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Eddie Howe Comments On Achieving Safety And Finishing This Season The Right Way

Newcastle are mathematically safe after Wednesday’s results. Eddie Howe has played a major role in this club’s transformation since late last year. He touched on the moment during his press conference for Monday’s match against Arsenal.

Here is what Howe said about reaching safety per Newcastle’s Twitter account:

“It’s an amazing feeling to be mathematically safe.

“It’s great to finally have achieved the objective we set out to do and full credit to the players who, from minute one, have given us everything.

“Everyone associated with the club has played their part in what has been a remarkable turnaround in form, which we needed.

“To have two games spare to do it in is not something we thought we’d be able to do but it’s great to be in this position.”

Howe echoes some of what Mehrdad Ghodoussi said in his statement last night. It is a testament to everyone at the club including the great fans that this historic moment has been achieved.

There is still work to do as there are two matches left to be played. The Gunners come to St. James’ Park on Monday. They will be on short rest as the North London Derby takes place this afternoon.

Newcastle have spared themselves a relegation battle on the season’s final day at Burnley, though The Clarets will likely be fighting for their Premier League lives. Howe is still committed to finishing this season the right way.

This is what Howe said about ending the season strongly ahead of an exciting summer:

“We’re really keen to end the season with two very good performances.

“It’s so important we perform in our last home game and leave a good feeling with our supporters for the summer, and whet their appetite for what’s going to come next year.”

Newcastle need just one win to surpass last season’s points total of 45. Two wins will match the 2013/14 season’s total of 49 points which would be an unbelievable accomplishment considering where this season began.

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19 comments so far

  • Wor B

    May 12, 2022 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #1

    Back of the net!

  • Wor B

    May 12, 2022 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #2

    Mind you, it went in off me backside.

  • Wor B

    May 12, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #3

    Was hoping for a 40yard raker to get the hat trick.

  • Toon_Barmy

    May 12, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #4

    The powers that be are always going to down play budget and incomings to try and manage expectation. Personally I’d love to get a few younger stars in this summer, not the likes of Diego Carlos, lingard etc.

  • Adamn_92

    May 12, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #5

    Bloody bus:

    Eddie Howe on the summer:

    “FFP does impact what we can do in the summer but it doesn’t mean we’re totally without ambition. We’re well aware that we have to change the squad and we have to make improvements but it’s going to be a difficult balance.”

  • Wor B

    May 12, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #6

    I’m knackered now, bring on Gayle.

  • Mund

    May 12, 2022 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #7

    Let’s see what happens as I know when that window slams shut we will all be ecstatic of who has walked through the door and then the ambitions of next season.

    The club could blow a small fortune if they wanted to and that’s without sponsorships.

    The amount of opportunity to declare profits each season for the next 3 seasons and probably beyond is huge and that will help in a huge way.

    Hold on to your hats!

  • Mund

    May 12, 2022 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #8

    Newcastle United FC
    Replying to
    “We’ve sat down and discussed the squad and I think we have a very good vision of where we want to take the team. Now the hard part comes where you have to reshape the squad, both ins and outs, and try to come back with a better squad.”

  • Toon_Barmy

    May 12, 2022 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #9

    Eddie bemoaning the amount of incomings affecting the balance of the team must grind on fellow managers with low budgets. Haha love it

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 12, 2022 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #10

    Indeed, happy borthda to you from yesterday, your riddle? went right over my head 😀

  • Cool Hand Luke

    May 12, 2022 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #11

    Jail it went right over your head, what’s NEW.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 12, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #12

    He is never going to say in a million years ”Mwahahaha, this is where the fun starts, we are going to go bonkers in the transfer market”
    We’ll go about our business quietly and efficiently as we did in January I would imagine.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 12, 2022 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Sorry, do I know you Cool Hand Anglo?


    May 12, 2022 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #14


    Cheers mate

    Agreed… managing expectations, is a good start point…and never showing your hand.


    May 12, 2022 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #15

    Eddie can now get on with the monumental task of rebuilding this club.
    He’ll have a plan, already!
    I reckon he knows how to be unflinching, and has showed he is to be trusted.
    His and our journey starts here!

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 12, 2022 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #16

    Wor B,
    How did you know that was Anglo Saxon from the beginning? Was the downright nasty and homophobic reference to a Limp Hand a bit of a give away 😕

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 12, 2022 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #17

    For wont of repeating myself, I really can’t wait to see what they do this summer, as I’ve said many times now, seeing what they do with all those players that should have been replaced when we got promoted or at the very least a season or two max, later, is going to be just as interesting.

  • barkel

    May 12, 2022 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #18

    The hardest part is going to be getting people out. Can’t see too many wanting away really

  • Cool Hand Luke

    May 12, 2022 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #19

    For wor b


    An elderly couple who are both widowed have been courting for a long time.

    They decide it’s finally time to get married. Before the wedding, they go out to dinner and talk about how their marriage might work.

    They discuss finances, living arrangements and so on.

    Finally, the man broaches the subject of their physical relationship.

    “How do you feel about sex?” he asks, rather tentatively.

    “I would like it infrequently,” replies the old lady.

    The old gentleman sits quietly for a moment, adjusts his glasses, leans over towards her and whispers: “Is that one word or two?


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