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Newcastle Fans Are Still In Limbo After This Morning’s Press Conference


Steve Bruce’s press conference this morning lacked any blockbuster updates. We had hoped to hear that a number of our injured Magpies would be ready to go for the Arsenal match in a couple of days.

That is far from the case however as only Yoshinori Muto and Dwight Gayle have returned to training but are still doubts for Sunday. That leaves Emil Krafth, Andy Carroll, Jonjo Shelvey, and Javier Manquillo all still to return to full training.

Bruce did provide positive updates on Joelinton, Miguel Almiron, and Allan Saint-Maximin, but their availability was never really in question.

Joelinton went off at Oxford with a rib injury, but it was just a knock, and he’s returned to training. Miguel Almiron just needed a rest, so he’s ready to go. Bruce also said that Allan Saint-Maximin is starting to look like he’s getting back to the level he was before his injury.

The most concerning update was the lack of one on Matty Longstaff’s contract stalemate. The Chronicle’s Ciaran Kelly tweeted the following about Sean and Matty’s contract talks.

We are two weeks from March, and Matty Longstaff is still nowhere close to being tied down long-term at his hometown club. That is very troubling. He can leave for just £400k this summer.

Any positives Bruce and the club manage to accomplish over the next few months can easily be wiped away if the 19-year-old is allowed to leave this summer. It will be truly sickening if the club cannot find a way to keep the young midfielder on Tyneside.

Signing Matty on a new deal should be the club’s top priority.

Bruce was also asked about the takeover, and this was his expected response.

We expect Bruce will continually be asked the question, but doubt he’ll enlighten us with anything more than he has this morning.

All in all, it looks like it’s business as usual at Newcastle with no juicy updates on contracts or the takeover.

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74 comments so far

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 14, 2020 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #41

    The wife

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you and the Harrison clan.

    3
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 14, 2020 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #42

    Ron

    That’s brilliant!

    First response is class too.

    7
  • Captain AmeriMag

    Feb 14, 2020 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #43

    Ashley won’t own the club when Matty’s contract expires so he can’t really offer him a new one

    #cans

    16
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Feb 14, 2020 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #44

    Jail,

    Make your mind.

    You say they don’t want to offer Matty a new deal in case he signs ir yet our policy is to sign young players up on 6 . or 7 year deals when we can.

    Seriously, you could turn winning the lottery into a bad deal.

    5
  • toon22

    Feb 14, 2020 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #45

    Im guessing thats this years fakeover done with then ?

    Until next year, next year hes defiantly selling us

    12
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Feb 14, 2020 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #46

    Every player is always branded “greedy” in contract negotiations….. happens every season !

    The real greedy one is the issue

    14
  • lesh

    Feb 14, 2020 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #47

    A quick scan of the hearts showed that only Welshy and Bill’s son are the only two without one.

    Come on, somebody must want to heart ’em on Valentine’s day.

    6
  • Genjikai

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #48

    When 2 people.are arguing do you ever heart both of them?

    8
  • beermonkey

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #49

    lesh

    you mean hurt em dont you

    3
  • lesh

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #50

    Lindisfarne

    Come on, decide the more message

    2
  • lesh

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #51

    Lindo

    * decide the more message = decode the morse message

    2
  • IrishRob

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #52

    I dont have a clue Jail but its common sense that hes asking too much atm if the club want him and his contract still isnt resolved. The numbers I’m quoting are just figures that I would presume to be in the region but could be way off. It’s all supposition as none of us have a clue what’s going on there. But I’d be very confident he wont be leaving.

    4
  • lesh

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #53

    beermonkey

    I’m disappointed in you, particularly as your a Sussex and supposedly humane man. Gwen, give them a virtual little hug

    2
  • lesh

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #54

    Beer….

    * gwen = gwan

    0
  • lesh

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #55

    Genjikai

    You’re a kindly soul, heart them all or they’ll feel unloved. You wouldn’t want that would you? Mmm, maybe you would.

    3
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #56

    Someone on here said Watford had offered Matty L £30k / week and we were sticking with £15k.

    I seem to think that Sean Lobby is on £1k / week since he signed his current deal before he made his first team debut.

    Both need sorting, but they may be waiting for something to happen with a potential club sale on the horizon.

    An announcement before the Arsenal match?? All eyes are going to be on the VIP area to see who’s sat there.

    2
  • geordietom

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #57

    jail…

    did you say you were talking to a girl on Twitter and she blanked you . not surprised you boring divvy …

    gonna put this on the blog for all to see JAIL next time i’m up north do you want to meet up see how much you run off at the mouth face to face bring your screw driver’s with you you sad bastardo …

    2
  • RobLeenio

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #58

    U23s playing the Mackems tonight at SJP. All eyes on that to see who is missing and may therefore be in the first team squad.

    3
  • welshgeordie9

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #59

    4

    lesh
    Feb 14, 2020 at 12:54 PM
    Comment #47
    A quick scan of the hearts showed that only Welshy and Bill’s son are the only two without one.

    Come on, somebody must want to heart ’em on Valentine’s day.

    You can shove all the hearts and everything else up your arse.

    Happy Valentine’s Day

    3
  • lesh

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #60

    A song for the day….. and our unheated posters

    https://youtu.be/RdPLlxoT_as

    4
  • Hail Wor Ashley

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #61

    People still banging on about a takeover?

    Why do you do it to yourselves?

    2
  • lesh

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #62

    Welshyboy

    Huffy you

    3
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #63

    Well I managed to heart one of the unfortunate souls but couldn’t bring myself to do it for the other.

    1
  • geordietom

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #64

    this song sums Jail up …
    https://youtu.be/mhLRMXc1N5U

    1
  • geordietom

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #65

    cant wait for the takeover to happen , what will Jail have to moan about ?…

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #66

    Mark Douglas@MsiDouglas

    Remarkable, this.

    10 days off and for the 7th game running, #nufc will have only one recognised senior striker (who has one goal all season) available to them. https://chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football

    6
  • lochinvar

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #67

    Talking of being left in limbo

    Lumber up, limbo down..
    The locked embrace, the stumble round
    I say go, she say yes
    Dim the lights, you can guess the rest
    Oh oh catch that buzz
    Toon is the drug I’m thinking of
    Oh oh can’t you see
    Toon is the drug, got a hook in me
    Oh oh catch that buzz
    Toon is the drug I’m thinking of
    Oh oh can’t you see
    Toon is the drug for me

    Happy Valentine NUFC

    5
  • carltoon

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #68

    NUFC my one true love happy Valentine’s day everyone.

    8
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #69

    No Bills,
    They’ll be shiting themselves in case they offer him too much and he doesn’t want to leave. Joelinton will be on triple what he was on and will jump if anyone is daft enough to offer him more.

    2
  • lesh

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #70

    Geordietom

    @64 Love the song but your post’s not very nice on such a special day.

    1
  • lesh

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #71

    Carltoon

    Wouldn’t be surprised if Royal Mail had to bring your cards in a van.

    😉

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #72

    Flat head or posi drive geordietom, your choice. I recommend a soft gripped VDE though.

    7
  • geordietom

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #73

    lesh …

    glad you liked the song …

    😀

    1
  • geordietom

    Feb 14, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #74

    Jail …

    stop trying to belittle me keep your opinions to your self in future …

    0

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