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