Steve Bruce shameless as usual with comments after losing at Wolves
Steve Bruce heads into this October international break still without a win.
Eight games now in the opening seven weeks of the season and five defeats as well as three draws.
Look beyond that and it shows the true reality, these past ten months have seen Steve Bruce win less than 19% of his Newcastle matches, only 7 wins in 37 NUFC games.
As the final minutes of this latest defeat played out at Molineux, I made a couple of notes, just for my own amusement, of what Steve Bruce was going to say in his post-match interviews.
I wasn’t wrong.
Steve Bruce talking to Sky Sports after losing 2-1 to Wolves:
“Steve, what’s the overall feeling and emotion after that performance.”
“Frustration I suppose.
“A bit disappointed.
“You know, it could have gone either way the game.
“You know, we got back into it.
“There was nothing in it.
“We had a wonderful opportunity to make it 2-1, deep in the second half.
“And in them moments, for me in the Premier League at the moment fur us anyway, they are the ones that are hurting us.
“We have got to take that chance.
“A bit like the chances we had last week [against Watford].
“And unfortunately we are unable to keep a clean sheet.
“I can’t remember my goalkeeper having a save to make…but somehow we have conceded twice.”
“That’s…along with that frustration, that’s got to be something you are going to think about over the international break. isn’t it, how do we stop leaking goals?”
“Well fundamentally, that has got to be key to it, that gives you a chance.
“But you know, I have said it all along, it is getting that balance right.
“You know, we have created a wonderful opportunity and missed it to go 2-1 up…so…you know, I keep talking about it, but we must be better defensively.
“I can’t remember my goalkeeper making a save but we’ve conceded twice to practically the exact same goal.”
The notes I made were…
Steve Bruce to go on and on about the one chance Newcastle created, when the ball fortunately dropped for ASM on the six yard line with opponents either side of him, his instant snapshot straight at the keeper who made a great save. TICK.
Steve Bruce to throw players under a bus to deflect criticism, which he has done with ASM and Darlow. TICK.
Try to make out that Newcastle were unlucky not to win and reference Watford last week, as though this was a continuation of that game that had plenty of NUFC chances. TICK.
Steve Bruce to totally ‘forget’ how Wolves should have scored when they had an open goal at 1-0 but hit the bar, only two minutes before Hendrick’s equaliser came out of chaos. TICK.
On top of all this, Steve Bruce is now apparently trying to work out why Newcastle are conceding goals.
Newcastle United – Goals conceded in the Premier League:
2017/19 – 47 goals conceded
2018/19 – 48 goals conceded
2019/20 – 58 goals conceded
2020/21 – 62 goals conceded
2021/22 – 16 goals conceded in 7 games (if the average is kept up, Newcastle will concede around 87 goals this season)
Steve Bruce, shameless as always. He has not got a clue on how to get his team to either score goals or stop conceding them.
In his head, the plan is that ASM has to be given the ball and then create or score a goal, whilst it is Darlow’s job to stop the ball going in the net.
No wonder Steve Bruce is the worst manager in Premier League history.
Stats from BBC Sport:
Wolves 2 Newcastle 1 – Saturday 2 October 3pm
Hwang Hee-Chan 20, 58
(In brackets the first half stats)
Possession was Wolves 52% (56%) Newcastle 48% (44%)
Total shots were Wolves 7 (5) Newcastle 8 (2)
Shots on target were Wolves 3 (2) Newcastle 2 (1)
Corners were Wolves 5 (0) Newcastle 4 (2)
Referee: Graham Scott
Darlow, Manquillo (Murphy 70), Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Sean Longstaff, Hayden, Almiron (Gayle 77), Willock (Hendrick 36), Saint-Maximin, Joelinton
Gillespie, Schar, Lewis, Krafth, Fraser, Anderson
Steve Bruce has to go now – This clown is taking Newcastle United down – read HERE)
(Wolves 2 Newcastle 1 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Saturday’s defeat – Read HERE)
(Match Report – Steve Bruce takes Newcastle United into relegation zone with clueless defeat at Wolves – Read HERE)
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