Newcastle were again unable to solve Crystal Palace and for the third time this season, the two clubs have battled to a scoreless draw. Newcastle were the far better team this evening as they thoroughly controlled the match for 90 minutes.
The lack of cutting edge in the final third mean Newcastle come away from Selhurst Park with a solitary point. In the grand scheme, it’s a decent result against a well-coached team that defended very well.
Newcastle are missing a creative spark at the top of the pitch to break stubborn defenses down. That is one of the areas the club may address as the January window enters its final ten days.
Chris Wood’s sudden departure to Nottingham Forest could spur the Magpies into action. Howe stated on Friday that he did not want to lose Wood without a replacement. So hopefully, a new arrival is on the horizon.
Howe was asked about the window after tonight’s draw. The Northern Echo has published his response as follows:
“As a manager, you always want more. You always want more options. I’ve got no issue with the squad strength or size, but I think the point I’ve been making is that if we got injuries, we’d be very light, and we’re keen to do business.
“We’re keen to bring a player in that can help us, but, as we know in this window, and I’ve said many times, there’s no guarantee that will happen.
“We want to sign a player, for sure, but I’ve been preparing for this game, so I don’t have any fresh information to give you.”
Ideally, Howe would like to welcome a versatile forward, a midfielder, and a right-back. There will have to be more outgoings before Newcastle can think of adding three new faces.
Hopefully, Newcastle are ready to move for some targets. It remains very unlikely anyone arrives before Tuesday’s semi-final at Southampton. Though Newcastle can move quickly if needed.
Unfortunately, Arsenal have made their move for Real Valladolid’s Ivan Fresneda with the two clubs engaging in talks today. The young Spaniard would be a perfect young signing to work under Kieran Trippier.
213 comments so far
Jan 21, 2023 at 9:53 PMComment #41
Botman gets injured we have Lascelles to take his place…
Burn gets injured we have Lewis..
Trippier gets injured we have Manquillo..
Bruno gets injured we have….. nobody. oh wait Anderson.
Isak gets injured we only have Wilson….
Almiron gets injured we have Murphy or Fraser…
Do you see what i mean here?
Jan 21, 2023 at 9:54 PMComment #42
Careful carltoon they’ll start calling you lunatic and all sorts. Like they’re in charge of the blog
Fenham to Chalfont
Jan 21, 2023 at 9:54 PMComment #43
Jan 21, 2023 at 9:50 PM
Agreed magic, even if we get a draw and bring them back to the cathedral on the hill which will be a cauldron of noise with high emotions will blow them away.
But I think we will get a win at St Mary’s anyway. Southampton will have no other choice but to come at us and to their peril.
Jan 21, 2023 at 9:56 PMComment #44
Fenham. As me old Da used to say.
Stay away from him, he’s only a gurrier.
Jan 21, 2023 at 9:57 PMComment #45
I’m sure they’ll have some one lined up.
We just need to freshen the team up , have competition so we don’t rest on our laurels.
We have done amazingly, it would be a shame not to build on our great first half of the season.
Fenham to Chalfont
Jan 21, 2023 at 9:58 PMComment #46
Jan 21, 2023 at 9:56 PM
It is an unruly agitated spotty young man 😉
Jan 21, 2023 at 9:59 PMComment #47
Like us with Trips. like them Ward-Prowse, don’t give away free kicks around the box.
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:01 PMComment #48
Ha ha probably
I don’t post during the match, some moan before the match has started, that’s a bit weird mind.
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:01 PMComment #49
Jelly belly released on bail
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:03 PMComment #50
Guys ive found the real uxbridge footage of what happened. They did meet. Heres fenners chasing pugalot all across uxbridge
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:04 PMComment #51
Same team Tuesday take a 0-0 back to st james
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:04 PMComment #52
Frustrated! Is that allowed? Any away point is good, but we were so much better than them, disappointed we couldn’t score.
That’s not saying that I’m not over the moon where we are, surely everyone can have a little bit of a moan, do some posters sit and watch and never get worked up and scream when we keep heading straight at the goalie.
That must be just me.
MOM Joe Willock.
Thought I’d repost my moan
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:05 PMComment #53
Fenham to Chalfont
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:06 PMComment #54
I’m sure NUFC will have a plan in place this transfer window and being in the required personnel that is needed as we build and move forward. No way will we rest on our laurels. We will bring in the right players to fit within Eddies squad.
It’s going to be an interesting last 10 days of the window. I’d reckon 2 players at least possibly 3. Hopefully a marquee one amongst them that will really freshen things up.
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:07 PMComment #55
Carltoon now jelly belly will say you sound like a broken record
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:07 PMComment #56
Disappointed. That can be the only way to feel after that.
Dominated every aspect of game, but looked toothless (again).
I mentioned this earlier in Season at least once since and again here we are unable to put away at least one opportunity from a double digit attempts total.
Am I pleased about our season – hell yes.
Am I pleased about our record breaking run – hell yes
Am I pleased about our astounding run of clean sheets – hell yes
Am I enjoying watching us play – hell yes.
But in front of goal, I’m pulling out my hair in frustration. Let’s be honest, without Miggy’s incredible goal run, we’d be mid table. Goals win games and we aren’t getting any due to (mostly) our 2 x strikers being missing for most of season. Now they are back, it takes a few games to get the “match sharpness” back. I’m hoping they’re at it now and we’ll see the benefit soon.
Overall, I’m an extremely happy bunny and I’m certainly not one of the “entitled” generation who want it all and want it now, but preferably without working for it.
