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Newcastle vs. Manchester City – Team Prediction, Injuries, And Poll Result


This is the team we predict Steve Bruce will select for today’s FA Cup quarter-final against Manchester City. It has 8 changes from the Aston Villa draw and is a mix of forced changes and rotation.

Newcastle could have up to seven Magpies unavailable this evening, with two confirmed out. Three players who played against Sheffield and Villa face late fitness tests in Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden, and Jonjo Shelvey.

The Longstaff brothers will be assessed after being unavailable this past week. If they are unavailable along with Shelvey and Hayden, Bruce could find himself short in midfield.

Manchester City are also sweating out a couple of late fitness tests and will not have Sergio Aguero available due to a knee injury.

Newcastle Injuries

Ciaran Clark – foot, Florian Lejeune – undisclosed, Matty Longstaff – thigh (late fitness test), Sean Longstaff – knock (late fitness test), Matt Ritchie – thigh (late fitness test), Isaac Hayden – knock (late fitness test), Jonjo Shelvey – knock (late fitness test)

strong>Manchester City Injuries

Sergio Aguero – knee, John Stones – ankle, Joao Cancelo – knock, Claudio Bravo – thigh (late fitness test), Phil Foden – thigh (late fitness test), Eric Garcia – concussion (late fitness test), Fernandinho – red card suspension

Our poll shows that our readers aren’t too confident of advancing to the semi-finals. About 2/3s of the voters think we’ll be knocked out of the FA Cup this evening.

The lads fought for an unlikely draw against City in November. However, it’s a pity this one will be played at an empty St James Park. But we expect they’ll be up for the occasion none the less.

Hopefully, they can get the result we’re all hoping for this evening.

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404 comments so far

  • lesh

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #41

    Jail

    You’re a hard man in picking at Jib’s vast and worldly experience. As he grows older, forgetting about aspects of his chequered career isn’t unusual.

    And, you may have overlooked Jib’s natural modesty in not wanting to be seen as an expert on everything he’s done. If you’d worked in a bank, would you say what role you had?

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  • DaveD1000

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #42

    Tackle
    there was a lot of pi ss taking and several running themes. The amount of high flyers locked in a Jaysmond Hotel was funny.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #43

    @thump
    It think it was great strategist Joe F Kinnear who taught me that;

    If you know the enemy and you know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.
    If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat.
    If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.

    Great days for the club.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #44

    phy,
    I honestly don’t see the point of getting this far, playing your strongest team against lower league opposition when our safety was far from assured, only to arrive here, one win from guaranteed safety and playing a weakened team to concentrate on the league. We need our best eleven available playing a 5-4-1 and hopefully catch them on the break.

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  • lesh

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #45

    Tackle from behind

    Jail’s been on the Blog since the cat was a kitten and ask him nicely, he might even tell you what his handle was then.

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  • Pat On The Heed

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #46

    Had a scroll back in time to 2009 – Stardust, Solano, Whumpie, RyanToon and LESH… part of the hardcore mate.

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  • Mund

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #47

    Jail

    Do you have a new name lined up for after takeover?

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #48

    Semi-final draw is at halftime in our match so we will defs be in the hat for it.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #49

    Jibbers,
    I’m not going to go all geordietom on you but you accused me of making stuff up. There it is, in black and white, you saying you lectured in modern European history, so did I make that up. Explanation please!

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  • Jib

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #50

    Nice one Jail
    I thought I didn’t recall it

    It’s from an era when someone posed as me regularly
    the actual comment is #36

    https://www.nufcblog.com/2015/06/14/newcastle-need-to-cut-out-this-nonsense/

    Have a look at the gravatar

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  • Pat On The Heed

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #51

    Cyprus, Indian Magpie, Spuggy, Tinman, ToonDownSouth – (still going strong)

    1
  • bettyswallocks

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #52

    Just catching up on the blog as I’ve been on the mooch for a few days.
    This Vegan chappie seems to have hung his hat up and secured a foothold for himself. Seems he’s found a few victims too. Howay lads sharpen up , surely yous can see he’s bang at it.

    I did notice that Lesh had tried to bring his protege to heel but to no avail. Come on lesh man sort yer comrade out and get him reeled in a bit afore he gives your mob a bad name on here.

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  • jimiley

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #53

    I fancy us to beat Citeh today and Manure in the semis and Chelsea in the final.
    Stick 20 quid on the Toon and you can earn yourself a few grand.
    Wor Steve might field a weakened team today to lull Citeh into a false sense of security. 3 1 to Toon. Big Joe to score a hattrick.

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  • Thump

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #54

    @Pat: Solano and I had loads of scraps on here, and then we both attended a Fans United meeting at the Irish Club. Had a bloody good chat over a few beers, turned out to be a genuinely lovely bloke.

    Wonder how he’s keeping these days.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #55

    Jib

    My avatar is different, dont think that proves anything.

    although i have changed my name, not sure if that matters, thought the avatar was linked to the account not the name specifically.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #56

    @jib#50
    You might have warned us I just got a face-full of “Steve McClaren at his unveiling last Wednesday” in full colour,
    . . .old wounds . . . puss everywhere now

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  • lesh

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #57

    Tackle, DaveD

    You two sound like long-time posters. What were your names back then?

