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Magpie Explains Absence After Disappointing Result



Saturday’s draw was another opportunity lost as Newcastle have lost points at home for the second straight match. The lads just couldn’t solve Bournemouth’s stubborn defending and have again failed to score from open play.

The absences of Callum Wilson and Allan Saint-Maximin continue to plague the attack. Alexander Isak, who took his penalty very well, is still learning to play in this system and with his new teammates. He was a passenger for large swathes of the afternoon.

Newcastle did get Bruno Guimaraes back. The playmaker started and lasted 70 minutes in his first start in four weeks. Bruno was a little rusty but still managed to complete 90% of his over 60 passes and make 5 tackles. Though to Bournemouth’s credit, very few of his passes unlocked our opponent’s backline.

After the match, Bruno expressed his disappointment with the result. He’ll jet off to Brazil for two friendlies against Ghana and Tunisia but should be back to his best for Fulham in October. With any luck, Callum and Allan will be ready as well.

Here is what Bruno as published in The Shields Gazette:

“I am feeling better and okay. Of course, this was my first game after injury and after 20 days.

“I did my best to be ready as soon as possible. I was at the club working to be fit morning, afternoon and night. So I am happy and thankful to the physios for helping me a lot. Now I try to re-find my rhythm.

“That is normal when you are injured but I think I have not played good but not bad either, an average game.

“It was frustrating and once again we have lost two points at home. We are disappointed.

“We tried but it was not good enough. We must now try to enjoy our time but when we come back look at other options to change the game but we are disappointed overall.”

Bruno also revealed that his hamstring injury actually occurred against Manchester City despite his cameo a few days later at Tranmere. He didn’t realize he was injured until it was too late and potentially did more damage. This was his explanation of his injury:

“I was injured in the Man City game. I tried to play in the Tranmere game.

“When I needed to run, I felt it a lot. For me, I thought I was just tired and I didn’t know I was even injured. After the Tranmere game, I spoke to the doctor and I wanted a scan. When we saw the scan we thought it [the injury] was small but it was big.

“When you are injured you are resting the muscle and it is always difficult to know what is happening. But now the most important thing is, I am fit.”

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46 comments so far

  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #1

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #2

    O

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:33 AM

    Comment #3

    !

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #4

    Bruno Bruno!

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #5

    The hub, makes us tick!

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  • Vask

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #6

    The treble is still on. Though we may just have to settle for a domestic cup double as it stands…

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #7

    Just find that final , creative midfield piece of the jigsaw and we have a top starting 11.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #8

    Vask

    What about bass and middle?

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  • Vask

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #9

    Zero bass zero middle ten treble Clint. It’s the only way. 😉

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #10

    Vask

    Ouch!
    Sounds like a recipe for tinnitus!

    Push the mids for that mick Ronson tone.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #11

    Noticed yesterday on quite a few occasions that Bruno was too knackered to chase back when some of our attacks broke down in their half. That should improve a lot after a few games.

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  • Tyran21

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #12

    CLINT FLICK

    I take it as a compliment when some posters say Newcastle was terrible against Bournemouth. Hit the post twice, 2-3 clear chance to score while being terrible. I’ll take that.

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  • Vask

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #13

    Thanks for the feedback.

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  • Vask

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #14

    I thought yesterday we were one man short on the overload down the left. There were a few times where we created a bit of space in the corner of the box which a runner from central midfield could have exploited but nobody did.

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  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #15

    Another point when Wood came on – the speed of him running from the touchline onto the pitch was like Jack Flash with the gearbox in top gear. Thereafter he hardly got out of second gear.

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #16

    Tyran21,
    To finish top six we have to be better than the traditional ‘top six’ all of their squads are absolutely light years ahead of ours. Spurs are bringing on a £25M DM to close out games and Hueng Min Son to finish them off, our best game changer was Jacob Murphy. People think King the owners might replace the manager because he’s not getting a tune out of that. Come on.

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #17

    Tyran

    Good attitude mate. We’re headed in the right direction.
    It’s boring when we’re thwarted, but them’s the breaks, on occasion.

    Vask

    Good one!
    My man.
    😉

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  • big bob

    Sep 18, 2022 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #18

    It’s quite weird how a few week back people were saying ASM not good enough for team and should be sold etc
    But when he has been missing you can actually now see what he brings to team just the fact he attracts 2-3 players to him is the reason he is one of the main players for us everyone else then has space to play yesterday’s game just showed we had no one to run at the defence which would then create space for other players

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  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #19

    People say we will learn to break teams down. We didn’t learn from Palace game so why would we learn from Bournemouth game.
    Howe has a lot of improving to do.
    Why couldn’t he take off Targett and get Wood up top with Isak with Murphy Almiron Fraser behind them. A manager who doesn’t take risks to win a game at home to Bournemouth has serious limitations.

    I wouldn’t sack Howe this season as he deserves this season for keeping us up. We wont get relegated under Howe. Also needs help in January transfer window.

    But in my opinion if we want to avoid relegation and consolidate in Prmier League mid table 15th to 10th then Howe is the man.

    However if we want champions league and challenge for Premier Lge then Howe is not the man.

