Man Utd Isn't The End Of The World

Last updated : 30 September 2019 By Footy Mad - Editor

The Press claim next weekend's home game against Manchester United is a massive fixture and a chance to change the mood at St James' Park - where Steve Bruce is yet to get a win.

But we cannot be judged against the big clubs ... it's the ones in relegation battle we should be turning over.

No matter if we take a hammering - it's to be expected after Sunday's horror show. And I don't feel the Man Utd fixture is the end of the world.

It's the fact we didn't beat Norwich, Brighton and Watford that is the concern.

Bottom of Premier League table:

15th Everton

16th Brighton

17th Norwich

18th Aston Villa

19th Newcastle

20th Watford

The Newcastle fans were amazing on Sunday with the way they kept on singing and stuck by their team ... but that is 'par for the course' because they do it EVERY away game.

They keep the faith and battle on regardless.

It's the home supporters who don't believe so much in faith, as common sense.

They know the truth and they aren't scared to voice it.

Bruce is a defensive-minded coach and that is what frustrates. Because he isn't very good at it, as Sunday showed.

When it was 11 versus 11, they could not keep hold of the ball, and could not get up the pitch - managing only 31% of possession.

That was with ELEVEN players. 

Every team we have played this season has had more possession than Newcastle.

Why? Tactics, mind-set or the fact the players are not good enough?