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Bruce – We Have A Decent Run Going – I’ve Been Very Pleased – We’ve Done OK


The lads have come back from their three-month break and have hit the ground running.

Four points from two games should have been 6 points, but we’ll take the 4 points, and we are now 12 points above the drop zone with 7 games to play.

We also have the 4th round of the FA Cup at home to Manchester City tomorrow night, so things have gone from nothing to full steam ahead as far as playing games is concerned.

Project Restart so far has been successful as long as we can keep the coronavirus infections down.

The league is due to end four weeks tomorrow, and Liverpool are the Champions of the Premier League for the first time in their history.

Hopefully, if Newcastle are acquired by the Amanda Staveley consortium, we can start making some inroads to become regularly part of the top six in the Premier League.

Here’s where we stand at the moment – still in 13th place despite those 4 points in the previous two games:

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
10Tottenham32745
11Everton32-744
12Newcastle33-1043
13Crystal Palace33-1242
14Southampton32-1440
15Brighton33-936
16West Ham33-1831

Steve Bruce (shown above) seems very pleased with the way things are going as he had this today yesterday in his press conference:

What we have done in the last six or seven games has enabled us to be a bit more of a threat going forward.”

“Touch wood, defensively we have been rock solid, long may it continue.”

“It is important that we don’t think we have achieved something, and we don’t down tools.”

“We have put a decent little run together after lockdown and to get four points from six, which might have been six from six, had it not been a rare defensive lapse.”

“Overall, I’ve been very pleased with the way we are.

“We have one or two knocks, and we have to see how we are, on the quiet we have done OK.”

And here are the upcoming fixtures starting with with our tough FA Cup quarter-final tie at home tomorrow.

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 HamHome
Wed 8 July KO 6:00 pmManchester CityAway
Sat 11 July KO 12:30 pmWatfordAway
Wed 15 July KO 8:00 pmTottenhamHome
Sat 18 July KO 3:00 pmBrightonAway
Sun 26 July KO 3:00 pmLiverpoolHome

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335 comments so far

  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #1

    Northumbrian, repost

    I don’t really think it matters. Forcing buyers to purchase TV rights if they want to buy a team is not part of the O+D tests and never has been. They couldn’t legally enforce this and if they tried to force the Saudi government’s hand they will get torn a few new openings.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Shelvey a doubt now too along with Hayden and ritchie. Longstaffs just back in training, Bentaleb suspended.

    Not a straight forward decision on selection…

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #3

    Id think the Saudis want to get a tv deal sorted so they can legally watch us play, buying a club and not being able to watch them doesnt make sense.

    Maybe BeIn and the PL are laying done the rules that need to be in place before they will allow them to arrange a deal.

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #4

    GP

    5-4-1 with Schar filling it at CM with Matty, who’s most likely to be fit of our natural CM options?

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #5

    GP

    So you don’t think it’s a response to the WTO report?

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #6

    Good morning all, a dull day with not much going on, but thank god for painkillers eh, i actually managed some kp.

    Tomorrows game, I`m going for a 1-1 then win on pens. Thee is more than one way to skin a cat.

    By the way, where did that saying come from. Chinese restaurant by any chance.

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  • toon22

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #7

    So this years “ sale “ is panning out just like every other
    Loads of media stories
    A bit of companies house rubbish
    No comment from anyone

    Just your standard fakeover

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  • Jib

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #8

    By gum there’s a few lawyers will be buying a place in the sun once this takeover is sanctioned

    3
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #9

    KV

    I think its all combined tbh, so many moving pieces at work causing the delay.

    If KSA want to watch us they will probably want to get their own TV deal as I cant see them allowing BeIN into the country, maybe that is being negotiated with compensation required for BeIN who have the rights? Its all guesswork really though, the piracy actions are needed regardless of anything tho.

    Or maybe there is no bid and its all make believe 🙂

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #10

    And there’ll be a few journalists and PR buying a log cabin in the woods when we realise they’ve been stringing us along again…

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #11

    If we can give sick note Carroll a new contract then i can`t see why giving Jetro one should be a problem.
    He has been the best full back here this season imo, and it seems he really wants to be here, unlike Rose.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Anyone got a decent pitchfork sharpener?

    1
  • onmeedsun

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #13

    The PL have a duty to their members to eradicate the piracy as it serves to devalue the TV rights in the Middle East. It might not be part of the fit and proper tests but they will still be pushing for assurances on this matter. If they didn’t they would look weak. And I want them to force the issue, but ultimately I want the deal to be done and without further delay.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 27, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #14

    Kv see my reply #38 last post.
    Can’t be added to rewrite it.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #15

    KV

    On the side for tomorrow Id go 5311, have AS playing centrally off AC and dont get him to do much defending – if we get it go direct to AC and try to get AS in the 10 role and let him run. The rest of the team set u to contain City, .

    Dubs
    Manq-Schar-JL-Fede-Rose
    Shelvey-Hayden-Miggy
    ASM
    AC

    Can Dummett play? Is the 25 man squad only for the PL? cant remember if the FACup allows it?

