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Two Newcastle Internationals Still Have Chance To Play In Euro 2020


Martin Dubravka started for Slovakia in their final 2020 Euro qualifier against Azerbaijan.

Slovakia won the match 2-0; however, their fate depended on the Wales vs. Hungary match. Slovakia needed to win and for Wales and Hungary to draw to automatically qualify.

Wales were able to defeat Hungary 2-0 this afternoon. With the Welsh win, Slovakia finish third in Group E behind Croatia and Wales, who automatically qualify.

Dubravka and Slovakia now join Ciaran Clark and the Republic of Ireland in a play-off for the right to qualify for the 2020 European Championships. The draw will be held on November 22nd, in which 16 teams will be grouped into four paths.

They will then play in March to decide which four nations will join the 20 automatic qualifiers. Each of the four paths will have two single-leg semi-finals and then a final. The semi-finals will take place on Thursday, March 26th, and the finals five days later on March 31st.

That will be the fourth and final international break for Newcastle fans to have to endure. It will take place between our March 21st match against Aston Villa at St James Park and our April 4th match at Bournemouth. Hopefully, we’ll be flying high in the league by then and in our own battle for European qualification. 🙂


19 comments so far

  • RobLeenio

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Is there a new blog rule – Tsunki posts and the blog moves on?

    😉

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #2

    Great news for Matty Longstaff. Playing youth internationals with and against the best players in the World can only help to improve his skill levels and pulling on the England shirt will only boost his confidence.

    Of course, that applies to the likes of Oisin McEntee and Joe White too, but neither of those are full time members of our first team squad yet, so are less relevant to our prospects this season.

    Anyway, howay the kids!

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #3

    They’re not necessarily packed full of household names, that Slovakia team and Marek Hamsik is getting on a bit. To get close to qualifying for the Euros is probably a decent campaign for them.

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #4

    Is there another blog rule where I’m the only one allowed to post?

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #5

    Yeah it’s probably for the best. I think Munster has invested in shares in Eds blog.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #6

    RobLeenio,
    Tell us what you did this one time at band camp!

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #7

    Sad to see Pochettino being hoofed. I think he’s a cracking manager, it seems the team has disintegrated despite his influence, rather than because of it. I can’t see Mourinho being the right person to bring that divided dressing room together again. A certain Senor currently working in China and renowned for team unity could well do so.

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #8

    This one time at band camp, I watched the Mackems get knocked out of the FA Cup by the mighty Gillingham

    😉

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  • Sheikh MagToon

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #9

    Mackems out without a shot on target in 2 hours. Parkinson is best appointment since McMenemey. Can’t be long before he’s sacked and muppet Donald goes bankrupt

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  • RobLeenio

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Looks like Ivan Toney got a couple of assists in the Peterborough win over Stevenage tonight. I only mention it because he’s been mentioned a couple of times lately, playing alongside another ex-NUFC youth in Marcus Maddison.

    Looks like Kelland Watts was rested, which shows that he’s become very important to Stevenage’s League campaign.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #11

    When I was driving down to London last month, Total Sport had a kind of fun phone in of who the mackem manager sounded like, there was all kind of fanciful answers but the most sensible was agreed by the hosts that it sounded like Alan Bloody Pardew. When I was in the living room earlier I heard the TV in the dining room and thought Alan Bloody Pardew was on TV, I clicked when I realised the time and it was that Parkinson fellow being interviewed by look North and that the international break didn’t affect them lot.

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  • swemag

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Pochetino wow. Shit for us, surely they are coming for Bruce now. Let’s hope Ashley can get 5 million for him.
    If they want the best they have to pay.

    We can offer Pochetino a job in the meantime.

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  • JohnReese

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:50 PM

    Comment #13

    Tottenham sacking Pochettino stinks of us sacking SBR. I think they could regret that decision for a long time. Realistically who out there is going to do a better job for them? Can’t see Mourinho going in and being able to galvanise that squad and there’s really not many other managers at their level available. I highly doubt someone like Allegri would join them. Maybe putting their hopes in someone like Marcelino? Or try and take a punt on Howe at Bournemouth?

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #14

    We are more likely working behind the scenes to pry that Parkinson fellow away from the mackems. There’s no bottom to this barrel. 😐

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  • Bleatin' n Bruced

    Nov 19, 2019 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #15

    Wonder what manager the spurs players will miraculously turn on the style tap for? They evidently turned it off for Mauricio.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 19, 2019 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #16

    So there’s two of Munsters hot choices been sent packing already this season, his third Silva can’t be far away if things don’t start picking up soon. Okay, his other two shining examples haven’t been given the bullet yet but howay, one won the league and the other one won the CL last year so they deserve a bit of time. So while the multi million pound spending Klopp and Guardiola aren’t being fired the other ones are, our owner however didn’t have the balls to sack a manager for only getting promoted and finishing tenth, equalling a club record away win and consecutive wins all on a minus net spend. If only he’d played two up top and it have gone wrong Mikey might have sacked him and we’d have got Bruce in earlier!!!!

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 19, 2019 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #17

    Tsunki,
    I don’y know any ITK stuff but those rumours about the shenanigans of Eriksen and Vertonghen seem quite real, there’s nothing a manager can do about that unless he’s got favourites between the two and he’s took sides, who knows. But even if that is the case and it’s all true, I’m not sure how a new manager can solve it without getting rid of one of them, you’d think it was the offending couple.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 19, 2019 at 11:21 PM

    Comment #18

    Oh Ya, as Munsters says for some bizarre footin reason, as if Poch was going to come here in the first place!!!!

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Nov 19, 2019 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #19

    I heard on the radio earlier how there were reports of Benitez going to West Ham. A few fans called up and said they saw it as a sideways step and generally not enthused by the idea of Benitez.

    I don’t particularly like West Ham. I don’t particularly like many teams lol but if Rafa ended up there I’d be disappointed. Seriously considering asking catchy in Norway to head down to London to speak to Gold and Sullivan.

    He can speak to levy at spurs too. I don’t particularly like spurs either 🙂

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