Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe will have had a busy week settling into his new surroundings, with plenty of hard work needed to be done straight away.
With a handful of players missing for international duty, the rest of the squad took to St James’ Park for a Saturday training session. Many fans were shocked by this, given the claims they didn’t train enough under Steve Bruce and were given too much time off.
The Magpies will have to put the hard work in if they are to save their season. They’re already falling adrift from safety and are the only team yet to win a game this season.
How the Newcastle fans reacted at what Eddie Howe’s done
“Training at the actual pitch! Very interesting, haven’t seen that very often. Maybe it’s so they can cement EXACTLY what the tactics are supposed to look like on the pitch. Eddie Howe really looks like he’s refreshing the training.” @TheWolfOfNCL
“What is this strange phenomenon I’m seeing here? Training on a Saturday whilst international duty is on aaaand at SJP. Not used to these goings on!” @SaizydNUFC
“This is quality!! Completely in love with the Toon again.” @DeanSproul
“ Scary that this is such a weird sight at our club. Shows how far off things we were. Thank god someone sensible is now in charge of training and preparations. Under Bruce they’d have been out shopping all weekend during an international break!” @AdsMac
“Still can’t get used to this ‘being ran like a proper club’ malarkey and getting giddy every time I see the lads training properly.” @clarky0976
“Can we just all agree that this club is well and truly alive again?” @G3ORDI3CAL
The appointment of a new manager with a new method has certainly instilled plenty of optimism in the Toon Army once again, the perfect start for Howe.
Having the fans backing in games vocally and on social media will help create a much more positive atmosphere around the club, and help them as they look to them climb the table, well they’ll certainly be hoping that is the case!
Howe will take charge of his first game next week as his side entertain newly promoted Brentford in a crucial game you feel. A positive start to his reign would be welcomed with open arms as the race for survival is on.