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Winger Ready To Return Against The Red Devils – Report

Eddie Howe will have Anthony Gordon available for Sunday’s match against Manchester United according to Luke Edwards with The Telegraph. The winger will make his return after being sidelined for the previous two fixtures with an ankle injury.

Gordon made his full Newcastle debut in the defeat at Manchester City. During that match, he injured his ankle forcing him to miss the two recent 2-1 wins. He’ll now come back into the fold on Sunday.

The 22-year-old’s return is timely with Miguel Almiron out of action for most of April, a month of seven fixtures for The Magpies. Eddie Howe started Jacob Murphy on the right for the two victories.

It’s likely Murphy retains his place against the Red Devils, though Gordon is an option on both flanks. Left wing is an area of intrigue this week after Elliot Anderson’s star turn at the City Ground.

Allan Saint-Maximin was withdrawn at halftime against Forest paving the way for Anderson’s outstanding display. Saint-Maximin has likely recovered from his minor muscle issue with the possibility he keeps his place this weekend.

The jury is out on the availability of Sven Botman. The defender was forced to withdraw from the Dutch camp with an illness. Edwards believes it’s touch and go for Sven against Man United. It apparently was a case of food poisoning that delayed his debut for the Netherlands.

134 comments so far

  • IrishRob

    Mar 28, 2023 at 1:39 AM

    Comment #81

    I still can’t believe this happened lol. It looks like something out of the twilight zone.


  • terencelim

    Mar 28, 2023 at 4:02 AM

    Comment #82

    No surprise Stuart Attwell is being appointed as the referee, the biggest Manure ass licker in history if not Mike Riley.

  • cyprus

    Mar 28, 2023 at 4:51 AM

    Comment #83

    I leave you for 5 minutes and you go and sell ASM! 🙂

    Allan, we love you my friend.

    Score a wonder goal this Sunday, silence the doubters (for at least two weeks). I know you’ve been told to pass, and you have been doing that just fine.

    But once, just take them all on. All 12 of them. (One of them twice, just for the entertainment).

  • Not another deJong

    Mar 28, 2023 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #84

    I was slightly concerned that none of the five goals scored by Sweden were by Isak, so feel better after seeing this.

    Danny @RobertsLeftPeg
    Great play from Isak there, forces the OG, great interception, then a killer ball across the goal. He causes so many problems for defences. We are lucky to have the lad.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #85

    Have we kept a clean sheet in games Maxi has started, I’d like to see the stats for games won this season where he’s played 75+ mins

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 6:56 AM

    Comment #86

    He looked very dangerously in that first half, I had to pick the bairn up so missed the second, there’s nowt to worry about there, he got 71 in both games and must surely be back to optimal match fitness/sharpness now.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 7:00 AM

    Comment #87

    attempt_saved icon Attempt saved. Emil Forsberg (Sweden) left footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Alexander Isak.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 7:01 AM

    Comment #88

    attempt_blocked icon Attempt blocked. Mattias Svanberg (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Alexander Isak.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #89

    attempt_blocked icon Attempt blocked. Alexander Isak (Sweden) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Viktor Gyökeres with a headed pass.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 7:12 AM

    Comment #90

    We’ve won one league game all season where ASM has played more than 75 minutes. The opener against Forest.

  • Not another deJong

    Mar 28, 2023 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #91

    And hopefully fit to play against ManU.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #92

    Take them all on, run in to a blind alley, have the rest of the team work twice as hard to get the ball back. Impact sub when wanting to kill a ga.e or last throw of the dice when losing. The stats are there, we rarely win when he plays 75+

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #93

    I can’t remember a player that divided opinion so much, HBA maybe. Imo people are remembering the mazy runs that pulled us out of the shite under Bruce and not the other 30 games where he was largely dross like the rest of the team bar the odd exciting run that ended with nothing.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:19 AM

    Comment #94

    Maxi had great wins per start stats under Bruce. They are a poor stat though. I love watching him play and he has a gift for entertainment. Its a crime to waste that on the bench so Id rather see him go play for another team. Maybe he could replace Zaha

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #95

    That’ll be interesting given we only won about eight games a season under Bruce.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #96

    Raj, its likely a small sample so I wouldn’t take that seriously. Which teams did he get 70 minutes againt? Man C, Wolves…. I agree he’s not suited to our style and his time has come but not sure those stats prove much.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #97

    There was quite a lot of press showing we barely picked up any points in the games he missed but did well with him. That was a bigger sample too. Maybe over two years. Could just be that he got injured during our lowest point. I remember Wilson our player of the season, we actually got more points without him than with because his injury coincided with a winning run. Possibly when Jones came in.

  • Bambams

    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #98

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  • Adamn_92

    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #99

    We all want ASM to do well and fit into this team. He hasn’t shown consistently he can do that yet, so going forward you imagine his position is one that is being looked at for upgrading. We look more balanced when he doesn’t play, maybe lose some of that potential attacking threat, but as a team we look more solid and the attacking play looks more fluid.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:48 AM

    Comment #100

    What’s it towards Bambams

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #101

    At this rate, anyone thinking ASM has a future at the club are doing so in hope rather than expectation because nothing suggests that he’s going to be more than a bit-part player for Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United side.

    He doesn’t have the physical resilience to do the high intensity pressing that is required of our forward players without picking up muscle injuries and his defensive deficiencies have been talked to death so I won’t repeat them. If ASM is happy with cameo appearances off the bench/starting the odd game when injuries pile up, then great, let’s keep him as a squad player. It’s safe to say his time as a nailed on starter are well and truly done though.

