Pundit Ally McCoist savaged the 0-0 result between West Brom and Newcastle in a point-sharing exercise that will have done little to allay relegation fears for both clubs.
Newcastle hover just one point clear of safety and know that failing to yield all three points against the Baggies is a severe blow in Steve Bruce’s quest to keep the Magpies in the Premier League.
Admitting the stalemate was far from riveting and made for painful viewing, commentator Ally McCoist held nothing back in remarks over the lacklustre nature of the draw:
“Holy moly guacamole, I’m a big fan of football and I’ll go anywhere to watch a game but Woodsy [talkSPORT host Laura Woods], that was a tough match yesterday,” he said [via BirminghamLive].
“Clive said to me where do you think this will come in the running order for the Match of the Day 2 highlights, I said Tuesday – if they get round to it.
“It was somebody punishing me somewhere.”
Nothing but Newcastle Verdict
Albeit with an amusing smack to it, McCoist’s comments may well echo the sentiments of many Newcastle fans.
The match made for tense and luridly nervous viewing in which Bruce’s side failed to capitalise on a prime opportunity to release a modicum of pressure off themselves in their bid for survival.
In many ways, the grinded-out draw will exacerbate the sting left by the absences of the likes of Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin due to injury in which Newcastle were left looking even more toothless.
McCoist’s comments on the forgettable nature of the draw only confirm the uninspired look of Newcastle under Bruce.