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Howe Fields His Strongest Team In Our Predicted Lineup For The Vital Brighton Test



We expect Howe to field his strongest team for the game tonight at home to Brighton

But with Sean Longstaff and Jacob Murphy still not available, we expect Howe to field the team that started at Leeds last weekend in the 2-2 draw.

The only change could be if Howe decides to give Dan Burn a rest at left-back and brings in the capable Matt Targett for a rare start.

This is a game we must win tonight, but just over 60% of voters think we can get the job done tonight.

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291 comments so far

  • Themesh

    May 18, 2023 at 3:31 AM

    Comment #1

    Go on then I’ll take a first

    1
  • A Geordie Mongrel

    May 18, 2023 at 3:47 AM

    Comment #2

    Y’naa that feeling? Aye, yer wake up after bidding good night. Do the necessary then check the blog. Hello Neil! First the good doctor, now the son, by the time I awake again I hope the disrespectful WUM is done . Poetry, ‘ave it, 😆

    3
  • A Geordie Mongrel

    May 18, 2023 at 3:54 AM

    Comment #3

    Themesh, I thought I had all the time in the world ! A squandered first !

    Well played . Now back to sleep…

    0
  • A Geordie Mongrel

    May 18, 2023 at 3:58 AM

    Comment #4

    Mind, yer’d better not be another @&#*@@ alt!!!

    5
  • Not another deJong

    May 18, 2023 at 4:32 AM

    Comment #5

    If Coventry get promoted, I imagine Wilson will want to transfer there.

    0
  • cyprus

    May 18, 2023 at 5:08 AM

    Comment #6

    Bernardo
    If you’re looking for a new project I have a suggestion mate.

    0
  • Dubai Micky

    May 18, 2023 at 5:39 AM

    Comment #7

    Assassins Inc (previous), sounds like a plan marra.

    0
  • Not another deJong

    May 18, 2023 at 5:46 AM

    Comment #8

    “”a stadium that turns into a nightclub after matches and stays open until 5am””

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/may/11/satellite-town-why-premier-league-owners-are-keen-on-kv-oostende

    0
  • Not another deJong

    May 18, 2023 at 6:01 AM

    Comment #9

    Does #nufc official always suggest one player will not be starting the next match?
    Last time out it was Wilson but I think the Tweet has been deleted, now it is I-S-A-K

    0
  • Pat Mania

    May 18, 2023 at 6:08 AM

    Comment #10

    I’m not in favour of the Isak left Wilson up top set up as I feel our game lacks the intensity we get when Isak is leading the high press through the middle. Although they’ve had two games to bed into this so maybe it’ll be more effective now if Eddie decides to stick with it. Was certainly lacking vs Arsenal and Leeds.

    8
  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 18, 2023 at 6:37 AM

    Comment #11

    Not sure Nadj, don’t think Eddie H would stand for that?

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 18, 2023 at 6:38 AM

    Comment #12

    I think nobody is in favour of the Isak/Wilson line up because we haven’t won twice.

    1
  • Not another deJong

    May 18, 2023 at 6:53 AM

    Comment #13

    IMO the Wilson / Isak line up needs to be implemented in a 442 with proper wingers / midfielders on the flanks. But that would involve a change in style of play and it is not the right time to be making radical changes. Starting with only one and bringing the on has its benefits.

    5
  • Vask

    May 18, 2023 at 7:02 AM

    Comment #14

    M-m-m-m-m-m-m-m-match

    D-d-d-d-d-d-d-d-DAAAAAY!

    4
  • sing in the corner

    May 18, 2023 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #15

    Injury probs for Brighton – NUFC.com reckons they have 8 matchday squad regulars out now for one reason or another.
    Howay the lads – finishing line in sight. One big push in the next week and a bit!

    2
  • sing in the corner

    May 18, 2023 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #16

    Our of the 4 in the playoffs I would have preferred the smoggies to go up. Never mind.
    I don’t think either of the sides left are much cop.

    1
  • valle

    May 18, 2023 at 7:24 AM

    Comment #17

    In my opinion we should stick to the formation that have brought us to top 4 so far, instead of suddenly changing it for the last 3 games because people want to see Isak and Wilson in a 4-4-2.

    I would also prefer to see murhpy return instead of miggy.

    In any case, this is going to be a very nervy game that will show what the players are made of. The last few games have looked like we have lost our cool, especially from the players we need to carry us through like Trippier and Bruno. If Brighton score first, it could be a real problem.

    3
  • sing in the corner

    May 18, 2023 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #18

    Valle
    That’s why we need to revert to Isak up top, Callum on the bench in my opinion. It provides the right balance and makes us more solid..
    I know it’s not the popular opinion, but not too gung ho from the off is the way I think. It’ll come!
    Why do what Brighton want us to do?

