Controversy is never too far away from Newcastle United.
Then, of course, there’s the years of chronic underspending that seem more in line with Ashley’s budget store ventures than the running of a modern, ambitious football club. The list goes on.
Currently sat at the bottom of the Premier League table having netted just once in two games – a late consolation goal against recently promoted Norwich City – the situation is already beginning to look glum for the Magpies, who could have another relegation battle on their hands come the end of the campaign if they continue in a similar vein of form.
And if you thought Newcastle’s problems couldn’t get any worse, unfortunately they have. Former Magpie Michael Chopra recently revealed in a talkSPORT interview that a number of senior players have admitted to him that they “don’t know their jobs” under Bruce…
Chopra: “I’ve spoken to players…Bruce has come in and some of them don’t know their jobs – they are not really working on their shape.” https://t.co/WaEkINmXeZ
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) August 20, 2019
Clearly under the impression that something afoul was at play, ex-Premier League forward Jonathan Walters had a few choice words for the whistleblower…
Ive spoken to some players and they don’t know their jobs ?
1. Not a chance a player at the highest level can’t grasp basic football knowledge
2. IF they don’t know their jobs..why don’t they grow a pair, go to see the manager and find out?
3. Stop talking ? #NUFC https://t.co/qpuxW66ZIM
— Jonathan Walters (@JonWalters19) August 20, 2019