‘No excuses’ Kieran Trippier reflects on his mistake-ridden December and admits he has no clue why he couldn’t put a foot right

Kieran Trippier of Newcastle United after Mykhaylo Mudryk of Chelsea scores a goal to make it 1-1 during the Carabao Cup Quarter Final match between Chelsea and Newcastle United at Stamford Bridge on December 19, 2023 in London, England
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As one of Newcastle United’s most talented and experienced players, when Kieran Trippier’s form inexplicably nose-dived over a series of games in December it left supporters and pundits baffled. 

But no-one was more confused than the player himself. Trippier told reporters at the North East Football Writers’ Association Awards, one of whom admitted to marking one of his December performances three out of ten: “I ain't got any excuses for you.”

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Matthew Ketchell
Deputy Editor

A former goalkeeper, Ketch joined FourFourTwo as Deputy Editor in 2022 having worked across ChronicleLive, LeedsLive, Hull Daily Mail, YorkshireLive, Teesside Gazette and the Huddersfield Examiner as a Northern Football Editor. Prior to that he was the Senior Writer at BBC Match of the Day magazine. He has interviewed the likes of Harry Kane, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Gareth Southgate and attended two World Cup finals and a Champions League final. He has been a Newcastle United season ticket holder since 2000 and has an expensive passion for collecting classic football shirts.