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Longstaff, Krafth, and Saint-Maximin In Shock First Eleven At Spurs



Here is the team that Steve Bruce has selected to face Tottenham today. He makes two changes from Norwich.

It looks like Steve Bruce was coy with his formation comments during Friday’s press conference. He is changing to a 5-2-3 or 3-4-3, as Jonjo Shelvey has been dropped. Allan Saint-Maximin comes into the starting eleven, and we assume will play on the right of a front three. Sean Longstaff also returns to the first eleven while Christian Atsu makes a return to the bench.

This is a brave decision by Steve Bruce, but we hope it pays dividends. These were the types of matches that Newcastle were generally able to keep close last season. However, the display will greatly outweigh the result.

Here is how Tottenham will start the match.

This is what Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has to say about what he expects from Newcastle:

“Newcastle are a very difficult opponent. They need to start winning points, so it’s going to be tough.

“They have a new manager, new signings. All that will make them more focused and try to be compact.”

Let’s hope Newcastle are a difficult opponent for Spurs this afternoon. We need to see a reaction from the boys today.

Howay The Lads!


183 comments so far

  • Jib

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #41

    They gave the impression when he was SSN this morning
    Howey was one of the summarisers later in the day.
    Perhaps Sky bottled it

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #42

    Forgot that. We need howey.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:31 PM

    Comment #43

    What happened to the green kit?

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #44

    Ilovetoon give him a chance to show he can hold the ball up. Rondon would have looked useless in the last two games how isolated our st has been!

    1
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #45

    Joelinton is most important player in this formation and he needs to justify his 40m tag.

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #46

    So it is still the 5 at the back.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #47

    does cricket get any better than that. What a virtuoso performance from stokes. Cockey aussie fielder celebrating with the aussie fans with 70 runs to get and last man in !!

    4
  • Nufc-83

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #48

    First 3 balls he’s got in front of his marker and laid the ball off but he can’t hold the call up eh??

    1
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #49

    Longstaff needs to be quicker with a pass fs

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  • one fine day

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #50

    Rotunda
    Even funnier here in Sydney
    Can hear my neighbour over the fence going mental I yelled hello and asked the score …choice language for 1.30 am but he has been on it since midday ?

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  • Slatymag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #51

    Has anyone a decent link?

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  • one fine day

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:40 PM

    Comment #52

    Anyway back to this
    let shock the buggers

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  • Tuttelbom

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #53

    They look far more organized today than previous 2 so far. Hopes is here for speed demons up front o ge something ou of the game for us.:)

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  • davetoon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #54

    Hopefully Almiron gets a chance to run at Winks again

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:43 PM

    Comment #55

    Wtf was that ASM?

    Same patterns so far. Can’s string two passes together when we get it.

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  • Paully

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #56

    Brave line up by Bruce, try to keep it level till half time.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #57

    Good ol Sissoko and his poor passing

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #58

    Wtf Asm Injured. Shame. We are so screwed this season.

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  • Paully

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #59

    Max can’t have been 100%

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  • Reilly

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #60

    ASM fked already.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #61

    Fking hell Saint-Maximin already injured!! Well done Bruce you rushed him back and now we won’t see him for another 3 months!!! Clueless twat!!!

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  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #62

    Fs no saint max

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  • scrotty

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #63

    This is working for me once I dealt wit all the popups:
    http://firstrowsportes.net/soccer/tottenham-newcastle-united-krk725720

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #64

    That’s maxinon out for a couple of months then.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #65

    Yeah we def look more organised.
    ASM injured FFS

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #66

    FFS!!!!

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #67

    ASM down already. Great.

    Didn’t look right when he chased that ball out for goalkick.

    Hardly any injuries and then comes to Newcastle and gets a couple in quick succession.

    Bruce playing unfit players out of desperation already. Antithesis of Rafa’s cautious approach which cleaned up our injury record.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #68

    Demoralising as fk

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  • IrishRob

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:48 PM

    Comment #69

    We were all saying hed rush him back, now look hes injured again. Pity because we look better than we have in the two other games. Another month out now for ASM.

    3
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #70

    Is it our luck or we prefer buying players who are forever injured?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #71

    oh did i mention bruce’s injury record. nearly as bad as pardews

    2
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #72

    What an effing idiot Bruce is really. Utter dinosaur even when it comes to things as predictable as sports science. No doubt he would have had all the warnings from medical staff, but “Ah, he’ll be alright.” Brewcie knows best.

    2
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #73

    Atsu needs to prove he’s actually good enough, he isn’t bloody young anymore

    1
  • Tuttelbom

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:50 PM

    Comment #74

    No need to despair yet. They might have put some steroids into Atsu.:)
    A bad blow to loose ASM though.:(

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #75

    Wtf is wrong with longstaff. He looks awful.

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  • peterk3

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #76

    Install a VPN, then go to Ls Hunter.com. all matches are on there .

    0
  • davetoon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #77

    Their fullbacks are basically camped in our half. Not enough pressure

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #78

    The choice to play him looks foolish now

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #79

    Longstaff ffs.

    He;s been absolute shite so far. Careless as hell.

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #80

    Maybe we have overrated lobby big time.

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