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Which Would You Prefer Newcastle Achieve This Season?

Newcastle squeaked by Crystal Palace in the Carabao Cup on penalties to keep their amazing winning run intact. The fourth round of the competition is the first match when the World Cup break ends next month.

Eddie Howe has not been shy in sharing his dream of winning a trophy at Newcastle United. The head coach has fans dreaming of not only potential cup success but securing a ticket back to European competition for next season.

Former Magpie Rob Lee has spoken to Compare.bet about Newcastle’s terrific start which has been published in The Chronicle:

Lee has made it clear that Howe should focus on winning some silverware this season saying:

“It has been amazing really. I think no one – not even the most staunch Newcastle fan – could have predicted the transformation of the club in a year. I think when he [Howe] came in quite a few people were skeptical, I think because of what happened at Burnley.

“Newcastle are a huge club with huge expectations, but he has been absolutely brilliant and he has got the players playing for him and he has brought players in that have made us a better team. It reminds me of when I joined back in the 90s, everyone is pulling in the same direction and the club are moving forward at a rate of knots.

“I thought when Eddie first took over the target would be to stave off relegation, get a few players in and try and stay in the top half of the league, but expectations are going to rise. The Geordie fans will be thinking ‘Can we win the league here’, but I have said many times I would like us to go for a cup – we are still in the Carabao Cup and the FA Cup.

“We are not going to win the league. That’s not going to happen. We have done brilliantly well, but I would just like us to go for a cup because over the years we have always saved ourselves to stay in the league. I think we are past that now so let’s try and win a cup, win some silverware because it’s been a long time since we have.”

Newcastle are unlikely to mount a serious challenge for the title this season. Though due to the amazing start, a top-four finish is now on the lips of many fans and pundits alike.

As Lee noted, Newcastle are also alive in both cup competitions with a date against Bournemouth set for next month and the FA Cup starting early next year for Premier League clubs.

If you had to pick just one, would you prefer Newcastle finish in a Champions League place or win some silverware for the first time in over half a century?

Which Would You Prefer Newcastle Achieve This Season?

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53 comments so far

  • Ronway

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1


    JC – #76 from previous.

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  • DrGloom

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #2

    Cup would be amazing

  • DrGloom

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Unlikely we’ll win the league this year although top six is very achievable , actually winning a cup and top six would set us up very nicely for summer window and a push to win the league next year

  • jane

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #4

    i would prefer top 7 over winning a cup so we get European football next season or do cup winners get into Europe anyway?

  • Romford mag

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #5

    Sorry I can’t pick one!!
    I want both 😆

  • Dubai Micky

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #6

    League cup is achievable, we’re second favourites and as long as we don’t draw the winner of city – bindippers we could go all the way to Wembley (and get a Euro place too).

  • jane

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #7

    “Fifth place and the FA Cup winners qualify for the Europa League group stage
    The Carabao Cup winners qualify for the Europa Conference League playoff”


  • niafron

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #8

    Bonjour Mesdames et Messieurs!

    It’s not about what we want, but about what we can do.

    And i tell you friends, we can have a top four finish AND win a cup.

  • jane

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #9

    “we can have a top four finish AND win a cup.”

    sorry that’s not alowed

    “If you had to pick just one”

  • stan anderson

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:43 AM

    Comment #10

    Any trophy would be good.
    It,s just nice to not be looking st relegation.

  • Flurzinho

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #11

    Top 4 puts us on the path to the next level and will attract better players.

  • phy

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:49 AM

    Comment #12

    A trophy all day long,

    Playing in Europe is great but winning a trophy can’t be underestimated in the message it sends and breeds a winning culture.

    Plus once we get the 50 year monkey off our back let the good times roll

  • scott

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #13

    At this stage I’d go for a cup,

    The reasons for my thinking are a run in the europa would kill our league position next season due to our current squad! ( unless we sign 5/6 real quality players!

    Secondly they say the first trophy is the hardest to win,so get that monkey off our backs!
    I personally think we are 2 seasons away from being able to make a good fist in Europe plus compete in the league so winning a cup I feel is the best way to keep the momentum building!

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #14

    There’s no right or wrong in wanting silverware over top four or vice versa, however, I would say though, how long before people get fed up with not winning anything and just qualifying for the CL. It ultimately cost Wenger his job and sullied his reputation with the Arsenal fans

  • phy

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #15

    That FIFA app is awful, no way to manage the fantasy team through it. Probably paid a fortune for it to be created too, possibly worse than the COVID one which is saying something

  • jane

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #16
  • jane

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #17

    cup is best if you get into europe anyway.

