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What Will Be The Result In Monday’s Match At Aston Villa?

With the third international break in the last three months over, Newcastle will try to pick up where they left off two weeks ago. It will be a slightly longer wait, however, as the lads don’t play until Monday evening.

Based on form, Newcastle return on the back of two straight wins while Aston Villa have lost their last three matches, albeit to strong opponents.

We will be without our captain for the first time this season, and expect that Jonjo Shelvey will not only retain his place but also captain the team. Monday’s trip to Villa could also see the return of Florian Lejeune from his long-term knee injury.

Yesterday, Steve Bruce said that Ciaran Clark returned from international duty a little hobbled with a hamstring problem. It will be interesting to see if the 30-year-old can make it on Monday. If not, it could be Lejeune back in the team on the left side of the back three where he thrived last season.

We expect the lads to continue their excellent run of form and as Steve Bruce remarked yesterday, the players are still on a high from the last two wins. This is what Bruce said about the training over the past two weeks:

“The difference in a couple of weeks with a couple of wins is remarkable. They’re bouncing around the place and training has been as lively as it has been.”

So our hope is that the break did not affect Newcastle’s momentum too much and that we can get another all important three points at Villa Park.

What Will Be The Result In Monday's Match At Aston Villa?

  • Win (55%, 609 )
  • Draw (28%, 309 )
  • Loss (16%, 181 )

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18 comments so far

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #1

    I think my post was blocked earlier because of the T-word.

  • Jib

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #2

    A colloquialism for fart ?

  • Jib

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #3

    Nelly the elephant
    off she went with a …T……T……T….

  • Ron Knee

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #4

    Sam Cunningham@samcunningham

    Mourinho: “I am humble”

    Mourinho five minutes later asked if he thinks losing the Champions League final affected the Spurs squad: “I don’t know because I never lost a Champions League final”

  • Just a fan

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #5

    I always liked morinho but he seems to have lost his mojo a bit in recent years..
    I personally think spurs have pulled the trigger a bit to early on poch. he is well regarded abroad especially in Spain.
    Spurs are like us having not reached there full potential in recent years,I would say not since the sixties.
    They have had there day in the sun and will possibly go back to being a cup team.
    But knowing morinho he will probably prove me wrong.

  • RobLeenio

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #6


    Even Lee Marshall, head of media and content at NUFC, sees the funny side of ASM’s f-bomb


  • Jib

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:34 AM

    Comment #7

    I was talking to a LPool supporting mate yesterday
    I made a comment about the Reds having the PL
    nailed on.
    He responded “all bets are off with Mourinho back”

  • Jib

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    I bet ASM will receive some ribbing at Benton this morning

  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #9

    This St Max is proving a proper character . What a breath of fresh air after the abject disappointment of losing Rafa and ending up with Bruce.
    The doom and gloom would have been far worse if not for the ray of sunshine that this lad brings to brighten up Match Days. I’m sure there is a lot more to come from the lad so we should enjoy his skills whilst he’s here.

  • bettyswallocks

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #10

    We just need Samatta signed in January to bury some of the chances we’re creating.

  • RobLeenio

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Proper character is right. Obviously it’s great that the likes of Lascelles, Ritchie, Dubs etc are so grounded and take every match seriously, but it’s a little dull when it comes to interview time.

    This lad is anything but dull, on or off the pitch. Loves to take down a Mackem troll on Twitter too….

  • lesh

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #12

    Well, well, well….. It seems that some posters’ve had their comments reviewed and those posters are not of the usual suspects. Naughty naughty agitators! 🙂


    You don’t appear to have been catched and I haven’t been catched – it looks as though the blog’s special branch’ve been casting their eyes further afield!

    Tee hee.


  • RobLeenio

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #14

    lesh. no reviews going on mate, just some words have been added to the auto filter so posts that contain them are not posted.

    Just like if you post anything to do with S****horpe United.

  • Pain in the Blog

    Nov 22, 2019 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #15

    Painful Predictions No. 4

    My prediction for results before the international break was “we will beat Brighton and finish the weekend above Manure, Spurs and Wolves who could all be facing score draws.” Apart from getting Brighton and Bournemouth mixed up (and completely missing OLG’s and Genjikai’s heavy hints), my score forecast was dismal. Doh! Actually, I did suss out Bournemouth for my assessment but somehow substituted ‘Brighton’ in my post. Honest Guv.

    But I’m going to give it another go. Soooo, in order for us to finish next weekend in 8th spot (yeaaaah!) we need three results to go our way –

    (1) obviously, us to beat Villa, which on current form looks more likely than not – helped by the fact that, according to Jib, they will probably be fielding their 3rd. choice ‘keeper (note to self: check that it is Aston Villa);

    (2) Sheffield Utd to hold Manure to a draw, which is possible given that the Blades’ recent home record is better than Manu’s away record (although they will miss on-loan goalkeeper Dean Henderson, who cannot play against his parent club) and also given Manu’s ongoing injury issues – and there’s also the possibility that Pogba and his mates may fancy working for Pochettino and down tools to force OGS out like they did with José; and

    (3) Bournemouth and Wolves to draw, which again is possible because there is very little between the two teams over the last few games and Wolves could be missing Traore if his thigh strain doesn’t heal in time.

    So my F***wit’s Forecast this week is that we will end up on 18 points with Manu, Spurs, Wolves, Bournemouth and Everton all on 17. Well, it’s nice to imagine such possibilities… but now to reality.

    Provided that we win, we should still climb a couple of places since Brighton and Palace are likely to lose to Leicester and Liverpool respectively. But if we fail to win then we’ll be looking at 15th and the big slide that will continue down to the relegation zone following the Man City game. Best hold the smiley face emoji for the mo.

  • RobLeenio

    Nov 22, 2019 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #16

    Pain “us to beat Villa, which on current form looks more likely than not” – Don’t say that, man! Talk about tempting fate…..


    “Pogba and his mates may fancy working for Pochettino and down tools” – have they not done that already?

    The table is so tight at the moment, I’ve mentioned this before but 4 points separate 5th and 16th – that’s over 50% of the PL clubs – with a third of the season gone.

    One win and you can end up midway through the top half of the table, one loss and you’re back near the relegation zone.


  • Asi Fish

    Nov 22, 2019 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #17

    Aye Rob, the table is a bit crazy at the minute. SB saying the next 5 games will be season defining so lets hope we can get some points to keep us away from the relegation zone. A cheeky little winning run would be ideal at this time but no easy games especially with Man City coming up.

    I’m sure Villa will want to put some distance between themselves and the bottom three but i’m hoping we can show up with the same intensity and desire to go at them and see how their defence copes with ASM & Miggy tearing it up. Need to take our chances and take the game away from them rather than playing catch up and hanging on at the end.

    Who knows which way it will go but it will call for #cans on a school night!

  • lesh

    Nov 22, 2019 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #18



    My tongue waa firmly in my cheek when I posted. Seemingly innocently posted words are falling foul of the Blog’s filter. That’s life and this is Ed’s Blog so we are where we are.

    Meanwhile, in the wider world, porkies and inferences are deliberately uttered to and in the media and the perpitrators seem to get away with it and more surprisingly, they’re believed!


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