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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

  • gillmag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #81

    Utter cr@p yet again. Is Bruce trying to get his old SAFC job back it is he happy to just get sacked . FFS

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  • BlacknWhiteBarmy

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #82

    getting roasted of Sheff Utd – no PL wins this season till tonight

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #83

    Dummett should only be used as a centre half in a 3 hes not a wing back never has been

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  • NUFC_Stevo

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #84

    Mike Ashley, are you watching this sh!t?

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #85

    Hendrick you tw@t!!!!!

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  • IITianToon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #86

    I didn’t think I would see the day that we’ll make the 20th team in the league with no wins look like top 6. If we lose this will Bruce be fired? Doubt it but he should be.

    4
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #87

    This is shocking man!!!

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #88

    Hendrick and long6are chasing shadows. Why the utter fuuk was Sean started over Matty and Hendrick over Almiron. This is just making me soo mad.

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  • AncientC

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #89

    You’d think the team was 1-0 up with 88 minutes played in a cup final, the way Bruce has the team set up.

    Hoofing the ball out of defence into the Sheffield Utd back corners? Wtf?

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #90

    I’ll take 0-0 now.

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  • Abra Dubravka

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #91

    Awful first 20 minutes. At least it can only get better!

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  • 9

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #92

    Well, picking 6 defenders against the worst attack ever, means he’s going for 0-0 at half time. Why he doesn’t want to attack for 90 minutes is a mystery, but it’s certain the bench, full of attackers, will swing into action for the last 45(?) 30(?) 20 (?) minutes; fresh legs against either tired defenders or weaker subs. That’s my attempt to salvage some sense from this ridiculous starting 11. If we get the 3 points, fair enough; anything else, oh boy!

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  • gillmag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #93

    We’ll be lucky to get Nil…

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  • IITianToon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #94

    No matter the result, the journos have to ask Bruce what the thinking was with this team and tactics. They HAVE to.

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  • Darnik

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #95

    None of our players want the ball and when they do get it they just want rid of it and punt it up field, this is shocking

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #96

    Abra it could get a lot worse marra!

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #97

    This may be the worst I’ve seen yet. So negative against bottom of the league with no wins all season. How can we be this negative. This is painful.

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  • stan anderson

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #98

    Abysmal

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  • SholaShow

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #99

    It really does boggle the mind.

    Nothing is ever learned and Bruce only becomes a tiny bit more positive when under huge pressure to do so, as soon as he thinks the quota is filled he reverts to this shite no matter the quality of the opposition.

    How Bruce cannot see how much better we looked pressing and playing higher, it beggars belief.

    Making them look dominant because of complete lack of willingness to compete. Just lumping it back to them.

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #100

    I’m sat here watching 2Uniteds, one is trying the other one is shoit…. I’ll let you decide which one is which…

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  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #101

    Even Ashley must look at that set up and think C’mon man!

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  • stan anderson

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #102

    Truly Abysmal

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  • IrishRob

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #103

    I can tell ye all now, we are going to loose this and I’m not being dramatic I mean it. Were second to everything and anything were not then were second best in the outcome.

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  • Tartantoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #104

    What a sensational pass from Longstaff across his own box

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #105

    The commentary/punditism is as bad as the match.It’s a Sheff United love in ffs!
    “This proud proud club” Wtf!

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #106

    Can you imagine if we could make a decent 6 yard pass, we’d win the damn world cup

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  • Hong Kong Magpie

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #107

    Longstaff is shocking get him off the pitch now

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  • coming home

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #108

    The quality on display wouldn’t be out of place in league 1

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  • jimiley

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #109

    Thats what you call a hard watch.
    So hard I have left the TV to come on here.
    No wins and no clean sheets Sheff Utd and they have given us a good schooling.
    Utter garbage.
    Only an idiot would travel away and pay to watch us defend the box for 90 minutes in the hope we get a nil nil or get one chance and win 1 nil.
    Its football (but as Scottie would say on the Enterprise) not as we know it!!!

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #110

    This is basically us for the whole season then Bruce is setting his stall out

    We tried to press Liverpool and Leicester but thats all went out the window against a team that we need to beat

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  • Toon Tang

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #111

    Unlucky callum

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  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #112

    Rob hopefully we keep it a bit tighter.Wink thingy..

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #113

    We are goosed if Wilson gets crocked.

    1
  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #114

    Poorest part of Wilsons game he cannot score headers

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  • 9

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #115

    NUFC guaranteed to collect an easy 3 points in the last half hour.

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  • peterk3

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #116

    Please bring back John Carver

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  • jimiley

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #117

    The “football” we play is a joke. We must be on everybodys wish list to save the league from such bollix and get relegated. Without doubt we are the worst team in the league. But we will stay up. Our lucky mascot Bruce will probably win it.

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  • Romford mag

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #118

    We are all over the place !

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  • Tartantoon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #119

    We must have the worst central midfield in the entire league by a long way

    1
  • FloridaToon

    Jan 12, 2021 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #120

    30 minutes and no shots on target.

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