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Jetro Willems And The Longstaff Brothers Start At Manchester United


This is the team that Steve Bruce has chosen to take on Manchester United. It is a Christmas miracle as we got the team selection right for once. 🙂

As we had all been hoping, Jetro Willems is back in the team. Florian Lejeune gets his second straight start, but Bruce had limited options with the other three center-backs out injured.

The big surprise is that the Longstaff brothers get the nod in midfield for Isaac Hayden and Jonjo Shelvey. Though we had a feeling he would do just that.

It looks like the same formation as last weekend against Crystal Palace. However, it’s Joelinton and Dwight Gayle as the front two with Dwight getting his first start of the season.

This is who Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has selected to face the Magpies. Paul Pogba just makes the bench, which is a welcome surprise.

This is a chance for Newcastle to continue their march up the Premier League table. With a win, we can leap Manchester United and get closer to a coveted top five place. But that may be putting the cart before the horse.

However, this is certainly a game we can get something from if the lads put in a performance. It won’t be easy as Man U will want to atone for the loss at Watford last weekend. But we’ve beaten them once already, and Bruce will have the team believing they can do it once again.

Howay The Lads!


128 comments so far

  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 26, 2019 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #81

    That’s disappointing goal to concede.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 26, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #82

    Lejeune dallying.

    Own worst enemies at times. Undo all our good work with daft mistakes.

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 26, 2019 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #83

    We’ve carved them open twice already
    We can do so again

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 26, 2019 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #84

    One more from him and he should be off.

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  • lesh

    Dec 26, 2019 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #85

    Toon22

    There used to be a cafe near the Gateshead side of Tyne Bridge (I think, but maybe the High Level?) and above the door (or maybe on the window), the words ‘Service and civility’.

    Those were the days when language was less colourful!

    I

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  • willowdalerez

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #86

    So not looking great but poised to take a point of Man U. I’d take that. Should be up a goal if Gayle were sharper… But that’s the problem with our strikers nothing new there nice to see Longstaff find the net!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #87

    Matter of time before they take the lead. Having 20% possession is unsustainable.

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  • willowdalerez

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #88

    Happy Christmas to all! Best gift be taking CV all 3 points off the other United on Boxing Day!

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #89

    terrible

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #90

    wtf schar

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #91

    sickening
    We’ve gifted them two goals here

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #92

    OH FFS

    What a balls up

    Our own freekick in a safe position.

    We go backwards and Schar shites himself, messes up and they score.

    Game over.

    In all honesty we’ve been poor and looked very suspect whenever anybody other than Joelinton or the Longstaff’s have been on the ball.

    Back 3 terrible on it for the 2nd game running. So much for them being our best 3 ballplaying CBs.

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  • Jib

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #93

    Good game to win this

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #94

    Points and victories are overrated, better to just give the ball and goals away. Or so our players think! Shocking goals to concede.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #95

    Schar having a nightmare . Hook him and go 4 at the back.

    Been shite since his return.

    Nothing Bruce can do to account for these individual mistakes. Defence and GK massively letting him down. They all look so shaky and hesitant on the ball.

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  • Moonraker15

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #96

    Bloody hell we’re crap!

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #97

    We have been awful as normal. We have been very lucky with most of our wins which we don’t deserve.

    A well deserved loss today. Completely no composure in possession and can’t string 3 passes together.

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  • Moonraker15

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #98

    Why should we have to support this sh1te?

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #99

    screw this

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  • toonbrother

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #100

    Schar is looking like an absolute basket case
    I;m out

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  • Munster Mag

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #101

    Willems awful today

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  • Novocastrian66

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #102

    Woe is me.

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #103

    Switching off.

    Piss poor. Handed them the momentum and victory with mistakes.

    Our defence is rubbish without Lascelles. Only survive through strength in numbers and today they’ve looked nervous as hell even after we went 1-0 up.

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  • AncientC

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #104

    There wasn’t much point in playing Almiron with the defenders trying to find the forwards. The outlet was there to be used.

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  • nufcursed

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #105

    Ffs we started so well! Schar cost us the game, he gave 2 goals away just like that

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  • davetoon

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #106

    Do we have a midfield?

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  • toon22

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #107

    It looks like the traitor was either hammered last night, someone’s been poking him in the eye or he’s been crying for hours

    Proper weird

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  • willowdalerez

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #108

    Dubs responsible for first… Schar for this one. Why do we go backwards on a free anyway. Ridiculous so Brucey boy on the hook for that as well

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  • nufcursed

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #109

    We didnt play that poor! 3 individual mistakes.. that’s not bruce’s fault.. Schär must be substituted

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  • DaveD1000

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #110

    Frog
    sod off while people talk football

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #111

    When you have 20% possession, you are asking for it. It’s individual mistakes but one which will have with stats like that.

    We can’t even string 3 passes together. This is the story so far this season aside from flukey wins.

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  • lochinvar

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #112

    At least man town club have a friend in high places, he’s called Kevin

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #113

    Frustrating to just give the game away after starting so well.

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  • willowdalerez

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #114

    Cursed can’t blame our total lack of possession on the lads. Bruce’s set up he owns it and always going cautious and backwards on frees… Bruce again.

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  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #115

    Attack Toon attack, attack!

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  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #116

    Dubravka is overrated and has glaring weaknesses – the downturn started with him letting us down yet again didn’t get down early enough and flappy hands. Then nervousness permeated from him through the defence with his dodgy ball playing at the back. Give me a solid 7/10 consistently goalkeeper over a goalkeeper who flits between either a 9/10 or 3/10 performances.

    Pathetic from the defence tonight. Awful to a man. Lejeune is a dope. Schar is another one of those who likes the smell of his own farts too much, gets overconfident and then looks daft when it goes wrong.

    Sad because Joelinton, Longstaff’s and Almiron looked on it and set to keep us competitive throughout if the backline just remained solid enough and didn’t provide any gifts.

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  • Moonraker15

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #117

    Nufcursed
    Are you kidding we’re pathetic. I’m ashamed to support this crap.
    Ashley out; Bruce out !

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  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #118

    Poor defensive performance to gift an average looking Manure team 2 of their goals. Joelinton looking better than he has recently but still short of what’s required at this level. Need to create more in 2nd half.

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  • willowdalerez

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #119

    Ilovetoon to be fair not all our wins were flukes. Dubs blew the save today but he’s a major reason we’ve got the wins solid keeping is not flukey.

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  • Moonraker15

    Dec 26, 2019 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #120

    Dennis
    You can’t attack when you’ve got no midfield!
    God how many years of embarrassment supporting this crap?

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