Hughton Disappointed at Point – So Are Newcastle Faithful

Every point is a step towards safety at this stage of the season, or so the conventional wisdom goes, but we were disappointed the lads couldn’t pick up all 3 points today.


Chris Hughton – disappointed with just one point today

 And Newcastle coach Chris Hughton insists the performance of his side today was deserving of more than a single point

Chris Hughton told Sky Sports after the game:

“We’re disappointed we didn’t get three,” “I think having given a poor goal away first half we were delighted to get back on even terms.”

“But we felt the way we conducted ourselves second half was like a team that wanted to go for a win rather than settle for a draw.”

“I think at that stage Hull had settled for a draw. So, yes, we are disappointed but we didn’t show enough quality in the areas that mattered.”

“I’m disappointed that we can’t get the points we desperately need to get us away from that group of teams at the bottom of the league.

“I think we can take something from the fact that we have come to a very difficult place and got a point, and other results have gone quite well for us, but we are still disappointed.” 

The goal today had to be all 3 points, and the lads didn’t get the job done, it’s as easy as that, and why we can’t play against Hull like we played against Manchester United is beyond us.

Newcastle now have nine games in which to secure their safety in the Premier league, and these types of performances will not do it, because we need to be more ready to win these games against the lesser sides, home or away.

Chris was asked whether he thought it was pressure that the lads are not producing, and he said:

“I don’t think it’s about pressure, there are now another nine games, but we realise the situation we are in and if we don’t get results it is going to be a dogfight through until the end of the season.”

“The quicker we can get those points the better,” “We know where we are, we have 27 points to fight for and it is going to be equally as tough for all the teams around us.”

Meanwhile, interim coach Hughton also revealed that Joe Kinnear could return to the St James’ Park hot-seat by the middle of April.”

“We’re not quite sure, but reports from those in the know suggest somewhere around the Stoke or Spurs game,” 

The next game for Newcastle is at home to Arsenal next Saturday, with a 5:30 pm kick off time, and because Arsenal are a top team, we suppose the lads will play at their best again,  but whether the side can get any points next Saturday, against an in-form Arsenal side, is another question.

We should have done better this afternoon than the one point we got, and there cannot be too much arguing about that.

Bottom line – it’s not good enough.

85 comments so far

  • Steve R

    Mar 14, 2009 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #1

    The saddest thing about supporting our beautiful team is the fact that no one ever listens to us. Smith was decent but Lovenkrands should have played in his place, Hull were not so dominant in the central mid. I am just REALLY HAPPY that Habib BEYE the great should be back soon!!!! Then we have danger men on both flanks.

  • Dan4Toon

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #2

    a accually cant believe every!! single result went for us this week and just look now we have everyone back apart from Barton team against Arsenal…
    Beye Colo Bassong Enrique
    R.Taylor Nolan Butt Jonas
    Owen Martins

    Bench: Krul, S.Taylor, Cacapa, Duff, Guthrie, Lovenkrands, Carroll.

    And even then we Geremi, Ameobi, Smith, Edgar aren’t there so that’s a really strong team !!

  • TheToonKing

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #3

    “we have come to a very difficult place and got a point” —> WHAT ?? Hull City away a difficult place ?? oh the depths we have sunken too…….i can’t even read these interviews anymore ……

  • Mikeflame

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #4

    We had the players to plasy 4-3-3 today which would have been a win
    S Taylor–Bass–Collo–Enrique

    That is a winnind team not the shyte he put out! Our staff are beyond useless!!! God id even put Wise at the helm now over the jokers we have running the team! ITS NOT GOOD ENOUGH! Excuse after excuse “oh we were the better team, Manager is back in a month, it was a lucky goal” He should come out say “I made wrong decisions im sorry” muchos respect if he said that!

    Winding myself up now cos I had this as our turning point to maybe go on and snatch a cheeky point v Arsenal or Chelski but not chance now! Were not going down cos theres poorer teams out there-god knows how-but it just isnt good enough!!

  • Alex

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #5

    We need Alan Shearer brought in to take over the management of the team at least until the end of the season . He is the only one that will give the club the boost that it needs , if he was appointed tonight it would lift all the players and we would avoid the drop . we need drastic action NOW . Hougton and Calderwood are falling to motivate the team and time is running out .

