Eddie Howe wants Newcastle to embrace trophy drought
Eddie Howe says Newcastle must treat their 53-year silverware drought as a driving force rather than a "burden".
Big names have come and gone on and off the pitch since those triumphs but further success has eluded the club, and head coach Howe is desperate to address that after guiding Newcastle to top-flight safety last season before mounting an impressive charge into the upper reaches of the table this time around.
Asked if Newcastle's cup record was a burden, he replied: "I don't know if burden is the right word. I try to look at it the other way, as it's not been done for a long time and a chance to create, maybe, some of our own history here and leave a legacy of hopefully winning something.