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Newcastle Star Player Injured – Will Miss Game At Manchester City


It was almost inevitable that Allan Saint-Maximin would be injured because he has played so much football in a short period since the Premier League reopened through Project Restart over two weeks ago.

The Frenchman hobbled off at West Ham yesterday afternoon and will now miss the tough game at Manchester City on Wednesday night, 6:00pm kick-off.

That will no doubt limit Newcastle’s attacking options, and Steve Bruce is likely to park the bus just outside the penalty area for that game at the Etihad Stadium.

But at least we take some hope from the fact that Soutnapton beet City 1-0 at home yesterday.

Steve Bruce has said this about his star player (shown above yesterday before leaving the pitch) in the Chronicle:

“Unfortunately, I don’t think I could ask Allan to go again on Wednesday, that’s for sure.”

“Our two, arguably, fittest players in Sean Longstaff and Isaac Hayden have both got hamstring injuries.”

“They’re not serious, but it’s two or three weeks, which probably rules them out.”

“We’ll see where we are for Wednesday.”

“Five games in 15 days in the Premier League is a tough ask.” “We’ll see how they all are in the next 24-48 hours.”

With Isaac Hayden and Sean Longstaff may be out for the rest of the season, perhaps Matty Longstaff will get a game?

Bruce has been trying to get the lad to stay on Tyneside and sign a new contract, but we notice he hasn’t been given much playing time in our last five games.

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277 comments so far

  • giimps

    Jul 6, 2020 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #1

    Oh oh

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  • #cans

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Was never going to play against citeh – think Bruce has already written game off as a loss and therefore will rest asm / almiron and maybe a few others – game means nothing to man city but they may be wanting to put on a show after yesterday’s performance – expecting a thrashing if I’m honest but hoping Bruce luck returns and we sneak a win

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  • giimps

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #3

    I hope the Prem are not waiting to hear the result of the murder of the journalist case to see if The Saudi Prince is found culpable for it, if so , this could drag on for months , although im sure there would be enough “volunteers” to take the wrap if needs be

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  • Mund

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Biggest worry since restart was Bruce burning Maxi out 🙁

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  • The ledge

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #5

    Another thing that makes me laugh is people saying if we still had rondon and this and that .
    Rondon before rafa was bang average as was perez nobody wanted him most of our fans felt the same rafas tactics and system suited him and he got the best out of him .
    Would bruce do that I dont think so that’s what sets brilliant mangers apart from bang average ones
    You could say the same about schar or any of our defenders.
    Bruce doesn’t improve players he is loved by the players because he doesn’t expect the best out of them he doest drive them to improve .
    No different than mclaren or pardew.
    Has he once brought up our shambles of a training ground nope because he is happy to smile and get on with it and people want him to take us foward not a chance .
    Thanks and goodbye.

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  • cyprus

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #6

    When someone does well, far exceeding expectations, we should unreservedly congratulate him. Remember how most, including fans, talked of Bruce. “Just wait for… You’ll see.”

    Well, we’ve seen.

    Never be afraid to admit you were wrong. It will make you a better person.

    PS. Hope Shelvey keeps proving me wrong.

    Indicative quotation:
    “Newcastle United will be relegated from the Premier League at the end of the 2019/20 season.

    That is the verdict of BT Sport’s ‘The Script’ which has comprehensively plotted out the new campaign using data from previous seasons.

    BT Sport commissioned some of the biggest brains in sports data, analytics and machine learning to create an artificial intelligence-driven script of the season before a single ball has been kicked.

    Leading data scientists and real-time sports analysis experts Squawka, have analysed vast …”

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  • Mund

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Like saying when we had big Al…..pointless

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #8

    Takeover is finished, forget about rich new owners. MBS is involved in the Kashoggl murder. He makes all the decisions in Saudi, why would,nt he be culpable for the murder. It makes sense.
    We will be stuck with Ashley for the time being unfortunately, lets hope the fat man does`nt sell our best players, clubs are sniffing around now, the multi million pound offers will be too much for Ashley to resist.
    We will be back to a right shower of shite, all we have to do is wait.

