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The Return Of This Player Could See Changes At Tottenham



There are reports that Allan Saint-Maximin returned to light training on Monday and he could feature in Sunday’s match at Tottenham.

Though with it being a hamstring problem, Bruce will want to be careful with 22-year-old. He should not risk Allan unless he has completely recovered. The last thing Bruce needs is a long term injury to a forward when we are short on options up front.

Joelinton should also be available after leaving the Norwich match with a hip injury. The scans performed on the hip showed no serious damage.

Allan Saint-Maximin– could be back for Sunday

Steve Bruce had said after the Norwich game that all options would be looked at going forward to bolster Newcastle’s attack. Luke Edwards in the Telegraph noted that Steve may even revert to a flat back four to get the attack going.

Other than the first twenty-five minutes against Arsenal, the Newcastle attack has been impotent, to say the least. Yoshinori Muto even spoke about how he felt isolated when he came on for Joelinton against Norwich.

“It was really hard. I felt isolated, and I was always surrounded by three or four opponents.

“As a forward, that was very tough. As a team, we struggled overall.

“When I was watching in the first half, I was expecting it to be difficult when I came on because Joelinton was struggling as well.”

Miguel Almiron has also struggled to provide enough support to Joelinton often dropping far too deep to be effective when Newcastle regain possession.

If Allan Saint-Maximin can make the trip to Tottenham, he will provide much-needed firepower for Newcastle. Maybe using him in a front three similar to how Benitez had the team set up would help create space in the final third.

That would require the removal of one of the three central midfielders. If that happens, Bruce may want to consider using Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden similarly to their string of games together last year.

However, that would be hard lines on Jonjo Shelvey who has played decently in the first two games. However, Jonjo’s lack of defensive application often leaves Newcastle vulnerable in the midfield.

Whatever Steve Bruce decides to do at Tottenham, the most critical change we need to see is in the performance. There won’t be many Newcastle fans expecting a win. However, an improved performance is going to be the minimum requirement.


143 comments so far

  • cockneymafiaout

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #81

    @Jail

    You going down yourself?

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #82

    No, there’s a few of us on the bus.

    1
  • cockneymafiaout

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #83

    @#BoycottAshley

    What did he say?

    Your comment about how keyboard warriors should actually show that same of passion for games they attend is bang on mind.

    Everybody is so scared of being looked at or talked about now that everybody just stays seated and not say a word.

    2
  • cockneymafiaout

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #84

    @Jail

    Ahh but you’re going down. Nice one, hope you enjoy it mate. Me and my dad wanted to go to Wembley last season but couldn’t get tickets sorted. Me and my mates are going to Anfield on the 14th of September and can’t wait.

    1
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #85

    Bitter Bill’s is back again to divide and conquer.

    Another who shouts on here but turns into a mouse at SJP.

    11
  • cockneymafiaout

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #86

    hahahha I find it strange that I am the one who gets called out for criticsing home fans in general, yet when people personally confront each other on here it just slides over like every day business.

    3
  • Wimbletoon

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #87

    Bills, that’s why we should’ve bought Rondon too, so we would have decent firepower while Joelinton adjusts, as well as taking some pressure off the young man’s shoulders.

    There’s surely far more chance he’d be a success in the long run if he didn’t have as much pressure on him from the start. Hopefully he’ll come good anyway, and hopefully very soon, but it’s a lot more risk.

    1
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #88

    Cockney

    In their words “too old to jump around chanting and singing”

    When they’re they show more support to Ashley than Nufc.

    6
  • cockneymafiaout

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #89

    @#BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Hahahaha, does the same excuse apply to the youngins who are more attached to their phones then the actual game?

    5
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #90

    Someone better ring China and tell them protests dobt work

    4
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #91

    OP

    If we could all scream and throw our dummies out as much as you…

    We’d be the loudest ground in the country.

    4
  • posada

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #92

    #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Change your words into actions.
    All you do is twitter, face book and go to poorly attended meetings.
    Watford – come up to the ground and tell the supporters they should be boycotting.

    Not sure where your leaflets will end up, but I could take a guess.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #93

    Bills Son is Back,
    Why do you always skirt questions you don’t like to answer. Do you still think it was a great idea to give the new signings six year deals each.

    13
  • Ron Knee

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #94

    Deluded:

    “The European Union has been blamed for many of the serious problems in British society, including the power of vacuum cleaners and the shape of bananas, and a new charge must now be added: football’s handball rule.

    “The former Queens Park Rangers manager Ian Holloway has bizarrely claimed that the EU is responsible for Gabriel Jesus’s late goal for Manchester City against Tottenham being disallowed.” (Grauniad)

    0
  • Jib

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #95

    He probably skirts questions he doesn’t want to answer
    because
    he doesn’t want to answer
    DOH

    2
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #96

    Bill’s posada

    Theres no protest planned for Watford, who are you going to blame for the poor atmosphere and shit turn out?

    Pair of hypocrites, tell everyone to get behind the team and sit in silence.

    What shit fans you both are.

