Hughton Promises Newcastle Will Now Regroup


After Newcastle’s disgraceful 6-1 defeat at Leyton Orient in pre-season, the fans were told that Chris laid down the law after the game to the players, and made it very clear that performance was utterly unacceptable for a Newcastle team.

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Chris Hughton – can we expect all-out performance against Plymouth?

And we wouldn’t at all be surprised if something similar happened last night, even though to the public, Chris is right to stress that it’s only one game.

In truth, it’s the first time this season the players have let themselves and the club down, and we shouldn’t be too hard on them – we are in this together this season after all.

But Newcastle boss Chris Hughton has warned his side are not going to too carried away by their defeat against Blackpool.

Chris is right to say that victory over Plymouth Argyle on Saturday, would still represent a good six days’ work after already seeing off Cardiff City last Sunday.

Hughton told the Chronicle today:

“What you have to relate it to is where we are in the table.” “We are still roughly where we want to be.”

“What we can’t do is get carried away.” “Yes, it’s a defeat and a difficult one to take at this moment.”

“We didn’t play well enough to win it.” “But we bounce back again now. If we beat Plymouth it puts another outlook on things.”

Newcastle were rather lucky to be on level terms in the first half , and Andy Carroll’s goal was completely against the run of play after 40 minutes.

But if Newcastle  could have held out until half-time things may have been different in the second half, but they couldn’t.

And it was Blackpool who were the better team, and ultimately deserved all the points on the night – even though it’s hard for us to say that.

Hughton continued:

“The way the game went we were fortunate just before the break.” “Sometimes it happens that way.”

“The way it has been going for us it’s like that.” “It would have been perfect to go in 1-0 up at half-time and it was very frustrating to concede when we did.”

“It was even more frustrating to concede in the second half when we did.” “We will always analyse any performance and a defeat like this.”

“It’s a down in what has been up season so far.” “I’ve got a group of lads who have given everything this season.”

“We’ll regroup, it’s a big game on Saturday and we need to win.”

It will now be important to see how the players react to all of this – hey we know we’ll not to  win every game this season, but it’s always difficult when you lose and play nowhere near your best.

The next couple of days will now be important for the players, and we hope they can regroup – get the loss behind them – recommit themselves to the Newcastle cause,  and come out red hot on Saturday.

The players need to give the ever loyal Newcastle fans what they want on Saturday – a passionate performance with spirit and guts – and all 3 points against bottom of the league Plymouth Argyle.

And it’s time to get a more attacking 4-4-3 formation in place and pair Ranger and Carroll up front, as Nile looked more than a handful when he camne on in the dying minutes,  and Blackpool manager Ian Holloway was so pleased he was not brought on earlier in  the game.

If the lads can put on  a good performance, we’ll be back on track, and can hopefully look forward to improved performances over the next couple of weeks, until the next International break starts, which follows our home game against Bristol City on October 3rd.

Oh, and it would be nice to be top of the league by then too. 😀

Comments welcome.



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47 comments so far

  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Sack Hughton!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 17, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #2

    Punch Butt in the HEED.

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #3

    Zurab Khizanishvili!!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 17, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #4

    AMPUTATE Geremi’s Legs.

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  • G

    Sep 17, 2009 at 12:59 PM

    Comment #5

    @lacedaemonian. That would be productive. Sacking a good coach who isn’t doing a bad job under the circumstances? I would like to think when we do appoint a manager whomever it is recognises the good work Houghton has acomplished and gives him a job on the coaching staff, possibly assistant.

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #6

    I said sack Hughton, not Houghton.

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  • G

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #7

    Apologies for my dyslexia offending you, but thanks for highlighting my disability.

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Anybody know anything about Zurab Khizanishvili?

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  • Solaidback

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Comment #9

    lacedaemonian // Sep 17, 2009 at 12:56 PM

    Sack Hughton!
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    I was wondering how long it would take some flamin idiot to start calling for his sack 🙁

    Not long by the sounds of it, why is there always one moron who has no common sense, looks like we found ours already!!!

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  • lesh

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #10

    C’mon @lacedaemonian and sirjason…… do we really need this after one defeat?

    We didn’t hear Man U fans calling for Ferguson’s head after losing to Burnley did we?

    I know Ferguson’s got a tremendous record but baying for Hughton’s blood at this stage of the season’s hardly gonna help.

