From the publisher:
The quintessential book for Newcastle United fans everywhere, Sky Sports presenter Pete Graves tells the inside story of the Magpies today, using exclusive interviews with Eddie Howe and other club legends. Welcome to Newcastle United, the most exciting football club in the world right now. Since joining the team in 2021, Eddie Howe has been determined to transform Newcastle United from a perennial underachiever into one of the biggest teams in not just the Premier League, but Europe as well.
With the players, fans and decision-makers finally all working together, and with the pain of the past behind them, the Magpies are ready for a new era to begin... Telling the story of Newcastle through some of its most competitive moments, including Kevin Keegan and Bobby Robson's stewardships, as well as touching on some of its trickier times, television presenter and diehard fan Pete Graves recaps the team's history and goes inside the club to show what is so exciting about this team today. Featuring interviews with key figures past and present, including Eddie Howe himself, Graves builds a picture of what's happening with Newcastle, both on and off the pitch, as they climb the league and set their sights on silverware.
With extensive research and unparalleled access, Here to Compete is the incredible story of a team reborn and the man who is on course to build an empire.
A lifelong fan, Pete Graves started off as a Newcastle United commentator for Metro Radio, travelling to every single game alongside the team. Showing a constant love for the team, he quickly became the presenter of the Breakfast Show on Sky Sports News. He now also writes regularly for the Newcastle United Matchday programme, where he discusses the club from a fan's perspective. This is his first book.