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Bruce Gives Update On Squad’s Fitness During Press Conference For Bournemouth



Steve Bruce has given his press conference this morning for tomorrow’s trip to face Bournemouth. A result will have Newcastle reach the 40 point total for the season. But they’ll face a desperate side in the Cherries, who are mired in 18th place at the moment.

With this being Newcastle’s fourth game in just 11 days, Bruce says he’ll rotate the squad and could bring in some players who have yet to feature since the league resumed.

Players who have yet to play who have been available include Emil Krafth, Yoshinori Muto, and Christian Atsu, who hasn’t been named in a matchday squad since the return.

Bruce pulled some of his stars in latter stages of the FA Cup quarterfinal. Hopefully, the likes of Allan Saint-Maximin and Miguel Almiron will be able to go tomorrow. Though 4 starts in 11 days is a risk.

The head coach spoke about Saint-Maximin and also confirmed there were no new injuries to report. However, Matt Ritchie is still not right after being taken off against Aston Villa.

Here’s Chris Waugh’s tweet on injuries and the fitness of the squad.

Steve Bruce also shed some light on the situation with Florian Lejeune, who was injured in the friendly against Hull. Unfortunately, the Frenchman may not be able to return this season.

All in all, the injury situation isn’t too bad. The Lonstaffs returned against Manchester City, so it looks like just Ritchie will be a question mark for tomorrow with Lejeune and Ciaran Clark being unavailable.

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316 comments so far

  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #201

    Really hope we attack Bmouth tomorrow.

    What odds we can score a goal in the first half?

    Last time we scored a first half PL goal was wolves away on Jan 11th….

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  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #202

    GP you can never be certain what people mean but your trying your hardest to tell us all he didn’t mean it like that….

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #203

    Just IGNORE the tw@t.

    1
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #204

    Mund,
    Do you want to build a snowman?

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #205

    GP is a muck raker.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #206

    Once we’re 100% guaranteed safety, I really hope we give Tommy Allan some minutes to see what he can do. Think he should be eligible despite not being registered as he is under the age of 21?

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  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #207

    Jail

    do you want to come out and play?

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #208

    Winning by a number of goals is the same as winning by a number of clear goals I’d think.
    If the question had been “have we scored 7 goals in a game” then it’s different. Winning 7-1 is not winning BY seven goals, its only 6. The word ‘clear’ maybe makes the question a little more understandable, but really it’s not necessary

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #209

    Mund,
    Back to work now, later though.

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  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #210

    Jail

    ill hold you to that

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #211

    I like the way Brucie reminded us of how shite we’ve been for the last five years.

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #212

    Anyway, it’s a silly thing to argue over. We should continue to comment on how we should smash Bournemouth

    3
  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #213

    agreed no means to an end

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #214

    mund

    If Liverpool win the league BY 25 points, it doesnt mean they have 25 points total – it means there is a DIFFERENCE of 25 points between them and the other team.

    If we win a game BY 7 goals it doesnt mean we score 7 goals, it means the DIFFERENCE between us and the other team is 7 goals.

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #215

    Why did the queer one ask for 7 goals was aimed at stirring the pot the way he put it, looks like it too me?

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #216

    Yes to move on from this though.

    thanks Anglo for the glowing reference, god bless you sir.

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #217

    I’d give miggy and max half a game each. If it’s 433 I’d use Joe as the other wide forward. Ac or Gayle in the middle

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  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #218

    GP

    if we were sat in the pub having a pint talking Newcastle and you turned to me and said have we ever won by 7?

    within a second i’d of answered yes of course Tottenham 7-1

    1
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #219

    Mund

    and you’d be wrong, but id still buy you a pint bud afterwards 🙂

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  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #220

    let’s move on tho mate it’s not even you who said it

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  • cleveleysbob

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #221

    Jail, Bruce said, there’s something wrong with Atsu, came out of shutdown Unwell apparently and still not right.

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  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #222

    GP

    then i’d be wrong all day 🙂

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #223

    Did I get fat because I ate 7 kebabs
    Or was it a margin of 7 kebabs more than some other person?
    Just kidding 😀

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:42 PM

    Comment #224

    Mund

    I still have the seat next to you on the Captains bus reserved so all good.

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  • Markaccus

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #225

    That’s better, buying each other pints is the future

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #226

    And you my son.

    1
  • Markaccus

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #227

    One time, I got drunk by 16 clear pints

    3
  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #228

    GP

    well aye mate can’t frickin wait.

    i’ve held off having a drink, didnt really drink to begin with but it’s been a while now because i said i won’t touch a drop till it’s announced haha i figured it would be a lot sooner

    but feel better because i’ve started training at home during lockdown get fit

    but can’t wait to celebrate the takeover

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  • TheTinman

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #229

    You sad sad people

    3
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #230

    Jib

    Yes it’s incredibly annoying when people go on and on, which is why I am amazed that you brought this back up 8 or 9 threads and 6 hours down the line after it was well and truly put to bed. Clearly you are trying to distract from your accusations again Jail and using me as a scapegoat because you think that insulting me will get people back on your good side. Personally, as always I see right through your cheap trick.

    Now lets move on shall we?

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #231

    Mund

    Similar for me, just been doing some weights and off for a run now though pretty standard its just starting to rain..

    1
  • Novocastrian66

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #232

    Doh. The papers are saying Solanke has scored for ages and makes Useless’s scoring record look like Shearer’s. That can only mean one thing and I’m not saying it.
    Mind you he was half the price of Useless.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #233

    Anyone know how to report disgusting homophobes on here?

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #234

    Markaccus if they were clear pints your beers been watered down mate. 😀

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #235

    Markaccus

    That’s what you get for drinking six pints of gin!

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:50 PM

    Comment #236

    Sixteen*

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  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #237

    GP

    mental how better i feel been putting it for years but this was an excuse to get my head out my ass and get fit again. The more i did the better the lifestyle is live.

    I want to play footy again and not be hanging out my ass

    got a young lad and i want to be able to have a run about with him as he gets older

    3
  • NY Mag

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #238

    Jail,

    I don’t think atsu has been in the 20 man squad since the re-start.
    I don’t know if that means he’s injured or just out of favour?

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:51 PM

    Comment #239

    i’d *

    0
  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jun 30, 2020 at 3:53 PM

    Comment #240


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