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Steve Bruce – He Has A Big Part To Play And Needs To Put That One Behind Him


Martin Dubravka should have done better with the 82nd-minute equalizer by Aston Villa on Sunday night, and it, unfortunately, cost us 2 points.

But we will take the draw and 4 points from home games against Sheffield United and Villa since the league restarted.

Next up are Manchester City at home tonight in the FA Cup quarter-final, and there are rumors City will be missing maybe seven of their players.

But any team City play is always competitive because of their huge squad-depth, and it will be a surprise if we can get through to the semi-finals of the FA Cup.

A surprise, yes, but that’s what manager Steve Bruce will be gunning for.

In these tough games, Martin Dubravka and the defense, in general, will need to be at their very best if we are to give ourselves any chance of winning.

Ahmed Elmohamady header goes under Martin Dubravka on Sunday

This is what Steve Bruce has said about the 31-year-old Slovakian, International, and the game tonight as reported in the Chronicle:

“He has played very well, Martin.”

“I am sure he will be just as disappointed as I was because let’s be honest, it was a soft goal.”

“Jonjo probably got in his way, but knowing the way Martin is he will be disappointed that he let that one through.”

“It’s our first goal conceded in five games at St James’.

“We will have to be at our resilient best at the weekend.”

“Martin has a big part to play. If you are going to get something from Man City then you need your goalkeeper to play very well.”

“He’s done that all year since coming into the club in the last two years, he’s had a wonderful rise.”

“Let’s see if he puts that one behind him.”

Martin Dubravka has been an excellent goalkeeper for us since he joined us on loan in January of 2018 and made it permanent in that summer for a measly fee of £4M from Sparta Prague.

But he shows he’s human now and again with slight mistakes.

However, his temperament and character are such that he is determined to improve his game, and we will see him become an even better goalkeeper for Newcastle in the years ahead,

Not too many of our fans think we can win this game tonight.

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120 comments so far

  • Aces-of-Eights

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #81

    Almiron played like almoron against villa. Needs to sort himself out really frustrating player. Dubravka has costly errors in him once every so many games. The one vs villa… Vs spurs the son goal… Vs wolves last minute goal. Need luck and right team selection today

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  • geordietom

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #82
  • archaeomag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #83

    @ Tom #40m ~#73 op cit
    Sorry, bit behind with the diplomatic mail, multi-tnskiing,
    You are correct as always, can’t fault you there,Spot on m8y
    🙂

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  • Mund

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #84

    Let’s look at why posters think you are here for wrong agenda and aint even a fan.

    I don’t believe you have the first clue about our club and without google you would be buggered.

    I asked you when you first realised about Ashley being a parasite and you said after 11/12 season when we didn’t invest and i asked why it took you 5 years to realise and why it wasnt the day he messed with our messiah and admitting lying to the media in court and ended up paying 2.5 mill in damages but you had no idea about that, you basically didn’t know what i was talking about and even when i mentioned the cockney mafia and who they were you didn’t reply.

    Then yesterday i caught you out…

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  • Mund

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #85

    When you debate you use a lot of facts and quotes and act like you have a high intelligence with your knowledge of around the world. But when i ask if you knew about Saudi Arabian culture you had no idea and coming from a guy who has claimed to know a lot about different cultures around the world seemed strange he had no idea about Saudi culture.

    Then you call Man u man uniii… can’t do it only one Yaaaaniiiiited

    Wum dibby wum wum

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #86

    GT

    Theory 2 on Bruce: he doesn’t know anything either and Ashley has lied to him too.

    Take your pick. Both seem more likely than the notion that our takeover has taken 4 times as long as any other than I can find.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #87

    Not all takeovers have taken 2-4 weeks. Southampton,s took 2 months, and Swansea,s took 8 months, and that was under normal circumstances.

    2
  • geordietom

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #88

    archaeomag…

    i still reckon your Tsunki …

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #89

    @kev
    1. The PL have the paperwork, but they have just sat on it for 3 months doing nothing for absolutely nothing, despite the fact that other takeovers have all been completed within about 3 weeks
    2. The sale was all a lie from the start and we have been waiting for 3 months because the paperwork never reached the PL. The journalists went off half-cocked on some pure guesswork about a “deposit payment” that was actually a loan from Ashley to Staveley and has no direct connection to any Saudi takeover of our club.
    Remember that it is the same FAPL board that is handling our takeover that has handled every other takeover in recebt memory without complications or lengthy delays. Also remember that the club has supposedly been up for sale for over a decade, and a dozen or so “serious buyers” have apparently been interested in the club but we have never been sold.
    So which seems more likely?
    Got to be number 2 hasn’t it?

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #90

    I’m bored of the PR mate, so trying to do everyone here a favour and counter their utter nonsense

    Sanctimonious prick

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #91

    Try to be more concise son 😉

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  • Thump

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #92

    Morning boys, girls, and frogs.

    Have we settled the geopolitical mess in the Gulf yet, or are we still waiting for a Nobel Peace Prize nomination?

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #93

    Mund

    When have I ever claimed to know about other cultures? It was you claiming to have expert knowledge on all things Saudi. I was just asking what you thought you knew.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #94

    is there anyway to find out how long people have been posting on here ? …

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #95

    @ I want my like to amount to more than a typo 😉

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  • Optimistic prime

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #96

    Its Tom Hanks day on Sky cinema.

    I’m taking that as a sign he’s not being arrested any time soon.

