The tactical conflict in ‘damaged’ Newcastle dressing room which ‘stunk of relegation’
Newcastle United ‘stunk’ of relegation in Saturday’s defeat to Brighton as they had been punished for an absence of a transparent plan.
That was the frank verdicts of former Everton goalkeeper Tim Howard and ex-Stoke Metropolis defender Danny Higginbotham, who really feel the contrasting philosophies of Steve Bruce and Graeme Jones are damaging Newcastle’s Premier League survival hopes.
The pair, who work on NBC Sports activities’ protection of the Premier League within the USA, brutally dissected Newcastle’s no-show on the Amex Stadium on Saturday, as Brighton took them aside in a 3-0 win.
It means the Magpies are simply two factors away from the relegation zone, albeit with a recreation in hand over 18th positioned Fulham, with 9 matches remaining and they’re now the bookies favorite to return to the Championship after 4 years within the high flight.
Bruce has presided over a run of simply two wins in United’s final 20 matches in all competitions and the stress is rising on his future within the St James’ Park hotseat.
And in an interesting dialogue about Newcastle’s plight, which was refreshingly stuffed with perception versus drained sound-bites we have now come to count on from sure pundits, the pair mentioned Bruce’s future in addition to:
– Why Newcastle’s lack of a transparent plan is costing them
– Why the distinction in Steve Bruce and Graeme Jones’ fashion is an issue, with perception from Howard on working below Jones at Everton
– Why Newcastle have to adapt their mindset shortly to show issues round
– And the way Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin’s return is not essentially the reply to all of their issues.
Here’s a full transcript of their evaluation from NBC Sports activities’ Premier League Match Week podcast: