Newcastle are back at it tomorrow evening with a tough match at Crystal Palace. Eddie Howe will likely alter his preferred eleven despite the revelation Bruno will be available.
Craig Hope is reporting on Twitter that the influential midfielder has recovered enough to make the trip to Selhurst Park which is outstanding news. Though Howe will most likely proceed with caution and save him as an impact sub.
Joelinton will likely slot into the midfield three with Sean Longstaff sitting deep. Howe’s decision could be down to starting either Allan Saint-Maximin or Alexander Isak with a potential change of shape.
I suspect Howe will go with Saint-Maximin in the familiar 4-3-3. The Frenchman was an automatic starter prior to his hamstring injury in August. Howe initially went with Saint-Maximin after Bruno’s removal against Fulham.
This is the team I am predicting Howe will name tomorrow with the lone, somewhat forced change. Isak and Guimaraes can potentially get a lengthy cameo depending on how the night unfolds.
Howe did throw out a scenario during his press conference this morning which alluded to Isak playing on the left. Howe stated Alex’s versatility was a primary factor in his capture and that he can play on the left; though he admitted it wasn’t his best position.
Returning Saint-Maximin back to the starting eleven could reignite the Frenchman, who hasn’t had much of an impact since returning from his injury. A league start could be just what he needs to rediscover his form, which would be a timely boost for the second half of the season.
306 comments so far
Jan 20, 2023 at 11:39 PMComment #161
Its got new owners apparently, some scathing reviews but that doesn`t bother me a jot, as long as i get a decent pint and can see and hear the game im sorted.
Jan 20, 2023 at 11:40 PMComment #162
Nothing to be found at the bottom of an empty bottle mate..
Not a lecture bud..
Just speaking of experience..
Jan 20, 2023 at 11:48 PMComment #163
Regan, I know. Can’t get ya tongue to the bottom of a bottle 🙂
Too late for advice marra !
Gis a tune for a friday.
Jan 20, 2023 at 11:49 PMComment #164
Probably getting involved with something I shouldn’t here..
You take care sirRhosis lad and hope to catch up later Yeh..
Jan 20, 2023 at 11:51 PMComment #165
Jan 20, 2023 at 11:54 PMComment #166
Jan 20, 2023 at 11:56 PMComment #167
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:04 AMComment #168
Now did ye know Martin Stephenson was a local lad?
Very good actually.
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:07 AMComment #169
Boat to Bolivia, one of my favourite albums from my youth.
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:07 AMComment #170
Jazzy, if it was up to me you would have a gold plated Season ticket,
Remember that night game, and you drove back home in that horrendous gale.
Some fans definitely more deserving.
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:07 AMComment #171
Gareth Southgate is local to me..
A nice bloke but a bit of a knacker when picking an England team..
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:08 AMComment #172
Oooooh hello sweet cheeks..
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:11 AMComment #173
M’Lady, might you shake the marracas for us and give us a tune?
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:11 AMComment #174
I see Regan and ROM are behaving impeccably as usual. So don’t encourage them into bad behavior NYmag.
NYmag are you going to try and get to the final if we get through.
If we club together and get a box next to Sparkly, his good would that be.
Have you renewed your passport.
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:15 AMComment #175
Wouldn’t be a Friday without this..
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:16 AMComment #176
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:16 AMComment #177
GIPSY KINGS ? “BAMBOLEO”
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:18 AMComment #178
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:20 AMComment #179
a bit of spanish passion 🙂
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:22 AMComment #180
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Jan 21, 2023 at 12:25 AMComment #182
Caught up again. Been busy like on here today!
Well time for sleep,now!
Good night all
PS only just over 17 hours to kick off (if I’ve done my sums right!)
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:27 AMComment #183
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:28 AMComment #184
Hope you enjoyed your day John
We we’re at the guitar night at Killingworth Club last night,
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:33 AMComment #185
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:35 AMComment #186
Not that I’ve ever met M’Lady, but
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:35 AMComment #187
I’ve put my passport application in….whether I’ll get it in time and whether we’ll get there is still up in the air (excuse the pun)…I have my fingers crossed on both accounts 🙂
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:38 AMComment #188
Bruno Guimaraes is set to hand Newcastle United a massive boost by making himself available for this weekend’s trip to Crystal Palace after initial reports he could be out for more than a month with an ankle injury.
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:39 AMComment #189
NYmag, ah! That’s good, if we get through will you try to get over.
How did your girls enjoy their visit here.
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:40 AMComment #190
ok, beddy byes time. 🙁
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:42 AMComment #191
Runaway, total sport tonight, Razor saying Bruno travelled, so I’ll think he’ll play, I mean why take him down to sit on the bench.
Anyway I hope he’s playing.
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:42 AMComment #192
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Jan 21, 2023 at 12:48 AMComment #194
I read earlier that Bruno could be in the squad..
Probably more Eddie kidology than anything else..
Hope to be proven wrong tho..
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:48 AMComment #195
Match day yeah!
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:49 AMComment #196
Regan! He’s playing,
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:51 AMComment #197
Night carltoon and sirRhosis and any other lurkers..
Jan 21, 2023 at 12:51 AMComment #198
Maybe play him second half don’t think he’ll risk him with 90 mins but I maybe wrong
Jan 21, 2023 at 1:11 AMComment #199
They enjoyed it for sure , not sure the little really understood her heritage (but I’ll make sure she does )
If we get there, I’ll try my best too be there 🙂
Jan 21, 2023 at 1:23 AMComment #200
The Gypsy Kings are French and come from around the Sete/Montpellier area of southern France.
I’ve seen them play a couple of times at free concerts in the city of Carcassonne in France. Absolutely tremendous nights. On one occasion the wife nearly fell into the Canal du Midi after the concert.