‘I am even more concerned about Newcastle United after what happened at the weekend’
After watching the Newcastle United game at Palace on Saturday, I have to admit I am more worried now than I was before Bruce got sacked .
We knew he was going to go at some stage, so until that time came it was a matter staying calm and putting up with it.
However, Saturday’s performance with Graeme Jones in charge has got me panicking.
The line up looked very familiar.
The possession (21% in first half, 25% over the 90 minutes) we had was as poor as we have seen over the last two years.
The Newcastle United attacking threat was non-existent, apart from the obvious exception and touch of brilliance from Wilson.
Our passing was all over the place, again we gave the ball away very cheaply.
On the counter we lacked ideas.
Our back four (especially Lascelles ) are not good enough for the Premier League.
ASM is losing a bit of form, which is a major concern at this stage of the season.
Saturday was a vintage Steve Bruce display of attempting the ‘hanging on to grab a point’.
I fail to understand how Jones insists he set the side up to win with only 25% possession, then tell us that Bruce would have been proud of that display!
Maybe he would, however, I expected more from Jones and if that is his verdict of that 90 mins, then we are in trouble.
Chelsea on Saturday is coming at a very bad time for us, Norwich have the chance to climb off the bottom next Sunday when they play Leeds at home.
My view is that this time next week, Newcastle United will be at the foot of the table with some pretty hard games coming up.
We need a class coach as soon as possible, along with some quality in January, as things are starting to look very bleak indeed.
Somehow from somewhere we need a few points in the bag, where they will come from is a difficult one.
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