’

‘Werner scored against the worst team in the league. Let’s not get carried away.’

‘Fulham are miles better than Newcastle at present.’

‘Looks like it’s going to be 3 relegations under Ashley’s ownership – no doubt the supporters will get the blame again for being “delusional” and expecting something better.’

‘As a Leeds fan, the toon army deserve better from Ashley and Co.

Bruce’s and whoever is manager hands are tied with Mr tight Wad who’s banking the millions to subsidise his crappy sportswear shops etc

Fans deserve better, heading to Championship in this form players look disinterested, lost, and given up once a goal down.’

Good old Steve Bruce. Adding a bit of jeopardy to what seemed to be a predictable relegation zone.’

‘Tuchel is obviously a very good manager with experience, but he still needs time to adjust and get used to the league. Hanging onto Top 4 wont be straightforward

As for Newcastle, if im honest and just being an objective football fan as a neutral, you need to be worried.’

‘Newcastle may look relatively safe but not so.

Fulham are showing signs of form and have three winnable games coming up next.

Also their last game of the season is v Newcastle.

A possible relegation decider.

Newcastle fans should be worried.’

‘Newcastle in deep doo-doo.’

‘Newcastle are just terrible.’

‘I’m trying to think of what benefit Newcastle are to the Prem.

Bruce, like Allardyce. is another one on the managerial merry go round landing high paid positions after failing at the last one.’

‘Great win by Chelsea, you can only beat whats in front of you though so dont take too much out of it other than the three points.

Newcastle are now a pathetic bunch of losers, no professional pride, going through the motions and headed for the championship.

Nothing will change that, they are rudderless, not even a managerial change will help them, plan for next season, this ones gone.’

‘This gets better for Fulham, SUFC dropping points again, now only a forlorn hope, and NUFC losing as well. Gap to safety is not too much, look at numbers of matches lost, magpies dropping like a stone!’

‘I support LFC but I want to know why its stated that Newcastle have big problems, they are 1pt behind Burnley and Brighton aren’t they having big problems or is the new target to get rid of Bruce.’

‘The problem is that Newcastle fans have always thought they deserve better. In their minds Benetiz fitted the bill, didn’t matter about performences and results, he was a big enough name for them. Sadly Bruce isnt.’

‘It’s time shelvey was left on the shelf, just terrible.’

‘I wonder how many bags of fan mail Steve Bruce will get this week?’

Stats from BBC Sport:

Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 – Monday 15 February 8pm

Goals:

Newcastle:

Chelsea:

Giroud 31, Werner 39

(Half-time stats in brackets)

Possession was Chelsea 66% (68%) Newcastle 34% (32%)

Total shots were Chelsea 18 (12) Newcastle 10 (2)

Shots on target were Chelsea 5 (3) Newcastle 4 (0)

Corners were Chelsea 10 (7) Newcastle 5 (2)

Referee: Peter Bankes

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Krafth, Lascelles, Clark, Lewis, Willock (Carroll 79), Hayden, Shelvey, Saint-Maximin (Fraser 72), Almiron, Gayle (Joelinton 64)

Unused Subs:

Dubravka, Dummett, Matty Longstaff, Ritchie, Murphy, Sean Longstaff

Crowd: 00,000

(Top journalist points out obvious with Steve Bruce’s Newcastle after Chelsea – What colleagues refuse to do – Read HERE)

(3 Positives and 3 Negatives from Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 – Read HERE)

(No wonder we lost to Chelsea when Newcastle United were playing with 10 men again – Read HERE)

(Thomas Tuchel disappointed that referee refused to look at his iPad as Chelsea beat Newcastle – Read HERE)

(Steve Bruce truly comical and delusional as he talks after Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 – Read HERE)

(Timo Werner says he enjoyed playing against Newcastle United as Chelsea stroll to win – Read HERE)

(Chelsea 2 Newcastle 0 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Monday night’s defeat – Read HERE)

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