This led to Bruce asking the team to not go into training until Tuesday.
A report in the Guardian via the Telegraph claims that there will be a full debrief of Sunday’s shambolic performance and the players will also hold their own meeting – which will be led by the captain Jamaal Lascelles and other senior members.
However, the manager must also take the blame, he can shout at his players as much as he wants, but if they have no idea what they are supposed to be doing, then I am not sure they can be criticised too heavily.
The blame for this defeat seems to be getting pinned on the players, but I think that Bruce was out-thought by a superior manager and it is he who needs to take a long hard look at himself, not the players.
If he could start admitting these mistakes and focus on some tactical plans, then maybe his Newcastle side would not look so out of their depth.
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