Tottenham (H) Pre-match thoughts, team news, possible line-ups & score prediction

He’s gone. After 14 long years filled with neglect, no hope, two relegations and literally half a lifetime (in my case) of lowering expectations, Mike Ashley is no longer the owner of Newcastle United.

Two weeks ago, prior to our trip to Wolves, writing a match preview felt so different and utterly deflating.

Like so many Newcastle fans out there, I think I was at an all time low in terms of apathy towards a club I’ve adored all my life.

A fortnight on and another defeat later, we may remain in the relegation zone, stuck in 19th and without a win all season, but the picture at St James’ Park has brightened beyond our wildest dreams.

Not only are we rid of you know who, we are now the richest club on the planet with ambitious new owners ready to gradually turn this sleeping giant of a football club into the Premier League powerhouse it deserves to be.

I could talk about the frustrating delay in sacking Steve Bruce – who will be in the dugout on Sunday – but this is a weekend where all the focus must be on celebrating a new era and supporting the players on the pitch against a very beatable Spurs side.

It’s going to be one hell of an atmosphere at St James’ Park – regardless of the result – yet a win really would be huge as we look to pull away from the drop zone and begin daring to dream.

With Wor Flags back, Wilson fit again and a sold out crowd ready to watch Saint-Maximin run rings around Spurs, this has all the makings of an unforgettable day – whether you’re watching in the stands or glued to Sky Sports while sat on your sofa.

Team news

Steve Bruce has confirmed that Callum Wilson, Jamaal Lascelles and Jonjo Shelvey are all ‘fit’ and set to return to the squad for Sunday’s game.

He didn’t mention Joe Willock – who limped off vs Wolves last time out – however he was spotted in training this week, suggesting he’s OK.

Miguel Almiron was playing for Paraguay in the early hours of Friday morning and won’t be back on Tyneside until Saturday, so it looks like he’ll miss out along with Martin Dubravka and Paul Dummett – two players edging their way back from long-term injuries.

Predicted line ups

(4-3-3): Darlow – Manquillo, Lascelles, Clark, Ritchie – Hayden, Willock, S Longstaff – Joelinton, Wilson, Saint-Maximin.

(4-2-3-1): Lloris – Emerson, Romero, Dier, Reguilon – Hojbjerg, Skipp – Lucas, Ndombele, Son – Kane.

Starting in defence, I can see Jamaal Lascelles coming straight back in for this one. He’s the club captain and tends to start when fit – and he’s ready to return after two games out, says Bruce.

Based on his shaky display at Wolves, Fernandez could be the man who makes way. I prefer him to Clark, but the Irishman may edge is given he’s the only fit left-sided centre-back available to Bruce at present.

In midfield, Shelvey may be fit again after playing the full 90 minutes in the U23’s 4-0 win over Birmingham on Monday night, however that in itself makes him more likely to make the bench in my eyes.

Hendrick scored last time out and bagged an impressive assist in his last game of the international break with Ireland, but Hayden, Longstaff and Willock seems like the preferred trio right now.

In attack, no Almiron means Saint-Maximin could be moved wide, making way for Callum Wilson to return up top – providing he is deemed fit enough to start after missing each of our last four league games.

Match prediction

I don’t know if I’m drunk on takeover optimism and will soon sober up when Steve Bruce’s Newcastle face the likes of Kane and Son on Sunday, but I have real belief we’re going to win this one.

The atmosphere will be electric and both Bruce and the players will have a major point to prove to the new owners – who are expected to be in attendance alongside PIF governor and non-executive chairman, Yasir Al-Rumayyan.

Also, Spurs were absolutely shocking in that North London derby defeat to Arsenal – their last away game – and were on an awful run prior to that 2-1 win over Villa two weeks ago.

A high-scoring draw like we saw last season seems very possible, but I fancy us to kick off this new era at Newcastle with a big win this weekend!

Prediction: Newcastle 2-1 Tottenham

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69 thoughts on “Tottenham (H) Pre-match thoughts, team news, possible line-ups & score prediction

  1. Team looks about right although I do fear that it will be Shelvey to start in place of Longstaff. Even if that doesnt happen Jonjo will be 1st change. Let’s hope Bruce doesnt play him as a sweeper and pushes him up the pitch.

