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Behind The Scenes Match-Cam Video For Newcastle’s 0-0 Draw With Leicester And Qualification For Champions League

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.

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430 comments so far

  • Swablr

    May 24, 2023 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #121

    I’ve been a Newcastle supporter for almost 60 years now, and like all other supporters I had periods of great expectation and periods of great disappointment, until now…..
    Currently, most supporters would say they are very optimistic about the future of NUFC but I feel that isn’t the right word. Optimism has an inherent fragility to it. Like the ‘glass half full’ attitude, it has an ingredient of hope but no guarantee, no certainty or promise of fulfilment.
    I wouldn’t say I’m now optimistic about the future of Newcastle United, I’m absolutely, categorically, cast-iron certain that there is only greater greatness and spectacular success ahead because there is now an unshakeable, solid foundation for that confidence.

    Bejabers, what the future holds is spectacular!

    P.S. It might help to hum “Land of Hope and Glory” while you read this.

    P.P.S. My Player of the Season, Trippier.

    Goal of the Season, I still go for Miggy’s against Leicester last Christmas. Pope kick out to the goal, 25 seconds, 7 passes. Brill.

  • niafron

    May 24, 2023 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #122


    We are not optimistics… we have faith.

  • cleveleysbob

    May 24, 2023 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #123

    Loch, wasted your time with Turin mate. Juventus down to 7th after points deduction! 😉

  • niafron

    May 24, 2023 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #124

    My opinion.

    Best player of the year: Nick Pope.

    My favourite player: well… CW or Dan Burn, hard to take a stance.

    The boss: Kieran.

    The maestro: Bruno.

    The soul: Big Jo.

    The absolute warrior: Fabian.

  • magicmac54

    May 24, 2023 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #125


    We definitely wont be signing anyone looking one last big pay day, or any prima donna`s.


  • lochinvar

    May 24, 2023 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #126

    Just testing.
    You win the prize
    A pint on me at the D&G next season

  • niafron

    May 24, 2023 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #127

    Most beautifull action of the season:

    Willock pass for Isak against the spurs.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    May 24, 2023 at 11:15 AM

    Comment #128

    Player of season Longstaff or Joelinton for me. Burn massively underrated too. Bruno fantastic but not great the last few games which will make his chances smaller. Isak Almiron missed too many games otherwise they’d be in. Pope Trippier great too although Popes largely mentioned because we have the best defence but that’s an 11 man job under Eddie so it’s not just because of him.

  • mondziu

    May 24, 2023 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #129


    Agreed, this pass was magic. Many point to Isak’s run against Everton, but for me this pass will be the thing to remember.

    As for goals, I loved Isak’s shot against Brentford.

  • lochinvar

    May 24, 2023 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #130

    My Abba moment.
    Forgive me

    I do drink fine French wine.
    I worked for a French company.
    We gave a job to a French student who is now a senior international business manager.
    I love Lyon .

    Je t’aime

  • niafron

    May 24, 2023 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #131


    The timing, the speed, the sense of geometry in space…

    And such an unconventional gesture in modern Football… wich mean creativity.

    Just beautifull.

    And most of the time, it bring nothing…. combined to Isak finish… skills, touch, reflex, cold blood…

    Definitively the best action of the year for me.

  • dazzler

    May 24, 2023 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #132

    Trips deserves POTS for me – he’s been an unbelievable captain and has led the club with honour and distinction on and off the pitch. He is a true winner and has helped instil that mentality into the rest of the team. Howe tells the team how he wants them to play, Trips has ensured it’s done on the pitch.

    Joelinton was a beast from the moment Howe put him in midfield and has gone from strength to strength but I don’t think we can or should underestimate Trippier’s impact on the whole squad since he arrived.

    Botman is clear of Isak for YPOTS for me too, his impact on our defence has been immense. Isak has been phenomenal too though.

  • niafron

    May 24, 2023 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #133


    Love you too!

    But remember, next year, we will have to sing in italian, you have a few months to learn ( and same for me by the way )!

  • dazzler

    May 24, 2023 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #134


    Most underappreciated moment of the season for me – Longstaff’s ball into Isak for his first ever goal vs Liverpool. Such a perfectly weighted through ball to give Isak his moment.

  • niafron

    May 24, 2023 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #135


    I agree.

    By the way, this game was a draw… i just read again the rules of the PL, no overtime for a regular season game.

  • magicmac54

    May 24, 2023 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #136

    Interesting comments from Simon Jordan whether we like them or not!!! I do hope he`s wrong though as we would all love Eddie to take us to the promised land.



