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Lascelles, Longstaff, And Murphy Start At Norwich



The teams are out and this is who Eddie Howe has selected for this afternoon’s match against Norwich. It has four changes from the midweek win against Crystal Palace.

Howe makes quite a few changes after the quick turnaround with Jamaal Lascelles, Sean Longstaff, and Jacob Murphy getting rare starts. Joe Willock also returns to the starting eleven as Jonjo Shelvey gets a well-deserved rest.

Fabian Schar makes way for Lascelles, who retakes the captain’s armband in his return. Surprisingly the other changes are upfront as Saint-Maximin or Joelinton moves up top for Chris Wood with Murphy coming in for Almiron.

Here is who Dean Smith has named for Norwich.

Newcastle have a chance to jump into the top ten with a win today. It’ll be difficult as Norwich are fighting for survival and simply must win for any hope of safety.

The lads should be full of confidence on the back of three straight wins and will be determined to put in a performance for the traveling fans.

This is a massive opportunity for Lascelles, Longstaff, and Murphy to stake a claim ahead of some very difficult fixtures to close this campaign.

Howay The Lads!

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167 comments so far

  • Pat Mania

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #1

    Longstaff and Murphy playing for their transfers. Do they want to attract premier league clubs or championship clubs? Depends on their performances in games like today. One way or another they will be moved on in the coming windows.

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  • jane

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:09 PM

    Comment #2

    difficult to see who will play where

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #3

    We will get beat with that lineup

    4
  • Not another deJong

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #4

    Sticking to 433:

    Maximin———————Murphy
    —————Joelinton
    Longstaff—–Bruno—–Willock
    Targett—-Burn—-Lascelles—-Krafth
    —————–Dubravka

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #5

    Surprised to see both Bruno and especially joelinton start, I thought Eddie would rest both after recent workload.

    will say a score draw, but hoping for any nufc win.

    No striker and even Gayle can’t get a start but I think that’s him unequivocally on his way out this summer.

    HWTL

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  • Mister Tuff

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #6

    We seem to have a part time Field Marshal on the blog.

    Attention!

    Stand at ease.

    4
  • SiOliver

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #7

    Hopefully this is one where Eddie knows best, that said, if we win this he’s a genius.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #8

    🙂

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #9

    Pete.

    I think both of them Zelensky and Putin are pure evil.
    I don’t like war, and i don’t see the need for anyone to go to war.

    But make no mistake, both are dictators, both have locked up opposition parties, journalists, both have turned the TV station in there countries into pure propaganda stations. Zelensky is an actor, but somehow has a net worth of 596 million, from acting? Tom cruise is worth 600 million, and he is know all over the world.

    Zelenski only went to war now because he thought Biden would drag other countries in to help out, he thought Biden had been bought and paid for by his handler.
    His handler is a guy called Ihor Kolomoisky.

    The whole thing is a horrible game to them.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #10

    0-0 today on talk sport 2 btw

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  • Pottsclock

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #11

    I am not sure what role Gayle has in the squad. If we rest our main fit striker (Wood) and do not play Gayle but push up Joelinton instead, who we all know is struggling with fitness and is not a striker, then it says the manager has zero confidence that Gayle can do a job.
    Gayle’s sole role seems to be as the 86th minute substitute in order to waste some time near the end of the game. Anyone in the squad could do that.

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #12

    Now football

    Very interesting line up.

    I think it should be good enough, confidence is high in the squad.

    3-0 to us

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  • lochinvar

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #13

    Man Yanks continue downwards so no Champions League for them anytime soon and that will restrict their ability to sign new players.
    In fact we’re just 14 points behind now so catching them anything is possible

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #14

    Interesting line up.

    Maxi hasn’t done well previously playing through the middle, IMO because he doesn’t really know where to position himself. If he stays out wide he isn’t closing the CB’s down when they are playing out, and if he stays in the middle he doesn’t either, but often drops too deep.

    Wood’s one big plus is that he works his socks off across the line closing down and that might be missed, I’ll be watching to see how easily Norwich play it out from the back.

