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Newcastle Against Crystal Palace – Team Prediction, Injuries, And Fan Optimism

Newcastle are back home today after three away fixtures. Crystal Palace come to St. James’ Park looking to play spoilers. Both clubs have started well considering they’ve had a difficult schedule to begin the new season.

The transfer window is closed and the focus shifts solely to the product on the pitch. This match is an intriguing one for Newcastle who need to pick up three points to get back into the top half of the table.

This is the team I am predicting Eddie How will name this afternoon. It has three changes from the defeat at Liverpool with Bruno Guimaraes being cleared to return to action. I suspect Howe will also go with Fabian Schar and Sven Botman at the back.

Newcastle have had a string of injuries with Jonjo Shelvey and Emil Krafth out long-term. Callum Wilson will also miss today’s affair while Guimaraes and Allan Saint-Maximin face late fitness tests.

Crystal Palace have a handful of players out injured but they are mainly fringe members of the squad. Patrick Vieira will be able to field a very strong side today.

Newcastle Injuries

Jonjo Shelvey (hamstring), Emil Krafth (knee), Callum Wilson (hamstring), Bruno Guimaraes (hamstring – late fitness test), Allan Saint-Maximin (hamstring – late fitness test)

Crystal Palace Injuries

Nathan Ferguson (ankle), Jack Butland (hand), James McArthur (groin), James Tompkins (undisclosed), Will Hughes (knock-late fitness test)

Our poll reveals the fanbase is very optimistic the lads will come away with all three points. An overwhelming 85% are predicting a win, which is really the only result that would be celebrated.

How Will Newcastle Do Against Crystal Palace On Saturday?

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66 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Sep 3, 2022 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #1

    Too easy. Top notch timing 😀

  • WLtoon

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #2

    That line up will do me.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #3

    Nufc 4ever,
    Why Thank you, I was quite pleased with my effort yesterday morning, thought it was a canny read 😀

  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #4

    Mund now there’s an idea

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Right, gotta get going, shower, dressed again – not as easy as you might think lol – pick my brother up and get to the cathedral.
    Prediction is 3-1, so don’t back that! Isak to score a hattrick.

  • hibbit

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #6

    just arrived in the toon now and it’s jumping, enjoy the game everyone wherever you are in the world,
    i think Isak is in for a shock and an amazing Geordie welcome,

    good luck toon army

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #7

    I wonder if Anderson will start in midfield.

  • Mund

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #8

    You’re welcome Jedi

    Contact me at


  • Great White Hunter

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Glad to see you back Mund, on me hols so just lurking now and again, but missed a lot of posts etc…. is Fenham back posting ? Not sure……. I fancy a 3-1 win today, proud of the lads at l/pool, sorry I may be bitter, but I can’t stand the scouse bastxxxds, their my number one hate team after Villa, Toffees etc…. enjoy the match folks be back in UK couple days, cheers all GWH

  • Mund

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #10

    Cheers GWH

    Enjoying the sun are we mate…?

    Really proud of Wednesday’s performance even tho it was a bitter pill to swallow but that says it all doesn’t rt…

    Even tho I hate the scouse mackems I really hope they do Liverpool over.

    Have a good one pal


  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #11


    I understand your confusion about the Bridge pubs.

    There’s The Bridge Hotel, which has for years been a brilliant pub located next to the High Level Bridge which isn’t far from the Central Station.


    And there’s the Bridge Tavern which is a gastro pub and situated under the Tyne Bridge

    Enjoy your visit

  • Dean0

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #12

    Need to give palace a good thumping like, we need to prove we are a better side than these bang average sides, we we can draw with city and barely get beat off Liverpool we should be smashing teams like this.

    They will be petrified to come to a rocking SJP and a early goal will destroy any confidence they might have.

    HWTL 4-0 NUFC

  • Toondog2

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #13

    I wonder when Elliot Anderson will start a game ? If you are good enough your old enough
    A good team to start and bring on Maxi and Elliott later in the game ?
    HWTL 3 points will do ?

  • The Mighty Quinn

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #14

    Team news.
    Isak starts.
    Botman back in for Burn.
    Bruno and ASM not in the starting 11.

