Newcastle United are currently 18th in the league, and apart from an embarrassing thrashing at the hands of Leicester City, the Toon’s defence have performed pretty well keeping three clean sheets and conceding a respectable 14 goals.
Going forward, however, Newcastle are abysmal.
All of the underlining stats show that Steve Bruce’s side are not even creating chances nevermind scoring them.
Bruce promised that his side would play exciting football – yet they have had the least possession in the division and just don’t seem to know how to play way any other way than on the counter-attack.
However, this style of play only works if players get forward quickly, and at the moment, that does not happen.
On Saturday, we played a Chelsea side who have looked poor defensively, but as soon as we conceded, I knew that was it.
Bruce’s side offers no threat at the moment, and he must do something to change this, or we will not survive in the top-flight.
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