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Eddie Howe Talks About One Big Aspect Of Newcastle’s Future

There’s no doubt that Eddie Howe and his staff have done a brilliant job at Newcastle since they came in on November 7th after Newcastle’s new owners failed in their attempt to sign Villarreal coach Unai Emery.

Emery took Villarreal to the semi-finals of the Champions League and last night they were beaten at home 3-2 by Liverpool in the second leg, with three second-half goals conceded and by an overall aggregate of 5-2.

So you can see why our owners wanted Emery.

But since Howe came in, it’s difficult to imagine how anybody could have done better, and this year we have surged up the league table to 10th place with 10 wins in our 16 games this year and 32 points.

An average of 2 points a game is great stuff, and Howe will be hoping to do well in our final 3 games of the season.

Once the last game is over at Burnley on May 22nd, Howe will hopefully take some time off vacation with his family – wife Vicki and 3 sons – his hard work and skill have saved Newcastle this season.

Eddie Howe has been talking to the Chronicle about the Youth and U23 teams and one thing we have to do is produce some young stars coming through the Academy.

This is what Howe has said about that in the Chronicle today coming off a 13-0 loss for our U-18 team at Manchester City:

“I don’t think results are the be all and end all. So even if teams have struggled or not had the best season as a team, for me it’s not about that.

“It is about the individuals coming through to the first-team here. Definitely if there is a disconnect, I want to bring the Academy, the Under-23s, everything, closer to us.”

“We try to do that already to an extent by having training once a week with the Under-23s who come in with the first-team. We try to integrate things that way.”

“I think that’s important that we embrace everything to do with the football club.”

“Nothing would please me more than to bring two or three players through per year that can really compete and get into the first-team.”

“That might be some way off, but I’d love to do that.”

“Looking across it, I think Ben Dawson has done a great job in terms of bringing us information on everything to do with the Academy. And that relationship is hugely important.”

Newcastle will bring in Dan Ashworth as Director of Football, probably in November, unless we pay £5M to release him from a clause in his previous contract at Brighton.

Former goalkeeper Steve Harper is the Academy Director, and we have been linked with Brighton’s former Academy boss John Morling, who could be brought in this summer.

Eddie Howe’s interface to the younger sides is Ben Dawson, but as we know, lots of things can change this summer – all for the good of the new Newcastle United.

It’s all going to be so exciting and invigorating for our long-suffering fans.

Long may it continue.

14 comments so far

  • ShaytoStay

    May 4, 2022 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Talk of this guy coming
    Rafael Leão

  • ShaytoStay

    May 4, 2022 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Ac Milan attacker

  • ShaytoStay

    May 4, 2022 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #3

    It’s great thinking of these players compared to last summer and 12 years before

  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #5


    Really? Haven’t seen that one yet


    May 4, 2022 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #6

    I wouldn’t ditch Jo.
    Bruno and Jo together do all the dm work.
    Split again x3 with kal phil would rule!

  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Newcastle have been offered the chance to sign Watford attacker Ismaila Sarr. Sarr’s agent Saif Rubie, as well as Senegalese representative Thierno Seydi met with the club last month in London [
    ] #NUFC

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 4, 2022 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #8

    From previous;

    Mund @ 250 – me too. I really wanted us to sign Luis Dias and kept mentioning him in hope we could make it happen. Sadly it came a bit too soon for us. That kid is class and it sucks to see him playing for Liverpool now. But hey ho we can now get many players of the same ilk this summer and that is extremely exciting. Jeremy Doku is another I would really like to see here also.

    I really like the look of Rafael Leão we’re being linked with. He has the x factor and still only a kid at 22.

  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #9


    Sorry mate it was you who also said it. I remember now.

    What a player he is.

    Leão is fire mate. Can’t wait to see who actually walks through the door this summer.

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 4, 2022 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #10

    Sarr would be good signing too.

  • AdoptedGeordie

    May 4, 2022 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #11

    Henderson free
    Tarkowski free
    Botman sign whatever the cost
    Paqueta sign whatever the cost
    Lingard free
    Darwin nunez sign whatever the cost
    Targett 15 million

    175 million estimate

    Goodbye Gillespie, Clarke, Fernandez, Ritchie, dummett, gayle

    10 million max

    Loan for Longstaff and Jamal Lewis

    Hello European football year after next with that squad

  • Mund

    May 4, 2022 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #12


    No Tarkowski for me mate but the rest I’d love and definitely top 8 and European football with those additions.

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 4, 2022 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #13

    AdoptedGeordie – Same all except maybe Tarkowski (I believe we can get better now). But if he’s a free transfer then why not.

  • Wor B

    May 4, 2022 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #14


    Manners please!

    It should read…

    Goodbye and thank you, Gillespie, Clarke, Fernandez, Ritchie, dummett, gayle



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