Hughton – We Aim To Win Carling Cup


Newcastle United’s caretaker manager Chris Hughton says that Newcastle United will be going all out against Tottenham Hotspur in the Carling Cup tomorrow night.



Chris Hughton – will field strong side tomorrow night

The former Spurs coach, who has stepped into a very difficult job at Newcastle, after Kevin Keegan left, really wants to help lift the gloom for the Newcastle fans, by getting through to the 4th round of the competition.

Hughton said today at the club’s Press conference ahead of the Carling Cup tie against his old club:

“Winning the Carling Cup is something that we talked about doing at the very start of the season.” “As a club we need to be fighting to do that.”

“I know that other clubs have had a different stance on the competition but we are looking to capitalize on that.” “We have a good chance of doing that this season.”

Hughton says that his players are responding well to the 3-1 defeat at West Ham, as he added:

“Morale in the camp is high and we are in good spirits going into the game.” “Everybody is aware of where the club is at and we now have to bounce back and play.”

“We can lift ourselves with a win against Tottenham.” “There are still a lot of players there from when I was there.” “They have also purchased some quality players.”

“I am surprised they are bottom but when you lose players like Berbatov and Keane, it is always hard and it does take time.” “They haven’t started well but they will make progress.”

“I don’t think that anybody expect us and Tottenham to be at the bottom.” “But the cup game is a big one for us both.” “It would be a massive lift for either club to get through.” “And our players have been looking forward to the tie.”

Hughton also paid tribute to the Newcastle fans, bless their hearts, who over the last 10 years or so have had to put up with so much nonsense and grief at the club.

Chris added:

“They are massive for this club and you often take them for granted.” “They were brilliant in our last home game against Hull.”

Teams like Arsenal, who will be playing Sheffield United,  and others in the top four,  will be fielding young stars of their second eleven, but Newcastle, because of our very small squad and some injuries and suspensions, will be down to the bare bones.

Chris will in all likelihood field the strongest side he can, as Keegan did in the last round at Coventry.

Hughton added:

“We haven’t got that luxury.” “But even if we had started the league games well, we would be playing our best side as the cup is important to us.”

Some positive words coming from the players and coach today, and maybe that’s because we may be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel to this terrible nightmare. Hope so anyway.

Michael Owen this morning was also positive in what he said about the team and the players, and certainly seems ready to score some goals for the team.

Oba Martins will also be available for tomorrow night, and we know Oba will be trying 100% for the team, as he always does.

Comments welcome.



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29 comments so far

  • lesh

    Sep 23, 2008 at 4:07 PM

    Comment #1

    And before that, beat Spurs on Wednesday and then get friend Wise into the departure lounge smartish!

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  • bennit3b

    Sep 23, 2008 at 4:14 PM

    Comment #2

    Lets just try and win a match first!

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  • Tom

    Sep 23, 2008 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Given
    Beye, Coloccini, Taylor, Bassong
    Geremi, Butt, N’Zogbia
    Owen, Xisco, Martins

    Looks good to me! 🙂 Maybe Nacho in for Butt, but other than that, looks good to me! 😀

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 23, 2008 at 5:11 PM

    Comment #4

    i wudnt risk beye, is guthries ban league only?if he is heres my team for 2moz

    ——————given———————-
    —–taylor—–colo—–cacapa———–bassong
    —-geremi—–butt—-guthrie—-nzogbia

    ————–owen—-martins———

    if guthrie banned this is the attack

    ——geremi——–butt———-nzogbia

    ———————duff——————

    ————–owen———martins

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  • UTD111

    Sep 23, 2008 at 5:16 PM

    Comment #5

    I think CH and the players’ attitudes are first class when you think they are suffering from mushroom management – being kept in the dark and crapped on – just like the fans. Its beyond belief that Ashley, the dwarf and the ponce chairman – who think they are doing so well running the club – cannot communicate with anyone. Communication is the first skill any manager needs. How dare they treat us this way and issue the odd diktat via the website. Get out Ashley, and take your useless cronies with you. You couldn’t run a stall at Amble market.

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  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Sep 23, 2008 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #6

    tom-it looks good, but the chances of hughton picking it?…sliiiim

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  • JoshNufc91

    Sep 23, 2008 at 5:39 PM

    Comment #7

    how are people putting stephen taylor into the team!! hes absolutely shite. hes like a statue man get turned so easily its unbelievable, imagine how colo feels playing next 2 a liability like him!

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  • Danny Duckfoot

    Sep 23, 2008 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #8

    We’ll win F**k all with Houghton in charge, thats 4 sure. Cluceless Cockney W*****.

