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Report – Newcastle Stand By Magpie Quartet After Incident On Train



For the trip home from London last night, Steve Bruce let the players decide to opt out of the team flight home. The flight to the match apparently had a lot of turbulence, so the head coach left the decision with each player on their mode of transportation home.

Four Magpies decided to take a train while the rest took the chartered flight back to Newcastle. Those four were Allan Saint-Maximin, Nabil Bentaleb, Christian Atsu, and Danny Rose.

During the trip back, there was some sort of confrontation with a fan that was captured on a phone and posted to social media.

The Chronicle have published one of the two videos of the incident. It is not clear what lead to the situation, or if there even was much of a situation.

Though the video posted shows a fan being asked to leave the carriage that carried the four players.

Newcastle are standing by the quartet who they feel did not react inappropriately under the circumstances.

The Chronicle are reporting that fans asked the players for pictures, some of which were granted and posted on social media. However, one fan expressed his disappointment with the performance while confronting the players.

This is likely a very minor incident that has been inflamed by social media and now hit the national headlines who are, unfortunately, sensationalizing it.

We are glad that Newcastle are standing by the four players, three of which are new signings this season.


103 comments so far

  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #1

    Just another little step towards becoming a complete circus.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Dubai Micky

    So he not a manager he is a best friend.

    In that one statement you just slated Sir Bobby and Keegan. Both of them did exactly what Jetro said Bruce allowed him to do.

    I watched first half yesterday, and I wasn’t the only one to comment how good the team looked. Yes it went pear shaped, but we had 3 new players who at times looked major up grades on what we had.
    But saying that, the first goal, what where both ASM and Rose doing showing the kid inside allowing him to cross, then what was laz doing to allow abamg a free jump.

    After that, not one player seemed to pick up runners.

    Encouraged by the first 45, bewildered by the 2nd 45.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #3

    On the comments by Bruce on previous.

    He says “we became ragged when we changed”

    3rd goal Dubravka at fault

    4th a fluke.

    What about the first two?

    The only time we threatened second half was when we actually had more than one player in their half.

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  • DaveD1000

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Catchy
    Saint Bobby and KK had a little bit more going on than giving the odd hug. I’ll give you the rest of your post though. I wonder how many wtf? there were throughout the land at that second half

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Catchy

    Sir Bobby had a hell of a lot more going for him than that.

    He’s loved by the fans of every club he managed at, how many clubs still love Bruce?

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  • ronaldo aarons

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #6

    Our defence has been terrible for the most part this season. Biggest noticeable difference in recent years. Finally had a solid foundation to work from and gone in little over half a season! Quite sad really. Especially when we’ve apparently focused on being hard to beat and defensive.

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  • hibbit

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:34 PM

    Comment #7

    for the life of me i just don’t see these positives Jibs on about.

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  • catchy in norway

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #8

    Dave, you are 100% right, all three start with the fact they were and are people people, they seem to love the building players up, Bruce is most certainly not on there level on how he balances the team, defend vs attack, but I think yesterday was a step forward.

    3 new players in and we took it too them and I was gutted we weren’t in front at half time.

    I think it was a bit strange setting up with an attack mind team away from home, and that’s where SBR would have managed it differently(imo), but il take the possitves out of the first 45, and say, for me it’s a step in the right direction.

    For me, ASM and Miggy don’t have a focal point, someone to try and feed, and that’s where its breaking down big Joe is not looking to feed off them, he is trying to flick on for them, it’s all a little backwards, because no one is near Joe when the ball is pumped long, so what’s the point.

    When the crazy gang used to play it was 343 or 433, they pumped it long and always had bodies looking for that 2nd ball, we have Joe, who doesn’t have a best position Yet.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #9

    Hibbit

    Makes two of us.

    I think we will scrape staying up and we’ve stumbled through in the FA cup.

    Otherwise nope.

    Oh hang on I found a tenner in the street today. That was nice

    2
  • lochinvar

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #10

    droppy hi,
    that’s mine and I can describe it exactly. It’s a £10 note.
    Can i have it back ?

    4
  • DaveD1000

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #11

    As I was saying earlier in the day it might help if Joe didn’t track back so much(and miggy) as he doesn;t have the pace to blaze after Smaxi That Smaxi square ball across the goal was just begging for a tap in

    3
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #12

    Lochinvar

    Put your number on and I will text it to you.

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2020 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #13

    Yet
    Being the key word

    0
  • The Wife

    Feb 17, 2020 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #14

    Anglo Saxon,

    I’m a bit behind on the blog but I’ve taken care of your request.

    1
  • bill

    Feb 17, 2020 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #15

    Quote from Steve Bruce regarding Joelinton:

    “He’s big, strong and athletic, and he’s got age on his side too,” said Bruce. “He’s got all the attributes a top striker needs.”

    Quote from Bill: “Apart from not being able to score goals or even look like he could score one.”

    12
  • lochinvar

    Feb 17, 2020 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #16

    droppy
    nah, don’t bother, give it to good cause like buying a striker

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 17, 2020 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #17

    Lochinvar

    There’s nobody out there who could improve the squad.

    Steve said so

    8
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 17, 2020 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #18

    The Wife very much appreciated thanks.