    11
  • damma99

    Aug 21, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #97

    Chris Houghton is who we need.

    0
  • geordietom

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #98

    question …

    if the wife and i get 2 tickets to the cup match next wednesday WILL i get called a traitor scab ect on here ?…

    0
  • WLtoon

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #99

    Another few shambolic performances by the team and there will be no need for planned boycotts as fans will slowly but surely stay away. Match day tickets will take a big hit once people realise what is being served up week in week out. I can see a few games being below 40k, especially if Bruce is allowed to carry on at the reigns.
    You don,t get a shocking prem lge record for no reason. This guy should be in the circus,, oh sorry, he already is.

    2
  • martoon

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #100

    geordietom – At the risk of incurring the blog police’s wrath – did you enjoy cruising?

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #101

    Jib,
    Obviously, then why crow and threaten to ram his won arguments down people’s throats because he claims he can’t be beaten in an argument.

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #102

    geordietom,
    You haven’t been to a match in years so wtf are you on about.

    6
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #103

    Posada

    I was outside the ground handing out leaflets, holding a banner singing etc at the Arsenal game, where were you?

    Cowering under your seat?

    Who you going to blame for you being a shit fan?

    8
  • geordietom

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #104

    Martoon …

    yep mate it was really good thanks for asking …

    2
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #105

    Jib didn’t got to a game for years, then there was a boycott so he couldn’t miss that game.

    13
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #106

    Bills Posada

    Should I ask the club to get the team to run out to “silence is golden” it would suit your support.

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:17 PM

    Comment #107

    Shame it wasn’t a worldwide cruise, nine monther with no internet 😀

    11
  • geordietom

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #108

    Jail for Ashley

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #102
    geordietom,
    You haven’t been to a match in years so wtf are you on about.

    Jail your’e such a prat stop talking to me cant stand you, you making threats last night to get your hearts up sad little man . not that i need to tell you my wife has never been to a match she wants to go she’s booking the tickets as we speak is that all right little man … skip my post you fool you only go to away games as you get pay day loans to cover it …

    5
  • geordietom

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #109

    jail … you wanna meet up in town next wednesday bring your screw drivers the same one’s you made threats with last night …

    tossa …

    4
  • martoon

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #110

    geordietom @98 You do what you want – it’s up to you to decide whether to go to games or not. I still have my ST although I understand why many have given them up!

    3
  • geordietom

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #111

    jail…Image result for little man syndrome
    Short man syndrome is an informal term and not a medical or psychological condition and goes by other names such as ‘Napoleon complex’. Technically it is a form of inferiority complex in which the person attempts to overcompensate for their perceived shortcoming.

    3
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #112

    Posada Bills Job

    Get your tickets for the Leicester game now 50% off.

    Buy a megaphone with the money you save and we might hear your support.

    6
  • geordietom

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #113

    FOR JAIL …
    little man syndrome
    A man, small in stature, who attempts to overcome the way he believes other people perceive him (as a diminuative character) by 1) attaching himself to authority figures, 2) trying to manipulate himself into positions of control, 3) migrating toward positions of leadership, and 4) having a fairly volatile temper.
    I had a boss with little man syndrome and besides never being able to please him, he always had to prove he was better than anyone else!
    #twerp#big-head#workaholic#self-centered#self-deluded

    0
  • geordietom

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #114

    martoon …

    wor lass has just booked them mate cost us £17 for the 2 …

    1
  • sam down south

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #115

    ArseLie getting BigSam to say on radio that “Rafa got us relegated” is probably the most disingenuous and deceitful comment I have ever heard a football manager describe another football manager. Anyone disagree?

    Why did JoeLinton join our club? Surely he realised we had lost our manager, lost our 2 experienced strikers, fans were not happy, owner keeps wanting to sell the club and doesn’t support his managers, and there had been no meaningful pre-season preparation. Joe must have felt he wasn’t good enough to get a better/similar deal at a more stable club that would help his career. In effect, by signing for a club in turmoil he admitted he thinks this is as high a level as he is capable of playing. Still he got a 4 or 6 year contract – well done ArseLie another brilliant intelligent business decision.

    9
  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #116

    geordietom,
    They’re Bacho 1000v vde, I’m not duelling you unless you’ve got a set of them, it wouldn’t be fair.

    10
  • geordietom

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #117

    jail …

    so you want to meet a dawn ? dueling screw drivers? . you need a weapon . but your tongues sharp enough …

    1
  • cockneymafiaout

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #118

    hahahhaa I’m loving Boycott Ashley, but confused as to how hibbit hasn’t challenged him on his confrontational behaviour while as I have been.

    Is it because I’m the new kid on the block and must adhere to the rules?

    2
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #119

    Cockney

    Probably as I’ve been having the same debates with the same dimwits for years.

    Bloggers are a bit suss of new posters atm, too many people Ashley have turned up over the last few months.

    3
  • cockneymafiaout

    Aug 21, 2019 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #120

    SamdownSouth

    Did he actually say that? I’d not be surprised if he did as all he cares about is making himself look better.

    1


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