Newcastle have some welcomed recovery time after a congested two weeks that featured four matches, including the Carabao Cup. Eddie Howe gave the lads a couple of days off after Saturday’s scoreless draw against Crystal Palace.
Next up is a trip to West Ham this Sunday. The Hammers don’t have the benefit of rest as they take on FCSB in the Europa Conference League tomorrow evening. That will hopefully play to our advantage.
Both Newcastle and West Ham are in the headlines for the wrong reason after last weekend’s VAR debacles. Goals that should have stood were disallowed after pitchside reviews costing West Ham a point and Newcastle potentially three points.
While the Magpies have had a decent start, the same cannot be said for our opponents. West Ham started the campaign with three defeats in the league and currently occupy the 18th position in the table.
They have turned things around and would be on an unbeaten run if Maxwel Cornet’s late goal hadn’t been disallowed. Newcastle have faced defeat just once and that was due to some questionable added time at Anfield.
Hopefully we’ll see some combination of our three stars return. Callum Wilson, Bruno Guimaraes, and Allan Saint-Maximin have all been sidelined with hamstring injuries over the past few weeks. Bruno and Allan are close to returning which would provide a big boost this weekend.
100 comments so far
Sep 7, 2022 at 11:56 AMComment #81
Me personally, i think they will try for Thomas Frank
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:00 PMComment #82
No way will Howe leave for Chelsea. Doesn’t make any sense. He’s building a team here, he’s backed here, he’s respected here. Howe isn’t an idiot, he knows he’s got a good thing going here, it wouldn’t make sense to leave.
Potter on the other hand…opportunities to manage a big club playing in the CL don’t come along too often. Brighton aren’t likely to get there so he might find it too much to refuse if he’s offered it. Would be a very interesting appointment if they do both go for it though, unlike the obvious Poch or similar.
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:05 PMComment #83
I didn`t say Howe would take the job, already said i think he would stay, but he is very similar to Potter, young, likes progressive football and intelligent, and i think Chelsea would of noticed our upturn in form since he arrived.
Like i said in a previous post, they might opt for Thomas Frank, who incidentally, is just a mile or two up the road.
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:09 PMComment #84
WLtoon – I know you didn’t. I know it seems surprising for people on this blog but I wasn’t actually arguing with you…just stating my opinion on the topic. 🙂
Frank is an interesting one but also relatively inexperienced in the Premier League. Pretty sure that Brighton or Brentford will be gutted if they lose their manager.
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:09 PMComment #85
And Potter is also building a project at Brighton, is also well respected, is backed and is no idiot either, doesn`t mean he wouldn`t take the Chelsea job.
I think Howe is happy here, and doubt very much he would jump ship for the sake of extra dosh.
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:14 PMComment #86
I think probably the main difference in Howe and Potter being offered the job, is that anything they would offer Howe, we could match. Brighton on the other hand maybe couldn’t match an offer Potter gets.
Don’t think either Howe or Potters main motivation is money but obviously is hard to say no to if it’s a decent increase.
I’d be very surprised if Potter jumps ship to Chelsea and think Howe going there has 0% chance anyway. Frank i’d also be surprised by. Poch I reckon is the most straightforward and likely.
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:15 PMComment #87
Though i’m sure Poch said he wants to one day return and finish the job he started at Spuds, so maybe going to a London rival wouldn’t be in his best interest.
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:16 PMComment #88
personally think Chelsea will be looking for a more high profile manager/coach than the 3 names discussed at the moment ,
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:21 PMComment #89
Won’t be howe
He has just signed a new deal
Also Chelsea owner just gone in to a multi mill with pif
Wouldn’t pay to annoy your new partner
Potter would be good but if he don’t like what he hears he won’t sign
He interviews the club when he goes for the job
Just ask the Brighton owner
Frank’s at Brentford would be more of the same
.Rogers at Leicester he wants out managed in Europe and won the odd cup
So I can see him being in with a shout
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:21 PMComment #90
Just seen one of those ‘Other 14’ stats that show Pope has the highest amount of saves out of all the keepers.
Whilst impressive on a personal level for Pope, it’s a number that hopefully starts getting smaller and a table he doesn’t sit top of.
Our defence looks far far far more solid these days but ideally we need to try and reduce the number of shots Pope is having to save as well.
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:22 PMComment #91
I bet Fofana would be thrilled if Rodgers got the Chelsea job lol
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:24 PMComment #92
Not many high profile managers out of work atm, unless Chelsea are just going to offer a top name ridiculous wages to leave his current club, which is a possibility. Like a Nagelsman for eg
The Taco Taker
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:28 PMComment #93
While I agree with Adams point that we could (and surely would) match any offer Chelsea made for Howe I don’t think that is the main reason why if offered the job Howe would stay while Potter would likely leave.
I think the key difference is there is a kind of glass ceiling beyond which Brighton cannot realistically progress where as at NUFC there is no limit to what we can achieve in the coming years.
For Potter the job is a huge step up and could be the biggest and best offer he ever gets, he will be aware there is a risk he will only be there 12 months if things go badly but I think it is risk worth taking for him. For Howe the risk vs. reward equation is quite different.
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:30 PMComment #94
Hands off Eddie Chelsea, somethings money can’t buy.
Brendan Rodgers – don’t think so.
They’ll get Poncho
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:31 PMComment #95
Im sure Brighton fans may be sitting a tad uneasy atm saying as Potter`s name is being banded about all over the knot end as a possible replacement for Tuchel.
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:32 PMComment #96
Odds are shortening on Steve Bruce for Chelsea
Raj of Hailsley
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:33 PMComment #97
Pochetino is free at the minute so to me would be the obvious choice.
Raj of Hailsley
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:34 PMComment #98
“Pack ya bags Alex wa gaan te Lundun”
“They’re taking the pi$$ Daddy”
The Taco Taker
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:36 PMComment #99
lovin’ that Raj
Sep 7, 2022 at 12:38 PMComment #100
Poch is the obvious choice, Potter is the choice to really build a legacy I think.