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Gayle, Shelvey, And Willems – What Could Thursday’s Training Images Mean For Saturday?



Newcastle United have released their images from today’s training session on their official homepage. It seems as though a few players missing from this past weekend have returned.

Miguel Almiron, Ki Sung-yueng, and Karl Darlow were all seen at various times in the pictures. However, we did not spot Jonjo Shelvey or Ciaran Clark in any of them.

While we didn’t expect Clark to make his return, it was reported earlier this week that both Jonjo Shelvey and Miguel Almiron would take part in today’s session. How they fared would be the determining factor in whether they were to be available for Saturday’s match.

Jonjo Shelvey sounded very confident on Tuesday when talking to NUFC TV about his injury. He made the following statement about his expectations for training:

“I had a minor strain in my calf on Thursday before the game. It’s probably key to miss one game rather than six or seven if I’d made it worse.

“I should be back training by Thursday, so that’ll give me a chance to play on Saturday, so fingers crossed.”

So we are a little concerned that he was not seen in any of the images, but there could be nothing to it. We also did not see Jetro Willems in any of the photos, either. That would definitely be a worry if there is a problem with Jetro. He’s basically irreplaceable at the moment with Matt Ritchie still injured.

Newcastle released the following statement with the images:

Dwight Gayle is pushing for a start against his former club, but Jamaal Lascelles, Matt Ritchie, and Allan Saint-Maximin will definitely miss out due to injury.

We suppose it’s a good sign that only the three long-term injuries are confirmed to be out for Crystal Palace. Though we’ll get the definitive answer from Bruce during his press conference on who will be available.

We did find it quite interesting that Dwight Gayle was mentioned as pushing for a start in the lead in to the images. That would be a bit of a shock if the 29-year-old made his first start of the season.

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42 comments so far

  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 5:18 PM

    Comment #1
  • TomaKaThor

    Dec 19, 2019 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #2

    I would give Gayle a start to give him an opportunity to try and impress probably alongside Carroll

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  • lesh

    Dec 19, 2019 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #3

    Jib

    Apart from the belief that being rude to or about anyone’s not really appropriate, one must consider the circumstances relevant to the rudeness.

    Rudeness though never justified can be understood as an indication of contempt for a person or persons. That being so, Charnely, in who’s defence you so valiantly rose, is a person who’d association with Ashley (another one you defend so often) makes him contemptuous to many NUFC fans.

    Try to understand that Jiblets and it might explain why you attract so much attention from posters who dislike Ashley and his minions so much that you acting as their cheerleader, gives you the attention you crave for.

    Jib, were you neglected as a child? Do you still feel neglected by those close to you?

    Posters might understand your behaviour if that is the case.

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #4

    lesh
    No
    I had a brilliant childhood
    My parents were young when they had me
    they were like my big brother and sister
    now sadly gone
    Thanks for your concern

    3
  • geordietom

    Dec 19, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Lesh …

    oops time for you …

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  • toon22

    Dec 19, 2019 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #6

    JIB

    Did your alts have a similar childhood?

    😉

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #7

    They never molested me up a Welsh Mountain

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #8

    😀

    0
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #9

    Your parents were like your big brother and sister? Where did they go?

    3
  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #10

    Tsunki
    I don’t understand the question

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #11

    Where did your big brother and sister go? Was it Istanbul? Or Constantinople? No no no wait… Was it Byzantium? Oh I give up.

    2
  • Just a fan

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #12

    Toon22
    I had lovely childhood just like jib but in a different area of Newcastle.
    I was an only twin.

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  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Jib ha ha who gave you a heart for “I don’t understand the question”? 🙂

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #14

    Tsunki
    To heaven
    I hope

    2
  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #15

    “When contempt has become the norm and misinformation is rampant, it makes way for a kind of rhetoric that may only be silenced by (moral) absolutism.”

    2
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #16

    In my case oddly enough my parents were older when they had me. Consequently, my older brother and sister were more like my parents. My younger sister was exactly like my younger sister. She still is actually, although she’s much older now. She reckons I’m more like her second cousins next door neighbours driving test examiners second off last kitchen fitter from Hartlepool, prior to moving to Istanbul. No idea why.

    3
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Jib are you saying you are the only one left?

    3
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #18

    Lindy you been opening your crackers early? Christmas ones I mean of course.

    2
  • Big Bruce Stars.

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #19

    This is the eye of the storm alright. Deadly quiet not a soul about, eerily silent. Something’s coming… Bound to be a classic blog bust up I can feel it 🙂

    1
  • Lindisfarne

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #20

    Paper hats a-go-go

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  • jane

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #21

    what was Newcastle’s league position at the end of the last decade? will we be higher this time?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #22

    jib

    It’s a shame your irrelevance has given you such a massive chip on your shoulder.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #23

    There’s some real youngsters in those training pics, I realise that it’s important to sign them up as kids, but!

    And although Jonjo isn’t featured in the on field training, he is shown in the gym, so they are probably given him a couple more days to ensure his presence on Saturday, I’d bet on him being in the squad at least.

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  • jane

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #24

    oh i think we were in the Championship in December 2009 so i guess we will be in a better league position.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #25

    The decade doesn’t finish until the end of 2020, sorry jib if I/m stepping on your toes here!

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Sat 19th December 2009
    By Oliver Brown at Fratton Park
    10:00PM GMT 19 Dec 2009

    In these austere times for Liverpool, Rafael Benítez is cultivating the technique of saying precisely the opposite to what he is thinking.
    Call it a defence mechanism, call it ingrained sarcasm, it is fooling nobody. In the aftermath of this wretched defeat by bottom club Portsmouth, which meant Liverpool have won just four of their last 17 games, he appeared distracted, even delusional, as he kept describing referee Lee Mason as “perfect” while at the same time castigating the official for the dismissal of Javier Mascherano, in a decision that tipped the balance of this match.
    The parallels with the Spaniard’s “it’s a fact” diatribe last season were unavoidable, as he repeated the phrase, “The referee was perfect” 10 times, like some bizarre mantra. Nothing like so bizarre, though, as the rash recent guarantee by Benítez that Liverpool would still finish in the top four.

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #27

    A decade is a ten year period
    regardless of date

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Who’s Miss Information or Norm for that matter?

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  • toon22

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #29

    JIB

    Its never Jabbas fault

    3
  • jane

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #30

    someone forgot to tell the BBC

    “English football’s moment of the decade: Your winner revealed”

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/50394950

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #31
  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #32

    2009 even

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #33

    11th on 22 points

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  • jane

    Dec 19, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #34

    Jib isn’t that 2019?

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #35

    Exactly the same and SBR had been in charge for 3 months

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  • jane

    Dec 19, 2019 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #36

    how long will it take Jib to realise his huge mistake here.

    2
  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #37

    Jane ha ha ha yes
    I went to a page from the DT for 2009
    and it updated

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  • jane

    Dec 19, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #38

    haha Sunderland were 11th at the end of December 2009. did you get your teams mixed up Jib haha

    https://www.premierleague.com/matchweek/686/table

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Dec 19, 2019 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #39

    Jib

    If nothing else your comment 26 just highlights the extreme possibilities that exist in EPL football, looking at the relevant position of both clubs one decade later!!

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  • Jib

    Dec 19, 2019 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #40

    We were in the Champo in 2009
    DOH

    https://www.premierleague.com/matchweek/685/table

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