  • Davy Craig

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #6

    Hull had only taken 12 points from the last 19 games so for Hughton to say that it’s a difficult place to go to shows the aspirations (or maybe excuses) of this inept interrim manager.

    The main reason we didn’t play like we did against Man Utd is that we didn’t play the same team. Surely we should’ve started with the same team – especially as our main threat came from the pace and link up play between Martins and Lovenkrands.

    He has tried to accommodate Owen, who seemed almost totally ineffective, instead of trying to ease him back in.

    Then to bring on Ameobi as a replacement was just ludicrous.

    We need to get some steel, get behind defences and start creating chances if Owen is going to play cos throwing high balls to him and Martins is not the answer.

    Results went for us for once but I can’t see us getting out of this if decisions like these continue.

  • BT9MAG

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Yeah Beye and Nolan will give us a real boost!

  • BT9MAG

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #8

    What is it about Newcastle managers and shoddy team selections?

    I’m talking about everyone since Keegan the first time!

    Gullit didn’t play Shearer, we were shit, he leaves we play better! Sourpuss, Allardyce, Kinnear, Hughton! It’s a joke!

    I realise they wanted a bit of muscle in the centre, so playing Smith made sense, but why on earth Lovencrands didn’t play is a complete mystery, his pace puts the shits up the opposition and he isn’t afraid to shoot – something which can’t be said for the rest of the team!

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #9

    Next 2 games will be the final nails in the coffin of the club the lid shut today now the undertaker is just sharpening nails to close the casket.

    Inept,not a prem standard team..mid table championship team at best.

  • sirjasontoon

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #10

    I dunno why Houghton is mentioning JK what the hell is he going to do?

  • sahota

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #11

    ToonKing, you stole my words….I am not why the hell F*****G Chris can not just accept it. Its sheer frustration tonight, looks like I am going to hit my head against wall. Can nto say more….these guys are all SHIT. They say BLA BLA BLA FU FUF UF before match and after match. On the ground they are just BIG NOTTTTTTTT ZERO ….

    How Cris can say this
    “I think we can take something from the fact that we have come to a very difficult place and got a point, and other results have gone quite well for us, but we are still disappointed.”

    Huh, I can not understand what he wants to prove. If i can see any of following players: Shola, Owen , Geremi and many more who ahve not played well, I want to hit them with RED HOT rod. I think Steven Taylor was probably right in saying that not all players think we are in trouble. If you look at previous games, whatever you say just few players are playing for team. Rest are probably waiting for end of season and walk away.

    WHY THEY CAN NOT PLAY PETER. HE SCORED 2 GOALS. can’t Chris see that. Whatever everyone says about Peter, he would have definitely scored today.

  • Steve R

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #12

    Haha ya it is a huge JOKE that Hull at home is a Very difficult place” to get points”. They have the WORST HOME RECORD IN THE LEAGUE!! They have only won 3 games at home all season!!!

  • Big Dave

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Lads agree with a few that say we have the players capable of keeping us up as I have said all season we have some good quality players at the club allready The problem is you need a good Manager to get the best out off them. I know that there is a few that look as if there is no fight in them but i still think a good Manager would motivate them. Houghton isnt good enough and neither is JK. why can MA not see that

  • telsave

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #14

    Now come on lads let us be fair Hull is a difficult place to come to it is almost at the end of the world, there is no real transport system to get there and the motorway peters out about 10 miles short of the place and they even have their own telephone system! So just possibly on the way down there he forgot why they were going because I could not see any sense in putting out the team he did. The only comfort I had was that I was sitting in bright sunshine in Spain, I could not get the game on the Internet so listened to it on Radio Newcastle over the WEB.
    How anyone with half a football brain could field Geremi in such an important game (supposed to be our cup final according to Mr Owen who was not really mentioned on the radio) then the final insult to bring on Shola just goes to show the level of ambition in the back room staff. I also agree why talk about JK is he going to come in as the great Messiah I think not I still do not think we will go down hopefully Stoke Boro and WBA will see to that but we will have no nails left come May. We could do something stupid and beat the Gunners and Chelski of course.

