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Newcastle Lose To Wolves In First Preseason Match



In a much quieter second half, Newcastle shored up their defense and brought on a few of their youngsters for a good run out. Though Wolves took their foot off the pedal a bit as well

Freddie Woodman, Javier Manquillo, and Federico Fernandez came on to start the second half replacing Karl Darlow, Jamie Sterry, and Jamaal Lascelles.

Newcastle looked a bit better in this half but still lacked anything up front.

Roland Aarons, Ki Sung-yeung, and youngster Kelland Watts came on for Matt Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey, and Ciaran Clark in the 58th minute.

Elias Sorensen– had decent runout with the first team

Then in the 63rd minute, Newcastle brought in the youth for a good 30 minute run out.

Tom Allan, Owen Bailey, Matty Longstaff and Elias Sorensen all came on with Jacob Murphy, Achraf Lazaar, Jack Colback and Yoshinori Muto making their exits.

Wolves had a couple of decent chances in the 67th and 70th minute with defender Kelland Watts making a good block on the latter.

Wolves scored their 4th on an unfortunate own goal by Tom Allan on a deflection from a Wolves corner that was headed in.

Transfer targets Martin Dubravka, Fabian Schar, and Sean Longstaff all failed to make an appearance with could further fuel their links elsewhere. Though there are legitimate reasons why they may not have been involved.

Fabian and Martin arrived back to Newcastle late due to international duty while Sean is still recovering from his knee injury.

We have to remember this is just the first preseason friendly, though it is concern that only three remain. This squad is in dire need of additions up front and at full back. It looks to us as though at least 6 incomings are needed with a few of the players who played today going in the other direction.


164 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Jul 17, 2019 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #161

    Our Toon “That’s why I dont all the rage recently, get ashley out and only vent at Ashley, anything else is just a distraction”

    I haven’t always agreed with you but I think you’re spot on here. Bruce is a symptom rather than the disease. You’re as well shouting at a mosquito as Steve Bruce, he is of no consequence at all long-term.

    Even Rafa staying would have been massively compromised. I’m pleased he left, he stuck to his principles, he refused to work under the conditions imposed by Ashley and refused to be a puppet for the regime.

    Bruce has betrayed himself by accepting exactly what Ashley has offered and Rafa walked away from. If anything, he’s more deserving of our pity than our ire.

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  • Moonraker15

    Jul 17, 2019 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #162

    Why is no other club interested in Joelinton or whatever his name is?
    Ashley will never spend €40 million on one player; it would only be about £5 million taking the Ayoze money into account but Ashley will spend the next 3 weeks trying to get him for £20 million then will come the statement “we couldn’t get him over the line”! Watch this space!

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  • Munster Mag

    Jul 17, 2019 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #163

    Jib, good to hear Harpers views on Steve Bruce, rather than just the usual “hang him high” on here.

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  • Bladey

    Jul 17, 2019 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #164

    Let the nightmare begin
    Let fat man reign down all he has on you
    I cannot wait

    ASH IN BRUCE IN WISE OR CARVER IN
    MUGS OUT

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