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Bruce Reveals Star Is Doubtful For FA Cup Clash



Steve Bruce has given his press conference for tomorrow’s FA Cup match against West Brom. Unfortunately, Allan Saint-Maximin is still not quite right, so his availability for the trip to the Hawthorns is in doubt.

Sky Sports reporter Keith Downie has tweeted the following update on the Frenchman.

Newcastle missed not having Allan available to start against Burnley. The hope was his limited action on Saturday would see him available to start on Tuesday.

However, that is not the case as he’s still suffering from a sore back and hamstring. It may be best for Bruce not to risk Saint-Maximin tomorrow.

Everyone else from the Burnley match is ok and in contention, according to Bruce. This is excellent news considering both Javier Manquillo and Jonjo Shelvey played the full game in their return from prolonged absences.

This is what the Chronicle’s Lee Ryder tweeted about the rest of the squad.

It looks like in addition to Saint-Maximin being a doubt, both Andy Carroll and Emil Krafth are still unavailable.

Lee Ryder also tweeted the following update about Andy Carroll.

It does not sound good on Carroll. His latest injury setback seems to have become a chronic problem that has eaten up almost two months of his season.

At this point, there’s no telling when he’ll be able to get back on the pitch for Newcastle.

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140 comments so far

  • #BoycottAshley ( OP)

    Mar 2, 2020 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #1

    I voted for a loss.

    Due to there being no replay.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 2, 2020 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #2

    On Sturridge, when the board have had four months to work on getting a striker then leave it to the last 48 hours of the deadline date, it doesn’t leave you with a lot of options.

    11
  • Do One Dinosaur ©

    Mar 2, 2020 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #3

    ….Aaaaarggh

    Joelinton will get to play again.

    Don’t know if anyone else noticed that Ritchie (who is not rated by a few) playing as an inverted winger left foot on right wing, managed to get into the box and threaten the Burnley goal as opposed to Joelinton right footer on left never manage do so. Competing for the ball with Neat touches and easy layoffs in midfield don’t make for a £40m player.

    7
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 2, 2020 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #4

    Do One Dinosaur ©,
    He’d be a good fantasy option if we could bloody score, he’s listed as a defender so gets clean sheet bonus as well as a massive haul for scoring.

    4
  • Anglo Saxon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Repost.
    Anyone got any idea how many Burnley fans attended the game on Sat.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 2, 2020 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #6

    Do One Dinosaur ©,
    Did you used to post as Dingo?

    0
  • Do One Dinosaur ©

    Mar 2, 2020 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Anglo Saxon: took and filled 4 blocks

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 2, 2020 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #8

    From Nufc.com
    Attendance: 52,219 including 2,000 Clarets and England boss

    1
  • Do One Dinosaur ©

    Mar 2, 2020 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #9

    Jail for Ashley: No. And I’m not telling either :0) I used to only rarely post anyway.

    0
  • giimps

    Mar 2, 2020 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #10

    Maybe a 40m Czech Korona, as that’s what we would get if we sold him.

    0
  • droppy in Wallsend

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #11

    Great to see that it will be part 2 of the new era.

    ASM not injured, just struggling psychologically as he’s not sure he’s good enough to play for Lord Bruce.

    Great to see the sainted one day in his press conference that safety is the target and that we will get the points needed, even though he doesn’t know how many points that will be. See he just knows even when he doesn’t. Absolute legend of the sport.

    11
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #12

    Also from Nufc.com
    “Once again the atmosphere was dreadfully flat and large parts of the game passed in virtual silence. With little sign that they’d be missing a damn thing, increasing numbers of fans left their seats after the half hour mark – the pies aren’t even that good…..

    This was game 5 of the great season ticket giveaway and the 10,000 who were tempted in (or back) have witnessed the following so far:

    Everton lost 1-2
    Leicester lost 0-3
    Chelsea won 1-0
    Norwich drew 0-0
    Burnley drew 0-0

    When one considers that the Chelsea victory was achieved via a 94th minute goal, it’s likely that a good few abandoned ship and left before that point.

    One thing is certain though – few if any will have been tempted to reach into their pocket and pay to keep those seats next season, regardless of which division we end up in. How many will they be giving away in 2020/21?”

    12
  • Anglo Saxon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #13

    cheers for the answer lads.

    1
  • Assassins Inc

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #15

    Blood some youngsters SB, Tom played well last time he played on the cup, got big Joe to score and also has an eye for goal.

    1
  • Assassins Inc

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Well GT, looks like I’m not the only one looking at the option.
    I know he ain’t the answer long term but right now we don’t have anyone that can score goals.
    I don’t know how many minutes in the Prem it has been since we scored but it’s a bloody long time.

    3
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #17

    So is Muto now a non player.

    R thought he might be a striker.

    3
  • lochinvar

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #18

    No strikers this time
    No striker’s a crime

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #19

    droppy just received my book Kika &Me.
    Inspiring and compelling rekindles one’s faith in human nature. Andrew Marr.

