Here are the midterm judgments for fans about their teams of the day Observer.
We had few bright spots in the first half which were generally disappointing, if not unexpected. We’re fortunate to have the point total we get, but that might just be a platform to avoid relegation – again. Our in-game possession is pretty bad, and it rarely tops 35%: maybe that’s a blessing we can’t watch directly … 4/10
Stars and failures Carl Darlo proved to be an excellent deputy for injured Martin Dubravka and he kept us in the games. Callum Wilson’s skill, tenacity and touch of scoring were a revelation, and Isaac Hayden has evolved from simple to very basic. But Geoff Hendrik did little to improve the team while Guilenton was still struggling, marking the “Ashley Knows” heavyweight we had to endure for 13 years.
Happy with the manager? No, Bruce’s rope tactics are infuriating. After 17 months without progress, his excuses for Rafa’s legacy began to fade. Fans are stunned by the critics telling us he’s doing a good job. With the talent at his disposal, we must produce a more calm, decisive and offensive football. As Jordi, he cares about the club, but watching “Bruce Ball” is painful and the way we exit the League Cup was very disconcerting. With Rafa, I felt there was a plan. With Bruce, it looks like we’re not going anywhere. 4/10
We need to sign We’ll be in the vault of the bargain again, but we desperately need a midfielder who can get the match up and push it forward. We would like to see the return of Dutch left-back Jietro Williams.
Favorite moment of 2020 Newcastle fans say l Premier League Stick to the pay-per-view system of £ 14.95 and donate to a food bank instead.
• David and Richard Holmes
It has been another great season so far. In the top four over City, Chelsea and Tottenham and even a knockout in the European League was all we wanted. I was worried we would struggle with getting too crowded in matches, but so far, so good. 9/10
Stars and failures Our stars continue to make significant contributions, but a special mention should be made to James Justin and Nampalys Mendy who have done incredibly well to one of the best defenders and one of the best defensive midfielders in Europe. We’re also thrilled to see Brendan Rodgers finally use Oz Perez more effectively, too.
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Happy with the manager? There is not much room for criticism regarding our current progress, but it has not been easy. Today, we are among the best must-watch bands in Europe, but when we’re bad, Jamal, are we bad! It’s a learning curve but Rodgers needs to find a way to speed up our football against deep low blocks – oh, and the answer to our enduring problems of defending set pieces. 8/10
We need to sign Another striker gives us something different up front. Vardy cannot stand the attacking line alone any longer, and Perez is better in the number 10 round.
A moment that made me smile in 2020 Seeing Leicester advance to the 32nd round of the Europa League in Prague was a special moment. Especially with two Chisits locally and club legend Vardy scoring goals.
• Chris Whiting