Chris Hughton Has Some Interesting Striker Options


Newcastle look to have a number of good options up front, when you consider we now have Harewood, Carroll, Lovenkrands, Ranger and Nolan who can all play at the striker position, and Shola Ameobi expected to return in December.

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Marlon Harewood – powerful striker

Youngster Andy Carroll jas a couple of goals this season, but Lovenkrands and Carroll still have to get off the mark.

Chris talked this morning about our strikers:

“The most important thing is they give us options,” “In Andy Carroll, Nile Ranger, Marlon Harewood and Peter Løvenkrands, and Kevin Nolan can play there, we have different options.”

“The most important thing is they continue to learn and enjoy this division. At times we have found we need to go longer at times. Of course there are not many better than Andy in the air.”

“ But his form this season has been excellent. He’s developing very nicely and is a huge asset for us and, hopefully, England.

“Young Nile has also come and had a real impact on the squad. He will be in and out of the side, as will Andy, because of the other strikers we have but they will definitely be better off for the experience they are getting at the moment.”

It’s good that we have some options up front because while the defense has been great with 7 clean sheets in 11 league games, we need more goals to cement these victories, and Chris may need to use many different options up front to win the games.

It’s starting to be quite exciting to see some of our youngsters emerge into the first team.

Andy and Nile are the two most prominent youngsters, but we keep hearing great things about Haris  Vuckic.

We would expect the Slovenian 17 year-old to make some appearances before the end of the season, and Hungarian center back, 19 year-old  Tamas Kadar has also looked very impressive, when he’s played for the senior side.

Comments welcome.



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20 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Oct 10, 2009 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #1

    Isn’t Chris Hughton a little fella compared to others in the quad photo.

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  • Waddles mullet

    Oct 10, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Comment #2

    Hmmmm
    very interesting

    http://twitter.com/henrywinter

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  • Stuart79

    Oct 10, 2009 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #3

    Waddles mullet // Oct 10, 2009 at 10:51 AM

    Hmmmm
    very interesting

    http://twitter.com/henrywinter

    Exactly why would a rumour like that be doing the rounds in the Ukraine?

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  • Stuart79

    Oct 10, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #4

    Also Waddles, how the hell did you come across that?

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  • will die for the toon army

    Oct 10, 2009 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Keep CH as manager with a very good director of football who can attract players and show a good image at NUFC. and add Guus Poyet as coach.

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  • batty

    Oct 10, 2009 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #6

    ashley lambsarse and hughton oot

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  • batty

    Oct 10, 2009 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #7

    get rid of the londoners

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  • Tino 11

    Oct 10, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #8

    I see Rodz was back to his best last night!

    Batty you got anymore wind-ups for Stardust lined up?

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  • batty

    Oct 10, 2009 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #9

    always thinking tino its all aboot having a laugh isnt it

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  • Stuart79

    Oct 10, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #10

    Hey what’s the crack with Henry Winter talking sh1te?

    He’s normally a decent journo.

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  • Tino 11

    Oct 10, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #11

    Yep Batts it is, poor dusty get’s the abuse from all sides! 🙂

    Can you imagine the abuse he’d get if you actually did reveal who he was!

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  • Waddles mullet

    Oct 10, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #12

    Stu
    was doing rounds last night on toontastic

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  • Stuart79

    Oct 10, 2009 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #14

    Waddles,

    You gotta ask how he will hear anything over in the Ukraine?

    Would be nice but I won’t hold my breath

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  • will die for the toon army

    Oct 10, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Comment #15

    Batty, what has CH done? Is it a crime to stick by NUFC when we were in shit?

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  • Waddles mullet

    Oct 10, 2009 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Obviously rumours among the journos

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  • batty

    Oct 10, 2009 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #17

    will die for the toon army // Oct 10, 2009 at 12:49 PM

    Batty, what has CH done? Is it a crime to stick by NUFC when we were in shit?
    <<<<<he was born in london thats what OK

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  • liam27

    Oct 10, 2009 at 1:46 PM

    Comment #18

    Youngster Andy Carroll jas a couple of goals this season, but Lovenkrands and Carroll still have to get off the mark.

    Seriously. Look at this sentence. Why don’t you proof-read what you write, or at least spell check it? So does Carroll have any goals yet or not??

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  • Ketsbaia

    Oct 10, 2009 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #19

    Batty – so was Stevie Taylor. Hope you don’t want him out too!

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  • ArtyH

    Oct 11, 2009 at 2:10 PM

    Comment #20

    As far as I am concerned its about who loves the toon not where you live or were born.
    There are some very stupid shits from the toon who would take the club for every penny…….ring any bells……so give over about where people are from and where they were born. If they support the toon and have our best interests at heart, they will do for me. If C.H does get the job , just hope he does better than Glen Roder did when he took over.

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