    Sky must be licking their lips. They could probably do a 4 hour pre game show 🙂

    Whatever the result, and I really dont have a clue on this one, I am sure I will get riled up by what the pundit pals have to say afterwards.

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  2. It was interesting to hear klopp weigh in a bit. He said we will be a superpower in the years to come. I think he gets the world of football finance so I trust his judgement.

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  3. Olly – I agree with all your saying mate & I think Spurs a very winnable game based on their current form.

    But for me the big thing about tomorrow isn’t the new owners, it’s having Wilson back (of course the party atmosphere & the potential for the future is the new owners) but I don’t think we have player particularly badly in maybe 3 or 4 games this season – it’s been down to a lack of clinical finishing.

    I think everyone in a Newcastle shirt will give at least an extra 10% on Sunday. But Joelinton giving an extra 10% doesn’t automatically make him more clinical in front of goal.

    Winning our first game under new owners means nothing if they don’t start winning on a more frequent bases. But equally, losing it should not result in uproar or mass hysteria. Things were never going to change dramatically overnight.

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  4. I think Bruce attacking the media, justified or not, is a big mistake. Surely the Saudi owners will want to keep the media on side. Clearly Bruce doesn’t think before he opens his mouth.

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  5. Eric+Sykes:
    It was interesting to hear klopp weigh in a bit. He said we will be a superpower in the years to come. I think he gets the world of football finance so I trust his judgement.

    Eric – I saw Klopps comments & think he’s miles off the money mate & I imagine his boss would rather he stopped reminding everyone about their part in the Super League.
    The 2 are nothing alike & for him to suggest that we will become a ‘super club’ is just nonsense.
    Hopefully this buy out will mean that in time we will be able to compete with the likes of City, Lpool, Man Utd & Chelsea – but I for one am not stupid. When it comes to signing players (in 5 years time let’s say) – do I think Mbappe would pick Newcastle over Lpool or Harland pick Newcastle over Man City or Utd, of course I don’t.

    Our new owners allow us to compete and have a chance to win things – it doesn’t mean we dominate on all fronts and behold some ‘super club’ as he suggests.

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  6. Groucho:
    I think Bruce attacking the media, justified or not, is a big mistake.Surely the Saudi owners will want to keep the media on side. Clearly Bruce doesn’t think before he opens his mouth.

    Groucho – I don’t imagine Bruce gives a sh!t what the Saudis want or don’t want.

    What that bloke has endured this week has been atrocious. The level of media hounding & speculation has been of a scale I don’t think I’ve ever seen before – and the club only put out a statement today before his press conference.

    We want better from our new owners & we certainly haven’t got it this week imo.

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  7. Groucho: Bruce is a bit of a pr!ck in a jovial fat guys body/persona. We all knew what we were getting when he was hired. We had seen the stats, but hoped for the best. He rode his luck but now it seems like it is running out.

    One more match of Brucie getting lucky, please. There is no way these people will keep him permanently, but I do fear he may stay on until the next international break.

    Just give Antonio the job and a 500 million budget! He will bring his own backroom staff, just like Rafa did. I will then never have to think about the Steves again, and that includes Harper and Nickson. And with them all out of the club, Brucie’s pundit pals will stop making their excuses and annoying me 🙂

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  8. Sharpy: I dont think the media have done anything to Bruce. They point to his record and say he should be sacked and will be sacked. We all think the same. They havent really been vindictive, they have just been pointing out the obvious. The only reason he is still here is that the new owners do not have all their ducks in line.

    The sooner Bruce is gone, the better. I never want to see another press conference with his thinly veiled d!ckishness but fear it might go on for a few more weeks. He is not the nice guy his pundit pals/golfcourse buddies/ after dinner circuit cronies make out.

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  9. Eric+Sykes:
    Sharpy: I dont think the media have done anything to Bruce. They point to his record and say he should be sacked and will be sacked. We all think the same. They havent really been vindictive, they have just been pointing out the obvious. The only reason he is still here is that the new owners do not have all their ducks in line.

    The sooner Bruce is gone, the better. I never want to see another press conferencewith his thinly veiled d!ckishness but fear it might go on for a few more weeks. He is not the nice guy his pundit pals/golfcourse buddies/ after dinner circuit cronies make out.

