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Newcastle Win Again – Steve Bruce Promises To Use Full Squad For Remaining Games



Newcastle won 2-0 in a friendly yesterday, against one of Steve Bruce’s former clubs Hull City, at a deserted St. James’ Park.

The lads are getting match fit and also used to playing in completely empty stadiums.

It’s a week today that we return to action against Sheffield United at St. James’ Park, and a win in that game is exactly what the doctor ordered.

But, as we know, the Blades have been an outstanding side this season under manager Chris Wilder, having only been promoted last year from the Championship.

But ti’s a chance for us to do the double over the strong Sheffield side after we beat them 2-0 in early December at Bramall Lane.

After the game yesterday, this is some of what manager Steve Bruce (shown above) said on nufcTV.

“It’s always nice to win,”

“It was a typical friendly, behind closed doors. We’ve had a decent week. The good thing’s that everybody’s come through OK.”

“We’ve picked up one or two injuries in the week, the two Longstaff brothers in particular, but they’ll hopefully be joining us on Monday or Tuesday.”

“Defending set-pieces we will have to be a bit better because that is where they (Hull) caused us a threat.”

“The squad is as healthy as what it can be and of course, with the amount of games, I can’t stress enough that we are going to need all the squad.”

That’s why we are bringing in four or five younger players to come and train with us, to make the numbers up.”

“Once the competition starts, we will need recovery and training for the other ones, so that is why we have made the decision to bring the four or five young boys into the squad.”

Here is our fixture list that will complete the season – hopefully, we will play more than one game in the FA Cup, and who knows we could surprise ourselves and get to the final.

That really would be something!

DateTeamLocation
Sun 21 June KO 2:00 pm Sheffield UnitedHome - W: 3-0
Wed 24 June KO 6:00 pmAston VillaHome - D: 1-1
Sun 28 Jun KO 6:30 pmManchester City
FA Cup 6th round
Home - L: 2-0
Wed 1 July KO 6:00 pmBournemouthAway - W: 4-1
Sat 4 July KO 2:15 pmWest HamAway - D: 2-2
Wed 8 July KO 6:00 pmManchester CityAway - L: 5-0
Sat 11 July KO 12:30 pmWatfordAway - L: 2-1
Wed 15 July KO 8:00 pmTottenhamHome - L: 3-1
Sat 18 July KO 3:00 pmBrightonAway - D:0-0
Sun 26 July KO 3:00 pmLiverpoolHome - L:3-1

Comments welcome.


33 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 14, 2020 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #1

    There was a wry smile for some reason from the WTO vice chairman when asked about the takeover.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 14, 2020 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    That’s the 2nd non denial we’ve had this week the 1st being that director of the pl. Concerning thing was though he didn’t exactly say for sure it would be Tuesday.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #3

    @ED
    “Once the competition starts, we will need recovery and training for the other ones, so that is why we have made the decision to bring the four or five young boys into the squad.”

    Just for training?

    I just do the astrology – frankly this football stuff is all rather baffling – what is he talking about?

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  • Mund

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #4

    Say the WTO report is significant in which is looked at as a delay but nobody knows if there has been any delays, the report comes out this week and if it is what the Premier League are waiting for before they finalise the deal then I wouldn’t think it would be to much longer after that, 2 weeks at the most surely.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #5

    Good morning all, i see the site is back to normal after last night. Posts were all over the place, i wonder what caused the problem.

    Jail,

    What was said on the Andrew Marr show?

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  • Sheikh Unknown

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #6

    Isn’t it the case that the Prem League has already seen a draught of the report and are waiting for the official report to hit the public domain before they make their decision known.

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  • Sheikh Unknown

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #7

    Substitute draft for draught, lol

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:13 AM

    Comment #8

    Does`nt look as though the takeover will be mentioned on The Supplement this morning.
    WTO report is handed to the PL on Wed 17th apparently, so hopefully we might hear something positive the following Monday.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #9

    WL,
    They were discussing China and unfair trade etc etc and then out of the blue Andrew Marr said what’s gaan on with this takeover like! Then the WTO guy said it was confidential and Marr asked will it be announced this week, I think that’s when he smiled wryly said he couldn’t say but a decision will definitely be made.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #10

    ok who’s the guilty person who knacked the blog last night … 😀

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #11

    @ Sheikh Unknown
    That is the most serious opinion in the legal dept. {~ 16th Tuesday ?}

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #12

    WL he basically said that the report is due but fell short of saying it would be this week.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:15 AM

    Comment #13

    Would it be on i player already, I’d like to watch it again.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #14

    It’s not on yet, I don’t use I player much, they’ve got last Sundays show on.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #15

    Jail,

    Seriously? Seems unlike him to ask something like that on his show. Its always political. Hmmm, interesting.

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  • Jib

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #16

    Tom
    toon22 reckoned it was Ashley that knacked the blog

    talking of toon22 – he , Tsunki , and Jane will go into meltdown when they find out
    Andrew Marr mentioned the taykower

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #17

    @ Tom
    As I explained – It was a Virus; corvid19 or mad crow disease, it attacks all members of the corvid family including magpies, so the site is especially vulnerable.
    ~ more fool you for asking.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #18

    Northumbrian,

    Well at least there is no doubt there is a takeover ongoing lol

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:19 AM

    Comment #19

    I think that should finally be the end of toon22 saying who’s he going to pretend to sell us to next. The WTO chairman has just confirmed that something is going on.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #20

    WL, 2nd non denial this week.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #21

    Jail

    How would the WTO chairman know that? He would only have the same info as ne and you thanks to the current NDA in place.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:22 AM

    Comment #22

    *me and you

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #23

    For any twitter users nufc360 has the clip on, I’m sure someone could link it on here.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #24

    archaeomag…

    stop calling me a fool if you dont desist from doing so i will be forced to take legal action against you … stomps foot emoji …

    😀 😀 😀

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  • geordietom

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #25

    jib …

    TOON22 blames Ashley for everything mate …

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #26

    Watford look sharper than us mind judging by their highlights yesterday. I think they will survive, though it will be close.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #27

    jail …

    he’ll still say it mate he’s been saying it for that long its ingrained in his head …

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #28

    @ tom
    OH NO Not – Mr Onions?

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #29

    Northumbrian,

    I don`t take any notice of non denials mate, will the guy on the Marr show representing WTO know anything about the takeover anyway? They are`nt in the loop are they?

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  • geordietom

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #30

    bus …

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #31

    WL he’s the chairman of the WTO so I think he will have an idea as why the pl would require a report on TV piracy.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #32

    I predict that in centuries to come our great great great grand bairns huddled in the rubble will be burning a guy called Mashley every 5th of November, but will have no idea why.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 14, 2020 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #33

    Also, sorry for the slow reply on this somebody asked about that tweet about NUST attending a PL meeting and being told the takeover was going through.

    I certainly wouldn’t call this proof of anything from what I have seen. What we have currently appears to be a tweet from a journalist for NUFC 365 claiming that the NUST attended a meeting and were told the takeover was going through. That really doesn’t prove anything. I would be surprised if the EPL would even consider hosting non-essential meeting with the ongoing covid virus situation. Why would they host this meeting and let the NUST through the door then break the NDA they have been following for months? It makes no sense.

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