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Here Is Eddie Howe’s Press Conference In Full For Brentford Test

Here is Eddie Howe’s Press Conference for tomorrow’s home game against Brentford.

It would be great if we could get back to our winning ways after three defeats in a row after beating Aston Villa 5-1 in our first home game of the season.

We have just 3 points in our 4 games so far this season – hope we can make it 6 points after tomorrow’s game.

It looks like Sven Botman could be available, bnut it is probably too early for Sandro Tonali to play and we would expect Sean Longstaff to get his first start of the season.

Howay The Lads!!

667 comments so far

  • The Taco Taker

    Sep 15, 2023 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #41

    The majority do think they should play a 3-5-2 but a vocal minority disagree.

    On FCL sadly yes, the are still only 10 entrants so far. Hoping a few more will join as the CL excitement builds over the next couple of days.

  • The Taco Taker

    Sep 15, 2023 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #42

    Nice one, I see there are a couple of comments in their ticket thread (I didn’t look there initially) still not a very chatty bunch really.

  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 15, 2023 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #43

    Cheers TTT (Just an advanced apology, my predictive text really wants to call you TIT, so if it ever happens, it isn’t intentional…or maybe it will be :)), I can rest easy tonight now.

    Even with 10, I suspect I may find a way to finish below 10th.

  • Great White Hunter

    Sep 15, 2023 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #44


  • Bills Son Is Back

    Sep 15, 2023 at 4:54 PM

    Comment #45

    I think we might see Isak on the left, Wilson CF and Gordon RW tomorrow. If that’s the case, and it clicks, I think it won’t be long before Barnes nails down the LW spot, Gordon the RW spot and Isak and Wilson battle it out for CF.

    From Eddie’s presser it sounds nailed on Longstaff will play if fit and one of Bruno, Jo or Tonali will miss out if he sticks with 433.

    I don’t agree with Eddie, as I’ve posted before, that the mid three of Jo, Bruno and Tonali ‘worked a dream’ in the Villa game. Yes Tonali scored, and yes we won 5-1, but Villa walked and passed through our midfield a number of times and missed some easyish chances, especially in the first half, to make it a different game.

    If Longstaff does well and becomes undroppable, where does that leave Tonali who surely was his upgrade? Do we play him as a more creative forward mid alongside Bruno and drop Jo or accommodate them all, perhaps in a 352?

    I know we have to rotate, but we also need to know our best 11 and formation for the big games. I also know it’s early days with the new signings and it can be too easy to jump to the wrong conclusions after just four games.

    This is where Eddie really proves just how good he is, and listening to his presser he reminds me yet again how intelligent and aware he is of the situation and his responsibilities.

    It might take him a few more games yet to work it all out and, if it doesn’t work out in the next three or four games I still don’t think we should panic.

    Sometimes you have to take a step or two back to go forward.

  • Toon Fans Good

    Sep 15, 2023 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #46

    Count Taco

    How can the minority be more vocal than the majority?

  • Flurzinho

    Sep 15, 2023 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #47

    Our midfield 3 is Tonali,Bruno and Big Joe!

    When they are all fit and have had time to gel,they will be awesome.

    Those 3 did not play pre-season as a 3 together.