    Eric – camped outside of the training ground on a daily basis reporting on this will be the day hes sack – only for it not to be.

    Talksport spectulating who his replacement will be, then having a go at the fans.

    There are few managers who haven’t been linked with the job this week – all when Bruce was still in post.

    Let me make it prefectly clear – I want Bruce replaced as much as anyone. This is not me making a case for Bruce because you’re dead right, his record speaks for itself. He was given the job to keep us in the PL until we were taken over & credit to him, he did that – it really wasn’t pretty at all, but he did it – and for that, he deserves his compensation.
    But more than that, he deserves a bit of respect too and the hounding he’s had and the speculation over who takes his job by the media is just wrong.

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  10. Last thing (for now) on the Bruce hypocracy. How can he blame the media for saying he was going to be sacked when HE HIMSELF said he expected it last week? He may get a reprieve if we do not lose to Spurs, but it is inevitable. We all know it, and he knows it. But he wants to get his jabs in at the press who in my opinion have given him a very easy ride. He should have a look at The Mag comments section. These are real NUFC fans who have supported the club for years and decades. He might get a wake up call. Then there is twitter. Some of them are just nuts but he should have a look anyway.

    Or podcasts like True Faith. Every NUFC fan on the planet is sick of his patter.

    The only people I see defending Bruce are his pundit pals, AND SHARPY 🙂

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  11. In short, I agree with Sharpy on this. It’s been a circus and the Club should have put it to bed one way or another much sooner. Hopefully they will learn from it.

    I really don’t think our squad is that good. We have only 1 decent striker and he is Darren Anderton Mark 2. Bruce was just another big standard manager employed by Ashley to keep a poor squad treading water and he has achieved his mission. I don’t think he is the man to take us forward but the main issue at the club was always Ashley, who is now thankfully gone.

    The press has been pretty shameless in my opinion and the club have allowed it to carry on.

    Hopefully he gets us a result tomorrow and then is allowed to go with a bit of dignity.

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  12. Olly: I think it is very difficult to pick the Spurs team. 3 of their players had games on Friday morning (UK time) in South America – Romero, Lo Celso and Emerson. Davidson Sanchez was a sub for Brazil also. I doubt any will feature, just like I dont think Miggy will for us.

    2 players have come down with Covid and are self isolating. They havent named them.

    They pretty much have a decimated squad with Kane needing prozac and almost all of their players being away on international duty.

    In contrast, we had 6 squad players away. I am including Miggy here because I think he would have made way for Wilson anyway.

    Bruce has been handed this game on a plate. With a bouyant crowd, a feel good factor and severly weakened Spurs, only Bruce could mess this one up. He’ll go 5 at the back and play his patented 8-0-2 formation.

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  13. As bad as the media has been, he even said himself that he expected to go. His snipe at them today is nothing new, he snipes and gets prickly every presser he does, at least he’s consistent .

    Have to say I’m a bit disappointed with our new owners that they let the uncertainty go on regarding him all week. I still keep thinking about how Amanda said after pif withdrew how they had big plans and that they were even willing to give Steve a chance. They may yet let him stay on until his position becomes untenable in their eyes.

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  14. Think we will lose on sunday, just hope Bruce doesn’t rush back Wilson in an effort to say he won his 1000th game.

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  15. Shamrock: I dont think Brucie deserves to “go with dignity”. He has had an easy ride from the press and still turned on them. He is a snide. The press are no better, I agree, but you dont go poking them unless you have the record to back yourself up like Lord Ferg or Klopp!!! They have the platform to hit back and will because they have so much ammunition given Bruce’s record and the way fans feel about him – and not just NUFC. Villa, The Mackems, probably Sheff Wed given what he did there.

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  16. The stabbing of Sir David Amess is yet another senseless killing of an MP, he leaves 5 children fatherless now. Shocking news, RIP

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  17. I think the new owners will come through this easily for 2 reasons:

    * they have loadsa money

    * they got rid of Ashley. I think there is true hatred of the Fat Man on Tyneside. I do not use that word lightly. I think the only person I truly hate is the Orange Man-Baby who I think is a danger to the world.

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  18. The 4 players Spurs had in South America do not get back until Saturday.

    Their flight is 12 hours.

    The time difference is 6 hours. That’s the same as Chicago to the UK.