  • lochinvar

    May 24, 2023 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #137

    Promised land ?
    Isn’t that Byker or is it North Shields ?
    I forget

  • mondziu

    May 24, 2023 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #138

    In part as a response to Fenham to Chalfont, but also to stir the pot a little on the sensitive topic of overperformance. I do agree we are, where we are on merit. Still, I think we overperformed in a way.

    Many of our players had the season of their careers. We will see, how many maintain that level long term. I certainly hope they will, but let’s see how they react to increased competition in their positions after the summer transfer window or whether complacency doesn’t become an issue with some, similarly to ‘second season syndrome’ with promoted teams.

    Also, we had most of our team fit and available for the best part of the season and were able to field a pretty stable starting 11 all season long. That may not always be the case in the future. Just take a look at this stats:

    The first stat shows, that there is a very small pool of players Eddie trusts to play a bigger role in the team.

    No of players with more than 450 minuter in PL this season (5 full games):
    Man City 18
    Arsenal 18
    NUFC 15
    Man Utd 22
    Liverpool 21

    The second and third show our reliance on leaders. Trips have not missed a single game this season.

    No of players with more than 2250 minutes in PL (25 full games):
    Man City 6
    Arsenal 9
    NUFC 10
    Man Utd 4
    Liverpool 6

    No of players with more than 3000 minutes in PL:
    Man City 1
    Arsenal 4
    NUFC 5
    Man Utd 2
    Liverpool 2

    With more games next season we can’t field the same team every game. We need more bodies, competition for places and reasonable squad rotation. Building strength in depth is going to be crucial this summer and no easy challenge for Eddie and Dan.

  • Pottsclock

    May 24, 2023 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #139

    Just announced, transfer window opens on 14th June – three weeks from now.
    It’s going to be super busy on the transfer front – both in and out. Plenty deadwood to go. Plenty of areas needing to be strengthened.
    Never a dull moment with our club nowadays.

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    May 24, 2023 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #140

    Quote of the season. Ilovetoon88. We won’t win another game as well as I’m usually right.

  • lochinvar

    May 24, 2023 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #141

    Still recovering from Monday night and the Sam Fender tickets have arrived for the Platinum Club – blew the budget as that was all I could get. Look out for old gadgie with BDN burn moves, our two lads and a bonny lass with us.

    Blue hat playing Local Hero is making the hairs on my neck quiver.

    Wonder if Eddie Howe will be in the band

    Roll on roll on
    That gets me through June, then July 18th is Rangers at Ibrox.
    Pre-season then new PL season and Champions League.
    Fecking exhausted just thinking about it.

    Only in Newcastle
    Seriously, only in Newcastle

  • magicmac54

    May 24, 2023 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #142


    Loch there are a few lads on here who would tell you South Shields was the promised land mate 😀 😀 Who are me to argue loch 😀 HWTL

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    May 24, 2023 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #143

    We need an understudy to Longstaff, someone to clean his boots and learn from him. Declan Rice or Casemeiro would be good understudies

  • dazzler

    May 24, 2023 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #144


    Rice isn’t fit to lace Longstaff’s boots, and Casemiro is only good for teaching him how to get an obscene number of straight reds in a single season 😀

  • cleveleysbob

    May 24, 2023 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #145

    I don’t like the phrase “overperformed” as it’s not strictly true. It only works for me in context.

    ie., NUFC have exceeded most people’s expectations this season, and as such have overperformed.

    We have undoubtedly exceeded people’s expectations. That’s a fact.

    Next Season, most people/pundits etc. will expect us to fail relative to this season. Gary Neville led the way by stating on Monday that finishing 6th next Season “should not be seen as failure” – already lowering the bar!

    I prefer to listen to Eddie Howe, when he describes every players contribution as “their willingness to learn and listen and try to improve at every training session and every game”

    To which he added, “we haven’t got there yet, all of the players can still improve and I expect more from them”.

    So the existing squad can get better and therefore are certainly not “over performing”. It’s all semantics and understanding. We should all be cautious of what phrases we use, particularly me! 🙂

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 24, 2023 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #146

    100% we deserve to be where we are but I also believe we punched above our weight a touch, we were competing against teams who had to juggle CL football and as you say some key players stayed fit for most of the season. Whether we like it or not Lpool had Jota, Firmino and Diaz out for sizeable chunks. Our squad depth is almost threadbare as we’ve witnessed by simply seeing the affect losing a player like Longstaff has on the team. All this will be addressed in the summer and we’ll be fighting with an even keel.