  • Toon Fans Good

    Sep 15, 2023 at 5:37 PM

    Comment #48

    Here is my top 100 players in no particular order from the top of my head

    1. Messi
    2. Cristiano RonaIdo
    3. PeIe
    4. Maradona
    5. Shearer
    6. DeI Piero
    7. Zidane
    8. Batistuta
    9. PirIo
    10. R9 RonaIdo
    11. RonaIdinho
    12. Figo
    13. Nedved
    14. Cannavaro
    15. Cafu
    16. Roberto CarIos
    17. AsPriIIa
    18. Buffon
    19. Iuca ViaIIi
    20. Drogba
    21. Iewandowski
    22. Totti
    23. Nesta
    24. Roberto Baggio
    25. Jari Iitmanen
    26. Edgar Davids
    27. Zambrotta
    28. BergkamP
    29. David Beckham
    30. Ibrahimovic
    31. AIvaro Recoba
    32. Iuis Suarez
    33. Edison Cavani
    34. RadameI FaIcao
    35. Redondo
    36. RauI
    37. Jay Jay Okocha
    38. BeardsIey
    39. GinoIa
    40. Ies Ferdinand
    41. Iaurent Robert
    42. Hatem Ben Arfa
    43. Craig BeIIamy
    44. MichaeI Owen
    45. Dimitar Berbatov
    46. MaueI Rui Costa
    47. George Weah
    48. Eidur Gudjohnsen
    49. Ryan Giggs
    50. Gianfranco ZoIa
    51. Christian Vieri
    52. George Hagi
    53. Xavi
    54. Iniesta
    55. FiIiPo Inzaghi
    56. Antonio Conte
    57. Roy Keane
    58. PaoIo Montero
    59. MarceIo SaIas
    60. Hernan CresPo
    61. ChieIIini
    62. BarzagIi
    63. Edmundo
    64. RivaIdo
    65. Iuis Enrique
    66. Ciro Ferrara
    67. SchoIes
    68. Arturo VidaI
    69. Gareth BaIe
    70. Van NisteIrooy
    71. Van Persie
    72. MbaPPe
    73. Wayne Rooney
    74. Iucio
    75. MichaeI BaIIack
    76. David ViIIa
    77. Iudovic GiuIy
    78. SamueI Etoo
    79. HaaIand
    80. De Bruyne
    81. Mo SaIah
    82. David Trezeguet
    83. Steven Gerrard
    84. Seedorf
    85. Gascoigne
    86. Shevchenko
    87. Henrik Iarsson
    88. CarIos Tevez
    89. Javier Zanetti
    90. Kaka
    91. RiqueIme
    92. Neymar
    93. Robben
    94. Ribery
    95. Modric
    96. PaoIo MaIdini
    97. IiIian Thuram
    98. Patrick KIuivert
    99. Thierry Henry
    100. Dani AIves

  • Toon Fans Good

    Sep 15, 2023 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #49

    *Change* RavaneIIi instead of Berbatov

  • Toon Fans Good

    Sep 15, 2023 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #50

    *change* Harry Kane for Craig BeIIamy

  • The Taco Taker

    Sep 15, 2023 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #51

    I didn’t say they were more vocal.

  • Ibizatoon

    Sep 15, 2023 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #52

    Dan Burn previews the Brentford match


  • geordie157

    Sep 15, 2023 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #53

    I bet Burn starts at left back but I’m going to go with

    Trippier, Schar, Botman, Hall
    Longstaff, Bruno, Joelinton
    Gordon, Isak, Barnes

    Yep Dubravka!! if Schar has another poor game then fan fav Lascelles starts the next game.

  • Toon Fans Good

    Sep 15, 2023 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #54

    Why say vocal at all

  • Flurzinho

    Sep 15, 2023 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #55

    Our best 11 with fit players:



    Tonali,Bruno,Big Joe


  • lochinvar

    Sep 15, 2023 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #56

    Sky taking the piss again for the away fans, majority who live in North East.
    If it was ManTown or Scousers many live in London so just a short hop up the road.

    Eddie Howe’s Newcastle will still head south on Saturday, November 11 to play Bournemouth but the game has now been moved to a 5.30pm kick-off, rather than 3pm.

    The game will be shown live on Sky Sports

  • Flurzinho

    Sep 15, 2023 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #57

    I don’t want to piss on anybody’s chips, but for Jebus sake,Burn is not a LB!

  • Uncertain Toon

    Sep 15, 2023 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #58


    Good piss up at Bournemouth, overnighters for the away fans isn’t a bad scenario.
    Like a holiday pal 😆

  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 15, 2023 at 6:54 PM

    Comment #59

    TFG: You need to get Baresi in there. Cannavaro deserves to be on the list but not ahead of Baresi.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Sep 15, 2023 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #60

    I think wor Eddie pushing for both an attacking LB and RB will prove it’s value at some point down the line.
    Tripps is apparently keeping himself in great shape, doing all the right things, but he will break.
    Similarly at LB, Burn might be needed at LCB and Target off form/knackered.
    When you think about it we have the most progressive back-up options in both positions in the league.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Sep 15, 2023 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #61


    Stop encouraging the avatar thief pal.
    I’m not telling you not to converse with the individual, but you could at least call him a bell-end somewhere in your post 😆
    This is the way.

  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 15, 2023 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #62

    Why is everyone hoying Big Joe in their teams,is he not injured anymore?

