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Eddie Howe’s Press Conference For Newcastle’s Tough Game At Brighton Tomorrow

Here is Eddie Howe’s press conference for our fourth league game of the season at Brighton tomorrow afternoon: we really need a win with a win and two defeats so far in the league this season.

And yesterday we were drawn in the same group as Borussia Dortmund, PSG, and AC Milan in the Champions League – every game will be very difficult.

But it does give us a chance to measure how close we are to the top teams in Europe at the moment.

Some great Eurpean nights ahead for our fans.

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3,804 comments so far

  • lesh

    Sep 1, 2023 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #41

    News of the Adidas announcement

    Newcastle United announce ‘multi-year’ Adidas deal and vow to rebuild club shops with kit giants – Chronicle Live


    Sep 1, 2023 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #42


    Boom! Mate…HTL

    Dr G,
    Agreed mate!

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 1, 2023 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #43


    Post #30 absolutely nailed it… Hear hear !!

  • magicmac54

    Sep 1, 2023 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #44

    To the Tiny few who are in the minority, who are hell bent in trying to criticize and undermine Eddie Howe, i suggest you watch this podcast!!! Be very careful what you wish for HWTL.


  • clinath@ed

    Sep 1, 2023 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #45

    PIF rumoured to be prepared to pay £200m to Liverpool for Salah (not a whisper of Sports Washing). That’s 2/3 of what they paid for us.
    Theory Time…..
    PIF, unable to pour unlimited funds into Newcastle, decide to change tack and decide to dismantle one of their rivals player by player.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 1, 2023 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #46


    200M for a nearly 32 year old. I’d snap their hands off. Gives them a serious warchest. I don’t see how that helps anyone but Livarpool. They already have Nunez, Diaz and Jota.

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 1, 2023 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #47

    Lesh – you trying to stir things up? I’m sure you know that clubs are seeded into pots for European competition so the clubs with a better track record in Europe in recent years get favourable draws. We’ll be delighted with that in future years when we move up the seedings.

  • lesh

    Sep 1, 2023 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #48


    Stir things up? Nope and the way it is is the way it is.

    But is it right?


    Sep 1, 2023 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #49

    200m is gonna wipe a good 20% off their debt.
    Salah 200m 😀

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Sep 1, 2023 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #50

    If lesh was a food he’d be a stir fry. In person a bona fide #1 world class $hite mischief stirrer


    Sep 1, 2023 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #51

    And gakpoo!

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 1, 2023 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #52

    Disappointed we haven’t bought a quick mobile RCB tbh. Shar is fantastic but is sometimes not great getting round on the cover with his lack of pace and I can’t see him playing every game. Thought it may have been a priority position.

    I guess SL can do the 6 role when selected but he’s not really a typical DM.

    I think for RW we are OK, especially with the emergence of Murphy but Diaby would have been next level.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:00 PM

    Comment #53



  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #54

    Lesh – if we’ve just won the CL, how would you feel if a totally random draw puts us with Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Bayern Munich in a group? How do neutral football fans feel knowing that 2 of those teams are going out?

    Face it, most fans want to see the big boys get the the latter stages and have some big games. They don’t want to see the Austrian champions get smashed in the quarter finals by Barcelona.

    You want to take your point further though? We finished in 4th place and we’re in the CHAMPIONS League but there are some champions of European leagues who aren’t in it.

  • Davas

    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:02 PM

    Comment #55

    Just watched episode 4. Phew, that was tense. A rowllacoasta of emowtions 🙂

  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #56

    It’s getting a bit stupid .

    SSN were yesterday claiming the Saudi team had offered Salah a salary of £1M PER WEEK.

    I’m seriously hoping this is total nonsense.

    European teams moan @ PL because we offer salaries of between £75 – 250K to players.

    What they going to say about Saudis offering £200M. (Or more in the case of a Neymar or Mbappe) for the player and salaries of £1Million per week.

    What I don’t understand about this and hopefully there’s a clever chap or 2 on here that can help me out. PIF are an investment company. They need to make a return on investment.

    What is the return on spending a couple of billion on a bunch of aging football stars to pad out 4 of the teams in their league? Their total outlay for teams + players looks like being in excess of £5,000,000,000 or £5Billion if you prefer. I just don’t get it.

    The Saudi pro league is never going to reach the standards of the French, German or Spanish leagues and come nowhere near the Italian or PL. The best they can hope for is something like the Turkish league and even then they are unlikely to get accepted into EUFA so won’t get CL entry. Dominating Asian football might be nice for them, but @ what price? They’ll never recoup – surely?

