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Star Told To Forget About The Issues Affecting His Performances


Sean Longstaff has been underwhelming since his return from the knee injury he suffered in March. While he has been putting in the effort, he seems to be a bit off the pace at times and somewhat tentative.

While that is to be expected when recovering from a severe injury, Longstaff has yet to show the form that brought him to the attention of Manchester United this summer.

Sean recently mentioned that he was flattered with the interest of the Red Devils but always follows those revelations with his desire to play for Newcastle United.

The Daily Mail are reporting that Steve Bruce has spoken to Sean to tell him to forget about outside distractions and just concentrate on his performances for his hometown club.

Sean Longstaff– needs to get back to the form he showed last year

This is what Bruce has said about the 21-year-old:

“I think Sean Longstaff now needs to concentrate on his own performances, rather than worrying about speculation and tittle-tattle. I don’t think there was any real legs in the Man United story, it all happened before I arrived here.

“All Sean can do now is recover from his bad knee and start putting in the performances that would ultimately get you linked – and start playing well again.”

There were reports last week that Manchester United were plotting a £40m swoop for Sean to help bolster their midfield. With Sean’s performances being a little off so far, we find those reports to be somewhat dubious.

However if Sean is reading about them, then Bruce does need to have a talk with him to make sure he does not get unsettled.

Bruce also talked about the midfielder’s contract situation. It was reported earlier in the year that the club were going to make Sean one of the highest paid players at the club. In one report, the amount of £80k/week was mentioned.

Those reports appear to be wide of the mark based on the following comments by Bruce:

“I do believe he signed a new contract last Christmas. There is no problem there contract wise.

“The thing for him now is to forget contracts, forget his knee injury, forget Man Utd, it’s all about playing well for us now and getting back to playing like we know he is capable.”

We’re not sure how we feel about Bruce making all of this public. Bruce has a bad habit of revealing too much in his interviews. While we appreciate Bruce talking to the young Geordie, what he says should be left between them. There’s no reason to make this public.

It comes across as though Sean is pushing for a move or a new deal. We just hope that wouldn’t be the case. Everything we’ve heard from Sean points to him wanting to continue to play for Newcastle United.


69 comments so far

  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #1

    What’s the weather like in NY this time of year. Because I’ll be there this time next year. All being well of course.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2019 at 1:46 AM

    Comment #2

    These late night buses are a bloody nuisance, sorry Neil.

    NY Mag/Carltoon

    A lot of people probably had the same reservations about Sean but he became the hero of the hour on his unexpected debut.

    Cometh the hour cometh the man!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2019 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #3

    NY Mag

    Can’t help thinking that the 9/11 memorial has to have some bad vibes around it. I think i’d find it a sad place to visit, still see the image of the falling man in my mind when I think about it.

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  • NY Mag

    Oct 6, 2019 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #4

    Carltoon,

    Changeable……..it’s the time of year when it can be glorious or horrible.
    So far, it’s really nice.but it’s turning.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 1:50 AM

    Comment #5

    Yes Bill I hope so. I just wish we were playing better. It’s been shocking lately, we can’t pass or keep the ball, and do low on confidence. Mind Man U aren’t in great shape either.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 1:53 AM

    Comment #6

    Thanks NYmag I’ll be checking before I go.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 1:59 AM

    Comment #7

    Bill the games this season that Sean’s played in, he’s been very poor. All the hype had effected him, I think anyway. As much as I would love them to play together in the team I can’t see it working. I truly hope I’m wrong .

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:06 AM

    Comment #8

    Carltoon

    Aye, I wouldn’t start them together, but you might find that they can inspire each other on the day!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #9

    What a about a shock recall for Jonjo, could maybe see him and Ritchie in the starting line up.

    1
  • lesh

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:08 AM

    Comment #10

    Nufc83 (or is it Tony Ballony?), Dougie

    How on earth do you conclude that bracketing Jiblets with three other proven liars in Trump, Johnson and Ashley is ‘left wing politics’?

    Your visionary comments are up there with Bettysbollocks’.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:09 AM

    Comment #11

    I think it’s probably the best chance we’ll have of getting a result against Man United tomorrow. OGS is having as bad a time as Bruce. Never thought he would do well there. The players seem a nightmare to work with.

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  • NY Mag

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #12

    Carltoon,

    If you’re coming to NY, and you don’t gimme a shout, I’ll be devastated…..:(

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  • Belfast

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:11 AM

    Comment #13

    Did anyone else notice Perez stopped to fix his hair (mid fight) at the end of the game ? Hahahaha

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #14

    Surely Jonjo is still injured, as is Richie. But I would definitely have them back in tomorrow if fit.

    1
  • Belfast

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:13 AM

    Comment #15

    He must be one of these “modern men” that Jesper used to boast about. 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #16

    Lesh

    Right or left wing politics, it’s irrelevant, the clue is in the politics connections they are all liars, or at least very clever twisters of the truth.

    How often does one of them give a real answer to any question.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:14 AM

    Comment #17

    Of course I will. Hope there’s a match on the TV over there. Would love that.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #18

    Belfast did Perez win? Missed that. he seems a bit of a wimp.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:17 AM

    Comment #19

    Carltoon
    I was under the impression that Brucie had said they were fit enough to play, even Gayle might come into the equation.

    Brucie bingo might be even more of a lottery that Rafa’s was. 🙂

    1
  • lesh

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:18 AM

    Comment #20
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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:20 AM

    Comment #21

    I believe that Perez blinded Milner (think it was him) with his compact mirror then smashed him with his manbag, don’t mock the manbag!

