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Pundits predict Toon win; Botman, Longstaff and Burn speak; new commercial partners added to the roster

David D · Tuesday 18th October 2022
Pundits predict Toon win; Botman, Longstaff and Burn speak; new commercial partners added to the roster


Pundits predict Toon win

  • Ahead of the Everton match at St. James', the pundits have begun making their predictions.
  • Chris Sutton has us winning 2-0, suggesting Everton will continue to struggle.
  • His guest, singer Thomas Mars, agrees with the result but thinks the score will be 2-1.
  • Sky Sports tipster Jones Knows has gone for a low-scoring 1-0 win for the Toon.
  • Both Paul Merson and Mark Lawrenson have gone for 2-0 wins for the Magpies.

Howe speaks ahead of Everton game

  • Eddie Howe has given his usual pre-match press conference.
  • Speaks on injuries, perception of the club, manager conduct, and loads more.
  • Check out our full round-up for more.

Longstaff and Botman talk Man Utd, vehicle-based nicknames, and their relationship

  • The duo discussed a solid point at Old Trafford and coping with Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • Longstaff:
"As long as we're performing well, the results will come."

Botman on being described as a Rolls-Royce:

"It's a new one, but what can I say? It's a good car!"
  • The pair also talked about their budding bromance, with them becoming firm friends.
  • Botman on Longstaff:
"He's a typical guy from Newcastle, a Geordie. I think every country has a way they look at English people, and he sort of confirmed it!"
  • Longstaff on Botman:
"One of the biggest strengths of our squad is our personality, and Sven's added to that massively. He's a funny guy."

Burn retrospective is a proper 90s throwback

  • The towering defender shares a few snaps from his childhood, before the growth spurt.
  • The article charts Burn's progress from his upbringing in Blyth to his rise up the divisions.
  • There's a few classic strips and dodgy haircuts thrown in for good measure.
  • Check out the full article on the club website below.

New commercial partners will benefit NUFC Women

  • The club signs deals with Sportsbreaks.com and Destination Sport Travel.
  • Sportsbreaks.com will become Official Training Kit Partner of NUFC Women.
  • Destination Sport will aid the club in all its first team and business travel needs.
  • Dale Aitchison, Head of Commercial:
"Partnering with Sportsbreaks.com and Destination Sport Travel encompasses all areas of the Newcastle United as it will play a significant role in the growth of our women's team as well as supplying travel for our men's team, whilst also offering travel packages to our supporters. It's an agreement that brings all areas of the football club together.

"With supporters from all locations, it is great to be able to offer a one-stop shop for fans looking to travel to games at St. James' Park with travel, accommodation and match tickets all in one place."
  • Rob Slawson, MD of Sportsbreaks.com and Destination Sport Travel
"As a company, we're committed to supporting the growth of women's sport so will be proud to see the Sportsbreaks.com logo appear on the training kits of Newcastle United Women."

Stats show incredible progress

  • Data analyst Sanjay from Between the Lines has offered a new thread of stats ahead of the Everton game.
  • Highlights include the best defence in the league, how Everton might be a tougher test than expected.
  • Check out the thread below for more.
  • Meanwhile, Kev Lawson has highlighted how we can get at Everton if they play a low block.
  • Ahead of the World Cup, WhoScored has dropped a key stat suggesting Kieran Trippier should be England's first-choice right-back.
  • The skipper has just one less key pass than both Reece James and Trent Alexander-Arnold combined.
  • Only Kevin de Bruyne and Mohamed Salah have created more chances.

Earn the chance to represent United!

  • The ePremier League is back for a fifth season.
  • Budding FIFA 23 pro players can register now for their chance to represent NUFC in the ePremier League Grand Final, and possibly the Global Series.
  • Registration is open now. Check out the club site for more info.

U21s suffer defeat in Papa John's Trophy

  • The Young Mags fell 2-0 to Lincoln City at the LNER Stadium.
  • Goals came from Danny Mandroiu and Freddie Draper.

Odds and ends

  • Kieran Trippier gets in the Halloween mood (above).
  • Man Utd charged by the FA for 'players failing to conduct themselves in an orderly fashion'. Ronaldo's disallowed goal saw nine players surround the referee.
  • Further train strikes have been announced for the weekend of the Southampton away game.
  • Former Toon boss Graeme Souness is said to be hanging up his pundit's mic at Sky Sports come the end of the season.
  • More reports suggest we're willing to pay €30m for Vasco de Gama starlet Andrey Santos.
  • Shakhtar Donetsk have reportedly increased their price for Toon target Mykhaylo Mudryk, with Fabrizio Romano suggesting €60-65m.
  • Bruno's dad really enjoyed the song about his son at Old Trafford on Sunday...
  • ...as did Bruno himself, along with Callum Wilson.
  • And ahead of the Everton match, why not relive this corker from Captain Fantastic...