Hughton Looks To Take Newcastle To Safety

Chris Hughton will get the chance to see Newcastle to safety this season, along with coach  Colin Calderwood.


Chris Hughton – will work with Colin Calderwood on run-in to season

But the players must do their part in the run-in and especially the experienced players who will need to show some leadership both on and off the pitch, while Joe is recuperating from his heart bypass surgery.

It sounds like Chris is looking to those players to help him get Newcastle up the table in the next few games.

Chris talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“Oba Martins, Alan Smith and Mark Viduka will all be fit to make an impact in the run-in and that is a good boost for us. It is very important to have them back in the frame.”

“The group of lads that we’ve got, they’ll look around at them and see senior, quality and experienced players with them. Even if they are not quite up to full fitness, the lift they give the rest of the lads is obvious.”

“It’s immensely beneficial to us, they could be very important for us in the coming weeks. As regards their progress, Oba will have had some training under his belt by the time of the next match.”

“Caçapa is now further along the line, Alan Smith has played in two reserve games and will play in the next one. Among the minuses there are plenty of pluses.”

“What you do as a coach, you look at yourself and one area of your pride that does take a knock is when you lose games.”

“Even though I knew it was going to be a difficult period there was still that hurt inside. What I would like to have done is go through that period and have won at least a couple of games from it. They are normal emotions.”

“Seeing someone else come in, of course it is normal to feel them kind of emotions, but you look at it practically. It’s about the club – moving forward, making the right kind of decisions and they decided that bringing Joe in was the right decision.”

“We go into the games with confidence. You can gain something from the West Brom game, which was a good performance.”

Next up is of course Everton next Sunday at 4:00pm. And Everton will be without Tim Cahill and Tony Hibbert for that game, as both picked up their 5th yellow cards in the 3-1 win against Aston Villa yesterday.

So that’s some good news for Newcastle, and the aim has to be all 3 points and a good performance from the lads, although the most important thing is the win.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • ronaldeano

    Feb 16, 2009 at 10:08 AM

    Comment #1

    All we need now is Arteta to break down in training this week and we will have a better chance!

    As for CH, he has proved when KK left that he is incapable of putting together a few win’s.

    I hope he proves me wrong….

  • richyg01

    Feb 16, 2009 at 10:17 AM

    Comment #2

    I dont think CH has the experience or the skills to keep us afloat, especially with the run-in we have.

    Again, I hope he proves me wrong but I just cant see it.

  • richyg01

    Feb 16, 2009 at 10:21 AM

    Comment #3

    Hopefully Oba will start this one alongside Duke with Mr Lover Lover behind them in an attacking formation.

    We need to attack teams because we simply cannot defend!

  • ginkoh

    Feb 16, 2009 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #4

    Do your best, We will behind you and the team this sunday. Although I still don’t faith in him so much — –“.

    You need more brave and argue in the game, Chris.

  • cicero

    Feb 16, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #5

    After watching Swansea play Fulham of the park it confirms that I’ve thought for a while; we should go for Martez as our long term manager. His style of play is what most NUFC fans crave. We need someone for the long term who is going to buy in to the way the club is structured and who can instil a playing style at all levels of the playing staff for years to come. Man U’s youngsters played yesterday and fitted straight in to the team.

  • clinta

    Feb 16, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #6

    I agree with the decision of letting the current coaching staff take the club till the end of the season, as i don’t feel we’ll go down and also feel those articles on terry and the lot coming in are complete bollocks!

    I’m like a lot of fans though in thinking the club need to be now looking aat recruiting a longterm replacement for JK, so that he can be brought in at the end of the season and have a transfer window and pre season with the lads.

    JK’s done fairly well but it’s time, well… the end of the season is time he moved on or coached a bit in the background.

  • Incognito

    Feb 16, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #7

    FFS, if we rely on Hughton, we go down. His record stinks.

    So much for the board pulling their finger out and getting things back on track. They’re as lackadaisical as ever.

  • coyote

    Feb 16, 2009 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #8

    CH prove us all wrong please – no one I know believes he can do it

    On a slightly different note – last week we had theLambias interviews I thought they were meant to be Q&A sessions and it still leaves many questions unanswered although its a start
    Anbody pick up specific answers apart from the no comment on KK cos of the court case pending
    all I readfrom it was an admission of mistakes,we’re back on track (whatever that is)
    and we tried hard in the transfer window(the last day is not hard enough I say)
    I thought a million and one questions had been put forward but not many(if any) direct answers given


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