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What Will Be The Result Against Wolves At St James Park?


As the Premier League enters its tenth matchday, Newcastle find themselves in a much better position points-wise than this time last year. However, we are similarly in the dreaded bottom three.

Last year at this point, Newcastle had just 2 draws in their first nine games. However, in the capable hands of Rafa Benitez, there was no panic on Tyneside.

Rightfully so as Newcastle would go on a four-game unbeaten streak beginning with a draw in the tenth game of the season at Southampton. Then it was three straight wins.

Bruce has a chance to capture his third win on Sunday against Wolves, who play this evening against Slovakian club Slovan Bratislava in the Europa League.

We have to hope that Wolves, who sit 13th in the table after their own four-game unbeaten streak in the league, suffer from a bit of European fatigue on Sunday.

Paul Dummett– could he make his return to the pitch this Sunday?

Newcastle will likely be without five players for the match. Florian Lejeune and Matt Ritchie are still recovering from long-term injuries while Andy Carroll (groin) and Fabian Schar (knee) have suffered recent knocks. Isaac Hayden will serve the final game of his three-match suspension for the red card at Leicester City.

Wolves have had excellent luck on the injury front under Nuno Espirito Santo. That should continue against Newcastle on Sunday with just defender Ryan Bennett and winger Pedro Neto likely to miss out but with fairly innocuous injuries.

The next three matches before the November international break are crucial to Steve Bruce and this team. We need to win games like this Sunday at St James Park. Then it’s West Ham away before we take on Bournemouth in another vital home match.

What Will Be The Result Against Wolves At St James Park?

  • Win (43%, 494 )
  • Loss (35%, 410 )
  • Draw (22%, 255 )

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35 comments so far

  • Unused Substitute

    Oct 24, 2019 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #1

    Although against Wolves having a formation with numerical superiority on the wings appears to me to be an absolute necessity, predisposition to a certain formation has been an undoing even for high budget outfits like Liverpool. Rafa was actually quite flexible in this regard. He was capable of changing the formation on the fly depending on what the opponent is up to without creating any confusing the players. Even Harder did that on occasions.

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  • Unused Substitute

    Oct 24, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #2

    Suddenly I started feeling optimistic!

    0
  • IrishRob

    Oct 24, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #3

    I fear it will be a loss!!

    1
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #4

    Anyone living in Belgrade
    The super markets are out of bog roll

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  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #5

    Bratislava 1 Wolves 0 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • geordie157

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #6

    Good news on Dubravka, just hope we don’t lose woodman

    2
  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Wonder how many years it will be till we’re in Europe again?

    1
  • toon22

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #8

    Every single year till Jabbas gone

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  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #9

    6 years was too long, and yes we probably will lose Woodman as a result.

    3
  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #10

    Should we be talking years or decades before we’re in Europe again? I see no progress towards that goal. In fact I see us getting worse again now. Ashley oot!!!

    4
  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #11

    Don’t get me wrong, I respect the goal Linty Joe has scored. But is it enough as we near the quarter mark of the season? Hmmmm. Top striker, 9 matches, 1 goal. Hmmmm….

    3
  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #12

    What is Linty Joe’s wage anyway? Is it aboot 50K a week? So aboot 11 weeks at 50K a week is 550K per goal. Is that cost effective Mikey? Are you praising your scouts and wor Chutney? Is it working oot well?

    2
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #13

    Wolves having a tough time in Bratislava
    Just what they didn’t need

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #14

    So Mikey, is Linty Joe going to become a club legend? Most expensive striker with least number of goals? Something along those lines? I’m just wondering, you being such a brilliant businessman and all…..

    2
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #15

    Halftime
    Bratislava 1 Wolves 0
    Santos may have to use players he was hoping to save for Sunday

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  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Adama Traore coming on for Wolves
    C’mon you Slovaks kick him up aheight

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #17

    So are we saving Muto for our Cup run?

    3
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #18

    Bratislave 1 Wolves 2

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  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #19

    Our cup runeth over.

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  • geordie7373

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Since Miggy favors his left, would it not be better he move to the left side and ASM on the right? Is Feddy injured, he should start in place of Schar?

    1
  • Jib

    Oct 24, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #21

    Win for Wolves
    Cracking game

    1
  • toon22

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #22

    So the Wolves game was both good and bad for us then JIB ?

    😉

    2
  • Sports Direct FC

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Going to say a loss this week, lets hope I am wrong.

    1
  • Paully

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:33 PM

    Comment #24

    I’ll go for a hard fought draw, Miggy finally getting off the mark.

    2
  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #25

    Fernandez has been very unlucky, massively under rated.

    1
  • Paully

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #26

    Rotonda heights

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:34 PM

    Comment #25
    Fernandez has been very unlucky, massively under rated.

    Which one?

    1
  • Pain in the Blog

    Oct 24, 2019 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #27

    This weekend we should manage a draw against Wolves under the circumstances. Southampton and Watford are very likely to be defeated by Leicester and Bournemouth respectively and Norwich will either lose or possibly sneak a draw against the Mancs.

    That should pull us just out of the relegation zone on 9 points. It might be better or it might be worse. Depends on which NUFC turn up on Sunday.

    1
  • MagpieRanger

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #28

    We’ll be lucky to get a draw against Wolves.

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  • one fine day

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Carroll not available for wolves apparently ‘slight groin strain ” …didn’t Bruce mouth off that he may even be playing from the start in a few games time ? This was never anything more than a PR stunt .

    2
  • Lindisfarne

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #30

    Can we predict the size of the crowd???

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  • one fine day

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #31

    I know keepers can play on a lot longer at the top of their game (zoff/jennings/shilton etc) but we give a 30 year old a 6 year deal ? and they refused to back rafa and give a proven premiership player who could lead the line and finish even a 3 year deal because he was 29 ? wow .
    Dont get me wrong i really like dubs between the sticks but 6 years ?
    I would have thought 3 years with woodman being slowly brought through to be the main man .

    4
  • one fine day

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #32

    Lindisfarne

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:41 PM

    crowd size officially will be 49 k
    This will include 3500 wolves who have sold full allocation.
    add in 5000 bewildered international students on day trip freebies .
    8 to 9 k empty seats but those who have season tickets and are staying away will still be counted in the attendance.
    I never pay much attention to the crowd number only have to look at the images fans in the ground will post to see the real story
    so actual real crowd could be sub 40 k I think .

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  • one fine day

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #33

    Paully @ 24
    I’d take that .
    Wolves are a very decent side and their form even after a euro game has been very good too.
    Give miggy the number 10 role so he is running at them from half way.

    1
  • Our Toon

    Oct 24, 2019 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #34

    6 years for a 30 year old keeper is common sense for once, doesn’t mean he’ll stay here for 6 years, it means he can be sold in 3 to 4 years with value retained rather than on the cheap or free in 3 to 4 years.

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  • Our Toon

    Oct 24, 2019 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #35

    Think joelinton will hit double figures this season, let’s not forget rondon did well but took him 4 years if not more to actually achieve that feat with us and no one else!!

    He’s still settling in to English football aswell, be interesting to see how the season unfolds but I see it a shoot out between us, southampton, watford, villa and sheff utd for the relegation slots. I’ve already got norwich down!!

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