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Newcastle United’s forgotten men – will Jamal Lewis, Federico Fernandez or Javi Manquillo feature against Norwich?

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Newcastle are without Jamaal Lascelles and Matt Ritchie ahead of their must-win clash with Norwich City at St James’ Park on Tuesday evening.

The pair are serving a one-game suspension following the yellow cards they received in the disappointing 2-0 away defeat to Arsenal.

Magpie fans are calling for the introduction of three forgotten names into the starting eleven as Eddie Howe faces selection issues at the back.

His side have shipped three goals in their last three home league games and have the worst record on home turf in the Premier League.

With the suspensions of Lascelles and Ritchie comes an opportunity for a trio of players as Newcastle look to improve defensively ahead of their bottom of the table clash tomorrow.

Jamal Lewis, Federico Fernandez and Javi Manquillo have fallen out of favour since Howe took over but assistant manager Tindall has said today that anyone could be picked to start at home tomorrow evening.

Fernandez and Manquillo haven’t featured since the woeful 2-1 defeat at Molineux in October and Lewis is yet to start a game this season – making just one appearance from the bench.

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The ex-Norwich man will be hoping to take the place of Ritchie going into the battle against his old side and has a point to prove.

His attacking threat is something that might be required to help create chances but his lack of defensive positioning has let him down in the past. Fernandez is deemed by many as Newcastle’s best defender and has the ability to play the ball out from the back – a defending style that Howe enjoys.

Manquillo has provided a goal and two assists in his seven appearances this season and seems to be the favourite to play right-back ahead of Jacob Murphy as Newcastle are expected to revert to a back four.

The Magpies have the worst defensive record in the division. Howe will be desperate to end the disastrous start to the season and get their first win against the Canaries on Tuesday.

Credit: @JamalLewis Instagram

There are two must-win games in the space of a week for the new manager who will be looking at the players available in the squad to find a winning formula.

Home games against Norwich and Burnley are ideal opportunities for the team in black and white to move up the table towards Premier League safety.

But, who would make your starting eleven on Tuesday evening? Will Newcastle come out on top for the first time this campaign?

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Police Alerted After Newcastle United Fan Urinates On Statue Devoted to Sunderland Legend

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Police have been alerted about social media footage which appears to show a Newcastle United fan urinating on a statue of Sunderland football legend Bob Stokoe.

The tribute, outside Sunderland’s Stadium of Light ground, recreates the late Stokoe’s famous dance across Wembley’s turf after he had masterminded the club’s 1-0 FA Cup final victory over Leeds United.

Footage has now emerged on social media of a male wearing a Newcastle United change shirt while apparently urinating on the statue.

In response to the images, a Sunderland Football Club spokesperson said on Monday: “This matter has been referred to the police and we will not be making any further comment at this moment in time.”

Stokoe, ironically, is also a hero and an FA Cup winner on Tyneside. Born in 1930 in Mickley, in Northumberland, the central defender made 261 appearances for Newcastle United and was a member of their 1955 FA Cup final winning team.

Arriving at Sunderland in November 1972 while they were struggling towards the bottom of Division Two, he plotted the club’s FA Cup final triumph in May the following year before guiding the Black Cats back to the top flight in 1976.

He resigned just months later following a poor start to their Division One. Stokoe died at the age of 73 in 2004 in Hartlepool after suffering from pneumonia.

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Newcastle Fan Gets ‘Attacked’ by Aiden McGeady in Bar With Sunderland First Team

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A video was published to Twitter which shows a Newcastle fan get ‘attacked’ by Aiden McGeady in a bar with the Sunderland first team.

Twitter user @rheppellhardy, who has since deleted his account following backlash, wrote a tweet on Wednesday night explaining what happened in a Stack venue, before the post started to gain traction.

He said: “Why the fuck has the actual Sunderland first team come and started on me and big Premier League Aiden McGeady ripped me top in the stack 🤣🤣🤣.

 

He issued the above video before captioning it with: “Someone who I’ve never heard of said how much are yous on ur skint 🤣 league 1 yina”

Again he wrote in another post: “Scuse me mate can a have a word, do you know who I am” 🤣🤣 No fucking clue mate”

There were plenty of reaction tweets too….

@worthy_noah: “I remember my first pint aswell mate”

@worthy_noah: “Not sure I went on like this much of a cock like”

@MackemTalk_: “You saw the state of you lad he’d Snap you in half But again You had to act like the Big man Because Your boyfriends where with you”

Did you see what happened?

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Fans urged to clap at Newcastle match in memory of teen

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Mason Kirk (Credit: Family Picture)

Fans are being encouraged to clap at Newcastle match on Saturday in memory of teen who died from cancer.

Mason Kirk passed away suddenly from a rare form of cancer in January – ITV reports.

The family of the 17-year-old are urging people to clap at the 17th minute of the Newcastle vs Brighton match.

His dad Michael told ITV News Tyne Tees: “After complaining about back pain for several weeks and unsuccessful trips to a walk-in centre, and his GP, I took him to A&E where he received an MRI scan that showed lesions in his spine.

“We were transferred to the RVI, which is where we received a diagnosis no parent wants to hear – aggressive and inoperable late-stage ATRT cancer in his spine and brainstem”

“Mason died on the 27 January, just nine days after he was diagnosed.

“It’s took awhile for me to pull myself round (as I suffer from severe mental illness). So I decided to begin organising something to raise awareness of ATRT and teen cancer, and to pay tribute to our beautiful brave son.

“Mason was an avid Newcastle United fan, I took him to his first game when he was 6 and he caught the NUFC bug. Later, he and his friends bought season tickets.”

Michael continues: “Mason’s memory will live on through myself, his Mam Leanne, his little brother Alfy, cousin Liam and the rest of our family.

“He was the nucleus of our lives…our world is shattered but we cannot let our courageous son’s story go untold.”

“We realise things are tight for a lot of us at the minute but we’d like any donations to go to Great North Children’s Hospital or the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.”

ITV also said that Mason will feature in the programme.

Go here to donate to Great North Children’s Hospital.

Or to donate to the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation go here.

 

 

 

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