Chris Hughton Wisely Stays Out of Guessing Games

Shola Ameobi over the weekend raised the possibility of Hughton and his assistant Colin Calderwood, taking the Newcastle job until the end of the season.

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Chris Hughton – happy to do the job as long as required

Shola said the two of them have the respect of the players and Chris and Colin have been able to form a cohesive  team with fight and team spirit, which was missing big time last season.

So there’s no doubt the two of them so far have done a good job at the club, and that’s good for them.

Certainly Chris has acted very professionally at the club, since Kevin Keegan brought him here 18 months ago, and we hope he stays at the club and fulfils his current contract, which still has a couple of years to go.

Chris talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning about the Newcastle stand-in manager job, which cannot have been easy for the two of them:

“I’d be happy to do this job for as long as I’m asked to do it,”

“As for Joe (Kinnear) coming back – I haven’t heard anything. I’ve spoken to him because I worked with him and he had an operation of course, it’s normal I’d ring him to see how he is.”

“I certainly haven’t been told anything to that effect (that he’s coming back). I have spoken to him, asked him how things are and he’ll ask how things are here.”

“But I’ve most definitely not spoken to David O’Leary.”

It’s good that Chris stays out of the guessing game, because there’s been so much rubbish written this summer about Newcastle, that it’s stunning. But what’s new?

The daft news stories is what happens when you have an owner who will not deny or admit to any stories in the press.

In fact Mike Ashley never says anything, which is not good when you are the owner of a football club as big as Newcastle, with a football crazy fan base, and the fans and players have no idea what’s going on.

But we’re repeating ourselves – again.

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • lesh

    Aug 17, 2009 at 11:33 AM

    Comment #1

    Hughton, and Calderwood to a degree, has done a tremendous job under extremely difficult circumstances.

    It’s been quite clear he’s not an in-the-loop company man and he’s had to manage in the same information vacuum as the players. That requires a deal of strength and professionalism.

    If there were any medals going around when this sorry mess is sorted, he deserves one the size of a frying pan!

  • sahota

    Aug 17, 2009 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #2

    I think credit should be given to Chris for 4 points from last two games. I wish he gets us another win on WED. That will set the platform for any new manager.

    Other things aside, I have never seen Chris talking rubbish in press. But we should definitely get permanent manager in ASAP. Even if Taylor has to go I think it will be good if we can keep hold of him for another 2 games and he can put good show for us and can get us 2 wins.

  • MacToon

    Aug 17, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #3

    Agree with posts 1 and 2.

  • JaydanGeordie

    Aug 17, 2009 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #4

    I rather keep Hughton than bring in a permenent manager unless its Shearer.

  • batty

    Aug 17, 2009 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #5

    been up to sjp today saw fred shep driving up in a black bmw

  • batty

    Aug 17, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #6


  • komfort

    Aug 17, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    Comment #7

    an ideal employee for ashley…jk without the gob.

    …but fair play to him he’ll probably go to heaven when he dies.

  • Yorick Hunt

    Aug 17, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #8

    good job SOMEBODY has the sense to stay out of guessing games eh Ed.

  • premier

    Aug 17, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #9

    new messiah?

  • RyanToon

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #10

    premier your boring fck off

    batty yh mate

  • lesh

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #11

    Batty…. maybe Freddy’st turned up late for the match!!

    Slightly off beam, but if Shola’s saying that the players dedidacted Saturday’s game to Bobby Robson, then how about dedictating every one to his memory and go unbeaten and straight back up.

    Now there’s a thought for a daft bet…… assuming the ship gets some direction.

  • Waddles mullet

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:32 PM

    Comment #12

    He hasn’t got a BMW 4×4 it’s dark silver range rover sos1

  • Cooper

    Aug 17, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #13

    The academy has just been told that shearer is getting the job on wednesday lads 😀

  • nufc1818

    Aug 17, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #14


    how do you know this?

  • lesh

    Aug 17, 2009 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #15

    How does Cooper know Shearer’s gonna get the job on Wednesday?

    It’s got to be because Bunter told him!

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 17, 2009 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #16

    Copper is lying i think that is what he dreamt last nyt.

  • will die for the toon army

    Aug 17, 2009 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #17

    looking at the games those games are so many we need a big squad and all should be good players


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