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Steve Bruce Says “Signs Are Encouraging” On Player’s Return


We’ve been very impressed with the rapid improvement of Joelinton in playing the number 9 role this season. His past two performances have been outstanding in his hold-up play.

Joelinton is the only option for that role right now. However, that may change in the next few weeks with Andy Carroll edging closer and closer to a return to full training.

There were whispers that next Saturday’s trip to Liverpool was a target date for big Andy’s return. However, he has yet to train with the team so that now seems unlikely.

The Chronicle have published an update from Steve Bruce on the progress of his big Geordie striker:

“I am never going to put an exact time on it.

“The good thing for the supporters is that there’s good work he’s done on the training ground with the rehab and physio people.

“The ankle has had no ill effects. He is not sore and not swollen.

“In the past, that has been the case.

“Let’s hope he can come and train with us for a couple of weeks.

“The early signs are encouraging.”

It is a positive sign that he has suffered no setbacks so far. However, the next step is a return to full training.

We would like to see at least two full weeks of Andy going through training sessions before he is even considered for a place in the matchday squad.

That would make the earliest game for Andy’s return to be at St James Park against Brighton on the 21st of this month. The next fixture is the following Sunday at Leicester City.

However, it’s all going to depend on how Andy fares over the next few weeks when we suspect he will begin training with the lads. If there are no setbacks during these sessions, that would be encouraging signs indeed.


160 comments so far

  • Genjikai

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #81

    Jane its a bold statement youve attached to me there, you better have your evidence to back up your claims.

    5
  • jane

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #82

    i don’t know how or who you tell us.

    2
  • Genjikai

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #83

    No bottling out of an answer jane.
    Youve always had an agenda against me with your misquoting of my posts and quoting them out of context.
    So explain who has radicalised me and how i have been radicalised?

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #84

    No jane you stated it so tell me.
    Standard case of slander coming out when you know your close or have exposed something the pr dont like.
    Jane explain your slander.

    6
  • jane

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #85

    i still need to find that post.

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #86

    Jane go find that post, go find it.
    Honestly the most blatant attack there has been on a poster by jane there to try and get someone shut down.
    Jane your a joke.
    Ill be pushing this further.

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  • jane

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #87

    Genjikai you have a radical view is all i’m saying. how would i know how or who has influenced you.

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  • Just a fan

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #88

    Stop it Jane.
    If you were jib you
    Would have a proper answer

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #89

    Youve came out and posted a statement about me as if fact then say you dont know.
    Total agenda against me by yourself.

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #90

    Backtracking jane and not what you meant by your statement.

    5
  • The Wife

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #91

    I’d like to say that “BnB” is shorter, and more accurate, than Tarquin. 😉

    5
  • jane

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    Comment #92

    this is the reason i said it..

    “in my opinion every newcastle fan should have one focus, that being doing all they can to make sure we remove mike ashley from anything to do with our football club.”

    1
  • jane

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #93

    i can’t argue with that 🙂

    1
  • Genjikai

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #94

    jane

    Sep 8, 2019 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #64

    “in my opinion every newcastle fan should have one focus, that being doing all they can to make sure we remove mike ashley from anything to do with our football club.”

    Genjikai you’ve been radicalised. that is dangerous.

    That is what you said.
    Genjikai you’ve been radicalised. that is dangerous.
    That is implying that i am some sort of terrorist or some group is grooming me.
    That is what you have implied.
    No backtracking jane, people know who genjikai is in the real world.
    If you believe your statement then you have a duty of care to the public to report me to the police.

    6
  • dougie

    Sep 8, 2019 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #95

    Jane/jib are the same,obvious lol

    1
  • mallorcamag

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #96

    Martoon is it too late for me to do my season selection ?

    1
  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #97

    Lol Genj there is other forms of radicalisation that does not mean you are going to strap a bomb vest on and go and blow yourself up. I don’t think Jane is implying your some sort of Isis fighter.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #98

    And they told us Osama Bin Laden was dead. Good multiple spot there Jane. 😀

    2
  • Genjikai

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #99

    Just to prove of point of janes mis quoting and quoting out of context that she does to multiple users

    Genjikai

    Sep 8, 2019 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #47

    Na slate rafa all you want.
    Im not bothered by it bud.
    Rafa is gone and it is a shame, bruce is here lets hope he reigns supreme.
    At this current time i couldnt care less who the manager is as in my opinion every newcastle fan should have one focus, that being doing all they can to make sure we remove mike ashley from anything to do with our football club.

