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How Will Newcastle Do At Fulham On Saturday?



The season gets back underway on Saturday at Craven Cottage after a taxing international break. Three Magpies suffered injuries with their national squads with Alexander Isak and Chris Wood likely unavailable this weekend.

Isak returned to Newcastle last week with a lower leg injury. He is expected to miss the next few weeks. Wood suffered a rib injury leading to his first-half substitution in New Zealand’s defeat against Australia on Saturday.

Bruno Guimaraes also returned early with a minor thigh injury though he is not expected to miss this weekend’s clash. His availability along with the return of Callum Wilson could be key to Newcastle’s chances.

Fulham have been nothing short of sensational in their return to the Premier League. They sit in 6th place on 11 points. Former Magpie Aleksandar Mitrovic’s six goals trails only Erling Haaland’s 11 as the league’s best.

Mitrovic is also fresh off a hat-trick against Sweden for Serbia. They face Norway in the Nations League this evening. He does have a slight knock which may keep him out of tonight’s match.

Goals have been in short supply for the Toon, who have not scored from open play in our last two fixtures, both disappointing home draws. The loss of Isak as well as the continuing absence of Allan Saint-Maximin will not help matters.

Wilson’s expected return may cancel out Isak’s exclusion. The 30-year-old has been out of action with a hamstring injury since the Manchester City draw. He’s scored two superb goals in his three starts.

This will be a difficult match for Newcastle to get something from. Fulham look primed for Premier League survival and have made some savvy additions this summer. However, midfielder Joao Palhinha will miss out with five yellow cards.

How Will Newcastle Do At Fulham On Saturday?

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64 comments so far

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 27, 2022 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #1

    pug power

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  • JohnJ

    Sep 27, 2022 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #2

    HOWAY the Lads!

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 27, 2022 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Are tehre any rabbits on here?

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 27, 2022 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Got to be faster John

    1
  • SuperShearer

    Sep 27, 2022 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #5

    It’s so hard to predict our results at the moment based simply on the fact we don’t know who is going to be available.

    If Maxi, Bruno and Wilson are all fit to play, I see us beating them with ease. If not… it might be a difficult fixture.

    3
  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #6

    I left some posts on the other thread, not sure how long after this one started, it’s deadly quiet on here 😥

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #7

    zzzz

    0
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #8

    Any rare-bits around?

    0
  • Rabbit

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Hey Pug how i’d love to stroke you

    0
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:11 PM

    Comment #10

    Forgot about Viduka playing for us for a bit. So there’s Moore and Viduka who definitely started games for us. Did Good and Inman both actually play for us? I’m pretty sure the former played in a cup game or two but can’t remember in the PL. Did Inman play for us though? Maybe as sub?

    Any advances on these 4 Aussies?

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  • The Mighty Quinn

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #11

    2-1 win for us on Saturday.
    Mitro will score against us with Willock scoring for us and Wilson coming off the bench to notch the winner.

    HWTL.

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  • jarra mick

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #12

    How long do we give Howe to win a match before he has to go?
    We can’t score from open play and look no better than last season despite £200 million spend.

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  • WLtoon

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #13

    Dave Mitchell played in 1990/91 season, played 5 games i think, also an Aussie

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #14

    I hope it’s not going to take a treacherous Jarrovian mackem to liven the place up 😀
    For anyone that doesn’t know jarra mick is a long standing mackem who also frequents the BBC football comments page.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #15

    If Wilson is fit but Isak & Wood are injured, surely he has to start. Beyond them, who can play striker? ASM has done it but probably won’t be fit so who next in that role? Play Willock or Anderson as a false 10? Put BDB up there to hold the ball up or knock it on? 😉

    1
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #16

    Nijmegen – I thought Jarra Mick was Kets. No?

    I don’t even bother reading the BBC comments page any more, it’s just mostly drivel…

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  • jarra mick

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #17

    Mackem??? That’s absurd, I am Toon through and through!

    1
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #18

    I reckon that Pope will be in the England squad but Pickford will be No. 1 choice.

