Hughton Delighted With Things So Far This Season

Newcastle’s caretaker boss Chris Hughton has today talked, maybe for the last time, about Newcastle’s failed penalty appeal on Saturday against Bristol City.

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Chris Hughton – we have to move on

Chris wasn’t the only one who couldn’t believe a penalty wasn’t given as  referee  Graham Salisbury waved away protests when Marlon Harewood was brought down rather clumsily by City defender Jamie McCombe.

Speaking this morning on the subject of  that penalty that wasn’t given, Hughton told the Evening Chronicle:

“It’s gone now, but for me, it was an absolute certain penalty.”  “All I did was look to ref, expecting him to point to the spot.”

“I spoke to Marlon, and he said it was an absolute certainty.”  “We have to look forward to the next game, but they’re pivotal moments.”

Even though the last two results at home, have hardly been what we had hoped for, the lads are still 3 points clear at the top of the league, and if  that had been offered on the first day of the season, August 8th, we’d have gladly taken it. 😀

Hughton added:

“After a period of time after this game, you have to assess where we are.”

“We’re going into an international break three points clear, albeit with some tough games to come.”

“If you had told me that at the start of the season, I would have been delighted with it.”

We suspect Chris will not be looking at the next several games and plotting his game tactics for=each one of them, with the aim always being how to get those 3 points.

It will also be a good time to ensure Jose Enrique and Fabricio Coloccini are fit again as it looks like Joey Barton is probably out until February, unfortunately.

We have done very well in our first 11 games but we have to keep this up through the end of the year where we will hopefully still be top of the league by then.

We’d also love to see a second specialist left back at the club since Jose Enrique had never had competition for that position since he’s been on Tyneside, and it will certainly help balance the squad.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far


    Oct 5, 2009 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #1

    to all the doom mongerers, this is title winning form, simple as.

    we are doing ok, hell, under present circumstances, i cant friggin believe it!

  • dave 1961

    Oct 5, 2009 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #2

    won 2 drew 2 lost 2

  • G

    Oct 5, 2009 at 2:52 PM

    Comment #3

    What are you talking about Dave1961? Just to re-itterate, we have played 11 games this season, not 6.


    Oct 5, 2009 at 2:54 PM

    Comment #4

    maybe you’ve suffered from a black out dave, but that only covers 6 matches??

    i’m sure the rest of the world would agree we have infact played 11games so far, and are sitting on 24 points,

    so, in relation to that being “title winning form” why dont we do a little maths… do keep up

    46 matches in a season

    lets, for argument sake, say were a quarter of the way through, and just to clarify, there’s 4 quarters in a whole, ok?

    so, lets do 4 x 24= 96

    so, on current form, thats what we’ll end on… do you follow how i came to that conclusion?

    so, to be honest dave, i couldnt give two hoots if we’ve won 2, drawn 2, lost 2 of the last six, in total in the league we’ve won 7 drawn 3 and lost 1

    so pipe down with your doom mongering.. take your prozac or whatever puts a smile on ya face

  • G

    Oct 5, 2009 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #5

    Lols @ DJM

  • G

    Oct 5, 2009 at 2:57 PM

    Comment #6

    Incidentaly Dave1961, Boro & WBA were the early faves for the CCC this season. How is their form looking?

  • Whumpie

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:07 PM

    Comment #7

    I really don’t see how anyone can be upset at our situation at the moment. We played well on Saturday and on another day it would’ve been 4-0. We’ve had a lot of good luck up to now, and we have to expect fluctuations like this.

    The difference now is that it did look like luck rather than poor play or attitude, so I am confident that we’ll be winning again very soon.

    And to be honest I’m also delighted that I won’t have to shrink into a corner out of pure embarrassment at the pub when Joey Barton comes into view in black and white. At least not until January, anyway. Nice one Joey – one less git to think about.

  • punk skunk...

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Ooooo whumpie, you bitch!..

    …You got a one man crusade v Barton, or what?.. 🙂

    …Just havin’ a laugh with ya’ man!.. 😉

  • Whumpie

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:17 PM

    Comment #9

    On the subject of using stats to justify anything, here you go Dave:

    On Saturday between the 28th and 31st minutes, we only managed a ridiculous 19% of the possession!* That’s relegation form!! Sack the manager!!

    Sorry, couldn’t resist it.

    *Stat made up on the spot, as 89% are. Apparently.

  • Whumpie

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Me am de anti-Barton beyatch gadgie…

  • punk skunk...

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:33 PM

    Comment #11

    I was wonderin’!.. 🙂
    …Seein’ as he’s not even playin’ & injured…Just enjoy the time off bro’…& who are these bullies havin’ a go at ya’ when he plays?..I’ll come round there & sort ’em out for ya’, if ya’ want?..

  • dave 1961

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    Comment #12

    6 games since the 1st defeat, this is the point where it starts to matter, as when we were piped by man u, what do you do when you loose, fall like a pack of cards, or will it be a few odd results then back to winning again. next two games away now, and the proof of the pudding will be in the eating. will Chris be good enough, to get back to winning ways, an experienced manager, would find it easier to do this, that the coach would. its what happens in the next 2 (away) games that could have a major baring on our season.

  • G

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:45 PM

    Comment #13

    So on your logic Dave, would Kenny Dalglish qualify as an experienced manager? What with the title’s at Liverpool and Blackburn?

  • dave 1961

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #14

    experienced yes a good one in my opinion not


    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:46 PM

    Comment #15

    i see where your coming from dave, so why are you already calling for chris’s head and that the world as we know it is over?

  • dave 1961

    Oct 5, 2009 at 3:58 PM

    Comment #16

    i’m not all i think is Ashley should be planning in case things fall apart, i will never want Chris’s head, as i think personally he put his own head on the block for our club, he could have hidden but he has face all the crap, that Ashley has caused, i am 100% great full for what Chris Hughton has done, i just fear we blow this start Chris has given us by not reacting until its too lats, and if or when it comes about it will be 100% Ashley to blame. i will say now i hope all goes well. but Newcastle football club is too important to leave to chance. also i respect the position you lads have, & hope you’s are correct, i just feel in my bones i have been hear before.


    Oct 5, 2009 at 4:02 PM

    Comment #17

    and that views respected fella, and yeah, i think every toon fan knows the cracks have only been papered over, but as i’ve said already to you, when has MA ever done anything for the good of the club intentionally?

    hell, i’d imagine the youth set up was put in place just to sell the kids on and make a profit

    my only advice dave is to not expect anything from MA..

  • Sav

    Oct 5, 2009 at 8:14 PM

    Comment #18

    Ok, we got stuck with perma-crocked Nacho Gonzales, the Uruguayan crook presumably got his slice from Valentia, it cost us a million squids, our manager, our Premiership status and most of our self respect – so where’s the feckin’ Brazilian wonderkids???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


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