Here is the Match-Cam video from last night’s 0-0 home draw with Leicester City, with the point qualifying Newcastle for the Champions League next season, for the first time since the 2003-2004 season under the incomparable Sir Bobby Robson.
In the Match-Cam we see the players arriving, warming up, then different video footage of the game from ground level, and these videos seem to be really popular.
There are clips at half-time with three male owners having a shootout challenge – if you can call it that.
And at the end there are new shots of the players and their families and Eddie How meeting the Chairman and getting a big hug from ….. Amanda Staveley.
During the game we did everything but score and win, but in the 92nd minute Nick Pope made an absolutely brilliant save, otherwise we could have even lost the game.
But we got the draw, and all of Tyneside is now celebrating an amazing and historic accomplishment for this season.
430 comments so far
The Taco Taker
May 25, 2023 at 10:30 AMComment #401
Raj it is one from pot 1 one for pot 2 and one from either pot 3 or 4 (as we could in theory end up in pot 3 depending on which other teams qualify)
May 25, 2023 at 10:33 AMComment #402
Well, it’s a bit late i guess… but cool, so you have it for next time.
May 25, 2023 at 10:59 AMComment #403
Jail @ #388, I love the chip he makes to start the move, then keeps going to be in right place for running onto the chance. Good play overall. Happy for the lad, finished on a high. 🙂
May 25, 2023 at 11:32 AMComment #404
Bruno’s new magic hat !
May 25, 2023 at 12:08 PMComment #405
Half an hour without a new post. Has Bruno’s magic hat broken the blog? 😀
May 25, 2023 at 12:34 PMComment #406
Dazzler, it’s the new norm 2nd posts per hour.
We’re all basking in a post CL qualifying glow. 😀
May 25, 2023 at 12:55 PMComment #407
Well they need to get over it! We need to start arguing about the summer transfer business 🙂
May 25, 2023 at 1:08 PMComment #408
When do we start up the Paqueta rumours? 🙂
May 25, 2023 at 1:13 PMComment #409
Clearly nothing to moan about…we wont even moan if we end up in a group of death…because we dont care…we’re back in the game and thats all that matters.
Sunday doesnt matter…who we buy in doesnt matter, who we get rid of doesnt matter, who we retain doesnt matter…because we all know we’re in safe hands and we’ll be bigger and better once the transfer window closes and Lord Scattercash has done his job.
We most definately got this!
May 25, 2023 at 1:15 PMComment #410
Lord Scattercash can confirm right here right now thats a none starter! 🙂 🙂
AnyToon in Indiana
May 25, 2023 at 1:15 PMComment #411
Paqueta has signed a pre contract agreement with us…..
He agrees to buy the whole team dinner at the restaurant of Brunos choice
There you go 😉
The Taco Taker
May 25, 2023 at 1:22 PMComment #412
I have been looking doing my own head in looking at co-efficient rankings for the last half an hour and I have been able to determine the follow:
– Ideally we want to be in pot 3 as this would give is the best chances of getting out our group or at least finishing 3rd in our group and dropping into the Europa League.
– The only lower rank teamed team than us who will definitely qualify for the CL is whichever team finishes 4th in the Bundesliga (Union Berlin or Freiberg) – teams like this are good for us.
– The only other team that can qualify straight into the group phase that would rank lower than us is Racing Club de Lens if they can finish second in the French League over Marseille.
– Given the above we need 6 team who rank lower than we do to get through the qualifiers and guess what…there are 6 places available through the qualifiers.
So, in conclusion:
1. If Marseilles overtake Lens and finish 3rd in Ligue 1 that would force us down into pot 4 before the qualifiers even start. This means we should all be big Lens fans in their remaining league games. Luckily they only need on more point to be sure of finishing 2nd.
2. We need underdogs to be winning the qualifiers – the basic rule is teams you have heard of winning games in the qualifiers is bad for for us.
3. In reality there is a VERY strong chance we will be in pot 4, which is not the end of the world really as a lot of the teams that could end up in pot 3 are not really teams we would be fearing. There is not a lot of difference between pot 3 and 4, the big advantage is only gained once you get to be a pot 1/pot 2 team which will take us at least 3 or 4 years of consistently being in Europe so this is just something we need to get used to.
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
May 25, 2023 at 1:26 PMComment #413
TTT, all we have to do is win the ECL and we would be pot 1 the following season.
May 25, 2023 at 1:26 PMComment #414
Just you wait until a photo starts doing the rounds of Bruno and Paqueta together in Newcastle over the summer 🙂
Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog
May 25, 2023 at 1:27 PMComment #415
OK, several years it will us take.
May 25, 2023 at 1:28 PMComment #416
Like your thinking Sir P!
May 25, 2023 at 1:30 PMComment #417
Adam…cast iron guaranteed that will happen…theyre best buddies so not doubt the click bait bandits will lure some of us in! 🙂 🙂
But defo a none starter even though he’s exactly what we need
The Taco Taker
May 25, 2023 at 1:33 PMComment #418
True Pug, actually winning the Premier League or Europa league would also work.
