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Bruce Makes Just Two Changes In Our Predicted Team For Spurs



This is the team I suspect Steve Bruce will name for Sunday’s match against Tottenham at St. James’ Park. It has two changes from the 3-0 defeat to Brighton two weeks ago.

During his press conference on Friday, Bruce asserted that Callum Wilson was likely another week away from a return. While he did say Allan Saint-Maximin could play a part, I can’t see the Frenchman starting just yet. Though having him available from the bench will be a boost.

The front three remains the same from Brighton. However, the extra two weeks for Almiron will hopefully help him produce a better performance. Ryan Fraser bagged two goals on international duty so maybe he can carry some of that confidence into this match.

Bruce seems determined to rely on experience so that’s why Jeff Hendrick could come in for the injured Isaac Hayden. It was Hendrick who replaced Hayden at Brighton. Until Bruce proves otherwise, it’s hard to predict he’ll hand one of the Longstaff brothers a chance.

The other change comes to the backline with Federico Fernandez making his return to the starting lineup after missing the last 12 games. He has been on the bench for the last three but was unable to unseat Ciaran Clark.

Bruce said there could be a change in formation for Sunday. However, I suspect Bruce is holding out for Wilson’s return. If the striker will be back next week, Bruce could be hesitant to do make too many changes this weekend.

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410 comments so far

  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #1

    Wilson will be on the bench tomorrow in place of Anderson I’d guess.

    Might get on if it’s close after 90+7 minutes.

    10
  • toon22

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #2

    I so hope this isnt the team
    I really do
    Joe and Hendrick are terrible
    Shelvey you get the odd good game
    We arnt suddenly going to out score Spurs
    So we need to defend
    Taht CM wont keep the preasure off at all

    4
  • Optimistic prime

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:44 PM

    Comment #3

    Tackle

    Wouldn’t surprise me to see Bruce Starr Wilson and them crock him for the season

    4
  • jane

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #4

    i’ve got a feeling we’ll see Sean Longstaff starting.

    1
  • Mund

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #5

    22 what’s odd mate is it did concern me and like you say to me read back and you will see :thumb up thingy:

    3
  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Wi if he picks that team were F**ked before we start – laziest two midfielders playing together arghhh!!!!

    4
  • Mund

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #7

    Jane from previous

    Spot on with your post. We have most definitely wound each other up and tbh your good at it lol But like you say it doesn’t mean from onwards I’ll never agree with anything you say again and thats how it should be but a lot keep this kind of hate, or distaste might be the better word, for someone because they have had a confrontation or wound each other up, your right it is sad.

    6
  • toon22

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Mund

    yeh ok
    If you say so

    5
  • geordietom

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #9

    repost …

    Gussing – The act of suffocating or annoyin the blog constantly. Damn,Toon22 keeps Gussing the blog all the time…

    2
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #10

    OP

    I said the same earlier – wouldn’t surprise me if Wilson, ASM and Almiron all played and got injured.

    Gives him all the excuses he needs if he is without his “best players” for the run in, but won’t mention it as his fault.

    1
  • WLtoon

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Don`t like the look of that CM, we might as well not turn up, oh wait

    0
  • toon22

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #12

    Hiya Jane

    its going to be a tough summer aint it

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #13

    I’ve already said that if Hendrick and Joelinton are picked as starters then he’s picking a team to lose.

    Wants his payout!

    2
  • WLtoon

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #14

    geordietom,

    Is it you who is watching The Nun? My advice is don`t bother mate, what a load of cabbages.
    Just my opinion but seriously , it will be 2 hours of your night wasted.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #15

    Wasn’t expecting another bus!

    So repost.

    Wow

    I’m now the Venerable Black Raven, tribal chieftain and medicine man.

    Wonder if ‘Barks at Twits’ will join as our squaw? 🙂

    1
  • Regan

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #16

    https://youtu.be/Bjvffx-h2KM

    Bruceless after his pay out..

    2
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #17

    EGB

    Very strange – Black Raven medicine shamen usually have a premonition about bus movements.

    2
  • WLtoon

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #18

    I`m still of the opinion that a draw won`t do for me tomorrow, i want 3 points.
    We are due a win, even the shittiest teams pull off a shock win once in a while, tomorrow it will be us.

    5
  • geordietom

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #19

    WL … yea it was me asking …
    thanks for letting me know

    cheers mate cabbages is it that bad …

    2
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #20

    I’m expecting tomorrow to be a good day.

    Until about ten past two.

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Tackle

    How many buses do you see in the old wild west?

    0
  • geordietom

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #22

    Who is ‘ BARKS AT TWITS ‘ ?

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #23

    Nadj

    Hate to point out the obvious but we specialise in losing to everybody! 🙁

    2
  • Not another deJong

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Bruce needs to change something against Spurs, or we will get the same performance again.

    ————————-Carroll
    Almiron—————Willock————-Murphy
    —————-Shelvey——–Hendrick
    Dummett—-Fernandez—-Lascelles—-Manquillo
    ————————-Dubravka

    Start with a battering ram and then bring on Gayle.
    Play wingers.
    Would much prefer the Longstaffs (x2) in central midfield.
    Fernandez back in as our best defender.
    Would not begrudge Darlow starting.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 3, 2021 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #25

    GT

    Guess?

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #26

    EGB

    No excuse for not doing your job properly.

    0
  • geordietom

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #27

    EGB …

    i aint got a clue anyway i dont want to start a war , so howay tell is please …

    2
  • Not another deJong

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #28

    False Managers can only specialise in losing

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #30

    Nadj

    Apart from Hendrick that’s the team I’d go for.

    Swap miggy for him and bring in Fraser.

    Or play Ritchie for Hendrick.

    0
  • WLtoon

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #31

    geordietom,

    Hey you might like the film, but i was really disappointed with it. You will never know what you think of it if you miss it though lol

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #32

    GT who’s the acerbic wee lassy on the blog who doesn’t suffer fools gladly!

    2
  • geordietom

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #34

    right im off to north GUSSING see if its any better there …

    1
  • geordietom

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #35

    EGB …

    im not saying her name after the mood she’s been in today 😀

    3
  • Not another deJong

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #36

    Essex Geordie Bill – I only put S&H in because I knew Bruce would not do without them.

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #37

    Caught a fillum by chance the other night that I’ve never heard of ‘The Accountant’

    Bloody good fillum!

    3
  • geordietom

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:09 PM

    Comment #38

    WL …

    i’ll put it on as wor lass wants to see it if its really crap it’ll be getting turned straight off …

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #39

    Nadj

    Got no problem with S playing, will do OK with runners in the team, been playing lately with no one to pass to.

    0
  • Regan

    Apr 3, 2021 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #40

    Due to covid restrictions. .

    Weight watchers are doing home visits only for the weekly weigh in..

    I asked if they could send someone round..

    They said yes…they’ve got loads of them..

    5
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