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Reap the Wild Wyn: Newcastle United news and other links to make you a better person for August 26, 2016.

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Today has been a busy day, and you deserve less commentary and more information. For those of you stateside who can't listen to the match I hope to post some Periscope feeds that will at least offer you some live connection to Rafa's depleted squad taking on the Seagulls.

I'm going heavy on pre-match pieces. You're welcome.

OK, let's kick the ball.

Houghton On: Newcastle - Seagulls

It's shorter than I want, but there is some good player news.

Rafa Benitez reveals his five striking options for clash against Brighton - Chronicle

The way the quotes are used it doesn't read like Adam Armstrong will play a role this weekend, or even this season.

Newcastle United strikers Aleksandar Mitrovic and Dwight Gayle miss out with concussion following Tuesday's EFL Cup win against Cheltenham - BBC

Interesting stat: Excluding play-off games, Brighton are unbeaten in their last 18 league matches, winning 11.

OPPOSTION VIEW: NEWCASTLE UNITED VS BRIGHTON

Good chat with he opposition. Helps folks like me get better educated.

Newcastle United v Brighton Betting: Goals look to be the best bet - Goal

Does the betting line know something about Newcastle performing without Dwight Gayle?

Newcastle United put DeAndre Yedlin’s dope new hairstyle on their match program - Stars and Stripes FC

Yedlin to Newcastle is a great opportunity to promote the team stateside. I really hope DeAndre exceed expectations.

DeAndre Yedlin makes sensible move down to Championship, Newcastle - Yahoo Sports

I'm sure there are less than flattering pieces on the move. I choose to not share those.

Meeting Ongoing Now As Newcastle United Look To Secure Left-Back - InsideFutbol

I'm so craving a left back it doesn't even bother me that I know nothing of Achraf Lazaar.

Done Deal: Newcastle United Midfielder Secures Coventry City Return - Football League World

In case you care, Gael Bigirimana is gone.

Triple injury setback rocks Newcastle ahead of crunch Championship clash with Brighton - Sunderland Echo

In case you missed it, Rolando Aarons fractured a metatarsal. He's the third setback referenced in the headline. He's out 8 weeks.

Tim Krul signs for Ajax - here's why Newcastle have made him sign a new contract - Chronicle

You probably already knew this, but in case you didn't...