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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

  • Genjikai

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #121

    Op
    He is the future of the club…
    So why not may aswell save money, be the first team run under a republic of the players.

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  • Geordie in Oldham

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #122

    All I will say about Bruce is on Wednesday he knew nothing about the speculation but had obviously been looking at the betting while playing the last friendly. He then sat on a flight with his squad and back room staff knowing if the offer came through he was going for it while probably saying to the same people (I’ve no plan to leave I’m staying here) a few hour later meeting up to speak to Ch——— can’t say his-name makes me feel sick. Thursday asks permission by the owner who pulled him off the dole and asks to leave. My opinion is he is a snidey self centred twat who can’t be trusted. He must of read the blogs his family must of spoken to him as well, yet he still puts himself forward for the job. Last words on him he is a total cu-t

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  • oldarse

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #123

    Genjikai you get me a couple of good hackers and i’ll bring his empire down on a regular basis

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  • count

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #124

    “Longstaff is going nowhere. Of this I feel sure” Fck me. Panic over everyone! A blog stalwart has spoken…

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #125

    Funny thing is if they dont sell and spend 100 mill.
    Im still going to boycott the toon for the future generations of our people.
    Jokes on him cause fcuk you ashley we are done with you.
    Youve took the piss for way to long.
    Fcuk off daft cnut.
    Gan piss on the makems door step.

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #126

    Oldarse
    Ive been watching a youtube series on this bloke searching the dark web. I wont go on it so they cant frame me for shit i aint done.
    Many weird things on there.
    Deffo seen hitmen for hire, hackers and more.
    Just a bit of shit crack and not informing people that there is ways to get this stuff done….

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #127

    Beer

    Couldn’t agree more mate with that..It is just heart-breaking the direction we are heading .

    The fat bastard gave money and power to people who deserved neither. Now it is our turn to show disrespect and anger to someone who deserves both

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  • Sir Braveheart

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #128

    Of all the potential managers…why Bruce?

    It’s not like he’s even out of work. If you’re going to have to pay compensation for someone why not target good successful managers? Or up and coming ones? Try prising away Eddie Howe or someone like that. Bruce makes no sense at all.

    If Bruce gets appointed, and there’s no boycott for Arsenal (or we still get 40,000 there) then I’m out. No more blogs, no more watching highlights or live matches. I’m not wasting any time on Ashley’s United. Until he’s gone and it becomes our Newcastle again. I’m not staying in an abusive relationship.

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #129

    Alan Shearer has been very quiet on the Twatter front. He’s normally berating Ashley left tight and centre.

    Is he sheltering Bruce while he waits for the priest to perform the exorcism as he’s been taken over by an evil spirit.

    Is he talking Bruce out of accepting the job.

    Is he hoping Bruce will take the job and give him a new role as part of the deal.

    Where is Alex Bruce – last seen getting into a car in Sheffield .

    Need to call CrimeBusters and they’ll come up with an efit of Ashley

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  • oldarse

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #130

    Genjikai a small group can break a company hold you to ransom mate this penny-pinching nutter will not know whats f*kcing hit him a huge amount of damage mate

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #131

    Op

    Heard they enquired abut Pierce morgan as he did such a good job with a charity match the other week !!

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  • lochinvar

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #132

    Where is Steve Bruce ?

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  • Geordie in Oldham

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #133

    Oh almost missed this point definitely last word on him he’s quite happy to leave the Sheffield Wed fans in the lurch as well standing there smiling having his photo taken with them at that last friendly while thinking see you later. It says everything thing about him wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him

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  • NezzaNUFC

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #134

    He needs to leave to further his career, why waste such a talent.

    Manure have ambition to sign and develop him, at Newcastle is a financial pawn for MA!

    More players will want to leave soon to further their career.

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  • Genjikai

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #135

    Sir braveheart.
    Dont give up, fight for you club.
    Come along and join in.
    If there isnt a protest let us on here organise one.
    Ill set up an email account to get intouch with me if anyone wants to get involved.
    Action needs to be taken now. There is clearly no takeover.
    We need to set up outside sjp and keep the momentum going turning up each day.
    Im sure between the different protest groups we can get this sorted out.

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  • dougie

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #136

    Bruce is nailed on for the job,make no mistake about it!He fits all of Ashley’s criteria.If the slug offered the job to him it would be impossible for him to refuse it under any circumstances.To Bruicie it would be the opportunity of a lifetime,but unfortunately at our demise.

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  • oldarse

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #137

    Get him from all direction he’ll be punch drunk

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #138

    count, you have a problem matey? Let me know what it is, happy to work it out. I don’t know you from Adam, so be good to make a new friend.

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #139

    There was supposed to be a £50 million budget, plus 11 million carried over from last years budget, plus all money from sales which is £30 million so far. So the transfers fund at the moment is £91 million!
    We all know there’s as much chance of us spending that amount as there is of Neymar and Mbappe coming on loan! Zero
    Fckin pathetic we’ve got to get Ashley and Charnley Out!

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #140

    Longstaff ain’t leaving! Till next season!

