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Eddie Howe’s Indelible Promise To Newcastle Fans

There are many reasons why Eddie Howe is loved by Newcastle fans – even though we are going through a season that’s been completely decimated by unexpected injuries and suspensions.

Eddie Howe is adamant he will continue to play attacking football and the game on Saturday is a case in point  – 3-1 down after 47 minutes at home and it looked like all was lost.

But some good changes from the bench and we scored 3 goals in the final 13 minutes of normal time to win the game 4-3.

Poor Villa fans must have wondered what was going on.

This is what Eddie Howe said after Saturday’s game:

“I want a proactive team, we want to attack.”

“You have to accept you may be more open than a pragmatic team. But I believe it is our best chance for long-term success. Entertainers? I prefer another word.”

“Kevin (Keegan)’s team were ‘the entertainers’ – that is their tag. We want our own.”

“We have players coming off injured but the subs made a big difference. This can do a lot for us. We know we can turn games around, that’s positive.”

“I like winning like this, more than winning 4-0. They are moments you remember.”

“We go against Everton and now we can use this energy and confidence, momentum for the rest of the season.”

“We kept our belief. We played well offensively. Our attitude after being 3-1 down was amazing. Great feeling.

With Lascelles now out with an ACL injury through the end of this year and both Almiron and Livramento coming off injured on Saturday, we wonder what the team will be for tomorrow night.

But the fans will be there and another win is what we need – maybe without the late drama – some of us old-timers find the tension hard to take.


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371 comments so far

  • jimiley

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #81

    The only club which seems to get transfers right all the time is Bin Dippers. Klopps backup team are fantastic.
    But even he was prepared to pay 110 million for Caicedo. A joke.
    Pep is a great manager and paid a staggering 100 million for Grealish and 40 million for Phillips.
    Managers do get it wrong. Even Eddie. Yes even Eddie. He allegedly wanted Phillips do we dodged a bazooka by chance. He has not played two great young fullbacks unless forced and he keeps playing anonymous Longstaff.
    But he does plenty right.
    The issue for some is that his judgement is infallible and mistakes are contorted into something virtuous

  • jimiley

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:10 PM

    Comment #82

    Thanks. Never knew that and just thought it was a play on words Man U

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #83

    As we’re playing the Toffees tomorrow, we’ve had some proper stellar players to have played for both clubs…

    Peter Beardsley
    Big Duncan Ferguson
    David Ginola
    Gary Speed
    Steve Watson
    Anthony Gordon

    I’m going for Beardo as the best to represent both clubs. He is my best player of all time. Young Anthony Gordon has the potential to even beat him if he carries on with his trajectory.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #84

    Just popped into me Mams and she is sat in front of the TV screaming as the Irish Grand National is on. Is it all Irish woman like this with the horses Ledge, Magic? Me missus and boy are in hysterics here, I never remembered her like this before lol.

  • lochinvar

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:20 PM

    Comment #85

    Irish and horses are inseparable.
    Think of a Centaur that speaks gaelic and buys you a pint.
    Got it ?

  • jimiley

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #86

    Gazza was world class. One of the best in world until the booze got him.
    Beardsley was excellent but would never get in world 11. Gazza would.
    Beardsley lasted much longer and contributed much more for the Toon.
    That’s the choice. Hard one but just on footy ability it’s Gazza for me.
    He went to Spuds like Ginola and then Italy.
    He ended up at Rangers but the Everton stint must have passed me by

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:26 PM

    Comment #87

    #85 boom boom 😆

  • lochinvar

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #88

    God knows how many times I’ve watched that Harvey Barnes strike to win the game on Saturday.
    Magical moment.

    It seems very ‘Shearesque’.

    Hall will I am sure come to the first soon once the financial restrictions are lifted, whatever they are. Him, Barnes, maybe Onana next will add real steel to the team and allow Bruno and Isak in particular to flourish.
    Next season is going to be a cracker.

    By then the Klopp and Salah factors will have left Anfield
    Steve MacLaren or Southgate will be managing ManU.

    Pep might even leave City if they are in Division One.

    Going to be very interesting and we can dominate, no reason why not.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #89


    Aye Gazza played for Everton for a short time mate. Aye it was obviously between Gazza and Beardo for me. But Beardo just pips him, loved Beardo. Mind you I liked all the players in my list. Even pissedone 😉

  • JohnJ

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #90


    Apr 1, 2024 at 2:56 PM
    Comment #55
    Apr 1, 2024 at 12:01 AM
    Comment #582

    An awful day on what was once a great blog and just to round it off, who better than Fenham and one-off his few chums.

    A fitting end and thank you for your contributions.

