Hughton Keeps Players’ Feet Firmly On The Ground

Tonight’ game could see Newcastle take a 5 point lead on their promotion rivals if they can beat QPR.

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Chris Hughton – feet firmly on the ground

But it’s still very early days, with 37 league games still left and 111 points still to play for, so Newcastle must take one game at a time, and try to win every single game.

Chris said today:

“I think it is one thing that we have been stressing to the players all of the time. We’ve had to fight for everything we’ve got and as soon as we stop doing that then we may struggle,”

“The season so far speaks for itself – it was a comfortable win on Saturday and the scoreline reflected that, but we’ve had a lot of games where we’ve had to fight and scrap for everything.”

“There have been long passages of play where we haven’t been the better team. Leicester came and played well, Sheffield Wednesday did – it is there for the players to see.”

“There are so many games. When there is the temptation to start looking forward you ask someone how many games there are to go and there are so many you can’t afford to get carried away.”

Chris is becoming a little bit of a folk hero on Tyneside – as this unlikely coach has managed – somehow – to bring a resurgent Newcastle United back so very quickly following our shameful relegation.

Newcastle fans everywhere will be hoping (and praying),  as every game passes by, that the team can get more and more wins.

We have to hope the form and desire of the players will continue throughout the season, and if they can do that, Newcastle fans will truly have something to remember, following the tragedy of last year.

Howay The Lads!!

7 comments so far

  • Will

    Sep 30, 2009 at 11:58 AM

    Comment #1

    I wish we’d sing a song about him at the games

  • Toon_Army

    Sep 30, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #2

    He’s become a bit of a Drill Sargent and I like that, I think he could have a great future as a Manager and I for one hope he stays with us for a long time to come…

  • Thump

    Sep 30, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #3

    @Will: “There’s only one Chris Hughton…”

    You haven’t been paying much attention to the chants, I take it?

  • G

    Sep 30, 2009 at 12:04 PM

    Comment #4

    Just how high is his blood pressure in that pic! You can see his entire pulmonary system!

  • Toon_Army

    Sep 30, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Iwann be your Drill instructer… I wanna cut off all your hair!!! 🙂

  • neeraj

    Sep 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #6

    just put a mustache on his face he will look like gerard butler


  • stevep

    Sep 30, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #7

    Theres a long way to go

    2007-2008 championship season

    Team Pl Pts
    Watford 13 32
    Bristol C 13 26
    West Br 13 23
    Ipswich 12 22


    End of season
    West Br 46 81
    Stoke 46 79
    Hull 46 75

    Things can change very quickly so its a good idea to keep the players grounded


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