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Bruce – Sunday Might Be Too Soon For Returning Player

Dwight Gayle was mentioned during Steve Bruce’s press conference yesterday as facing a late fitness test for Sunday’s match against Manchester United.

Gayle had trained all week with the team after being out since July with a calf injury. The injury was initially thought to be minor. However, it failed to respond to any treatment despite the club sending him to multiple specialists.

Bruce has expounded on his earlier statements about Gayle to BBC Newcastle. It looks like Sunday may be too soon for Dwight to make his return.

It’s probably best to give Gayle the additional two weeks over the international break before making his return.

The break is coming at a good time for the squad as both Matt Ritchie and Florian Lejeune could be back for the match at Chelsea on October 19th. They have both been sorely missed in this team.

It’s encouraging that Bruce is getting the bulk of his squad back for team selection. We hope that will keep the players determined and sharp as they fight for places.

Though, we are uncertain what to expect at the moment after the last few weeks. Sunday’s match could go either way in our opinion.

We wouldn’t be surprised if we saw a reaction with the lads grabbing all three points. It also would not shock us to witness another dismal display. We just don’t know what to expect from this team.

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14 comments so far

  • toon22

    Oct 5, 2019 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Didn’t take long for the injuries to return did it

  • toon22

    Oct 5, 2019 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #2

    Ahead of the club’s match against Man Utd match this weekend, Newcastle United pressure group, Toon For Change has issued concerns for the safety of fans – following the club’s decision to allow non-members and therefore, away fans, to purchase tickets in the stadium’s home areas.


  • posada

    Oct 5, 2019 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #3

    “Everywhere you look, you’ve got to be big and physical and have the ability to run. Unfortunately that is one thing here now, from the back to my midfield, we haven’t got. Until we’ve got that, we’re going to have to sit deep and play on the counter attack.

    Bruce commented as above. Did he say the players can’t play 4 at the back. Did not see his presser.

    The above for me says we do not have the fitness, legs, athletic ability to play a high pressing game.
    I’d have to agree with that as I have seen very little evidence of it. We essentially concede possession and drop into a particular shape and then try to get the ball back.
    Trouble is even teams like Brighton are able to play it about in their own half and say come and get it. When we try we leave gaps between the lines that we cannot cover. Teams play through us.

    Why this lack of legs/mobility. Is it the whole team or just certain players.

  • toon22

    Oct 5, 2019 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #4

    They wont cares as per usual but ive emailed the FA to point out the fans concerns

  • toon22

    Oct 5, 2019 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #5


    Why do you bother with the alts ?

  • geordietom

    Oct 5, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #6

    toon22 = nutcase…

  • Trent1211

    Oct 5, 2019 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #7

    According to this: https://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/newcastle-united/transfers/verein/762 we’ve spent £62.37m net in the last 3 years. Bournemouth, ground capacity 11,329 (which also speaks to their commercial reach) have reportedly spent £112.64m net in same period.

  • Trent1211

    Oct 5, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Their wage bill is £101m. How are we being outspent by them?

  • Trent1211

    Oct 5, 2019 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #10

    Commercial revenue in 2018 of £8m.

  • toon22

    Oct 5, 2019 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Every penny is being spent


  • toon22

    Oct 5, 2019 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #12

    It’s shows exactly why Jabba won’t ever sell us
    He’s obviously makes a fortune out of us

    Let’s hope we cost him ever penny back in the championship

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 5, 2019 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #13


    ”Forming a picket line to stop Charnley / Ashley from entering SJP would be a ligitimate form of nonviolent protest.”

    ash is never there.


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