Aaron Hughes – Newcastle Will Be All Right

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.

Comments welcome.

7 comments so far

  • lesh

    Nov 10, 2008 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Thanks Aaron but when are we going to stop making stupid defensive errors?

  • KK FOREVER (Ross)

    Nov 10, 2008 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #2

    Really like Aaron Hughes when he was with us.
    Fulham worked hard yesterday for the win, but had it not been for stupid errors on our part they wouldnt have got it.
    I never, ever normally put the blame on one person because its a team game but cacapa played a pivotal role in both goals, which is a shame. Hearing Bassong had a knock makes it slightly more clear as to why he was playing, but like Joe said, Beye at cb Geremi rb would have clearly been a better option.
    All in the past now, gotta look forward to Wigan, 3 points is a must.

  • Punk Skunk

    Nov 10, 2008 at 2:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Cacapa shoulda just chested the ball down or hoofed it away or left it for the keeper, for the 1st one…But, to be fair, he was fouled in the run up to the pen by the divin’, cheatin’ scum that is johnson…

  • Jezza

    Nov 10, 2008 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #4

    I’m not so optimistic. On paper our team is just about good enough to avoid relegation. However we have too many problems that keep cropping up in matches, such as the most generous defence in the league, lack of confidence/comittment, inconsistency, players blowing hot and cold, questionable tactics and team selection from our interim manager… When we’re at our worst, as we seem to be with alarming regularity, I genuinely don’t think there are three teams worse than us in the division. Sadly, I fear that only an imminent change of owner, followed by the appointment of a suitable manager and sutstantial transfer investment in January will save us from the drop.

  • AO

    Nov 10, 2008 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #5

    i disagree Aaron. Newcastle are only called an attacking side because of the success under keegan 13 years ago. They arent to good to go down as the table doesnt lie and at this moment they are one of the 3 worst teams in the prem. going down in my opinion.

  • RamyNUFC

    Nov 10, 2008 at 4:00 PM

    Comment #6

    Aaron is a dying breed, he would’ve played at any position asked of him and never once moaned or complained.

    He may not have been the best defender in the world but he gave 110% every game.

    Never really understood why he was sold.

  • Bob

    Nov 10, 2008 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #7

    Really liked Aaron myself. Solid professional in an age where every player seems to feel the need to be noticed. Hence the eye-catching boots, painstaking crafted hairstyles and the OTT celebrations.


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