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NBC Video Highlights: Manchester City 1 – Newcastle 0 – City Show How Good They Are – Plus Howe Press Conference After Game

After our tremendous showing at home to Aston Villa in the season opener last weekend, we were hoping for maybe even our first league win at Manchester City since way back in 2003.

But it wasn’t to be, and City came out as worthy winners with Newcastle nowhere near the top form we needed last night to get a decent result – a draw or a win.

The Man of the Match was Phil Foden, and Newcastle just couldn’t contain the brilliant 23-year-old Stockport-born England International.

The winning goal came after 31 minutes when Foden set up Alvarez, who slammed the ball past Pope, who may have got a glove to the ball.

Newcastle were better in the second half but Foden set up several chances for Erling Haaland, but he didn’t have a good night and wasted several opportunities.

Elliott Anderson came on in the second half and again looked like some player in central midfield – Anderson must be given a Premier League start soon this season – he has earned his chance.

It could be positive that this game came so early in the season, and now, if we didn’t know before – we know that we still have a way to go to becoming one of the consistent top 6 or top 4 sides in the Premier League.

Here’s what Eddie Howe thought of the game in his press conference after the game – disappointed.

Next up are Liverpool at home next Sunday afternoon in the late game (4:30pm KO) and we could do with a good win and performance in that game.

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874 comments so far

  • Mund

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #801

    Jay Turner-Cooke to join St Johnstone on loan for the season.

  • jimiley

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:25 AM

    Comment #802

    Take the City game.
    Some posters will never accept criticism of the team. It’s just a fact.
    I call it as I see it.
    After many games praising the players and team, I thought the midfield performance was woeful and we showed them too much respect. Defence was great and attack had no support.
    Reasonable? But what’s the point debating with another guy who describes it as “decent?” I know he will never change his mind after 15 years.
    Then the messenger gets it. My view is not just critical but a vilification which makes me seem like a Toon hater.
    Never ending circle and best to just withdraw and wait for the next game. See you Sunday. Abuse once a week is ample

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:26 AM

    Comment #803

    Ty21 – and the next level is that others join in with the attack or disagreement with you based on the twisted opinion rather than the actual stated opinion. Very peculiar…

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #804

    And surely if somebody thinks that your, imo over the top criticism of a team that has delighted us for over a year and a half now, is out of order then I’m entitled to tell you that on here.

  • Mund

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #805

    Please tell me who won’t allow criticism of the team or players…?

    Please tell me who are these fans on here who are telling others they can’t be disappointed…?

    These are simple questions that haven’t been answered but a good few are running with it as it’s absolutely gospel.

    I’ve not seen one blogger on here tell another blogger they can’t be disappointed or they can’t criticise a player…

    Show me!

  • JohnJ

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #806

    Wor B
    Aug 21, 2023 at 10:40 PM
    Comment #735

    Geordies, Toonies, Tynesiders, Northumberland and Durham folk.

    Anyone who supports NUFC…

    Brothers in arms.

    Regarding my address

    First choice
    W/Bay – Northumberland
    2nd W/Bay – North Tyneside
    Last W/Bay T&W

    I’m sure there are those South Shields etc who would prefer South Tyneside to the other option T&W

  • jimiley

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:30 AM

    Comment #808

    Definitely away until Sunday.
    Raj is back and I sense an argument brewing.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:31 AM

    Comment #809

    jimiley – I think you’re entitled to that opinion as long as you’re not resorting to abuse. I definitely think it goes too far when comments turn grossly negative towards specific players too, fans don’t tend to appreciate their own players being slammed when you consider it unreasonable.

    I’d argue that you have to consider the opposition in the assessment. Yes, we were second best to Man City in midfield but I think woeful is harsh. We’re not a million miles away though.

  • Adamn_92

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #810

    Aaaaaanyway, to actual football chat….

    I wonder if Howe will be thinking of mixing things up at all for the Liverpool match. Back at home where the same 11 dismantled Aston Villa, but same midfield struggled to get control away at Man City. Stick or twist? Guess it depends if Joelinton has any issue as well. If he does, I can see Anderson getting the nod, if he doesn’t then I think we’ll see the same midfield again.

