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It’s Not The Time To Panic At Newcastle

9:43 am, Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 13 Comments

We didn’t expect Chrtis Hughton to say anything other than he’ll just press ahead with the job at Newcastle, after the team has slumped to just 2 points from their last 4 games.

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Chris Hughton - pressing ahead with the job


Hughton said today:

“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 most 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 the game against Scunthorpe.”

“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.”

The situation at Newcastle is nothing to panic about, at least not right now.

We simply need to ensure we win against Doncaster on Saturday and then for the next game we’ll have Steven Taylor back and our first choice defense,  which has shown it’s hard to beat this season.

It is worrying that with two central defenders out, we’ve got only 2 draws from the last 4 games, but we already know the squad is paper-thin and that seems a risk that Mike Ashley is willing to take.

We think that’s stupid, but that’s the clueless Ashley for you, and as long as he remains in charge of the purse strings, there’s not much anybody can do right now about his bumbling at Newcastle.

Comments welcome.



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13 responses so far ↓

  • 1 lesh // Oct 22, 2009 at 9:49 AM

    “We simply need to ensure we win against Doncaster”…. oh, is that all. That’s ok then!

    Sounds like Corporal Jones!

  • 2 Fak_you_ashley // Oct 22, 2009 at 9:51 AM

    If we dont win on saturday, then sorry Mr Chris, you aint the right man for the job.You’ve done very well, but we cant keep losing points week in week out.

  • 3 Fak_you_ashley // Oct 22, 2009 at 9:56 AM

    “We simply need to ENSURE?????? we win against Doncaster”…. oh, is that all.

    If we dont win on saturday, then i guess our hopes of going up are dead.

  • 4 Geordiedoonsooth // Oct 22, 2009 at 9:58 AM

    Headline “It’s not the time to panic at Newcastle” my answer OH YES IT IS if things aren’t put right quickly both on & off the pitch. We will probably be in mid-table come December & bottom half by the end of the season. Fat Tw*t must go & for gods sake please don’t give the Manager’s job to CH

  • 5 lesh // Oct 22, 2009 at 10:07 AM

    Take it you’re not keen on Ashley then Geordie?

    Or did you put you foot in the pot when you got out of bed this morning?

  • 6 banana strip // Oct 22, 2009 at 10:31 AM

    Im panicing allready.

  • 7 premier // Oct 22, 2009 at 11:42 AM

    no panic whey aye why not.
    Boro be on the up with a new gaffer, QPR flying at the mo and have a game in hand and money to spend in Jan. Forest, Baggies and Cardiff will be there so just one place to fill!!

  • 8 premier // Oct 22, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    VIP tickets on offer for Donny on NUFC.co.uk !!! All you have to do is tell them who scored against Scunny–just when you try and forget the result and the official site is asking you to remember it!!

  • 9 Toonmania // Oct 22, 2009 at 12:22 PM

    would be easier to anwser who scored for scunny against newcastle you got 2 chances of getting it right now it’s a 50/50 anwser lads, would you like to phone a friend or ask the audiance :)

    unforgetable and now hughton says he will not change the way we are playing WHAT!!! so he must think it’s ok to lose against low teams then, CH must NOT get the job

  • 10 p doff // Oct 22, 2009 at 12:45 PM

    And thats the new manager?
    Six months ago NUFC a Prem side, Scunthorpe in the third division. And we dont have to panic.
    One up front and the use of the long ball. Is that not desperation? Players forced to play out of position.
    And thats the NEW manager and we dont have to panic.

  • 11 p doff // Oct 22, 2009 at 12:52 PM

    And thats the New manager.
    A man who resorts to one up front and the long ball. An act of desperation.
    Selects Players to play out of their natural positions.
    An act of desperation.
    But dont panic, he is our NEW manager.

  • 12 G // Oct 22, 2009 at 1:41 PM

    @ p doff. When the time to panic does come, can somebody let me know? Every time a game kicks off this season I have an ar*e twitching like a bunny’s nose!

  • 13 ArtyH // Oct 22, 2009 at 7:03 PM

    Where is Mr Manering???




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