    At least you DON’T get the VILE Stuff from Fenham that the Fat Bar Stewart dishes out!

    Lesh sorry Marra imissed the word don’t out. Hope you get my drift now?

  • jimiley

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:30 PM

    Comment #91

    City to get demoted and Pep is available.? I know there are plenty on here who would take Eddie over Pep.

  • jimiley

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #92

    I take Ginola over Robert. I remember Shearer scored a blinder against Villa?( he scored a beaut v Chelsea) but my all time favourite is Ginolas in Europe where he flips it up from a corner on edge of box and in same movement blasts it into the top of net. Never seen a goal like it

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #93


    #88 now that’s drinking out the positive energy cup. Exactly how we should be looking at things. This season has been very frustrating, but not once have I been pissed if at any players or the management. They’ve rolled up their sleeves and just on with it and if we win tomorrow we are in a great position to challenge 6th. With our injury crisis, that would be one hell of an effort…

    It will do them a world of good to have had the trials and tribulations of this season’s horrible list of injuries, what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger and I’m convinced we will really bounce back and come off the ropes swinging like Mohamed Ali. Next season will be a swashbuckling season IMO and I cannot wait. However let’s get this season out the way and do a number on man town. They’re ripe for the taking, especially when we roll up to their place and do a number on them. Still all to play for starting tomorrow mate 😉

  • lesh

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #94


    Thanks for the clarification.

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #95

    That’s the thing Jmiley, it’s infallibility.

    Some were saying the same, that he had primed Joel for midfield. When he hadn’t.

    I think the brighter guys on here can see that I’m a fan of Eddie ( I barely miss an utterance from the man) but as with Rafa, nobody is entitled to a non critical analysis.

    Eddie himself wudnt expect it.

  • The Ledge

    Apr 1, 2024 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #96

    Fenham …..I have no doubts about Kelly’s ability it’s just his ability to stay fit that concerns me pal .

    Yep all the mammy’s love the horses Fenham especially the Grand National.
    They love an olde fiver bet .

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #97

    Munster, IrishTroll are the 2 biggest Eddie haters on here. 2 connections right there like.

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #98

    Dumfuk has spoken so it must be true.

    As Cloughie once said, if you had brains as big as your arse you’d have been a world beater.

  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #99

    Beardsley is the best player I’ve seen play for Newcastle. Gascoigne was good but not better than Beardsley. I wouldn’t argue against someone saying Gazza though.
    We’ve been lucky with some of the players we’ve had at our club down the years.
    I remember talking to a makem and, inevitably, we discussed which was the bigger club.
    Once I reeled off a load of great players that had played for us compared to them he admitted defeat.

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #100

    Going back to the game, again we have to temper the praise to Eddie and give it more to the players .

    Nobody has mentioned but if Miggy didn’t get injured, Hall probably wudnt have got on.

    Hope that doesn’t upset people here , poor cherubs.

  • Mund

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #101

    On and on and on and on….


  • magicmac54

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #102


    My Mum wasn`t into the Horse Racing, but was really big into the WWF wrestling, and she really hated the guy in the link to such an extent she was going to smash the TV a few times, only for the intervention of my brother and myself 😀 😀

    So Believe me, i can really relate to you`re Mums antics with the horse racing 😀 😀

    Treasure those moments with you`re mum mate.


  • Davas

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #103

    Munster #100

    Might want to check your facts on that one

  • JohnJ

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #104

    Oh, the natives down Sunderland way will be most unhappy!

    S’land 1 Blackburn 5

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #105

    #101. Good to see guys who yak on about saving the blog, contributing fk all to the football analysis.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #106

    I totally appreciate that everyone are allowed an opinion, it’s what western society and democracy is built on. However, when opinions come with a clear and repetitive agenda, that’s where it becomes tiresome and quite frankly boring. Eddie haters either don’t get football or don’t understand all the things what NUFC have had to endure this season. Some are just blinded by their clear as day agenda(s) IMO…

    Serious questions for you Munster, just a sincere football questions that I’d be interested you answer as truthfully as possible.

    Why would you hate Rafa (apologies all for the mention but it’s warranted here) who was our only HOPE in the darkest of times. When I was at the games the love, appreciation and respect poured out the crowd for Rafa as we know a good man and manager when we see one. He absolutely got us and we got him. OK his football wasn’t great, however when you’re shackled in the transfer window because of not given the money to build on he had to play a certain way. He signed many a good player who are really starting to shine now. Why would you detest the guy so much when he brought his great club so much?