    1
  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #19

    Regarding Maguire, for me it’s simple. If he can regain his place at Man Utd and also his best form then he’s got to go to the World Cup and will be a fantastic asset for England. If he’s still on the bench for Man Utd, then it would be foolish to take him. Would be quite a shock usually for a player as prominent as him to get dropped for a tournament but he’s not good enough to go as it stands. I really hope he picks up his form as we’re not exactly blessed in that position.

    2
  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #20

    Good comeback for England last night and a pity for Pope’s blunder but that dosen’t suddenly make him a bad GK.

    The team had plenty of chances without that one mistake so he shouldn’t be taking the blame for not get getting a win.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #21

    EGB – I think that too. Pickford hasn’t done anything to deserve being dropped as number 1. Pope has hopefully shown enough in training to go as it would be very disappointing if Henderson goes instead of him. I think it will be Pickford, Ramsdale, and Pope barring injury issues.

    1
  • WLtoon

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #22

    jarra mick

    Do you still live in Jarra?

    1
  • JohnJ

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #23

    Sir Pug,

    I thought I’d let you enjoy a “First” 🙂

    WL Toon,

    Is Jarra Mick a Toon Fan or what?

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  • Wor B

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #24

    I’m not too concerned about Pope, he’s not shown any sign of the jitters for us, and he was an absolute bargain, cost the equivalent of three tubs of Lurpak!

    Hmm, maybe dinosaur arms rubbed the Lurpak on Wor Pope’s gloves last night?

    6
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #25

    WLtoon

    Jarra mick was born and bred in Cloud Cuckoo Land.

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  • The Taco Taker

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Bradden Inman never started a game for Newcastle, he was named on the bench a couple of time if I recall correctly. One thing I do know is his parents owned the Berkeley Tavern pub in Whitley Bay until they sold it to move to Crewe when he transferred there. I saw him in there a few times when he came back from training.

    Just did a quick google of him, he was last seen playing for Mumbai City in the Indian League.

    2
  • The overrated Frenchman

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #27

    James Troisi made the bench a couple of times

    1
  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 27, 2022 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #28

    Not only a mackem, but a mackem that would stoop so low as to call the toon ‘we’ to carry out his treacherous villainy 😀

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #29

    ToonDarnSarf,
    Murphy played ad a striker to ill effect against Cambridge, should never have let Gayle go 😀

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #30

    At Fulham game, with a whatsapp doc? group

    I will probably get banned as I initiated it.

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  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #31

    Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog,
    I seen on twitter that the club are having to contact some unlucky punters as they’ve oversold the ticket allocation.

    1
  • magicmac54

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #32

    Given the fact we are going to be depleted for the Fulham game on Saturday i personally think a draw would be a very satisfactory result, also even if Wilson plays you have to factor in he is not going to be match fit, that usually takes about 3 games when a player returns from a long injury. To all you lads who will be attending the game on Saturday i hope you have a great time guys and the Toon make me eat my words HWTL.

    1
  • WLtoon

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #33

    John J,

    Not sure about Jarra Mick, i might even know him, or not

    1
  • WLtoon

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #34

    I hope the lads put in a shift and at least get a point, especially for all you fans with tickets travelling to Craven Cottage.
    It`s a knocking bet Mitro will score, in that case who will score for us?
    If we do lose this i bet the knives will be sharpening

    1
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #35

    Don’t say that Jail, I am in the “home end” H6

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  • Toon_Barmy

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #36

    I’m just glad Pope dropped the clanger in a glorified England friendly rather than in goal for the Toon

    4
  • Romford mag

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #37

    I’m pretty sure t-rex arms has made some right howlers playing for England !?!

    2
  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #38

    WLtoon,
    I won’t be sharpening any knives. We haven’t had the rub of the green at all this season.

    3
  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #39

    Romford mag,
    But it’s not Pickfords place to lose but it was Pope’s place to win, that’s the difference unfortunately.

    1
  • Mag52

    Sep 27, 2022 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #40

    Problem is, Toon Barmy, that not only did he gift the Germans an equaliser, he looked nervy when playing out from the back, especially in the first half, and his kicks upfield left the pitch from time to time.
    I really hope he can put the game behind him for Saturday.
    I can’t imagine him being number two to Pickford in Quatar, although I think he’ll make the squad.

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