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Report Names Who Will Be On The Touchline for Spurs



The second international break of this season is now halfway through. Steve Bruce, for the moment, remains the head coach as Newcastle prepare to host Tottenham in one week at St. James’ Park.

There are a handful of Magpies off on international duty for 2022 World Cup Qualifying in Emil Krafth (Sweden), Jamal Lewis (Northern Ireland), Ryan Fraser (Scotland), Jeff Hendrick (Ireland), and Miguel Almiron (Paraguay). I don’t fancy writing out the international list in a few years’ time. 🙂

Notwithstanding the massive change at the top of the club, this is an important week for the squad. There are some key players returning from injury who have a big week of training ahead of them. Callum Wilson, Martin Dubravka, Paul Dummett, Jamaal Lascelles, and Jonjo Shelvey should all hopefully be in training this week.


Whether Steve Bruce will be the one leading them ahead of Tottenham remains to be seen. There have been numerous reports claiming that he is likely to be let go this week. The Mail is the latest outlet to report that Graeme Jones will become caretaker manager and be on the touchline on Sunday.

It will be former Liverpool Academy Director Frank McParland who will lead the recruitment drive for a new manager. The 62-year-old is expected to soon be confirmed as an advisor to the board.

He could be joined by Owen Brown, who worked in various roles under Rafa Benitez at Liverpool including scout, advisor, and player liaison. The 61-year-old has served as a consultant with Amanda Staveley’s PCP Partners and is also expected to become an advisor with Newcastle.

With both McParland and Brown having worked with Benitez while at Liverpool, the speculation of a dramatic return to Tyneside for the Spaniard becomes obvious. However, Benitez just joined Everton over the summer and has gotten off to a fantastic start despite having to navigate injuries to star players Richarlison and Dominic Calvert-Lewin.

The Northern Echo is reporting that Benitez will not walk away from Goodison Park after his controversial appointment at the end of June. While he is no doubt torn, it would be a bit ruthless to jump ship after only a few months with The Toffees.


81 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1

    happy days

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  • TheTinman

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #2

    Crown princes nashers, although I do still think massive deals for us will be seen as reasonable. We are in the Premier League, it is worth a fortune. PSG struggle with those kind of deals because nobody watches Ligue 1 except for the French and gamblers.

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  • sparky55

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #3

    Am I alone in thinking Shelvey is not the mustard he’s purported to be and we shouid be worried if he’s anywhere near the first team?

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  • lesh

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Scythe For Bruce

    /##/, ¥ names?

    Lol

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  • Harley

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #5

    The club should just get Bruce out now!! The lift we’ll get for the Spurs game without seeing him on the touch line will be huge!!

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  • The Ledge

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Once a competent manager is hired who actually trains the players Shelvey will be gone.
    if Rafa had of still been here Shelvey wouldn’t be here.

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  • magscar

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #7

    Repost Bus moved

    I know you have an aversion to them but as you reminded me we don’t make the rules 🙂

    magscar

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:48 AM
    Comment #436

    Jail

    Have at it I’ve never been a censor like some just want a postive approach to our situation

    We are well aware of the issues and I made reference to it some days ago from a non-Ashley perspective

    Look at OP’s clip from earler – that is how you are supposed to be feeling now ?

    i can see you’re floundering around looking for a new sense of purpose and identity now your nemseis and raison d’etre has gone

    A rebel without a cause – It will take time I guess

    There are few if any on here not suffering from the trauma of last 14 years and I have no intention of forgiving Ashley and have no wish to erase him from our history but don’t want to blight our way forward with unecessary references to it when all on a high

    Even Toon22 has moved on and making contributions looking forward

    I’m not going to dwell on why we are here but am only too well aware of where that is i just hope Amanda and Co aren’t thrashing around saying God look where that Mike has left us O woe is us

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  • Hal

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #8

    Tinman, thanks for the info on the FFP. I think we could make some good deals and with the extra they can make in all the advertising space soon to be available in the ground we will be in fine shape for the Summer. The consortium probably have contacts all over that would love some ad space within SJP. Whether that is in the ground or on the kit.

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  • Swlabr

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #9

    I currently don’t think we have a particularly bad set of players buried in the team, but It will be interesting to see just how good they are when a proper manager comes in, bringing proper training routines, proper player placement, and actual tactics. An awareness of how to make adjustments when things aren’t going too well in the first half of a game, and not wait until the last minute of the match to make desperate (hackneyed) subs in the hope that something might just click. It might well be revealed that there is an actual talent in Joelinton or Ryan Fraser etc.

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #10
  • jane

    Oct 10, 2021 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #11

    i think it would be disrespectful to sack Bruce straight away. i don’t think it would reflect well on the new owners. however if results don’t pick up very quickly they will have to make a change. have there been takeovers of any other clubs where the new owners have changed the manager straight away?

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  • lesh

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #12

    The Grauniad’s taking a lot of stick about its view on Saudi and NUFC and I think it’s less than balanced. I’ve told em so too and referred to the neutral coverage of PIF being interested in buying Liverpool FC, and Levy flying out to try to sell Spurs to them. They certainly weren’t seen the same way as NUFC takeover.

