Defeat Was Hard To Take – Hughton

Chris Hugthon is learning that’s it’s never going to be an easy job managing a club like Newcastle United.

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Chris Hughton – defeat hard to take

Hughton told the Evening Chronicle:

“We have to learn very fast and wherever we go crowds will raise their game and crowds will raise their enthusiasm.”

“We have to rise above that.” “We lost because we conceded poor goals and didn’t put our chances away.”

Hughton looked like a man completely devastated by the terrible result at the final whistle last night, according to reports.

He has to know this may even damage his prospects of the full time job at the club, although we still expect him to be appointed by Mr. Clueless.

Chris continued:

“It’s hard to take.” “It was a game we tried to be positive in and we did create chances throughout.”

“On another day they go in and you put a percentage of them away.” “If you don’t there’s a chance you are going to concede and we did concede poor goals.”

“And they came at bad moments for us.” “We were able to come back from the first one and at that stage I thought we’d go on and win the game, I really did.”

“We then got caught again and paid the price for it.” “It’s difficult to accept we haven’t got anything out of it.”

“This is a side that beat Sheffield United on Saturday and they (the Blades) are a hardened Championship team that most people would have considered promotion candidates at the start of the season.”

“Scunthorpe know how to play the game, albeit in a different way.” “You can only speak about the game itself and that was one we should have won.” “It shows how tough this league is.”

It’s good that we are creating the chances and it looks like we just haven’t taken them when they’ve presented themselves, over the last couple of games.

But it would be a lot worse if we were not creating them.

We just have to make sure we are more clinical on Saturday, and we may even have a fairly easy game – but an early Newcastle goal is what the lads need to calm the old nerves.

It will help with the tattered nerves of the fans also. 😀

41 comments so far

  • Toonmania

    Oct 21, 2009 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #1

    zzzzzzzzzzzz….. CH is never going to make a good manager, anybody with any football knowledge can see that, God when is this nightmare going to end

  • Bigbadbob

    Oct 21, 2009 at 5:51 PM

    Comment #2

    Aye Chris, its hard to take especially when everyone and their granny knows where our weaknesses are except for you, your staff and the pack of twats who own this club.

  • dave 1961

    Oct 21, 2009 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #3

    hughtons a barn pot like his boss, all nutbags

  • batty

    Oct 21, 2009 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #4

    no shit sherlock pack ur bags and fck off shit for brain dead

  • will die for the toon army

    Oct 21, 2009 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Looking at all this am not blaming CH, we are playing well. I dont know if we have poor strikers or not.
    We lose our best partnership in defence then we start considing come on use your brains here. With COLO and Taylor in that back we had consided 4 goals.

    We need to sit back and prepare I still trust CH and I know he is the right man for now he knows the team and the players believe in him. All we need is COLO and Taylor back.

  • toonsy

    Oct 21, 2009 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #6

    WDFTTA – You watching a different Newcastle? The one ive been to watch all season has been pi55 poor, its just been luck that we have got results!

  • will die for the toon army

    Oct 21, 2009 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #7

    At least we can make complete passes. Southgate was sacked poor guy.

  • sahota

    Oct 21, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #8

    We fans have responsibility to tell Mike that we don’t like whats going on and that we can not accept it. STOP GOING TO GAMES. Mike will sell within a month after finding empty stadium on few occasions. Am I mad? Can it happen? Yes it can happen its upto us fans what we want. Do we want to see this poor football being played at St James Park. If yes then go , take flags to all games and scarves too. Chant for Ashley ….fill his pocket.

    Otherwise take action cancel your tickets , don’t go to any games. THINGS WILL CHANGE FOR SURE. WHEN ? WHEN WE ALL WANT THEM TO. We simply are accepting poor football and poor owner and now poor manager.

  • will die for the toon army

    Oct 21, 2009 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #9

    I didnt realise its 4 point separating the first 10.
    1.WBA 24
    2.Newcastle 24
    3.Cardiff City 23
    4.Middlesbrough 23
    5.Blackpool 22
    6.Preston 22
    7.Nottm Forest 22
    8.Leicester City 21
    9.Bristol City 21
    10.QPR 20

    May be they will work better under pressure.

  • will die for the toon army

    Oct 21, 2009 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #10

    sahota, I will never abandon my club whoever the owner or manager is. Let it be league one or two.

    I stood Shepherd, Joe Kinnear, Souness, Big Sam, They all left and am now with MA. He will leave and I stay with my beloved TOON.

  • toonsy

    Oct 21, 2009 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #11

    sahota // Oct 21, 2009 at 6:40 PM

    As has been pointed out before, not going to the games will only affect normal day to day workers at the club! You know, the people that sell beer, work in the shop, stewards, ticket sellers etc. It wont even touch Ashley as he will just wield his axe and make even more people unemployed!