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  • Mund

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #9

    WL chin up fella 🙂

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  • archaeomag

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #10

    @ED
    “(shown above yesterday before leaving the pitch) ”
    LOL ~ Sub-titles for partially sighted 🙂

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:16 PM

    Comment #11

    It’s that expectations thing again. There you go nufc fans – we weren’t relegated according to some predictions so crack open the bubbly!

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Takeover isnt finished, prepare for our rich new owners. MBS isnt involved in the Kashoggl murder.

    We wont be stuck with Ashley any longer thankfully, no more of the fat man selling our best players, clubs are sniffing around now but the multi million pound offers will be knocked back by our new owners..
    We will finally move on from being a right shower of shite, all we have to do is wait.

    Fixed it for you WL.

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  • Pat On The Heed

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #13

    Northumbrian – I don’t disagree. We’re not in danger of steamrollering many teams man-for-man with this set up.

    I’m a Longstaff fan – I/m not saying every performance has been top notch but what he gave us in the opening 30 mins against Bournemouth was missing this season. High pressing combined with goal threat. His decision making in the final third is excellent – something we’ve missed since Perez went.

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Until yesterday we were in relegation battle…this is not fun! Ashley go away, PL guy…just say yes. Please!

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #15

    ….10 times…? Almost every year, relegation fear in ars..STOP NOW ENOUGH IS ENOUGH, THIS IS NOT FAIR TO US! Say YES to takeover, do it do it now!

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #16

    The Ledge

    Spot on mate.

    How many of us were saying players like Schar and Lejeune aren’t up to scratch a year ago compared to now?

    And how good did players like Sean Longstaff look back then only to struggle most of this season under Bruce?

    And has everyone already forgotten that we got 10th two seasons ago without Rondon in the team anyway?

    I really do think there is a tendancy to focus too much on losing those two players and not asking why we didn’t achieve nore this season with ASM, Willems, Rose, Bentaleb, Lazaro and Joelinton all brought in to add depth to the squad and only two decent first team players departing.

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Now not tomorrow!

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  • giimps

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #18

    Wltoon, knowing something and proving it are 2 different things, there will be nothing linking the prince to any wrongdoings, after-all, he is not king, only a prince and one of many, there may be many acting on his behalf but proving he gave any orders directly will be very difficult to prove in a court of law.
    I believe the case will be unproven, and therefore the Prince will be exonerated and available to complete the takeover, if one of the named directors are indicted, someone else will take their place on the new board

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  • The Hit Man & Her

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #19

    Perhaps the reality of the takeover impasse is more mundane than international intrigue, murder, human rights records and global broadcast rights. It could simply be that the purchase of NUFC while.relatively small beer on the PIF catalogue, may not be a good purchase right at this time. Perhaps things were going swimmingly and the deposit paid , due diligence etc when along came the Coronavirus and locked the matchgoers in their houses, wondering what the economy on the other side of it would be, if they had jobs, if they could afford to spend on going to football matches and guzzling pints and chewing pies like they used to.

    Unlike a cruise line or a global entertainment empire, nufc is a small business reliant on footfall and a prudent buyer – or buyers – would sensibly watch as Mikes little earner eroded sufficiently to make him a more compliant seller more pliable to being negotiated with on terms and price.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #20

    Pat exactly I’m a fan of both brothers they can both make a difference at times both from the start or as sub’s.

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  • Dondatta13

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #21

    Whats this new music scene?

    Southnapton beet?

