Defeat Changes Nothing on Manager Front – Hughton

The lack of form for Newcastle has come at exactly the wrong time for interim manager Chris Hughton.

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Chris and Colin – must turn this thing around – quickly

As we all know Hughton is due to meet with our clueless owner Mike Ashley soon, to discuss the permanent job at St James’ Park.

And after last night’s humiliating defeat at Scunthorpe United Chris said he didn’t think anything had changed on that front:

“It will have no effect at all,”  “As far as I know they (the talks) are still going ahead.”

“I’m still very confident the situation hasn’t changed.”

Kevin Nolan’s equalizer midway through the second half – his 7th goal of the season – had brought Newcastle level but we were not able to hold on and went down to the second defeat in a row, to the dismay of Geordie fans everywhere.

Chris continued:

“The game plan was to come here and do well,”    “On the balance of play and chances it’s a game we should have won, but we have to do better.”

“They were able to turn us at times, they were always a threat and had a lot of energy in the side and at the clinical moments they got the goals.”

“We didn’t defend moments well enough and that enabled them to get the goals that they did. On the balance of play it’s a game that we should have won.”

“I think this is a pressure on us. We are a side in this division that everybody expects to do well and certainly our own supporters expect us to do well and that’s the pressure that we carry with us in every game. That’s a pressure that we’ve got to live with.”

And not surprisingly  Scunthorpe manager Nigel Adkins was more than happy after the victory last night:

“It’s quite simple, we haven’t hidden away from the fact that we have the smallest fan base and the smallest budget in the division,”

“But it’s what you do on the field of play. We’ve got a fantastic team spirit.”

“This is a great victory. When we got promoted, this was the first game everybody was looking for; Newcastle United at home.”

“We packed Glanford Park out, played against a top side and we have gone and got a victory.”

While this was a humiliating defeat for the Magpies it was a tremendous win for Scunthrope and congratulations have to go out to them.

But it’s hard to have sympathy for the Newcastle players, who let down the club badly last season and are still easily the highest paid players in the second division by a long way.

The lads now have to dig deep and turn this thing around – quickly – that’s what they are paid big bucks for.

22 comments so far

  • Toonkistan

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #1

    I think hughton makes the right kind of team selection given the team he has at his disposal (and he has shown some guts by keeping butt on the bench) but he seem to lack plan B and the team is crying out loud for out & out winger…..damn i never thought i’d say something like this but god we miss Ameobi

  • toonsy

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #2

    Hughton wont turn down the managers job, that would involve him saying no to Ashley and we all know he is just a yes man!

    Get out the fckin lot of you and stop fuining my home town team!

  • toonsy

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #3

    ruining not fuining lol 😀

  • Charlietoon

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:11 AM

    Comment #4



  • Ericles

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:18 AM

    Comment #5

    A shameful and disgraceful result. If Hughton thinks this fiasco changes nothing he is saying he is getting the managers job regardless. This shows he is a second rate yes man and Ashley is hell bent on destroying NUFC. A coach he may be but a manager? Never! Get out of Newcastle fat Ashley and take your third rate staff and players with you.

  • Stuart79

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #6

    If we lose on Saturday which is very possible as Doncaster play nice, attractive football we could be 9th!

    That would have a disaster for morale.

    Stick to my prediction – We will NOT get promoted and we won’t even finish in the top six!

  • toonsy

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:23 AM

    Comment #7

    Id guess the only way Ashley will budge is if the club starts costing him money out of his own pocket to run. Stay away from home games, stay away from the shop, cancel the monthly paid season tickets, your subscriptions to NUFCTV and everything else and lets smoke this twat out!

  • premier

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:25 AM

    Comment #8

    4-5-1 at Scunny!!! Paying far too much respect to fellow fizzy pop teams. If Ashley wants a manager on the cheap Southgate available.

  • bro56

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #9

    this wont change a think if hes appointed, we’ll still get beat by the likes of blackpool, scunthope ect and we wont get promoted this season..FACT! its all getting a little tedious now. Ashley doesnt communicate and wont spend, Houghton is a puppet with no managerial experience, and Derek (more than 2) liambias is a complete joke. Once we loose our loan signings we’ll drop like a lead balloon. next season we’ll loose Nolan, Carol etc and stay in this div for a while..unless some one buys us, apparently we have 4 days left until Asley takes us back off the market.. for me a full scale boycott is the only answer..

  • toonsy

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:31 AM

    Comment #10

    premier – worst WUM ever. Your actually saying things i agree with! Not the Southgate part, but paying other teams too much respect!

  • Canuck

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #11

    Although Hughton is well intended and has behaved professionally, installing him as a perminent manager would truly be a disaster. He may actually get the team promoted (not based on recent form, but with some additions and returned injured players), but he could never compete for new players at the next level and NUFC would be relegated right back down. The only way they could succeed beyond this year would be by firing him.

