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Karius set to join, Newcastle lead August nominations, weekend fixtures in doubt

by David · Published Thu 8 Sept 2022, 21:23
Karius set to join, Newcastle lead August nominations, weekend fixtures in doubt

Thursday's Recap

Karius set to join Newcastle

  • It emerged early Thursday that Karl Darlow had picked up a bad ankle injury in training
  • as a result, Newcastle are looking to sign Loris Karius
  • The former Liverpool keeper is a free agent after leaving Liverpool in the Summer
  • He was at the club today for a medical
  • The club would until tonight to confirm it due to the 25-man squad needing to be registered by Friday

Newcastle's nominations galore

  • A number of Newcastle players have been named in a variety of PL "of the Month" awards for August
  • Nick Pope is up for Save of the Month and Player of the Month
  • While ASM, Schar, and Trippier are all up for Goal of the Month
  • ASM won the MotD Goal of the Month award at the weekend

Dan Burn visits Children's Hospital

Weekend fixtures could be in doubt

  • Due to the passing of Queen Elizabeth on Thursday, football leagues in the UK will speak with the government about future plans
  • It's unknown what might happen at this time
  • Henry Winter broke the story in the evening
  • Newcastle are due to play West Ham this Sunday

Shearers speaks to Howe

  • "I’m not here to just exist" - Howe stresses to Shearer about his role at the club
  • Speaks up the unity within the squad, and why he values characters
  • "Come with us on this journey as we try to fight everyone for success"
  • Wants Newcastle to be more like City and Liverpool and be a “plan A” team
  • This is all about knowing you're better than other teams and sticking to that winning plan
  • "When I say I want to unite the club, I really mean it"
  • Howe recently showed the players the history of the club, as he believes it shows what the club can become again
  • He also confirmed that Unai Emery was offered the job ahead of him after it came down to just the two of them
  • He stressed he never doubted he could keep the club up
  • Especially knowing Ritchie, Fraser, and Wilson were at the club and he could rely on them
  • He also confirmed he would have taken the job if offered under the Ashley tenure
  • You can read the full interview on the Athletic (paywall)

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