    Anyway, on a more positive note:

    http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/nufc/newcastle-united-news/2009/09/17/zurab-khizanishvili-signs-for-newcastle-united-72703-24715468/

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  • G

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #11

    @lacedaemonian – its woth lots in Scrabble, and I will never be able to spell it.

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #12

    G – I didn’t know you were disabled. Thanks for highlighting my bigotry.

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  • Oba

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #13

    A defender? Hahaha. How pointless.

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  • Davey Falcus

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #14

    lacedaemonian // Sep 17, 2009 at 1:03 PM

    Anybody know anything about Zurab Khizanishvili?

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    He’s a defender :-p .. dunno if he’s a centre half or a right back can’t say I watched many Blackburn matches.

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Sack Calderwell!!

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  • G

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:06 PM

    Comment #16

    your’e welcome

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  • lesh

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #17

    Wasn’t Dynamo Tiblisi Ketsbia’s former club?

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #18

    Hughton’s record in the transfer market is terrible. We should bring in Papavasiliou as our new assistant manager.

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  • lesh

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #19

    @lacedaemonian….. can’t you say anything constructive?

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  • Thump

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #20

    Why are people giving lacedaemonian the time of day? He’s a WUM – ignore him.

    @Lesh: Yeah, it is.

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  • G

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:09 PM

    Comment #21

    So lets get this straight. CH stated this morning around about ten (if the web feeds timing is correct) that there were no loan deals even close as of yet, and then a couple of hours later we sign some Georgian bloke from Blackburn? Has anybody got any idea what is going on? Is Dennis Wise realy gone, or is he still smirking in his London office doing damage in the background?

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  • G

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #22

    @lacedaemonian: Try engaging brain before keyboard!

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #23

    I aint no wum

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  • bowburnmag

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:14 PM

    Comment #24

    lacedaemonian isn’t a WUM, he’s just displaying WUM tendencies.

    sjt – and here I thought you’d come over all optimistic 😉

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  • bowburnmag

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Before someone beats me to the punchline, whoever ‘all optimistic’ is, she’s a lucky girl.

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #26

    Who would be assistant manager if Hughton and Calderwell left?

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  • G

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #27

    @bowburnmag: you owe me a fresh cup of coffee and a new keyboard! lol

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  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #28

    We’ve signed a second rate defender from Blackburn, but there agin I suppose we are now a second rate club with no money. I just wish the fat tw*t & Lamearse would sell up & leave the sooner the better

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #29

    @bowburnmag – do you think women enjoy bukake?

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  • G

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #30

    Thank god I have a meeting to go to. When I come back can we go back to discussing football please?

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #31

    It is frustrating knowing that all we need are a few players and we will have a chance to get promoted. A decent striker would have been useful but alas we are left with a few gash players. Having seen Ranger warming up on two occasions I have noticed how absolutely terrible he is in front of goal. I mean terrible. Has anybody else seen this? Might just be nerves like, but it worries me.

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  • DevonMag

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #32
  • Fostino

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #33

    when is jonas and ameobi back………….butt & geremi should go in january…lets get their wages off the books

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #34

    We need a new care taker manager boss jobber thingy

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #35

    Fostino // Sep 17, 2009 at 1:25 PM

    when is jonas and ameobi back………….butt & geremi should go in january…lets get their wages off the books

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    Aye we are utter gash without these lads. Praise the lord that Jonas didnt leave us.

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  • bowburnmag

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #36

    lacedaemonian – it seems to sell very well in my mate’s coffee house.

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #37

    lacedaemonian – it seems to sell very well in my mate’s coffee house.

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    I heard somewhere, that if Japanese women drank coffee they became stimulated and could concentrate better on their work.

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  • DevonMag

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #38

    Lads it’s not nufc but who do you think would be more important in a fantasy league team, gerrard or rooney? Gerrards currently got 33 points overall Rooney’s currently got 38, it’s a decision that’s been buggin me for a while! (it’s not a decision based on who’s better!)

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  • lacedaemonian

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #39

    Depends on how the points are worked out. I always have either Gerrard or Lampard in a fantasy football team because they are free scoring midfielders.

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  • lesh

    Sep 17, 2009 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #40

    Bowburn @ 25, I could see that coming a mile off!

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