    Takes a snippet out of you post and uses it to spread shit about said person.

    2
  • cyprus

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #100

    We’ve signed Andy Carroll!

    1
  • Genjikai

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #101

    Nufc
    You are wrong that is what she has implied.
    And she knows thats what she has implied.

    1
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:09 PM

    Comment #102

    Why would any toon fan defend Jabba ?
    Why would anybody defend him ?

    But you see people here doing exactly that

    Makes you think, don’t it

    2
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #103

    A massively wealthy man who has a nasty vindictive streak
    Has people working in near Victorian conditions
    Is asset stripping us and is exploiting football and it’s fans

    But somehow people here defend the guy

    2
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #104

    When you bring up news on how he might’ve stopped by parliament it’s met with opinions hoping it never happens

    Who would think in such a way ?

    He’s one of the most hated business owners in the country
    Debenhams said they would rather go bust than deal with him

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  • Genjikai

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #105

    Dont back track now jane youve came out with some strong accusations against me, which in this day and age could get people in trouble for no reason what so ever.
    I guess ill phone the police to inform them of this as your not going to do your public duty.

    1
  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #106

    Toon22 you think Mike Ashley is a murderer?

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #107

    Genj you are either extremely mentally challenged or are very young and I’m struggling to work out which one.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #108

    So, the plot thickens. Jane only does this to “multiple users”. Say no more there then.
    We never saw the body of OBL.
    Never mind the police, somebody notify MI6. STEP BACK FROM YOUR DEVICE..
    Apparently he was giving instruction on suicide bombing, but the group is sworn to secrecy.

    3
  • jane

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #109

    Genjikai i meant dangerous to your mental health but i’m loving Bobbybee’s posts 🙂

    2
  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #110

    Roll on next weekend. can’t come quick enough.

    2
  • Nufc-83

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #111

    Genj change your name to Geordie John!

    Or has that gone too far!

    3
  • The Wife

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #112

    I agree, carltoon. The Liverpool match can’t get here soon enough. Perhaps we get another miracle like the win against Spurs?? One can hope!

    2
  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #113

    Cyprus yes we have, ha ha not that you would know it. I actually saw him with his mam dad and I think brother. Talk about land of the giants. He looked extremely fit, and very happy to be here. Just hope we can get a few games and a few goals. Here’s hoping.

    2
  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #114

    That was at the Arsenal game by the way.

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  • Online Guy

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #115

    Toon22
    Genjikia

    Best answer to give to the Ashley lovers is this .

    No Cups
    No League
    No Europe
    No ambition

    To infinity .

    All Merchandise/ Shirts etc , catering, Alcohol, sales circumvented to Mike Ashley and sports direct.

    Free advertising for sports direct while Ashley claims a debt on Newcastle United

    Paying 2 mill a year now they say ..no chance .

    We pay Ashley to store the merchandise ,,he gets it all back .

    No Ambition to win a thing ..

    We been CLUBNAPPED.

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  • Nostradamus " Mike Ashley The Clown "

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #116

    Genj, change your avatar to Guy Fawkes, that would please J. 😉

    3
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #117

    Nufc-83

    What are you on about ?
    You are one of those people who defend Jabba

    I agree about the Liverpool match though
    Its a shame we are going to need some kind of miracle to compete with them, when not so long ago it used to be one of the best games of the season. Something i used to look forward to.

    4
  • toon22

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:29 PM

    Comment #118

    Online Guy

    Making him exactly the kind of owner parliament are on about
    Email your local MP

    2
  • Bobbybee

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #119

    Who’d have thought shaving a beard off would make such a difference?
    Beats them all. CIA, FBI, MI6, MI5, and BANG! No, not OSB going off prematurely, Jane nails him. The complete overreaction at getting sussed kinda gave it away as well.
    Could SJP have been his next target? (Shocked emoji) I think Jane deserves a medal tbh. She just saved over 44k lives.

    2
  • carltoon

    Sep 8, 2019 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #120

    The Wife. Yes a bit footy talk would be welcome. Although I go off on a tangent. Especially when I’ve had a few drinks.

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