Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

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Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:43 am

From NUFC.com:

The Magpies return to Premier League action tonight, facing the basement-dwelling Blades at Bramall Lane.

It's a 6pm kick-off live on Sky Sports.

Steve Bruce faces yet another one of his former clubs, having ended his playing career there in the 1998/99 season and begun managing them full time.

He returns with his current side winless in seven league and cup games, his worst run of form as Magpies boss. One win in ten attempts saw him jettisoned by Aston Villa in October 2018.

NUFC: Omitted from the squad that lost in the FA Cup on Saturday but spotted training on Monday were Callum Wilson, Fabian Schar, Federico Fernandez and Karl Darlow.

It remains to be seen whether any of Jonjo Shelvey, Jamal Lewis, Javier Manquillo, Ryan Fraser are included on Tuesday.

Allan Saint-Maximin remains unavailable while Jamaal Lascelles lasted 45 minutes of his comeback at the Emirates before being replaced due to fatigue.

SUFC: Jack Rodwell, Sander Berge and Oli McBurnie remain sidelined, while there are doubts over Enda Stevens, Lys Mousset and George Baldock.

Wolves, Leeds, Manchester City, West Ham and Everton all won here while keeping clean sheets while Leicester City and Manchester United also took three points.

The only side not to win at Bramall Lane this season was Fulham, who drew 1-1.

Ahead of our visit, Chris Wilder's side won 3-2 at Bristol Rovers in their FA Cup Third Round tie on Saturday.

That was Wilder's 100th victory in charge of the Blades in all competitions, coming 22 games after the 99th.
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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by ALF » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:01 am

Steve Bruce has said we need to be at our best to beat them.

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by biggeordiedave » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:03 am

ALF wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:01 am
Steve Bruce has said we need to be at our best to beat them.
We will need a miracle to beat them. I can 100% guarantee we will lose tonight.
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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by ALF » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:26 am

biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:03 am
ALF wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:01 am
Steve Bruce has said we need to be at our best to beat them.
We will need a miracle to beat them. I can 100% guarantee we will lose tonight.
I'm optimistic. I think we'll draw 1-1 with a late equaliser and Steve Bruce will spin it as a positive. 'The response to going behind was fantastic, we've conceded a soft goal but we've dusted ourselves down, rolled our sleeves up and got ourselves a good point.'

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by UlversToon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:26 am

There's a lot of negativity on here this morning! <neg>

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by Speedo » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:29 am

Darlow
Yedlin Fernandez Clarke Lewis
Murphy Hayden M.Longstaff Almiron
Gayle Wilson


4-4-F-2, high tempo, high press. Defensive vulnerability for sure with Yedlin and Lewis at full back but we can overwhelm them going forward. If we're not going to attack this game we might as well give up and embrace the Championship.
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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by ALF » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:36 am

<darlow>
<yedlin> <fernandez> <clark> <lewis>
<murph> <longstaff> <mongstaff> <almiron>
<carroll> <wilson>

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by biggeordiedave » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:44 am

UlversToon wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:26 am
There's a lot of negativity on here this morning! <neg>
You've supported Newcastle for a long time, you know what is going to happen tonight.

"Fulchester haven't won an away game for 3 seasons now..."
"Bloggs hasn't scored a goal for 5 years..."
"Sheffield United haven't won a match yet this season..."
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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by originallad » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:49 am

I've put £40 on Sheff Utd to win at 6/4.

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by Beatski » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:50 am

which bookies is doing the best introductory offer? I know a dead cert when i see one

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by originallad » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:52 am

Is Manquillo still injured? If not, I'd like to see him play, at least he can kinda cross the ball.

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by Beatski » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:56 am

originallad wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:52 am
Is Manquillo still injured? If not, I'd like to see him play, at least he can kinda cross the ball.
hes easily our best right back

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by Beatski » Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:58 am

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Predicting Sheffield united to win 2-2. Cheers Lawro <laugh>

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by biggeordiedave » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:04 am

ALF wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:26 am
biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:03 am


We will need a miracle to beat them. I can 100% guarantee we will lose tonight.
I'm optimistic. I think we'll draw 1-1 with a late equaliser and Steve Bruce will spin it as a positive. 'The response to going behind was fantastic, we've conceded a soft goal but we've dusted ourselves down, rolled our sleeves up and got ourselves a good point.'
So you're his speechwriter <fist>
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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by UlversToon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:27 am

biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:44 am
UlversToon wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:26 am
There's a lot of negativity on here this morning! <neg>
You've supported Newcastle for a long time, you know what is going to happen tonight.

"Fulchester haven't won an away game for 3 seasons now..."
"Bloggs hasn't scored a goal for 5 years..."
"Sheffield United haven't won a match yet this season..."
<laugh>

I wasnt suggesting that I was hopeful!

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by Captain Obvious » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:13 pm

ALF wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:26 am
biggeordiedave wrote:
Tue Jan 12, 2021 10:03 am


We will need a miracle to beat them. I can 100% guarantee we will lose tonight.
I'm optimistic. I think we'll draw 1-1 with a late equaliser and Steve Bruce will spin it as a positive. 'The response to going behind was fantastic, we've conceded a soft goal but we've dusted ourselves down, rolled our sleeves up and got ourselves a good point.'
"My job is to try and keep this team in the Premier League. It won't be easy, we know it won't, there's great quality in the division from 1st to 20th but if we knuckle down and continue to fight, and get a bit of luck along the way, I believe we can survive. 40 points is still the aim, as it always has been."

For what it's worth I think we win this game.

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by krully » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:13 pm

Oh f*** me we're playing tonight 😭

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by Bodacious Benny » Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:41 pm

It does feel a bit like the Palace or Burnley matches that we won. Nobody is looking forward to it, everybody is expecting a s*** game, two poor teams, maybe we’ll come away with the 3 points...
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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by Blue & Maroon » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:43 pm

1 1 draw, Shelvey scores a pen in the last minute after a turgid performance to keep him in the team

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Re: Match Thread: Sheffield Utd v Newcastle

Post by seaside nipper » Tue Jan 12, 2021 3:56 pm

Bruce would take. a draw now if offered , that’s my issue with him. Overriding negativity and containment. I would love to see us use pace and width and batter three past this lot .........however <erm>
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