    Could put Dummett into the left CB role and move Schar into holding CM if we dont have enough fit CMs.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #16

    The takeover is all hearsay, what happened to Caulkin being the best ITK source? This is why i was negative yesterday, its getting to the point where its all too familiar than any other so called takeover.
    Apparently Staveley has had at least 2 years to prepare for this attempt and was supposedly ready for any obstacles thrown in her way, so, if that is the case, why is this piracy issue taking so long to sort out.
    Bad preparation , no other reason for it.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #17

    GP

    I thought bein was already available in KSA? I’m sure there was a discussion on it recently and a lot of people on twitter were pointing out that it had always been available there? I may have misremembered though.

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  • onmeedsun

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #18

    Captain, that’s why I’m conflicted.
    I fell in love with the Toon and the city/region when living there in the early 80’s. For me the thrill of the match has been the atmosphere and not particularly the stuff on the pitch. I’m not bothered about watching footy on computer games. My greatest moments as a fan have been amongst thousands of mad hilarious Geordies, at Wembley, Cardiff and Old Trafford. Win or lose it was simply magnificent! I will still punch the air if we score and win, but I won’t like it.

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  • IrishRob

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #19

    Were not really waiting on the pl, it hasn’t really took 13 weeks for a 2-4 week process, they Saudis haven’t started to lift the embargo on Qatar and allowed beIN to broadcast in sa, they haven’t gone to massive effort to eradicate over 200 pirate broadcasters, they haven’t spent massiveoney and effort setting up a whole new division or government agency to crack down on piracy, and they haven’t bought shares in BT all without knowing they bought Newcastle yet.

    Or maybe they have bought us already and there waiting on safety to finalise it, but nooooo that’s too out there to believe that theory. But naaah I cant be right all along surely.

    It may be announced end of next week if we win midweek or it mY be announced amy day now as were basically safe now, or they may even wait until the pl is done but its getting very close now.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #20

    KV

    Yeah it is for some places i think, maybe im talking crap.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #21

    Quiz question

    Who is the only person to win a league title medal AND get relegated in the same season?

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #22

    The PL must think that if the Saudi,s eradicate piracy in the region that there will be no more dodgy streams, lets all laugh at that notion shall we.
    Where there is a will there is a way, there will always be some smart arse coming up with a way for pirate games.
    How many posters have viewed PL games on a dodgy stream which is`nt arabic, i reckon at least 50%

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  • IrishRob

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #23

    I’m not even remotely worried about it now were safe tbh. Just sit back and chill if I’m not freaking out anymore then definitely no one else should be lol lol

    2
  • onmeedsun

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #24

    There are 2 very readable books out there that are a must read for Toon fans. I would advise the new owners to read them as it explains what we are about. ‘They wonder why we drink’ and ‘a mag for all seasons’. Written by Billy Furious. If you haven’t read them then I suggest you do so. It’s why footy without fans is a complete non event.

    2
  • IrishRob

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #25

    Jesus! I cant English this morning it seems.

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  • carltoon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #26

    Loved the semi finals at Hillsborough and the two at Old Trafford, fantastic atmosphere, and the games we’re excellent, it would be terrible to miss out if we progress, but would still love to win it this season, after all Ashley said he would definitely go if we win a trophy 🙂

    3
  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #27

    contradictory kev …

    Contradictory is related to the verb contradict, which means to say or do the opposite, and contrary, which means to take an opposite view…

    2
  • c-dog

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #28

    Is the takeover off? Any news?

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #29

    Morning Carltoon …

    how you deeing hinny …

    1
  • shaun83

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #30

    Most ridiculous thing I’ve heard. Suggesting that need to buy some tv rights to pass an owners and directors test that has set out criteria is at best case Ludicrous journalism and at worst case nothing short of corrupt by PL, I think it is highly likely to be the former

    1
  • Thump

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #31

    @Gothmog: Bentaleb suspended? Have I missed something

    1
  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #32

    Carltoon see you nearly lost it last night just ignore pet.

    1
  • DaveD1000

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #33

    Various…Don’t want to win FA Cup because…. Really??????

    2
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #34

    Carltoon, we’ve won the championship trophy twice and yes still here.

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #35

    Not sure if this info is still up to date or if the rules have changed, but it looks like Dummett would be elegible:

    “Even if a player is not named in the 25-man squad, they can still play in the FA Cup, League Cup, Champions League or Europa League.”

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/football/news/new-premier-league-25-man-squad-3349993

    The Champs League and Europa have their own separate registers, so the 25 you pick for the league doesn’t have to be the same 25 as in those competitions, but it looks like the FA cup is a bit of a free-for-all.

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  • Harrogate mag

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #36

    Wife just phoned me to say hoover not sucking anymore..told her it must have gotten married while she was at Morrison’s

    5
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #37

    Tackle from behind

    Mark Lawrenson.

    Won medal with Lpool and was manager of Oxford when they got relegated.

    2
  • DaveD1000

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #38

    Thump
    there was something about racking up the yellows

    0
  • geordietom

    Jun 27, 2020 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #39

    anglo …

    saw that me self , i thought she was gonna blow up at one stage mate …

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