The fact that Steve Bruce is still employed by Newcastle United is shocking, especially after seeing this statistic.
Newcastle United are dealing with a major internal crisis after failing to win a game in their last eight attempts. The Magpies put up a decent fight against some opponents, but completely fell asleep at the wheel against others, with the latest performance against Sheffield United (0-1) serving as a primary example of that problem.
The fans are done with Steve Bruce. They do not want him anywhere near the club. The inconsistency of Newcastle United under Bruce is extremely frustrating, and he is proving time and time again that he has no idea what his best team is.
Unlike his predecessor Rafa Benitez, who managed to lead the team to a top ten finish with a Championship squad and a front line led by Joselu and Dwight Gayle, Bruce enjoyed a transfer budget of over £100m to bring in some new talent, yet he continues to misuse them.
One cannot help but wonder if star striker Callum Wilson regrets selecting Newcastle United over Aston Villa as a result.
Over the last few months, I have written articles covering Bruce’s overall record as manager of Newcastle United, which is far from impressive, but there is a different statistic that hopefully Lee Charnley is made aware of.
Red Flag Statistic
Since Bruce’s first official game in charge of Newcastle United on August 11th, 2019, Newcastle United have experienced four winless streaks spanning five or more games.
How that inconsistency does not raise a red flag and scream “sackable offense!” in the eyes of the front office is beyond me. What is more frustrating is that those stretches were not solely composed of difficult games against top sides.
The latest dark period is the worst one during his tenure, and that is why the pressure from fans and local journalists is on at full blast.
The schedule does not get any easier either with games against Arsenal (A), Leeds United (H), Everton (A), Crystal Palace (H), Southampton (H), Chelsea (A), and Manchester United (A) up next.
Bottom three here we come…