    That midfield 3 of Bruno, Tonali and Big Joe will only get stronger the more game time they have together so makes sense to try and keep them playing together for a decent run.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:41 AM

    Comment #811

    WorB in my household and the Rabbit’s I have never been right 🙂

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #812

    Adamn…Not sure Anderson would get the nod over Longstaff. Didn’t he come on first for Joelinton against City?

    I’d be happy with either.

    Unless we have injuries, I expect the same line up as the last two.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:46 AM

    Comment #813



    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #792
    Adam @775 ?

    I didn’t know we had so many professional fisherman as Newcastle fans

    look at our logo

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #814

    Seahorses may give it away.

  • Adamn_92

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #815


    I think Longstaff did yeah, I just wondered if that was more to do with Howe recognising Man City were winning the midfield battle. At home against Liverpool, I think we’ll naturally be more on the front foot and attacking, so Anderson may get the nod following a great pre season.

    Wouldn’t mind him, Longstaff or Big Joe if he’s fit to play though!

  • magicmac54

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #816

    Adamn 92

    Morning mate, i personally think Elliot Anderson has earned the right to be in the starting line up irrespective if big Joe is fit or not Adam.

  • magicmac54

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #817

    Off to the Golf, have a good one lads HWTL

  • Ibizatoon

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #818

    Anderson definitely has earned the right to a start, I just feel with Joelinton out, we’ll need what Longstaff offers. Let Bruno and Tonali move upfield more. We shall see.

  • lesh

    Aug 22, 2023 at 9:53 AM

    Comment #819


    Chronicle reporting that something’s spooked North Tyneside residents……

    North Tyneside Council Tax payers demand reductions and rebate

    House prices plummet to all time low


  • Mund

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:00 AM

    Comment #820
  • Mund

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:02 AM

    Comment #822

    Over the moon with signing this lad…

    To think only a week or so ago I was dubious it could get done because of the serious talent and potential Lewis has but here we are and I couldn’t be happier.

    Our future is set


  • kilcline

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #823

    Delighted Hall has signed, he will ensure that we don’t get heavily marked on our right hand side now as our left will be just as attacking.

  • Mund

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #824

    Newcastle United head coach, Eddie Howe, said: “I’m delighted to welcome Lewis to Newcastle United.

    “He is a player we have tracked closely, as have a number of clubs, so it’s very pleasing to secure him and to add a player of his quality, versatility and high potential to our squad.

    “I’d like to thank everyone involved for their tireless work to bring in the players we have.

    “A lot of time, effort and resource goes into a transfer window, but we have a real togetherness at all levels here and I appreciate that teamwork and support.”

  • Ronway

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #825

    There is no better way to start the day than with a laugh!

    After a decent start to the FPL season in GW1 I had, what can only be described as, a crap game in GW2; although I somehow won the H2H.

    I then checked out the Ed Harrison Fantasy League and came across, in 198th place, “Kickapoo Tacklejuice” and checked out his team; it’s worth a look!

    Thanks to “qf t” for making my day; obviously someone who knows how to enjoy himself.


  • investinyouthtoon

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:05 AM

    Comment #826

    jimiley It’s as if we’re criticising those certain posters personally. It’s way over the top saying if we say one bad thing we’re not true supporters. Same as when thousands of fans give up ST under MA we were called traitors and not real fans.

    Anyway Lewis hall is a great signing imo as is Tino and Tonali. Barnes isn’t too bad either.

  • Hibbit

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:09 AM

    Comment #827

    Former Celtic winger Jota has reportedly walked out on Al Ittihad just a month after joining the Saudi Pro League side for £25m (Daily Mail).

  • scott

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #828


    Get out of my spot!
    I kept that place warm for most of last season! 😀

  • Davas

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #829

    The funniest arguments are when people are saying the something but arguing about it. 😀

  • Ty21

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #830


    Hope Howe learn a thing or two from Pep regarding how to counter specific teams, but then you need players with great reading of the game. I feel this is most manager’s weakest point. You can see Arteta experimenting something weird with Partey and White, although it’s still early stage.

