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Hayden, Joelinton, And Ritchie Get Starts Against Sheffield United



Here is the team Steve Bruce has selected for this afternoon’s match against Sheffield United at an empty St James Park. It features just one change from our last game, a win against Southampton, those many months ago.

Steve Bruce has kept the side that won against Southampton intact. The only change is Joelinton in for the hobbled Dwight Gayle, who has recovered enough for a place on the expanded bench. Matt Ritchie has overcome his knock and gets a start on the right-wing.

Here is the team that Sheffield manager Chris Wilder has picked.

The results so far in the Premier League’s return have been mixed from a Newcastle perspective. We’ve dropped one place due to Southampton picking up a massive win for them over Norwich.

However, other than Brighton winning, the damage hasn’t been too severe. No matter what the outcome today, we’ll maintain our 8 point cushion over the bottom three.

Sheffield were a bit unlucky on Wednesday, only managing a 0-0 draw at Aston Villa. But the surprise team of the season have proven they are Premier League quality and will be a tough opponent today.

Hopefully, Bruce’s team selection works out well, and we can get a result against the Blades. Three points would be absolutely brilliant and put is in an excellent position for a run up the table.

Howay The Lads!


274 comments so far

  • Andymax

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #41

    Replying to
    @NUFC360
    Meanwhile the Guardian reporting today – The UK has licensed the sale of arms worth over £5.3bn to Saudi Arabia.

    Obviously this is much less of an issue to some than people watching football on dodgy boxes?

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  • davetoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #42

    Hopefully it’s like a new season for Joelinton

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #43

    Right that’s me off to help fund the Murdoch yacht fund, later!

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #44

    Facial shot of Joe during warm up – looks very relaxed. Might be a good sign. He’s still a knacker though.

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  • jane

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #45

    doesn’t seem to be a pick HD freeview channel through a digital aerial.

    “Pick HD A high-definition simulcast of Pick launched on Sky, Virgin Media and Freesat in the United Kingdom on 16 June 2020.”

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pick_(TV_channel)#Pick_HD

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  • toonbrother

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #46

    I think Joelinton will benefit from playing in front of an empty stadium
    Boos and pressure from the crowd do nothing for his confidence
    Ritchie on the other hand would benefit from being on the bench

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #47

    3-0! Joes training like a beast,big Andy’s been showing him the ropes.
    HWTL

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  • IrishRob

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #48

    Nice one Uri, badly needed!

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  • AncientC

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:45 PM

    Comment #49

    Bentaleb should watch Hayden closely during this game… Isaac will set him an example in how to get involved in a game — instead of ghosting and going missing.

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #50

    Right I’m wobbling, think their game will stand to them. Hope tf I’m wrong.

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  • Australian Pie

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #51

    Lads does anyone have a good stream from SKY?

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #52

    @ rob
    ” badly needed” help from an Israeli-British illusionist, magician, television personality, and self-proclaimed psychic ?
    Don’t make with the negative waves 😉

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #53

    Hope for a win, will be satisfied with a draw in our first run out.

    just hope we look to press higher up the pitch and not concede possession from the start.

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #54

    Decent bench, opportunities to change things up if need be, especially with the 5 sub rule.

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  • ctommo

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #55

    Hope hayden and jonjo are up to this today and stay away from injury. With bentaleb the only cm option on the bench its a worry.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #56

    Oh Munster

    you couldn’t leave it for just one day without slagging off rafa when there was absolutely no need to.

    I will say we have looked far better as a back 4 in the last 3 games, it’s just a shame bruce was 30 odd games too late and after everyone else. I would say this is quite a decent squad and far better on paper than Shef utd.
    Have we really given Carroll a new contract for next season, not just the end of this?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #57

    When Miggy gets doubled and trebled up on – -just need a lucky bounce/ricochet and he’s away.

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  • IrishRob

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #58

    Chill Arch, I was merely trying to say the post was funny.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #59

    I hope Richie can turn it back but everytime hes played RW he just can’t get into the game he was a passenger 11 vs 11 against Southampton too much pace on the wings these days for him to make an impact

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  • TomaKaThor

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #60

    Ritchie erghhh.. Just don’t see what he offers, maybe if Carroll was on he might get on the end of one his crosses if we are pushed up enough for him to be in position to cross…

    Would prefer Lazaro put into the team and give him a run of games

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  • IrishRob

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #61

    I don’t know why but I’m extremely confident were going to win and play very well.

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  • Australian Pie

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #62

    Any good working streams?

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  • Mister Tuff

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #63

    Previously Ritchie had a reluctance to pass to Miggy – when it was the obvious play. Hope not to see more of that.

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  • IrishRob

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #64

    It’s very hard to see us purchasing Lazaro considering a player like Richie always seems to get the nod before him.

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #65

    wonder where’s the positivity from so many coming from when we have been consistently shi& all season long.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #66

    @Andymax
    You are missing the point here;
    Yemen are no really much of footballing nation, and did even one till 1965.

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  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #67

    How exciting ….. I m in the colonial bar with a jug of pimms and some cucumber sandwiches being waited on by white suited and gloved locals .
    Not really……. I’m in a local bar on the beeya surrounded by loads of new Villa fans in Claret and blue waiting for their man Samatta coming on after us . HWTL.

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  • davetoon

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #68

    Sheffield don’t concede many goals and neither do we at home so my money is on a nil all draw

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #69
  • TomaKaThor

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #70

    Link?

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #71

    Jane

    Pick only available through freeview (analogue aerial) or freesat or skytv
    Only when signal allows

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:56 PM

    Comment #72

    I’m on this one Thomakor

    http://footballstream.to/frame/ch2.php

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #73

    Rob I’ll bet Ritchie is ín better nick?

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #74

    @Munster

    On about Rafa again mate?

    This is all Bruce now hes had the equivalent of a mini pre season and 30 odd games to get it correct he needs to deliver our team on paper is miles better than theirs!

    Fleck is a good player he struggled when he was younger at Rangers the expectation levels when he got a debut at 16 probably ruined him but its good that he has turned his career around but would any of us been happy if we had signed him at the start of the season? Not a chance

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  • Assassins Inc

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #75

    Come on the Toon, 2 mins to kickoff.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #76

    it must be fancy dress day
    Steve Bruce has come as Danny Rose

    fat bugger

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  • ilovetoon8788

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #77
  • Australian Pie

    Jun 21, 2020 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #78

    It’s time lads!!!! Cmon lets get the win

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #79

    Game on finally lads! It’s been a while. Now go get us those 3 points so we can all start to relax and enjoy the takeover news in style next week.

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  • ChicoUSA

    Jun 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #80

    Here we go! Howay the Lads!! Happy Father’s Day mates!!!

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