    I have done that flight many times and you are absolutely knackered afterwards. I have even done business class and that doesnt help that much.

    So Spurs will have 4 knackered South Americans and be without 2 players with Covid. This will be on top of any other injuries.

    Only Bruce could fck this one up.

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  19. Bruce is being handed this one on a plate. But we all know the only thing Bruce likes on a plate are 3 Greggs’ Steak Bakes, a 6 piece from KFC and 12 jelly donuts. All in one sitting and probably on the same plate.

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  20. Steve Bruce, the Homer Simpson of football managers. You look at former elite players and they usually are in good shape when they become Managers. I am thinking like Zidane, Mancini, even Pards. I am trying to think of one that let himself go as much as Bruce? Maybe its hormonal?

    I am starting to hate Bruce 🙂

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  21. KIMTOON:
    Jelly donuts Eric !, you need to come home, it’s jam man.

    The jelly in jelly donuts is different to jam. It is actually pretty confusing because the word jam is also used to describe a type of condiment and they use preserves as well.

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  22. I think there is a book to be written and movie to be made about this whole saga. Problem is we dont know the ending and, in fact, none of us know how this went from stalled to completed in a day. The speculation is that it was the piracy being ended, but that sounds fishy to me. There has to be more to it than that.

    It could be like “Moneyball”. I had read that book when it came out because I like Michael Lewis’s writing. But a similar NUFC movie. Obviously, Brad Pitt would play Steve Bruce just like he did Billy Bean in Moneyball. But the others?

    The Fatman – John Goodman

    Lee Charnley – that guy from Little Britain, although he would only have 2 lines and get paid a million quid. Similar to Lee’s public statements in 14 years.

    Stavely – you need someone aging but charming. Meryl Streep.

    The Steves? Are the Chuckle Brothers still alive?

    Who could Ricky Gervais play in a reprisal of his Brent role? I would go for one of Brucie’s pundit pals, but there are so many. Maybe Jermaine Jenas, he’s the most up his own @rse.

    There, I will start on the script after the Spurs game!

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  23. Eric – despite you looking for a bite, it’s nowt to do with defending Bruce. This is about clear and concise communication from the club (something that was badly lacking under Ashley).
    Also decisive action, because allowing these rumours to rumble all week – we now have a situation where managers are being asked about their interest in the Newcastle job and pieing us off in their press conferences – despite never being officially offered the job.

    They need to get a grip of this situation imo.

    I go back to them not having a plan & focusing solely on buying the club. It seems like no DOF or manager was lined up, but no press officers were lined up either & the media have feasted out on our club again this week.

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  24. Every news reporter under the sun is talking about us, we just been takin owa and are now the richest club in world. Every player/manager is linked do u want them to come out and say were not interested in that player/manager everytime. It’s obvious that bruce will go. Bruce said at the start of week hes nahs hes a gonna himself. Ashley is gone and 100% of the fans is buzzin with that. Just sit back and enjoy the ride man. It took days for some ppl to start be negative

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  25. David:
    Every news reporter under the sun is talking about us, we just been takin owa and are now the richest club in world. Every player/manager is linked do u want them to come out and say were not interested in that player/manager everytime. It’s obvious that bruce will go. Bruce said at the start of week hes nahs hes a gonna himself. Ashley is gone and 100% of the fans is buzzin with that. Just sit back and enjoy the ride man. It took days for some ppl to start be negative

    David – of course we will be talked about & there will always be speculation regardless, and of course I don’t expect every rumour to be addressed individually.
    But the statement they made only yesterday (a week in) was any changes to be made, Steve will be the first to know – that doesn’t really help imo.
    What I would prefer is either ‘he’s who we are sticking with & we’re discussing targets for Jan’ or ‘we are looking to appointment a new manager but are taking time to get it right, Steve will stay in post until his replacement is found’.
    That would be better for everyone imo.

    Nowt negative about wanting a bit of clarity, but that’s for your input 👍🏻

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  26. Clarity? Bruce himself said he expected to be sacked and everybody wants him to be sacked. That’s pretty clear then! There is no way he has any say in the Jan spend so he should pack his bags and leave for Portugal after Spurs. The only thing not clear is why he needed one more dig at the press. Or maybe, it is clear. It is because deep down he is a whiny little b!tch and his pundit pals have been covering for him for years. But he doesnt whine at them though, he plays golf and does the after dinner circuit.

