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Gary Neville looks at Newcastle United survival chances after Bruce and Ashley boost

1 month ago

Gary Neville has been analysing the situation at Newcastle United.

The Sky Sports pundit pointing to the boost that the club and fans have been given by the departures of Mike Ashley and Steve Bruce.

Gary Neville saying that Eddie Howe has to ‘tap into that’ positivity.

Which to be fair, is something that the new Head Coach definitely appears to have done, with both fans and players having reacted well to everything that Howe has done, on and off the pitch.

The former Bournemouth manager’s work ethic, style of play and raised levels of fitness and performance from the players, leading supporters to think there is a far better chance now of avoiding relegation.

Gary Neville feeling that the three relegation places are going to be filled by the current bottom four, so who is going to be the odd one out and survive?

Gary Neville speaking to Sky Sports:

“Steve Bruce wasn’t popular with the [Newcastle United] fanbase, neither was the owner [Mike Ashley].

“Now Newcastle have changed ownership, they have changed manager.

“It is a new start and Eddie Howe has to tap into that.

“You can’t rely too much on the money that’s going to come in January and the signings that are going to be made.

“The main concern they will have is getting cut adrift.

“They have to make sure they are in there in January, in a position to really kick on in the second half of the season where Eddie can maybe get a few players in.

“I do think those bottom four teams [Newcastle, Norwich, Burnley and Watford], they are the ones that you are going to be looking at [to fill the three relegation places].

“Eddie has got experience of having been down there before, he looks really calm and relaxed.

“He won’t panic and he knows there is a long, long way to go.

“Even with ten games to go, five games to go, we gave seen teams put miraculous runs together and come out of it.

“At this moment in time there’s no reason to panic, even though looking at that table it can be a little bit depressing for those teams at the bottom.”


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