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Eddie Howe May Use Newcastle’s Young Shining Star In Former Position

While eyebrows were raised when we paid an initial £32M to Southampton for right-back Tino Livramento, the three games he has started for Newcastle have all resulted in him being our Man of the Match.

This lad is destined to be a great player for Newcastle and for England and with £8M in add-ons – £40M now looks cheap for a player who looks like first-team material now – even though he just turned 21 earlier this month.

It turns out that Tino started his career as a right winger at the Chelsea Academy and was later moved to right-back.

And now that we have 10 players out injured, half of which are long-term, and Tonali banned for the season, Tino will likely get a chance to shine again in the first team.

Tino was used as a right winger recently and looked good at Borussia Dortmund where we were beaten 2-0 in the Champions League.

This is what Eddie Howe has said about the 7 times-capped England U21 International:

“I wouldn’t have said at the start of the season that pushing Livramento up was something necessarily I’d have looked to play, but my hands have been forced to a degree.”

“Tino has played in that role before – that’s where he started at Chelsea, that was his position before moving backward to right-back.”

“But I thought he did okay there. He probably performed better in his normal full-back role, but it has been a case of trying to manage the minutes of everyone in the squad and trying to give us a fresh team.”

The excellent form of Tino has forced Eddie Howe to look at how best to play him during this time when we have so many injuries.

Lewis Hall is on a loan with an obligation for Newcastle to buy him next summer, so he cannot play in our next game at home to his former (current?) club Chelsea.

One thing Howe can do is move Kieran Trippier to the left back.

Trippier played right back for England against Malta (England won 2-0) last night in the first half, and then went to left back in the second half to accommodate Kyle Walker at right back.

So Kieran can play on either side as full-back and he’s played at left-back a few times for England.

So maybe a week today, Tino could be brought in at right-back against his former club Chelsea?

Tino looks so good at full-back and his man-marking is superb – it’s very difficult to get past him down the wing.

We’d like to see Tino get more chances during the injury crisis we have at the moment at Newcastle.

What do you think?

15 comments so far

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 18, 2023 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Trolls = OOT no place on here for trolls

  • Certain Toon

    Nov 18, 2023 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #2


  • The Prince's Mate

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #3

    The blog just keeps on getting better.. thank you Mr H…

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #4

    I think playing Tino at RB and Trippier at LB is the way to go. Bare in mind that Tino can play LB if need be…

    But as per Ed’s above article, Tino has played three times at RB and had MOTM displays every time. Tripps is absolutely fine at LB. I think it’s how Eddie will set up against Chelsea especially as Hall is not available.

  • Not another deJong

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #5

    Three at the back and wing backs.
    Although I don’t think Krafth can play PL games.

    Progress in the CL comes through not conceding. Something Eddie will need to pay more consideration to. Although we have had two clean sheets as well as two defeats.

  • Uncertain Toon

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:06 PM

    Comment #6


    I’ll see you around no doubt. Small world nowadays. Goodbye.

  • DrGloom

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #7

    I used to drink Carling until they replaced with Amstel, which has now been replaced by Camden Hells at £7 a pint :O

  • Certain Toon

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #8
  • Certain Toon

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:26 PM

    Comment #9

    With his 2 daughters. 1 is Fenhams wife.

  • Certain Toon

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:28 PM

    Comment #10

    Pink 1 is probably Jane 😀

  • The Mighty Quinn

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #11

    There you go WorB. I give you Micky Johansson.

  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:31 PM

    Comment #12

    UC, I thought my post was pretty comprehensive. Man City still win, Liverpool still 2nd. WetSpam Still in Europa And only Burnley have a case. I mean how can 1 team …. Everton, demote 3 other teams? only the one position.

  • WLtoon

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Its on days like this, no Toon games, when i really should get my ass into gear and watch one of the local teams if they have a fixture.
    Plenty games to take in today from the non lge scene and fairly reasonable entry fee.
    York are at home in a kinda derby v Hartlepool, only an hours drive from mine.
    Yep i miss my football fix,, being at a game is the dogs bollox.
    Im watching the Heed down at Barnet on the Firestick and they are giving a good account of themselves against a team who are 2nd in the table.
    So today it`s Come On Gateshead and Rob Elliott, another former Nufc player has taken over the reigns from Mike Williamson who left for MK Dons.

  • The Taco Taker

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #14

    That is debatable really as another way of looking at it would be to look at which of the relegated teams Everton got points against and how those points affected the standings

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Nov 18, 2023 at 3:39 PM

    Comment #15

    I’ve heard rumours that Hugo Ekitike is not interested in joining the toon as he prefers a London move instead.

    If that’s true then he can have his move to the bright lights of dirty Laandon, it means he does not have the right mentality or personality to play for the toon if that’s true. However, if he did decide to move here and it true we are in fact interested then I’d be happy with getting this kid in as it’s exactly the type of signing we need right now and in loan for FFP. But if he wants Palace, West Ham or Fulham over us then crack on son


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