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VIDEO – Full Eddie Howe Press Conference For Crucial Brighton Game At Home Tomorrow Night

Here is Eddie Howe’s press conference for our third last game of the season, at home to high-flying Brighton – a tremendously well run club on the south coast.

New Italian manager Roberto De Zerbi (former manager of Benvento, Sassuolo and Shakhtar Donetsk amongst others) joined the Seasiders in late September replacing Graham Potter, who joined Chelsea.

The 43 year-old has done an outstanding job and has Brighton in 6th place after they demolished Arsenal 3-0 away last weekend, in what was one of the best performances we have seen from Brighton

So we know this is a tough game, but we need 2 wins in our final 3 games to finish in the top four for the first time since Sir Bobby Robson was manager.

Hopefully this can be one of the wins, but our lads need to be near their very best to get all 3 points tomorrow night in front of another sold-out St. James’ Park crowd.

Here is how the league stands at the moment.

ClubMatchesGoal Diff.Points
1Man City386189
3Man United381575
7Aston Villa38561

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Personal Note:

I started my chemo treatment at the end of March and today is my 3rd chemo infusion as a final treatment for my stage 4 prostate cancer.

The plan is to have 10 treatments, one every 3 weeks through the end of October, and see if some of the prostate cancer cells in the bones can be killed off and the spread of the cancer slowed down.

We will see come October, but so far so good.

And I learned yesterday, via an endoscopy, that my esophagus that was badly damaged by my failed radium 223 treatment is healing nicely.

Many thanks for all your support on this through the years.

Ed Harrison.

383 comments so far

  • snowdone

    May 17, 2023 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #41

    Thanks for your update, Ed. Much appreciated!

    I’ve just watched some of our best performance highlights on Youtube. Best antidote to negative feelings.

  • Smoggie Andrews

    May 17, 2023 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #42

    Great stuff Ed, all the best.

  • Bigjim67

    May 17, 2023 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #43

    Thanks for the health update, certainly sounds positive and long may it continue. Best wishes mate.

  • A Geordie Mongrel

    May 17, 2023 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #44

    Brighton have injury woes worse than ours and a brutal run in. Brighton given timely injury boost ahead of mammoth Newcastle United showdown

    https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/brighton-injury-news-newcastle-united-26916246#ICID=Android_ChronicleNewsApp_AppShare Plus the ones playing through knocks.

    Thursday is going to be a football feast. SJP bouncing, two teams that love to press and a win for us. Not going to contemplate any other result. HWTL!

  • Toon Fans Good

    May 17, 2023 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #45

    Will there be any empty seats in the Etihad today? Sure some seagull will fly over and start counting

  • Toon Fans Good

    May 17, 2023 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #46

    Mackem mongrel your seasons over

  • clinath@ed

    May 17, 2023 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #47

    Great new Dr Ed.
    Welcome back.

  • Swanny

    May 17, 2023 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #48

    I read this Blog every day, I enjoy being educated by the various posters, also being reminded of past games and players, even reading the Geordie dialect, the words and sayings which after all these years lay dormant in my ever forgetful mind.
    Don’t fill the recesses of your conscience with bitterness and bile, Respect is not simply a hollow word.

    Walk a mile in my shoes………….
    We live in a diverse world where people have different perspectives, beliefs, values and experiences. It is easy to judge others based on our own views, but it is also important to respect their opinions and feelings. Respecting others does not mean agreeing with them or giving up our own identity. It means acknowledging their humanity and dignity, and being open to learn from them.

    Being mindful of others means being aware of how our words and actions affect them. It means being compassionate and empathetic, and avoiding hurting or offending them unnecessarily. Being mindful of others also means being inclusive and welcoming, and creating a sense of belonging for everyone.

    As we grow older, we gain wisdom and insight from our life journey. We have faced many challenges and overcome many obstacles. We have learned valuable lessons and acquired useful skills. We have something to offer to the younger generations, but we also have something to learn from them.

    Age comes at a cost that we all have to pay in the long run. We may face physical decline, health issues, loneliness or loss. We may feel out of touch with the changing world or the new trends. We may struggle to adapt or cope with the new realities. But we can also find joy and meaning in our later years, if we embrace them with gratitude and grace.

    As Maya Angelou said, “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Let us make each other feel respected, valued and loved. Let us treat each other as we would like to be treated. Let us be kind and gentle with ourselves and others. Respect is not only a virtue, but a gift that we can give and receive every day.


  • Toon Fans Good

    May 17, 2023 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #49

    Nice words swanny

  • The Taco Taker

    May 17, 2023 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #50

    There are growing reports that Mowbray is going to get the boot from the Mackems. I hope they do sack him the utter idiots. Their fans probably think Nagelsmann will be on the way in.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 17, 2023 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #51

    Great to hear you’re doing well Ed 🙂

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 17, 2023 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #52

    Does that mean Eddie H won’t be trying Targett as an an extroverted left winger of Almiron as DM in the pivot?

