'Steve Bruce's surrender Mags' – Newcastle United fans react to some surprise Man City selection calls

Steve Bruce has made some surprise selection calls in sending out a Newcastle United team to take on Manchester City at the Etihad.

Saturday, 26th December 2020, 7:12 pm

And it sounds like Newcastle United fans are far from happy with the calls their manager has made.

Here’s what #NUFC Twitter had to say about Bruce’s XI...

@Garwain – “So the plan is to drop your top goal scorer and have Joelinton leading the line on his own, as if a full season on his own up top hasn’t been enough to show it doesn’t work.”

NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 19: Joelinton of Newcastle United is put under pressure by Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa of Fulham during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Fulham at St. James Park on December 19, 2020 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

@DannyG1307 – “Bruce feeding Matty (Longstaff) the wolves tonight. A poor display backs up his decision to not have him near the squad. Can’t be any worse than his brother or Jonjo. Good luck, you’re gonna need it.”

@iCoreHeatz – “I’ll be surprised if we get a shot on goal.”

@paz_parish – “Not even starting a proper forward, coz we can’t get out of our own half. Brucey’s surrender mags!”