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What Will Be The Result At Crystal Palace On Saturday?


Newcastle are set to start a stretch of seven Premier League matches against sides not in the traditional top six. It all begins on Saturday at Crystal Palace, a team that sits just one place and one point behind Newcastle in the table.

After the 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Arsenal last weekend, the magnitude of Saturday’s game has undoubtedly increased.

There are a few players in a race for full fitness. Both Dwight Gayle and Yoshinori Muto are back training and have a decent chance of being involved this weekend.

Steve Bruce has been with just one striker in Joelinton for most of 2020. He’s gotten only 129 minutes out of his other three strikers since New Years Day in the league. Ninety of those minutes were from Yoshinori Muto, who played the entire game against Leicester City.

While Javier Manquillo returned to training on Wednesday, this match will be too soon for him. Andy Carroll, Emil Krafth, and Jonjo Shelvey all are still sidelined with their respective injuries.


Florian Lejeune will likely come back into the side with Ciaran Clark suffering an ankle injury on Sunday. It’ll be interesting to see if Steve Bruce recalls both Matt Ritchie and Isaac Hayden for this match. Both were dropped at Arsenal but came on as second-half substitutes.

We need to see a much-improved performance over the second-half collapse on Sunday. If the lads can perform like they did in the first half while converting some of their chances, we should be ok. That is a big if, at the moment, however.

What Will Be The Result At Crystal Palace On Saturday?

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109 comments so far

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #1

    I wonder if Bruce and his team are looking into the sudden rise in injuries this season.

    8
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #2

    Love watching David Silva play, absolute magician. £25m. Ok it was 10 years ago but what value.

    4
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #3

    “Since Kevin De Bruyne’s Premier League debut for Man City in September 2015, only Lionel Messi (62) has more assists in Europe’s top five leagues than the Belgian (61).”

    5
  • MagpieRanger

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Sorry but there’s no way that we paid £40 million for Joelinton, just another BS lie by our fat overlord

    22
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:17 PM

    Comment #5

    Ron

    He’s pretty decent too.

    2
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #6

    MagpieRanger

    If we paid more than £16m he’s still a dud compared to Rondon.

    16
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:19 PM

    Comment #7

    It’s D. Silva’s last season for Citeh, isn’t it, droppy?

    2
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Ron

    Yeah I’m sure it is. He’s been brilliant to watch.

    1
  • Just a fan

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #9

    Droopy
    I to love Silva.
    And not just because we passed his home town in the canaries.

    1
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #10

    Half-time stats
    Man City 1-0 West Ham

    Rodri has 84 successful passes, more than the entire west Ham team (77)

    2
  • Just a fan

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m awaiting jibs stream for the match but it does not seem to be forthcoming.

    1
  • Jamaal Dubravka

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:45 PM

    Comment #12

    What’s gan on lads?
    Haven’t been on the blog much recently, started watching Prison Break on Netflix – watch it if you get a chance to, its brilliant

    1
  • Jamaal Dubravka

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #13

    It’s also a metaphor for newcastle united fans, being stuck in ‘Jabbas’ prison 😉

    5
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #14

    What a shot!

    0
  • MagpieRanger

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #15

    Without doubt our worst signing of the Premier League era, he is shocking! I hate slating players I honestly do, but he is just no where near good enough for this division. The standards have been set so low that if he wins a few aerial battles or makes a few good passes it’s considered a “good game”. Joselu got a lot of stick whilst he was at the toon and he’s twice the player Joelinton will ever be, fact!

    12
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #16

    Ron

    De Bruyne goal?

    Threaded the needle.

    4
  • lochinvar

    Feb 19, 2020 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #17

    City now 2 up but wonder if they will turn the screw and score four or five to damage West Ham’s goal difference which would help in the grand scheme of things.

    2
  • The Sheikh'sMate

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #18

    Unbelievable… City 2-0up, ripping WHU to bits and their supporters are chanting ‘c’mon Citeh c’mon Citeh.. Spoilt or what??

    3
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #19

    Lochinvar

    They don’t seem like they’ve dropped the pace so far.

    Will happily take 4-0 and Wet Spam concede a lot of second half goals so here’s hoping

    4
  • Jamaal Dubravka

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #20

    So whats your bets on relegation candidates gentlemen and ladies?

