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Newcastle United: Journalist claims there’s a positive atmosphere behind the scenes at the club

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A Newcastle United journalist has provided some information about what’s happening behind the scenes at the club following Eddie Howe’s appointment.

Newcastle haven’t had the smoothest of times in previous months. Not only did it take them quite a while to appoint Eddie Howe following the departure of Steve Bruce, but his first few days in charge of the team were thrown into chaos as he was unable to be on the touchline for his first game after being forced to self-isolate.

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But speaking on the latest edition of NUFC Matters, Kennedy discussed what the atmosphere was like behind the scenes at the club and painted a pretty positive picture when it came to what the players were like under their new boss and how they are adjusting to his methods.

He said: “They seem a happier bunch, the word you hear from the camp is that they’re really, really enjoying training, they’re really enjoying the process, the organisation, the actual training itself.

“We need to see results of that on the pitch, and the sooner that happens, the better it’ll get. I’m sure when Newcastle win a game, it will start and they’ll go.”

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If what Kennedy is saying is true, then it should be seen as something of a positive, especially when compared to some of the reports that have come out previously about the atmosphere around the club under former boss Steve Bruce.

However, whilst there might be some positivity amongst the players, it doesn’t really mean a lot if they aren’t picking up the results, and that’s really all that matters.

At least on paper, they have a very tough fixture list in December that could really make or break their season, and as it stands, they remain the prime candidates to be bottom of the Premier League at Christmas – something that in the past has often been a bad omen for teams hoping to stay in the league.

Hopefully, the positivity around the training ground can translate into results, but that needs to happen quickly if they are to stand any chance of not only staying in the division, but also attracting players that they might look to sign in the January transfer window.

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