  • DJG

    Mar 14, 2009 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #15

    Well at least we know Bassong will have a good game, in front of Wenger that is.

    We are down but not out. I think we will survive because of the poor form of others rather than the determination of the team and that is trully frightening.

    What happened to cup final little Mickey you were pathetic. This bunch of players can talk tha talk but where’s the walk. I am starting to become a fan of Steven Taylor and that is worring in a team of £xMillion footballers.

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 14, 2009 at 8:24 PM

    Comment #16

    Why the hell did we change the line up that started against manure?

    Ive never openly slagged Hughton but that interview response was along the same lines we have heard all bloody season long.

    We will be in bottom 3 next week if – IF we dont win. I hope home advantage comes into play.

    Guthrie – Beye and Nolan back please.

    Geremi out and Butt – bench.

    Ive never felt so peeeed off at a point before.

    We need to use home advantage on Saturday – lets raise that roof off the stadium and GET behind our lads.

    P****d off tonight – again!

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 14, 2009 at 8:31 PM

    Comment #17

    Old Trafford is hard – The Emirates is Hard – Anfield is hard. Kingston Communications stadium is not. Shut up Chris.

  • Doocey

    Mar 14, 2009 at 8:36 PM

    Comment #18

    Dissapointed myself at the point but results went our way 😀

    Upgraded my site everyone 😀
    I am now 😀

  • DJG

    Mar 14, 2009 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Nxt season.


    Get rid of…

    Owen,Geremi, =rubbish
    Butt,Viduka,Cacapa =grandads

    Saving on wages over season = £10M ?
    Veloso= £12M ?

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 14, 2009 at 8:42 PM

    Comment #20


    is that assuming we stay up btw tt wreckons veloso isnt that good

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 14, 2009 at 8:43 PM

    Comment #21


    we need toplay on the floor when your tallest striker 5 8 you dont ask him to win things in the air

    we need to try and ge t behind teams

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 14, 2009 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #22


    Always behind the team – just venting.

    Roll on Saturday…

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 14, 2009 at 8:55 PM

    Comment #23


    lol what i meant was get behind teams ie using our pace

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 14, 2009 at 8:57 PM

    Comment #24


    with ya 😉

  • danuneek

    Mar 14, 2009 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #25

    its almost laughable. I dont really know what to say, we’re crap, a joke and we deserve to go down. Our players blatantly dont care as they’ll all be looking to move anyway. To be honest this is just football for you. 95% of footballers are Greedy c**nts who care for nothing but themselves and they’re celeb lifestyle. Its very rare to find loyalty in football, even Keegan and Shearer to an extent have f**ked us over. It does irritate me the way Shearer sits in his chair on MOTD and refers to Newcastle as ‘they’- its your bloody club you moron, why dont you do something. As for KK-he’s effectively landed us in this mess and he’s getting compensation for it, and there are still idiotic supporters wanting him back. Unfortunately, everything about our club sucks, from the players, owner, chairman, manager to the supporters themselves and media. Over the years we are as much to blame for things as the players. When Bobby was in charge it was the Geordie faithful that wanted him sacked because we came 5th and then started the following season badly. I can only see two ways forward and I can bet you neither way will be taken because we are Newcastle and we suck.

    1st-If we stay up: Bring in a new manager and his team. Bruce, Shearer or Ketsbaia would be good as people have said. Bruce=amazingly well at Wigan and is obviously a good manager whatever people say. Shearer=inexperienced, but we will never know how good he is until he’s had a go (risk). Ketsbaia=a young manager proving himself with results. Honestly no one else will want to be our manager.
    Also, its time to clear out Owen, Ameobi (please), Viduka, Butt, Smith, Geremi, Duff and Cacapa. Finally spend a bomb rebuilding the team.

    2nd option: Get relegated, loose everyone and build from scratch like Leeds have done.