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  • Tyran21

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #20

    Nijmegen-toon

    Those teams drop points too. If Newcastle improves and win a couple of 6points of mid table teams rather than just 4points to compensate the point loss to the bottom teams. Suddenly top 6 is on track again. Clearer picture when Newcastle have full squad back.

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  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #21

    For keeping us up last season most of these players deserved the CHANCE to show they deserve to be part of this new challenge.
    However I have to say Fraser, Murphy, Wood, Longstaff, Willock have not taken that chance this season.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:06 AM

    Comment #22

    Brussels from previous thread: “Refreshing to now have a Manager who can astutely identify the issues in a performance”

    The Manager: “Something was missing.”

    🙂

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  • cyprus

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #23

    PS. I like the work Eddie is doing. He has transformed our style of play with virtually the same team.

    I don’t expect amazing things this year, like I said at the start. I do expect some surprises, like the Liverpool and City games AND the Bournemouth game.

    This season I’m happy with never thinking the word R…….. throughout the season. Been many years since that. Since Pardew?

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  • Tyran21

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #24

    The Last Jedi

    How can Howe coach players to shoot more accurately and finish off chances? Newcastle was playing 2-5-3 mostly yesterday, even Schar was pushing into midfield. How much riskier he have to play?

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #25

    substitutes
    Howe struggled yesterday because or bench is not up to scratch compared to a lot of teams and who they can bring on
    Our first eleven all fit can compete with most teams would be a top 8 finish
    Our second 11 would be a relegation team which shows that we need to buy big time if we want to compete at the top

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  • Tyran21

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #26

    The Last Jedi

    I do agree on lack of plan B though, although not Targett for Wood. Maybe Willock and Almiron for Wood and Ritchie. Ritchie on the left,Fraser on the right to bomb crosses in. Stick Wood in the box to battle the defenders and Isak to roam around.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #27

    Charlie
    Just after my post you mention the word “relegation”.

    Don’t wanna hear it this season man!

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #28

    cyprus
    we will not be in a relegation battle – but just shows the difference in our first 11 -13 players and the rest we have to bring on – Dummett, Ritchie, Lewis, Manquillo, Wood, Fraser, Murphy,

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  • cyprus

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #29

    True

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  • jimiley

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #30

    We are getting found out not buying a creative midfielder like Maddison. You get what it says on the tin with him. Proven over years. Isak is an unknown quantity having not played in the Prem. 3 goals last season from open play. He needs to prove himself.
    Eddie bought Botman but plays Burn for his leadership and experience. Sorry Eddie? Are you saying you paid 35 million as cover?
    Eddie is doing a great job. I have up my season ticket in 2014 because of Ashley and moved out the area. The team has improved greatly but after two below average home games the boo boys are back. Despicable. If you cannot support the team then stay away. They seem different fans from the ones I have known since the mid 60s. We were used to winning nowt but just got on with it. Best supporters in the world? Yeah right.

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  • jimiley

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #31

    Just reading posts about moving players like Almiron and Willock and Longstaff and Fraser to different positions.
    It does not matter where you put them. They create nowt and score less. Look at their stats over years. It’s blindingly obvious they ain’t good enough

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  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #32

    The trouble is Wood is not the solution therefore it doesn’t make any difference which player is sacrificed or what tactics are deployed. The problem is with our squad after years of neglect. Two transfer windows will not repair the damage inflicted to our club.

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #33

    Thanks to Loch and Brussels from previous…Good points

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  • 9

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #34

    Plenty others do it, so I may as well repeat myself: it’s been obvious for 3 years we are a one-man team. We have improved defensively due to excellent signings, but when our only penetrative player is either injured or not bothering, we offer as near as darn it to nothing at all threatening the opposition. We offer virtually no threat whatsoever without him. We fail to penetrate Brighton, Wolves, Palace, Bournemouth in open play. That is dreadful.

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  • jimiley

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #35

    9
    Agreed.
    We had a great game against City and should have won. Take Max out that game and we lose easily

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  • SirRhosis

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #36

    Can’t really see any league position changes affecting us much today

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  • jimiley

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #37

    We had a great run from Jan to May because Eddie tightened the defence and teams thought they were still dealing with the old crap Toon and went toe to toe. They got a shock in open games.
    Those same teams are showing more respect and sitting back and counter attacking. We do not have players skilful enough to pick open massed defences. It’s that simple. Every team has a chance against us. They are doing a Rafa on the Toon.

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  • Tyran21

    Sep 18, 2022 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #38

    Novocastrian66

    It’s not working with Isak either at the moment. Statistic shows if you put in enough service into the box, Wood will score. That’s a glaring problem for a long long time, it’s the service not Wood. Isak of course is a much better player than Wood and suits plan A better. But if Newcastle get Wood in and plan A is not working, why not try something that has been prove working for Wood and play to Wood strength?

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  • SirRhosis

    Sep 18, 2022 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #39

    It’s a point Tyran, but the problem is in getting the players to suddenly change their style of play. I’m not so sure that they can quickly assimilate that. Not calling them thick or owt. I’ll leave that to others 🙂

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Sep 18, 2022 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #40

    I think the Fulham game will suit us better they will be wide open which is better for our team

    Although Fulham seem to have some really nice attacking players but I think out defence will keep them out

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