Chris Hughton Already In Tune at Newcastle

Chris Hughton’s first job at Newcastle United is to improve our defense, and it looked last Saturday he had done quite a good job since the defense looked quite comfortable for a change, throughout the game.


Chris Hughton – settled in very quickly at Newcastle

The Newcastle Assistant Manager Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle:

“Nothing is impossible in this game.”

“This is a very tough league. We can speak about Liverpool’s quality but there are many good teams in this league.”

“We can go there with the confidence to be able to build on this performance.” “You can see from other teams who have gone there and got results that anything is possible.”

“But we know we’ll have to put in a good performance to get something.”

Hughton believes that a similar performance to the one last Saturday with Blackburn, where Newcastle dominated the game throughout, but still lost 1-0, suggests Newcastle can get something on Saturday. We certainly believe that is possible, even though Liverpool look in good form following their annihilation of West Ham last night by a score of 4-0, with the great Fernando Torres scoring a second successive hat-trick. 🙁

Chris added:

“We’ve got a lot of good things to build on from Saturday.”

“The big blow against Blackburn was that we didn’t feel that we got what we deserved from the game.”

“That was certainly at least a draw or possibly the win.” “If we’d got a draw it gives you something to take from the game. So to lose the game in the fashion that we did was very disappointing.”

“Certainly, though, as regards to the performance, there was nothing wrong with that.” “We just need to build on that and we do have plenty to build on.” “I think the way to look at it for us is that had we not performed so well we would have felt worse.”

“What we are able to do is pull out the good things from the performance.” “We did that on Sunday and Monday and once the bad feeling about the result has gone you can look at the positives.” “We have to keep the spirit that we showed and take it into the forthcoming games.”

Good words again from Chris and so very true. Reflecting on his recent arrival at Newcastle United, Hughton added:

“I’ve settled in very well but that is down to everybody at Newcastle United who has made me very welcome.”

Chris really does seem to have settled in quickly at the club, and he’s already right in tune with what needs to be done at Newcastle.

Certainly the performance last Saturday was an excellent display form the lads and we need a lot more of those in the final 10 games to stay alive in the Premier League.

Comments very welcome.

4 comments so far

  • Leo

    Mar 6, 2008 at 12:26 PM

    Comment #1

    ehem. tune. one two, one two, testing testing. hopefully hughton will prove the doubters wrong about him, i dont think he is just hear for the defence, im sure he can help keegan with tactics also

  • Ashton

    Mar 6, 2008 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #2

    So we will not going to sign with Diatta
    i dont know if this is a good or a bad news for us any way he looks like a big shite

  • George

    Mar 6, 2008 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #3

    I think it is too early to start giving credit ti CH, mind you there was definate improvements throughout the side at the weekend.
    Im still unsure about Joey Barton though.
    Defensively, yes we were better and without doubt any defence as bad as ours was, any improvement would be noticed. In the SA days we seemed to lack communication in defence, at least now there does seem to be some chatter.
    ST is still a disappointment to me and still makes too many mistakes and certainly not as good as he is made out to be. KKs right to tell him to knuckle down and wait and see about talks after the seasons end.

  • Graham

    Mar 6, 2008 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #4

    “The big blow against Blackburn was that we didn’t feel that we got what we deserved from the game.”

    “That was certainly at least a draw or possibly the win.”

    1st of all you dont deserve to win if you cant put the ball past the keeper.

    Secondly – yes it was a better defensive performance – but for gods sake tell the players that the match lasts for at least 90 mins!


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