Hughton Confident Newcastle Now On the Up

Chris Hughton has told Sky Sports News he thinks Newcastle will now do much better now they have got that good win against Fulham last Saturday under their belts.


Chris Hughton – confident Newcastle will now do well

Of course last Saturday’s game was a watershed event because it was Newcastle’s very first win in 14 league games and the first win in Kevin Keegan’s second stint as manager at the club.

With the win Newcastle went 9 points clear of Fulham with just 7 games to go and put themselves into a much safer position although the team is not out of the woods yet.

Chris talked to Sky Sports news yesterday:

“Certainly it becomes a habit, winning and not winning,” “I think what you want to be able to do is to build up a head of steam, and take the amount of confidence you can get from one win.

“I think that’s the stage we’ve reached at the moment and I’m very, very confident that we can go on from there.”

Chris Hughton arrived from Tottenham a few weeks ago and of course the Magpies next game is at White Hart Lane and so it will be an emotional return to a club where Chris spent 27 years as both a player and coach.

Chris continued:

“Of course it was difficult once you have spent so many years at a club,”

“It is always a wrench to leave but, I think from my point, the most important thing was that I stayed positive and looked for a new challenge.”

The thing we like about Chris, apart from the fact he’s a good coach, is that he’s very enthusiastic and that shows itself on the sidelines. We think he will work well with Kevin Keegan and comments from him since he arrived suggest he really likes it at Newcastle.

Maybe it’s that fanatical 52,000 Geordie crowd at all our home games that may have something to do with that. 😀

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • Leo

    Mar 27, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #1

    i read his full interview on skysports and he seems a good talker, and always smiling.

    how cool does our changing rooms look, cant wait till i get into the full team ;-p

  • zhun

    Mar 27, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #2

    maybe he can point the weakness of Spud ?

  • toonhitman

    Mar 27, 2008 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #3

    id love it love it if we beat the spuds on saturday people say we are the most deluded fans in the country,but spurs are they have a good few seasons and there going to win everything now thats deluision

  • norwaytoon

    Mar 27, 2008 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #4

    I’m sure CH is a jolly,nice bloke but I can’t see the logic in appointing a man, who surely will be working with our defence, recruited from a club with severe defencive problems for the last 30 years. If Kevin is to build his defence on knowledge and experience from the White Hart Lane-culture, I’ll be seriously worried.

  • sas1

    Mar 27, 2008 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #5

    I dont’ think CH has ever worked specifically as a defensive coach. He was youth team coach at Spurs, then reserve team, then first team, then assistant manager, while also assistant with Ireland.


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