web analytics



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

  • Paully

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #81

    Your hero Rafa wouldn’t have risked him Munster.

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #82

    Brilliant strike by Krafth unlucky not to score.

    0
  • Nufc-83

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #83

    Longstaff having another stinker 🙁

    0
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #84

    My god Longstaff again, fans got ahead of themselves with him, I would of sold him if we got £50 million in a heartbeat if I knew it was getting reinvested

    0
  • davetoon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #85

    Great strike Longstaff

    0
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #86

    Don’t think we overrated him. He’s just not playing with the same focus as last season, like all of them.

    That was MUCH better!

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #87

    Terrible by longstaff. Atsu was free but he chose to go on goal. Very poor decision making.

    0
  • Paully

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #88

    Great strike Lobby, nevermind these doubters.

    0
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #89

    Should be whipping in corners at every opportunity, no faffing.

    0
  • toonbrother

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #90

    lascelles saved us there

    0
  • toonbrother

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #91

    Atsu has been brilliant since coming on

    3
  • ChicoUSA

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #92

    Goal! Joel!

    0
  • Paully

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #93

    GET IN!

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #94

    YESSSSS!!!!! Get in Joelinton!!!! Great goal! Well done son cooly taken.

    0
  • toonbrother

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #95

    Bravo Atsu
    Bravo joelinton

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #96

    Great there from joe

    0
  • Reilly

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #97

    getttt iiinnnnn

    0
  • davetoon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #98

    GET INNNNNNN

    0
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #99

    Good work Atsu. Joelinton playing much better than last weekend.

    1
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #100

    Linton hold up has looked much better atleast

    0
  • toon22

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #101

    GETIN

    1
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #102

    What a finish!

    0
  • Paully

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #103

    Lovely solid strike

    0
  • davetoon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #104

    Thank God just onside

    0
  • Neil Harrison

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #105

    Get In Joelinton!!!!!

    5
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #106

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    They combine to score moments after I type that!

    AMAZING!

    😀

    0
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:58 PM

    Comment #107

    Wtf lol I think he though he was offside there he took so long

    0
  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #108

    Great ball by Atsu. Since he’s come on the pitch he’s been strong and focused.

    0
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #109

    That was posted before he scored. Get in!!!!!!

    0
  • MAUTITOON

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #110

    JOE IS INDEED IN THE TOON,GET IN

    1
  • Nufc-83

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #111

    People like ilovetoon writing him off after two games stuck up top without a support player within 20 yds of him. Get in son!!

    1
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #112

    Joelinton was like moving in slow motion I thought he was offside. But the pass from Atsu was sublime.

    2
  • Munster Mag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #113

    He in one cool dude

    0
  • davetoon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #114

    Yep give atsu soem credit there, great vision and assist

    1
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #115

    Atsu has a good football brain.

    His introduction last season was the start of our uptick in form. He came in and brought some variation to our play.

    Doing the same again now!

    Should lend some of his brain to Almiron. Need more from him than just sprinting in straight lines.

    1
  • DaveD1000

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #116

    I’m fickle….Joe ellington and Atsu are forgiven

    0
  • MAUTITOON

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #117

    ATSU LOOKING LIKE MAXIMIN

    1
  • swemag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #118

    Stay immense since coming one. No give away or shot passes.

    0
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #119

    Hook longstaff off for shelvey. Longstaff is championship standard. Needs to go on loan. Should have taken the 50m

    0
  • IrishRob

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #120

    Say what you want about the last day but Joelinton has been absolutely class today. There is clear pride there today and goddamit it’s great to see.

    1


You must log in to post a comment.