  • The Bard of Bensham Bank

    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:15 PM

    Comment #57

    Not long ago, I seem to remember
    Bill’s said that his birthday was the 1st September
    Have you forgotten or do you not care
    That he’ll have his head in his hands in total despair
    With no messages, cake, or even a card
    But at least he has this from the Bensham Bard….

    Bill’s son is back, it’s your birthday, Yay!
    I hope you enjoyed being younger yesterday
    Because now that you’re 70, that’s likely to be
    The last 69 that you’ll ever see!


  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #58

    While you mull over that one, I’m off to watch Ep 4.

    You know it makes sense!, or more current “this is the way”. 😉

  • cleveleysbob

    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #59

    Oops, if the Bards right (isn’t he always) I missed that and apologise.

    Happy Birthday Billson, what an auspicious day to have it. CL entry, Ep 4 and Adidas confirmation – brilliant.

    Have a great one.

  • Assassins Inc

    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #60

    I’m happy with the draw for champions league.
    While we are there playing we could also be scouting some players for transfers.
    Play the best in the world is another bench mark to see exactly where the team is and what we need to to improve on. Be it play style or players in certain positions.


    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #61


    We have capitalism mate, you’re all for it, so this is the nth degree of that, for now.
    It can and will get worse!


    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #62


    Better yet, players et al getting to see us and get the vibe.


    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:41 PM

    Comment #63


    All the very best on ya bday, mate!

  • lesh

    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #64



    You’re justifying the Champions League’s seedings and thus ensuring that its top clubs, remain so and those clubs without history’s chances of winning it are lower.

    Isn’t there a school of thought thar VAR etc favours the Prem’s so-called big six and thus maintain the status quo?

  • lesh

    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #65


    When are you taking yourself off abroad?

    It must be soon surely unless there’s been a change of mind.

  • lesh

    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:53 PM

    Comment #66

    Bill’s Son

    If it is your birthday today, which is it your true birthday or your official one?

    If and whichever it is, enjoy it.


    Sep 1, 2023 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #67


    Fence-sitters are totally afraid of and therefore totally against change.

    Lest they lose out!

  • lesh

    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #68

    Bard of Bensham Bank,

    The Blog’s very own social secretary…..

    Wow! Is there no limit to your repertoire

  • magicmac54

    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #69

    Wow Simon Jordan thinks Liverpool will except the money for Salah in this transfer window.


  • lesh

    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #70


    You have it in one.

    But the daftness is, that lots of those who choose to sit on the fence and support those that want to retain the status quo, lose out by doing so.

  • magicmac54

    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #71

    Wishing you a really happy birthday Bills son, have a good one young man.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #72

    Happy Birthday Bills.


    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #73


    None so blind…

    …way of the world…

    Lack of critical thinking coupled with zero sicial conscience!

    Sad fact!


    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #74


  • DrGloom

    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:18 PM

    Comment #75

    Surely 200m for Salah is in breach of EPL rules that were put in place to stop us selling players above market value – Salah’s almost 32 ffs

    On another note – think we did well on the travel front for ECL games, not just for the fans – nothing more than 3 or 4 hours travelling time for players rather travelling to istanbul etc… – will help that EH can be back in office thursday mornings ready to prepare for weekend game

  • A Geordie Mongrel

    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #76

    I’m quite partial to a stir fry tbh. 😆

  • DrGloom

    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:19 PM

    Comment #77

    Happy Birthday Bills – enjoy

  • jimiley

    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #78

    You think paying 200 million for 31 year old Salah is dismantling dippers?
    Well if they paid 200 million for Bruno they could dismantle us as well.
    Salah is desperate to go. Footballers are greedy and always follow the money, hardly ever the club unless it’s boyhood club.
    Mercenaries. Does Salah want top flight footy and 300k a week or 2 million a week and a kick around?

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #79

    Lesh – next you’ll be saying that higher prize money for the top teams or bigger sponsorships is unfair. It’s a business, what do you actually expect? The Premier League has 4/5 qualifiers for the CL but other European leagues have 0/1. Are you saying we shouldn’t be in the CL because we finished 4th?

    It’s a bit rich when fans complain about bigger/richer/more successful clubs than theirs getting preferential treatment yet they’re quite happy to get preferential treatment compared to other clubs.

  • jimiley

    Sep 1, 2023 at 3:24 PM

    Comment #80

    Never get too involved with players. They will be off at drop of hat if right offer comes along.
    Follow the club. The players suit themselves


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