  • Harley

    Nov 19, 2022 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #18

    For me it’s not even a contest. I’d take 4th over a cup all day long.

    To get in the champions league would be a massive achievement. It would bring in so much more revenue, announce us on the works stage, increase the prestige of the club, which in itself would attract a higher quality of player. The extra money we can get off sponsors too. Everything about it would take us to another level.

    We can focus on a cup after that.

  • jane

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #19

    “It ultimately cost Wenger his job and sullied his reputation with the Arsenal fans”

    wasn’t he winning cups?

  • jane

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #20
  • Ashingtoon62

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #21

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  • WLtoon

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #22

    After 50 years of winning bugger all i want silverware over top 4. ive seen us play plenty of games in the CL and UEFA cup over the years and they are great nights but winning a cup would end half a century of trophyless years, and anyway, winning a cup gets you into europe in some capacity.
    Newcastle United have played around 140 games of competitive european football over the years yet have still won fook all, that`s why i want a trophy.

  • Not another deJong

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #23

    Difficult decision when the option of both is not available.
    Between ‘Winner’ and ‘would be Winner’ I know which I would choose. But in reality, 40 points and a win in the next match (cup) is the current plan.

  • WLtoon

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #24

    The previous article relating to Botman being labelled a `Rolls Royce centre back` , Ile take the credit for that, im sure i was the first to give him that tag, at least on here, yep, i know my onions.
    Im off to enjoy myself again, life is too short to be stuck on here talking nonsense.

  • jane

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #25

    “Im off to enjoy myself again, life is too short to be stuck on here talking nonsense.”

    can’t argue with that

  • WLtoon

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #26

    At the current rate of improvement we are ahead of Man City.
    It took them 3 years to win a cup, and 5 years to win the PL.
    I know its more competitive now but i think we will win the PL within the next 3 years.
    As for winning a cup , i think we will win one within the next 2 years.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #27

    I stand corrected jane, it must have been the league that they weren’t winning that got their backs up. I thought he was just qualifying for CL and not winning anything, he stopped even qualifying for that in the end.

  • WLtoon

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #28

    Right, that`s me off, toodle pip.

    Ah, yet another sly dig from Jane, the blogs owner of `the most sarcastic bitch on the planet` award.
    Give it a rest why don`t ya.

  • magpie6699

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:41 AM

    Comment #29

    No question for me – a cup. We’ve been in Europe a number of times since the 90s and it hasn’t stopped the “won nowt since the Fairs Cup 50 years ago” or the chants of “You never win F*** all”. A cup is something that goes on the record, in the trophy cabinet etc.

  • magpie6699

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #30

    And think of the parade!

  • NY Mag

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #31

    I quite like Jane’s sly diigs….her copy and paste skills are legendary 🙂

  • coming home

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #32

    Getting in the CL through top 4 is definitely better for the clubs progression, finishing 3rd adds rocket fuel to our journey
    But for us fans winning a cup in our era would be heaven

  • Novocastrian66

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #33

    Arsenal supporter’s self entitlement is pathetic. A great club no doubt but they were going nowhere until Wenger took over. He gave the club 20 years of unprecedented success in their history and they all kicked off because all he could win, in the dawn of his time there, was the FA cup

  • magicmac54

    Nov 19, 2022 at 11:56 AM

    Comment #34

    Good Morning Folks

    Neil obviously doesn`t read the Blog,as i posed this question to the blog a few weeks ago asking would you rather win a cup or finish in the top 4 HWTL

  • coming home

    Nov 19, 2022 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #35

    Gianni Infantino

    He must be taking the dollar

  • Bambams

    Nov 19, 2022 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #36

    I would enjoy Europe next season but if we could win a cup this season ! That would always be my choice.

  • Novocastrian66

    Nov 19, 2022 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #37

    I think Infantino has just wrote his resignation letter. What a load of piffle.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Nov 19, 2022 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #38

    What’s happened 😳

  • JohnJ

    Nov 19, 2022 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #40

    OK It is a long shot and I know that my preference would be to win the EPL (I’ve got a fiver on at 66/1) but I’d happily forgo my £330 winnings if we should win the league.

    Other than that I’d also happily take a top four finish & a cup win preferably The FA Cup!

    However I’m chuffed to bits with how NUFC have done since Eddie Howe was appointed so three Cheers to him!


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