    This is a close knit group of mostly thick and boring people who stick up for each other. They hardly ever break ranks when the ex-player or ex/current Manager is from the UK. Look at BFS or Schteve, or on the non-player side Keysey.

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  27. Eric+Sykes:
    Clarity? Bruce himself said he expected to be sacked and everybody wants him to be sacked. That’s pretty clear then! There is no way he has any say in the Jan spend so he should pack his bags and leave for Portugal after Spurs. The only thing not clear is why he needed one more dig at the press. Or maybe, it is clear. It is because deep down he is a whiny little b!tch and his pundit pals have been covering for him for years. But he doesnt whine at them though, he plays golf and does the after dinner circuit.

    This is a close knit group of mostly thick and boring people who stick up for each other. They hardly ever break ranks when the ex-player or ex/current Manager is from the UK. Look at BFS or Schteve, or on the non-player side Keysey.

    Eric – howay man, in what way is Bruce expecting to be replaced clarity?? That’s his own speculation, which is likely based on the fact that pretty much all new owners replace the manager – it would be heightened by the fact we are 2nd bottom of the league.
    But it certainly offers no clarity – nor does the official statement AS has put out saying any changes and Steve would be the first to know.
    But I also know that I don’t really need to be explaining this to you.

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  28. i think the next ploy by the so called top they will refuse to sell any players to us,just feeling about what could happen they will try to stall our progress

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  29. Ice: I reckon we will get Lingard.

    Sharpy: I am not trying to wind you up. That’s what I think about Brucie. The thing is that when you see Managers from afar you dont really see their true character. Bruce at the Mackems and Villa I didnt take much notice of. When he came here, that’s when I started paying attention. I dont care if even Shearer says he is a nice guy. I have seen different, Same with Pardew. I took little notice of him at West Ham but when he was here I saw he was a total sh!t.

    Pards and Bruce have 1 thing in common apart from being D0uchebags, they have terrible managerial records.

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  30. I believe you only see someone’s true character in adversity. It is easy to be nice at a charity golf tournament or when you are winning. Or when you are with the old boys club (ex-player pundits) where you know mutual back scratching is the way it works. But, when you win 7 of 37 and people notice that you have won only 7 of 37 then your true character comes out. And I dont care what Alan Shearer says!!!

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  31. Eric+Sykes:
    Ice: I reckon we will get Lingard.

    Sharpy: I am not trying to wind you up. That’s what I think about Brucie. The thing is that when you see Managers from afar you dont really see their true character. Bruce at the Mackems and Villa I didnt take much notice of. When he came here, that’s when I started paying attention. I dont care if even Shearer says he is a nice guy. I have seen different, Same with Pardew. I took little notice of him at West Ham but when he was here I saw he was a total sh!t.

    Pards and Bruce have 1 thing in common apart from being D0uchebags, they have terrible managerial records.

    Eric – I’m certainly not fooled by Bruce either mate. His swearing rants in the media about the gloves being off, his constant blaming of the players & his run in with Ritchie left me knowing he’s not mister nice guy. He absolutely has to go.

    But if I’m being fair and honest, if I had the week he’s had with the level of speculation and rumour then I think I’d probably be a bit tetchy as well.

    The newbies need to be doing better in the way they handle these situations imo.

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  32. And why is Brucie still doing zoom calls? Coz he is afraid that if he let the journos in the room together they may express their true opinions and not be nicey nicey as they usually are on zoom because they know it is so easy to cut them off. He is a fraud, a charlatan and a whny little b!tch.

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  33. Sharpy: I respect your opinion but I disagree. We are normally on the same page about most things NUFC and I think this will be resolved shortly. Hopefully next week.

    We need a new:

    Manager, who will bring his own staff

    Director of Football, who can work with the new Manager on choice of players

    Medical Director because we have far too many injuries

    THIS IS ONLY THE START. As we all know we need some new players, more than a lick of paint at SJP and a new training centre.

    All Steves out!!!!! ON MONDAY.

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  34. Eric+Sykes:
    Sharpy: I respect your opinion but I disagree. We are normally on the same page about most things NUFC and I think this will be resolved shortly. Hopefully next week.