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 14, 2009 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #26

    tg lol

    this maybe our team for next season





    i would also like us to buy antoine sibierski remember him
    htough only if we get relegated

  • Ross

    Mar 14, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #27

    Nolan will hopefully return and give the lads a much needed boot up the arse, to be honest. Players like Guthrie, Barton, Nolan and Beye with a bit of drive and passion are all missing. We need them to return asap. Nolan back in the center and Beye returning to the back four will both be massive boosts i think, a bit of composure/experience never goes a miss at a time like this. Yes, players like Geremi and Butt have experience, but they cant cut it anymore sadly.

  • Toon Graeme

    Mar 14, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #28

    Im watching football first tonight. We will only get 2 mins from a Hull prespective on MOTD.

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 14, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    Comment #29

    danuneek keegan was right to walk but youre spor on about the sir booby point

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 14, 2009 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #30

    sir bobby ;o;

  • Ross

    Mar 14, 2009 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #31

    Oh and sorry as it has already been mentioned, but Hughton claiming we’ve done well to get a point at the KC as its a tough place to go, is ridiculous.
    Am i right in saying Hull City have the WORST home record in the premiership?, if so…shows how far we’ve fallen doesnt it.

  • DJG

    Mar 14, 2009 at 9:18 PM

    Comment #32

    beyethegreat // Mar 14, 2009 at 9:09 PM

    danuneek keegan was right to walk but youre spor on about the sir booby point

    ha 😉

  • DJG

    Mar 14, 2009 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #33

    Right now Newcastle United is a 0.8l car going up a hill in 5th gear. If we don’t throw out the passengers and bring in some people who want to push we will stop.

    or we will get the sir booby prize right beyethegreat.

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 14, 2009 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #34


    their is a good chance that could happen lol

  • beyethegreat

    Mar 14, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #35

    just found this on you tube proof that souness is a w@^%/?

  • Wigaz

    Mar 14, 2009 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Just wasn’t good enough! simple as that. Barring a miracle i think we’ll go down and our team for next season will be.

    Manager: Alan Shearer.
    He may bring in some experienced players like Kris Boyd or Kevin Phillips up top to help out. Captain will be Butt, Harper or STaylor. The only way this would be good for us is if MA sells up & Goes. I will be livid if or when we go down.

  • Wigaz

    Mar 14, 2009 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #37

    Meant to be Kadar at CB not Tozer twice! he aint that good he can play CB & LB. LOL!

  • Wigaz

    Mar 14, 2009 at 10:19 PM

    Comment #38

    Totally agree with comments above. The BIGGEST mistake this club made was sacking Bobby & not moving him upstairs & letting him recommend next manager. We haven’t had a good manager since Bobby. Including the return of KK. I think we need either Bruce or Shearer or both in to sort us out. If we go Down Shearer could be the man to get us back like Roy Keane did for the scum. If we stay up Bruce. One thing is for sure we need new owners coz anyone who thinks hughton & CC could do a job in charge doesn’t deserve to own a club as special as ours.

  • Toon_Factor

    Mar 14, 2009 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #39

    If we get relegated surley everyone cant leave, the club wouldnt allow it. I think Owen, Martins, Bassong (50/50), Coloccini, Enrique, Duff will be off though. The high earning crap like Geremi, Cacapa, Viduka, Ameobi should be sold January signings Nolan and R.Taylor will stay i reckon and we probably give Lovenkrands a contract, I think Jonas will stay because I dont think anybody would buy him because of his woeful goalscoring record and Beye and S.Taylor are loyal and dont think anyone would Barton + Butt will stay even though i dont want him to, so my team would be





  • royrjmk

    Mar 14, 2009 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #40

    Like others I cannot believe the comments of Chris about having gone to a very difficult place and come away with a point as they definitely have the worst home record in the league.

    Also I aslo fail to understand why he changed the team that played in my opinion so superbly against Man U, and can only wonder if he was to scared to leave Owen on the bench to be brought on later if needed which is what any qaulity manager would have done.

    But then to bring on Shola instead of Lovenkrands
    again in my opinion just goes to show the complete lack of ambition and knowledge of football our current managemnt team has.

    It saddens me to say after having been a fan for 50 years that I now beleive that the current management from the Owner, Board of Directors right down to the Team Management or not capable nor have the necessary quality to keep this wonderful football club in the premier league.


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