Joelinton didn't look fit, looks to be shrugged off the ball too easy (again) and seems visibly frustrated with his teammates . If he can't do it against that level of opponent who can he do it against ?
The long and the short of the day was Newcastle United conspired to draw a game they were completely in charge of at half time. Second half several players didn't have a clue where they should be playing. That's on Bruce (again). Outfought, outplayed and out managed by Rochdale . Living the Sports Direct Dream. Crowd's even turning now.
Some credit to Rochdale who gave it their all in the second half. A romantic story for the scorer, well done to the inexperienced manager for negating our width in the first half, also to the kid who came on and showed great timing in his run before the assist.
They gave some vastly higher earners a lesson in commitment.
So many criticisms of Bruce's substitutions but that's for another day.