    I hope that the club gets new owners very soon, coz if we go another 3 or 4 weeks, getting stuffed like we are now, then we are gonna get relegated.

    Hope we beat spurs the morra, but i very much doubt it. Our players a a group have no heart & are just not good enough & its been like that since KK’s first stint as manager in the 90s.

    On the positive side of things, its gotta get better for us soon surely. With our massive fan-base we should be competing for Europe every season & building a platform to challenge the top 4.

    Howay the lads for the morra nite !

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  • beyethegreat

    Sep 23, 2008 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #9

    lesh whats to say spurs wont beeat us

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  • Tom_Toon

    Sep 23, 2008 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #10

    we’ll get knocked out if Hughton picks the team.

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  • GEORDIE

    Sep 23, 2008 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #11

    i have no doubt hughton is a good coach,but his tactics were all wrong for the 2 games hes done,quicker this mess at the toon is sorted the better.

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  • Tom

    Sep 23, 2008 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #12

    I agree Geordie, a good coach, but he can’t pick a good team for love nor money it seems!

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  • Rasko a.k.a Hadji

    Sep 23, 2008 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Team for tomorow
    …………………………Given………………………………
    Beye……………Taylor…….Colo……………Bassong
    ………………………..Butt………………………………….
    Duff…………………..Nacho……………….N’Zogbia
    …………………..Owen……….Martins………………….

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  • Ally

    Sep 23, 2008 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #14

    i think nacho has to play, we need someone who can unlock the door so to speak

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  • Marty

    Sep 23, 2008 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #15

    If hughton picks the team then we can forget a win.Shola will probably be Defensive Midfield.
    We have good players available but they need to play in their proper positions.
    Not Rocket Science but it seems to be for the likes of our managers over the past 8years

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  • Bill F

    Sep 23, 2008 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #16

    So what are the current odds on us winning the Carling cup. I bet the bookies don’t fancy us. Hughton is going to look fairly stupid if we lose to Spurs on Wednesday. Nothing new there though.

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  • roscoe

    Sep 23, 2008 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #17

    My team…

    …………………………Given
    Geremi………Taylor…….Colo……………Bassong
    ………………………….Butt
    Duff………………………Nacho…………….N’Zogbia
    …………………..Owen……….Martins

    please chris!!

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  • Turkish magpie

    Sep 23, 2008 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #18

    @ comment 13

    do you really want to risk our best player .. beye ..maybe bring him on as a sub but dont risk him becuz he will be out all season he only started full training yesterday

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  • Luke

    Sep 23, 2008 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #19

    Hughton will put Edgar RB, N’Gozia LB and Shola upgront!!!

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  • vic

    Sep 23, 2008 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #20

    SPURS WEBSITE: “…Dennis Wise could be joining Gus Poyet in a joint managerial role if Newcastle dump us out the Carling Cup on Wednesday night!”

    Please lads GET DENNIS WISE OUT TONIGHT

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  • vic

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #21

    roscoe – completely agree with the team.

    The problem is that hughton again going put players out of they positions…

    I feel that he is doing whatever DW/Cockney mafia said.

    Common lads GET DENNIS WISE OUT TONIGHT

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  • happy toon

    Sep 23, 2008 at 10:22 PM

    Comment #22

    we aren’t going to win the carling cup…we aren’t even going t win our next match…wake up houton…

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  • reillers

    Sep 23, 2008 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #23

    Win the Carling Cup??
    Ah bless, the poor wee lads lost his mind.
    Ah sure it was only a matter of time before he snapped. Sure we’re all thinking of him at this time. Get better soon..lol!!

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  • toonfan67

    Sep 24, 2008 at 12:18 AM

    Comment #24

    sorry to interupt your chat peeps however this is IMPORTANT just posted this on my local paper…Evening Chronicle…NUFC forum….it would be great if you could plz, take a few mins to read this, and then you might wanna get involved.
    were black and white right….so global fans plz do get involved here…its under the thread

    “MAD PETE” genius or just bonkers?

    well im on the side that turns up trumps….lol and im backing this hand…lol

    and if im willing to pledge….pledge, let me repeat that again, pledge, some sort of support, from the 25 quid per yr membership to the thousand pound PLEDGE for a voting stakeholder. and get a fan based vote on the ACTUAL running of my club, well its blooming un blooming believable

    the man has bent over backwards on this forum…reading between the lines is arbituary but come on, there’s some big people that have been conspicuous by their absence of comments on this shituation… reading between the lines etc come on…the 80 odd million pledge etc…this concept WILL be popular.

