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The Guardian Reports Longstaff On Verge Of Exit In Article About Steve Bruce


The following tweet has lit a bit of a firestorm on Twitter as now many accounts are reporting that Sean Longstaff is leaving Newcastle imminently.

We looked at the Guardian report on this breaking news but it was an afterthought in an article about Steve Bruce’s pending announcement as the next Newcastle manager.

This is what Paul Wilson writes in the second to last paragraph of an article titled “Steve Bruce close to taking Newcastle job after asking to hold talks”.

Newcastle spent most of last season in the bottom third of the Premier League, eventually saved by Benítez’s organisational ability and goals from Ayoze Pérez and Salomón Rondón, though all three have left along with the out-of-contract midfielder Mohamed Diamé. No players have been signed, and Newcastle are on the verge of parting with the midfield prospect Sean Longstaff to Manchester United.

There is only one mention of Sean Longstaff’s name in the entire article and it is that “Newcastle are on the verge of parting with the midfield prospect Sean Longstaff to Manchester United”.

That is the only reference to Sean Longstaff. The entire article is about Steve Bruce and Sam Allardyce. We would have thought this news would have warranted its own article.

This is after reports yesterday from Sky Sports that Sean Longstaff was categorically not for sale.

There was also a report in the Manchester Evening News that Sean Longstaff was behind other midfielders at the moment.

With the information available to us, we are going to err on the side of being positive on this one and hope that Longstaff remains at the club. It would just break the laws of physics for Steve Bruce to come in as Sean Longstaff exits for Manchester United.


164 comments so far

  • hibbit the armchair fan

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #1

    good luck to the kid he’s best out of this mad house,

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #2

    It’s going to make me very angry with Longstaff leaves as well. Right now I just feel sick to my stomach….

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #3

    Bruce’s first job; deny Longstaff is for sale then sell him on deadline day.
    Bruce’s second job; tell everyone how difficult it is to get new signings over the line.

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  • MarkBro

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Brucie bonus

    Should have around 133mil to spend if he gets every last penny

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #5

    if Longstaff leaves as well…

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  • Sad Frog II

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #6

    Enough is enough! Ashley terror must be stopped now!!!!

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  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #7

    Well you reap what you sow. So any fans go to games they deserve what they get. Boycott every game. Boycott everything. And for the fans who go I hope the buses and metro come out on strike on match days
    You Reap What You Sow.

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  • #Unite&fight

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #8

    If play doh head had any sense he would point blank turn the job down.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #9

    Devastating news that Toonbrother will no longer be able to continue his support with Bruce as the new manager. His support will be sorely missed.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #10

    heaFret not
    If Bruce gets the job and it’s a big IF as there’s no news then he speaks the same language as Longstaff,Geordie.
    If he goes to Manchester’s B team then he’d have to learn Norwegian and that’s a beggar of a language to learn.

    What’s the betting on an announcement – one way or the other 10am tomorrow at SJP ?
    That would suggest Bruce is tucked up at Shearer’s crib which is where I believe footballers live these days. Can’t they live in a house like the rest of us.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #11

    Novo@3
    Bruce’s first job; deny Longstaff is for sale then sell him on deadline day.
    Bruce’s second job; tell everyone how difficult it is to get new signings over the line.

    His first word should be ‘sorry’

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  • Tongue in Sheikh

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #12

    Bruce wouldnt turn it down. Hes already despised for his Mackem capers, why would hile turn down a 10 year deal when hes on a 12 month contract with SW?

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  • optimistic prime

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #13

    Is there any houses on Ashley’s street we can rent?

    We can all chip in and have weekends there and if you’re working in the area stay there, rent it out for biker parties.

    I’m sure we’ll make lovely neighbours.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #14

    Is Ashley’s house on Airbnb ?
    That would be the mother of all parties

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Is Ashley’s house on Airbnb ?
    That would be the mother of all parties

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  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 11, 2019 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #16

    Me mother used to say.. there’ll be street parties when thatcher dies. She’s 87 now and is saying the same thing about the fatman

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #17

    Attention please! This is an official club statement: There will be no parachute milking at this club. We have just hired a world class manager…..errrm what’s his name again, I have it here somewhere. Ahhh yes, we’ve just hired a world class manager a Mr. Steve Bruce who will ensure our continued dominance of the Premier League so parachute milking will be completely unnecessary. Details to follow…….

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  • hibbit the armchair fan

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #18

    i really don’t get all this light hearted banter it really is time to put up or shut not babble on like hen party in the big market

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #19

    Lochinvar; his first press conference will be interesting.
    What will he say to motivate the fan base?
    What can he say?
    Ashley has achieved something. I’ve never now such vitriol at the club towards an individual since Gordon Lee.
    He is probably the most hated man ever to be associated with the club.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #20

    Longstaff
    Perez
    Rondon
    Diame
    Possibly Hayden
    Kennedy away

    So 3 midfielders 1 winger and 2 strikers needed to just be equal to last season !?!

