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Patience is the key. Simon: I'm not sure what to make of this pre-season tour. There were some positives with Anderson, Miley and Gordon, but I just can't help feel we haven't done enough in the transfer market to take on next season, we are very thin in several areas. Richard: Chelsea, Man Utd, Liverpool and possibly Spurs are going to be a lot stronger this season and with our Champions League games added there’s going to be a lot of pressure on the lads. Eddie Howe knows this, of course, and will want to hit the ground running. The Summer Series has at least shown the manager who’s fit enough for an Eddie Howe team.
Like I say, I do miss him and I think the squad will feel the same. "Eddie Howe has been speaking to the media before Newcastle’s double header against Fiorentina and Villareal in the Sela Cup this weekend. Here are the key lines from his news conference:He will make a late decision on the fitness of Fabian Schar but Joe Willock and Emil Krafth are both out of contention. The two fixtures are an opportunity to evaluate his squad: "Pre-season is great for playing teams we would not normally play. They will be different styles against teams from two different leagues. It will be a really good test for us.
Despite the injury struggles of last season, the England under-21 international won a lot plaudits for his performances in the 2021-22 season - the reason Southampton have valued him so highly. Get Newcastle news direct to your phoneBut 32-year-old Trippier will not be giving up his position on the right side of defence so easily after his experience proved crucial in helping the Magpies to a top four spot in his first full season back in the Premier League. Despite playing less minutes in his 2021-22 season (2422) compared to Trippier's 2022-23 season (4100), Livramento was still able to run the England international close in some key areas.
But, if we earn another European spot, that would be a success. "He also shared his opinions on Newcastle's club membership, which should allow more fans to access games: "I can certainly see why the club have created the membership scheme. It gives members the chance to enter a ballot to get tickets, which are hard to come by. "It's been hard to get to games since the takeover. But, the cost is slightly prohibitive, £37 to potentially not even get a game might put people off.
1% of his passes compared to Trippier's 71. 6%. He was also more willing to run at the opposition with ball, attempting to take on an opponent 55 times to Trippier's 35. Former Tottenham defender Trippier did show his experience in the defensive side of the game, winning more tackles (60), making more blocks (45) and more interceptions (55) than the youngster's 32, 23 and 49 respectively. While it remains to be seen whether Livramento can return to the form he showed before his injury, if he can, Trippier may have to rely on more than just his experience to keep his place on the team-sheet for the season ahead.
I think Newcastle fans, the ones that don't know about him, will be surprised when he plays. They'll realise he's an excellent player and a very good prospect. "Even though he's only 20 years old and had a bad injury which kept him out for around a year, he won't be coming here to sit on the bench. He'll want to be pushing for a place. Obviously you can only play 11 players, but it's a good step forwards to strengthening that squad. "Listen to the full episode of Total Sport hereThe 2023-24 Premier League season is edging ever nearer, so what shape are Newcastle United in before the big kick-off on Saturday, 12 August? We'll put a selection of your questions on all things Magpies to our reporter for their insider take - so ask whatever you'd like to know. Submit your questions hereImage source, Getty ImagesThe Athletic's Adam Crafton believes the controversial deal which has seen Allan Saint-Maximin join Al-Ahli from Newcastle is not a key issue when discussing the impact of Saudi-Arabia spending big money on footballers.
John: I think we should go with what we’ve got now, and if so strengthen in January. Matt Targett hasn’t really had a chance yet to prove himself. With the young blood we have coming through we’re in a great position. This is all experimental for the new owners and we’re a lot further ahead than we thought we could ever be.
With neither man being afraid to go forward, both players scored one goal during their respective campaigns, but Trippier did provide more assists (nine) and more crosses into the penalty area (26) than Livramento, who had one assist and eight crosses into the penalty area. However, when it came to passing the ball, the Saints defender was marginally more accurate, completing 74.
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Newcastle United - BBC SportImage source, Getty ImagesNicola Pearson, BBC SportNewcastle look set to sign Southampton full-back Tino Livramento for a fee in the region of £40m, but with Kieran Trippier proving integral since his arrival in January 2022, can the 20-year-old push for that starting right-back spot? The former Chelsea academy player joined the Saints for £5m in the summer of 2021 and became their first choice right-back in his breakthrough campaign. An anterior cruciate ligament injury curtailed his season in April 2022 and he was sidelined for a over a year before returning to first team action in May 2023.
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