  • Davas

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #831

    Something = same thing

  • Bills Son Is Back

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #832

    On our midfield…

    It’s two games in and I think Tonali will be a huge asset to the team, but…

    He is a very similar type of player to Bruno and whilst he may be more physical, like Bruno he isn’t the biggest, and against City we lost possession far too easily once we’d gained the ball from their attacks. That made it really difficult to get our attacks going, especially in the first half.

    City also turned our pressing into a strength for them by continually passing the ball sideways and back and the quality and speed of their passing made our forwards and mids run non stop. How many times did we win a ball off a press? Very rarely. City then had Foden running into spaces as they opened us up and he was outstanding.

    Guardiola’s tactic, IMO, was to tire us out and wait for that space, when you have technically gifted players of City’s callibre a high press isn’t always the best tactic.

    In the second half we sat deeper, invited City on and passed quickly to the flanks when we got possession. That worked far better than the high press of the first half.

    Back to Foden; neither Tonali or Bruno can carry the ball forward at speed from CM the way that Foden does. We do have a player who can, Anderson. I’m not saying he is in Foden’s class but I am saying he brings something to our CM that neither Bruno, Tonali. Jo or Longstaff do. And, he is physical and a goal threat.

    My guess is that, even though it’s only two games in, the City game will have given Eddie much food for thought.

  • martoon

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #833

    jimiley @801 – I often disagree with you but I think your assessment of the City game is spot on. I don’t know if we showed them too much respect or were spooked by playing the Champions but we were way off our best. However I’m sure Eddie will sort them out and we’ll be much better again Liverpool.

  • Davas

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:30 AM

    Comment #834

    I liked Anderson’s forward thinking when he came on. He made a lovely turn and drive on that over which the commentators were pushing some upcoming bloody boxing match.

  • Hibbit

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:40 AM

    Comment #835

    Chelsea official announcement – 21 August 2023:

    ‘Chelsea is pleased to confirm midfielder Ollie Harrison has joined the club after signing a scholarship agreement.

    The 16-year-old arrives from Newcastle United and will continue his development this season with our Under-18s, who started their campaign on Saturday with a victory over Crystal Palace.

    Harrison has been capped by England at under-16 level and was part of the side that this year won the Mondial Montaigu Tournament in France.

    Welcome to Chelsea, Ollie!’

  • Mickey G

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #836

    EH Bingo , will certainly be a lot harder , this week
    Does he bring in Anderson or Lobby , or does he keep it the same?
    One thing I do know is that Liverpool are no Man City and should only be shown whatever respect they deserve.. No more.
    With a full St James . This will be a totally different atmosphere and match

  • simon376

    Aug 22, 2023 at 10:53 AM

    Comment #837

    If was down to me, my choice would be big Joe up top on left, Barns on right with Almiron and Gordon coming on later and Longstaff in midfield alongside Bruno and Tonali

  • Davas

    Aug 22, 2023 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #838


    I saw that about Jota yesterday. Don’t really know anything about him but did wonder what was going on and wondered where he would end up next.
    I could imagine the uproar if he ended up at the Toon 😀

  • Adamn_92

    Aug 22, 2023 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #839

    Some interesting views and thoughts on who should be playing at the weekend. Personally, I think Anderson deserves a shot as he offers something different and his pre season shows he is definitely ready to make a big impression.

    I thought towards the end of last season that Big Joe looked left of the attacking 3 than he did in midfield so wouldn’t mind seeing him there again. We have so many wide options now though, it’s tricky to know what the best combo will be. Big Joe may have looked good there due to his link up and interchanging with Willock, so may not have as much impact there with Willock missing.

  • Toonarmy of Frogs

    Aug 22, 2023 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #840

    Lewis Hall ( from nufc.co.uk)

    “I’m very proud. Me andy family are Newcastle fans, and for me and my brother growing up, it was drilled into us that we are Newcastle. It’s a big club and I can’t wait to get started.”

    Good lad. That’s it. He’ll never want to leave.


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