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Fraser, Hendrick, And Wilson Get Starts At Sheffield



This is the team Steve Bruce has named for this evening’s match at Sheffield United. Bruce has made six changes from the defeat at Arsenal over the weekend.

Newcastle Starting XI: Darlow, Yedlin, Fernandez (C), Schar, Clark, Dummett, Hayden, S. Longstaff, Hendrick, Fraser, Wilson

Subs: Dubravka, M. Longstaff, Ritchie, Elliot Anderson, Murphy, Almiron, Carroll, Joelinton, Gayle

As expected Bruce has given recalls to a few of the players he rested at Arsenal in Federico Fernandez, Fabian Schar, and DeAndre Yedlin. However, we are a little disappointed that Matty Longstaff has been dropped.

Bruce has also kept Karl Darlow as his first choice keeper while Callum Wilson and Ryan Fraser make their returns to the team. Both Jonjo Shelvey and Jamaal Lascelles didn’t make the squad today with their fitness issues.

This is the starting eleven Blades boss Chris Wilder has settled on.

Sheffield Starting XI: Ramsdale, Bogle, Basham, Egan, Ampadu, Osborn, Lundstram, Norwood, Fleck, McGoldrick, Burke

Well, we should learn a lot about the state of Newcastle United after this one. Sheffield have yet to win in the league after their historically poor start to this season. As luck would have it, they may have picked up some confidence with an FA Cup win at Bristol Rovers just a few days ago.

However, Newcastle need a result with all three points being the obvious aim. We’ve not won in seven matches in all competitions. Hopefully, the Magpies are the ones who get the elusive win tonight.

Howay The Lads!


279 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #41

    Irish Rob,
    That leaves five or six million people who don’t really watch us thinking that we were this shite under Rafa.

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #42

    Wow could we be anymore defensive!?

    I always say that Bruce ends his games with a much more attacking team usually after he has lost the plot but this is beyond a joke

    Its Sheffield United!!!

    2
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #43

    Oh dear,that’s all I have to say 🙂

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  • Just a fan

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #44

    Well I’m not unhappy with that line up.may not have been my choice but hopefully they will get the job done.

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  • Wor B

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #45

    My world turned upside down…

    ilovetoon8788
    Jan 12, 2021 at 1:53 PM
    Comment #62…
    “A loss today is unthinkable. Shef utd will fancy as do basically every team who play against us.
    I predict a hard fought 1-1 draw.”

    Fortunately Dennis Twice has restored some balance…

    Attack Toon attack attack!

    2
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #46

    I looked at that team sheet and immediately thought of Beijing Joe.

    C’MON MAN 🙂

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #47

    I mean in theory Fraser and Wilson could be a good strike force

    Longstaff as the no 10 behind them with Yedlin and Dummett on the overlap hemming them in

    Lets see how it works out

    1
  • Mister Tuff

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #48

    The wife- thanks for your prompt reply – will check out your link later on and I suspect challenge your views. Too busy getting prepared for the game and sorting out some beer at the minute.
    You may be aware I am having similar medical issues to Ed and have spent loads of time recently in hospitals in Northumberland. Now in the middle of chemo treatment. Had long discussions with the medical elite, professors, consultants, registrars who are so intelligent I can believe how intelligent these people are. from home grown medicos to people imported from the middle east and far east – we have world leaders here now. I value what they say as opposed to what Tom dick or Harry on the street might believe. Anyway later. Match beckons.

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  • Mund

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #49

    JAF we agreeing for once?

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  • Romford mag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #50

    HWTL 🙂

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #51

    i hope Im wrong. I hope to god Bruce is right and I will happily say so post-match if we have the 3 points. even if we spawn it 1-0 with a late OG, i dont care.

    1
  • Mirandinha

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #52

    At least he’s benched Joelinton. Makes a change not playing with 10 men.

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  • Mund

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #53

    0-2

    HWTL

    2
  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #54

    Good to see Fraser starting again but how in earth can S. Longstaff and He drick be starting!??

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #55

    *hendrick

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  • peterk3

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #56

    We’re doing well, still 0-0

    2
  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #57

    Any links, or am I better off not looking?

    1
  • SholaShow

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #59

    Good ebening.

    Time to find out if what we all suspect in our dark, scarred hearts will happen, actually happens.

    1
  • IITianToon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #60

    Midfield seems to have no idea what they are doing.. lack of tactical coaching clear.

    2
  • SholaShow

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #61

    Advanced far too easily up our left side there because of Fraser.

    Glad he’s in though. A bit of quality in the final third. Should have Murphy on for either Longstaff or Hendrick though.

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  • Gothmog's Pyjamas

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #62

    27% possession
    62% pass accuracy

    standard Bruceball.

    and 9 defenders and cut apart there, good save Darlow.

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  • IITianToon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #63

    Us in a nutshell.. free-kick with defenders all up, and we play a stupid short routine and lose the ball.. Makes your blood pressure go up.

    Feels inevitable we gonna concede.

    2
  • Darnik

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #64

    Fraser being back is a plus, when we get maxi back I’ll be happier and like Rom I’d like to see Anderson getting a game, I think he will do well with them two making runs off him

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  • Tartantoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #65

    Absolutely effing awful so far

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  • SholaShow

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #66

    Can’t even deliver a simple freekick with all our big men waiting for it.

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  • IITianToon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #67

    Fraser isn’t tracking back.. they are easily creating 2v1 at the back stick. Sort it out BRUCE FFS.

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  • MikeAshleysWallet

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #68

    Just waiting for the inevitable to happen. Only one team trying to win this game..

    5
  • IrishRob

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #69

    This is probably as bad as we been so far. Shocking how Redknapp cant see Rafa had us playing better than this with a weaker side.

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  • IITianToon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #70

    Can someone work out what formation are we playing? Is Longstaff playing right wing?

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  • Darnik

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #71

    Mikeashleyswallet
    With Bruce in charge did you expect anything else 😉

    1
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #72

    This is dire just letting Sheffield United dominate us

    2
  • Moonraker15

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #73

    Throw ins again!!!!

    1
  • IITianToon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #74

    Asking Dummett to play LWB is plain lunacy.. why not play Ritchie who didn’t play the full game and is probably fitter?

    1
  • Darnik

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #75

    That’s a foul

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  • Moonraker15

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #76

    Lacking in midfield again! That Bruce is an idiot!

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  • IITianToon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #77

    Longstaff all at sea. Wilson lone furrow with no support around.

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  • gillmag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #78

    NUFC = defensive spectators
    As I often say we can make ANY team look like Barcelona

    1
  • Tartantoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #79

    You can definitely see Bruce’s plan. Pack the midfield but make sure you don’t have any possession or pass to each other.

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  • SholaShow

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #80

    Why are we playing with only two attacking players on the pitch in a disjointed formation?

    Matty and Murphy should be on at least for Hendrick and Sean. One winger on the pitch and one ST against a team with no wins in the league.

    Bruce handed them all the encouragement they could want. Bit of a mess out there at the moment.

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