Senior Players Have Been Responsible And Supportive


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.

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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!



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17 comments so far

  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #1

    been really quiet the past few days, be good to hear anymore about the yanks and the takeover, these next two days could be defining in our near future.

    golf comp today, peeing down here,

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  • ganiyu

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #2

    Expect more pain and disgust from ashley.

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  • Bill F

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #3

    Off-thread but I am repeating this for the benefit of Komfort just in case he missed it several threads ago.

    Komfort, my missus had to pack in fags recently and bought herself one of those electronic ciggy’s. Aparently not quite as good as the real thing but near enough to satisfy the craving. Might be worth you looking at, its cheaper and you can use then anywhere, she does not half get some strange looks when she she uses it in no smoking places, although she does clear it first with the necessary people. And bliss for me as a non (ever) smoker.

    We should win at fortress Toon tonight, but lets not forget the championship is a long distance race not a sprint and not get too upset if for some bizzare reason we don’t.

    I’m more concerned about the next few days than tonight, thats what might make or break our season.

    Howay the lads.

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  • hitman

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #4

    i think if there was a takeover close we would of seen the signs by now like,i:e like at man shitty the owners stumped up the cash for players before buying the club.

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  • belfast toon

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #5

    To stop smoking read Alan Carrs easy way. I tried everything nothing worked. I’m telling you read this book and you will stop no scare tactics itjust talks you out of it. Ice been of them for a year

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  • Toon1978

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #6

    Off topic but it looks more and more likely that Ashley has pulled the wool over the eyes of the passionate toon fans once again. There has been one signing (loan) and that has made our position no better. As for a buy out, hmmm we are owned by liars and one day these two bas…ds (Llambias + Ashley) will get their just rewards.

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #7

    Komfort, I responded to you in a smoking fashion on that thread also.

    Hitman, I’m with you on this one mate. I conditioned myself for nowt about a month ago.

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 31, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #8

    …the game preview one btw.

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #9

    The one thing I am FKN dreading though, is for Ashley to string out a takeover charade for the whole bl00dy season. January, MA: …”the club is still for sale, can’t bring in a manager or sign any players”. I just need to forget about it all and think about the game for a change.

    NUFC, just tell us something on Tuesday 1st please!

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  • ganiyu

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:08 PM

    Comment #10

    Hey any1 know a site where i can apply 4 a transfer as an international student except uk

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:12 PM

    Comment #11

    No idea Ganiyu, the Student Advisor at your college should point you in the right direction though.

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  • ganiyu

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Thanks but im not in a college im in a uni.i always had a fantasy of schooling and studying in newcastle and playing as a defender but i see that its to expensive.

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  • Rodzilla

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #13

    OK Ganiyu

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  • Tal_nufc4eva

    Aug 31, 2009 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #14

    haway the lads!!!!! me n me mate wil b there as always 🙂

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:01 PM

    Comment #15

    College/uni all the same thing over here!..

    …That’ll be Ho’way, NOT haway!..

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  • punk skunk...

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #16

    Soz tal,
    that’s how the unwashed spell their poxy version!..

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  • komfort

    Aug 31, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #17

    got them , cheers lads…

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