  • sparky55

    May 17, 2023 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #53

    Wish I knew what a pivot was!

    Confused face emoji

    Several in fact!

    Please dont try and explain…too old for that sh1t and I probably know it as summat else 🙂 🙂

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 17, 2023 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #54

    I think you’ve either misread the article or misjudged the importance of the players listed out, there’s only Solly March of any insignificance in that list and they trashed Arsenal without him. The article even says “Brighton given injury boost”

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 17, 2023 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #55

    Have to admit that I thought that the last thread was going to be the match thread as well!

    Pleased it aint! 🙂

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 17, 2023 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #56

    Me n’arl sparky55 😀

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 17, 2023 at 3:27 PM

    Comment #57

    ‘Words can kill’ said the condemned man as he stood in front of the firing squad and someone shouted ‘Fire’

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 17, 2023 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #58

    Ashes soon Swanny, what’s the mood like in Oz?

  • ChicoUSA

    May 17, 2023 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #59

    I voted “WIN”! No doubt in my mind or heart. Lets do this! Hope the SJP crowd is so loud that the lads will be lifted to an epic victory! Howay the lads!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 17, 2023 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #60

    He’s not been mentioned but Ritchie could do the Longstaff role I reckon, for part of the game anyway.

  • ChicoUSA

    May 17, 2023 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #61

    Dr Ed, you are a warrior! Keep up the heroic fight!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 17, 2023 at 3:35 PM

    Comment #62


    I voted win as well but there does seem to be a lot of losers voting!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 17, 2023 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #63

    To pivot is to turn or rotate, like a hinge. Or a basketball player pivoting back and forth on one foot to protect the ball.

  • AnyToon in Indiana

    May 17, 2023 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #64

    Managed to get a new song finished and put this one to some video I captured a month or so ago coming going into Stockton, California over Mono Lake and just north of Yosimite. Lot of snow out west this winter and obviously always a great vantage point. Enjoy! …to put a little extra bounce in your step for tomorrow!


  • ChicoUSA

    May 17, 2023 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #65

    Aye. Pessimists are always gonna be around, and when we win they suddenly become some of the loudest folks celebrating! All except ilovetoon, who famously disappears… 😉

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 17, 2023 at 3:43 PM

    Comment #66


    Ritchie is injured and out for the rest of the season. He probably won’t kick a ball for the toon again, which is sad as I have always thought he is a top professional and respect the fella. Great servant he has been for us in his time spent at this club, from the dark days to hear and now.

  • Swanny

    May 17, 2023 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #67


    G’Day mate,
    Sorry haven’t a clue about Cricket, never been interested in the game.

    Anything AFL and I’m your man.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    May 17, 2023 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #68

    Is Murphy injured?

    We lose pressing and defensive qualities with Longstaff out. So we should be looking to boost those qualities wherever we can.

    With Isak/ Wilson we lose pressing and defensive qualities too.

    If we bring in Murphy for either striker we will increase pressing and defensive work and lessen the problem.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 17, 2023 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #69

    14 so far have voted a loss for NUFC against Brighton, out of those 14 votes how many of them are trolls and their alts I wonder?

  • ChicoUSA

    May 17, 2023 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #70

    Indiana @64

  • AnyToon in Indiana

    May 17, 2023 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #71

    Eddie made it sound like Murphy is still a doubt for tomorrow….but …who knows…

  • AnyToon in Indiana

    May 17, 2023 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #72

    your neck of the woods Chico 😉

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 17, 2023 at 4:04 PM

    Comment #73

    Any Toon

    Catchy tune, found myself nodding along with it.

    Would have got up and danced a bit, once upon a time! 🙂

  • JohnJ

    May 17, 2023 at 4:05 PM

    Comment #74

    Greetings Dr Ed

    Glad you are a little better!

    Gan canny Marra.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 17, 2023 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #75


    Aye, as I said losers! 🙂

    Didn’t realise Ritchie was injured, pity!

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    May 17, 2023 at 4:08 PM

    Comment #76

    back four unchanged, Willock Bruno Joel with Miggy Isak and Maxi up top.

    Still a strong lineup.

  • cleveleysbob

    May 17, 2023 at 4:11 PM

    Comment #77

    AnyToon, nice. A few bits reminiscent of Moby, good stuff. 🙂

  • Elmanio

    May 17, 2023 at 4:16 PM

    Comment #78

    Cheers for the update Dr Ed

    Keep up the fight

  • bettyswallocks

    May 17, 2023 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #79

    Keep battling Ed …… You’re made of stern stuff..
    Great to hear of your progress.

  • bettyswallocks

    May 17, 2023 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #80

    I was going to say let’s fck them seagulls the morrow , but in the light of current events on Wearside , it may be deemed inappropriate!


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