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Some Positive News On Striker Front For Steve Bruce


There is some rare positive news for Newcastle today as Joelinton’s hip injury is not a serious one. He will also be available for Sunday’s game at Tottenham according to a report in the Telegraph.

Newcastle have been left short on the striker front going into the season with Dwight Gayle and Andy Carroll not expected to be available until some time next month. Gayle has been suffering from a calf problem while Andy is still recovering from April ankle surgery.

Allan Saint-Maximin has also been struggling with a tight hamstring that forced him to miss the trip to Norwich City at the weekend. We hope that can regain full fitness as well for this Sunday’s match against Spurs.

Joelinton– available for Spurs

Joelinton likely wants to put this past week behind him as he and his teammates look forward to Tottenham. Our number 9 was left isolated far too often on Saturday. He also was too easily dispossessed by the Norwich defense while his first touch was often lacking.

However, the Brazilian had no support as Miguel Almiron drifted way too deep to offer enough support when Newcastle were able to gain possession. This is what Steve Bruce will be looking at during this week of preparation for Sunday’s match.

The report in the Telegraph also says that Steve Bruce is willing to look at other formations for the trip to Tottenham. He may also be considering transitioning to four at the back.

We certainly need to see some changes as both the defense and attack were sorely lacking this past weekend. Steve Bruce needs to find the most suitable system for the players he has available at the moment.


64 comments so far

  • Munster Mag

    Aug 19, 2019 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #1

    First?

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 19, 2019 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #2

    Geddin! Sadly, the second northeastern family at the hotel may also be mackems. But no shirts on view, akthough one had a tattoo that looked like the sunlan crest. Where are they getting the money from?

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  • RobLeenio

    Aug 19, 2019 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #3

    So Bruce is going to consider a new formation for the next game, when three players haven’t yet had a chance to get to grips with the first, due to the fact that the club took so long to sign them and the coach is less use than a chocolate fireguard.

    Yep, I’m reassured.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #4

    Did the bus even stop there?

    If only we had an Alf Tupper and a Bernard Briggs as well, you wouldn’t need VAR with Bernard, Knew the rules inside out although how he’d get on with modern refs and the secret give nowt to NUFC rules is a moot point.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #5

    talking to an Arsenal supporter today who said that he didn’t think Almiron dived.

    He also asked me how injuries AC had whilst playing with us, don’t think there was many myself.

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  • CJ

    Aug 19, 2019 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #6

    following previous post. Andy can’t wait to get back into the mix and put himself about a bit… I guess with VAR this means we’ll be giving away a lot more penalties when he falls back in defence and result in a lot of disallowed goals no matter who in the team scores……just a reflextion

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 19, 2019 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #7

    Moonraker
    From previous, yes that does seem to be what the regime are riding there hopes on AC scoring 30 goals this season.
    Will he do it, we are about to find out.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #8

    Rob

    I’ve had an insight into the new formation but keep it to yourself.

    It’s
    Dubkravaka
    Manquillo, Schaar, Lascelles, Dummett, Hayden, Shelvey, Longstaff, Clarke, Willems, Krafth

    a 1-10 lineup we might just scrape a draw he’s hoping.

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 19, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #9

    Egb
    Wise beyond belief, the one who can read the runes.
    All hail bill, all hail bill.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 19, 2019 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #10

    You want your eleven tallest players, Bill.

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  • CJ

    Aug 19, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #11

    EGB ….and I’d replace Shelvey with Fernandez

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #12

    Munster

    Just pointing out you talk bollocks and don’t have a clue.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #13

    Thanks chaps, knew I hadn’t got it quite right! 🙂

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #14

    Op
    I would like to know which posters munster think want newcastle to be relegated?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Munster

    Social services probably!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #16

    I hope Bruce can follow in the footsteps of Rafa and all good managers and adapt the system he has set out to implement. Thethree in midfield does not provide the composure expected, the service to the forwards and also suppressing the ball playing abilities of the back three. Again I do not think the quarter back role that Shelvey seems to want to play does not appear to work well for the team, particularly in the PL. Whilst he has qualitied I would like to see him pushed forwrd away from the defensive role and into a more attacking midfield position.

