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Eddie Howe’s Full Press Conference For The Sela Cup Games This Weekend

Newcastle fans have two games to watch this weekend as Newcastle play in the Sela Cup featuring
Newcastle United, Fiorentina, Nice, and Villarreal at St. James’Park – the final two friendlies before we kick off the season at home to Aston Villa next weekend.

The games take place tomorrow and Sunday.

Saturday 5th August:

07:30 OGC Nice vs Villarreal CF 
10:30 Newcastle vs ACF Fiorentina 

Sunday 6 August 2023 

08:00 ACF Fiorentina vs OGC Nice 
11:00 Newcastle vs Villarreal CF 

We should add that Newcastle United Women play West Bromwich Albion Women at St. James’ Park on Saturday, 5th August KO 6:00pm as part of the two-day Sela Cup.

Here is Eddie Howe’s full press conference that has just ended this morning for these games.

Comments welcome.

848 comments so far


    Aug 4, 2023 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #1



    Aug 4, 2023 at 10:41 AM

    Comment #2

    CL rehearsal!


  • Lord Scattercash

    Aug 4, 2023 at 10:46 AM

    Comment #3

    Clint the serial stalker strikes again!

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 4, 2023 at 10:47 AM

    Comment #4

    Eddie H’s presser, that’s my walking the mile viewing sorted 🙂

  • check the toastie

    Aug 4, 2023 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #5

    Dr Ed smashing the articles out.

    Keep it going blog boss.

    Note – thats Ed by the way, not Raj or TDS.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 4, 2023 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #6

    Believe me, if I was blog boss you’d be on the naughty step more often than you were off it!!!

  • Harley

    Aug 4, 2023 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #7

    Does anyone know where longstaff is? I know Willock has a hamstring picked up last season but not seen anything about longstaff.

    Can’t watch the video so apologies if Howe mentions him in it.

  • Lord Scattercash

    Aug 4, 2023 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Eddie stated in his presser that he’s not looking at buying a striker and he’ll use AG as cover…which obviously is code for we’re trying to buy Zaniolo!

    You heard it here last! 😉

  • Lord Scattercash

    Aug 4, 2023 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #9

    Lobby is still getting his fitness up to speed after the ankle injury he got at the end of last season. He’s three weeks away apparently

  • check the toastie

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:00 AM

    Comment #10

    Raj – i’m pleased about that.

    Well its a waiting game for the ballot.

    Fingers crossed for two for the Villa game. Should be a beauty.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #11

    Dazzler – Liverpool are a massive club with a huge global profile though. A suitable club to connect with Mbappe. I’d say that’s all BS and media talk though, it’s going to take a pretty toxic club to have Mbappe this season knowing that his heart is elsewhere. We’ve been linked to him too, my brother was talking about a BS article that said we’re one of only 3 clubs who can afford him.

    The thing about Liverpool as a city is that there’s a lot more to do nearby compared to Newcastle. You’ve got the likes of York and Leeds about 2 hours ago but other than that there are no big cities nearby. Durham is stunning (as is Newcastle of course) but Newcastle doesn’t have the same cultural reputation as the NW (home of The Beatles, Oasis etc).

    Imagine you work for a marketing company and you’ve been tasked with creating campaigns to attract people to live and work in Newcastle, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, and London. Imagine what you’d put in each campaign and what kind of people you’d be targeting.

    Living in Newcastle just isn’t for everyone. I just don’t see a problem with that. It’s no different than some on here saying they’d never live in London.

  • coming home

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:08 AM

    Comment #12

    I swear that fcker is Agbonlahor

  • Harley

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #13

    Lord scattercash

    Thankyou. I’d actually forgot he picked up an ankle injury. Little bit worrying him and Willock both unavailable.


    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #14

    Lord S


    Or, born lucky!


  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #15

    What about Agbonlahor? I can’t stand that guy…


    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #16

    …oh! Where would we be…

    …came down on the last raindrop?



  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #18

    I swear there are also some trashy journos and ex players who slag off Newcastle or Newcastle United just to get a rise out of people and generate some reactions on social media…

    I just don’t give some of them any credibility so I totally ignore them.

