There’s a terrific article out today by Stuart Raynor in the Journal, where he sums up our current players still left, and the position they are in – and it’s a must read for Newcastle fans before tonight’s game against the Foxes, and tomorrow’s end of the transfer season.
Colin and Chris – looks like the opposition just scored
We’ll take Chris Hughton’s quote out of it for this story, but Stuarts’ article are his own ideas and conclusions on current things at Newcastle, and it’s a good summation of where we stand right now for the upcoming season – great piece of journalism.
Most fans realize with every win, just what a fantastic job the quiet gentleman coach, Chris Hughton, has done over the summer on Tyneside, and he’s got the players’ respect and is now getting the respect of the Newcastle faithful for a job well done.
If we do get promotion this season we shouldn’t forget, whatever happens, that it was set up and the foundations laid by Chris, who has been ably assisted by Colin Calderwood.
Chris said today:
“They’ve been massively important and massively supportive,” “What they have understood is it’s not just about them. Everybody at this club has gone through a tough time. Everybody’s in the same situation, not knowing what’s going on.”
“Whatever anybody says, criticism always hurts and they know we weren’t good enough to stay in the Premier League last season.”
“The only way to do something about that is to give ourselves a fighting chance to come back again. We’ve got to prove a little bit of a point and win people over.”
And in spite of Chris probab;ly liking a role in the background, where he can work with the players on the fled, which is his forte, he is finding it easier to mix well with the very appreciative Newcastle public in his everyday life.
Newcastle fans love success, probably because we haven’t had much and can quickly make those responsible like Gods on Tyneside – but we don’t think that Chris will be comfortable being a God – do you? 😀
He is what he is (aren’t we all?), and he continually gives the credit to others, which is another reason we so like the man:
“The response from our supporters has been very good because they are seeing a team fighting for the cause, at the right end of the table winning football matches,”
“They saw a team that came from 3-1 down on Wednesday night to win the game. Whoever was in my shoes would be getting a good reaction. It is me, and it has been good.”
“But that’s very much been down to a group of lads who deserve to be in the position we are in at the moment.”
Things are going great right now but a defeat could quickly put an end to the euphorua starting to build on the Tyne.
And you know we can even guess what Chris may tell his players before they come out tonight:
“You let the Newcastle fans, the Newcastle club and the City down last year big time – now go out there and make it up to those fans, whose lives revolve around this football club .”
And we expect the lads to start tonight like the proverbial steam train – and we would too, if we were told that before the game.
Where’s my boots? 😀
We need the win tonight and nothing else will be good enough.
Howay the Lads – we can do it!