    so please put aside any conceptions or opinions you have on this subject, and just give the bloke a fair hearing … just take ten minutes out to read through the website….www.SaveNewcastle.com

    and if you have been following this mans postings on this site then just take out ten mins, and mull over your thoughts.pick out phrases that this guy has posted…if you could forget the instant noodle snax attack for a moment, now that food analogy is a good one…imo and look at the mid-long term outlook for this development, then i hope you join this “once inna lifetime” opportunity. coz if it works ….

    well that’s the stuff of dreams peeps…

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    MadPete

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    PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:44 pm Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote
    Thank you Johhny for your belief. There are many things afoot that will prove those who believe right and encourage those who doubt to change their minds.

    We have a vision that is beautifully simple and eminently workable. Yes, my postings have been evasive, but as this unravels, I promise you will understand why. We have massive potential with this club and we are truly loved by people outside of football. A very famous person phoned me today and said that she wasn’t a fan, not even a fan of football, but she just loved Newcastle and the people and was pledging her support!

    We will wheel all these celebrities and stars out when the launch event goes ahead. We are waiting clearance on a legal structural issue (based on the fans owning the club) and then the fun will begin.

    Please pledge your support because if you can’t be bothered who else will?
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    pollypeterborough

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    PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:54 pm Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote
    MadPete wrote:
    Thank you Johhny for your belief. There are many things afoot that will prove those who believe right and encourage those who doubt to change their minds.

    We have a vision that is beautifully simple and eminently workable. Yes, my postings have been evasive, but as this unravels, I promise you will understand why. We have massive potential with this club and we are truly loved by people outside of football. A very famous person phoned me today and said that she wasn’t a fan, not even a fan of football, but she just loved Newcastle and the people and was pledging her support!

    We will wheel all these celebrities and stars out when the launch event goes ahead. We are waiting clearance on a legal structural issue (based on the fans owning the club) and then the fun will begin.

    Please pledge your support because if you can’t be bothered who else will?
    all ready have pledge my support, madpete. i am a dream’r hope it works out in the end.P.S. madpete if i say pledge £20.000 would it die with me or could i pass it on to my son.Just asking. polly.

    Last edited by pollypeterborough on Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:06 am; edited 1 time in total

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  • toonfan67

    Sep 24, 2008 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #25

    sorry to interrupt your chat peeps however this is IMPORTANT just posted this on my local paper…Evening Chronicle…NUFC forum….it would be great if you could plz, take a few mins to read this, and then you might wanna get involved.
    were black and white right….so global fans plz do get involved here…its under the thread

    “MAD PETE” genius or just bonkers?

    well im on the side that turns up trumps….lol and im backing this hand…lol

    and if im willing to pledge….pledge, let me repeat that again, pledge, some sort of support, from the 25 quid per yr membership to the thousand pound PLEDGE for a voting stakeholder. and get a fan based vote on the ACTUAL running of my club, well its blooming un blooming believable

    the man has bent over backwards on this forum…reading between the lines is arbituary but come on, there’s some big people that have been conspicuous by their absence of comments on this shituation… reading between the lines etc come on…the 80 odd million pledge etc…this concept WILL be popular.

    so please put aside any conceptions or opinions you have on this subject, and just give the bloke a fair hearing … just take ten minutes out to read through the website….www.SaveNewcastle.com

    and if you have been following this mans postings on this site then just take out ten mins, and mull over your thoughts.pick out phrases that this guy has posted…if you could forget the instant noodle snax attack for a moment, now that food analogy is a good one…imo and look at the mid-long term outlook for this development, then i hope you join this “once inna lifetime” opportunity. coz if it works ….

    well that’s the stuff of dreams peeps…

    Joined: 21 Apr 2007
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    PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:44 pm Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote
    Thank you Johhny for your belief. There are many things afoot that will prove those who believe right and encourage those who doubt to change their minds.

    We have a vision that is beautifully simple and eminently workable. Yes, my postings have been evasive, but as this unravels, I promise you will understand why. We have massive potential with this club and we are truly loved by people outside of football. A very famous person phoned me today and said that she wasn’t a fan, not even a fan of football, but she just loved Newcastle and the people and was pledging her support!

    We will wheel all these celebrities and stars out when the launch event goes ahead. We are waiting clearance on a legal structural issue (based on the fans owning the club) and then the fun will begin.