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  • whome121212

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #141

    Everybody needs to calm down …here is what I am predicting …. Steve Bruce to be announced tomorrow …. 2 key players being sold for profit ….. Some unknown European players being bought in …. Bruce taking charge start of season … Losses and draws at best …fans continue to get on his and Ashley’s back … Bruce after 7 games and 0 wins hands in his resignation as can’t handle the flak aimed at him and the abuse to him and concerns about his safety and mental welfare …. Ashley then repeats the process … Hires a yes man …. Poor results… End of season relegation …. And then takeover goes through

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  • oldarse

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #142

    Please stop talking about Bruce it’s probably 90% crap your being fed crap to take you away from the real agender which is no spending from the FCB

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #143

    Lonstaff will be gone as soon as Man U reach Ashley’s valuation. All this 50M not for sale malarky is just to get them to up their offer.

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  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #144

    Steve Bruce you’ll be well suited to the fatman. Bothy snidey cnuts.
    The Sheff Wed owner gave you a break and gave you a good job good salary. After 1 season this is how you repay him… Snidey cnut

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  • lesh

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #145

    Jazzy

    Oh aye, Ashley sees Shaun as the future – future profit!

    The kid must be well pi$$ed off, any chance of hitting the big time with his local club, snatched from him by Ashley. That man’s not only screwed Longstaff over but spoiled yet another summer for thousands of fans. He’s evil and doesn’t deserve the air he breaths.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #146

    logged on hoping for some good news for a change but no the same depressing shit.

    Geordie in Oldham hits the nail bang on the head with his assessment of Bruce, the man is a total tw-t.
    Hope he fails dismally, the clubs on it’s knees anyway, so nothing lost there.

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  • jazzyp

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #147

    Lesh

    That goes for all his business dealings mate
    Sports direct paid back over 1 million in stolen wages .Had 76 ambulances to warehouses in 2 years.Zero hour contracts. Labelled most unethical company inFtse350. Staff had to work unpaid shifts to get work the following week..The list goes on and on and he keeps getting away with it

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  • chancel be a fine thing

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #148

    From Ashley’s perspective, we already have have a full squad ready to go. Longstaff is spare because we already have Saivet, Colback, Shelvey, Hayden (?). That’s 4 purples for 2 or 3 places (depending on formation. Will be very surprised if Shar doesn’t get sold, more purple CBs than you can shake a stick at. Possibly Rondon in to ease the flack or more likely a young promising forward. We have 2 RBs and 3 LB/WBs.

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  • stan anderson

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #149

    Got to agree with Binney,the slug knows exactly how to play us.He usually wins as well.
    Divide and conquer someone said.

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  • Tatforsale Mikey

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #150

    EGB sorry mate good news from Mike effing Ashlie FC is not available please call back in another decade

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  • Nicolas Rage

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #151

    BOYCOTT BOYCOTT… NOT A SINGLE ONE OF YOU DIMWITS ON HERE HAS THE BALLS TO STAND UP TO HIM ARE WE NOT POWERFUL AS THE WEST HAM FANS OR LIVERPOOL FANS TO PROTEST AGAINST THIS KNUCKLEHEAD… COME ONE PEOPLE STAND UP AND BE COUNTED AND TAKE THIS HIERARCHY DOWN
    .. WE NEED TO DO IT TOGEHTHER… ALL OF US!

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #152

    The Mackems are probably laughing now and referring to Bruce as Agent Bruce.

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  • Sheikh Unknown

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #153

    Be productive and force the b@stard to sell up instead of spending all night on here bitching. Do something about it ffs, you don’t even have to leave your bleedin armchair.

    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 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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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #154

    chancel “more likely a young promising forward”

    Why would a young, promising forward come to NUFC at the moment? If we sell Longstaff, the crown jewel of our youth development programme, what message would that give out?

    I think Ashley will be in the market for established names from smaller leagues, the likes of Cisse and Ba. He has to have promised some decent money to Bruce to make him take this position.

    Assuming he signs, of course, as oldarse quite rightly points out all we’ve had so far is press speculation.

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  • Nicolas Rage

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #155

    Let’s set a date to protest outside of St james Park in our thousands… Who’s with me… Let’s get fackin cracking b4 it’s to late…. Saturday? So we will be national news gotta take em down..

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  • RobLeenio

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #156

    Oh, last point on Bruce to illustrate oldarse’s point.

    If he’s on a 12 month rolling contract, why the Hell would we pay a £5M release clause?

    The press haven’t got a scooby.

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  • ToonMatt

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #157

    Honest question lads, lasses, and Toon22, If you got up in the morning and the first thing you read was that Mike Ashley had died in his sleep, what would your honest reaction be?

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  • Nicolas Rage

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #158

    Let’s stab the fat coont.. Show him. How we roll in St james no1 takes liberties with us no more… Where’s the guy who punched a horse when u need him… That guy is needed for sum inspiration

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  • Faustino_Asprilla

    Jul 11, 2019 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #159

    For me the club has died, it’s heart has been ripped out!! The club has been taken from the fans!! Living in Ireland it’s hard to get to games, but I go on the pilgrimage a couple times a year if I can, the nxt pilgrimage I make will not b to support what’s left of the team. I will lay a jersey(pre-Ashley) at the feet of Bobbys statue as a mark of respect to the club that was!! I’ve given enough time and money Ashley finally killed d hope!! Steve fcukn Bruce WTF!?!?

    #BOYCOTTARSENAL

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  • Nicolas Rage

    Jul 11, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #160

    I don’t know who’s more uglier Steve bruce or Mike ashley… Absolute terrible looking guys… Probably bottom of the table on that chart

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