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #58

    @thump
    Weirdly, my oldest name probably had something to do with scary baboons ~ which was very much my lifestyle a decade ago
    . . .& still no news of Norwegian Catchy

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #59

    Yes Jib, your avatar is exactly the same as this one in your exchange with Lilongwe
    Jib

    Aug 20, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #5
    Thauvin gave his interview to NUFC tv in French with the usual platitudes.But he did say “let me entertain you” obviously a robbie williams fan

    You changed your avatar last year to your current one. All your previous posts have the same avatar.
    Explain yourself man!!!

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  • lesh

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #60

    Mund

    Where’d you see the Caulkin [was saying documents have been passed around over the weekend] comment? And have there been signs of development since then?

    That plus the change to the website sounds interesting – or maybe it’s best to contain expectations!

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #61

    Well done Steve Bruce for speaking out against the pedantic officials of the Premier League who appear frightened & reticent to make a decision on our takeover. Just what I was trying say yesterday when I was shot down by the Vegan.
    However sadly his team selection for today sadly lacks ambition by leaving out Miggy and Hayden and probably in the absence of Shelvey. Cant say I’m enamoured with the inclusion of Krafth over Manky either. Looks like a team Cashley would have told him to select as they perhaps don’t believe our Premiership status is quite safe yet .Perhaps he thinks we need another 3 or 4 points to be sure .Ha Ha!

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #62

    I once sold a car to someone I strongly suspected of being Colwellmag {?}

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #63

    West Lancs

    that isnt Bruce’s team, its Neil’s guess of what team will be out.

    Our team wont be out til around 5.30pm.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #64

    Wait… So that’s not you, Jib? Where is the “real” Jib while this imposter is pretending to be you? I can’t see any posts on this thread from a different Jib, nor the next two. Why did you allow this imposter to go unchallenged?

    Jail’s gravatar isn’t updated either. So was this an imposter Jib talking to an imposter Jail?

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  • Munster Mag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #65

    Pat when did I first join this mad community. Can you find my first post?

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  • simon376

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #66

    Frank

    I’m not as tech savvy as I would like to be, how did you spot the website update change?

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  • Pat On The Heed

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #67

    @ Thump – Ha. That’s interesting. Good on ya for meeting up. Maybe Kev and Mund should take note.

    Sav too and Belfast. Wonder if they’re here under new monikers.

    Am i the only one remembers Joe Kinnear coming on during pre-season and getting into full on arguments?

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #68

    Personally I just wish Caulkin would belt up until he has something concrete to tell us. Everyday its on ,its off! . He has a different tale to tell every time he opens his mouth.
    Typical journalist wanting to hog the limelight. But now I just don’t believe anything he comes up with. – FAKE NEWS?

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #69

    Sheff United equalised…

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  • Mund

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #70

    Lesh

    George Caulkin
    @GeorgeCaulkin
    Replying to
    @agbnufc
    It feels ridiculous, but we don’t know the intricacies & how it works. Documents have been moved around this weekend & there have been other bits of communication. What that leaves it, we’ll have to wait & see. I’m pretty sure the PL will feel the need to explain when it’s done.

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  • IrishRob

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #71

    Dubs
    Manquillo
    Lacelles
    Fede
    Rose
    Hayden
    Shelvey
    Richie
    St Maximin
    Gayle
    Carroll

    That’s the team he should play.

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  • West Lancs Geordie

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #72

    GP OK that’s good then . I’m glad because SB has just started to get a bit a of street cred with me of late.

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #73

    And slowly but surely jobs intricate mesh of deceit entangles him in its knitted web.

    Jib didn’t your avatar change for the same reason jail’s did at post #46 in the same thread? The styles are absolutely identical so this mimic has definitely been stalking you like The Thing.

    There has got to come a point where you have to lay down the denial launcher and just accept you’ve been rumbled more times than a quarry road. 😀

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  • Mund

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #74

    Pat I’d happily do a podcast with cameras on and quiz him about our club see how he squirms out of it when he hasn’t got google to jump to

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  • Thump

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #75

    Colwellmag! What a bloody character he was.

    Christ I’m getting nostalgic.

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  • lesh

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #76

    Jib

    That gravatar attached to an ID from an era when someone posed as you regularly?

    Or you may have registered with a different email address since then? You did ho through a phase when you had that many alts you were talking to yourself at times.

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #78

    So I wake up this morning and the Bongo has gone, no sign of my nemesis just a few Doritos bags and an oil stain that’ll be a pig to clean off the drive. Oh and a tattered map of what looks like an archaeological dig somewhere with red highlighter dots on it. Very strange. This means I can get down the booze buster for some cans before the match! Hooray! Fresh air! Sunlight! T-shirts without Kevlar!

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 28, 2020 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #79

    Mund,

    Pat was trying to encourage us get along, not saying we should meet up for an argument…

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  • Pat On The Heed

    Jun 28, 2020 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #80

    Kev – you hearing this @74?

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