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Video Highlights Of Newcastle’s Fabulous 4-0 Win Over Villareal

Eddie Howe seems to have the lads in top form ready for the Premier League opener next Saturday against Aston Villa at home.

In the game today Newcastle beat a good Villareal side 4-0 and the last two performances in two days, two clean sheets, and a cumulative 6-0 scoreline gives us real hope for Newcastle’s upcoming season.


It was all change from yesterday’s side with Eddie naming the following starting eleven.

Pope, Murphy, Lascelles (Savage 88), Dummett, Burn, Ritchie, Bruno, Longstaff, Joelinton, Barnes (Parkinson 83), Wilson (Diallo 88)

Subs:  Gillespie, De Bolle, Carlyon, J Miley, Turner-Cooke, Hackett, Ndiweni, Huntley, McArthur

Notice that Jacob Murphy started at right back and he scored a great goal early in the first half (6 mins).

A brace from Barnes were both right-footed shots as he came in from the left wing – trademark Barnes’ goals.

And a cracking goal from former striker Joelinton, as he gathered the ball on the halfway line,  took us through to a fairly comfortable victory and we win the inaugural Sela Cup with 2 wins in 2 games.

Murphy had an excellent game at right-back – there’s an eye-opener on Murphy, who seems to get better and better under Eddie Howe – maybe he can become an attacking right-back?

The boys seem to be coming into form at just the right time – thanks to Eddie Howe and his coaching staff’s detailed preseason plans.

And with Harvey Barnes having to fight for that left-wing position, he put in an excellent performance this afternoon.

The left winger was applauded off the field after 83 minutes, and it was an excellent first game for the former Leicester winger at St. James Park.

The 25-year-old has every chance of becoming a big player for us under Eddie Howe.


And here is the earlier video version I had out with Spanish commentary – if you also want to take a look at this one.

So after our final game of preseason, we now have a week of full training by the very impressive Eddie Howe and his staff.

And we’re sure the boys will be ready for a tough game against the rejuvenated Aston Villa, under new top Spanish coach Unai Emery.

Emery only took over Villa from Steven Gerrard last October, after Villa paid a buyout fee of a reported €6M (£5.2M) to Villarreal.

Emery took over when Villa had only 2 wins and 3 draws (9 points) from their first 11 games.

In the final 27 games under Emery Villa managed to get 16 wins and 4 draws 52 points to end up with 61 points and 8th place – a terrific turnaround from Villa last season and they have strengthened their squad this summer.

It should be a good week’s training for the Newcastle squad, and it will be interesting to see if 31-year-old Fabian Schar can return to training: the Swiss International (76 caps, 8 goals) is currently a big doubt for our first games of the season.

The game kicks off at 5:30pm, it’s the late game next Saturday afternoon and it will be a sellout at the refurbished St. James’ Park.

Comments are always welcome.

108 comments so far

  • simon376

    Aug 6, 2023 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #81

    Put mine in, just hope you dont laugh too much

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 6, 2023 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #82


    My predictions are in as you required!

    I see Simon has predicted very similar to mine! 🙂

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 6, 2023 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #83

    I’d like to see the club put up highlights from the other SELA cup games. And a final table.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 6, 2023 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #84

    TV time, later.

  • Nicky

    Aug 6, 2023 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #85

    Gotta think that in HB we’ve brought in a tailor made Eddie Howe footballer. Super in in the press, great use of the ball, brilliant give and go, finishes with both feet. We all loved ASM, but HB just seems a perfect fit for us. Murphy and Almiron too, the Eddie Howe playbook seems in their DNA, and I suspect Gordon too, who perhaps required a little extra schooling, he is scouse after all 😉 , but now looks the business, throw in Wilson and Isak up top, we will run defences ragged.

  • clinath@ed

    Aug 6, 2023 at 9:36 PM

    Comment #86

    Done mine Martoon. Thanks again.

  • Nicky

    Aug 6, 2023 at 9:39 PM

    Comment #87


    Final League Position – 5th
    Final Number of Points – 70
    League Cup Round – 5.
    FA Cup Round – 6.
    Champions League – last 16.
    Top Goal Scorer – Alexander Isak
    Number of Goals for TGS – 21.

    Caveat…if we do get those good quality additions at rcb, and lb, I wouldn’t rule out silverware, in any of the four competitions, although the title and CL might require the intervention of Allah here and there 😉 .

    Great squad, great manager, great organisation, all to play for, anything is possible.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 6, 2023 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #89


    Final League Position – 1st
    Final Number of Points – 89
    League Cup Round – win
    FA Cup Round – win
    Champions League – win
    Top Goal Scorer – Alexander Isak
    Number of Goals for TGS – 35.

