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Eddie Howe’s Press Conference For The Aston Villa Game – He Seems Quietly Confident

Here is Eddie Howe’s press conference for our first Premier League game of the season at home to Aston Villa tomorrow afternoon at home with a 5:30pm kickoff.

Eddie comes across as open as he answers each question in his methodical way, and he’s just one impressive individual who is so good at his job of being a football manager.

Howe admits that he rarely goes into the Newcastle City Center and spends most of his time at the training ground and then at home.

Since he is a family man with a wife and three boys that’s understandable – Eddie has his priorities right.

As far as the summer transfer window, we feel that if we can bring in another center-back as cover and competition for Fabian Scar, this will have been another excellent transfer window for Newcastle.

We have brought in Sandro Tonali (£52M), Harvey Barnes (£38M), and Tino Livramento (£35M) for a total of £125M for 3 players who will be part of the first team squad this season – they will definitely strengthen our squad and are quality players.

And Eddie Howe says Fabian has trained well this week and will be in the squad for tomorrow.

In his press conference today Howe says he sees Livramento as a right back or on the right wing, although Howe admits he has played at left back – but long term the manager sees him as a right back to take over from the great Kieran Trippier further down the line.

Here’s Eddie Howe’s press conference in full, and I have a short update on my health situation after the video.

Personal Note – I had a PET scan on Tuesday and it shows a lot more cancer has spread in the bones than the previous (less accurate) cat scans had shown.

I met with Professor Wang at UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill yesterday and I was given two choices – not to have any more treatments, the reason being that my health has been significantly weakened by the last two failed treatments since last November – radium 223 and a second chemotherapy.

My lungs have been scarred and my heart is deteriorating with the stress of the treatments.

Professor Wang would allow me to have the PSMA treatment, but I wouldn’t be strong enough to have any more treatments after that, and that treatment would need to start within weeks.

So that’s the situation right now – I think I will gibe the PSMA treatment my best shot.


Finally, I was really shocked to hear last week that Barry Sweeney, who tragically lost his son Liam in the MH17 crash in 2014, while on his way to Australia to support Newcastle during that summer.

Liam was one of two Newcastle supporters killed when the aircraft was shot down.

Barry Sweeney was only diagnosed with pancreatic cancer just six weeks ago and has since passed away.

Pancreatic cancer is an unforgiving disease and we send our best wishes to his family for this second terrible tragedy in their lives.

Rest In Peace Barry Sweeney – you are loved by many as a dedicated Newcastle fan.


Comments are always welcome.

303 comments so far

  • The Taco Taker

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #281

    Now you have only got 10 players!!


    (You missed Botman when deciphering for Raj)

  • Vask

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #282


    I think the environment agency make up the numbers 😉

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #283

    Canny equaliser that right on the stroke of half time 😀

  • check the toastie

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #284

    Arsenal delayed due to digital tickets not working.

    IT does me head in. Paper tickets are king

  • The Taco Taker

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:28 PM

    Comment #285

    Does Martoon offer a wooden spoon for the predictions that are furthest out cos I think we have a clear favourite to win that.

  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:34 PM

    Comment #286

    The Arsenal digital tickets seem like a lottery. In the comments on the BBC one lass scanned in no problem. Husbands didn’t work. 😮

    My daughter had no problems at both friendlies last week so fingers crossed for everyone at the Toon.

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #287

    How bad are those four presenters on Football Focus?

    Their ‘expert’ opinions are full of well worn cliches and banalities, they make Shearer and Murphy sound like the Shakespeare’s of football.

    And the constant laughing to try and make it sound as if they are having a hell of a time.


    I’m defo not listening to this tripe.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #288

    Vask. You an Enigma to me.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #289

    Doh, not going to win with 10 men. Good job Eddie picks the team.

  • Vask

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #290

    That’s breaking news, Pete.


    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #291


    Aug 12, 2023 at 7:13 AM

    Comment #184
    JAMSHA’s link for that documentary is dangerous, can potentially infect your device with virus!

    dont worry, thats bcoz its like downloading from torrent illegally, use adblockers, and use the link that say version 4. version 5 etc not the one on top that says Watch – Download..that will potentially download some rubbish spywares

  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #292

    Happy Match Day One 2023 from across the pond! HWTL!

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #293

    2-1 ingurlund

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 12, 2023 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #294

    Vask, I am worried. Literally bought 5 off Staedtler HB pencils this morning. Prefer them to biros. I even have a pencil sharpener in my laptop case.

  • Vask

    Aug 12, 2023 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #295

    Watching the first 10 mins of the docu was alreet. After that it felt like I was watching a 50minute corporate induction video. I obligingly fell asleep soon after they went round yasser’s house.

    I’m not one for that sort documentary format anyway but I thought the subject matter may be more engaging. Alas, it wasn’t to be and I probably won’t watch the rest.

  • Vask

    Aug 12, 2023 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #296

    Happy match day indy! 🙂

  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Aug 12, 2023 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #297

    Hopefully that Yank in goal has a good one 😉

  • Vask

    Aug 12, 2023 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #298


    I suspected you might be a bit of a stationery-head but I ignored that for the sake of (my sense of) humour.

  • Vask

    Aug 12, 2023 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #299

    Looking forward to the toon signing Saka for next season. 🙂

  • Playmaker

    Aug 12, 2023 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #300

    Brennan Johnson should have scored, big chance!

  • Uncertain Toon

    Aug 12, 2023 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #301

    No Gabriel on the pitch, typical.

    Started the last 73 games in a row, I put him in my FPL team and he’s benched!

    Knew it would be a hard landing after last night 😆

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 12, 2023 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #302

    Any footy on today between England Wales Rugby, 100 cricket, 1895 cup (rugby league, catch up)?

  • Wor B

    Oct 8, 2023 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #303

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