'Beyond parody' – Newcastle United fans react to Steve Bruce's starting XI

Steve Bruce has stuck to his word and made changes – but what do the fans think of his Newcastle United team?

Saturday, 29th February 2020, 2:34 pm
Updated Saturday, 29th February 2020, 2:34 pm
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 29: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United arrives prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley FC at St. James Park on February 29, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 29: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United arrives prior to the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Burnley FC at St. James Park on February 29, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Here’s how Twitter reacted…

@Dougie93 – “The team makes sense tbh. Joelinton has to get a chance in his actual position, miggy is at his best going through the middle, Hayden and Shelvey are by far our best midfield partnership.”

@L96Martin – “Bruce has put ASM on bench. Bringing him on as a sub can cause major problems for Burnley as long as Bruce does it at the right time.”

@Ding_RJ24 – “At least Bruce has finally changed it.”

@TomHadwin2 – “Made up Gayle is starting! Good luck my man!”

@TomHadwin2 – “I love Matt Ritchie, he’s my favourite player. But his legs are gone so if Steve is gonna play him on the wing please don’t bother.”

@RBanerjee23 – “Vows to play attacking football and drops our most direct, attacking player. Beyond parody.”