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #97

    @ tom
    Oh yes . . . . . . there is . . .

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #98

    Geordietom

    Yes. Which person? and give me 5 minutes

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #99

    . . . . it all gets a bit slack on Sundays 🙂

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  • Harrogate mag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #100

    It’s been reported that yoko ono is to appear on I’m a celebrity get me out of here at the end of the year..get you money on guys..anyone that can live off a dead beatle for 40 years is bound to win it

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  • geordietom

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #101

    archaeomag…

    just trying to get my head around why you deemed it necessary to slag my mam off , try answering in laymans terms and stop playing the clever twat …

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  • geordietom

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #102

    Tackle from behind…
    archaeomag how long has he been posting if you can find out mate cheers …

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  • Thump

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #103

    @geordietom: Nothing through the website (that we have access to anyway), but you can use some of the advanced search operators to narrow it down.

    eg:

    site:nufcblog.com “Thump” “2008”

    The only problem is Google doesn’t let you sort results by date, so you’d have to have the additional criterion of the year and sift through the results.

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  • Lovem Hatem

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #104

    @Kevin.

    That is not evidence. Can you quote from the EPL that takeovers are completed in 2-4 weeks?

    3
  • lochinvar

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #105

    Anyone having luck in claiming back their refunds for Single games such as the City Cup Match ?

    Guess what – the link provided by the club to do this isn’t available – Ashley not paid the leccy bill again ?
    What a beggars muddle

    “The resource you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable”

    1
  • archaeomag

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #106

    @tom
    I merely put forth the hypothesis that to suggest that anyone’s mothers was a machem amounted to highest possible level escalation in any exchange of insults.

    It never my intention to start an internecine conflict that would blight our families for generation to come.
    As a past-master of the order of the banter, and honourable man I know to be on the level, I am sure we understand each other.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #107

    Geordietom

    Earliest I can find is October 2010 – some comments about Barton

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  • Mund

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #108

    vegan when have you claimed??

    when it got all political on the you were throwing all kinds of info around about different cultures, past world leaders and loads of other little unknown facts. Everytime someone asks a question you pop up with the answer!!

    But i ask you if you knew about SaudiArabian culture and you had no idea. Seems to me you pick and choose what you pretend to know

    But doesnt it seem funny when your quick to show your intelligent with strong knowledge of all things with replies but you couldn’t tell me nothing about Saudi culture.

    Why is that?? because if you admitted you do then you would surely know that PIF and MBS would never have there name dragged through the mud and then you would have to agree with me and we all know you don’t do agreeing

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #109

    KV,

    Doesn’t believe the takeover is real…

    But believes that a vegetarian diet is better than the one humans have eaten for 10’s of 1000’s of years.

    Go figure.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #110

    WL

    Southampton’s owners failed their initial bid for the club, so that’s what caused the delay as far as I can tell. Where did the idea that it was the O+D tests come from? Can you provide a link?

    As for Swansea, O+D tests worked a little differently back then (the rules were changed in 2017) but from what I can tell the sale was announced months before the O+D tests were completed. The announcement was made in April 2016, but the O+D tests weren’t signed off until July. I’m not sure where the figure of 8 months that you mentioned came from, but it really doesn’t appear to be right.

    1
  • geordietom

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #111

    Tackle …cheers mate …

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  • onmeedsun

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #112

    Ashley has told Bruce to throw in the takeover comments as he wouldn’t do it without his permission. If this was the scousers there would be thousands outside SJP today pre match, demonstrating against the PL. The government would come out with some BS statement on social distancing, but they would also be having a word with Masters. We have all been conditioned to accept everything and anything.

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  • geordietom

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #113

    archaeomag…

    it still doesn’t take away the fact that you slagged my mam off does it , best thing dont converse or say anything about me on here again …

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #114

    Lovem

    No I can’t, as they don’t give a time frame in their paperwork. Can you provide proof that the paperwork is with the PL? Why do you believe it after 10+ years of lies?

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  • geordietom

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #115

    Thump …

    sorry i took a bit time to get back i’ve tried that in the past cant get it to work thanks for the info though mate …

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  • onmeedsun

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #116

    And in terms of the match today, id like to see us cause City problems. To do that we need pace all over the pitch. I don’t expect us to dominate, or win, but I’d like to see us compete and not just defend. If we have pace up top we could easily get one of their players sent off, then who knows. City have been vulnerable this season, due to their defence, so let’s test it.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #117

    Lovem Hatem,

    Here are just 2 examples of how long takeovers can take.

    Not all takeovers have taken 2-4 weeks. Southampton,s took 2 months, and Swansea,s took 8 months, and that was under normal circumstances.

    I have checked the Swansea deal and the time scale is right.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #118

    WL Toon

    What were the complications caused the Swansea takeover to take 8 months?

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  • Thump

    Jun 28, 2020 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #119

    @geordietom: You can get rid of the second criteria and chuck in a custom range in the ‘Advanced search options’, but it all relies on the user having never changed their handle. Trying to find the first post for somebody like WWSBRD (or WWJCD, or WWAPD, you get the idea) is a bit of a headache.

    1
  • OliveRoll

    Jun 28, 2020 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #120

    Takeovers taking an eternity, hopefully we hear this week.
    Toon 1- 0 tonight, Andy Carrol ?
    Cmon!!!!! Something the look forward to semi final

    The fat man doesn’t deserve it but god knows us fans need a lift.

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