This comes after the official Newcastle Twitter account shared a post on their page revealing the starting XI that Steve Bruce has chosen to face Graham Potter’s side after managing to rescue a point from their previous league game against Aston Villa.
For the match against Brighton, Newcastle’s starting XI includes Martin Dubravka, Javier Manquillo, Jamaal Lascelles, Ciaran Clark, Paul Dummett, Isaac Hayden, Jonjo Shelvey, Joe Willock, Ryan Fraser, Miguel Almiron and Joelinton.
This post then gathered a lot of replies from Toon fans who were not shy in sharing their thoughts on this latest team news and their clash against the Seagulls.
So, what did these Newcastle fans have to say in response to this team news?
Some Toon fans were happy with the team.
“Finally a good team from Bruce”
“That’s a better attacking team than the last. Come on lads, please show up tonight, we need some points on the board.”
“Credit to Bruce, looks like he’s actually done something right for once!”
Others though were not impressed by the team Bruce has picked to play Brighton.
“Shambolic to play with no strikers, same formation again and not play Murphy”
“An absolute disgrace that Joelinton is starting over Carroll, Gayle or Murphy. I’m sorry to see this team. Its same old rubbish.”
“A game we have to win and he plays no striker….”
Looking at the replies to this post from the official Newcastle Twitter account, it seems that it has completely split the opinion of these Toon fans.
Are you happy with this starting XI?
Moving forward, these Newcastle fans will undoubtedly be hoping that this team Bruce has picked to face Brighton can secure a positive result to help the club move away from the relegation zone of the Premier League table.