New Players Have Been Thought Of – Hughton

Caretaker boss Chris hughton, who has done a stellar job to get Newcastle 10 points out of the first 12, is still hopeful of keeping Newcastle’s squad intact come the close of the transfer window.

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Chris Hughton – still hopeful on squad

In fact Chris has stated today that he hopes departures from Newcastle are not imminent, but exactly how much he knows about what’s going on to sell some of our players, is a good question.

And Hughton sensibly has suggested to Ashley that keeping the current squad together – and making a couple of new signings – plus a couple of loan signings – could be a recipe for a return to the Premier League at our first attempt.

Of course anything sensible is not really part of what Ashley usually does,  so Chris’ good words have probably fallen on deaf ears.

After the first 4 games of the season, if we can keep our current squad together, or at least the vast majority of it, promotion seems possible, if the lads can keep fighting like they’ve been doing so far.

Hughton, after a third straight win lifted Newcastle to second top of the Championship, reiterated:

“I am hoping we don’t lose any more players. Everybody here and the supporters are hoping that.”

“That will be determined in the next week, but I am hopeful.” “You look towards the end of the window and the areas we need to strengthen.”

“We are not so far off. There’s no doubting the quality here – the decision we have to make is whether it’s enough to compete.”

“New players have very much been thought of, but there’s still a week and a bit to go.”

And Hughton reflected with some pride on a comfortable win in the capital.

We couldn’t believe the lads went up 2-0 in the 21 minutes, in what we thought would be a very tough game, but maybe we’re better than we thought – maybe.

Chris talked about the game yesterday:

“We knew it was going to be a tough game today with the manager they have here and their style of play.”

“We knew we would have to play well in every department, and I thought we were worthy winners.”

“Whatever the situation at the football club, the aim is to get back into the Premier League.”

“And the players know that if they don’t show enough attitude and application, they face a long, hard season, but I cannot fault them.”

Chris has managed to instill a good togetherness at Newcastle, and certainly the lads are playing with a lot more fight, confidence and team spirit than they did last season, and it shows.

Indeed, we now have 3 league wins already this season, before August is even out, and that’s compared to 7 league wins in total in the Premier League last season.

There’s nothing like winning to lift the atmosphere at a football club – and the more the better, as far as we are concerned.

Now we need for Ashley to say he’s selling the club tomorrow.

Comments welcome.

21 comments so far

  • repo

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #1

    We arn’t going to be bought out we are selling more players thus week and nobody else coming in..

    we be lucky to have a team come sept 1st..

    we got to face the facts mike ashley here to take every penny..

  • Toon1978

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #2


    Not being funny mate but how do you know that will happen?

  • batty

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #3

    the fat tw@t is gonna sell sell sell

  • komfort

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #4

    where’s al the aussies ??…your boys are taking a hell of a beating…

  • roscoe

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #5

    any one have a link to the goals from yesterday?

  • magpie6699

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #6

    New players have been thought of?
    Yes, and I’ve thought of Mylene Klass. Does that mean it’s going to happen?

  • komfort

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #7

    batty , giz a bell on tuesday and i’ll let you know what’s happening…

  • roscoe

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #8
  • batty

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #9

    komfort why have u spoke to shearer

  • komfort

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #10

    yep…but keep it quiet.


    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #11

    I’m stuck with this one, still thinking about Mylene Klass, cheers magpiee6699!!

  • chuck

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #12

    Expect more sales, the wage bill has to be further reduced.
    It will be difficult to unload the two Agentino`s and the Cico Kid, not to mention Geremi, almost have to give them away with their wage levels.
    Perhaps they could be loaned out, really dont know about Cisco, a Spanish U21, have`nt seen enough of him to judge if he is any good or not ?
    We could probably get the following guys in at not too heavy a cost.
    S. Campbell
    Need help in defence, perhaps Killgallon ?
    Guess you noticed this is not an ambitious list, but you know how parsimonious our owner is ,
    Hope we can hang onto Taylor , but as our most saleable asset, dont look good .
    Etc, etc. Arghhhhhhh !

  • batty

    Aug 23, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #13

    komfort as soon as you know out ring me

  • batty

    Aug 23, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #14

    aye chuck your right

  • frogeordie

    Aug 23, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #15

    Do we want Ashley to sell and have Shearer appointed? No experience but bags of motivation and enthusiasm! When? Did you see it last term? I didn’t. I do now.
    We already have the only thing that AS can provide. Doing ok with Chris, if it aint broken……

  • Rodzilla

    Aug 23, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #16

    what a fkn ridiculous story

  • punk skunk...

    Aug 23, 2009 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #17

    It’s the thought that counts!?!..

  • repo

    Aug 23, 2009 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #18

    sol campbell gone to notts county..

  • Zangwill_Ho

    Aug 23, 2009 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #19
    where can i download it?i want to keep it


    Aug 23, 2009 at 3:48 PM

    Comment #20


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  • Sav

    Aug 23, 2009 at 10:30 PM

    Comment #21

    Sounds like: ‘That stunt’……..
    All hands to the pumps now with further sales from the Toon’s wafer-thin squad. Looks as if even Ashley is panicking by tryin’ to get his mate Llardyarse fit by runnin’ up an’ doon the SJP pitch for a bit of last-minute pre-season.
    Unfortunately, they’ve been flogging off spare kit anarl so that’s why he was in the nip like.

    Meanwhile an SJP groundsman today complained that a consignment of ursine manure applied to the playing surface was not of the correct consistency and had also been applied to excess:

    ” That bare shit’s runnin’ al ower wor pitch. Its too much!”


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