    We need a new:

    Manager, who will bring his own staff

    Director of Football, who can work with the new Manager on choice of players

    Medical Director because we have far too many injuries

    THIS IS ONLY THE START. As we all know we need some new players, more than a lick of paint at SJP and a new training centre.

    All Steves out!!!!! ON MONDAY.

    Eric – we certainly agree he’s needs out, no doubting that. Only the handling of it we may disagree with buddy 👍🏻.

    I agree with Ice though. The other clubs will drive the fees up if they sell at all – and forget about any kind of loans. It’s us against the world now 😂

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  35. Sharpy: I do think we will get Lingard though. His price was like 20 million and since then they got Ronaldo. I think they see their future with Greenwood and Rashford so Jesse is surplus.

    Man U are so arrogant I cant see them being bothered about us getting one of their reserves.

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  36. Eric – it might be that Ole gets the sack here – Conte could be on his way there I reckon.

    4-2 defeat to Leicester when they were winning the game.

    I hope we get Lingard. I don’t know what the problem is with his contract renewal at Man Utd, but I imagine we could now offer him a lucrative deal.

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  37. Like Sharpy I see incongruousness in this take over. It’s like they were expecting it to go through after Christmas. Surely the first thing you do when you by a new business is install managing director and his team. The idea that the board turn up and think, right, who shall we appoint? seems ludicrous. As it is communications by Staveley are very positive, but basically vacuous. It seems clear that they have no football knowledge or people and that is worrying. All this talk about players is nonsense. There are two or three gaping holes in the team that need filling. Yet we hear names like Lingard who plays in a position that is nowhere near the top of the priority list. I’d be happy if we get a left sided centre back, and a CF to compete with Wilson. Thereafter any additional signings are a bonus. Another 3 or four in the summer and we are starting to develop a squad.

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  38. PremAndUp:
    Like Sharpy I see incongruousness in this take over. It’s like they were expecting it to go through after Christmas. Surely the first thing you do when you by a new business is install managing director and his team. The idea that the board turn up and think, right, who shall we appoint? seems ludicrous. As it is communications by Staveley are very positive, but basically vacuous. It seems clear that they have no football knowledge or people and that is worrying. All this talk about players is nonsense. There are two or three gaping holes in the team that need filling. Yet we hear names like Lingard who plays in a position that is nowhere near the top of the priority list. I’d be happy if we get a left sided centre back, and a CF to compete with Wilson. Thereafter any additional signings are a bonus. Another 3 or four in the summer and we are starting to develop a squad.

    Prem – I suspect there is every likelihood that the timing of the takeover even took THEM by surprise and maybe all of their ducks weren’t in a row – everything had been postponed until January after all 🤷🏼‍♂️.
    I’m not doubting them, I just don’t think they’ve handled this week particularly well – maybe because they’ve been caught on the hop.

    Amanda’s communication has been positive, but actions speak louder and it’s action we all want to see.

    I would like to see us sign Lingard if he’d available, but I agree there are greater priorities – LB, CB and a forward as you say.
    Mostly I want to see common sense. I don’t want a marquee signing for big money – strengthen the squad before looking at shirt sellers

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  39. Sharpy, mate. I think you might be right about Conte. He might be waiting for Man U or even PSG. I doubt he would want a “project” like NUFC would be. But Stavely and Co must have some plans ready. She has had 4 years FFS. All that has happened is that the approval came sort of out of the blue.

    I am not worried about immediate finances. That will be no problem as any bank in the world would give NUFC a short term loan. I am also sure they will have Aramco lined up as a sponsor the same way Mansour had Etihad Airways primed.

    The only issue is lack of direct football knowledge. Jamie Reuben has some, but they also have a blueprint. Chelsea and Man City. Look at what they did, I think City raided Barca execs.

    I dont think we will have a problem shifting current players apart from Donkey. Some may even have value to other teams. If you want to clear squad space there are plenty that could go like Woodman and Clark and they will not be on huge money. It pains me to say it because I think he is our best defender, but Dummett can go as well. It is pointless having him if he is always injured. I think his contract is almost up.

    I dont think that NUFC wages are high in the current scheme of things. You could easily negotiate a deal for say Gayle or Ritchie to get them off the books. We might not get a fee, but do we really care?

