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Duo Expected Back For Fulham With Winger’s Return Date Unclear



Newcastle had Bruno Guimaraes back in the lineup for today’s 1-1 draw against Bournemouth. However, it was too soon for Allan Saint-Maximin and Callum Wilson. Their omission along with the surprise absence of Elliot Anderson handed Eddie Howe limited options up front.

Newcastle needed a spark as ideas in the final third were hard to come by. Anderson would have provided something different from the bench and his youthful determination was sorely missing this afternoon.

Anderson, who was not spotted in Wednesday’s training images, missed the game with what Howe described as a ‘very minor niggle’. Howe stated Elliot would be fit for the October 1st trip to Fulham. We’ll find out if his niggle impacts his availability for the Scotland U21s next week.

Howe also revealed that Wilson is very close to a return. He was not risked today but should be ready to go at Craven Cottage in two weeks. However, the situation with Saint-Maximin is a little murkier as the winger has suffered a setback.

This is what Howe said about his dynamic duo as published in The Northern Echo:

“Callum’s doing very well, we’re really pleased with his progress. He was close for today, but I think we made an early decision that it would have been too big a risk.

“So, we hope that with a bit more time, there’s a chance that the next game could be good for him.

“With Allan, it’s slightly different. He’s had a very minor setback with the physios, so whether or not he’ll be fit after the international break is slightly unclear.

“It’s certainly not long-term, but it’s not clear whether he’ll be fit for our next game yet.”

The injuries to Guimaraes, Wilson, and Saint-Maximin have shown that Newcastle lack strength in depth. Their absences have likely cost valuable points at St. James’ Park. Though they should all be ready to go for the packed October schedule.

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180 comments so far

  • Pottsclock

    Sep 17, 2022 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #1

    I’m not sure we’ll be last on MoTD tonight, but I think we will probably be third

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  • Pottsclock

    Sep 17, 2022 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #2

    Come on…a new thread has started

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  • Pottsclock

    Sep 17, 2022 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m lonely

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  • Pottsclock

    Sep 17, 2022 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #4

    Billy Nomates

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  • Pottsclock

    Sep 17, 2022 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #5

    Now you’re all doing it deliberately

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  • Pottsclock

    Sep 17, 2022 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #6

    Are you all in the queue? Is that where you are?

    1
  • ottawageordie2

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #7

    Missed the bus again.

    While I was extremely disappointed with the result today, because we have the quality to win, I have to agree with many other posters that we just need to be patient. Those who want Ed’s head don’t have an appreciation or understanding of what’s going on with our team since he took over. I think MC have had 12/14 years to get to where they are Eddie hasn’t even had a full season. Wait until all of our players are back from injury before pointing fingers.

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #8

    The squad is threadbare. There was not a single game changer on the bench today. This will change in time. Did someone honestly claim earlier that Bruno didn’t try today because he’s in a huff because of his mate we never tried to sign, I thought this type of lunatic was for twitter lol.

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Bruno was clearly not fully match fit because he’s been out for three weeks and because of the lack of wins needed rushing back in.

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  • The Mighty Quinn

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #10

    A few points to take from game and comments on here today.
    1 Stop blaming Isak, lad has only played 3 games and scored 2 goals which is the same as Wood managed in 18.last season. With better quality around him comes a better player ( something you couldn’t say about Wood).
    2 We are going to struggle until we have a first team and subs bench that are all top quality players.
    3 No ASM, Botman, Wilson and a not 100% Bruno is going to affect us.
    4 Did say a few weeks ago that I hope a poor squad wouldn’t be the start of a pile on, on Eddie and it’s starting to happen.
    5 The biggest worry for me is PIF, they are an investment fund and if that investment sees its investment not reaching its potential then they will act and despite what we all feel for Eddie then there’s f all we can do about it.
    6 Should have had 2 strikers in, Isak and another (would have taken Pedro) as in the summer I said Wilson struggles with injuries and it’s only going to get worse. Wood is just not good enough or we would never have gone out and got Isak.
    6 The crowd booing at the end shouldn’t be condemned, they pay to watch us and it just wasn’t good enough today and their reaction at the end is a better judge of the game than the one on here.

