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.
Getting set for Monday. ???????? pic.twitter.com/xZqDG0cVd2
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) November 19, 2022
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 Maddison was withdrawn at halftime after scoring his seventh goal of the season.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.
Vamoooooooo ???????? pic.twitter.com/aLWSzXXRIW
— Bruno Guimarães (@brunoog97) November 19, 2022
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.
122 comments so far
Nov 19, 2022 at 10:14 PMComment #41
Tis a game of two halves alright.
Fully deserved try for Ireland..
Nov 19, 2022 at 10:18 PMComment #42
Ash, brilliant win though. Really hard game. Heroic defence and we limited them in a big way. Winning is a good habit. So that NZ, Australia, South Africa sorted.
And Munster second team beat South Africa second team. We’ll take that.
Sorry Tuff, more success from this fine small country that punches so much more than its weight. You must love this. Back to your Daily Mail and gimp mask for you, old infirm man 🙂
Nov 19, 2022 at 10:21 PMComment #43
Aye that second half was brilliant,I feared for yous when the Aussies scored their try..
Nov 19, 2022 at 10:29 PMComment #44
That Ireland v Australia match wasn`t pretty or a thing of beauty for a large part of the match, and in fact Australia looked the better team for most of the game, but Ireland got the job done in the end while not playing anywhere near their best.
Nov 19, 2022 at 10:38 PMComment #45
For the Welsh rugby fans
(I know, but they’ve gone very quiet with good reason )
Nov 19, 2022 at 10:39 PMComment #46
Nov 19, 2022 at 10:54 PMComment #47
Very naughty there loch, have some empathy for our welsh cousins 😀
Nov 19, 2022 at 10:57 PMComment #48
I think we’re going to hold the world no.1 ranking now until at least February. That could be over 6 months we will have held it I think. That’s fair decent going.
Nothing worse than getting it and losing it a week or two later.
Nov 19, 2022 at 10:58 PMComment #49
Unlike plenty I’ve a lot of time for Welsh rugby fans. Clubs like Llanelli are very similar to Munster and they love their rugby the way nufc fans love the Toon. Passionate rugby fans, great men for a song song in a pub too. I’ve had incredible times in Cardiff too with Ireland and Munster. After one international weekend we travelled back to London where we were living and and walked up the steps on a Monday morning in Victoria Station.
It was massively depressing. The (now) wife turned to me and said “dull grey and full of cnuts” as we trudged our way up into the street. It was a pretty fair representation of how we felt.
But yes, great rugby memories. I’d love to get back there on a fishing trip. Fish Monmouthshire, get over to Yorkshire and fish there, and then up to Northumberland for a bit more there, finishing off with a weekend in the Toon. 🙂
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:00 PMComment #50
Rib when you consider our player base, it’s some going. Delighted to see Crowley on, and of course Craig Casey of my club Shannon, where I will be tomorrow morning.
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:01 PMComment #51
Players in Qatar are shaving their hairy legs because of the heat
Richard Keys is shaving his hands
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:05 PMComment #52
Munster – glad Ireland got the win, but stop the ‘small country’ syndrome. Why come on and try and rile up us English when you say you are a NUFC fan, and the vast majority of NUFC fans will be English; mostly from Newcastle! There’s no need
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:06 PMComment #53
Loch…and his back, shoulders, feet,….keep going 🙂
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:08 PMComment #54
Infantino complains that he was bullied and called names at school be ause he was ginger.
Now he’s bald what do we call him ?
Where do they get these clowns from ?
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:12 PMComment #55
Mais non !
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Nov 19, 2022 at 11:13 PMComment #56
Can’t believe Infantino ‘rolled out’ a gat colleague to say, we gays are happy in FIFA; Infantino is a great guy and cares a lot – that was so cringy!
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:16 PMComment #57
There’s pecking order
Ireland as first cousins
All Blacks (Ali Williams Mum used to babysit me )
Wales as second cousins
After that the rest in no particular order
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:19 PMComment #58
Get in Mark Allen the lad from Antrim into his 3rd UK snooker final in a truly classic semi final, not a bad old night to be Irish. Now over to all you English folk it`s your turn on the World Cup.
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:21 PMComment #59
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Who do you think the first five that should be sent up ?
Anything for a quieter life
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:31 PMComment #60
Loch apologies i stand corrected in the order of cousins mate 😀 😀 😀
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:38 PMComment #61
Loch a version of the Green Glens of Antrim to suit you my friend 😀
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:39 PMComment #62
Oh forgot the tune Loch 😀
Fenham to Chalfont
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:40 PMComment #63
I’d propose in order:
Anything for a quieter life and Blog.
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:40 PMComment #64
You’ll have to send me the link !
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:43 PMComment #65
That’s what happens when you haven’t had a drink !
Time for a wee dram and then zzzz
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:44 PMComment #66
i’m not going
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:49 PMComment #67
Oldham were a founder member of the Premier league now they are in a relegation place at the bottom of the National league.
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:49 PMComment #68
Clearly a lady of good taste
Ear muffs are extra as on most flights
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:50 PMComment #69
Loch another version of the Green Glens of Antrim plus the star of the County Down.
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:52 PMComment #70
I’m not really maudlin , not yet anyway but always heard this a kid and kind of moving
Apparently it’s a great warm up tune for the pipes
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:56 PMComment #71
And a change of tempo, just love the piss take element of this.rooted I suspect in Glasweigan humour
Nov 19, 2022 at 11:56 PMComment #72
On Madison, straight from the Pope’s mouth:
“I’m sure we’ll have him with us soon.”
Nov 20, 2022 at 12:00 AMComment #73
V clever Cyprus 🙂
Nov 20, 2022 at 12:01 AMComment #74
Wow Loch i haven`t heard Andy Stewart for years i guess he is possibly in the big house in the clouds now mate?
Nov 20, 2022 at 12:05 AMComment #75
For when the Pope is appointed people listen
Nov 20, 2022 at 12:09 AMComment #76
1993 Arbroath RIP
If EGB wants a change in Kipper supplier from Craster he’s got the best kippers in the world to choose from especially as their ‘smoking’ as well
Funny how everything is connected
Nov 20, 2022 at 12:13 AMComment #77
Yeah i said earlier we were fearing about it, but it’s now official.
Nov 20, 2022 at 12:16 AMComment #78
Loch so Andy passed away in Arbroath in 1973 you say it`s funny how everything is connected, well all us humans are connected, we are all just different branches of the one tree, it`s just some people haven`t worked it out yet mate.
Nov 20, 2022 at 12:18 AMComment #79
Vive la France 😀
Nov 20, 2022 at 12:23 AMComment #80
Nite Nite Folks Keep Safe