Newcastle United, like every other club in the Premier League, will be getting themselves for the Premier League’s return next week.
After over three months without a ball being kicked in the top tier of English football, play will resume next Wednesday as Aston Villa take on Sheffield United at Villa Park. The Toon, meanwhile, will restart their own campaign against the Blades at St. James’ Park next Sunday.
In these difficult circumstances, the FA and the Premier League appear to have given sides more lee-way – for example, teams will be allowed to make five substitutions per match instead of three. However, as Craig Hope as revealed, clubs will not be allowed to resubmit their 25-man squads for the top flight despite them previously being submitted in February – before the pandemic.
This affects the Toon in particular, as it means that they will not be able to use left-back Paul Dummett, who hadn’t been registered a few months ago as it was thought he would miss the rest of the season through injury. He has now recovered, but cannot be registered.
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This news has absolutely enraged the Magpies’ supporters – one fan even called it a “disgrace”. They have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts, and you can see some of the best comments from the social media platform below.
Craig you’ve ruined my night https://t.co/lgJjo4B0jU
— holly🌹 (@hollynufc) June 12, 2020
Absolutely ridiculous decision. At least we have ritchie for the left back slot
— Cory Graham ⚫️⚪️ (@Coryjgraham) June 12, 2020
Disgrace that. Means we are stuck with an extremely unfit and controversial Danny Rose
— AB (@TinTin_Official) June 12, 2020
That’s a ridiculous decision! The original season would have been finished long ago!
— Martin Boyd (@martinb1305) June 12, 2020
Pathetic move by the powers that be, especially in the circumstances. Any one whos been registered since start of season should be allowed to be involved.
— Ross Miller (@RossMiller86) June 12, 2020
Means have to play a not fit Rose at left back for the rest of the season & 2 games a week😩
Cheers Bruce…. pic.twitter.com/CFOVWxFsPq
— Rafa Facts (@FactsRafa) June 12, 2020
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