    Its hard because i am all for a boycott etc etc, but i feel it will hurt the poeple that are most associated to us as i mentioned above, not to mention it will hurt the players confidence even more. As fans we are stuck between a rock and a hard place, We need to try to get fatboy out, but its hard to find a way to effectively do it!

  • will die for the toon army

    Oct 21, 2009 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #12

    What is happenin to NUFC is part of life which will fed as time goes on that is how Life is.

    NUFC for Life.

  • Darling27

    Oct 21, 2009 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh so it’s ok that we got beat by Scunthorpe because Sheffield United did. What a load of dog pump!!!

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 21, 2009 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #14

    Toonsy you can boycott and still turn up to support the team, the best way to do it is for evryone not to enter the ground for the 1st 5 minutes of the game so when it kicks off the ground is totally empty. Even better if we could get the away fans onside as well.

  • buda boom

    Oct 21, 2009 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #15

    Ashley wants Hughton in as his puppet because Hughton will be told to offer no resistance in january when Krul, Enrique, Smudger, Taylor, Colo, Barton and Spidey are all sold and be replaced by more washed up loanees like Zhurab and Harewood who truly horrible footballers

  • AndyT

    Oct 21, 2009 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #16

    I hate the fat man. Who seriously thought back LAST September that he could really be pulling this stuff for over a year?!
    Hughton is not the man for the job and never has been. He was lucky with every game that we won. The only reason we destroyed Ipswich was because the players were actually pumped up at the beginning of the game and were ready to play a decent game for Sir Bobby. Every other game this season, the lads have failed to show up in the first half and we ALWAYS start on the back foot, needing to be revitalized at the half. It’s pathetic.

  • Mag 48

    Oct 21, 2009 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #17

    It won’t happen but….
    Fill the ground with SILENCE!!

  • premier

    Oct 21, 2009 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #18

    From the Entertainers to 4-5-1 at Scunthorpe!!

  • Johno Toon

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #19

    Mag 48 what would that really achieve? I do not think that would get rid of ashley, and I dont know what will but he has to go.

    I think people on here r been very over critical of Chris Hughton , he wouldnt be my first choice , but he ( or soon enough will be ) is the manager of the team and we need to get behind them.

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    Comment #20

    “We have to learn very fast and wherever we go crowds will raise their game and crowds will raise their enthusiasm.” Seems funy that 50K + at SJP week in week out and we dont seem to be able to rasie our game


  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:48 PM

    Comment #21

    ShotBro – absolute bollocks m8 – Fatash still gets his cash – the only thing he is bothered about.


  • p doff

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #22

    Will die for the Toon Army
    “may be they will be better under pressure”
    You wont be missed, they have collapsed after any team has ran at them. Have you seen the results?

  • BlacknWhite Barmy

    Oct 21, 2009 at 8:50 PM

    Comment #23

    Its atough medicine – but if people want fataash out you are going to have to stay away.

    If you go you are supporting ASHLEY – remember he is hte SOLE owner – not the fans and can do whatever he wants

  • Shot Bru

    Oct 21, 2009 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #24

    Blacknwhitearmy you’re probably right. If the results continue the way they are goin’ there will be less and less people turn up, so i guess apathy will turn out to be the final boycott.

  • Charlietoon

    Oct 21, 2009 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Support the team and the manager…. We all know that there are enough fans that if some boycott others will take their place.

  • batty

    Oct 21, 2009 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #26

    Charlietoon // Oct 21, 2009 at 9:52 PM

    Support the team and the manager…. We all know that there are enough fans that if some boycott others will take their place.
    <<<<< well why arnt they u dipshit so we are still gettin 52 ooo crowds are we i think not and HUGHTON OOT

  • dave 1961

    Oct 21, 2009 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #27

    for those who think a boycott does not work, think of 1930 Germany and the killing of between 200,000 to 6,000,000, innocent Jews were murdered, what would of happened if the Germans had boycotted the murdering, would we have had so many dead. a boycott means not to take part in. it was a boycott that disposed of Gordon McKeag & co. do i need remind anyone what happened next. everyone now needs to ask themselves the question, do i support this rabble, as going to games does just that, i am not going to be critical of ether option as its down to the individual. but i will say one thing they believe that the crowds represent an approval rating to Ashley.

  • dave 1961

    Oct 21, 2009 at 10:41 PM

    Comment #28

    hughton claims in the chronicle that we are a good side on paper, hears an idea Chris dig up the pitch, and throw a few of those chronicle & journals that most self respecting Newcastle fan will no longer read, onto ST James park. see sorted, and its only cost the price of a couple chipy papers to.

  • jgmathie

    Oct 21, 2009 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #29

    CH clearly hasn’t got a clue about being a manager. We are suppossed to be the biggest club in the league, and yet we go to minor teams like scunthorpe and play a defensive 4-5-1, leaving 4 strikers on the bench. If CH had any respect for this club or the fans he would walk out now before he ruins our promotion chances.