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  40. And… If Brucie “DESERVES” his 1,000th game as all of his pundit pals say, then he could easily get another team to employ him, right? It wouldnt have to be at NUFC.

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  41. Not much has been said about the other 19 clubs having a meeting about NUFC to which NUFC were not invited. That sounds like collusion again to me. We already saw that with Project Big Picture where Masters got a proposal and denied any knowledge of it before backtracking. Then there was the European Super League.

    These people are snakes and I wouldnt trust any of them. I mean, you have the 13 clubs now talking to the “Big 6” who wanted to snatch a bigger piece of the PL pie through Project Big picture while excluding these same clubs from any talks back then. They then wanted the ESL.

    NUFC are a PL stakeholder. How were we excluded from these talks amongst the other 19?

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  42. I think it is interesting that our new chairman will be in the stands today. Shows real commitment. He runs a 300 Billion with a “B” wealth fund. After Presidents and Sovereigns that makes him one of the most important people in the world.

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  43. The Chairman being in town also adds to the liklihood of Bruce being “mutual consented” in the next day or so. He is the one with the real power. I think he will talk with Jamie Reuben as he is the only one with any football experience.

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  44. Eric+Sykes:
    Not much has been said about the other 19 clubs having a meeting about NUFC to which NUFC were not invited. That sounds like collusion again to me. We already saw that with Project Big Picture where Masters got a proposal and denied any knowledge of it before backtracking. Then there was the European Super League.

    These people are snakes and I wouldnt trust any of them. I mean, you have the 13 clubs now talking to the “Big 6” who wanted to snatch a bigger piece of the PL pie through Project Big picture while excluding these same clubs from any talks back then. They then wanted the ESL.

    NUFC are a PL stakeholder. How were we excluded from these talks amongst the other 19?

    Eric – it’s pretty funny I think mate. They’ve had 4 years – this isn’t close the gate after the horse bolted, it’s shutting the garden gate after the snail buggered off 😂😂😂

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  45. Well I really hope we can win this one today! Rafa loses another game. I don’t think we should get Rafa back. He wouldn’t come now anyway. There are better, more attack minded managers out there.

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  46. Get innnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
    Wilson
    owners jumping around lol

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  47. Match suspended. Spurs team reacted quickly to the fans and they got a defibrillator across there quickly. Hope the person is going to be ok.

    Regarding the match, we are still a shi.t team. We may well lose this game. A great start but we rapidly resorted to type. 😡😡

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  48. We never shipped this many goals under Rafa, WHAT do they do in training ffs. Our fitness is shocking too. Longstaff is a red waiting to happen as well.
    Hope Frazer gets to come on, need more pace.

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  49. I’m here Kim. We are shocking. After this I hope they realise that cabbage heed needs to go. He’s got his 1000 games. Now he needs to fu.ck off and let somebody else take us forward. Spurs are cutting through us like a hot knife through butter!

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  50. Shocking performance! Cabbage heed needs to go. We may have new owners but it’s still the same shi.t team, and the same shi.t manager. We can’t do much with the team until January, but they can do something about the manager and his cronies… 😡😡😡🤬🤬🤬

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  51. I was at work today but got to watch most of the first half & the 10-15mins before kick off.

    My god the feeling those fans gave!!. The lyrics to Big River, the flags and the roar of the crowd was just sensational.

    The start to the game & Wilsons goal – could it really be the dream start 🙊🙊🙊 …. NOPE … this is NUFC after all.

    3-2 is no true reflection of that game & if you look at the stats Spurs were twice as good as us on everything – to show just how little we troubled their defenders, 2 of them took time out to save one of our fans!!!.

    The reaction of everyone involved was first class!!, and of course that was the absolute most important thing to come from today.

    But going forward, we have to move Bruce. There should be no more delay. There are around 13 games left before the window opens & a new manager should get as much time as possible to look at these players – decide who they want to keep & where they want to focus recruitment.

    It goes without saying that Jonjo Shelvey would NOT be in my squad going forward. That was absolutely ridiculous today. The club rewarded him with a new contract & that’s how he repays them.

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  52. Can we end this now. He got his “dinity game” now fck off. I dont agree that we should call a taxi for him though, we need to order one of those tiny clown cars where like 10 clowns get out. Do we have 10 Steves?

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