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:26 AM

    Comment #22

    Yes Bill I haven’t listened to any of his interviews, I’m so loosing interest, I wouldn’t mind seeing Gayle come on with Carroll. Ooh that sounds weird like two girls.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:28 AM

    Comment #23

    Ha ha Bill that sounds like Perez. I’ve got a nice photo of me and him. Well it’s a nice one of him.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:30 AM

    Comment #24

    Carltoon

    At least it’s not Sharon and Tracey! 🙂

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:32 AM

    Comment #25

    Carltoon

    I’m sure he looks good cos he’s basking in your glorious presence! 😉

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:33 AM

    Comment #26

    Bill ha ha, that’s what it sounds like though. Wouldn’t be great if they formed a goal scoring partnership. Now I’d love to see that happen.

    1
  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:36 AM

    Comment #27

    Bill I wish.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:39 AM

    Comment #28

    Think I’ll say G’dnight on that fawning grovelling note before I get into any trouble.

    G’dNight Carltoon any anyone else around, a good day for toon fans coming up?

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2019 at 2:41 AM

    Comment #29

    Goodnight Bill. Goodnight NYmag see you in Manhattan!! Goodnight Nicky Lesh , anyone else dreaming of a win.

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  • cyprus

    Oct 6, 2019 at 4:47 AM

    Comment #30

    Shelvey has always needed a tea built around him. He needs others to do the running and challenging while he sprays the ball, like a QB.

    If that can’t be provided, he becomes a liability. Slows down the game, dangerous challenges, becomes a frustrated observer.

    Conclusion: we’ve all missed the elephant in the room. We need an entire new MF, not just one creative midfielder. How many of our midfielders would get in other teams?

    We’re about to give two kid brothers with barely any PL experience a baptism of fire versus Man U!

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  • cyprus

    Oct 6, 2019 at 4:48 AM

    Comment #31

    Tea-team, of course.

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  • Jib

    Oct 6, 2019 at 6:13 AM

    Comment #32

    Cyprus the daftest decision close season was not to give Mo Diame a contract extension
    He said in an interview on beIN tv (he’s now playing in the gulf) that he would have relished
    playing for Bruce who he felt always got the best from him.
    He didn’t play the requisite number of games to trigger an extension clause last season which
    would have been Benitez’ decision I guess

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  • Just a fan

    Oct 6, 2019 at 6:22 AM

    Comment #33

    It’s Friday night and we are all round jobs kitchen table for the weekly multiples gathering.
    Jib has a nice bottle of homemade mead made with ousebourne spring water.
    Jane has her fluffy handcuffs.hope she has the key this time it was a bit embarrassing going home on the metro last Friday.
    Online is a guest.he has brought his box of obscure LPS with him.Lemon Lenny from Liverpool anyone.the finest spoon player in the north west..
    Jib has set up a match on one of his many TV screens to watch later.Dudley blind school verses Worksop over seventees.should be a cracker.
    Suddenly the door bursts open.its Mr tuff with his peg leg and Ruddy face.whats going on here.this can’t be true I must be dreaming multiples in one room i will have to go into denial mode. Anyway I’m off. Going to see rose in a high security prison somewhere in England you lot can’t come your not classified.lovely gall is rose just love those specs.i think I’ve got a chance I once came second in a Fred west lookalike composition.
    With that he was off his peg leg tap tap tapping as he went.
    What did you think of that we said to jib.well if it wasn’t for his peg leg he would have won it he replied.
    How we all guffawed.jane nearly spilt her mead.

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  • Jib

    Oct 6, 2019 at 6:28 AM

    Comment #34

    It’s BLIND Lemon Lenny surely

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  • Just a fan

    Oct 6, 2019 at 6:31 AM

    Comment #35

    Didn’t want to put blind in twice.

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  • Jib

    Oct 6, 2019 at 6:34 AM

    Comment #36

    Understandable
    Ron Knee would have been on your case

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  • Jib

    Oct 6, 2019 at 6:36 AM

    Comment #37

    Mr Tuff is only interested in Rose cos she qualifies for her pension
    next month

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 6, 2019 at 7:09 AM

    Comment #38

    Lesh Essex has hit the nail on the head with the links and the fact that all politicians are liars why not use Corbyn in a derogatory term once in a while? I see you use trump,Johnson etc many times in multiple posts. We all have our own political views and the last thing we need is more divide in our club especially around issues that are not linked with the club so let’s leave it out eh.

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  • Nufc-83

    Oct 6, 2019 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #39

    I don’t know why I still get excited every game day you would think that’s been knocked out of me by now but I can’t wait for the match. Hope we revert back to the 3421 formation but we get 5-10yds higher up the pitch and press them. He needs to get the two wide players which I hope will be Almiron and ASM up the pitch in support of Joel. Ultimately I think if we could play 4 at the back we should copy the Liverpool/Klopp 433 false 9 formation. We have the attacking players for that but it needs full backs who are great going forward as well as in defense while also needing 1 out and out cdm and two box to box players. I think Hayden and Longstaff could be the two box to box and we need to bring in a strong athletic CDM.

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  • DeanToon88

    Oct 6, 2019 at 7:46 AM

    Comment #40

    Howay the lads, we are going to beat man united tomorrow, mark my words, Newcastle united until I die, its a nightmare supporting this team at times, but other times its extacy, tomorrow we are going to beat man united, so enjoy it, trust me, im always right. my predictions are always spot on support the team not the regime, Newcastle UNITED until I die Howay the lads!!!

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