    In hindsight and using the same players that started at Norwich the formation could have been as follows, with Shelvey appearing in a more Beardsley-esque role providing a better link with the forwards:
    —————-Joelinton
    Almiron——-Shelvey——–Ritchie
    ————–Ki————Hayden
    Dummett—Lascelles—Schar—Kraft
    ——————Dubravka
    I think the team would play with grerater balance and be more comfortable in possession.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #17

    Genjikai, have to admit that if it got rid of Ashlie, I’d live with it.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #18

    Dubs

    Manquillo Lascelles Fernandez Dummet

    Almiron Hayden Longstaff Maximim

    Gayle Joelinton

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  • RobLeenio

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #19

    Bill the wise and all knowing, I think you’ve surpassed yourself.

    If they stood on each others shoulders on the goal line, with the keeper in front, that’s the definition of parking the bus and we’d be guaranteed 38 points per season.

    Might even score one or two from the keepers point over the top when the opposition keeper has a snooze

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Egb
    Truthfully i think that is the way ashley is going to take us before he goes. Hope he doesnt damage newcastle beyond repair.
    Thats why i believe we need to act now.
    Its every fans duty of care to newcastle united to stand up for it against ashley.

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  • RobLeenio

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #21

    Ahem, that’s a punt over the top, obviously.

    Sheesh!

    😳

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #22

    Lindisfarne

    I wouldn’t start Joel next game after his ‘injury’ on Saturday. If Rafa was still here nor would he.

    And I’d have Manquillo for Krafth, I don’t he’s ready for the EPL yet.

    I’d play Muto from the start.

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #23

    Munster
    If you will go to 2 star hotels you will meet Mackems!
    Are you in Magaluf or Benidorm?

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  • Genjikai

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #24

    Rob
    Stack them like a tetris block.
    If the crowd at sjp actually made some noise they could try and direct the ball to the opposition goal.
    Olg could workout the resonant frequency required.

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  • RobLeenio

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #25

    On the relegation debate, taking the politics out of it for a moment and ignoring what it would mean to the regime and the potential for a change in ownership, I’d hate to us go down, but the two best seasons under Ashley have been out championship campaigns.

    I wouldn’t mind seeing us competing again for a change, honestly. I’d rather be competing in the premiership, but seeing as that is evidently too much to ask, competing in the championship is probably better than languishing as we are.

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Course there is nothing wrong with him. He only went off because he wanted a plaster, soft fit!

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Git*

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  • Lindisfarne

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #28

    anyone with a good link to tonights match please?

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #30

    Op, nicky put me in the company of some decent posters the other night. I’ll go with him on this as he seems to have forgotten more about the game than you seem to know. You go back to telling us all the same stuff re Ashley etc. Btw are you the ex army guy?

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #31

    RobLeenio
    Surely the Championship would only be preferable with Ashley gone!
    I’ll bet we are the only supporters of a premier league club talking about relegation after 2 games! But then if you weaken a team that struggled last season and take away the top manager it’s pretty obvious why!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #32

    Genjikai

    Given that he may well be demolishing the club’s infrastructure from the inside all that might be left to sell could be the empty stadium. I have this nightmare scenario in my mind where we become another Bolton struggling to even field a team.

    That would be a fulfilment of toon22s apocalyptic vision.

    Woe, woe and thrice woe!

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Moon, torremolinos innit? 🙂

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:22 PM

    Comment #34

    Jib
    Didn’t you forecast us to finish 7th with Joelinton scoring25 goals?
    🙂

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #35

    Taking us down means its harder for him to sell us (will be the line)

    I bet theres a few quid to get us back up been stashed awat, unfortunately Ashley has backed a donkey and may need to upgrade to a pit pony to get Nufc back to the promised land.

    Its like he doesn’t want to sell us.

    O wait

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  • Moonraker15

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #36

    Munster
    Quality! I love Spain! We’re going next week!

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #37

    After the Norwich game, I never felt anything like I did for previous defeats. I do not want us to go down but nothing about that performance was surprising to me knowing that Bruce is in charge. If we go down then for me it’s a feeling of it being deserved after the summer that’s just gone on.

    The only thing surprising is it took 45 minutes and 1 half time team talk for Bruce to rip Rafa’s set up apart.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Board games night, later!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #39

    Rolando your namesakes cousin looked to be a player for the future, just hope he doesn’t come up against someone similar to the tw^t who took our Aarons out!

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 19, 2019 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Manure score. Damn.

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