    Cheers martoon 🙂

  • Lord Scattercash

    Aug 6, 2023 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #90

    Dear Martoon

    My predictions

    Final League Position (in PL). 5th
    Final Number of Points (in PL). 67
    League Cup Round (3 = Entry, 7 = Final). 6
    FA Cup Round (3 = Entry, 8 = Final). 6

    Blog Player of the season. Isak
    Top Goal Scorer (League & Cups). Isak
    Number of Goals for TGS (League & Cups). 22
    Champions League
    4 – Quarter Final

    You heard it here last 😉

  • Mister Tuff

    Aug 6, 2023 at 10:04 PM

    Comment #91

    Lascelles made an obvious blooper just after half time, other than that I thought he was OK.
    Dummett again showed he is not top quality with some really slow reactions.

    Other than that I thought it was a good game with a high standard of fitness/preparedness.

    Stand out over these two games is how good those Toon youngsters are.

  • simon376

    Aug 6, 2023 at 10:05 PM

    Comment #92


    Mine on other page as well, but at least we are similar, must be us Shields lads

    Final League Position (in PL) 1st
    Final Number of Points (in PL) 79
    League Cup Round (3 = Entry, 7 = Final) Final (win)
    FA Cup Round (3 = Entry, 8 = Final) Final (win)
    Champions League (see below) Quarters
    Blog Player of the season Joelinton
    Top Goal Scorer (League & Cups) Isak
    Number of Goals for TGS (League & Cups) 22

  • matias

    Aug 6, 2023 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #93

    Nice pass from Richie to release Wilson in the build up of our 4th goal by the way.

  • Ronway

    Aug 6, 2023 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #94

    Referee dies six weeks after cancer news as tributes paid to Newcastle United fan.

    ” The dad of a Brit who died in the MH17 plane crash tragedy has died – six weeks after being diagnosed with cancer.”


  • Ronway

    Aug 6, 2023 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #95

    I certainly didn’t mean to cast a depressive spell upon the Blog regarding the passing of Barry Sweeney; life, fortunately, does go on!



    Aug 6, 2023 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #96

    Great idea to give ‘lesser’ squad members and kids minutes, mixed in with 1st teamers, to gel the style thruout the whole squad.
    While 1st 18, get up to speed!

  • Nicky

    Aug 6, 2023 at 10:55 PM

    Comment #97

    Hmmmm, blog player of the season? Has to be one of my favourites. Sean Longstaff, Joel, Murph, Harvey Barnes or Lewis Miley. Okay, just can’t go past the irrepressible Big Joe, again. The fellow is more god, than mere mortal.


    Aug 6, 2023 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #99

    …brick in the wall?

  • cleveleysbob

    Aug 6, 2023 at 11:12 PM

    Comment #100

    I’m so excited,
    I just can’t hide it……..

    What a season this could be, squad 1st 18 shaping up nicely. Solid standby players in squad when needed. Exciting youngsters coming through to 1st team.

    What’s not to like?

    Just 6 more days to KO, can’t wait.

  • cleveleysbob

    Aug 6, 2023 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #101

    Clint, that’s an interesting one, coordinating all the Academy coaching through all age groups so they are coached and trained like the 1st team. The EH way. Lovely.

  • Vask

    Aug 6, 2023 at 11:18 PM

    Comment #102


    It certainly is gearing up to be another rollercoaster ride on the good train NUFC. 🙂

  • Vask

    Aug 6, 2023 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #103

    I have just submitted my prediction on martoons thread.

    I have let other people take the lead on the wild optimism this season and have gone a little more moderate. I would be delighted if we perform as per my prediction.


    Aug 6, 2023 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #104

    Aye, and we’re still understaffed…so more will slot in over time. Strategy glue!
    Connecting with the women’s team too…joined up thinking!
    One of my favourite types!


    Aug 6, 2023 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #105

    …wild, cazy-ass, non-thinking is another personal fave!

  • Vask

    Aug 6, 2023 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #106

    If jack has been doing it on an interim basis it is evident that he has executed the methodology effectively. Not only has he been awarded the job permanently but we’ve seen evidence of how well the youngsters have fitted in with the first team’s style.
    (I suppose now it would just be the team’s style.)


    Aug 6, 2023 at 11:54 PM

    Comment #107

    It would seem so, mate…cool!
    Reet ztime…
    later Vask!

  • etip2011

    Aug 7, 2023 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #108

    I’ve seen where a lot of talking heads don’t think we’ll come close to repeating last season’s performance, figuring that last year was a hiccup for Liverpool and that they’ll reclaim their “rightful” place in the hierarchy this season. One columnist opined that we should enjoy our trip through group stage in CL, but that’s gonna be the extent of it. If anything, the feeling is that if any team replicates what we did last year, it will be Villa. Curious what y’all think?


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