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Magpie Gives Update On International Teammate’s Recent Knock

Newcastle’s three England stars have been preparing for Monday’s match against Iran to begin their World Cup journey. Newcastle posted the following photographs of the trio earlier on Saturday in sunny Qatar.

While all of the three are in contention for Monday, January target James Maddison is still nursing a knee injury he picked up last weekend when Leicester down West Ham 2-0. Maddison was withdrawn at halftime after scoring his seventh goal of the season.

The playmaker’s recent scan was positive but the injury isn’t serious enough to put his World Cup dream in doubt. Nick Pope, speaking to talkSPORT, offered the following update on his international teammate:

“He’s [Maddison] in good spirits. Obviously, he wants to be out there training more than anyone, so he’ll be with us soon, I’m sure.

“He’s in good spirits and he wants to have an impact in this World Cup. He’s come here in really good form, I’ve been watching him obviously from a distance and he’s really right at the top of his game.

“So I’m sure we’ll have him with us soon.”

Newcastle midfielder Bruno Guimaraes had a scary moment earlier in the week. The 25-year-old injured his foot during a training session after a challenge from Real Madrid’s Rodrygo.

Bruno returned to the session but was reportedly hobbled after suffering the knock. Thankfully, he was fine during Brazil’s final training session on Friday according to The Chronicle.

Guimaraes posted the following on Twitter on Saturday as the Brazil squad jetted off for Qatar.

Bruno also revealed that Brazil manager Tite is keen on utilizing some of the playmaking ability he’s unleashed since his move to Tyneside. Guimaraes is certain to build on his 8 caps during this World Cup.

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122 comments so far

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #1

    Mmmm, Freudian slip 😀

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #2

    Seems like a very happy dude does wor Bruno 😀

  • IrishRob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #3

    Jail I get that, I’m just so surprised that’s the option the majority would pick. It feels daft to me, it hinders long term progress massively for short term gains which are not really that great to begin with imo.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Imagine how happy he would have been if he lived in London Jail. Lol

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #5

    Do we think Bruno starts, he’s in my FFT?

  • Scythe

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #6

    Still time to get World Cup fantasy football teams set up. Here’s the link and the code to join the league.

    Code: 052QKU43


    And here’s who we have so far…

    Toon Darn Sarf
    The Taco Takers
    Raj of Hailsley
    Local Hero
    Irish Assassin
    St Georges Geordies
    Chancel be a fine thing
    Migraine Induction
    Summer of 66

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #7

    That’s not a bad turn out at all.

  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:30 PM

    Comment #8

    I haven’t got Bruno in my fantasy team,solely because of the tricky group that Brazil are in.
    However after the latest news of another loophole in the trawler net that is FIFA Fantasy,he could well be in at my time of choosing.. 😀

  • Toonarmy of Frogs

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Interesting views (arsenal fans talking about us as rivals)


  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Three nowt to Ireland,whilst being under the antipodean cosh for 30 mins.

    I predict an Aussie win..

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:46 PM

    Comment #11

    Is that the Wildcard loophole?

  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #12

    No Jail it’s an even bigger one..

  • Ronway

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #13

    Scythe – #6


    How come Darnik has two teams?


  • ottawageordie2

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:53 PM

    Comment #14

    Irish Rob
    I didn’t say that I never wanted a top four finish. I just prefer a cup this year. I can wait until next year for the rest.

  • Scythe

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #15


    I’m rather pleased with that. Didn’t think we’d get as many people who’d be interested. Makes it a bit more fun when there’s a canny number playing 🙂

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #16

    Jail might be an idea to open your eyes and see the smiley before you start shouting

  • Scythe

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #17


    Don’t worry, he’s only got one team. It makes me expand the league if I want to see more than twenty teams and when it expands it duplicates one of the teams for some weird reason. I should have deleted the duplicated team before I pasted it on here. Sorry about that!

  • Scythe

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #18


    What’s this loophole you’re talking about? Have I missed something? I’ll head off to Google it too…

  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 19, 2022 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #19


    When did Rafa get the managers job for the IRFU?

    After 35 mins Ireland had spent seventeen seconds in the Aussies 22 😉

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #21

    Watching a transfer show podcast they were saying maddison is a man u fan and that might sway him. Also that it was more likely that we would go for him in the summer. It was that itk bloke on, Sean whatshisface

  • Munster Mag

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #22

    Ash, unlike rafas teams, Ireland don’t do a low block with a miserable defensive philosophy! Remember the embarrassment when we kicked the ball at the city goalie from kick off, to give us time to get into our shell? Horrific! Ireland won’t do that mate!

  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #23

    It concerns the subs,you do know they are active as soon as GW 1 starts yeah.
    What’s to stop you transferring Messi out after he’s played,for a cheap forward then transfer a cheap mid for lets say a premium mid that’s yet to play?

    I was hoping to keep this information exclusively for the whatsapp group but ho hum.. 😆

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #24

    Moanster you have been called out for your mischief. You need to apologise to English supporters on the blog.

  • Scythe

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #25

    Just seen the name of one of the teams in our league. Nice to see they’re not censoring the names like the usual FFL does. Wonder if it’ll be allowed to stay like that though…

  • Scythe

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #26

    That’s one hell of a loophole if it’s true! Thanks for sharing 😀

  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #27


    Seventeen seconds in the Aussie’s 22,what would you call that?

    It’s Rafa Rugby that’s what it’s called lol.

    But it’s a game of two halves,so yee never knah!

  • Ronway

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #28

    Scythe – #6

    Thanks, and well done for again taking the time to organise a fantasy game for the Blog!


  • IrishRob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:34 PM

    Comment #29

    Jail Bruno doesn’t start imo. Tite named everyone of his midfielders except Bruno when he was giving reasons why Joelinton cant get in the team. He named Casemiro first and called him one of the best midfielders in the world.

    Reading between the lines it doesn’t sound like he’s going to start Bruno. I’d leave him out if I were you.

  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #30

    I think Bruno could well start considering Paqueta’s form.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #31

    My feeling was right about Ireland vs Australia, much the better team Ireland look very poor.

    If we loose to Australia we will lose an absolute bucket load of ranking points.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:41 PM

    Comment #32

    Paqueta and Bruno are played in different positions. Casemiro is taking Brunos position. Paqueta will definitely start at AM.

  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #33


    They sacked Rafa at half time and got Eddie in 😆

  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #34

    Rob Casemiro is a defensive midfielder,Bruno aint one anymore…

  • IrishRob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #35

    Ash Bruno plays DM with both Newcastle and Brazil. I.e Casemiros position. He is just given freedom to roam in the Newcastle team but he definitely plays AM for both sides bud.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #36

    Meant DM.

  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 19, 2022 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #37

    Mmmm we shall see.I’m sure Tite has seen the way he has been playing further forward for the Toon..

  • Romford mag

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:02 PM

    Comment #38

    I tried to get in the WCFL but it wouldn’t let me sign up for some reason ?

  • IrishRob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #39

    How on earth did we manage to win that. Soo poor in so many areas.

    3 games that have completely underwhelmed me, yet they still got the job done.

  • IrishRob

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #40

    Ash that’s what I thought, but when he talked about how good his midfield was a few days ago, Bruno literally didn’t even cone into the equation. He named like 5 players to praise but not Bruno.

    I think that says everything tbh. Bruno imo is still considered a replacement player. I think its a mistake but I’m not Tite.


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