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One thing which hasn’t changed at Newcastle under Eddie Howe

April 12th, 2022 | One Comment |

Eddie Howe.
Howe: Still has a long way to go to change old habits
Undoubtedly, things have improved at St James’ Park since the early days of this season, when the Magpies were struggling to get out the bottom three. However, there is one thing which hasn’t changed, and has actually got marginally worse in the 20 games since Eddie Howe took over, goals, or lack of them.

Eddie Howe’s record for goals scored per game is actually lower than Steve Bruce’s was in the first eight games of the season before he was sacked. Whilst Bruce’s side scored an average of 1.25 goals per game, in his 20 games so far, Howe’s side has managed only 11 goals, with a goals per game average of only 1.1. (more…)


How a Champions League spot can secure Howe silverware this season

May 21st, 2023 | No Comments |

Newcastle United 3, Barcelona 2.
A return to the top table?
Newcastle United may have narrowly missed out on silverware in the Carabao Cup, but Eddie Howe can still exceed pre-season predictions enough to receive the LMA Manager of the Year award if they secure Champions League football.

That’s the opinion of bookmakers.tv, who have crunched the numbers to compare each Premier League team’s actual performance with how betting sites expected them to perform at the start of the season. All 20 sides were given a points handicap, with Manchester City and Liverpool predictably starting on just zero and four points respectively, while Bournemouth and Fulham were both handed a head start in excess of 50 points. (more…)


Howe’s Right Dilemma.

December 12th, 2022 | No Comments |

Miguel Almiron.
A completely transformed Miguel Almiron.
As I think most fans would agree, Eddie Howe and Newcastle United Technical Director, Dan Ashworth, have done as well as can be expected in augmenting the squad with their much improved transfer budget. As defenders, midfielders and finally, a new striker came in, it seemed as if logically, the next area for them to make a move would be on the right wing. Rumours about signing James Maddison from Leicester City have been rife for months but in the meantime, what on earth has happened to Miguel Almiron? (more…)


Does the Champions League await for Newcastle United?

March 9th, 2023 | No Comments |

Champions League Trophy
The ultimate prize.
I think it’s fair to say that this year’s Premier League campaign has been one to remember so far, and that’s for all the right reasons. With the well-publicised wealth from the club’s owners, the Magpies have gone from strength to strength both on and off the field, which will of course, raise the expectations of the St James’ Park faithful.

Eddie Howe’s appointment back in 2021 has been nothing short of brilliant, and the former AFC Bournemouth boss is well on his way to taking the Magpies to the next level in what will be a hugely exciting project. Many Newcastle supporters could have been forgiven for thinking that it would take a couple of seasons to transition and solidify themselves as a club in the top-half of the Premier League, and so they will have been pleasantly surprised with the progress that the club has made in a relatively short space of time. (more…)


Why Newcastle desperately need Almiron to start scoring again

March 7th, 2023 | No Comments |

Miguel Almiron
Miguel Almiron: Our top goalscorer so far.
I think it’s fair to say that Newcastle United have had a good season so far, including the first Wembley Cup Final appearence since 1999. I think it’s also fair to say that Newcastle’s league success so far relies on a golden period of nine games lasting from the beginning of October 2022 until the new year. In that time. In those 9 league games, they won 8 and drew 1. Almiron played in all nine, scored 8 and undoubtedly had the biggest influence in that winning run. When Almiron’s run ended, so did Newcastle’s and now things are back to where they were in the early part of the season, solid, disciplined and hard to break down, but with a distinct lack of goals at the other end. (more…)