Newcastle United WILL look to Saudi Arabia for players in January, and here’s is why

Newcastle head coach Eddie Howe and assistant Jason Tindall react on the sidelines during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Crystal Palace at St. James Park on October 21, 2023 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.
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An ‘us-against-them’ mentality was at the heart of Newcastle United’s incredible surge into the Premier League’s top four last season.

“Not here to be popular, here to compete” Eddie Howe famously commented after a painful defeat in controversial circumstances at Anfield where his team were booed off the field by Liverpool fans.

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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 two Champions League finals. He has been a Newcastle United season ticket holder since 2000 and has a deep knowledge on the history and culture of football shirts.