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  • magicmac54

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #11

    Repost

    Evening Folks

    I can see a lot of fans are disappointed and disillusioned with todays result and performance, keep the faith fellow fans as we have only started this journey and make no mistake there will be a few more bumps in the road before we reach our final destination. The simple fact and reality is we don`t possess a strong enough squad to deal with any serious or major injuries, that will take time possibly another 3 or 4 transfer windows unfortunately, in the meantime just enjoy and savour every moment of this special journey, and don`t lose track of where we were just this time last year HWTL

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  • onmeedsun

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #12

    Was at the match today. Had a bad feeling about this one when I drove up yesterday. 2 week breaks are never good when your team plays a high tempo pressing game, and we looked rusty. Loads of the ball but not many gilt edged chances. Hit the post twice. But we struggle to pick out a B&W shirt in the box every time. Maxi is a big miss as he’s the only player who can beat his man to open up space. Miggy and Fraser work hard but just don’t look like scoring. We struggled to get Isak into the game but that’s difficult when Bmouth are sat in and we’re slowly moving left to right and back again. Players scared of threading balls through so instead we got high floaters that were too easy for their keeper. Always turned back inside rather than try to get behind their full backs. So Howe was correct. Our most disappointing performance of the season. We’ve lost the fluidity we had in the first month, but we need all our best players on the pitch to maintain that. This season was never going to repeat the second half of last season. A good part of our fan base are clearly deluded, given the mild booing at the end. Pathetic really. Seriously if our fans do turn on Howe if we struggle this season then I think I’ll jack it all in.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #13

    Everton just one loss in five, a mere four points on the board. Newcastle, same record in five, just 8 points.

    Conclusion, you move at a snail’s pace toward the big four o with draws.

    We’ve had bad luck, even today but it’s a learning process: how to break down teams, and we’re at the learning stage.

    Expect many draws this season.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #14

    My bet was a hard fought 1-0. Reading prematch posts, thought maybe I’d been a bit conservative. Now, I know I was a bit too optimistic.

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  • jimiley

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #15

    Onmeheedson
    The fans won’t turn on Eddie but the owners will.

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  • onmeedsun

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:29 PM

    Comment #16

    Jimiley
    Then the owners will lose the fans. Howe deserves at least a good 2 years to show how he can develop the team. Let’s see if he can get a tune out of Longstaff, Fraser, Miggy, Murphy and Willock. These are the guys that are vital to get us top half as Maxi and Wilson will not stay fit,

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #17

    DKillers

    Perhaps but that is probably down to him often getting the ball when he had someone on his back. What were his other stats?

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  • investinyouthtoon

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Disappointed with todays performance and result. We were never going to batter these lot, imo, it was always going to have to break them down and hopefully the difference in quality would have shone through.

    It didn’t and we were missing some quality on the pitch and bench today. We will definitely need to upgrade on players like Murphy, wood, Wilson, Murphy, longstaff, willock over the next window or two.

    Pif certainly didn’t pay 350m+ to watch its asset sit mid table. Eddie has now had two windows and been backed, so now he has to show he’s progressing the team or I feel he will be gone within a year or 18 months. Fans may want him to stay, but pif are in majority control and will want to see return on their investment before too long.

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #19

    Magtic

    You ought to eat that before it gets cold! 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #20

    TV time, later!

    More Altered Carbon!

    A Bladerunner sort of series.

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  • magicmac54

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #21

    Wow Paul from the Toon Review is not a happy camper HWTL

    https://youtu.be/2ctzrTEFwRc

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #22

    Paul is a bit of a header Magic!

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  • Mund

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #23

    Quinn

    Been thinking the same thing mate regarding PIF.

    Our love for Eddie means nothing as we are in a results game and it is a worry for me that Yasir Al-Rumayyan could very well make a drastic move. Hopefully it never comes to that and we can find that form again and be a more confident side.

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  • magicmac54

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #24

    EGB

    Bill i don`t want to eat it until i get a few nice tasty kippers 😀

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #25

    I honestly don’t understand how a fan can, in the same post say we need to upgrade x,y and z and that the owners night think of getting rid of the manager. Of course he’ll eventually be given goals but we’re comfortably in mid table and if the owners sacked him for that at the end of the season we’d have to think they don’t know what they’re doing. It is a complete contradiction to say that the players aren’t good enough but it could be the managers fault.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #26

    The more I look at it, the more clear it is that there was indeed abuget, contrary to what some wanted to think when PIF came in. Pulling out of the Pedro deal was foolish, but clearly money was the factor, after we spent on Isak. Our quality of wide is horrendous without Maxi, and Pedro cud have covered 3 positions. Strange non purchase.

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  • magicmac54

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #27

    Munster Mag

    Munster i recon if Paul red this blog he would say we are all headers mate 😀 😀

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  • Mund

    Sep 17, 2022 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #28

    Magic

    Tbh that Paul is a bit of a weird one mate.