  • WLtoon

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #15


    I hope you don`t give us the kiss of death by predicting that score line, hope you are right, we could do with giving someone a good tonking.

  • WLtoon

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #16

    Can`t see the blue scum getting anything from the red scum at The Goodies ground, they are pants.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #17

    TMQ – where did that team news come from? Seems pretty early to be official so is it some inside information or someone just speculating?

  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #18

    Lesh; both of those boozers are a joy.
    We’ve always called the Bridge Tavern the Pump House. No idea why. It also has an old sign above the door with the name Newcastle Arms.
    Does anyone know why it is commonly called the Pump House?
    Another favourite boozer of mine up Dean Street is the Crown Posada. Superb.

  • The Mighty Quinn

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:41 PM

    Comment #19

    TDS me mam told me, so don’t be dissing her. Reet.

  • Bobbybee

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #20

    Before I go, shall we have a, guessing game?
    The question is, “where will Palace park their minibus today”? 🙂 Fortunately, their loss is our gain. We’ll have sold their excess tickets, of that I have no doubt.
    HOWAY THE LADS!!!!!! Let me hear that roar from America, Australia and wherever else you’re viewing from.

  • DrGloom

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Teams with most draws in a season at 17 are Newcastle, Villa (twice), and Mackems
    We survived the season and sadly so did villa and mackems

  • Adamn_92

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #22

    Feeling confident today, we’ll have that extra tenacity after feeling robbed midweek and we look incredible at home. Crowd will be fantastic as always and I fancy Isak to get his first home goal today.

    Not sure if it’s too soon for ASM and Bruno but whatever team we put out in feeling confident, 2-0 with Isak and Miggy to score.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:47 PM

    Comment #23

    TMQ – I’ll steer clear of the Mam jokes on this blog I think… 😉

  • Adamn_92

    Sep 3, 2022 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #24

    Interesting to see if Darwin Nunez has a bad temper problem. If he does could see another red card today in the derby!

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #25

    I hope so 😀

  • Mund

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #26


    Heard the same and also Schar back in for Lascelles…

    Momma Quinn the real ITK!

  • Mund

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #27

    Keith Downie

    Newcastle such a place at the moment that Nick Pope’s mum and dad, up for the day from Cambridge, just came up to me in the pub to introduce themselves #NUFC

  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #28


    No idea why the Bridge Tavern’s called the Pump House. I remember it as the Newcastle Arms, an S&N house, a basi no frills bar.

    The Crown Posada? Now there’s a bar and a half. They used to have an old wind-up gramophone on the far end of the bar. I’d heard it had closed – is that the case or was it just a temp shut down? It’d be a real loss if it’s gone.

  • Adamn_92

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #29

    Makes sense for Bruno and ASM to not be in the starting 11. If they are carrying knocks, no need to risk them and potentially risk them being out for even longer. We have layer superb against Liverpool without them so at home to Palace we should be able to get the win. Let them recover 100%.

  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #30


    Why The Pump House?

    Here’s you’re answer


  • The Mighty Quinn

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Mund 😆 .

  • Mund

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #32

    From the Downie tweet

    Pope’s Mam and Dad walked over and called him Pete 😳 😆

  • Mund

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #33

    On this day in 1999 the great SBR took over at the club and gave us 5 amazing years.

    The true gentleman of football.

    The greatest of all time

    Sir Bobby Robson

    Forever adored and missed everyday



  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:29 PM

    Comment #34



    But why The Pump House I haven’t a clue

  • lesh

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #35


    Further to @34, it seems that now The Bridge Tavern was once home to a micro brewery – hence it being called The Pump House.

    There you go.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #36

    Lesh, look where the pump house is located.. Answers itself

  • Shelvey

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #37

    Anderson is only 19 and has all the attributes to be a future star. He already looks comfortable in PL games. Best player from our academy since.. cant Even remember.

  • Assassins Inc

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #38

    Question of the day.

    Liverpool to beat Pickford, Or Everton to beat Liverpool.

  • coming home

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:52 PM

    Comment #39

    For people thinking there is no corruption from refs


    And it was evident against us v Liverpool

  • Tyran21

    Sep 3, 2022 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #40

    Thanks Klopp sub TAA @59mins, there goes my clean sheet points……….


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