    I think

    Norwich (obviously)

    West Ham (dont seeing them staying up with the teams they’ve got to play)

    Brighton (the last spot was tough to call, no reason for Brighton just really want to see them down tbh, wouldnt mind if it were Villa instead though :))

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #21

    Jamaal

    Norwich, Watford, No idea.

    0
  • Ron Knee

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #22

    Enter Jarrod Bowen.

    0
  • Novocastrian66

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #23

    Norwich Watford WHU.

    1
  • lochinvar

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #24

    Getting rid of West Ham and Watford somewhere near a Service Station on the M1 would help cut down on the miles to away games. Norwich as well but no malice towards them just too far away by miles.

    3
  • carltoon

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #25

    I would like it to be Bournemouth, Watford. And another. Not us though.

    1
  • carltoon

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Loch that as my thinking.

    1
  • carltoon

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #27

    Was!

    1
  • Tramp

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #28

    I didn’t think it would need pointing out but apparently it does…

    We did not buy Joelinton for one season.

    He’s not even had 1 season yet and you have fans trying to weigh him up!

    Wake up!

    As is if Steve Bruce is his fault.

    Every player we have would fare better under another manager/coach.

    Prove me wrong, PLEASE can ANYBODY name a single player who has progressed under Steve Bruce?

    I won’t hold my breath.

    Stop blaming the players.

    Joelinton didn’t throw out this fake 40M fee… Ask yourself who did and wonder WHY?

    Hmmmm…

    I wonder…

    Sports Direct FC.

    Get that fat, crooked, pig out of our club!!!!!!

    16
  • #cans

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #29

    Jo Linton is definitely up there with the worst buys, Owen was a complete w-anker but at least he scored goals ( which is the job of a striker )

    6
  • Nicky the ball tosser

    Feb 19, 2020 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #30

    I like Joelinton. To me he’s shown everything you want, sadly though, without the goals. I much prefer watching him play than Gayle for example. He just does not have the experience to be a sole target man for us, and quite probably he isn’t a natural finisher. I agree he’d probably be far better dropping into the hole for example, with St Max and Almiron getting further forward either side of him, in the way that Liverpool set up with Firmino, Salah and Mane, but of course we are no Liverpool and cannot set up that way. Or playing wider, with perhaps St Max down the middle. He’s been thrown into an unfamiliar role, in a most challenging league, for a team that can’t give him the support he needs. A hiding to nothing really. Rondon should be leading our line, with Joelinton being used all along the front three as needed, and off the bench.

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  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #31

    Nicky

    I would agree with that up to a certain point.

    It’s not that Joelinton is that bad a player, and as I’ve said before it’s not his natural position and he certainly didn’t choose his price tag.

    It’s a bad buy because he’s been shoe horned into a crap system that doesn’t play to the strengths of any of our front 3 and for less than half of the supposed fee we could have brought Rondon back who had already proven he could score goals and hold a ball up.

    6
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #32

    Tramp

    You can’t tell us it’s your fault and then shout at us, that’s just not on at all.

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  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Feb 19, 2020 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #33

    Marcaleono think that’s how its spelt has to be up there in the worst buys

    1
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Feb 19, 2020 at 10:11 PM

    Comment #34

    OP

    Marcelino.

    He was gash, lots of jokes about a broken finger nail keeping him out for months.

    It was actually a snapped tendon but still it was a finger injury ffs

    2
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2020 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #35

    According to Jib/Jane/Jeff wor Joe is a fine striker. Just lie him on his side in a dark room for 5 or 6 years and he’ll be just like a bottle of fine wine….even finer.

    3
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2020 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #36

    Yes, we should drop wor Joe into a very deep hole Nicky. Then quietly cover it up and move on. What could we get for him now? Some half smoked ciggy butts?

    2
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2020 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #37

    Well said cans!

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Feb 19, 2020 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #38

    Marcelino
    Guivarch
    Owen – not the worst player, but the biggest cnut even in black and white.

    2
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2020 at 10:26 PM

    Comment #39

    They shoot horses don’t they? What can we do with wor Joe? Early retirement with all the honours he has won with us?

    1
  • GeordieTwo

    Feb 19, 2020 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #40

    Bring back Rondon! I’m sure he wants to get away from Covid-19!

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