An Honor And Privilege To Manage This Great Football Club


Chris Hughton has deserved to be appointed Newcastle’s permanent manager – let’s make no mistake about that.

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Chris Hughton – honor and privilege

Chris was the only man left standing on July 1st,  after Ashley’s stupidities over the summer, and he quickly recruited Colin Calderwood and started training a bunch of players who just happened to be still at the club, after anyblody who could be sold was sold.

And now we’re top of the Championship – that’s a mini-miracle in itself.

The 50-year-old very experienced coach if not manager, is hoping the club can bounce back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.

We have to hope the coaching staff are on a massive bonus,  if they can achieve that miracle – they would deserve every penny!

We say that because Chris is said to be on only arund £300K/year compared to some players like Alan Smith, Nicky Butt and Joey Barton who are on around £3M a year.

A million pounds bonus for promotion would be well earned by Chris – although he doesn’t seem to be motivated by money.

Chris is motivated to do well in his job – and he’s a great example to youngsters everywhere, the way he diligently goes about his job, day in and day out, and he’s earned the full respect of the Newcastle players, that’s for sure.

Hughton had been handed a contract until the end of the 2010/11 season and said today:

“It is a very, very proud day for me,”

“It is very much an honor and a privilege to be manager of this great football club.”  “It has a tremendous tradition and I am delighted to follow in a great line of managers.”

“On a personal level, I am thrilled to have this opportunity because I have grown to love this football club since I arrived nearly two years ago.”

“But it is not about personal ambitions, the number one aim for everyone is to get this football back into the Premier League this season.”

And the thing with Chris is you know he means every word he says.

Just think – Chris joined the club in February of last year – and in the ten years since then – he has not wavered in his support of the club – and he’s served under Keegan, Kinnear and Shearer.

He’s almost the definition of  complete loyalty, and we are hoping and praying that Chris can be successful at Newcastle.

If he does he will go down in the annals of this great club as a loyal servant – that great guy, from London no less,  who got us promoted at the very first attempt – a miracle indeed.

Chris and his capable assistant Colin Calderwood, the remainder of the coaching staff, and all the players have our complete and utter support.

Howay The Lads!!



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17 comments so far

  • lesh

    Oct 28, 2009 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #1

    “Just think, Chris joined the club in Febraury last – and in the ten yeaqrs since then……”

    Yup Ed, it really does feel like 10 years!

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  • Purely Belter

    Oct 28, 2009 at 11:39 AM

    Comment #2

    now he knows what it feels like to win the lottery…

    must be a similar feeling!

    but then again roeder, souness, allerdyce, kinnear all know the same feeling too.

    where do i buy i ticket????

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  • batty

    Oct 28, 2009 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #3

    fck off chris ur a muppet

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 28, 2009 at 11:59 AM

    Comment #4

    It will end in Tears Chris….the football you have these so called premiership players playing is nothing short of woeful.

    Enjoy it while it lasts.

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  • G

    Oct 28, 2009 at 12:00 PM

    Comment #5

    There is no point crying about it, it’s done. He wasn’t my first choice, but he has the gig. Get behind CH and move forward. Last night was a personal low point in my week. Perhaps the 20M that MA is throwing in next week may get to be used for a couple of transfers? To be honest, I expect that to be just about the right amount to service the overdraft, and very little else.

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 28, 2009 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Fozzie Bear would have been a better appointment Batty 🙂

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 28, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #7

    G – There is no point crying about it, it’s done. He wasn’t my first choice.

    He wasn’t even my last choice…..come back JK all is forgiven 🙂

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  • stevep

    Oct 28, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Comment #8

    Good luck to Chris, he’ll need it

    Not sure how we’ll do to be honest, in the games I’ve seen we’ve been outplayed / out thought by Doncaster, Sheff Wed, Cardiff, QPR, Blackpool and Scunthorpe – we’ve been fairly lucky so far but this is probably due to the fact you will actually get a lot more chances in the championship

    Don’t expect this alleged Ashley 20 million investment will go anywhere near buying players, more likely to help pay off the 100 million loan………….. to himself!

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  • sirjasontoon

    Oct 28, 2009 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #9

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 09-10 return of the gud times

    Oct 28, 2009 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #10

    i just wonder if ashley will go the hole hog and use his puppet properly ie sit in the dugout with his hand up chris hughtons arse to operate his mouth

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  • 09-10 return of the gud times

    Oct 28, 2009 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #11

    at least we can use some of the twenty million to make harewoods move permanent you just never know your luck

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  • geordie jock

    Oct 28, 2009 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Oh great another yes man, just what we needed. This guy cannot manage as the performances have proven this season and last, we have been beaten already by footballing giants Blackpool, Notts Forest and Scunthorpe ( it makes you want to weep ). We have played crap all season with no midfield or strikers ( last season anybody ) so what does the overblown barrage balloon do, he gives Hughton the job full time. With F*t B*****d now keeping the club watch the team sink faster than the Titanic. we are not going to get promoted from this league anytime soon, any remaining good players will be sold in january ( if we have any ) and administration will be up and coming.

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  • 09-10 return of the gud times

    Oct 28, 2009 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #13

    sirjasontoon
    Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    i know exactly how you feel and the fcking annoying part is that the hole pantomime will be repeated again in either thge summer or january or both

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  • ginkoh

    Oct 28, 2009 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #14

    How long Hughton stay on this position, I bet no more summer next year at best. And who’s next ? if Ashley still stay, Oh Uncle Joe !!! or you think it’s impossible?

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  • Trent Toon

    Oct 28, 2009 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #15

    “What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get out clauses or the marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city” Bobby Robson

    NUST-OUR LADDER FROM HELL!

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  • Trent Toon

    Oct 28, 2009 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #16

    ED-

    PLEASE LISTEN

    YOU HAVE BIG INFLUENCE ON HUNDREDS TO THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS…

    YOU COULD POSSIBLY KICK SOMETHING OFF,

    TEAM UP WITH NUST, AND GET SOMETHING GOING, WE REALLY NEED A VOICE IN THIS ALL.

    START A NUFC BLOG CAMPAIGN CALLED

    “A VOICE”

    It could be a campaign that gets 1 voice for the fans, and possibly gets put on the board…

    PLEASE ED GET SOMETHING GOING, RING UP NUST AND SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE!!!!!!!!

    HOWAY THE LADS

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  • Steve R

    Oct 28, 2009 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #17

    You know living in South Africa you get to understand that most of the time it is not the managers fault that the team is playing crap.
    Bafana Bafana is rubbish because the players are useless wannabie arrogant cOc!s.

    We are stuffed cuz of Ashley, as long as he is around we will continue our slide down the leagues. He has to spend in January but somehow i think we all know that’s not going to happen.

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