Chris Hughton seems to have taken another shot at trying to explain what he thinks the £20M, said to be given to the club by owner Mike Ashley (we’re still ot fully convinced it isn’t another PR exercise), will actually be used for.
Chris Hughton – another explanation – is this one right?
Chris talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:
“The money that has been put into the club is money that had to be put into it anyway. I have not been told any figures, but what I have been told is that I will be supported in their endeavors to get things right on the pitch.”
“Of course around that will be the January window and outside that will of course be loan signings that every club in this division will endeavor to bring in.”
“What you have is a club that wants to get back in to the Premier League and the best opportunity to get back into Premier League is the first opportunity and the club is aware of that. The most important thing for me is that I have been given assurances that I will be backed in the windows.”
Actions are the only thing that will ever persuade Newcastle fans that Ashley has to good of the club at heart.
His words are not ot be believed – but hey, we still hope the man will come through in January for the good of the club.
We’ll know by January 31st, and probably before that, if his words have been truthful – must remember to put an article out at that time.
And if Ashley has come through with the money and support for Chris – we’ll try to compliment him – but as you know how difficult that can be with this guy.
“This is a big club that wants to be in the Premier League. What we have had to do is take a massive step backwards.” (he’s right there – it was a monumental step backwards)
“We are not in the Premier League any more so it is almost like building again, and what we have to do is take the appropriate steps as they come along.”
If Newcastle fans could wish for what would happen his season, what has actually transpired wouldn’t be too far away from what they would have wished for. Hey, it’s a lot better than being say 3rd bottom.
But now is the time for our players to stand up and be brave and start to produce the form we know they are capable of – and that starts tonight against Sheffield United, and that’s whether or not Sheffield raise their game.
Howay The Lads!