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Howe Makes Lone Change In Our Predicted Team For Palace Despite Bruno Revelation



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.

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306 comments so far

  • sparky55

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #241

    Nadj…always a pleasure mate…and make sure every day’s a learning day so you can leave home quicker!

    1
  • Wor B

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #242

    Next step, learn how to do this

    1
  • sparky55

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #243

    Wow Wor B…confucious he say Wor B is nearly ready to leave home!

    1
  • Vask

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #244

    morning WorB

    2
  • Vask

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #245

    Silicone valley here I come! 😀

    1
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #246

    Jail

    That was a spot on post about Wood in the last article.

    You are dead right that it was good business for a net £8/9M to get a CF who defo played his part in the grandstand finish to last season.

    I posted after his miss against Sheff Wed that I thought it might be his last game for the club. He could have got pelters from the crowd if he missed another sitter at SJP.

    Instead, I think he’ll get a big round of appreciation if he returns. One thing all of us agree on, whether we feel he did well or not, is that he gave his all and did the best he could. Us Toon fans appreciate that as much as anything.

    14
  • sparky55

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #247

    Weve got some reet braniacs on here this morning…mint! 🙂 🙂

    Ps…thats the best I can do!

    1
  • Wor B

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #248

    Once I’m out of these pesky slip-on shoes and elasticated waists, the world will be mine! Mmmmuahahaha

    2
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #249

    Amazing to think…

    If we win today and Lpool and Chelsea draw we’ll have 41pts and they’ll both have just 29.

    As a ‘who would have believed’ that at the start of the season statement it takes some beating.

    And, we are only half way through the season.

    7
  • JohnJ

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #250

    Bills,

    I also thought that Wood’s miss against Sheffield Wednesday in the cup was a defining point. I think had he scored then it may have been a different outcome.

    But I, for one, wish Wood all the best in the future and say thanks for your efforts and goals in a NUFC shirt.

    8
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #251

    And…

    If Fulham beat or hold Spurs to a draw and we win we’ll be 7 or 8pts ahead of Spurs with a game in hand. Win that and it’s 10 or 11pts ahead.

    Ifs and buts but still blinking amazing.

    4
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:34 AM

    Comment #252

    Another day another match….for my 13s 🙁

    Wanna have a lie in sometime!

    0
  • Not another deJong

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #253

    Deep down in my gut, I just wanna beat ManU

    1
  • Munster Mag

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #254

    Bills it might be Brighton who are the big threat, though I’m not sure of points etc

    0
  • sparky55

    Jan 21, 2023 at 9:42 AM

    Comment #255

    Its a changing of the guard…and we’re marching towards the keep ready to show them the door!

    …and they never saw us coming so quick!

    #Lovingit

    1
  • Regan

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #257

    I’m on the bandwagon..
    Eggs Benedict for me this morning..

    3..1 to the toon..

    HWTL

    3
  • DrGloom

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #258

    Was thinking of watching the lunchtime kickoff game today but just saw its between two mistake teams with nothing to play for , don’t think I’ll bother 😀

    0
  • DrGloom

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:24 AM

    Comment #259

    Mid table even … bloody aurocorrect

    2
  • Wor B

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #260

    #prayforbrunosankle

    Well done carltoon, Bruno has declared himself fit, Eddie may not play him, but it looks like you still have some sway upstairs. 🙂

    2
  • clinath@ed

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #261

    I like mistake teams Dr G

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  • Davas

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #262

    A sunny morning and it’s match day. Gotta love it.
    Good luck to Chris Wood at Forest and hope he scores the winner against any/all of our rivals.
    I’m a know nowt so I’ll leave it to EH, who definitely isn’t, to comment:

    “Of Wood, Howe added: ‘He’s been a huge player for us, outstanding in every way. When we signed him, we were in a very difficult league position. He played a huge part on the pitch to help transform the team.

    ‘He’s been excellent, both on and off the pitch, in terms of his leadership and positivity even when he’s not played.

    ‘You can’t underestimate the role he’s played. It was a difficult decision, because you have to take into account the player and his wishes. The player wanted to go and he gets the security of an extra year on his contract. But also, I think it’s a very good deal financially for the football club.’ “

    3
  • niafron

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #263

    @DrGloom

    Important game for us however. A draw would be perfect.

    0
  • Davas

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:31 AM

    Comment #264

    A draw, preferably, or a Chelsea win today as Liverpool have a game in hand.

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #265

    AP

    Totally!

    Jerkasaurus Rex, that guy!

    2
  • sparky55

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #266

    Steady on WorB @ 260.. that statement could well be construed as masongynistic in some quarters!

    2
  • Regan

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #267

    Leicester to take points off Brighton would benefit us as well..
    Fulham to mash the spuds..
    Arsenal to beat manure..
    West Ham to beat Everton..

    Not asking too much am I..

    😆

    7
  • Wor B

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #268

    Only 25 minutes left to make your FPL mistakes…

    2
  • sparky55

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #269

    Regan…dont forget the chilli…not too much mind!

    1
  • sparky55

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:38 AM

    Comment #270

    Regan…thats mental…I was just thinking the very same thing as I’m sorting thru my Fantast footy

    1
  • Regan

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #271

    Sparky..
    No chilli mate..
    Will have to make do with chop sauce..

    😳

    1
  • Wor B

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #272

    Hmm, masongynistic

    Apologies Sparky, I’ll repent in the Masons Arms later today.

    1
  • Regan

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #273

    Liverfool/Chelsea got a draw written all over it..

    I hope..

    0
  • Tinos Vino

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #274

    These are the weekends funnily enough that will define where we finish up.

    Away to mid table team with those around us facing each other. Win and the psychological pressure on the likes of Tottenham ,Chelsea and the bin dippers goes to another level if they have bad results.

    Did I also read that the Juventus decision also affects Spurs as their football director was at Juve when it went on and he is banned for 2 years? Might be shit but sure I read him and the ceo got a ban?

    2
  • DrGloom

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #275

    We just need to look after our own games, we can’t control what other teams do .. I’m going 0-3 today , just think that law of averages means we’re going to have a game where we take the chances we missed against Leeds/ Fulham

    1
  • Wor B

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #276

    5:30 ko, could be awkward for Dennis Twice, I hope he has time to work out then post today’s match tactics for the lads.

    4
  • Regan

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #277

    The boxing should be good tonight..
    A scouser and a manure fan..

    Could be a right old tear up..

    😆

    2
  • Tinos Vino

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #278
  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #279

    Regan #267. Surely that was Spam to stir the toffee?

    1
  • Davas

    Jan 21, 2023 at 10:50 AM

    Comment #280

    Tinos

    Yes he was but at the moment I think the ban for him is just in Italy, unless Fifa intervene

    1


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