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MetiNews.Com - Steve Bruce's Magpies succumbed to an embarrassing 1-0 defeat to rock-bottom Sheffield United on Tuesday evening
Breaking News ! WHEN you lose to the worst top flight side this country has seen in almost 120 years then mass rebellion is inevitable. And, brother, are Newcastle fans taking up arms. Repeatedly humiliated, stripped of hope, devoid of pride, this is becoming a sad and sorry existence for Geordies the world over. The latest monumental setback came against a Sheffield United side that had lost 15 of its 17 Premier League matches, never won a league game, never kept a clean sheet, scored a pathetic eight goals, and to all intents and purposes were already dead and buried en route back to the Championship. Yet Newcastle committed professional suicide once again. They were way second best when it was 11 against 11 in a first-half capped by Ryan Fraser disgracefully getting himself sent off through two stupid challenges in the space of three minutes. After that they spent the second period camped in their own penalty area until going one down. Video Loading Video Unavailable Click to play Tap to play The video will auto-play soon8Cancel Play now Let no one dare suggest that United only lost to a penalty highlighted by VAR when playing heroically with a man short. Had the hosts possessed a striker of any PL pedigree they would have won by a country mile. The truth is Newcastle were ready made to gift the Blades their first PL win of the season. They are nothing short of a disgrace. Steve Bruce has made repeated excuses about United's last four matches having been ultra tough yet here they proved yet again it doesn't take quality opposition to muzzle the meek Magpies.
. You have to go back to Bolton Wanderers of the 1902-03 season to find a team which started a top flight season worse than Sheffield United yet from the kick off they dominated possession, looked more up for it, and more expansive in their approach.
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Bruce's pre-match assessment that 'they are a very good side still and we'll have to be at our best to beat them' rang incredibly hollow given the Blades 120-year low and will come back to haunt him with angry fans. If he has battled from day one to win over the faithful he is now beyond redemption. Bruce's statements are getting more and more bizarre. Take his assessment during this transfer window that "at the top end of the pitch we’ve invested a lot of money so we’re okay in that area." Yeah, admittedly £60m shelled out for little or no goals but okay in that area? Look at the goals column fella.
Your side has scored once in nine and a half hours of football. Are we seeing 'a work in progress?' Are United improving little by little as his team 'tries to get up the pitch?' Is our only hope this transfer window when three of the four major signings during the summer were Jamal Lewis who is struggling big time, Jeff Hendrick as nondescript as they come, and Ryan Fraser who has been spotted as often as a dodo on the Town Moor. Bruce is currently in his worst run of form as Magpie boss. His record as he heads back to Arsenal on Monday night is eight matches without a victory. When at Aston Villa one win in 10 attempts saw him sacked in October of 2018.
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