    Please pledge your support because if you can’t be bothered who else will?
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    pollypeterborough

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    PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:54 pm Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote
    MadPete wrote:
    all ready have pledge my support, madpete. i am a dream’r hope it works out in the end.P.S. madpete if i say pledge £20.000 would it die with me or could i pass it on to my son.Just asking. polly.

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  • toonfan67

    Sep 24, 2008 at 12:31 AM

    Comment #26

    ED HARRISON sorry for the bombardment mate , but i feel very strongly about this mate…you have my mail right so plz do drop me a line Re; your stance on the http://www.savenewcastle.com site.

    many thanx ED

    sorry to interrupt your chat peeps however this is IMPORTANT just posted this on my local paper…Evening Chronicle…NUFC forum….it would be great if you could plz, take a few mins to read this, and then you might wanna get involved.
    were black and white right….so global fans plz do get involved here…its under the thread

    “MAD PETE” genius or just bonkers?

    well im on the side that turns up trumps….lol and im backing this hand…lol

    and if im willing to pledge….pledge, let me repeat that again, pledge, some sort of support, from the 25 quid per yr membership to the thousand pound PLEDGE for a voting stakeholder. and get a fan based vote on the ACTUAL running of my club, well its blooming un blooming believable

    the man has bent over backwards on this forum…reading between the lines is arbituary but come on, there’s some big people that have been conspicuous by their absence of comments on this shituation… reading between the lines etc come on…the 80 odd million pledge etc…this concept WILL be popular.

    so please put aside any conceptions or opinions you have on this subject, and just give the bloke a fair hearing … just take ten minutes out to read through the website….www.SaveNewcastle.com

    and if you have been following this mans postings on this site then just take out ten mins, and mull over your thoughts.pick out phrases that this guy has posted…if you could forget the instant noodle snax attack for a moment, now that food analogy is a good one…imo and look at the mid-long term outlook for this development, then i hope you join this “once inna lifetime” opportunity. coz if it works ….

    well that’s the stuff of dreams peeps…

    Joined: 21 Apr 2007
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    PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:44 pm Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote
    Thank you Johhny for your belief. There are many things afoot that will prove those who believe right and encourage those who doubt to change their minds.

    We have a vision that is beautifully simple and eminently workable. Yes, my postings have been evasive, but as this unravels, I promise you will understand why. We have massive potential with this club and we are truly loved by people outside of football. A very famous person phoned me today and said that she wasn’t a fan, not even a fan of football, but she just loved Newcastle and the people and was pledging her support!

    We will wheel all these celebrities and stars out when the launch event goes ahead. We are waiting clearance on a legal structural issue (based on the fans owning the club) and then the fun will begin.

    Please pledge your support because if you can’t be bothered who else will?
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    pollypeterborough

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    PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2008 11:54 pm Post subject: Report this post Reply with quote
    MadPete wrote:
    all ready have pledge my support, madpete. i am a dream’r hope it works out in the end.P.S. madpete if i say pledge £20.000 would it die with me or could i pass it on to my son.Just asking. polly.

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  • toonfan67

    Sep 24, 2008 at 12:47 AM

    Comment #27

    Contribute

    If you are interested in contributing to the Save Newcastle project please send us an email. Below is a lists of ways you can contribute to this project. The most important way you can support us is by spreading the word about our vision. That may be simply telling your friends, every little bit makes a difference. We sincerely appreciate your support.
    Due to an overwhelming response that we are still sorting through we have temporarily removed the list of areas that we need support in. However, below we have listed some of the biggest ways you can contribute now.

    * Register your support at this website.
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    * Research supporter owned clubs and the topic of supporter ownership.
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    If you are interested in helping please send us an email at contribute@savenewcastle.com. Please list your relevant work experience along with how you would like to contribute in your email.

    We sincerely appreciate your support.

    WE APOLOGIZE FOR OUR SLOW RESPONSE TO YOUR EMAILS. We will respond as soon as possible

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  • Len

    Sep 24, 2008 at 3:49 AM

    Comment #28

    So now “we will field our best team” & “we will be going all out (to win?)” are considered headline news. The lads are responding to a long weekend break in London well. Hopeless.

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  • Heavy hitters

    Sep 24, 2008 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #29

    Taylor still has so many people convinced he’s a great player, I just dont understand it. I would play him as cover for Beye but thats all, Shearer slated him on MOTD. Bassong has to be in the team be it CB or LB. At the moment I would play him LB and use either Edgar or Cacapa at CB alongside Colo. Some fans have been quick to get on Edgar’s case but he’s only 21, inexperienced and out of position, not to mention carrying a slight hamstring injury. Getting slated wont do anything for his confidence neither, he knows he was poor on Sat.

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