Colin Calderwood, who joined Newcastle with Joe Kinnear in January and then left, and then came back to help with the Newcastle pre-season training, has talked today about the team and the great start to the Championship season.
Colin Calderwood - plays down impact he and Chris have had
The 46 year old Scot was capped 36 times for Scotland,and played for Spurs over 170 times from 1993-1999 as a defender.
Colin was asked how much influence Chris and himself have had this season, and he laughed before saying:
“Our influence has been almost entirely nil,” “But no, it’s a terrific run and long may it continue.”
“Credit has to go the players. You just feel at the moment that they’re so focused and determined that we’re going to get something from every game.
“It’s been a great start and we couldn’t have wished for better, but there’s still a long way to go and we have to keep our feet on the ground.”
All we would add to that is that we have to keep this up, and this cannot be just a flash in the pan.
And perennial stand-in boss boss Hughton added:
“Any plaudits must go to the players.: “They defend as a team and to go four league matches now without conceding is fantastic.”
“If you do that then the chances are you’re going to win games, and that is what’s happened.”
Chris and Colin were going to be part of Joe Kinnear’s team, but that was before we got relegated and before Joe had his heart problems in February.
Chris and Colin are an unlikely duo in the spotlight right now, but hey, as long as our terrific results continue, we don’t want to change anything that’s working so well.