Opinion: It’s another rant against Steve Bruce

Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle United side were built on a defensive structure designed to stop teams cutting through them easily. While that attracted criticism at times and, like any tactic, was not 100% successful, there was at least a method to watching the Magpies cede possession on a regular basis. Indeed, when Jonjo Shelvey shot straight from kick-off against Manchester City in December 2017…


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