Date: 12th August 2019 at 10:30am
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The impressive end to pre- under new boss Bruce quickly became a thing of the past on Sunday as struggled and limped their way to a 1-0 defeat by Arsenal. The had little answers to in the second half, with both Bruce and his team running out of ideas as the game went on. In one of the more bizarre moments in the game, the boss decided to bring on new signing Jetro Willems, who ran on to the pitch without knowing where he was playing – something that even school kids know. Daily Mail journalist revealed on his personal Twitter account that Bruce was bewildered by Willems after he came off the bench, and shouted “what the f*** is happening?” at the Dutchman. Many Newcastle took to to respond to Hope’s tweet on Bruce, with the majority absolutely baffled and questioning how the man supposedly in charge of the club had failed to lay instructions out to his substitute before entered the action. One fan went as far as to say that Bruce was an “absolute clown.”

NothingButNewcastle picked out some of the best reactions below: