Wolves 2-1 Newcastle: Time to sack Steve Bruce before it’s too late

Well, that was absolutely atrocious.

A 2-1 defeat to a Wolves side who never had to get out of second gear to beat us, leaving us 19th in the table and STILL without a win seven games into the new season.

After such a pathetic display and damning defeat, we head into the international break hoping the club finally see sense and sack Steve Bruce now they have two weeks to bring in a fresh face ahead of a clash with Spurs at St James’ Park in 15 days time.

I’d be shocked if we did, as ‘sense’ and Mike Ashley don’t go together, but even he must see us as a sinking ship unless something changes. I honestly believe we’ll be a Championship club this time next year if we allow this to go on any longer and miss yet another opportunity to get rid.

Steve Bruce named an unchanged side for this one, picking the 11 who started last weekend’s 1-1 draw at Watford.

A fair decision based on the fact we created more than enough chances to win last time out, however it didn’t take him long to switch back to a five-man defence in this one.

That came after a promising opening few minutes – which saw us press well and push high up the pitch – turned into disaster when Hwang Hee-Chan got in behind after some good work from Jimenez and slid the ball past Darlow.

Our usually reliable stopper could’ve done better – he didn’t do enough to narrow the angle and could’ve made himself bigger – but it was static defending at best and all too easy.

1-0 Wolves and a pretty awful first half performance until an unlikely equaliser arrived just five minutes before the break.

Few harboured much hope when an injured Joe Willock was replaced by Jeff Hendrick 35 minutes in, yet it was the Irishman who actually got us on level terms after firing past an injured Jose Sa – who’d just collided with Joelinton – from 20 yards.

Saying that, we weren’t level for long. Just over 10 minutes into the second half we conceded yet another cheap goal which was all too similar to the first as our midfield were left for dead by Jimenez – who set up Hwang to score once again from an angle.

It was a good finish, but questions will be asked as to why Darlow was beaten so easily, with him appearing to get his angles wrong for both goals.

The final 30 minutes were painful. No idea where anyone was playing, shocking final ball, non existent build up play and Bruce taking off one of our most creative players in Almiron for Gayle – a player that relies on creativity behind him!

It must be said that Saint-Maximin had a huge chance to make it 2-1 before Wolves’ second, but, in truth, we didn’t deserve a thing from today. Alan Shearer summed it up well with this post-match tweet:

The players didn’t perform today, but Bruce needs to go. It’s been obvious for a long time and we’ll never have a better chance to pull the trigger now the international break is upon us.

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183 thoughts on “Wolves 2-1 Newcastle: Time to sack Steve Bruce before it’s too late

  1. Shamrock:
    It’s like a ghost town here these days. I thought the takeover would have pulled a few more people in and a few old faces.

    Shamrock: you any idea whatever happened to Stavers?

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  2. Lacazette could be a good shout for CF. Not getting the game time at Arsenal & will want it to make the France WC squad I reckon – he’s better than his Arsenal form as well I think – just needs consistency to keep his sharpness up – but I don’t think he’s in Artetas plans

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  3. I’m reading some of the comments & names being suggested and I just keep chuckling away to myself.

    This is really going to take some getting used to this like 🤦🏼‍♂️😂

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  4. Shamrock: it is always quiet on here but at least it is not Ed’s where all they do is b!tch at each other. A bunch of old men acting like old women. That is probably a disservice to old women.

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  5. Sharpy17:
    Lacazette could be a good shout for CF.Not getting the game time at Arsenal & will want it to make the France WC squad I reckon – he’s better than his Arsenal form as well I think – just needs consistency to keep his sharpness up – but I don’t think he’s in Artetas plans

    And Lingard. I know you are a fan of his.

    Wouldnt be bad up front – Lacazette, Lingard, Wilson, St Max. need a few defenders though.

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  6. I’d be buying up players like Maitland-Niles, Connor Gallagher, Hudson-Odi .. players who aren’t getting the game time at their parent clubs but could grow our club over the next 5 years.

    Lacazette is still only 30, but maybe 2 or 3 years out of him for immediate progression. But buy up those in their early or mid twenties who will thrive on regular first team football now.

    Manager wise, let’s not mess about – if Conte is available now, statement of intent – go get him as he will definitely be an attraction for top players to come to a club in our current position – similar to Carlo at Everton last season.

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  7. Eric+Sykes: And Lingard. I know you are a fan of his.

    Wouldnt be bad up front – Lacazette, Lingard, Wilson, St Max. need a few defenders though.

