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Howe Provides Injury Update On Star Duo And Isak Work Permit Delay

Eddie Howe has given his press conference ahead of tomorrow evening’s match at Liverpool. He has provided a slightly more positive update on Bruno Guimaraes than has been reported in the press.

Some reports claimed the Brazilian would be out of action for at least the next two matches. Howe indicates Bruno could be in with a chance for Saturday’s bout against Crystal Palace at St. James’ Park.

Here is what Howe said about Bruno per Newcastle’s Twitter account:

“He’s doing well. I don’t know about this game but hopefully not far after if he doesn’t make it.

“He’s very positive, in good spirits and he’s desperate to get back. He’s a big player for us so we need to get him back as quickly as possible.”

Hopefully, Guimaraes is back in tow this weekend. His presence was sorely missed at Wolves. Though the lads were able to bring home a valuable point with Allan Saint-Maxmin’s late wonder strike.

Unfortunately, Allan faces a late fitness test for tomorrow. He picked up a knock late in Sunday’s proceeding. Saint-Maximin was withdrawn in the dying minutes after feeling his hamstring.

Here is Howe’s update on the Frenchman as well as Kieran Trippier, who also felt his hamstring on Sunday:

“Maxi is a worry for us at the moment with a hamstring. It was late in the game off the back of a sprint to try and save a goal. Kieran Trippier should be fine.”

The news on Emil Krafth has been devastating. The right back suffered anterior cruciate ligament damage at Tranmere last week. Emil put out an impassioned statement after the results of a scan confirmed the worst possible news.

Howe was asked about the 28-year-old and confirmed the lay-off will be a very lengthy one saying:

“It’s an ACL injury. He’s not been operated on yet so it’s difficult to give a firm date but it’s going to be six to nine months. A long time out which is a huge blow to us.”

Krafth received his news on the day his international teammate Alexander Isak officially joined the club. Emil and Alex were seen in various photos and videos greeting each other last week. Isak was ineligible against Wolves due to a delayed work permit.

It seems ridiculous but the situation surrounding Isak has still not been resolved. Howe provided the following update revealing that as of this morning, Isak remains ineligible:

“I still don’t know. I desperately hope so – it’d be great to see him involved.

“We’re in the hands of other people so we hope it gets done before the game. The cut-off is 75 minutes before kick-off so it could go down to the wire.

“We’ve had minimal training with him between games but what he has done he’s done very well.

“He’s looked bright, keen, and shown us little flashes because the sessions have been quite light. We’re certainly excited by him.”

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23 comments so far

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #1

    Parker took a big fat dump in his own house with his comments after the defeat to Liverpool. It’s a shame to see a sacking so early in the season but those comments were foolish unless he actually wanted to get sacked.

    I failed with a copy and paste job from my phone earlier but you can see the quote at the bottom of this article: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/62722146

  • Adamn_92

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #3

    Be a huge downer if Isak can’t be involved on Wednesday. Just having him available to either start or be in the squad will give the team a boost which could be crucial on Wednesday night. Glad to hear Trippier should be ok, almost sounds like ASM shouldn’t be risked if he’s touch and go although i’ll trust the coaching staff if he is involved. Bruno will be a huge loss but we’ve shown that we can still hold our own more than well enough when he’s out of the team, so don’t rule anything out. I think it’ll be a well contested game and if ASM misses out then i’d expect to see Murphy deployed as the one to try and use his pace on the counter with Miggy.

    A draw would be a great result but the beautiful thing with the team now under Howe, is that I genuinely feel like any game isn’t beyond our reach in terms of getting a win anymore.

  • magicmac54

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #4

    From Previous

    Novocastrian 66@203

    Morning mate, I loved that golf link
    If that`s really ToonDarnSarf in that link then i think myself Wor B and Coming Home might just possibly hit our Tee shots further than the big lad

  • TheDrewid

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #5

    Work permit though. Thanks Brexit. Thanks a bunch.

