Eddie Howe won’t be called Premier League Manager of the Year – however why not?
The task he has actually done because organizing Newcastle United has actually been absolutely nothing except mind-blowing – you might even argue he has actually carried out wonders on Tyneside because taking charge simply 6 months back.
Yes, Newcastle lost to Liverpool on Saturday – however that was their very first house league defeat of 2022. And it is definitely no disgrace to lose versus among the very best groups on earth.
Having held Liverpool to simply a 1-0 loss, you would believe that Howe would take a lot from this video game, potentially much more than Jurgen Klopp.
Howe insists he takes really little from the video game due to the defeat, however acknowledges the development they have actually made.
“I am not happy to lose any game, there has been progress, it shows there is a gap we have to bridge to top teams, we have work to do,” he confessed after the loss to Liverpool. “We know there is a lot of work to do, but from where we are, we have improved a lot. “
The Magpies were well beaten in the end, however they remained and when you compare the 2 groups, it is something of an accomplishment for Howe to even get this group completing near to the level of quadruple-chasing Liverpool.
The truth, however, that Newcastle began the day in the top-half of the table can’t be over-looked.
Let’s appearance back to November 20th in 2015, the date of Howe’s very first video game in charge of the club – although he needed to do so from a hotel space as he captured Covid-19 in the accumulation.
The very first video game ended in a 3-3 draw with Brentford, an outcome which really saw Newcastle drop to the bottom of the Premier League table.
Things might just improve for the Magpies and Howe, as in spite of indulging in the pleasure of brand-new owners and their wealth, transfer was looming as they entered into December, still without a success.
On Boxing Day, Newcastle were still 2nd from bottom of the table with simply one win to their name, however into 2022 and the New Year, things have actually altered.
Looking at the Premier League table from January 1, it makes amazing reading. Not since of who is leading, nevertheless – little surprise that is Liverpool who are the kind group in European football.
Liverpool have a near 100% record with their only blips being 2 draws versus their primary competitors Manchester City and Chelsea.
But 2nd to them is Newcastle.
Yes, Newcastle are the 2nd finest group in the Premier League in 2022 – even taking in the defeat to Liverpool on Saturday.
Compare that to when Howe took charge, when they lacked a win and the worst group in the league. It defies reasoning, however those are the realities.
Yes, Howe and Newcastle made some relocations in January, however it was not simply a matter of tossing cash at the issue – they opted for what they required and all their finalizings have actually been exceptional.
Kieran Trippier’s arrival from Atletico Madrid changed things, truly set the ball in movement however Matt Targett, Dan Burn and club-record finalizing Bruno Guimaraes have actually been impressive.
But it is most likely what Howe and his personnel have actually finished with the gamers currently at the club that has actually been the most remarkable.
Joelinton is really beginning to appear like a gamer worth near to his £40m price-tag having actually been transformed as a midfielder, Jonjo Shelvey is appearing like the captain he is, while Fabian Schar has actually gone from the verge of leaving the club to being handed a brand-new offer just today.
I was one who questioned whether Howe had it in him to keep Newcastle up, and not that he will be from another location troubled, he has actually revealed me and others simply how incorrect we are.