    Nah mate, we’ve played 8-0-2 long enough, time to go the other way 😂😂

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  8. I think we could get Conte if we tell him we have a 500 million pound budget.

    Martinez? Does anybody seriously think he is any good? Good talker though!

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  9. Sharpy: Man U wanted 20 million for Lingard. That doesnt sound that much now. To avoid relagation and keep Donkey out of the team! And Lacazette, that might do it with a centre half.

    This team as it stands is not a relegation team, but neither was Rafas. Could do with some help.

    We also should find out soon if it was an Ashley instruction that Donkey had to play.

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  10. We should get Macolm McDonald in as Manager. He hates Donkey and would have him in a Donkey Shelter before he ever played for NUFC.

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  11. Eric+Sykes:
    Sharpy: Man U wanted 20 million for Lingard. That doesnt sound that much now. To avoid relagation and keep Donkey out of the team! And Lacazette, that might do it with a centre half.

    This team as it stands is not a relegation team, but neither was Rafas. Could do with some help.

    We also should find out soon if it was an Ashley instruction that Donkey had to play.

    Eric – you know I’m a fan of Lingard (only as a footballer) I’d take him if they wanted £30-40m – he would bring more to the team that Joelinton or Almiron imo. But I like Connor Gallagher as well – he’s on loan so may not be for sale in Jan though.

    A front 3 of Lacazette, ASM & Lingard. A midfield of Hayden, Willock & Bissouma (Brighton) or Maitland-Niles behind them.

    But then the defence behind them is an issue. We desperately need a LB.
    If we could get Conte – I think he could have our defenders playing well enough to get us through this season – then go to town on CBs in the summer.

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  12. Troy Stavers – no idea. He just dropped off the face of the Earth. I know a lot stopped posting because there was not a lot to look forward to anymore within the club. Hopefully we’ll see a few old faces come back.

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  13. It is sort of madness what Ashley did. Could he really have fked up more than he did? Firing Keegan, and the legend that is Alan Shearer (not Micky Quinn, the Chronic “Legend”).

    Appointing Joe Kinnear twice and Ugly John. Pards. Schteve. Steve, the Steves… The list goes on. I am not the biggest Rafa fan but he knew there was a club to salvage.

    Can we just sack Bruce today and make me happy?

    I am going to watch Wraith’s channel tonight to see how much credit Keith Patter-man and the Geordie Drunkard take for this.

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  14. OK then Keith Patter-Man how do you feel today since you were so instrumental in this takeover even though you have never met any of the parties involved?

    “Great, it was all me”

    And Geordie Drunkard?

    “pass me a six-pack, I’m parched”.

    And Steve Hastie?

    “Well, I am starting to look ever so much like my Grannie”.

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  15. Here’s my opinion on Wraiths show, Overall it is quite good.

    Holly: I like her and I like what she has to say.

    Wraith: excellent host.

    Liam Kennedy: should be called Lame Kennedy.

    Mick Lowes: boring, repeats himself, repeats himself, repeats himself.

    SuperMac and Gibson: always funny. Supermac has the best stories of the old days.

    The 3 Amigos/Fab 4: A drunk, a blowhard and his grandmother (Hastie)

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  16. georgio: just to follow up on Simone over the last six yrs hes spent 15mil a season,but made the club 850thousand in profit,thats some going,can he do the PL,mind hes got Barca,Madrid to deal with so i think he could,would take a big lump to get him

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  17. WOW.

    Wayched Writh and had to turn it off after 20 mins.

    Patter-man and the Geordie Drunkard are the 2 most annoying people on this planet.

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  18. F-off you fat bastaad dentist/drunkard who thinks he is in the know but knows fck all. And you anaarl you bald tw@t Patter-man. And Granny Hastie.

    You think you can tell me about NUFC and you tell me nowt but BS. Fck OFF.

    What have they brought to the table in the last 3 years? Nothing! Made up shyte and nonesense.

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  19. The Geordie Drunkard is so ugly that he makes Keith Patter-man look like Pierce Brosnan when he was younger.

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  20. Daily Mail have learned that the £305million deal was strongly resisted throughout by Liverpool, Manchester United, Arsenal and Tottenham, with Spurs said to be the chief agitator in lobbying the Premier League.

    Hope our players kick spuds ar ses next week .

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  21. Listening to talksport yesterday. The press love to stereotype our fans as lunatics. They had some Muppet on saying he hopes Shearer is taken on as manager with Aguero his dream signing. They must canvass the calls then put the most idiotic person on live.

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