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Eddie Howe’s Press Conference And Heartfelt Message To The People Of Newcastle After A Successful Preseason

Eddie Howe held his press conference after the excellent 4-0 win over Villareal this afternoon at home, and that’s 3 wins in a row in our last 3 games of the preseason, during which we didn’t lose a game.

In 7 preseason games, we won four and drew three.

We also won both Sela Cup games yesterday (against Fiorentina) and today to win the inaugural Sela Cup.

Here’s the video of Howe’s press conference in which he says the deal for Tino Lavramento is still not done.

Howe also says he is determined to win something for the people of Newcastle – that’s at around 8 minutes 40 seconds of the video.

A good press conference from the Newcastle coach, who seems to improve so many of our players due to his excellent coaching and motivational skills.

Comments are always welcome.

1,832 comments so far

  • Uncertain Toon

    Aug 7, 2023 at 12:17 AM

    Comment #1


  • Uncertain Toon

    Aug 7, 2023 at 12:26 AM

    Comment #2

    Just watched the highlights, some good goals.

    Barnes certainly is accurate, tries to hit it hard and low across the keeper.
    Wilson and Isak will get some tap ins no doubt when the keeper gets something on them Barnes shots.

    Fully acceptable pre-season

    Who know’s what wor Eddie’s starting 11 for Villa will be. This shit’s just got really, really interesting 😆

  • lochinvar

    Aug 7, 2023 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #3

    The Saudis now want Mo Salah
    Please make it so.
    Worth it just to hear Klopp’s reaction.

    Looks like any decent player over 29 is now fair kop for a pay day in the football wilderness.

    Best bet is to produce youngsters and buy under 25’s to get 5 years out of them before trade in and scrappage schemes kick in.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 7, 2023 at 12:40 AM

    Comment #4


    Are people who do not file their predictions as you requested going t be disqualified?

    Asking for a friend.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 7, 2023 at 12:42 AM

    Comment #5

    Who know’s what wor Eddie’s starting 11 for Villa will be. This shit’s just got really, really interesting

    Yeah but it’s wor shit and that makes it all the more wonderful

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 7, 2023 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #6

    What I was actually asking for was to see the highlights of the other SELA cup games that did not involve Newcastle! 🙄

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 7, 2023 at 12:48 AM

    Comment #7

    My attempt at Eddie bingo.

    Trippier Lascelles Botman Burn
    Longstaff Bruno Joelinton
    Murphy Isak Gordon

    Assuming all are fit.

    Who he has on the bench is going to be a tough guess.

  • lochinvar

    Aug 7, 2023 at 12:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Talking of shit…Sky are full of it

    Apparently we didn’t play today yet alone win according to their results pages.

    They also dedicated acres of space to their beloved manTown club, pages of shit. Talk about man love, they excelled themselves with so much drivel.

    Friendly Match
    Atletico Madrid
    1 1 Sevilla FT
    Tottenham Hotspur
    5 1 Shakhtar Donetsk FT
    Borussia Dortmund
    3 1 Ajax FT
    Manchester United
    1 1 Athletic Bilbao FT
    2 1 Roma

  • Uncertain Toon

    Aug 7, 2023 at 12:55 AM

    Comment #9

    Essex, Youtube is your friend pal, probably find highlights of tother games on there I’d imagine.

    However I don’t see your need, as we won everything and drink Carling from the trophy 😆

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Aug 7, 2023 at 1:13 AM

    Comment #10


    Aye that’s true but I am surprised that the club haven’t shown and acknowledged their participation.
    I will check out youtube though.

  • Davas

    Aug 7, 2023 at 2:36 AM

    Comment #11

    As egb alluded to, people possibly missed the last part of Martoon’s predictions post:

    “NOTE in previous years I have missed poster’s predictions so this year to save me having to hunt for prediction posts could you all post your predictions in the comments section of here:-

    Good luck!”

  • Australian Pie

    Aug 7, 2023 at 5:15 AM

    Comment #12

    My attempt at Eddie bingo.

    Trippier Lascelles Botman Burn
    Tonali Bruno Joelinton
    Almiron Wilson Isak

    Very difficult though and easy shouts for Murphy, Longstaff, Andersen, Gordon, Barnes to be included

  • Australian Pie

    Aug 7, 2023 at 5:17 AM

    Comment #13

    Awesome to see the depth we are beginning to create. Clear we need more at CB and would be great to have more quality in left back but the rest of our positions have good depth

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 7, 2023 at 6:16 AM

    Comment #14

    There’s a nice piece on us in the BBC on our friendly yesterday which I understand will upset the “oh poor me brigade” unfortunately the article does exist and makes for canny reading.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 7, 2023 at 6:18 AM

    Comment #15

    Eddie H has made it clear he knows what position needs strengthening but won’t say out of respect for current players (in that position) we would have to assume he means either CB or LB, more likely CB I think, although BDB hasn’t got that attacking element to his game he was absolutely solid last season.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 7, 2023 at 6:23 AM

    Comment #16

    Can I ask why we are writing off Matt Targett as an option, he was very reliable in that first season, so much so the club spent £15M on him, excellent play helped set up Bruno’s excellent winner against Leicester and he never put a foot wrong. Is it because he couldn’t dislodge BDB from the team we now think he’s not good enough.

