Newcastle United fans left fuming at Steve Bruce's 'mind-boggling' selection and 'disjointed' formation

Steve Bruce has named his starting XI to face Tottenham Hotspur this afternoon – and Sean Longstaff has returned!

Sunday, 4th April 2021, 1:14 pm

And, as always, fans have been quick to react to the news on social media.

Newcastle United are hovering just one place and two points above the relegation zone but do have a game in hand on 18th-placed Fulham.

Indeed, the Magpies’ last win came back in February when his side defeated Southampton 3-2 at St James’ Park.

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Here, we take a look at how YOU reacted to Bruce’s starting XI on Twitter:

@agbnufc_: “2 weeks to prepare for this and it's the same old 5ATB formation. At least no Hendrick I guess.”

@MichaelNUFC_: “How can Krafth, Shelvey, Gayle keep getting games in 2021?”

@WorWilsonNUFC: “Oh wow a half0decent side for once.”

Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce.

@adamNUFC__: “We’re going down.”

@FeaturingMax1: “That's honestly awful. #bruceout.”

@JxrdanT97: “EMILE KRAFTH CB. 5-0 home defeat incoming”

@alexwooda392: “Huge chance for both Sean Longstaff and Dwight Gayle today. Hopefully this team can produce today #nufc #NEWTOT.”

@Geeny200: “Krafth and Dummett both playing CB by the looks of it. I like the Murphy start and let's hope Saint can get on the pitch after HT. #NUFC.”

@hellojamesj: “A Krafth Lascelles and Dummett back 3 is not the news I wanted today. #nufc”

@harrydecosemo: “Looks like five at the back again for #nufc. ASM back on the bench. No Wilson yet. Gayle starts, hopefully up front...”

@JakeJackmann: “This is an absolutely mental team. #nufc”

@lee_wilson1: “What on earth is this team. The selections are mind-boggling... what formation are we playing. I’ve honestly never seen a more disjointed mess #nufc”

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