May 25, 2023 at 1:35 PMComment #419
Aye I know I know, just teasing the rumour mill 🙂
It’s going to be both exciting and a nightmare when the window opens, we’re going to be linked with absolutely everyone! Be hard to know which ones have any kind of credibility!
May 25, 2023 at 1:37 PMComment #420
Based on his first season in the premier league…never 😀
If he has a worldie season next year once West Ham pie off Moyesy for a fancy foreign import then we can maybe revisit it then!
The Taco Taker
May 25, 2023 at 1:38 PMComment #421
“It’s going to be both exciting and a nightmare when the window opens, we’re going to be linked with absolutely everyone! Be hard to know which ones have any kind of credibility!”
and how is that different to every other day since the takeover?
May 25, 2023 at 1:43 PMComment #422
I personally don’t think we need to worry about anyone – there will be teams in pot 2 that we could turn over now let alone after a summer of strengthening the squad. With decent transfers in the summer we could give most of the big boys a game – plus none of them are used to the atmosphere of SJP like the English clubs are 😉
May 25, 2023 at 1:46 PMComment #423
@Raj of Hailsley
I believe the Everton bloke on the podcast is a substitute for one of the Athletic writers covering Newcastle, who is on a paternity leave or something
The Taco Taker
May 25, 2023 at 1:58 PMComment #424
Agree Dazzler it will be great. Ideally I just want us to avoid the following scenarios:
– A group of death where we could easily finish bottom of the group and end up going home.
– Trips to really hostile places (Marseille, Turkey etc)
– Really long trips to the far flung corners of Europe which affect preparation/ recovery time between games and cost fans more to get to.
If we can get out of our group or at a minimum finish 3rd and drop into the Europa league and carry on a European run there then it will be an excellent 23/24 season.
May 25, 2023 at 2:00 PMComment #425
The thing I love about CL and especially about the Toon reaching CL is that really any team can beat any team on their day, because you have to have quality to even get there.
This season Dinamo Zagreb won a group game against Chelsea, Shakthar drew their home game against Real Madrid, Maccabi Haifa beat Juventus, while FC København have not lost a single home group game having Man City, Dortmund and Seville in their group (they drew all 3 of them).
Also, last season Club Brugge were in Pot 4 and finished 2nd in their group (with Porto, Atletico and Leverkusen in it), so it’s doable ?
May 25, 2023 at 2:20 PMComment #426
If we somehow get one of the Scottish teams then I will be confident of at least third, as both Celtic and Rangers are woeful in the grand scheme of things IMO. I agree about going to places that will ruin the spectacle of it all because the opposing fans are complete mental cases – I’d stick Roma / Lazio in that mix of hostile places to avoid, they get a bit stabby when they get wound up.
We’re getting at least one “giant” club to play – Barca, Real, PSG etc which will be a spectacle to have that kind of club at SJP again.
Aye, exactly that – Anyone can beat anyone and we already have a team of athletic monsters that fear no one and our high pressing will scare most teams that aren’t used to it – add a bit of extra quality to what we already have in the summer and we could well surprise quite a few teams.
May 25, 2023 at 2:24 PMComment #427
I usually dismiss any rumours linking us to players currently at top clubs and/or over 25, but come to think of it, Pavard may actually make sense.
He covers two positions, where we have good players, but lack experienced backup (RB, RCB) and can do a decent job at LCB, LB, DM if needed
He has plenty of experience at the top level, while still being only 27, but is not playing every game at Bayern so may be tempted
He should not brake the bank, as Google suggests he is not amongst the top earners at Bayern and could actually get a raise by coming here, he also has just one year left on his current deal
Not sure if he’s a decent bloke and would pass the ‘no d*ckhead test’, but looks like a calm and collected fella.
What do you think?
May 25, 2023 at 2:28 PMComment #428
Might sound a bit presumptuous but the only clubs in Europe I would worry about us meeting are, in no particular order, Napoli, Bayern, Dortmund, Atletico & Barcelona.
I’m reserving judgment on Real until we see who they succeed in signing. At the moment I’d fancy us to beat them.
The 5 above I reckon we’d give a good game, but their overall quality might just be too much. Of course this is before I know who we are signing, so there’s a lot in the air. 🙂
May 25, 2023 at 2:33 PMComment #429
He’s a good lad and about financial concerns, yes, it’s probably feasible.
But he’s 27 years old and frankly, not sure he would be any improvement for either Trippier or Schär.
The fact is he’s regulary considered as the weak point of the french defense when he play with les bleus.
We seen him several time totaly outmatched by good wingers and he doesn’t bring much from an offensive point of view.
Seem however he made a descent job with Bayern, but not a top player for sure.
The Taco Taker
May 25, 2023 at 2:37 PMComment #430
Some of the NUFC Hong Kong supporters club ahead of our soccer 7’s tour there:
We are defending champions of the HK soccer 7’s having won the last tour in 2019. We also won this tournament in 2018 and 2012. This year we face Villa, Brighton, Fulham, Leicester, QPR, Rangers & Hong Kong Football Club.
More on the HK soccer 7’s (including squads) here: