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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

  • swemag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #121

    Atsu that should be

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #122

    If we don’t concede a pen in this game I’ll be shocked

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:01 PM

    Comment #123

    ilovetoon

    Troll.

    1
  • toonbrother

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #124

    Kraft is a clown my goodness

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  • Trent1211

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #125

    Fair play that is a more than competent first 30. Great finish. Have we lulled them into a false sense of security? Their CBs want shooting for going AWOL.

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  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #126

    Tell Bruce to be quiet on the sideline so they can remember Benitez instructions

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  • Nufc-83

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #127

    Ilovetoon shut the hell up you clown. You sound like souness

    1
  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:02 PM

    Comment #128

    Top save Dubs!!!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #129

    They are targeting our right. Krafth is the weakest link. Looks piss poor.

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #130

    Kraft is a defensive weak link

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #131

    Cheating Rose deliberately running into Krafth who ballsed up the clearance.

    Mike Dean doing surprisingly well so far.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #132

    Krafth needs to learn from last game. Don’t allow players to cut in and shoot, show them down the line

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  • Paully

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #133

    Ihatetoon absolutely clueless

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #134

    Krath is a chocolate teapot. Bit of heat and he melts away.

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #135

    Another class header on the stretch by Dummett.

    Need to weather this and slow it down.

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  • davetoon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #136

    Dummets had an impressive start to the game

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #137

    Krafth is a liability. Manquillo gives me less nerves back there.

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #138

    KRAFTH IS SHITE!

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  • Paully

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:06 PM

    Comment #139

    Much more passion today

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #140

    At least there is fire and commitment from all today.

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  • swemag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #141

    Can’t get enough of Atsu at the moment

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #142

    Need manquillo on for krafth. And shelvey for longstaff. Ship longstaff out on loan to a championship club.

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  • Trent1211

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #143

    Krafth is Krap. Liability. Accident waiting to happen. Not operating at PL frequency.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #144

    We look so much more comfortable in this tried and tested formation.

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #145

    I wonder which of our players is going to end up with a long term injury thanks to an awful Kane tackle in this game? Even with VAR I doubt he’ll get booked for it too.

    1
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #146

    Look at the useless tackle by longstaff. Completely in the wrong position.

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  • Tuttelbom

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #147

    Sissoko is sill our best player.:)

    2
  • TomaKaThor

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #148

    Real chance for an Almiron break the way game is now, fingers crossed

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #149

    ihatetoon8788 – didn’t you see Longstaff’s cracking shot at goal earlier? Yeah, let’s send him out on loan. WUM

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  • Munster Mag

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #150

    Joe is good!!

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  • davetoon

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #151

    Shows the difference in the squads when they have a player like Erickson on the bench

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #152

    Ritchie is an absolute machine. Does the work of two when necessary.

    1
  • Reilly

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:12 PM

    Comment #153

    Perfect set up from Rafa,sorry ment Bruce. 😆

    4
  • ilovetoon8788

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #154

    Longstaff again caught on the wrong side. Complete liability.

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #155

    We’ll see a different Spurs in the second half after Poch has laid into them. They won’t be as toothless.

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  • toonbrother

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #156

    so many cricial interventions by lascelles

    1
  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:13 PM

    Comment #157

    Longsatff looks leggy already as do a couple of others.

    Need HT.

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:14 PM

    Comment #158

    Nice interception from Longstaff

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  • Scythe For Bruce

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:15 PM

    Comment #159

    They’re going to really target Krafth in the second half. They’d be daft not to.

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  • Mike's Iron Curtain

    Aug 25, 2019 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #160

    Ace communication from Ritchie directing play there picked up on the mic.

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