    May 24, 2023 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #147


    That jordan gadj is the absolute acme of clueless!!!
    Hilarious in his misunderstanding of team sport…only someone as self-serving could spew such wrong-headed shoite.
    It totally sticks in their craw that they have to give(?) credit to Eddie!
    Where do they think élite coaches come from? Just grow on trees or something?
    Eddie Howe: coach of the decade for bringing afc Bournemouth from minus points in league 2, bottom of the pile, in a few short years, then establishing them as a PL club. All the while with zero cash, 11.5k(max) crowds, with no pull of big name, lights, bells and whistles. Little old afc Bournemouth!

    He is a classic example of ‘where’ élite coaches come from… ie unremarkable playing career, sometimes, but not always, career ending injuries, nothing special as players etc.
    Let’s have a little check back at some previous, accepted élite coaches, shall we…

    To name 4 in recent times.

    The guy is 45(?) Already has 600+ games under his belt.


  • mondziu

    May 24, 2023 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #148


    Well said, I hoped my expression “overperformed in a way” was enough, but I see your point and agree. What I meant was an element of luck with regard to injuries, but also the sustainability of players’ form.

    As for Eddie’s comments I wouldn’t expect him to say anything else. It would be disastrous man management (in football or any other organisation/business).

  • cleveleysbob

    May 24, 2023 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #149

    Magic, I’m conflicted, I live in South Shields, but I’m a Newcastle lad born and bred. 😀

  • dazzler

    May 24, 2023 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #150


    I agree – “overperform” is the same as “giving it 110%” – To me it’s meaningless. You can’t overperform – you can exceed expectations – which is a sign that people underestimated how good you were, or the expectations were so low it was an easy target to beat.

    For us it’s the former, we exceeded expectations because Howe and the players are better than people thought we were.

    Chelsea being off it, and Liverpool starting slow is irrelevant IMO. Chelsea have tied one hand behind their back with their spending, and unless Poch can get a tune out of a mixed bag of midfielders and wingers (and no really good strikers at all) they will not recover from this season any time soon. Klopp keeps crying that he’s skint and can’t compete and has lost a lot of players on free transfers at the end of this season (which frees up wages but does sweet FA for their transfer kitty).

    Spurs are Spurs – When Kane inevitably leaves they are pretty screwed.

    My prediction is this year’s top 4 could well be the long term top 4 (especially if Qatar buys Man Utd) – with Arsenal slipping in and out for one of the others every so often.


    May 24, 2023 at 12:27 PM

    Comment #151

    Before Eddie and his coaching staff… this group of players seriously under performed!

    He’s just showed what’s possible!

    Not many believed and/or gave unreserved support to our players previously… fortunately, Eddie did and does!
    Fank thuck for Eddie Howe!

    Can’t put a price on belief, hard graft and tenacity!


    May 24, 2023 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #152


    Imagine what Eddie & staff would do with that cfc squad!

  • mondziu

    May 24, 2023 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #153

    @Raj of Hailsley

    I certainly hope so and trust the hierarchy to do their best. That said, our recruitment so far has been spot on and I find it hard to expect them to be infallible long term. As Eddie said, this is going to be the most important transfer window ever. We need to bring 4-5 top players. Do it right, and we’re here to stay at the very top of the PL, steadily closing the revenue and thus the FFP gap to the established Top6 and challenging for trophies way before scheduled. Have a miss or two in this window and we’re with 2 games a week and a thin squad and Gary Neville’s comments would not be that much off the mark.

  • yorkshire_magpie

    May 24, 2023 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #154

    I’d love to see Eze from Palace at Newcastle. What do you guys think?


    May 24, 2023 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #155

    Some Barça, RM etc players play 50/60 games a season and win shit!

    Consistency wins trophies!

    Rotation to keep egos onside equals disaster!

  • cleveleysbob

    May 24, 2023 at 12:35 PM

    Comment #156

    Mondziu, cheers. My note wasn’t aimed at you, more a generalised comment on what have been mostly pundit led commentary.

    If you read the blog posts regularly, you’ll know I often rant against press and pundit coverage, it’s almost a hobby with me. 😀

  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 24, 2023 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #157
  • Novocastrian66

    May 24, 2023 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #158

    Yorkshire: He is a class act.

  • cleveleysbob

    May 24, 2023 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #159

    Clint @ #152 – sell most of them! 😉

  • mondziu

    May 24, 2023 at 12:42 PM

    Comment #160

    @Raj of Hailsley

    Have they also asked about the amount of added time in that game? Or was that not ‘contentious’ enough? 😉


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