    And The Times printed a disgraceful cartoon yesterday featuring NUFC’s representing Saudi prison bars.

    Just the sort of spin we don’t want when we’re trying to attract senior staff and new players.

    Like it or not, the dark forces are and will continue to try to make life difficult for our new owners.

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  • Swlabr

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #13

    Jane, you’d have a point there if it wasn’t for the fact that Steve B. has never shown the club or the fans any respect. Just my view.

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  • hibbit

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #14

    my priority at the moment, DoF , Manager and 3 points off Spurs, I’m sure the players the new managers wants will come in January,

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  • The Ledge

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #15

    Catchy I don’t think so how long did he last at Liverpool?
    If Rafa had funds Shelvey would not have been anywhere near the first team there would have definitely been an upgrade brought in.
    Be interesting to see when he is put up for sale if Everton bid for him id bet not a chance in hell.

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #16

    Behind the majority of ethical/moral arguments..there usually stands a hypocrite.

    #HWTL #NUFC

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  • magscar

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #17

    Jane

    I’m sure any disrespect Bruce imagines is intended will be tempered by an undeserved ( if stupidly contracted by a previous owner) massive pay off and also the undoubted benefits to his health after the pressure he has been under and with no other way out

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #18

    “All we are saying is give Steve a chance…”

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  • Optimistic prime

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #19

    It’s been over two years and Bruce has us in Reverse.

    Can’t go forward in reverse!

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  • hibbit

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #20

    what about showing respect for the paying customers the match going fans, not the clown who will leave with £6m payoff,

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  • jane

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #21

    i think it would be more seen as disrespectful by outsiders eg the media, who would justify their view that the new owners and Saudis are going to be ruthless.

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  • magscar

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #22

    hibbit

    Quite agree and of course easier said and done given the task as demonstated by breadth of well put views on here

    No choice or lots of choice? which is preferable I suppose 🙂

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  • geordietom

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #23
  • magscar

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #24

    jane

    .. and given how they perceive us why on earth should we care?

    Best get used to us being slagged off even more in media and fans boards – it’s a tough gig especially for a “wee club in North East”

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  • Ron Knee

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #26

    “…and Saudis are going to be ruthless.”

    There’s a joke there but I’ll refrain from making it.

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  • The Ledge

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #27

    I see Conte is allegedly willing to take the managers position but want assurances he will have full control over transfers.

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  • 7-10-2021 D1

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #28

    Just want to see us going forward, step by step. No hurry, be happy.

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  • hibbit

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #29

    if Conte takes the job with those assurances in place what kind of players would he want to bring in ??
    “very serious question guys very serious as i haven’t got a clue !!”

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  • Toon Tang

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #30

    Just get Bruce out ffs

    I’d feel so much happier with Jones left in charge for the time being.

    But I forget that Bruce is going to show the new owners what he can do!

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  • 7-10-2021 D1

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #31

    Very Serious A

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  • catchy in norway

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #32

    ledge

    No way, He is 29, 30 in February. his next move is to Derby or a team wanting to get in the prem.
    he is too injury prone.

    with the right coach, S longstaff is a better player

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  • geordie157

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #33

    Will be interesting to see how much they invest in the women’s team, Amanda mentioned it a couple of times. Would be good to have a team in the top league.

    In time I wonder if they’ll strike up links with the Falcons etc and really drive sport in Newcastle forward.

    3
  • ¥

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #34

    Lesh #12 “/##/, ¥ names?”

    What is even funnier is that /##/ immediately knew how to pronounce ¥, where as I’m really struggling with his :0)

    I’ve lost count of the number of names I’ve used on here over the years. I’m sticking with this one. Call me what ever you like :0)

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  • The Ledge

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #35

    I agree Catchy Sean L with the right manager is a much better player.
    Shelvey will end up in the championship he should have been there probably 3 seasons ago.

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  • The Ledge

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #36

    Hibbit…I think the likes of Koulibaly, Immobile, Kessie will be what he will look to bring in and would be realistic in January

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  • Mister Tuff

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #37

    Brucie will be peddled within a couple of days. Good riddance.

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  • ¥

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #38

    As regards comments about how we are going to be perceived in the press and wider football communiy within the UK, we’re all going to have to learn a new song.

    Unashamedly taken from Millwall “Nobody likes us and we don’t care…”

    It will eventually die down, or their unbelievable hypocracy over Saudi related affairs will eventually become apparent.

    It will never be forgotten by that down the road, the ones with the world’s biggest chips on their shoulders.

    Tales of this time will be handed down over generations, and in a hundred years time their will be stories of despicable deeds and public executions etc.. having taken place at Gallowgate. Err.. just thinking about how the place first got it’s name :0)

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  • ¥

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #39

    From now on every time I hear a Mackem wail on about this take over, I’m going to tell them to go and put some more petrol in their car and help stick some more money in our coffers.

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  • geordietom

    Oct 10, 2021 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #40

    funny ive just been followed by a bloke on twitter called Y :lo:

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