    We’ve all wanted him to do well, but it’s time to face facts.

  • Adamn_92

    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #102

    Saw a few bits here and there of the Sweden game last night and Isak was looking quite sharp. He seems to have a good reading of the game, his own goal assists for example came from either a Sweden goal kick of hoof up field from defence, can’t remember which. But basically a Swedish player won the flick on, but before he even won the flick on Isak was anticipating it and making a move. He then was in a position to beat the defender to the ball, knock it past him and use his pace to get away before putting a dangerous cross/pull back into the box, which led to the own goal.

    His movement and understanding of when to drop deep, when to run in behind or when to run the channels is very very good. Can see why he was reportedly Howe’s top target and can see how he can easily fit into the way Newcastle play. He must be a nuisance for defenders not knowing whether to go with him if he drops deep, or go with him if he drifts wide.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #103

    If you say anything negative towards him it’s seen by some as scapegoating or having an agenda against him. Imo the facts/stats speak for themselves, we’re a better team without him, if that upsets his admirers then so be it.

  • Bambams

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #104

    I have hear there is a problem with the link….

    Here it is again;


  • Digger54

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:14 AM

    Comment #105
  • Bills Son Is Back

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:15 AM

    Comment #106

    On ASM…

    I got a few pelters when I said early doors into Eddie’s reign that I thought he’d be sold. I’m certain he would have ben if we’d signed Diaby last summer.

    When that signing didn’t come off I reckon Eddie played it cute by bigging ASM up and I’m sure he also did everything he could to coach him into being more of a team player.

    I know he’s had injuries this season but the bottom line is even when he is fit he is hugely inconsistent, doesn’t score enough and can be a defensive liability especially under the cosh away from home.

    IMO he is another Adam Traore, a brilliant flash in the plan player, but one who lacks the technical ability, football brain and consistency to play for a top side.

    With the experience he’s had in the Prem I reckon hie might be best suited back in France, Germany or Spain.

  • Digger54

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:21 AM

    Comment #107

    Ignore above link,

  • Digger54

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #108

    Great summary of Asm.
    I concur 109%.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #109

    I said depending on how he performs from now until the end of the season might determine whether he ends up at a Celta Vigo or a Real Sociadad, he’s away imo.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #110


    What’s the craic about meeting before the Saints game?

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #111

    Bill’s can you make the D&P for the Soton game

  • Munster Mag

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #112

    Bills, the thing is, Diaby seems to be played on right every time I see him, so more like a Miggy replacement, which won’t happen. I’d say goodbye to maxi, and hopefully get 25m

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:36 AM

    Comment #113


    Spot on summary on ASM. I agree that he hasn’t quite grasped the opportunity he has been given in recent games, and while he has the potential to turn any game on its head, this is far too few in occasion to warrant sacrificing our defensive solidity for.

    Under Bruce, we were a one man team relying on his individual brilliance to dig us out of a hole. We’ve advanced beyond that and the whole is greater than than the sum of its parts. ASM, while a cracking player on his day, makes us a weaker “team”

    Why there are passionate advocates for a player who makes our team weaker is beyond me.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #114

    I know magicmac54 and Ruddy are meeting sparky55 early doors around 11, I’ll get there around 12, sounds like there’s going to be a good show, is there any chance you can try and get a spare ticket when they go on sale Thursday morning, It’ll definitely get sold.

  • JohnJ

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #115


    I’m 99% certain that the guitar I’m playing is the Taylor 310ce that I used to own!
    It was one of the guitars I had a big twinge of regret moving on but it was sold so I could move up to a Taylor 810ce that was ultimately part exchanged for my Taylor Koa. The Koa is a lovely guitar but I’m considering selling so I can raise more cash towards a Campervan / Motorhome

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #116

    The Rabbit and the Pug are staying with Ruddy and Magic. Dog help us all 🙂

  • Ruddy Marveaux-lous

    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #117

    Or, more specifically, Dog help Magicmac and Ruddy… 😆


    Mar 28, 2023 at 9:59 AM

    Comment #118

    Safe standing-whatever!
    Who doesn’t stand? Ha!
    After all they’re called ‘stands’ for a reason.
    I’ve ‘sat’ in the Milburn…er… that’s it!
    Away, never…away stewards are ignored or laughed at. I try not to stand on the seats as they threaten you with eviction.
    1.1 ratio will be pointless, eventually. As more and more will sneak extra in, against the ‘rules’ a problem will happen, the end, again. So, do it properly, or do one!
    Imho, of course!

    Not seeing any ‘anti-Maxi’-ism. There’s definitely some ‘not that chowed about Maxi-ism’ crept in, based on clear lack of end product and apps.
    That and sticking out as the one player that hasn’t improved under Eddie…which is a tad unfortunate.
    He needs to shed a few pounds, listen and remember instructions, fight for his place.

  • WLtoon

    Mar 28, 2023 at 10:03 AM

    Comment #119

    Morning all, it`s zombie week for me, night shift.
    I see quite a few of you are heading to the D&P soon, i`ll try and make it for a pint or two, it would be good to put faces to avatars.
    It`s a bummer never having a match ticket though, it`s great watching the lads rise like the Phoenix from the flames, on tv, bit jeez nothing beats being there live at the games.
    Been to that many home and away and i still have my favourites but i think the way the club and the team team are going now even the wins against Manure 5-0 and Barco 3-2 will pale into significance.


    Mar 28, 2023 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #120


    Nice geets-Taylor’s!
    Too expensive though!
    I can’t see past my range of 70’s Italian Eko’s(2×6,1×12)…one of which, nobody even gets to touch, ever!


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