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  • DrGloom

    May 18, 2023 at 7:51 AM

    Comment #19

    Don’t think we’ll be implementing 4-4-2 or any other lineup we have rarely played this season, EH has already said that he intends to keep the message simple for the last three games so players don’t have to think of something new in the last three games , especially on these last high-pressure games

    8
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 18, 2023 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #20

    Oh please!.. not Isak and Cal, again.

    Please
    Please
    Please
    Please
    Pretty please, with sugar and a cherry!

    Nominal 442 blows!

    1
  • valle

    May 18, 2023 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #21

    Sitc

    I agree with that… Wilson works better from the bench anyway. I would also prefer Joelinton on the left wing, since we seem very aggressive on both wings when he has played there, but with Longstaff injured, we might have a problem fielding 3 midfielders.

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 18, 2023 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #22

    Sing
    At the very least, wht do what Brighton expect?

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 18, 2023 at 8:05 AM

    Comment #23

    sitc,
    Aye, he said in his presser there’d be no radical changes, it’s natural reaction for fans to want something different after two negative results but we are where we are because he’s stuck to his philosophy and what we do best.

    4
  • magicmac54

    May 18, 2023 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #24

    Dr Ed

    Delighted to hear you got positive news on your latest course of treatment Sir,
    take care and God Bless.

    2
  • magicmac54

    May 18, 2023 at 8:26 AM

    Comment #25

    Steve Wraith in a good little video clarifying the extent of our journey HWTL.

    https://youtube.com/shorts/WwWRzrs4sc0?feature=share

    3
  • Hibbit

    May 18, 2023 at 8:44 AM

    Comment #26

    we’ve come along way these last few months under EH,and what ever the lineup he puts out tonight it’ll be for a reason, a reasons that only he and his coach’s are aware of, he deserves our trust and backing in these last 3 games,
    now’s not the time to lose faith in him and his choices,

    21
  • Toon Fans Good

    May 18, 2023 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #27

    Brighton will win as we look disjointed without longstaff

    0
  • Adamn_92

    May 18, 2023 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #28

    What a long wait till the match tonight, wish it would hurry up!

    3
  • Toon Fans Good

    May 18, 2023 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #29

    You what Mick

    1
  • Toon Fans Good

    May 18, 2023 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #30

    As Taco would agree if he knew numbers we need to go 532 3421 3412. If you get migraine Tampon take some co-codamol

    0
  • Adamn_92

    May 18, 2023 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #31

    Sing

    It’s tricky isn’t it, Brighton want us to press their center backs and press high up the field so they can play through us or over us. So part of me thinks we shouldn’t play into their hands, let them push up the pitch and then catch them out on a break; like Everton did really well.

    But pressing and intensity is our play style so I’m not sure we’ll deviate from that. Brighton definitely take risks at the back, so if our press is perfect and we shut off all passes and work hard, we could force them into mistakes.

    It’s a difficult one to know which to go for. I think being at home though, we’re more likely to play our own game that we’ve done all season.

    3
  • Toon Fans Good

    May 18, 2023 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #32

    Real madrid bottled it last night too scared to play. Think Ancelotti will be gone now in Summer. So many out of job managers out there. This is going to be like a Summer like no other

    0
  • Toon Fans Good

    May 18, 2023 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #33

    Clubs need to balance books for ffp by June 30 so lots of early deals will happen in June

    0
  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    May 18, 2023 at 9:05 AM

    Comment #34

    Coming Home, some of your quips last night
    (Which I can’t repeat in case I start a fight)
    We’re very good, I laughed a lot
    But howay man, you’re gonna get me shot!
    😉 😀

    9
  • IrishRob

    May 18, 2023 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #35

    Can’t wait for tonight. I think we’re going to see if they have bottle tonight. Bruno needs a big game he’s been unusually awful the past few games.

    0
  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    May 18, 2023 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #36

    * Were, not we’re

    2
  • Adamn_92

    May 18, 2023 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #37

    Irish

    Awful is slightly harsh haha he’s not been the best but that’s because he’s set himself a high standard. He’s been ok, nowhere near his best though.

    Think it’s that ankle problem, unfortunately we may not get his best performances between now and the end of the season. He needs to get that ankle sorted and he’ll be back to his best pre-season I think.

    1
  • simon376

    May 18, 2023 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #38

    I wonder if we can use Isak and Wilson but slightly change setup. Joelinton on left and Isak as a 10 or just behind Wilson with Bruno and Willock making up the rest of midfield

    0
  • Munster Mag

    May 18, 2023 at 9:28 AM

    Comment #39

    Heard a rumour of Wilson out. Probably not true but keep u posted if I hear more.

    0
  • Munster Mag

    May 18, 2023 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #40

    Adam, weird moment in presser where journo praises Bruno for his Leeds performance and Eddie echoes it.

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