  • NewcastleMole

    Oct 21, 2009 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #30

    The players are “Lucky” all 4 defeats have come away from home. Because when we lose at home for the first time in this division they will definitely get a culture shock response.

    Our next 2 Away fixtures (Sheff Utd & Preston) are Live on Sky so any poor performances by the players and they’ll be ripped to shreds from all quarters.

    I notice Man U won again in last minutes of the match. Why do they take so many points in the closing stages of a match? Because Fergie would give them a right bollocking for not performing to expectations. Hughton gives the impression of after defeats pats the players on the back and says “Well at least you tried, we’ll do better next time”

  • ToonMobile

    Oct 21, 2009 at 11:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Post 16 – Mag48 – Fill the ground with silence is a great idea for those who still intend to go to games. I assume you mean along the lines of no applause when the teams go onto the pitch and saving applause for when the players actually deserve it – too often we fans are asked to bring the players to life with our support of their (frequent) poor displays. I say enough is enough. A team, manager and chairman met by silence on Satuday would speak volumes.

  • Waddles mullet

    Oct 21, 2009 at 11:39 PM

    Comment #32

    Never ever boycott the team
    that is why we go in our numbers!
    Always said that we have had a lot worse in charge
    you can’t hurt a billionaire!
    Just support the team through thin and thin!
    Tooooon arrrrmy

  • lacedaemonian

    Oct 22, 2009 at 12:32 AM

    Comment #33

    We should have signed Brunt, Tudgay and Scotland……………..

  • Isaac Hunt

    Oct 22, 2009 at 1:11 AM

    Comment #34

    toonmobile @27:

    “A team, manager and chairman met by silence on Satuday would speak volumes.”

    and what volume might that be?


  • Piers

    Oct 22, 2009 at 5:25 AM

    Comment #35

    Hey Guys,

    Haven’t posted in ages….been real busy with school and work but im gonna make more of an effort.

    Tough loss the other night….it happens to every team at one point, we’ll be fine….just keep believing Toon faithful

    Toon forever!!

  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 22, 2009 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #36

    I just can’t think of any positives,the team looks deflated,Mike’s continuing stranglehold seems stronger than ever,the management situation is a shambles…mid table by xmas,more assets will be stripped,suspensions and injuries will be mounting I think it will be a sad winter.

  • lesh

    Oct 22, 2009 at 8:55 AM

    Comment #37

    Off thread……… This has been copied from the Chron’s comments and just about sums up the situation we’re in and why we’re in it:

    magpie5uk wrote:

    We really are in a sorry state. I realise that Hughton got some good results at the start of the season, but it seems to have been more of a backlash from the players, than any management skills on his part. No disrespect meant, he has done well and remained dignified throughout the shambles that is Mike Ashley’s ineptitude.

    However, as keen as he may be to become the manager, there are a few questions he should be asking himself

    Firstly, and foremostly, WHY on earth would anyone want to accept a Managers position after being told you’ll have NO MONEY to buy players, have NO SAY on who will stay and who will be sold, ONLY the odd loan signing (and we all know what quality players are on that list), and realistically hung out to dry when things get worse by an owner who has proved to have:

    NO morals, NO scruples, NO dignity, NO decency, NO respect (be it for the fans, or the potential buyers he approached in Dubai last year), NO guilt over this whole sorry affair, NO compassion, and skin so thick, that a chainsaw couldn’t cut through it!!??!!

    On top of all this, the fact that he has no experience as a full-time permanent manager, will leave our owner to believe he can, and will be walked all over. His appointment is yet another example of Ashley treating the Club (OUR CLUB) the same as the stuff he sells in his stores….cheap and chatty!

    A little bit of advice for Mr Ashley….PLEASE TURN UP ON SATURDAY!!!! Because after the stunts he has pulled in the last seven days, from appointing Hughton, to taking a swipe at the fans (who, may i remind him, are in a lot less priveliged position than him) last week, if he thinks the fans were disgruntled, angry and vociferous against him before….then let me warn him…come saturday….HE AIN’T SEEN NOTHING YET!!!!

  • lesh

    Oct 22, 2009 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #38

    And… a good article from George Caulkin which again, damns Ashely and his cronies for what they are:

    Does anyone know if a takeover’s on the cards or is that dead in the water?

  • lesh

    Oct 22, 2009 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #39

    Today’s Journal covers a story about Shearer and the basis of it is that it looks like the Moat bid’s a dead duck – it appears that Ashley’s closed his mind to anything less than an £80m down payment!

  • premier

    Oct 22, 2009 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #40

    Hey Lesh if Shearer was that keen to help the Toon why dont he throw some money into the pot with Moat? He has after all taken plenty cas away with a decent pay packet. Seems he wants the club to gamble on his lack of experience but not risk any capital of his own!!


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