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New Signing Seizes On Similarity Between Wolves And Manchester United


Jetro Willems has given an interview to NUFC TV after today’s training session.

During the interview, he pointed out a similar circumstance to Newcastle’s last home game against Manchester United. What he noted is that Wolves, like Man U, have to play in the Europa League this week.

First, Jetro was asked about dropping back into the bottom three after the loss at Chelsea. With it being so early in the season, Jetro pointed out how a win on Sunday could easily remedy that problem. He responded:

“Everything is quite tight, close to each other. If you win, you could go to 16th or something.”

The interviewer noted that Wolves were in a similar situation earlier on but have risen up the league with a few wins and that they are starting to show the form from last season that got them into European competition.

Jetro seized on that and immediately pointed out that Manchester United had also played in the Europa League on the Thursday before coming to St James Park.

This is what Jetro said:

“Of course, but what you said. They will play in the Euros. Man U also played in Euros too. They will have it tough too.”

Manchester United traveled to the Netherlands to face AZ Alkmaar on the Thursday before Newcastle’s 1-0 win on the Matty Longstaff goal. Wolves must travel to Slovakia to face Slovan Bratislava tomorrow.

When asked if he thought that this was a good time to play Wolves, Jetro agreed:

“Of course, and in the shape we are in I think it’s the best.”

Jetro may have been referencing that all players have now returned to training with Matt Ritchie being involved on Wednesday when he mentioned the shape the team is in.

Wolves will find out as Newcastle fans have in the past that playing in the Europa League is a tough slog over the course of the season. Wolves are a bit better prepared than Newcastle were in our last time in Europe when we only brought in Vurnon Anita in the summer of 2012.

Newcastle need to take advantage of this situation like they did against a very depleted Manchester United side. Wolves could be suffering from European fatigue on Sunday, and if they are Newcastle need to be ready to seize on that opportunity.


18 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Genk with 17% possession, who’s their manager Stephan Van Broos?

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  • Online Guy

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #2

    We need a really effective winger or two , ..I had the thought that we have no goals in the side but it’s the supply that needs attention . We have decent players up front with all the tools..Joelinton and Almiron will thrive if we pick up an out and out wide man who can cross..Atsu doesn’t get to the bye line enough .. Ritchie is intermittent ..wing backs are not doing it for us ..

    Two wide men at home and little and large show ..simple.

    Ps: Shelvey offers more than Matty in regards unlocking a defence.

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  • Bambams

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #3

    What a goal by Liverpool, finished by Manè….

    How far have we fallen.

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  • jane

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #4

    “I have talked in the past about the ‘short blanket’…if you cover your head, you have your feet cold, but if you cover your feet, you have your head cold.

    “Sometimes, when you attack so much, you are exposed in defence.
    “To find the balance is key,”

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  • jane

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #5

    who is Stephan Van Broos?!

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  • G

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #6

    Personnaly I believe our squad have resigned themselves to a relegation. I think Bruce has sussed this, and is bringing the local lads in hoping they csn halt it. The second we appointed Bruce, was the second most of our squad asked thier agents to guage thier chances of a move. A few lads are playing for the shop window, but the rest are just happy to pick up wages until the relegation release clause kicks in.

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  • dougie

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Online guy I agree about the need for one or two effective winger additions to the squad but I’m not sure about big Joe and Almiron having the tools for the job.Surely we’ve seen enough opportunities for Almiron to bury it and he just seems to flap.Joelinton has a poor goal scoring record at his previous clubs so I’m not holding my breath.I just hope they can both get a goal soon and maybe they can get some confidence from it and push on.Its a big ask and a lot of pressure for these lads to get us out the shit.Hope I’m wrong!

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  • one fine day

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #8

    jane

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #5
    who is Stephan Van Broos?!

    Well he lives in Belgium Jane and looks a bit like Mrs Doubtfire …….

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  • Bambams

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #9

    And again….

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  • Bambams

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #10

    G

    I think you may be right. They watched a World class manager leave due to no ambition by the owner.

    Just how would that make you feel as a professional footballer.

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  • G

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #11

    It would make me feel I’m at the wrong club.

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  • Bambams

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:55 PM

    Comment #12

    Agreed.

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  • Online Guy

    Oct 23, 2019 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Dougie

    Joelinton is just a kid ..22 ? Almiron has all the tools and as it’s his first season really he will be learning fast.. We maybe been expecting to much from such young players.

    Rondon would have been perfect bringing them on .. Andy Carroll’s experience will help them on.

    Carroll coming on against Chelsea was embarrassing..Chelsea with Tammy, that Rafa wanted and we could have had, realising his potential that Rafa seen in him early doors and we got Carroll the dinosaur ..nowt against Carroll and he will pass on good advice but he’s yesterday’s man and maybe not the signing we should have gone for if we are to progress and thrive , looks bad.

    Of course Carroll was free and Rondon who was fit and effective was 15 million.

    There’s a decision by Ashley right there that takes away from the team on the pitch.

    Idiot when it comes to Football.

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  • one fine day

    Oct 23, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #14

    Dougie
    almeron is in danger of becoming the scapegoat here when pretty much everyone can see what the problem is.
    he is so drained of confidence so the natural ability he had is evaporating .
    A goal may change everything because at the moment he seems to just want the extra touch infront of goal which you simply wont get that time in the prem.
    Last year when he first arrived he was virtually given a free role by rafa and his pace was terrifying defenses .
    He was been given the ball around the center circle to run at them and open them up …remember what ward prouse did in the game with Southampton ? one of the most blatant pro fouls I have seen in a long time ,but watching it i thought we had a real player on our hands .
    He was also brought in by rafa who knew where to use him and he was more central and drifted left .
    Bruce now plays him right wing ?
    Even on Saturday he was hooked while joe linton (who had done sweet FA)stayed on to lumber around with carroll.
    Heard the comments that he is not Ben arfa …no he isn’t but the sulky Frenchman was playing in a far better team.
    We somehow lashed out (allegedly)40 mil on a player who averages 8 goals yet all the pressure from Bruce is about almerons lack of goals !!
    We should give almeron a go at a proper number 10 role and a bit of freedom so joe is not as isolated up the pitch as he is not rondon so why they thought he could play the lone strikers role is anyone’s guess.
    He could be better than ben arfa given a proper chance under a more competent coach as for one he works his bits off but a good coach could show him how to time his bursts and conserve energy .

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  • G

    Oct 23, 2019 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #15

    I donthave a

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  • G

    Oct 23, 2019 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Oops, damn phone. I dont have a problem with Miggy not scoring. Starting to despise his diving though. Always hated diving, so he needs to cut that out.

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  • one fine day

    Oct 23, 2019 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #17

    Anyway
    Just watched last nights Aussie f a cup final here where Adelaide tore apart Melbourne city (pretty much a feeder club for man city ) 4.0
    I know the standard is maybe league one but a kid called al hassan toure is def worth a look.

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  • Tonyd3b54

    Oct 24, 2019 at 3:17 AM

    Comment #18

    Problem is the style of play. We play way too deep. Any team would struggle offensively if the creative players are getting the ball 10 yards outside their own box. The few times we’ve looked threatening is when we’ve pressed high. Almiron and st Max are a lot more terrifying running at people in the opposition’s half than they are in our half. Also agree with almiron being given a more free role. Also doesn’t help that there doesn’t seem to be anything tactically by Bruce when we have the ball, it’s more just wing it and see what happens.. Maybe Ritchie or atsu at rw with almiron in the 10?

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