    Our worst manager in history Steve Bruce, you seemed to have warmed to this charlatan. A guy who was as much as a proud Geordie as Jordan Prickford. Why did you state that the players would run through brick walls for this insufferable buffoon of a so called professional manager yet slander Rafa…

    Talking of slandering. Why would you slander the best possible manager that NUFC could have right now, a man who is the most professional of managers, who has stayed as calm as you like against all this worst injury crisis the club and any other team in EPL history yet could get 6th. Eddie came in and took over a team that has 80% chance of relegation and not only saved us from that fate, he managed to get us as a top3 performing side in the second half and we finished 10th.

    Last season, he got us to 4th place and the clubs first UCL qualification in 20 years. Against all the odds.

    Can you please explain why you were against Rafa, Howe but yet laud Steve f***** Bruce? Give a good explanation is what’s needed here so I can get my head around why you’re the way you’re on this NUFC blog. As I truly have my doubts about your loyalty to NUFC I’m being brutally honest here.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #107

    Munster my war and peace comment is for you. Serious questions for you I’d be very interested if you’d answer honestly. Apologies it’s war and peace like. But believe me it could be even longer lol

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #108

    Fenners , my answers wouldn’t sway your opinion of me or what I say, so I cant be bothered. If you tried to sit back and be dispassionate about it you might understand. Similarly if you and I ever have a pint I’ll explain.

    Moreover, I have never ever abused anyone connected to you ( except the puppet on your knee ), but you bracket me in a very similar category to him. Totally unfair.

    Beyond that you wouldn’t accept my explanations, as I have said, so I’m not sure what the point is.

    What I will say is that I don’t need to explain or justify my nufc support to anyone on here, given that I was watching Denis Tuert scoring against us at Wembley. And I’ve been to Millwall, twice 🙂

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #109

    Well Fenners id keep it short and answer you if I thought it would facilitate more peace here, but I doubt the handful of Munster haters on here would accept the explanations anyway, or the truth and heartfelt nature of my comments?

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #110


    Hi mate, hope you had a good Easter.

    Aye me mam was going crazy at the TV when we walked in and I was wtf is going on and it was the Irish Grand National. My missus could believe it she was having little £10 flutters 😆

    Ye Ma liked WWF haha ahh god bless. Mind ye I remember me nanna and she used to be mad for wrestling but big daddy and giant haystacks lol easy easy 😉

  • lochinvar

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #111

    Just met a guy from Blackburn and asked him what time it was ?

    ‘5 past Sunderland’

  • magicmac54

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #112


    One thing for certain!! Never ever get on the wrong side of fiery red head Irish Mums, i only pushed that atomic button once, never to be repeated 😀 😀

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #113


    I wasn’t getting into a war of words, I just was genuinely curious or interested in why you have nothing but bad words for both Rafa and Howe (when they done so much for us) – Then put Steve Bruce on a pedestal (when he hated us and I mean genuinely hated us and was taking us one way and that was down until the Eddie Howe Revolution.)

    I give you my points as to why I have great fondness for both Rafa and especially Howe now. As they’ve done fantastic for the club. Don’t forget who attracted Amanda Staveley to NUFC and away from LFC. It was Rafa!!! We have so much to thank both Eddie and Rafa for and we’re not happy clappers just because we have huge respect for what these professionals have did and doing for our great club.

    There are 2 people that really go after Eddie Howe on here and it is you and IrishTroll. Huge coincidence that, I’m not saying you are the ItishTroll (that’s Rob) but you seem connected in all your ways and comments. Although you don’t abuse good folk the way it does but you’re just as infuriating and boring with your persistence in bringing negativity and doom and gloom here. Just saying 🙂

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #114

    So Fenners if I tried to explain would you take the explanation on face value in order to bring a bit of civility back here?

  • Munster Mag

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #115

    Or would you just not accept the explanation?

  • Fat Basta*d

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #116

    The reason fat kunts ma was screaming was because she knew her benefits money was about to get nicked by Jelly Belly 😀

  • Fat Basta*d

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #117

    The only thing about Hall that makes most sense is the less he plays the less we pay.

  • Fat Basta*d

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #118

    Man u are called manure because manure is shit used by farmers so essentially being called shit. Nothing to do with Munich air crash you sister pimping fat waste of space

  • Toon Irish

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #119

    Lewis hall looks a great buy at 30million.Great work from Dan’s ashworth.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Apr 1, 2024 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #120


    What ever your reasons are and are the whole truth and nothing but the truth and swore on the holy bible then I will take it for face value.

    I’m honestly genuinely curious why you’d pick faults with 2 great managers and laud a fraud and charlatan. It just doesn’t add up unless you were a WUM. Which makes sense as let’s face it you do openly admit to coming onto this blog just to deliberately annoy and fish for attention. 😉


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