Time For The Newcastle Players To Regroup


Chris Hughton has handled our disastrous defeat last night at Scunthorpe with some philosphy, saying that all that is happening is that Newcasatle are going through a rough spell right now.

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Chris Hughton – tough task for Chris now


Chris told the Shields Gazette this morning :

“I have to get on with the job. We’re a good side on paper, and anybody who was at the game would have seen how good we were for the majority of that match.”

“What you will get is periods of the season where you don’t get results.”   “We’ve already had periods of the season where we have played not so well, and got results.”

“The period we’re going through at the moment is one where we are aren’t getting what we deserve. Anybody could see we deserved something from last night.”

“When you aren’t getting the rub of the green you still stick to your task, and that is to stick to the way we are playing and to drive on and get results.”

Newcastle were supported by more than 2,000 fans at Glanford Park, and that’s one thing that will always be to the team’s advantage – the wonderful fans.

But it’s now an acid test for the fans and the players come Saturday, because we’ll just have to support the lads out of the slump they’re in, and the confidence on Saturday is not likely to be too high either.

But there’s also no doubt that a win on Saturday will calm everybody’s nerves a little, and the lads will not be too full of confidence, which is why the first goal will be all important.

Once we get Coloccini and Taylor back in defense we should be a lot tighter, but it’s worrying that we lose two games with those players out, and gave away two sloppy goals last night in the porocess.

Hughton went on:

“They’re such a wonderful crowd, I know I don’t need to appeal to them (to back us) – they do it anyway.”

“The disappointing thing is that we didn’t get the result for them.” “Irrespective of what anybody says about players, it’s hard for them as well.”

“They know how many turn up to see them, and how vocal the fans are. The lads want to do well for them. The supporters were brilliant.”

“They spend a fortune going to Forest, and a fortune coming to Scunthorpe too. We’ve got to make sure we give them more good days than bad.”

The players can start by getting down to business, looking at what they did wrong last night and come roaring back on Saturday. We cannot allow teams to out-fight us this season.

There’s no reason we cannot win that game against Doncaster, although Alan Smith will be missing after picking up his 5th yellow card, and will miss his second game through suspension this season, but this is a good chance for Nicky Butt to come in and give an accomplished performance.

We just must get back on the winning track as soon as possible.



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11 comments so far

  • MacToon

    Oct 21, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #1

    Time For The Newcastle Players To Regroup, Time For The Owner To SOD OFF.

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  • G

    Oct 21, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #2

    2nd that MacToon.

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  • bowburnmag

    Oct 21, 2009 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #3

    So by Chris’ logic, we’ve probably also got to go through the phase where we play horribly and lose? Something to look forward to……

    I’d agree Chris, except there is a pattern –

    We were playing averagely and with elements of both luck and surprise and considering the standard of opposition we’ve nicked a handful of games we might not otherwise have won. Lest we forget that two of our bigger wins were against pretty horrible teams. Now teams have sussed us, our luck has run out and some of our better performers are injured or suspended.

    It’ll be a hard, winter slog. Hopefully we’ll be in touching distance of the leading pack but if January comes and goes without reinforcements, we can undoubtedly kiss goodbye to promotion.

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  • geordie jock

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:08 PM

    Comment #4

    Regroup with what, the players are crap, the so called manager is crap and the so called owner is !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOW is the time for all supporters to hurt Ashley once and for all where it matters, in his pocket and BOYCOTT the home matches and force this Arrogant overblown bag of shite out of the club. And please don’t say the club needs the backing of the supporters as they have backed the team to the hilt and we are still in a mess.

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  • unclepauly

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:14 PM

    Comment #5

    its all so easy to jump on hughtons back the moment things start to look grim. a month ago we won 4-0 at ipswich and we were all loving him.

    if we had not conceded last night we would have won 1-0. and before you say that i am pointing out the bloody obvious, let me say that with colo and talyor in our defense we would not have conceded the first goal i am sure of it. i could only get a ticket in the scunthorpe end yesterday and i was on the front row and had a great (?) view of both their goals. the first was due to Danny Simpson being too small – bless him he is only 5 foot with high heels on and the ball just bounced over his head. colo would have got it. their second goal came from a throw in even though the ball very clearly came off their attacker so it should have been our throw in and they would never had scored. enrique and nolan were going nuts at the linesman but sky sports never showed this and i doubt the newcastle fans saw this from where they were.

    dont get me wrong we played sh!te but weve played sh!te all season and got away with it. once colo and taylor are back im sure we will be ok again.

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  • premier

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #6

    rutted, heavy fizzy pop pitches soon for the premier prima rejects to face soon anarl

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  • our-lad9

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #7

    geordie jock cop on! the players are trying hard so we got to stay behind them. last years game vs boro is what the atmosphere should be like the whole time and we need people like you to help out

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  • G

    Oct 21, 2009 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #8

    I don’t personnal believe that boycotting the games will hurt MA, as the revenue goes towards player wages. Boycotting merchandise will only hurt the people employed to sell them, when MA first took over the club, so many people were left jobless because of his penny pinching. Believe me, if we stop going to the games, MA will not suffer. The unfortunate souls who are employed by the club to stewart our games, pull us pints, serve us food and sell us all manner of things black and white will suffer. Turn up to the games and turn your back at the beginning of every game. Sing ‘Ashley Out’ at the top of your lungs to show contempt. This guy is a millionaire umpteen times over, believe me, boycotting doesnt worry him at all. Its like throwing a stone at a tank (mildly satisfying, but ultimately pointless).

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  • geordie jock

    Oct 21, 2009 at 5:19 PM

    Comment #9

    sorry been out this afternoon
    our-lad9
    the players are trying so hard. don’t make me laugh they are 2nd rate ( maybe 3rd rate) they couldn’t win in the premier and now have forgotten how to win in the crap league.
    and G
    the only way to hit Ashley is in the pocket and the only way for that is stop the revenue going to his pocket ie : match money and merchandise

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  • dave 1961

    Oct 21, 2009 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #10

    this is the ramblings of a mad man, Hughton’s out of touch with reality, not surprising when he works for a nut, & works in a nut house.

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  • Charlietoon

    Oct 21, 2009 at 9:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Chris should just get on tele and have a cry….I dont have any money, I dont have enough players of my own, I dont know if we can win!

    Would that make everyone happy?

    Personally I like his strength of character. Rather than whinging about the problems he inherited and the troubles he is having he is trying to get on with the job he is being underpaid to do. Considering the difference in papackets between our players and other teams it’s the players that need to step up and show why they are worth the money they are being paid.

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