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As Matt Ritchie Awaits Scans, Left-Back Target Leaves Team


Lee Ryder in the Chronicle has produced some of Steve Bruce’s comments about the hamstring injury Matt Ritchie suffered against Hibs.

This is what Steve has said about Ritchie’s injury:

“We hope it’s not serious.

“That’s the awful thing at Hibs because we’re a bit shy in that area.

“He’ll have a scan in the next 48 hours and hopefully it’s not too bad.

“He’s nicked a hamstring.

“Whether it’s a strain or how serious it is we do not know.”

Matt Ritchie’s injury last night certainly put a damper on the otherwise positive showing against Hibernian. Newcastle are very short at left wing-back. In fact, they had to bring on Rolando Aarons as Ritchie’s replacement.

This is a position that is in desperate need of strengthening. There was some news on Stanley N’Soki yesterday as he is one of five players that have left the PSG squad to return to Paris.

He had traveled with PSG to China and was in the squad that played Sydney FC last night. He was an unused substitute in the PSG victory.

The tweet translates to:

Tomorrow, Metehan Güclü, Garissone Innocent, Isaac Hemans, Stanley N’soki and Azzedine Toufiqui will leave the Parisian group to return to France, the last two players mentioned will soon leave the PSG.

Hopefully, there will be movement on N’Soki over the next few days. The latest news is that N’Soki was not happy with the contract offered by Newcastle and that talks had broken down.

There is no confirmation on whether the offer was, in fact, derisory or if the player’s demands are unrealistic.

If it is the latter, then Newcastle need to move on quickly and get to work on their next left-back target as time is running out in the window.


188 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #1

    Second!!

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  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #2

    And fed-up supporters made their feelings loud and clear during the 3-1 win over Hibs in Edinburgh as they chanted: “You fat cockney b*****d, get out of our club”.

    Toon fans also belted out former boss Benitez’s name throughout the match following the unconvincing appointment of Steve Bruce.

    Anti-Ashley protesters are hitting the Sports Direct tycoon in the pocket by refusing to snap up season tickets at St James’ Park.

    Supporters’ groups are also planning a boycott of the Premier League opener against Arsenal on Sunday, August 11.

    https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/sport/football/4548526/rangers-mike-ashley-newcastle-hibs/

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #3

    I’m delighted Richie got injured, hes not good enough and it now forces their hand to buy a proper Lb.

    13
  • Rob1971

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #4

    Bils-son you are making out this is the only NUFC blog site that is having a go at Ashley and Bruce, I take it you must not look at many others are they are just the same, Newcastle Online is exactly the same as here its fans like yourself who are in the minority who will defend ashley’s running of the club and will defend every criticism aimed at him

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  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #5

    I think it shows just how bad things are at the club
    We have needed a left back for years now

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  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #6

    Rob1971

    They are PR
    Its KBA

    They are payed to defend Jabba

    Shill
    A shill, also called a plant or a stooge, is a person who publicly helps or gives credibility to a person or organization without disclosing that they have a close relationship with the person or organization. Shills can carry out their operations in the areas of media, journalism, marketing, confidence games, or other business areas.Wikipedia

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #7

    Bile son

    Not very bitter are you.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Who came on to play left back after Richie got injured?

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  • Jib

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #9

    A word of advice to toon22

    You are getting away with it.

    Don’t blow it !

    You have the sheep on here totally mesmerised.

    Hell – even members of the Harrison family have addressed you.

    Then you say things like the Haymarket is full of bars and places to stay
    Rondon is probably the Toon’s best ever striker
    and , this classic :-
    toon22
    Jul 30, 2019 at 9:58 PM
    Comment #21
    Shelvey
    Yeh he was a pivotal player last year,best we have had in as long as i can remember.

    Oh dear

    Jonjo Shelvey PL stats 18/19 – 16 games 944 minutes (Average 59 minutes per game) 1 goal 1 assist

    toon22 it’s clear you aren’t from this area and know very little about footy

    Take my advice.

    Resist the urge to talk about the Tyneside area or things footy and you’ll probably get away with it for ages.

    Good Luck

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #10

    This is how Newcastle operate, they mess around so much with transfer, you are just graetful when they eventually get someone in, even though you know we needed about 3 or 4 more players, missing out on Saint Max will be a real missed opportunity…we must be the most incompetent ran club, even with Bruces late appointment, we have had so much time to get players in who are available, just as an example Saint Max, N Soki and Caroll could of been sorted easily over a week ago…

    Bruce saying they are all working hard into the night on transfers, wtf are they doing lookinh for new players to offer a few million short of tthere valuation, to waste another day or 2, they see the finish line that is the window shutting

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #11

    That was brilliant to learn fans chanted Rafas name at the hibs match. How brilliant would it be if the chanted we want Benitez back, every time Brucie walks out of the tunnel. But do it everytime he appears so it makes it more obvious we are singing to brucies face.

