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Returning Flyer Could Provide Spark For Newcastle This Sunday


Steve Bruce has three options now at right-back with the return of DeAndre Yedlin from sports hernia surgery in May. Yedlin made his season debut on the right-wing as a substitute for Miguel Almiron this past Sunday. It was his first action since early April.

Both Javier Manquillo and Emil Krafth have underwhelmed in their opportunities this season. While Krafth is still getting accustomed to the English game, he’s had issues containing the threats that come his way. He struggled immensely on Sunday against Leicester City and in his previous start against Liverpool. Though, many right-backs would struggle against the league leaders.

Javier Manquillo has two starts this season. He was decent against Arsenal in the opener. However against Brighton at St James Park, the Spaniard had a very poor game especially in the first half where he was easily bypassed by Brighton attackers.

DeAndre Yedlin– saw his first action since April on Sunday

DeAndre Yedlin got close to 20 minutes in his return at Leicester. Though he had a thankless job coming on at 4 nil and a man down, it was still good to see the 26-year-old back on the pitch.

Speaking to nufc.co.uk, Yedlin reflected on the Leicester performance and his long awaited return to the team:

“It was not the best circumstance but it was great to be back out on the pitch with the boys. At that point I came on, obviously you’re trying to do your best and try to get something but it’s also good to get back out there and back in the frame of playing again.

“It’s been a very long and frustrating journey and although it’s not the exact point I’d like to come back but it was good to be back out there.

“The fans were excellent. Even when we were behind, they were still singing. It goes to show why they are some of the best fans in the league. They will support us, no matter what is going on and we appreciate them staying behind us.

“I’m sure the fans are frustrated but we’ll need all of them to be behind us. They are a tough team to play against. No game is easy in this league so I’m sure the boys will be ready and be sure to bounce back, showing the fighting spirit that we’ll need to have and have shown for as long as I’ve been here.”

We think Yedlin could get a start on Sunday against Manchester United. However, we hope that Bruce reverts to a back three. We are not convinced with Yedlin at right-back in a back four.

We’ll also have to see if Jetro Willems will be fit for this weekend. He missed the Leicester match with a knee problem. Having both Yedlin and Willems as wing-backs would give Newcastle needed pace down the flanks. With three at the back, they will be able to play higher up the pitch and still have the pace to recover.

Newcastle need to get bodies forward when they are in possession. Having Yedlin and Willems provide pace and width could help with Newcastle’s counter-attacks.

We’ll have to see what Bruce has in store for us this weekend. The last two performances have been dreadful so let’s hope it’s not three in a row before the international break.


51 comments so far

  • lochinvar

    Oct 1, 2019 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #1

    At last , good news

    High Street bakery chain Greggs is stockpiling pork so that production of its sausage rolls is guaranteed in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 1, 2019 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #2

    Tractor-driving farmers taking to the streets to demand greater recognition have caused the worst ever Dutch morning rush hour on Tuesday, according to motoring organisation ANWB.
    There were 1,136km (700 miles) of jams at the morning peak, it said.

    Brilliant.
    That would paralyse the Shirebrook roundabout set up.

    Anyone got a Massey Ferguson ?

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  • toon22

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #3

    😉

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  • one fine day

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #4

    Maybe we can get schteeve to give the Dutch a call ,get them over to shire brook ?
    Pay them extra if they hook a muck spreader on the back ,like the guy who took on his bank ..

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  • Moonraker15

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Charlie
    Foreign top players who have made it in the prem? Yeah lots; Guardiola, Ancellotti, Pochettino, the Italian guy who followed Mark Hughes at City to name but a few. One thing they all had in common though; loads of money to spend!

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  • one fine day

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #6

    Moonraker,
    Ranieri did well at Leicester without spending massive cash ,he did however have the sort of chairman we could only dream about .

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #7

    I think the question of players going on to be a success as a manager is a bit ambiguous as I would guess 95% of managers have played to a minimum of league two level, I think spinning off from Charlie’s original question would be how many high profile players have gone on to be a success in the PL?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #8

    And what are we calling a success these days?

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #9

    Mitro has scored twice tonight for Fulham away at Reading

    Would he have made the grade under Bruce ?

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #10

    jail @8
    getting out of bed in the morning ?

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  • jane

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #11

    Adam Armstrong on target tonight too.

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #12

    If Heineken did Shirebrook protests…..imagine

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49891449

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  • jane

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #13

    i’d consider 17th a success.

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  • Jib

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Jail
    Surprisingly an interesting point
    Guardiola was a brilliant footballer and equally a manager
    Benitez
    Ferguson
    Mourinho
    were run of the mill at best as players
    Keegan was a great striker had a great team to watch (NUFC the first time) as
    a manager but won sfa
    SBR was a steady (but not outstanding) player

    Supermac – great CF and his Fulham team that he managed were great to watch
    but he fell away

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  • jane

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #15

    and we could only score 1 at Spurs.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #16

    Jibbers,
    I think SBR was pretty high profile mind, he was an England international and caps weren’t given out just for being English in those days.

