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Newcastle Against Tottenham – Team Prediction, Injuries, And Poll Result



This is the team we are predicting Steve Bruce will name for this afternoon’s match against Tottenham. It has two changes from the defeat to Brighton two weeks ago.

Bruce may not want to make any changes to the formation with Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson so close to returning. While Saint-Maximin may play a part today, Wilson will hopefully be back next Sunday at Burnley.

I suspect it’ll be Jeff Hendrick to come in for the injured Isaac Hayden. Bruce could also bring Federico Fernandez back into the team after not featuring in the last 12 matches.

Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has almost a full squad at his disposal with just the two fullbacks injured on international duty ruled out for this match.

Newcastle Injuries

Callum Wilson (hamstring), Fabian Schar (knee), Isaac Hayden (knee), Allan Saint-Maximin (groin – late fitness test), Martin Dubravka (illness – late fitness test)

Tottenham Injuries

Ben Davies (muscle), Matt Doherty (muscle)

Our poll for this match has fans not expecting much once again. Almost 80% think Newcastle will lose this afternoon. Based on recent results, that is a fair assumption.

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Fulham travel to face Aston Villa just after today’s match. So if Newcastle lose and Fulham win, we’ll be in the bottom three tonight.

Hopefully, that won’t be the case but in order to make it a certainty, Newcastle need to pick up an unlikely three points at St. James’ Park today.


116 comments so far

  • simon376

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #81

    Now that is a more positive team, Richie & S Longstaff and a forward in Gayle with 5 at the back

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  • Toon67

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #82

    Sean Longstaff!!!!!

    About bloody time!

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  • simon376

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #83

    Need to get Carol on for Joelinton 2nd half and crosses into him

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  • IrishRob

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #84

    Ooh Jesus I didn’t notice its back to 5-3-2 🙁

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #85

    “Son Heung-Min is on the bench.”

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #86

    Irish

    But which Longstaff?

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  • simon376

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #87

    Rob
    Really today, think the 5 makes more sense, but when you see Richie & Murphy at wing back, is it not really a back 3 more than a 5?

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  • AncientC

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #88

    Playing with 1 recognised CB, and Joelinton. Deary me.

    One positive is Ritchie back.

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  • IrishRob

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #89

    Longstaff has apparently been the best plsyer at the whole club in training the past month but Bruce wouldn’t start him.

    Any advantages we had are gone now with 5 at the back and playing Krapt as a cb, which I don’t disagree with because he’s too slow for a wb but Manquillo should be playing and Murphy should be rw not rwb.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #90

    Tackle

    It’s a real horrible prospect either way, win and we probably keep TFG, lose and we are near certs to go down.

    I’m just veering towards hoping we win and stay up and something good happens before next season comes.

    But another season of Ashlie and TFG!!!!!!!!!!! 🙁

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #91

    Three in midfield means that Spurs can get closer to our goal more quickly

    Full team?

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  • simon376

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #92

    Though I’m wrong, cant bring Carol on when not on the bench, want to St Max and Willock on, lets face it, Willock an Arsenal lad will fo all out to get Spurs. Feel for Clark mind

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  • Ron Knee

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #93

    Lee Ryder@lee_ryder

    Saint-Maximin on the bench along with Anderson #nufc

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #94

    team

    Newcastle United: Martin Dúbravka; Jacob Murphy, Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles, Paul Dummett, Matt Ritchie; Sean Longstaff, Jonjo Shelvey; Miguel Almirón, Dwight Gayle, Joelinton.

    Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Javier Manquillo, Ciaran Clark, Jamal Lewis, Matty Longstaff, Jeff Hendrick, Elliot Anderson, Joe Willock, Allan Saint-Maximin.

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  • IrishRob

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #95

    Sean, Loch!

    Simon, i don’t think 5 at the back is ever the answer. Especially not for Spurs. Even 3 at the back and load the midfield is a better option than that imo.

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  • Mund

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #96

    Tinman

    You said before you barely read all on the blog and skip a lot so could you please explain how I’m the argumentative one here?

    Another person thinking they know what’s going on but not a scooby doo.

    Anyone else feel the need to share an opinion about me?

    None of you know me but you seem to have all the answers.

    Tinman copy and paste this argumentative attitude I have had since my return

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  • WLtoon

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #97

    Good news as far as the starting line up , lets hope Longstaff puts in at least half decent display for a change, he has been woeful , but is a better bet than Hendrick, says a lot.

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #98

    Do you think that Bruce might mention the high wind having a bearing on the result whatever it might be in his post match comments.

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  • Mund

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #99

    It’s Easter Sunday and match day do you not have better things to do?

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #100

    AC not even on bench, something definitely up there, wonder if he chinned TFG in training.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #101

    Better bench than starting team except for Hendrick

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  • toon22

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #102

    Ohh dear
    Joes starting
    Ohh well

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #103

    No sign of Fraser
    Is he injured?
    Must be match fit after scoring for Scotland

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  • IrishRob

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #104

    When will he ever learn, midfield is our problem always has been, if they can’t get through the midfield then Spurs can’t score. Load the midfield play to keep the ball and give ur backs a chance while makes the midfield twice as strong in the process.

    This is a huge call, are we gonna get lucky today? I’ve a feeling we will fluke a draw but 5 at the back just isn’t the answer, EVER!!!

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  • kimbo

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #105

    Prediction… Kane out muscles Kraft at backpost to score his hatrick.
    5 – 0 to Spurs.
    Well you know Spurs are a great team and we tried to compete on our 18 yard box but Big Joe was man of match as he won a tackle.

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  • simon376

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #106

    Rob
    Know where you are coming from, but if we go back to Rafa and 5 at the back, as much as the football wasnt the most entertaining, we picked up some good results. Right now all we need are good results, for once I dont care how we play as long as we pick up points, anything to be safe. Then let just hope for new manager and new setup ASAP

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #107

    After playing nearly a full game yesterday it’s surprising to see Anderson on the bench, just hope he gets some game time regardless of how we are doing.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #108

    Strange team pick this is.

    Fraser and Carroll don’t even make the squad.

    He promised changes, but this looks like change for it’s own sake – not plan there, just OK, lets see if this works.

    Clueless.

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  • Tackle from behind

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #109

    If it’s 3 or 5 at the back, why Krafth over Clark or Fernandez?

    If it’s 4 at the back, why Krafth over Manquillo?

    Or as someone alluded to earlier – That’s just how they were drawn out of his welly.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #110

    Official site says it is a 4-2-3-1.

    https://www.nufc.co.uk/matches/first-team/2020-21/newcastle-united-v-tottenham-hotspur/?tab=lineup

    On paper we will/should get beat. But you never know.

    At least when the game starts the argument brigade will fade away as they know nowt about football.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:19 PM

    Comment #111

    Can’t help feeling he used the method I suggested yesterday for picking the team, ie putting names in his wellie and drawing them out at random.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #112

    Tackle, snap! 🙂

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  • toon22

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #113

    Joes hopeless
    Does anyone have any hope of him scoring today ?

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  • toon22

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #114

    Essex

    I doubt the wellie theory
    It’s far too complicated for him

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 4, 2021 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #115

    Krafth is poor – joe is poor, Gayle is weak and a short arse.

    On paper it is a tonking I’ll go for 2 -1 to Spurs – hope I’m wrong.

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Apr 4, 2021 at 2:49 PM

    Comment #116

    Did the commentator just call Gayle, Dwight York?

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