    Nice one Ed lol

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  • giimps

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #22

    Hitman,
    We probably are small fry regarding the PIF empire but footfall is only a very small percentage of the income, advertising and tv money are why the PIF wan us IMHO, under the current situation, less fans means more advertising space , more tv coverage means more advertising coverage worldwide…..this is an ideal time to be buying , especially if fans are not allowed into the ground till next year and the season starts in September/October

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #23

    In case anyone is curious about “the script” that was mentioned earlier, here is their full prediction for the final league table:

    https://sport.bt.com/the-script/the-script-final-201920-premier-league-table-according-to-google-opta-and-squawka-S11364380034086

    They have City winning the league by 6 points, rather than second by 23 points.

    Spurs finishing third, who are currently 10th

    Relegation strugglers West Ham finishing comfortably in the mid-table

    9th placed Burnley are down as only surviving relegation on goal difference over us

    And last but not least, Sheffield United (currently sitting in 8th place) finishing rock bottom.

    Maybe that software isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…

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  • Jib

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #24

    I thought it was something that goes in a salad

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  • WLtoon

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #25

    The trial could take months, by that time the takeover will be forgotten about. We have had all the barriers thrown up to try and stop the takeover and now we are stuck with this court case. it is a never ending conveyer belt of controversy which will ultimately flag down any bid made by MBS.
    Like i said yesterday, the takeover is dead in the water. Lets get real.

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  • kilcline

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Takeover is dead, just now who is going to make it public

    Premier league are a disgrace, hope no English club wins the champs league again and our league gets overtaken and loses tv money

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #27

    WLtoon,
    It would be nice if they could at least let us know why there’s a delay.

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  • Harrogate mag

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #28

    I’m in a certain posters camp….no names but…I am confident it will go through

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  • Mund

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #29

    Khashoggi’s trial and the takeover of Newcastle United are two completely different things

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #30

    Takeover is alive, there still remains no legal reason for rejecting it.

    Delay is just the PL trying to get as much out of the deal as poss, which isnt unreasonable given the piracy emanating from KSA has cost the PL’s rights holders hundreds of millions of pounds.

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  • Mund

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #31

    Do you really think MBS will take the fall for Khashoggi’s murder??

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #32

    WL

    I’m very much inclined to agree. We have all been saying since May that this has been dragging on for too long, but still there is no news. I really don’t get what we are waiting for at this point.

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  • Swanny

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #33

    Steve Bruce has fulfilled expectations, sadly that was to survive relegation !
    I never wanted Bruce, but I recognise he’s done a good job this season, survival with games to spare and reaching the quarterfinals of the FA Cup is better than most of us feared, I suspect the majority of our support and some of the pundits believed we’d be relegated, and some I half expect, wanted us to be relegated in the belief it would harm the Fat Man !
    Hopefully the takeover is approved and we can get back to supporting the team and stop the divisions within our support.

    Respect

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  • Mund

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #34

    Captains theory is much more believable than this

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #35

    GP

    If there is no reason to fail the test, surely they have no grounds for leverage over KSA anyway? The Saudi royal family don’t seem like the type to be bullied and blackmailed by the PL anyway even if the PL did have grounds to fail them, but if they have no grounds then they have no bargaining power at all.

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  • hibbit

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #36

    well for what it’s worth i think it will go through this week,

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  • Mund

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #37

    Let’s not get into a debate again whether the takeover is real or not. We all have our beliefs let’s leave it at that because we won’t budge each other on the matter.

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  • Mund

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #38

    Hope so hibbit but it has to be one week right? As long as it is then I can wait however long but for mental health reasons I hope it’s sooner rather than later 🙂

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #39

    Kv

    Id hope its the 2 sides agreeing to meet in the middle.

    If KSA want to own a PL club then it is in their interests to stop piracy otherwise the TV deals will reduce in value and the clubs income will reduce likewise.

    The PL can say ok we will approve but we need to see it disappearing in KSA and until we do then we will keep asking questions and delaying the process. The sooner you prove the piracy is being dealt with the sooner you get the club.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jul 6, 2020 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #40

    I still think the prem might be in the wrong because the o&d test is what it is, I’ve read it and nowhere does it state that they can blackmail prospective new owners for they’re own gain.

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