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Wolves 2 Newcastle 1 – Instant NUFC fan/writer reaction to Saturday’s defeat

2 weeks ago

Wolves 2 Newcastle 1 – Saturday 2 October 3pm

We asked a number of our regular writers to give us a brief instant reaction after the final whistle.

Steve Bruce unbelievably lucky to be level at half-time but the luck ran out eventually, Wolves deserving to win and Newcastle deservedly in the relegation zone.


“Hardly a surprise that Wolves ended their home scoreless, winless run.

“Still, I’ll sleep soundly tonight knowing Bruce won’t walk away and that he’ll do the same again in our next match and expect a different result.

“It’s one game closer to him leaving is all I’m bothered about.”

Steve Hickey:

“A team who couldn’t win or even score at home, who do you want to play?

“I’m afraid the situation is getting beyond retrievable unless we quickly buck the trend.

“Just exactly who are we going to beat, where is a win coming from?

“I’ve always said sacking Steve Bruce would be pointless with Ashley in charge and the squad we’ve got.

“That said we have to do something and quickly.

“All the takeover talk is pointless if we are relegation certainties.”

Brian Standen:

“Currently serving a Mag ban so this is the only ramblings you will get.

“Started brightly, then simply atrocious for next 30 minutes.

“Unfortunate injury to Willock so he brings on Murphy…..NO, Fraser….NO….unbelievable Jeff…… and of course you see what happens.

“Shocking second half with the highlight being a glaring miss by ASM or a brilliant save, you decide.

“And….in my head Darlow could have done better for both goals.”

Jack Lacey-Hatton:

“Without Wilson we simply don’t have the firepower to win these tight games.

“I know we won’t be spoilt for choice when it comes to the next manager but surely it is clear that Bruce isn’t getting the maximum out of this squad at present.

“When we went winless under Rafa at the start of 2018-19 you felt a win was coming once the squad’s injury list curtailed.

“It doesn’t feel like that this year. For obvious reasons.

“Time for Bruce to go.”

Billy Miller:

“Listened to this on Wolves’ website to the tune of heavily biased, squeaky Midland accents.

“Although I would normally be frustrated listening to commentators bemoaning every decision that went against their side, it was actually a pleasant change to being lectured about how great Bruce is.

“Our goal sounded controversial, although that may again be down to the propaganda overload I was exposed to.

“Whatever the reality of the game, the fact is that Wolves secured their first home win of the season and we go into the international break in the relegation zone and still without a win.”

Dave Punton:

“I don’t doubt this group of players cares – but this manager seems incapable of organising them to win a game of football.

“Today we get back into the game and then the home side expose us for 2-1 and what ended up being the winner.

“That’s no wins in seven (eight including the cup).

“Back into the bottom three and a whole two week break to stew over it.

“Not that enjoyable really, it it?

“Where are the wins going to come from?”

Paul Patterson:

“You can sift through all the waffle and excuses that will no doubt emit from Bruce’s orifice (take your pick which one/s he uses).

“But one thing is certain…

“Something has to give after this start to the season.”

Nat Seaton:

“Yet another away day defeat and we go into the international break in OCTOBER without a win and only 3 points!!

“Even pessimistic me didn’t predict it was going to be as bad as that.

“Where is the first win going to come from?

“Our next 2 home games are Spurs and Chelsea with an away game at Palace in between.

“Here’s hoping we are not still looking for that first win by the time we play Brighton in NOVEMBER.

“It’s all up to ASM and that’s not sustainable.

“Here’s ‘hoping’ for better things against Spurs, but I’m not very ‘hopeful’…”

Stats from BBC Sport:

Wolves 2 Newcastle 1 – Saturday 2 October 3pm



Hwang Hee-Chan 20, 58


Hendrick 41

(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

Newcastle United:

Darlow, Manquillo (Murphy 70), Fernandez, Clark, Ritchie, Sean Longstaff, Hayden, Almiron (Gayle 77), Willock (Hendrick 36), Saint-Maximin, Joelinton

Unused Subs:

Gillespie, Schar, Lewis, Krafth, Fraser, Anderson

(Steve Bruce takes Newcastle United into relegation zone with clueless defeat at Wolves – Read HERE)


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