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  • jane

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #17

    Brian Clough
    Johan Cruyff

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Spurs in their sparkly new stadium now loosing 2-7 at home to Bayern Munich

    who is in crisis now ?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #19

    He never won nowt but was WBA’s record signing.

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  • stan anderson

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Bruce should never have been offered the job.
    He should never have accepted the offer of the job.
    Dont anyone feel sympathy for him as he is well paid to take the abuse he is deserving of.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #21

    jane,
    When did Johan Cruyf manage in the PL?

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  • jane

    Oct 1, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Jail don’t be so picky.

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  • jane

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #23

    in the most important match of the night Huddersfield have won 1-0 at Stoke.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Moonraker #5
    I meant foreign players that played at Man Utd went on to be successful managers
    Jail
    Hardy any successful players have went on to be great managers
    Bobby Charlton and Bobby Moore failed

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #25

    Toon are you able to share with us the e-mails you are sending out? I could do with a laugh tonight! How long until Ledsom takes over?

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Ashley Out! Bruce Out!

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #27

    Kenyon! BZG! Staveley! Anyone will do!

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  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #28

    Pottechino can always have a job here!!

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  • JohnReese

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #29

    It’s interesting to talk about once great players becoming great managers. You have to look at the opportunities afforded to them.Guardiola with Barca, Bayern and Man City. Whilst there’s no doubting his philosophy and his ability to get his team playing his way, however you have to look at the quality of players available, with their match Intelligence being able to pick up a new system and play to such a high standard. If his first gig had been at, to use an extreme example Accrington Stanley, does anyone think he’d be where he is now and have achieved what he has so far?

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  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #30

    who??!!

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:33 PM

    Comment #31

    The defeat was heavy because of the send off, and the timing is extraordinarily bad. We probably would have gone down by one or two otherwise, to an excellent side, away from home, and we do have 5 or so good players to come in, to perhaps add a little perspective. We are in trouble, undeniably, but it’s too early to castigate Bruce entirely and give up on the season.

    Ashley on the other hand must by now be thoroughly found out and undone. He can’t retrieve this, we are so transparently poorly run and just not really worth following anymore, unless you’ve been addicted since birth and have no say in the matter, and there are many of us in that sorry leaky boat. He’d surely bite your hand off at 300 million, and I’d agree, if we go down this year, with Ashley still the owner, our future looks incredibly bleak indeed.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #32

    Zidane must be the finest example of a great player and great manager, although it’s a long way for him to fall and plenty of time left for him to do it.

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  • JohnReese

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:47 PM

    Comment #33

    Nicky – He’s a great example of it, it will be a big test for him this season to show he can do it without Ronaldo. After he went back last season it was pretty grim and despite their results so far, in the league at least. The underlying numbers aren’t great.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #34

    Oh I think maybe Pottachino OGS will be gone before Bruce.

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 1, 2019 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #35

    Hindsight is always twenty twenty, but he probably should have brought on Fernandez instead of Ki, and pushed Scharr into midfield, and basically played ten men behind the ball, and just held our defensive shape, hoping for something on the counter, particularly in the last 20 by throwing St Max and Carroll on. We were all over the place with 10 men, when normally you’d expect sides to tighten up and players to just stay in their positions. We got dragged all over the pitch, for the second week running, and that just openly invited the manner of the defeat.

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Nicky moving Schar into midfield is something I mentioned last season before the explosion of Longstaff however we don’t really know what he would be like in that position so I think bringing Ki on was seen as less of a risk. Has Schar played there for any other clubs in his career?

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Definitely need to go back to the Rafa 3421 formation and even if Willems is out I would move manquillo there and play Yedlin on the right. Yedlin and ASM will add massively to our attacking play and our hopes are pretty much pinned on these coming good (and Carroll staying fit to an extent).

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  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:08 PM

    Comment #38

    Well just to sit and shore it up and break up play alongside Longstaff in that situation is my reasoning Nufc, which I’m sure he could do to decent effect. Ki has his qualities but he isn’t a defensive mid. He probes, he gives and goes all day long, but he is certainly better when we have the ball than when we don’t.

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #39

    Schar has had one or two appearances before us at dm and also, Rafa gave him a start at dm along with Longstaff and Roberts in the Blackburn cup replay. Few posters liked him there but I was thinking that he doesn’t know the position as he was leaving gaps that better teams would exploit. Rafa must have seen it too as he never tried it again.

    I’d rather keep a player in his natural position.

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  • beefman13

    Oct 1, 2019 at 11:13 PM

    Comment #40

    They need fined a weeks wages and all monies going to ie St Oswalds or the food bank.

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