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Eddie Howe So Impressed With Chris Wood – We Got The Right Man



Eddie Howe has waxed lyrical (as they say) about our new signing Chris Wood from Burnley, during Howe’s press conference this morning.

And although the Kiwi was expensive at a whopping £25M, he seems like an excellent buy and the deal has weakened one of our relegation candidates in the process.

We must say his attitude seems spot on, and if Wood was in the side last weekend against Cambridge, surely he could have tapped one of those many chances in the first half, into the back of the net.

That would have helped relax the Newcastle side, who seemed nervous from the start.

Not to mention all the crosses that came into the opposition box during the game that were almost all headed clear by an inspired Cambridge United defense.

Here’s what Howe had to say about Wood this morning:

“We’re really pleased with the signing of Chris.” “I think he will fit in really well into the team.”

“He is experienced and ready to play, and he’s done very well historically for Burnley.”

“He knows the Premier League and I think he gives us something different to what we have.”

“I think all those qualities mixed together to make it a really powerful signing for us.”

“I think he was the right man.”

“The fact he’s a little bit different to what we’ve had, and I have never been shy in saying this, I admire tall physical strikers who can give you a platform to play.”

“I have signed many down the years.”

“Look at last week, we put in 30 crosses into the box, we were crying out for somebody with his strengths.”

“His qualities will be valuable to us in both boxes.””But most importantly he knows the league and nothing will surprise him.”

“He is going to be hugely motivated to play well for Newcastle and lead us in the position we’re in.”

“He has the experience of being in a dogfight, and nothing will be new to him or faze him.”

Good words there from Howe, and Wood will not be short of confidence for tomorrow’s game, in which our fans can play a huge part.

Forget all about last week, all will be forgiven if we can beat Watford tomorrow.

Wood has the chance to be the hero for Newcastle this season by scoring the goals that can keep us in the Premier League.

And that will allow Newcastle’s reemergence, under head coach Eddie Howe, as a top club in Europe, to continue big time, in this summer’s transfer window.

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28 comments so far

  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #1

    hello

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #2

    And always remember you can’t take a Dutch Pug down the left hand side

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Not when he left pawed

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #4

    BTW free Milo

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    Munster – I also believe that we’ll only get one centre half this window. Unless the 2nd is a good deal and/or young and not a guaranteed starter. I’d be surprised to see two first choice centre halves signed in January. I also agree that Lascelles should improve with quality alongside him.

    Hammond is involved with actually getting the players in too I believe. He’s got lots of experience doing it. Presumably working with those others to identify players than make sense from the player AND financial side. Unlike Ashley/Charnley who seemed to mainly look at the latter…

    Totally agree that it’s refreshing. As I said above, I agree that it was frustrating previously that we only seemed to sign a player when it was a good deal financially. Ashley had to see that every single signing would go on the books at a higher value or had a very high chance of appreciating. Does make you wonder about Joelinton mind you…was the deal structured in a clever way? Or did people within the club really think he would appreciate in value based on what they paid? Odd one…

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #6

    Good article Ed

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  • Tim the toon

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #7

    The blog is going to the dogs 🙂

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #8

    Woof Woof says Flashheart

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #9

    Smoke me a kipper, I will home for breakfast

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #10

    Flashard

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #11
  • Adamn_92

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #12

    Munster

    I think at one stage Woodman was a very promising prospect, glowing reports and performances for England youth teams and a decent spell at Swansea on loan. For a while he was getting nothing but praise and was always talk of other clubs looking to poach him off of us.

    Sadly he doesn’t seem to have kicked on and made that step up. Definitely seemed nervous and out of place when he played for us for a few games. We can’t keep sending him out on loan, it’s not fair on him and he probably needs a move away to settle into a new club somewhere and try to take his game to the next level.

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  • Adamn_92

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #13

    Hassenhuttl complaining again about Burnley game now being postponed. He is becoming of a bit of a whinger, but I do agree with him that some transparency should be given. At least to teams in the league. As it is a bit suspicious that Burnley lose a striker and the next day have a game postponed at the last minute.

    Not saying it’s not totally justified and there’s anything sinister going on, but transparency at least to other clubs in the league would be good.

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  • Wor B

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #14

    Idiom of the day goes Dr Ed for ‘waxing lyrical’.

    Honourable second to Tim the toon for ‘going to the dogs’.

    🙂

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #15

    Woodman was really good for Swansea I believe but he just never seems to have performed at PL level when selected. Maybe that’s just his level and there’s no shame in that. Maybe he’ll drop to the Championship and find his way back to the PL in a few years (like Armstrong and Toney did or even Forster after going to Celtic) but we can’t be playing a Championship level goalkeeper for a few seasons and hoping he improves.

    Like you say Adam, maybe it’s time to let him go.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #16

    DayvanCowboy – the news I’ve read is that Schlotterbeck isn’t interested. We shouldn’t be too surprised at that. Neither is Sule from what I’ve read.

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  • Harley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #17

    Sorry if someone has asked this and I’ve missed the comment. But does anyone know why wood is down as 75% of playing on FF? Is he carrying a knock or something?

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #18

    Burnley’s home game against Leicester City on Saturday has been postponed because of Covid-19 cases and injuries within the Turf Moor side’s camp.

    The Premier League said it accepted

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  • lochinvar

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #19

    So what had Hasselhoff at Southampton got to say about Burnley calling off their match because they’re crying over loosing Wood.

    Its becoming a circus.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #20

    Harley,
    He was withdrawn during their cup game

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #21

    Wor B, look @ #11 link. You just could not make it these days

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  • The Dyslexic God

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #22

    Woof woof

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  • Mund

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #23

    Newcastle will have to break transfer record for Sven Botman as Lille have a €55m asking price this window. Two other Premier League teams hold interest in him for the summer. The French club are determined to keep him [Telegraph] #NUFC

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  • Wor B

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #24

    Peter

    I’m well acquainted with Flashheart, I’ve been his best man seven times!

    🙂

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #25

    Lille, Sevilla and Monaco taking us for a ride for their players. So time consuming. I just wish we just pay them what they ask and fet thimnin sharpish, that’s the price we have to pay this window being the position we’re in. Then in the summer we can box clever. Right now we have to bite our tongue and accept that we will have to overpay for us to get our primary targets this month.

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  • Harley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #26

    Raj

    Do we know what it was for?

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  • Harley

    Jan 14, 2022 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #27

    JP

    I totally agree. We all knew we would get stung this window but needs must. Once the summer comes we can start to play hardball again. But just got to get them in at the minute. £5m more gets the players. What’s £15m extra for 3 players to these guys?!!

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  • lesh

    Jan 14, 2022 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #28

    Mund

    For the sake of understanding, can you please indicate whether what you’re posting are your opinions or something you’ve copied from a web source.

    Unattributed yet seemingly assured comments suggest that you’ve got information from a reliable source and thus leave you wide open to being perceived as an ITK – you surely wouldn’t want that, would you.

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