  • Not another deJong

    Aug 7, 2023 at 6:38 AM

    Comment #17

    He has a Targett on his back.

  • G

    Aug 7, 2023 at 7:16 AM

    Comment #18

    Enjoyed the pre-season games. Some points worth noting, when Mr & Mrs Milley got together, it was no bad thing. Ritchie, Dummett, and Lascelles all looked sharp. Tonali will take a bit of time to get used to PL, so don’t expect to see him starting many games yet, but think EH will bring him through the same way he did Bruno, and lastly, I would hate to be the person responsible for picking a starting 11 out of our lot. We look in decent shape for the year ahead. Not expecting a top 4 finish, maybe top 6-8? However as a mate of mine pointed out recently, his prediction is we drop out of CL at Group Stage, drop into the Europa L, win it, then back in CL next season!

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 7, 2023 at 7:43 AM

    Comment #19

    I think it all depends who we get in our group, two big guns and we might struggle but if we get a kinder group I think we can get out of it, Leicester got out of theirs after losing key players.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 7, 2023 at 7:50 AM

    Comment #20
  • magicmac54

    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #21

    Morning Folks

    This guy looking at every premier league clubs strengths.


  • Dubai Micky

    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #22

    Starting XI this Saturday

    Trippier Schar Botman Burn
    Joelinton Bruno Tonali/Anderson
    Migi Isak Gordon/Barnes

    The lhs midfield is the conundrum, I reckon the rest of the team picks itself.


    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #23



  • G

    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:42 AM

    Comment #24

    Regarding predictions, who’s everybody fancying for the drop, and the sack race?

    I think Luton, Wolves, and Sheff Utd for the drop, and David Moyes to be Sack Race winner.


    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #25


    I reckon that’s pretty close mate.
    There are a couple of either or’s, hey?
    But depending on how the game’s panning out…?


    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #26

    Let it be Everton’s turn to drop…do they have a coach to sack?

  • G

    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #27

    Clint, Shaun Dyche, I think they’ll be lower mid-table, will struggle but not in immediate danger.


    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #28


    They could, but if it starts badly, the mob will hound yet another one out…then, nosedive!
    West ham could falter without a lynchpin (noble/rice).

  • G

    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:50 AM

    Comment #29

    Yeah, suspect WHU and Palace will be in the mix, but survive. Have a feeling Brentford will have been sussed this season too and struggle a bit?


    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #30

    Possible mate.

    Hey, what about which entitled team to miss out? Spurs, manu, cfc, lfc?


    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #31

    Efc are getting to our old levels of “who’d go there to coach”?

  • G

    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #32

    Spurs I hope and think? Suspect their new coach is a bust, so think they will be shaky. He was another one of my tips for Sack Race, with Hodgson as an outsider?


    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #33

    Can Fulham and Brentford hang in there?
    Brighton could die by playing out from the back. They are hell-bent!

  • dazzler

    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #34

    There seemed to be a few people sticking the boot into Lascelles yesterday – one mistake he made all game – one. He was solid all game beyond that. Same with Dummett. I think these players get pelters just because it’s the fashionable thing to do. A bit like Longstaff until he made a mug of everyone slagging him off.

    Aye neither are the best players in our squad but neither had bad games yesterday either.

  • Nicky

    Aug 7, 2023 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #35

    I think Longstaff will get the nod ahead of Tonali and Anderson, and it’s the toss of a coin between Gordon and Barnes, Wilson and Isak, and Burn and Targett. Pope, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Bruno, Joel and Miggy pick themselves, if fit.

    I quite like this 11…..



    Aug 7, 2023 at 9:00 AM

    Comment #36

    Yea, could easily go belly up for hodgson.
    Spurs to be brittle as per.
    The chavs could go either way!
    …and klapp could lose it in tears if it doesn’t go to plan.

  • dazzler

    Aug 7, 2023 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #37

    Brentford are in the clarts with Toney and his lengthy ban. I expect them to be in a relegation battle until he comes back.

    Fulham have replaced Mitro (before he leaves) with a like for like player – so assuming they’ve strengthened I think they should be OK.

    Everton have been playing that old Villa / Sunderland role of somehow surviving for years despite looking gone – it eventually stops working in your favour, and I reckon they could well go down this season. Luton and Sheff Utd to be the other two IMO.

  • G

    Aug 7, 2023 at 9:02 AM

    Comment #38

    Agreed Dazzler. Think our old-guard did very well pre-season. As did the youngsters whom played, most have impressed. I would hate us to throw them in the Prem just yet, but theres a good few of them that will have given EH something to think about.

  • magicmac54

    Aug 7, 2023 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #39


    Final League Position = 5th
    Final Number of points = 63
    League Cup = 5
    FA Cup = 6
    Champions League = Last 16
    Top Goal Scorer = Alexander Isak
    Number of Goals TGS =22

    Cheers Martoon.


    Aug 7, 2023 at 9:07 AM

    Comment #40


    There ALWAYS has to be a scapegoat/scratching post/whipping boy or 2, doesn’t there?
    The less fashionable usually get it. Lascelles, Krafth, Dummett, a.n.other Geordie, first player to miss/make a mistake.
    Nowt will change on that one, mate.

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