This club is doing great, the team are doing great, some of our play is fab to watch, we just need to add some goals. 😀
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:11 PMComment #57
PS, it does feel like another 2 points lost, rather than 1 x won, which in itself shows how far we’ve come in last 15 x Months. 🙂
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:11 PMComment #58
I see what you mean in the link i posted 😀 😀 I hadn`t actually watched it until you mentioned it, as we would say on this side of the pond, perhaps he isn`t the full shilling 😀
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:13 PMComment #59
Do reebok still manufacture? Dont see anymore of the classics like kappa mizuno etc even umbro
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:19 PMComment #60
Bob. It’s more frustrating as we were much the better team, but onwards and upwards, there’s a little matter of a semi final to win.
It makes no difference to me where we finish, and it’s great how much we’ve improved, teams are now playing us the way we had to play against every team.
I hope we get a couple of players in, but if not then I’ll be ok, and hope for the best.
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:23 PMComment #61
Time to call it an night fellow fans, keeps safe everyone, and keep her lit going through Dungannon 😀 Nite Nite Folks HWTL
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:24 PMComment #62
Agreed Carltoon, I’m watching on the sofa, kicking most of the shots myself, then shouting, “how did they not get that”. Bonkers. 😆
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:27 PMComment #63
A win for arsenal tomorrow and Fulham on Monday will cheer us up. We’ll still be 3rd and none of our main rivals will have gained on us. Then we have the semi final. 🙂
Plus Everton lost.
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:28 PMComment #64
I tend to agree with Dean. We can all appreciate where we are , but we need to kick on. We don’t create or finish clear chances and the club needs an injection.
Arsenal getting Feesneda, if that happens , a d watching Chelsea hoover up expensive talent, is annoying, no doubt about it.
We cannot waste this chance, although Europe could stretch us heavily
Fenham to Chalfont
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:29 PMComment #65
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:11 PM
😆 we say it here and he wasn’t. It was uncomfortable viewing 😳
Fenham to Chalfont
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:30 PMComment #66
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:31 PMComment #67
We have kicked on, remember 12 months ago?
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:43 PMComment #68
We’ve waited such a long time for this, it’s hard to maintain perspective, but we must. 😀
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:46 PMComment #69
A couple of comments from the Liverpool vs Chelsea BBC HYS
“I actually thought it was a decent contest between two plucky mid-table sides with little talent in their teams.”
“Both sides strived for mediocrity and just about failed to achieve it!”
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:46 PMComment #70
I agree, perspective is everything
Even from your couch 🙂
check the toastie
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:46 PMComment #71
We are a top 4 team.
Anyone whinging give there head a massive shake.
Shape Up you bellends who are complaining. Enjoy what yer watching. Great team on view.
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:47 PMComment #72
Where does it say arsenal are getting Fresneda?
check the toastie
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:48 PMComment #73
Reckon Eddie and his data fella’s and clearly money talks.
Gordon from Everton on his way me thinks.
Dont like him, but Eddie and data lads doo.
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:49 PMComment #74
Ny, yes I do remember, but that’s not the point now. We need to kick on and take advantage.
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:52 PMComment #75
Gordon, jeez. But we have to trust Nickson.
Lee Charnley Bunga Party
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:56 PMComment #76
I think some of our attacking play needs freshened up whether that’s a transfer, change of personnel or a slight chance in tactics
We are creating some chances but they aren’t great ones and the keepers are hardly making wonder saves recently
Almiron, Wilson and even Trippier seem a bit jaded with our get it to the byline and cross it teams are defending it easily
Murphy again looks better coming off the bench involved in the Fulham goal and he did more than ASM who should have scored the last chance
ASM looks so predictable on the left would be much more effective on the right side
Jan 21, 2023 at 10:58 PMComment #77
Ayoze perez to la liga team on loan
Jan 21, 2023 at 11:00 PMComment #78
Gordon didnt even come on today
Jan 21, 2023 at 11:01 PMComment #79
You know fine well I’m just joshing with you.
However, perspective is everything 🙂
Eddie and the management will be doing everything they can to bring in recruits,
Fenham to Chalfont
Jan 21, 2023 at 11:02 PMComment #80
Let’s put it this way…Along with Leicester when they nearly got relegated that season, then the season after walked the EPL to win it. Has there been any other team in European history to have such a seismic shift in the right direction in football history than what the toon have had since the TO?
I think we eclipse Leicester on the basis that we as a club would have potentially done a Sunderland if it (TO) didn’t happen. Let’s seriously not get ahead of ourselves and respect the work that has been done and is going to be done as we move forward. We have belief, trust, hope back when it was so cruelly stripped away from us by the previous disgraceful regime, however we mainly stuck in there because we love our club NUFC.
We are now going to reap the rewards and be provided with events we have only dreamed of previously. We are still building and moving forward. The foundations seem to be in place now with the critical infrastructure and positions filled to plan accordingly and correctly. The next level is winning things. That’s now our goal and IMO it’s just around the corner. We’ve won nothing in my whole lifetime and with the set up, from our CEO, to Directors, to Management, to back room staff to the squad we are nearly there. The final piece of the jigsaw is now building the squad to stay where we and improve and to keep challenging on as many fronts as we move forward. After this season into next, after 2 transfer windows we will be classed as an elite club. We are at least 2 years ahead of the curve and original planning, we must be even those in power didn’t expect where we are and have become. Imagine if we got relegated last season, that would have put the project back at least 2 years. Yet we escaped relegation because Eddie broke EPL records as he is still doing right now. Record after record getting broke by the great man. We are in the safest of hands and it’s why I mentioned earlier…We are about to go on one hell of a journey. Keep the faith people!
Onwards and upwards