    Also most of his better performances were LW last season.
    I think Willock being unavailable has been a major factor in our poor start..
    Him and Big Joe,interchanging and the understanding they built up,especially the second half of the season t’was a thing of beauty…

    And whoever suggested Tripps LB and Livro RB… Yes please….

    Sorry to pi55 on everyone’s chips, (I seriously don’t think we will mind) but if we lose a couple more out of the next four,Eddie will be in the doo doo..

    Doesn’t matter if we are ahead of the curve,or if Amanda thinks the sun shines oota Eddies arse..
    The Adidas deal is the clincher,this is where the pressure will come from..
    Amanda’s 10% will have aboot as much clout as our memberships!

  • check the toastie

    Sep 15, 2023 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #63

    Tonali is in the training pics on Dan Burn’s interview which is intriguing.

    Tonali, Bruno and Lobby tomoro…

  • check the toastie

    Sep 15, 2023 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #64

    Ashingtoon – Big Joe is fit. Been away playing for Brazil.

    Agree we have missed Willock, but yer concept of Eddie being under pressure just artificially builds it from outside the club.

    Inside the club he is the man and will be supported all year. Shape Up and join the more realistic bunch of fans who understand how brilliant Eddie has been.

    Two bad results and he’s under pressure. Madness

  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 15, 2023 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #65


    He’s not as bullet proof as most fans think,that’s the point I was making and seeing that our owners aren’t fans but instead they are hardnosed business gadgees..

    Oh and those training pics could have been from,a couple of weeks ago….

  • check the toastie

    Sep 15, 2023 at 7:40 PM

    Comment #66

    Nope, training pics are from this week as there is no international’s there.

    And Nope, Eddie is bullet proof for this year or the whole thing falls apart. He is the man.

    Just back him and stop with yer mischief.

  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 15, 2023 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #67


    No mischief here fella,only realism…

    I can only think,that you didn’t scan, that I didn’t think this would happen.

    If pressure does come to bear,it will be due to the pressure from the Jarmins….

  • Uncertain Toon

    Sep 15, 2023 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #68


    I think the Chairman is a fan of wor Eddie as he was his pick.
    Eddie got us here ahead of time, he’ll be given time to grow with the club imo.

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 15, 2023 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #69

    Trippier left lack and Livramento right back – eh what – I don’t think so.

    Ya football “junior bloggers” will be suggesting Pope as centre forward next.

  • Ashingtoon62

    Sep 15, 2023 at 8:03 PM

    Comment #70


    Livrameto is shit hot and Tripps can easily play LB till Eddie gets Hall fit.

    I bet you’ve never seen Livro play.

    Livro instead of Miggy then,that’s also an improvement.. 😀

  • tannerabag

    Sep 15, 2023 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #71

    Back end of last season other teams worked out how to play against us – down the left against Dan Burn. That’s why we eventually finished 4th instead of 3rd. The most important thing EH need to do is to address this weakness.

  • JohnJ

    Sep 15, 2023 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #72


    Sep 15, 2023 at 8:04 PM
    Comment #71


    Peanuts tanner a bag!

  • Uncertain Toon

    Sep 15, 2023 at 8:20 PM

    Comment #73

    There’s absolutely no point of playing Tripps at LB, WTF!

  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 15, 2023 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #74

    Southampton having another shocker.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Sep 15, 2023 at 8:25 PM

    Comment #75

    I see Mitro scored for Al Hilal, very conservative applause from the Saudi supporters in here.
    Might tell them to stop drinking!

  • ToonDarnSarf

    Sep 15, 2023 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #76

    I have absolutely no clue whatsoever what the team tomorrow will be! The only 3 I expect to start are Pope, Botman, and Schar but there are question marks in all other positions I’d say.

    I suspect Trips will start for his leadership but I’m not convinced. The midfield 3 and front 3 could be virtually any combination!

  • Novocastrian66

    Sep 15, 2023 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #77

    Tanner; which games at the end of the season did Burn cost us?
    We should have beaten both Leeds and Leicester but Big D wasn’t culpable for not winning those games.
    We need to improve on Burn at LB but trying to use last season to justify your opinion is wide of the mark.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Sep 15, 2023 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #78

    6-0 to Al Hilal, looks like that’s the way forward!

  • Scythe

    Sep 15, 2023 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #79


    Cheers for setting up the CL FFL. Just joined 🙂

  • Uncertain Toon

    Sep 15, 2023 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #80

    6-1, the comebacks on 😆


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