Chris Hughton, who seems to be doing a stellar job in backing up new boss Joe Kinnear, has said the Portsmouth win was our best of the season, and we don’t disagree with that assessment.
Chris Hughton – working with Joe Kinnear
Chris talked today about the win last Sunday:
“The way the league is at the moment, every game just gets bigger and bigger, because, as was seen by our result at Fratton Park on Sunday, what a difference the three points make,” “That victory was probably the best of the season for us, but after three really fine results away from home at Chelsea, Middlesbrough and Portsmouth, we know that we have got to start winning our home games again.”
“We needed that win at Portsmouth, and the league table showed just how valuable it was, but we’ve got to be more consistent at home.”
It was our best display last Sunday, and we also played very well to defeat Aston Villa at home 2-0, especially in the second half. But in truth we’ve had some great performances, for instance when we drew with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
And then we had the terrific performance of our 10 men against Man City at St. James’ Park, when City equalized with just 4 minutes to go in the game, after our ten men had come back magnificently to almost win the game, after being a goal down after 9 minutes and reduced to 10 men.
So Joe and Chris have had the lads put in some very good performances in getting 15 points from the 11 games Joe has been in charge of the club.
But most Newcastle fans think we should have done even better than that, and are anxiously waiting for the next few games, where we could do very well, if only we can keep up our form of last Sunday.