    I knew him off Twitter and won’t get into why but he lost a lot of followers for being a bit of a creep

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  • The Mighty Quinn

    Sep 17, 2022 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #29

    Mund I hope it doesn’t as I would love Eddie to take us to the top and I know you would too. Sadly if results aren’t good enough PIF will ring the changes, 80% their’s and possibly more going forwards. They want the club in the Champions League and the Club World Cup, to be winning the league or thereabouts every season.
    It’s wrong of us all to expect Eddie to get a tune out of Fraser, Longstaff, Murphy et al as the bottom line is they ain’t good enough and in a season where the 5 subs rule came in it would take momentum away from us without massive investment. I predicted 12th in Martoons predictor game as I thought it would be a frustrating season, in some ways we are there and others we are not. I think patience is something we all need, not just us fans but hopefully the owners as well.

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 17, 2022 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #30

    Munster Mag,
    To upgrade Almiron, Murphy, Fraser and Willock you are looking at £150M at the very least, unless you get some bargains, which of course we will. So you are then adding that to the £200M already spent in 9 months
    Not only are we limited by FFP we are also limited to the quality of players we can sign because of CL, it is no good buying short term gaps as we we are aiming for a bigger picture here. Dennis on a four year deal might have made the difference between tenth and eighth but then you’re stuck with Dennis for another three years, we’ve already spent big on players not for the next level in Wood, Targett and Burn. They’re doing it just right.

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  • ottawageordie2

    Sep 17, 2022 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #31

    For you who think PIF may lose patience with Eddie who do you think would be a better replacement? He has the respect of the players and the supporters. Not sure if there is anyone out there who could walk in here and do that from the off. More damage than good imo.

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  • magicmac54

    Sep 17, 2022 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #32

    EGB

    Bill have you seen this one before in your travels 😀 😀 😀

    https://youtu.be/c2Wq6Y-ivGg

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  • Mund

    Sep 17, 2022 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #33

    Quinn

    Well said mate and I agree.

    I think the owners intended to bring in more but it was difficult to bring in the names we wanted as clubs didn’t want to sell and no club should pay well over the odds for any player as it would hurt us more in the long run.

    I have complete faith in Eddie and you are spot on saying we are wrong to think he can get a tune out of some of these players who are most certainly championship level. Patience is needed as you say but does Yasir have as much as us fans would have…? That is the question.

    Rumours have it that Eddie was always Yasirr’s choice so I do believe he will be given more time. We just need to be a calmer side instead of trying to rush it. We need to control the games and keep possession of the ball. We need to learn to frustrate the opposition instead of being the frustrated.

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 17, 2022 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #34

    ottawageordie2,
    I think people are using the owners losing patience with him to mask their own thoughts on him going, after all, who would be daft enough to suggest they should sack him.

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  • Mund

    Sep 17, 2022 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #35

    I don’t even want to think about who PIF could get as I’m happy with Eddie to take us forward.

    There is many out there tho

    But In Eddie i Trust

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  • jane

    Sep 17, 2022 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #36

    poor game today but the usual suspects 2 of which came on after 70 minutes and the manager get the blame. i thinks these fans are deluded and misguided.

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  • NY Mag

    Sep 17, 2022 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #37

    Bitterly disappointed with the result today, haven’t read the match day comments on here (probably best not to)…I thought we did enough to win it.

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  • jane

    Sep 17, 2022 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #38

    talk of sacking the manager after 1 poor game is ludicrous.

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  • The Mighty Quinn

    Sep 17, 2022 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #39

    Mund I would like to see us try a 3 at the back and allow Trippier and possibly Lewis to get further forward thus allowing us more width without the burden of the defensive side. Trippier currently is a great outlet on the right but is still suspect on the turnaround. Also playing 3 at the back would allow Schar to bring the ball out of defense and assume a Shelvey type role, blokes a decent passer of the ball and when he gets on one of his runs is pretty unstoppable.

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  • magicmac54

    Sep 17, 2022 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #40

    Mund

    Evening young Mund,

    To be totally honest mate i don`t know a lot about Paul but as your probably aware i watch a lot of those different Newcastle podcasts and quite enjoy them all, apparently a lot of people don`t particulary like Steve Wraith, but i have met him in person before and the guy was very friendly and pleasant with me so i couldn`t say a bad word about him, i tend to judge people in person and not listen to any wild speculation.

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