  • magicmac54

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #6


    Thanks for that Hibbit, i wasn`t aware Sunderland had Tony Mowbray already lined up, cheers mate.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #7

    We negotiate a tough start reasonably well now our next few games are winnable we will be without all of our big hitters typical!!!

  • niafron

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #8

    Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs!

    Question about Isak and this now famous permitt issue: does he have the right to train?

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #9

    magicmac54 – bring it on fella!

    Seeing as golf has entered the blog, we played a fun men v ladies pairs better ball tournament yesterday. Our match worked perfectly really. The women were frustratingly consistent but obviously didn’t have the distance and both of us were a little erratic. I thought I did ok to bogey the 14th and halve it but the woman who had 12 more shots than me managed to bogey it too and they were 3 up against us with 4 to play. I then parred the 15th, 16th and 17th managing to level it up but on the 18th, both of us missed 10 feet putts for par by about an inch or two and one of the women drained a 4/5 foot putt for her par to win the hole and the match with the very last shot. That’s perfect matchplay when either one of us could have won it on the last hole and it goes down to the very last shot where they could have won it or halved it.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #10

    TheDrewid – they even had the gall to claim that Brexit would reduce unnecessary red tape! That obviously made no sense but they still lied and claimed it. I assume Isak would have been available for the Wolves game if he didn’t need a work permit, so you could say that Brexit has cost us 2 points already this season…

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #11


    Not really meant to be “working” when you don’t have a visa or permit to do so

    But wonder if he just join up for a little kick about at a local park where the team happen to be training……

  • Adamn_92

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #12


    Doesn’t sound too bad realistically. Bruno it sounds like they’re optimistic he may only miss Liverpool and Palace. Trippier is fine so doesn’t miss any. ASM sounds touch and go for tomorrow, so probably be fine for the weekend if he doesn’t play tomorrow. Isak work permit should 100 definitely be sorted by the weekend so may only miss tomorrow night. Wilson may be back for West Ham as not as bad as first feared.

    So we shouldn’t be missing any big hitters for this run of 7 games coming up after tomorrow where we can be taking an impressive points haul.

  • Bambams

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #13


    I think he accidentally wandered into the Newcastle training ground as a tourist, just seen a couple of lads having a ‘light kick about’ and joined in – as most tourists do these days

    🙂 🙂

  • Bambams

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #14

    Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Haha, spooky mate !


  • Adamn_92

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #15


    Yeah never used to need work permit for players coming from Europe so Isak could have been thrown straight in against Wolves. Bloody Brexit.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #16

    I think Howe said that Isak has done some light work? So probably fitness work and so on but not actually joining in with proper training with the team. One of the issues could even be insurance, if he’s not legally allowed to work yet then he might not be fully insured? I can also imagine he’s not allowed to work with other players as that does constitute work, as in benefitting the employer and other employees.

    Hope it gets sorted soon.

  • niafron

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #17

    @Bambams @Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    0k, but i guess he can’t make high intensity training, for, if he pick up an injury, it would be a mess?

  • stan anderson

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #18

    Izac will be issued a work permit but not until May 2023.

    After all we are NUFC.

    Only joking of course.

  • Ronway

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #19

    Really impressive achievement by NUFC fan Josh Banyard in support of the Newcastle United Foundation.


    Great effort by a Magpie fan!

  • The Last Jedi

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #20

    Willian to Fulham

  • The Last Jedi

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #21

    Howe needs to try 4231 343 formations. Be flexible

  • theartfuldodger

    Aug 30, 2022 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #22

    Do you think Howe is serious that theyr not looking to have any major business?

  • niafron

    Aug 30, 2022 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #23

    Here’s the details about Work visa for “sportperson”:


    The delay is a bit worrying:

    “Getting a decision
    Once you’ve applied online, proved your identity and provided your documents, you’ll usually get a decision on your visa within:

    3 weeks, if you’re outside the UK
    8 weeks, if you’re inside the UK”

    But they say “within”, so i guess it could be fast for a PL top recruit…

    Well, they speak of “Workvisa”, is it the same thing as Work permit?


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