    I guess Colback Lazaar Aaron’s Saviet and Gayle replace a lot of them then? Bit of a downgrade in quality though

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Gallows humour Hibbit.

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  • twotonearmy

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #22

    Wasnt there rumors of 50 million to spend? We assume that means Ayoze and Longstaff sales add to that kitty but that’s wrong… it just means that minus fattys cut is the kitty. *sigh*

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #23

    It’s a disgrace all right. This has been building again for a few weeks. It seems Ashley and friends are back on auto-pilot. Hire a flunky, say nothing, sell players.

    8
  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #24

    And that fcucker Charney is just as bad cnut

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #25

    Charnley says he’s looking for premiership experience to cover the fact he doesn’t know anything about other managers. The big flaw in looking for experience is that those with experience who have done well are generally at big clubs. Only those who’ve failed time and time again are available. And the British dinosaur managers who haven’t been seen for a few years haven’t been getting better in the meantime, they’ve been left behind and every year the gap between Moyes/ Hughes/ bruce and the latest foreign bosses gets bigger. They weren’t premier league quality five years ago and now they’re barely championship quality

    15
  • Our Toon

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #26

    Cant remember the last time we had a summer when the circus didn’t come to town or winter window for that matter

    6
  • optimistic prime

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Hibbit

    Talk on here achieves nothing.

    Actions speak louder than words.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #28

    I think this is the lowest I have ever felt supporting NUFC. No wonder Nolan was singing Ash’s praises. Talk about being bought off!!

    The oh so mediocre agent Bruce with Nolan who got sacked quite early doors from his only manager’s job. It is just so laughingly and appallingly bad. From Rafa, an elite multi trophy winning manager, to an absolute never achieving journeyman nobody……..sickening!!

    It’s obvious Ashley will never sell. He’ll always move the goalposts no matter what, he’ll always want the residuals and something for nowt. Sadly I think doing a Sunderland is the only way to ever rid ourselves of him. even then i wouldn’t count on it.

    I don’t know if it is sheer incompetence or bloody minded spiteful malice, when ash wouldn’t back a top guy who wasn’t asking the earth but will likely give bruce a mclaren type war chest. Go figure.

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #29

    These dinosaur types only ever survived the drop when there were an abundance of outdated British managers. Now the likes of pardew and pulis have gone, Bruce has no chance of staying up. Bruce was even worse than pardew, pulis, Hughes, Moyes.

    3
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #30

    A bit of a downgrade Lee Charnley? Can you say certain relegation quickly 3 times?

    4
  • The Newcastle Armchair

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #31

    We’ll never be sold, the only time he will leave is when he dies.

    Relegation to league 2 won’t work because he will pay the money to get us back up as he has demonstrated in the past

    He has divided our club into around 350 companies, how hard do you think it would be to negotiate that off him?

    That gravy train will run keep him doshed up for years

    ASHLEY FC

    5
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #32

    But is he worse than Carver who’s winning percentage was 20% I believe? Or is Carver standing in the wings waiting for Bruce to fail?

    1
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #33

    Look how good Villa did when they replaced Bruce with an inexperienced manager. Wed be better off getting somebody who has been doing OK in the championship than somebody who has been struggling in that league. This is worse than McLaren, at least he had done a so-so job at derby when we rescued him. Bruce is getting worse each year. Hell be a crap league one manager soon.

    3
  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #34

    Let’s take another look at this. What is the plan here? Is it to guarantee failure? I can’t see entrusting Bruce with a significant kitty after what happened with McLaren. So is there going to be no real kitty? I definitely see a couple of loan players in our future though. Nice and cheap and no real commitment.

    3
  • Sheikh Unknown

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #35

    GillMag

    This is what I posted last night.

    A list of companies that the parasite owns or has shares in.

    Target every one of them on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram etc. Give priority to the companies that he doesn’t own 100% as the other shareholders will then suffer and are likely to put pressure on him to sell the club.

    Spend your online time productively, hammering everything that he makes money from.

    I’ll get a list of the various brands soon, as they can also be targetted.

    Sports Direct. 61.5%
    House of Fraser 100%
    Evans Cycles. 100%
    Sofa.Com 100%
    Game Digital 100%
    Flannels 75%?
    Findel 29.9%
    French Connection 27%
    Iconix Brand Group 8%
    Four Holdings 25%

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #36

    The club’s been raped and a fire sale is on, the tragedy is ash will still be there after it is completed.
    FA , PL and even sky really need to look into this

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #37

    Wed be better off with Dawson, at least we don’t know for certain Dawson is rubbish. Bruce has completely proven his lack of managerial ability back in a time when the league had 8 or 9 crap English managers making up the bottom half.

    Bruce oot

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  • Toon Tang

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #38

    Well at least we have all these crap loanees coming back in from their respective league one and championship clubs that they couldnt even get a run of games in…

    1
  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #39

    At least go for Hughton

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  • The next Mike Williamson

    Jul 11, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #40

    G2. The board will probably give Bruce twice what benitez got. The rules seem to be the worse you are the more money you get to throw down the drain

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