    If Maxi stays high and he can be hit with passes that leave him 1 on 1 or 1 on 2 just 30/35 yards out he could devastating – far more devastating than picking it up either side of the half way line with 4 or 5 lined up in front of him.

    We might also see a different game from Longstaff – with Bruno and Jo he won’t have the same level of defensive duties as under Bruce. If he gets forward and has space near the box he is well capable of striking a good shot.

    Looking forward to seeing how these changes play out.

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  • Pottsclock

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #15

    Catchy, please keep your mouth shut about war here. You have absolutely no idea what your are talking about. You just dipped to an all0time low of stupidity and attention seeking.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #16

    catchy, acknowledged, but keeping out of it from now on.

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #17

    Just noticed a post that we are playing without a ST and Maxi is out wide – surely not?

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Bills, 0-0 at best

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  • TheJimBelow

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #19

    This has false 9 written all over it. Joelinton Willock ASM Bruno Murphy interchangeable and no static CF. Interesting.

    Murphy is due a goal..

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #20

    even with injured or players with niggles. 100% go for this one. Next games slightly harder

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  • Bills Son Is Back

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Pug

    3-0 to us.

    Maxi 2 and Longstaff.

    2
  • AncientC

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #22

    I watched Norwich against Man Utd, and they were lightning on the counter-attack. They allowed Man Utd to have possession, and then just went straight to Pukki asap.

    Still a very dangerous side.

    Howe always plays to win, so he’ll not be sending a team out to get beaten. But clearly the scope is much larger than just getting 3 points by any means possible today. Good exercise for Howe to figure what he’s not going to need for next season.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #23

    team and subs

    Newcastle United: Martin Dúbravka, Emil Krafth, Jamaal Lascelles (c), Dan Burn, Matt Targett, Sean Longstaff, Bruno Guimarães, Joe Willock, Joelinton, Jacob Murphy, Allan Saint-Maximin.

    Substitutes: Karl Darlow, Javier Manquillo, Fabian Schär, Federico Fernández, Matt Ritchie, Jonjo Shelvey, Miguel Almirón, Dwight Gayle, Chris Wood.

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  • Romford mag

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #24

    2-1 HWTL !!

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #25

    I can’t see a goal

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #26

    Surprised to see Miggy and Jonjo benched!

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #27

    And Fabien!

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  • Romford mag

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #28

    Bill

    Saving them for the bindippers game maybe ?

    0
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #29

    26 Minutes to KO.

    0
  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #30

    I’m guessing were playing a 433 with Jo as a false 9… Let’s see how he does here, could be another string to his bow

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #31

    Defence should be solid enough but we’re gonna need some Maxi magic I reckon.

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #32

    Pete

    Me to

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #33

    Ok, I had to laugh…

    Wood is rested and Gayle STILL doesn’t get a start! 🙂

    Pointless playing him unless absolutely necessary. He has no future with this team so he’s only on the bench if there are no other options or just to make up the numbers.

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  • Mund

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #34

    Be interesting if Big Joe is up top and he performs 10x better than Wood.

    Gotta thrown in my face that he isn’t a striker so today will be interesting if he is up top

    1
  • AncientC

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #35

    Catchy, you must have been watching Sputnik if you believe Zelensky is worth hundreds of millions.

    https://caknowledge.com/zelenskyy-net-worth/

    If this the type of website you are getting your information from? *Face palm* if so.

    Zelensky was named in the Panama Papers and clearly isn’t the person he makes himself out to be, but why repeat such nonsense?

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #36

    zzzz

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #37

    AC we are both not commentating

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  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #38

    I think the front 3 will be Murphy ASM and Willock.
    Midfield; Bruno, Lobby and Joelinton.

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  • AncientC

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #39

    That should be Pandora papers (not Panama). Point remains.

    Ironic somebody complaining about misinformation, then goes on to repeat misinformation.

    2
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Apr 23, 2022 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #40

    not bad AC! happens to us all

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