Aaron Hughes played for Newcastle from 1997 yntiul he moved to Aston Villa in 2005, and he played for Fulham yesterday at Craven Cottage.
Aaron Hughes – over 200 appearances for Newcastle United
Aaron told the Shields Gazette today:
“Newcastle are a good side, and they’ll be all right.”Newcastle won’t be hanging around there for long, without a shadow of doubt.”“Before I was there, when I was there and after I went (the defense) was always pointed out by people, but I think it’s a bit unfair, because Newcastle are an attacking side, and they emphasis is on going forward and scoring goals.”
“Sometimes that leaves them a little bit bare in places. I was there myself, and it’s not easy sometimes.” “It was a tough game for us, as we knew it would be,” “They’re very strong up front with Obafemi Martins and Shola Ameobi, they had Michael Owen to come on, and Nicky Butt and Joey Barton in the middle.”
“I thought in the first-half we played a lot better than we did after the break. We passed it around, but the second-half became a bit of a scrap and a battle.” “Newcastle got themselves back in it. When they got the equalizer they got their tails up and put us under a lot of pressure.”
“You expect that with the players they’ve got – they can do that. They got a bit of momentum, and we rolled that out a little bit.” “Maybe we got the penalty at the right time, because it knocked the wind out of their sails, but they still came back at us again. We just wanted to see the game out, which we did.”
It was a good win for Fulham who did it their way – fought for the full 90 minutes, which they always do.
Aaron was a great professional at Newcastle, and he also married a local girl, and it looks like he’s having a good career in London. He is well thought of at Newcastle for his commitment and professionalism – just a great lad.
We’re pleased he seems to be doing so well in London.