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Eddie Howe ‘A team playing for the supporters, the badge and doing the city proud’

2 weeks ago
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Eddie Howe has been talking to the media on Friday morning.

The new Newcastle United Head Coach taking his first pre-match press conference, after having been confirmed as the new boss last week.

It is Brentford at home, 3pm on Saturday, Eddie Howe and the players desperately needing a win to belatedly kickstart this 2021/22 season.

The NUFC boss confirming that Paul Dummett is the only player definitely ruled out through injury, though Friday will be the first chance he will have to see Miguel Almiron in training, as the Paraguay international only finished his international duties in the early hours of Wednesday morning (UK time) in Colombia.

Some feel good / rousing stuff below, I can’t wait for tomorrow’s match and hopefully the first step in Newcastle United’s recovery under new owners and new head coach.

Eddie Howe speaking to the media ahead of Brentford match:

“I’d like to think you’ll see a team playing in the way I want them to and in a way befitting of what the supporters want to see.

“I like to think you’ll see a team playing for the supporters, the badge and doing the city proud.

“I think we have planned very well.

“I have been preparing for this moment for a long long time, making sure I was ready to go from day one.

“I am pleased with the work that we have delivered.

“You have to cover a lot of bases.

“The players have responded really well to what we have asked.

“It has been intense…but not every day.

“We haven’t overworked the players but we have tried to implement our philosophy in a steady way.

“The atmosphere will be a brilliant thing for me and my players to experience.”

“I thank the supporters for everything that they have done for me to this point.

“How welcome they have made me and my staff feel.

“I just urge them to really try and help the team get a win [against Brentford].”

Eddie Howe talking to Sky Sports – 19 November 2021:

“I have only seen Newcastle in the dark so far.

“It’s been either the hotel room or the training ground.

“I’m looking forward to tomorrow – it’ll be the first time I step into the city in the daylight.

“I knew how good he [Jonjo Shelvey] was having played against him.

“But then when you work with him you realise he’s an incredible technician and can play all sorts of passes, long and short.

“In terms of our philosophy he’s someone who’ll be very important to us.

“I think they’re a fit group but I think we can top that up and make them stronger – an extra 2/3%.

“Late in games hopefully that can make a difference for us.

“We have implemented a couple of changes to their training but ultimately they’re fit – stats this season not been too bad.”

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