    1
  • carltoon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #20

    Anglo 52.000 minus me as I didn’t attend. If that helps

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  • Rob1971

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #21

    The official attandence was 52,219 but it was not full at the game, there were quite a lot of empty spaces in the platinum seats, from the gallowgate there looked a few empty areas in the John Hall stand, I guessed at the time at about 49-50k

    1
  • carltoon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #22

    Assassin’ I posted earlier about signing him. Then thought there wasn’t any room in squad. But we’ve got nothing to lose. I would give him a go

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  • lochinvar

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #23

    Former Newcastle United target Daniel Sturridge is now available to sign on a free after his contract at Trabzonspor was terminated by mutual consent today.
    Sturridge bagged 7 goals and 4 assists in 16 appearances in Turkey, helping them to the top of the Super Lig before it was confirmed this morning he’d left the club just 8 months after he penned a three-year deal.

    OK so we don’t know the reasons but maybe he want’s home before the Turkish league shuts down due to any number of reasons.

    We signed Carrol on a limited contact / pay deal and he’s out injured so why not get Sturridge in on a similar deal for the 10 games left.

    You can bet he’d get 4 or 5 goals and that could be the difference especially against the like of West Ham and Villa.

    For once its not rocket science.

    1
  • giimps

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #24

    I think next season, there will be no give away I think the slug won’t really care if there’s less than 50k, but I think he will get a shock when for some games the crowd slips below 40k, that’s if Covid 19 hasn’t stopped all mass spectator gatherings, if this happens we may see someone like Amazon offering team season tickets so we can at least watch on the box and numb our senses with alcohol if things don’t improve on the pitch or the boardroom

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Bet that there’s a few teams looking at Sturridge, if the club are even thinking about trying to get him they’ll dither over it.

    I think he’s a class striker when fit and it looks like he has been playing regularly.

    1
  • carltoon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #26

    Always loads of empty seats in the Platinum club.

    2
  • Anglo Saxon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #27

    carltoon. Help’s enormously thank’s.

    3
  • DubaiMicky

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #28

    On Saturday I said I didn’t think there was more than 45,000 there, just a fan came back at me, said he was there and it was around 50,000, if I recall (I’ll paraphrase), “It didn’t look much less than 50,000 to me”.

    Hope that settles it.

    3
  • Anglo Saxon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #29

    That’s all we need 2 players not right in the head.

    0
  • Anglo Saxon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #30

    DubaiMicky could be, but see if the wife comes back, but strange toon22 and I saw it need him to post where he thinks he saw the post.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #31

    To bring him in now would be an admission that our current lot aren’t good enough. They’ve obviously put a lot of thought in to how many points they think we’ll need and have decided there’s enough to limp over the line. We could offer him 50K a week for three months, 600K in the hope he gets four or five goals in the games against those around us. As someone pointed out though, we’ll dither until after the Soton result and he’ll end up somewhere else.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #32

    What’s our top flight record for consecutive blanks, is it the four set by Mclaren in 2016?

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #33

    I could see empty seats but wondered if it was people who hadn’t returned to them from half time.

    Only watched on a poor stream though.

    1
  • Rob1971

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #34

    Unfortunately Sturridge cannot join another club here until the summer, he would only be able to join if his contract was terminated when the window was open, like we did with Ki.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #35

    Don’t think there’s owt wrong with ACs head, his body though!

    0
  • IrishRob

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #36

    I’d be very very surprised if we beat West Brom. The division in sides is almost never as much of an issue as the division in form. West Brom are steam rolling along in brilliant form, Newcastle are plodding along in relegation form.

    They may step it up and win however everything is pointing to a West Brom win. I dont care who wins anymore because we dont even have one off games in us atm so it’s not like we could ever possibly win the cup. I just want us safe and Bruce gone.

    2
  • Rob1971

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #37

    Daniel Sturridge’s contract with Turkish club Trabzonspor has been terminated by mutual consent – but the former Chelsea and Liverpool striker won’t be returning to the Premier League this season.
    The 30-year-old striker only joined Trabzonspor last August and made just 13 appearances in all competitions, scoring four goals.
    Trabzonspor, who are currently top for the Turkish Super Lig, said in a statement: “The contract signed between our company and our professional footballer Daniel Andre Sturridge, dated 21.08.2019 and ending 31.05.2021 has been mutually terminated.
    “In accordance with the termination agreement, the football player gave up all his forward-looking rights and receivables.”
    Sturridge’s sudden exit has led to speculation of a potential free transfer to the Premier League.
    Several clubs, including Tottenham and Chelsea, find themselves in desperate need of a striker, while the Daily Star reports that Aston Villa have already expressed interest in the Englishman.
    Sturridge was released by Liverpool after scoring 67 goals in 160 appearances during a six-year spell
    However, Premier League rules state that a free agent must have left their previous club before the end of the transfer window in order to sign for a new side outside of the window.
    Therefore, Sturridge will not be available as an emergency option for top-flight clubs, or indeed any side in Europe, but there are some transfer windows open elsewhere in world football.
    MLS in the United States represents a tempting option for Sturridge, with their transfer window open until May 5.
    Otherwise, he will have to wait until the summer transfer window to find a new club on these shores.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #38

    Essex. Sturridge and Rose mate.

    0
  • Jail for Ashley

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #39

    That’s the first time in the club’s history we have seen three consecutive 0-0 draws.

    1
  • Jib

    Mar 2, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #40

    At home

    1


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