NORWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 17: Miguel Almiron of Newcastle United reacts during the Premier League match between Norwich City and Newcastle United at Carrow Road on August 17, 2019 in Norwich, United Kingdom. (Photo by Marc Atkins/Getty Images)

Thirteen problems facing Newcastle United head coach Steve Bruce after horror start to Premier League season

Any positives which were taken from the narrow 1-0 loss to Arsenal on the opening weekend quickly evaporated following 90 unacceptable minutes at Carrow Road.

Monday, 19th August 2019, 16:45 pm
Updated Monday, 19th August 2019, 19:12 pm

Steve Bruce was critical of the team’s attitude and application in Norfolk.

Asked how he was feeling after the Norwich defeat, Bruce said: “I can't go on to the pitch with them. The one thing in management I've always tried to instil into my team is we make mistakes, but I can't forgive a performance where, basically, you don't put your boots on.”

If he didn’t realise how big the United job was when he walked through the door, it’s scale is definitely evident now.

Here’s 13 problems facing the head coach as he bids to turn the tide at St James’s Park.

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