    3
  • MagpieRanger

    Feb 17, 2020 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #19

    Hopefully Ashley gets his comeuppance very soon

    6
  • ShaytoStay

    Feb 17, 2020 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #20

    RIP lord weatherall, electronic music pioneer

    1
  • Genjikai

    Feb 17, 2020 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Missed the bastard switch train at doncaster coming back from london
    Arsenal were there for the taking yesterday.
    Held banner in prime location.
    Did it make it on sky?

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  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #22

    Its that old adage about something failing time after time and still hoping for a different outcome. How many games has joel played the one up front role now.

    Its a shame as it isn’t the worst squad but how can any sane right thinking person think this is better now under Bruce.

    6
  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #23

    GUARDIAN – Arsenal did their best to make Newcastle look like a functional attacking side. Had Steve Bruce’s team been a little more clinical, particularly in the first 20 minutes when terms were still being negotiated, it might have been a different game entirely.

    As for Newcastle, there will be a few eyebrows raised at their late collapse, one in which their hard-won reputation for shape and solidity seemed to evaporate before our eyes. After a strong first half, they looked paralysed by caution in the second: consumed not by what they could get but by what they could get away with. The new wing-backs Valentino Lazaro and Danny Rose began well but looked dangerously exposed as the game went on. Bruce has staked his job and Newcastle’s survival on their ability to make things tough for the opposition. This, a meek and tired capitulation after a break of 12 days, did not bode well.

    And yet it was Newcastle who began this game by far the stronger: parrying Arsenal’s thrusts with ease, passing through the press, making the most of their infrequent spells of possession. With Miguel Almirón barracking his way up the right wing and Allan Saint-Maximin weaving his sorcery on the left, the early chances fell to the visitors. Lazaro had a shot blocked in the fifth minute. Sean Longstaff’s volley following an immaculately worked set-piece was almost deflected past a scrambling Leno. Joelinton stabbed just wide from six yards.

    4
  • MagpieRanger

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #24

    Genji, seen it shown a lot online but didn’t notice it on Sky mate

    11
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #25

    Newcastle sat back second half and suffered the consequences of bad coaching by a bad coach.

    12
  • Anglo Saxon

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #26

    They only went for the draw.

    3
  • DubaiMicky

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #27

    Catchy, you really are a joke, Sir Bobby and Keegan gave the team direction, yes they brought people in individuals to play to their strengths – who would have bought Tino?

    The fact is, in the SBR and KK years, the team were wholly behind the manager, now they aren’t.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #28

    droppy

    Wonder if Steve has thought about looking in there rather than out for a striker.

    The young lads must be wondering the same!

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #29

    I’d bet that any of them would have been busting a gut to get onto that cross.

    1
  • Genjikai

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #30

    Magpie ranger.
    In a prime location it was aswell.
    Sky working with ashley

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #31

    EGB

    Nah Allan, Toure and Sorensen can’t possibly do better than one in 25 or whatever it is now.

    4
  • Jiayou! (The next MW)

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #32

    we should stay up. west ham and Watford have hired dinosaurs and palace have a dinosaur too so bruce can compete with these. Villa just dont seem to have the players at the moment.

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #33

    Jiayou!

    So it all comes down to Jurassic crap?

    1
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 17, 2020 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #34

    We lack a leader and experience in the front three and CM.

    Longstaff and Almiron were the two most experienced from those 5 players.

    Around 40 games.

    People talk about Longstaff being too young and needing experience, yet he plays with other players that have less experience.

    Buying players with no experience of the league hoping they’ll hit the ground running is no way to build a team or squad.

    What you’re witnessing is Ashley’s transfer policy at it’s best.

    They aren’t all bad or poor players, they’ve been cobbled togther and are getting on the job experience, only a idiot would expect them to be flying.

    Its not their fault the squad is filled with players not fit for purpose.

    I’m no fan of the managers style but hes not responsible for the transfer policy or state of the club.

    4
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Feb 17, 2020 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #35

    Perhaps Brucie should recruit a palaeontologist onto the coaching team! 🙂

    2
  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 17, 2020 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #36

    Off the top of my head only Rose Lascelles and Clark have more than 100 appearances in the Epl.

    The rest under 50.

    I’m sure someone will know

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 17, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #37

    OP

    Fair point with regards to the transfer lunacy.

    Thing is does that mean that just having the job is so important to Bruce that he agreed to simply be a figurehead?

    Surely he must have some say in things?

    1
  • Jib

    Feb 17, 2020 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #38

    Genji did the banner say ‘Eat at Sloppy Joe’s’ ?
    I think I saw it on Sky

    1
  • investinyouthtoon

    Feb 17, 2020 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #39

    OP spot on. What would we give to have a ferdinand or shearer up top now and speed or rob Lee in midfield , would cost the earth and the rest.

    MA’s policy of buying certain players despite being told most are either not good enough or vastly over priced, will be like a noose around the club’s neck and he’ll happily let the club be stuck with duff players

    The club is stick in quick sand going no where whilst lesser teams like brighton and sheff Utd advance and put in place plans for the future. Nufc are like those people who live week to week or month to month, no plans to make a better life for themselves whatsoever

    3
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 17, 2020 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #40

    Oh there’s toenails with an attempt at humour rather than propaganda.

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