    Had an interesting chat with my brother recently though…he reckons that Pennant and Bellamy are 2 ex players he’s seen who are very accepting that they didn’t behave well when they were playing and that they wasted a lot of their talent and money. Not seen either of them speak recently myself though.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:16 AM

    Comment #19

    There is a video there somewhere


    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #20

    “…Hey! Wait!..i gotta real complaint…
    … forever in debt to your priceless advice…
    Hey! Wait!..i gotta new complaint…forever in debt to your priceless advice, your advice…”



    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #21

    Sir P

    Coming soon, to a screen near you…

  • Wor B

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #22


    Current take-up for the H2H leagues.

    Getting closer to cut-off date, if there’s a ** next to your name, you need to join via the “I’m in” page…


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  • Legolas

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #23

    On Livramento, I was watching sky sports yesterday, and they were saying that he will be fighting for the right back spot with Trippier and that we haven’t paid 32 + million for someone to sit on the bench. They were also saying that they didn’t think Trippier would be playing at left back.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #24

    CF the teasers look good 11/08


    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #25


    Not sure they have the inside track on what Eddie may or may not do, mate.
    They seem very, let’s just say, not at the races, when it comes to NUFC, hey?


    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:35 AM

    Comment #26

    Sir P
    Definitely mate…and i’m not one to care too much about such things…even i’ll probably tune in tho.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #27

    Getting confused – have we actually signed Livramento – ain’t heard he has his medical never mind in a Toon shirt!!!!


    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #28

    Heafed for medical

  • Wor B

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #29


    Nowt on the club Website, they’re still pushing tickets for the friendlies.

    Might be a last-minute thing where he gets announced and paraded over the weekend?

  • the crown princes nashers

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #30


    think you havent done much reading into the history of newcastle and northumberland as well as the rest of the north east of england

    check out the industrial revolution, steam trains, first house with electricity, shipbuilding, steel works, the first tartan kilt ( northumbrian ) our beaches, our castles, our own culture ect ect

    you say oasis who are absolute shit they live on one song, the beatles well they didnt last that long anyways but it was not just the beatles that changed the music industry there were many many others who done it to like the animals ect ect

    newcastle doesnt offer what other cities ie liverpool can yeah right

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:52 AM

    Comment #31

    WorB’s next task. To put a string vest on an octopus. (Probably a lot easier than herding these cats), should have employed a pug!


  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #32

    TCPN – what is it with some people who simply refuse to see things from someone else’s perspective?? Nobody is saying that there’s no history or culture in Newcastle or the NE (personally I love the coastal castles & the Roman stuff) but when you look at the kind of things that typically appeal to an average 23 year old from another country, the NE just simply doesn’t have as much of those things as the NW or London. Some of you lot slag off the NW and London so much, why the hell would you want to be like them??

    Some of you people live on a different planet. I just accept what is the reality here. Ask Howe, KK, or any other ex Toon manager and I’m sure they do a bit of a pitch of Newcastle as well as the club. If a player wants to live in London though, we probably won’t sign them.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #33

    Charlie, medical first (he has had ACL reconstruction) then shirt, then at St James’. That will make me believe we have signed him. Until then, as the Stingray introduction once said, “Anything can happen in the next 1/2 hour”.

  • check the toastie

    Aug 4, 2023 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #34

    TDS enjoys poking at northerners.

    Its a shame as he professes to follow the toon, however he aint quite attuned to the area. Suppose he is allowed some slack but needs to understand that northerners are very proud people and shall bring wrath on those that criticise the area.

    Shape Up or Ship Out.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 4, 2023 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #35

    the crown princes nashers

    Don’t forget the Northumbrian bagpipes. Hear them once and you never forget them! Not in a good way!

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 4, 2023 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #36

    Sir Pug
    That’s my point – until we see him in Toon shirt then he’s a Toon player

  • Toon Irish

    Aug 4, 2023 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #37

    Do we think the club will push threw this Livramento deal very quickly to try get him a game at the weekend r is it all to late

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 4, 2023 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #38

    the crown princes nashers

    Sting, Mark Knopfler, Waddle & Jimmy Nail. Just kidding on last two. Even Andy Taylor (I think) Duran Duran.

  • coming home

    Aug 4, 2023 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #39

    If I had my way I’d build a wall from York to Lancaster and lock yous out

    After iv exchanged Rom for Raj like

  • the crown princes nashers

    Aug 4, 2023 at 12:07 PM

    Comment #40

    Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    the northumberland pipes arent that bad really haha

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