Louise Taylor on 08/23/2019

Steve Bruce hits back after widespread criticism of Newcastle tactics

• Bruce ‘insulted’ after negative analysis of warm-up at Norwich• ‘We have to be better at Spurs – and we will be,’ manager saysSteve Bruce feels “insulted” by a seemingly widespread perception that he lacks tactical intelligence and he suspects “no one in the country” is under similarly intense, an

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Gavin Willacy on 08/20/2019

The Dutch model of developing young footballers: let them sink or swim

The best teenagers at Ajax, PSV, AZ and Utrecht do not play in a youth league. They face men in the country’s second divisionBy Gavin Willacy for Playing in the ShadowsDespite Ajax going desperately close to reaching the Champions League final, the Eredivisie seems to be out of fashion with Premier

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Guardian sport on 08/19/2019

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action

Ljungberg and Trossard make instant impact, Wilson has Liverpool quality and Rodgers leaves ‘young Frank’ on back footThe inclusion of Joe Willock and Reiss Nelson against Burnley a week after they became the first pair of teenagers to start a Premier League game for Arsenal since Paolo Vernazza and

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Barry Glendenning on 08/17/2019

Southampton 1-2 Liverpool, Norwich 3-1 Newcastle and more – as it happened

Wins for Liverpool, Arsenal, Norwich, Everton and BournemouthTeemu Pukki scores his first hat-trick in English football Brighton and West Ham draw at the Amex Stadium 5.46pm BST Here’s a roundup on today’s EFL action on Luke McLaughlin. Related: Football League: Bamford double puts Leeds top, Diang

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Paul MacInnes at Carrow Road on 08/17/2019

Norwich brush aside Newcastle thanks to Teemu Pukki hat-trick

Teemu Pukki scored 29 league goals for Norwich in the Championship last season but he never got a hat-trick. He has one in the Premier League at the second time of asking, which not only suggests the Finn is cut out for top- flight football but that Norwich are a team with the possibility to prosper

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Louise Taylor on 08/16/2019

Steve Bruce understands volatile nature of life for manager at Newcastle

• Bruce says result at Norwich ‘would settle everybody’• ‘Coming here was never going to be easy’Steve Bruce has shouldered the blame for the tactical confusion that prefaced Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scoring Arsenal’s winning goal at St James’ Park last Sunday.Things were going reasonably well for

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Guardian Staff on 08/16/2019

Norwich v Newcastle: match preview

Steve Bruce is waiting on a fitness update from Allan Saint-Maximin, and expects Norwich to test a defence that struggled against Arsenal: “Their philosophy is ‘we’ll always score more than you’”. Daniel Farke has mounting injury concerns, with winger Onel Hernández damaging his knee after falling a

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Paul Doyle, Ben Fisher, Barry Glendenning and Jacob Steinberg on 08/16/2019

Premier League: 10 things to look out for this weekend

There are a few potential debuts on the cards, while a Southampton defender deserves praise for his charitable actionsArsenal began the season with an uncharacteristically efficient away win. Their first home match could be an attacking extravaganza if, unlike at Newcastle, Nicolas Pépé and Alexandr

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PA Media on 08/13/2019

Rafael Benítez cites lack of trust as reason for leaving Newcastle

• Spaniard left St James’ Park this summer after three years• Club claim Benítez’s exit was motivated by Chinese moneyRafael Benítez says his decision to leave Newcastle was due to a lack of trust rather than the financial attraction of China.Benítez left St James’ Park at the end of his contract th

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Guardian sport on 08/12/2019

Premier League: 10 talking points from the weekend’s action | Guardian sport

Lampard must hope Chelsea youngsters can step up, promoted trio look up for the fight and Zaha finds home comfort at PalaceEddie Howe has a quality problem when it comes to goalkeepers. In the end it was the 21-year-old Aaron Ramsdale, who has been capped at youth level by England and shone in Leagu

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Louise Taylor at St James’ Park on 08/11/2019

Steve Bruce: ‘The big disappointment is to lose in the way we did‘

• Mistake leads to defeat in first game as Newcastle manager• ‘We’ve left ourselves open and got punished’It was a day Steve Bruce had dreamt about for decades but his first Premier League game in charge of Newcastle United ended in bitter disappointment.A rare home defensive mistake permitted last

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Daffydd Bynon and Steven Bloor on 08/11/2019

The Dozen: the weekend’s best Premier League photos

Murals, bubbles, VAR drama and a tribute to Justin Edinburgh in this week’s roundup of the best top-flight picturesView the Dozen archive Continue reading...

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Jonathan Wilson at St James’ Park on 08/11/2019

Nicolas Pépé cameo gives Arsenal cause for optimism in workaday win| Jonathan Wilson

The £72m record signing’s arrival off the bench was of potentially far greater significance for the Gunners than the 1-0 victory over Newcastle UnitedA substitute appearance lasting 20 minutes plus injury time and 10 largely unremarkable touches may not seem like much, but in them were encapsulated

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Ben Fisher on 08/11/2019

Newcastle United 0-1 Arsenal: Premier League – as it happened

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s second-half strike was the difference as Steve Bruce suffered defeat in his first match in charge of Newcastle• Aubameyang seals opening-day victory for Arsenal 6.23pm BST Related: Nicolas Pépé cameo gives Arsenal cause for optimism in workaday win| Jonathan Wilson 4.29

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Louise Taylor at St James’ Park on 08/11/2019

Aubameyang’s Arsenal winner gives Steve Bruce losing start at Newcastle

A little bit of a boycott and an awful lot of rain ensured that Steve Bruce’s Newcastle United reign began in downbeat mode as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang emphasised his enduring importance to Arsenal by cutting through the gloom and registering an exquisitely incisive winner.If it hardly bodes well f

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Guardian Staff on 08/10/2019

Newcastle v Arsenal: match preview

A day of debuts and protests beckons on Tyneside where more than £100m worth of new attacking talent should be on view. While Arsenal fans hope to see Nicolas Pépé make his bow, their Newcastle counterparts are looking forward to Premier League debuts for Joelinton and Allan Saint-Maximin. “I’m goin

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Louise Taylor on 08/09/2019

Steve Bruce excited before Newcastle debut but not expecting honeymoon

• New manager hopes to build respect from fans over time• ‘Andy Carroll’s maturity can help our younger players’Steve Bruce is experiencing a range of emotions ahead of fulfilling a long-standing dream by presiding over his first Premier League match as theNewcastle manager.“Nervous, apprehensive, e

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