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Bruce to revert to Rafa's tactics

Steve Bruce has admitted his Newcastle players are not up to speed – and is reverting back to Rafa Benitez’s tactics.

The Newcastle chief has scrapped his dream of turning the Geordies into a front foot attacking outfit after analysis showed they lack intense, repetitive sprinting power.

Bruce hit back at critics yesterday who claim he hasn’t got a plan and says for the forseeable future he will be playing five at the back, soaking up pressure and playing on the counter attack.

Bruce says seven games worth of analysis, including a defeat at Norwich and losing 5-0 at Leicester last time out, have forced his usual formula to be ripped up.

He said: “In the Premier League, everywhere you look, you’ve got to be big and physical and have the ability to run. Unfortunately that is one thing here now, from the back, to my midfield, we haven’t got.

“Ultimately, until we’ve got that, we’re going to have to play in a certain way and the identity will be to sit deep and play on the counter-attack because that is the only way we can play.”

“I quickly worked out at Norwich that we didn’t have the players with the capability to play the way I’d envisaged. Norwich played through us repeatedly.

“We get the statistics from every game and they tell the story. Compared to everyone else, and especially in midfield and defensive, we register in a certain way.”

Bruce has defiantly insisted he’ll take all the mud thrown his way saying he is “a resilient so-and-so” as he attempts to turn around the relegation threatened club.

He has ordered a reaction against old club Manchester United who he has never beaten but are on a run of 10 away games without a win.

Bruce, a veteran of 20 years and 10 clubs as a manager, said: “Mud has been thrown my way since I walked through the door. That isn’t going to change. The flak always stops with me at the top of the tree.

“I’d like to think, after 400 games as a Premier League manager, it’s an insult to me that I just say, “Go on, get on with it”. It’s an insult to the two coaches I have who work repeatedly on the tactical side.”

He has settled on a plan to haul the club out of the bottom three, adding: “Looking at the way the team is happiest, we’ll play with five at the back, with two number tens, and we’ll sit deep, which is exactly what we did when we played against Tottenham .”

But as the inquest into the season rages on Tyneside he added: “That is the way they had played for six months at the back end of last season when results were better. The two or three times I’ve tried to change us, including Brighton at home and Norwich, it didn’t really work.

“Back in the day without the transfer window, you could transform the team practically overnight, you could transform it overnight. Now you can’t.”
5th October 2019 04:29 PM
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The fuckin big nutted wallop
5th October 2019 04:56 PM
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For Wallops sake.... its game over..
5th October 2019 06:35 PM
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So by the sounds of it he's going to play for a point in each and every game..
5th October 2019 06:36 PM
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He really doesn’t seem to have a clue we are fucked simple as that.
5th October 2019 06:45 PM
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So he can blame Benitez if he fails
5th October 2019 07:35 PM
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Bruce to revert to Rafa's tactics

Why carnt the team play as a back 4 Wink It give other players in midfield to push forward and get strikes on Goal .? Or support the strikers

Im no Football Coach but we need player further up the pitch to attack?
5th October 2019 09:04 PM
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Hehe
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Well perhaps he does have a plan judging by today’s result. Time will tell I was however pleasantly surprised by the tactics today.
6th October 2019 09:16 PM
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"This ginger kid"

Fuck off Steve, knob.
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"We haven't got that". This is Bruce having a pop at Ashley!
7th October 2019 10:23 AM
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