    Therefore, why hire someone “perminent” knowing that the person MUST be fired if the person is actualy successful. I wished I had even a remote clue as to what is going on in Ashley’s head. He is either an idiot, bad businessman, or has a hidden agenda. Based on his business record, one would think the latter, but based on all apperances, it appears the former.

  • toonsy

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:36 AM

    Comment #12

    Canuck – Ashley wants Hughton because he knows he can walk all over him.

  • Graeme

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:38 AM

    Comment #13

    Unfortunately, NUFC need a Manager who can manage the club from top to bottom in the way that Wenger, Fergy, SBR always have.

    FCB has admitted he hasnt a clue and his efforts have been woefull to say the least. That in itself isnt a huge problem, he just needs to employ someone with the knowledge, skill and ability to do it for him.

    The problem for FCB is A) he wants to sell the club so wont employ a “Name” on a long term contract. B) If he could find the right man, he wont be cheap and FCB isnt about to spend money on a club he’s trying to unload – allegedly!! C) He is unable to make a decision wether to stay or bail out so cant choose between A or B above. result – we are in the
    SH one T – deeply.

  • Mikey25

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #14

    After all the criticism Hughton etc will undoubtably seeing why doesn’t he just give us what we need and go all out against Donny?


    Tell Butt to sit infront of defence rigidly and make nice easy passes and just go from there! We have no wingers but Hughton will never upset Jonas by dropping him so were doomed to play out of positions players on the right! Sod em all, start playing people on merit despite age etc!

    What’s annoying me is the fact week in week out we are getting seriously taken up the chuff by 16,17,18yr olds who run rings around us…..ours warm the bench until 87minutes! GREAT USE OF THE AMAZING YOUTH SQUAD YOU FOOKEN TWATT!!

    If Hughton gets the job this week a home game seriously needs to be boycotted! All the fans surround St James instead, inform Police etc let em know what’s going on so they can’t shoo us away and get press involved! Hit MA where it hurts but still cheer for the team outside the ground!

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:47 AM

    Comment #15

    No promotion this season lads-No chance.

    The players are Gash and CH is not management material.

    Very disappointed.

  • lesh

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:52 AM

    Comment #16

    “The game plan was to come here and do well,”

    Inspirational words from Mr Hughton, just inspirational!!

  • Nick D

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #17

    This is the lowest point I can ever remember.

    Just drifting along aimlessly with a greedy owner who has long since tired of his plaything, a succession of second rate yes men in Kinnear and now Hughton and probably the worst collection of dross players assembled in the last 15 years.

    My days are spent walking around in this perpetual nightmare which just seems never ending.

    Barry Moat is a bloody wind up merchant, the NUST can’t seem to get a foot in the door and we are stuck with a man seemingly totally impervious to the suffering he’s caused and is still causing.

    Hughton is a poor mans Allardyce and Kinnear. A negative long ball, hoof merchant who doesn’t have the guts to try and play the beautiful game. Unfortunately Calderwood is also a long ball guru and this is a million miles from SBR’s creation and blueprint of passing football and developing good fast youngsters.

    Clueless idiots are running the asylum where once a great man strode across St James Park. Mediocre morons have replaced a timeless giant of the game and it’s breaking my heart to see and be able to do absolutely nothing about it.

  • harry861

    Oct 21, 2009 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #18

    Lots of way I feel sorry for Hughton, He not the answer for the manager position; He’s to close to the players & the chairman & give him credit in this division he’s done well considering the staff at his disposal.

    They have no cover all over the park regarding playing staff & what we have in certain positions leaves a lot to be desired.
    Biggest clanger was getting Harewood on loan & whoever advised Hughton to get him well!
    All the supporter know that all the other teams want to beat us.
    We need a Chairman like Middlesborough has in charge & the right manager he would help the manager like he’s done since been chairman at Middlesborough & supported them through thick & thin; probably more thin & like us they sold their best players & yet none of them were on the wages that most of ours are on plus their gates are poor to ours.
    Would like to know the difference in cost of playing staff between us ?
    We’ve the best supporters & attendance in this league & most of Premier League & we deserve better than this & all of this upheaval we’ve had for the past year or so

    We all no who is responsible for the position we are in.

  • punk skunk...

    Oct 21, 2009 at 11:43 AM

    Comment #19

    If moat & nust had any nous &/or NUTS they’d club together, wouldn’t they, ah, maybe not?..

  • Vest

    Oct 21, 2009 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #20

    The only thing we can do as supporters is, to his MA where he feels it. In his vallet. If we unit and stop buy his products and stop buing in the club shop, he will feel it. We could even stop going to the matches. I know that it is not good for the team and club, but neighter is Mike Ashley.


  • Sav

    Oct 21, 2009 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Hughton is ideal.
    Cheap option who won’t rock any boats.

    The job interview will presumably consist of his being made to run the length of SJP bollock-naked.

  • MacToon

    Oct 21, 2009 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #22


    Well it should!

    Has there ever been a manager sacked before he became manager? 😆


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