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  • geordietom

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #12

    IrishRob …

    good point mate . but they need to get their arses in gear …

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #13

    Bile son

    Why dont you come to a TMG meeting and voice your opinion, it’s open to everyone.

    You wont come because you’re a spineless keyboard warrior with a nasty streak, you wouldn’t dare show your face or air your views at the ground.

    Invitation is open, I’ll even meet you there if you wish.

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  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #14

    JIBS

    Hiya KBA

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  • Jib

    Jul 31, 2019 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #15

    IrishRob
    That was brilliant to learn fans chanted Rafas name at the hibs match

    What wasn’t so brilliant was them chanting pro proddy chants and
    chants supporting Tommy Robinson

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  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #16

    I wish i was as big a toon fan as you JIB

    When do you think we might spend this years tv money ?

    Theres about 117 million left

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  • Jib

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #17

    toon22 clever lad
    keep it to alts KBA and shills
    and you’ll last for ages
    for gawds sake stay away from anything Geordie or footy

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #18

    That Barca supporter who walked through the Madrid crowd holding a Barca Messi 10 Jersey is a hero, he should be given free season tickets after that. It was actually soo funny. He was being pushed and verbally abused and got drenched with hundreds of beers, but he didnt care one bit.

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  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #19

    JIBS

    Ahh the toon fans are all racist now ?

    Arnt you a toon fan to JIBS ?

    Anything to defend Jabba

    Anything lol

    13
  • davo

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #20

    Desperately trying to undermine toon 22 .
    So transparent,lol.

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  • davo

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #21

    #boycott Arsenal

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  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #22

    JIBS

    How many of your alts are pro Jabba to ?
    I know they all dont pretend to live in the north east

    But like you they all pretend to actually support the toon

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  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #23

    davo

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:02 AM
    Comment #20

    Desperately trying to undermine toon 22 .
    So transparent,lol.

    I actually enjoy it lol

    😉

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  • dougie

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #24

    Richie will never be a LB in a month of Sunday’s.I hope we don’t sign anyone else and Dubravka is sold.Fingers crossed we don’t win a game all season and are relegated by Christmas.The only way we will be sold is if we are in league 1 in two years time,the slug is more than happy bouncing up and down to the championship.Bills son you are a complete ballbag.

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  • IrishRob

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #25

    Jib I didnt hear about that. But I’m not surprised, I imagine it’s only going to be the really stupid and braindead supporters who go to matches anymore. So I’d expect worse in the future tbh.

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  • Jib

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #26

    As someone said
    football
    cheap class A drugs
    and a few pints of lager
    a bad combination

    1
  • Sad Frog II

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #27

    All we need is love, com’ on Mike give us som’! Buy 3-4 with love, join us Mike!

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #28

    JIB

    So your saying all the protesters are racists now

    All of them ?

    Hahahahaha

    Wow that’s desperate

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  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #29

    Hiya KBA

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  • Mindshaft

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #30

    Jib – sadly the behaviour of the few tar the many , football fans the world over I’m afraid
    I didn’t go to the game last night but will attend as many away games as possible this season .
    I won’t miss SJP as to be honest the fans are dire there and the atmosphere generally gets way more toxic than on this blog , all hope has been drained from the fans under Ashley’s reign .
    Away games are more about supporting the team regardless and there is way more gallows humour amongst the supporters .
    HTL

    5
  • Ron Knee

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #31

    Re Jib @15

    Chris Wilkin@chris_wilkin

    Left early. Cannot abide #NUFC fans singing songs in support of an openly racist xenophobic preacher.

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  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #32

    The PR usually turn up before bad news

    So I’m guessing Dubs is being sold

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  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #34

    But us racist fans should mind Jabba making a bigger profit than last year

    It’s what we deserve

    Isn’t it JIBS

    8
  • Mindshaft

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #35

    You can tell this blog is full of oap’s , they go on like it’s still the 70s – bring back love thy neighbour and Benny Hill although we were just as poor at football as now so one thing hadn’t changed 🙂

    1
  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #36

    Nowt like a bit of PR trying to tackle the anti Jabba chanting

    Hahahahaha

    The PR are desperate

    8
  • oldarse

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #37

    Hey, Jib common tell us another one of your Fabulous jokes like this one yesterday.

    Jib
    Jul 30, 2019 at 3:41 PM
    Comment #17
    carltoon
    to paraphrase a Milton Jones joke
    When I was young I had a rare condition that meant
    in order to live I had to eat worms 3 times a day.
    Lucky my big brother told me about it really.

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  • stan anderson

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #38

    Anyone defending the appointment of a proven failure as coach because he is a Geordie ? need to give there heads a good shake.
    But it’s the slug who put him there!!.
    If people just take it he will keep on giving it for another 12 years !.

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  • oldarse

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #39

    HAHAHAHA What a Dick

    2
  • toon22

    Jul 31, 2019 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #40

    Still not sing anti Jabba songs
    As if you do your all racists ?

    That’s what the PR are going for ?

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