It’s The Start Of A New Era At Newcastle

Hughton has talked today before tonight’s important game at Bramall Lane,  and said that at least as far as he is concerned this is the start of a new era at Newcastle.

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Chris Hughton – new era at Newcastle United

But because Chris is now the permanent manager at the club, he doesn’t see too much changing in the way he does things behind the scenes:

“For me it feels like the start of a new era even though the way I want to approach it is to carry on in a business-as-usual way,”

“Will I be any different on the training pitch? No. Will I be any different in the way I approach the players? No.”

“The decisions and difficulties I have now will not be any different to what they were last week. The issues will not be any different. It’s just the tag that is different. It’s how people perceive it.”

“At times it will feel different. Very much so. But it is something I expect and something I will get used to. Will there be more pressure that comes with the position? I think yes there will.”

“The fact it is now a permanent role means there will be more pressure, but you have pressure here anyway when you are manager of Newcastle United, with a group of supporters that expect us to be at the top end of the table and expect us to win games.” (he’s right there)

Chrtis seems gto have talked far to much about these things since he was appointed, but that;s only because he keeps getting asked the same questions, and if nothing else the man seems to have patience in abundance.

And we know that Chris is now busy planning his January acquisitions, be they permanent transfers or loan deals – and he has not ruled out bringing in loan players before the loan window closes on November 25th.

Hughton continued:

“Probably there will be two changes. How people perceive me will be different perhaps. I am realistic enough to realize that there is a difference between a temporary tag and a permanent tag.”

“Perhaps the main difference will be in terms of planning for the future. What is most important is the immediate future, but after that it is about the end of the season and the summer and about next season.”

“The only difference when you are contacting other managers is that it is a permanent tag and anybody I am speaking to will perhaps see the opportunity as a definite rather than something that is a maybe or maybe not.”

“They are probably the differences – how people perceive the role. I have not noticed any difference as far as the players are concerned.”

We have to hope that Chris gets off to a good start tonight as the permanent boss, after we’ve been too shaky over the last 5 games, picking up only 5 points.

And Nottingham Forest last night stopped Cardiff getting three points with an equalizer in the 91 st minute.

Jay Bothroyd looked to have secured victory for the Bluebirds when he slid home a shot past goalkeeper Lee Camp in the 63rd minute.

But then in injury time Forest claimed a point and preserved their unbeaten away form in the league, when substitute McGugan shot home a wonderful half-volley from the edge of the penalty box in injury time for a well deserved point.

Newcastle now need to do the business at Bramall Lane tonight and a win is what we need.

Comments welcome.

14 comments so far

  • AlanSmith.

    Nov 2, 2009 at 10:25 AM

    Comment #1

    i agree this could be the start of a new era.. for the club..

    for the fans.. sir jason toon and mac toon will be negative about it all though.. same as usual..

  • batty

    Nov 2, 2009 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #2


  • AlanSmith.

    Nov 2, 2009 at 10:39 AM

    Comment #3

    batty lets forget ashley for a min.. can we all just give hughton a chance.. were not going to get anywhere if every 10 games we change our manager.. JUST GIVE HIM A CHANCE.. then complain IF it goes wrong.

  • toonsy

    Nov 2, 2009 at 10:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Yep, it is a new era……. of mediocrity!

  • UTD111

    Nov 2, 2009 at 10:59 AM

    Comment #5

    I always thought “Era’s” started with something momentous??

    Not Fat Ash and the Chuckle Brothers…..

  • premier

    Nov 2, 2009 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #6

    new era!! Play like last few games and only one way the new era is going. 2 teams yesterday showed that there are some who can play football in the fizzy pop league instead of just a big hump!!

  • Where did the good times go

    Nov 2, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #7

    Dont agree, hate being negative towards NUFC but its difficult not to, with the off field personnel not up to it, from Chris H to Fat Ash.

    As for the team, my memory only goes back as far as the poor team we had before Keegan came and this current squad just creeps in ahead of them in my living memory!

    This is not a new era, its recycled crap by a wheeler dealer whos down on his luck and is grasping at straws.

    Forgive me for this negative entry, but for me a new era will only begin when the owner and his cronies leave Newcastle ASAP!

    The man has been involved in the worst period of football this club has seen since Keegan’s first arrival and this is the reason its hard to move on, to move forward, because this man has dragged us back to a time when we almost put up with crap week in week out……….

  • SirAlan

    Nov 2, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #8

    The New Era started the day Fat Ashley got to Own Newcastle and its been Downhill ever since, anyone who says Different is a Liar or in need of severe medication!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • Graeme

    Nov 2, 2009 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #9

    Until the FCB owner of the toon manages to attract a potential buyer, with the funds available to buy and run it, we are stuck with him. That in itself is a tragedy that has been running for far too long now.

    Whatever Hughtons door plate/ business card says, he is simply not a “Manager” – he is a damn fine coach and always will be. Likewise we are stuck with him as “manager” until FCB gets tired of him or a new owner takes control of the club.

    All we can do is support the team while trying not to bolster FCB’s bank balance in any way. Then hope and pray that there is a God up there who will hear the prayers of hundreds of thousands of fans and get the FCB out of our club – sooner rather than later, please.

  • dave 1961

    Nov 2, 2009 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #10

    yes Chris and we will start a new one in six months when you are sacked.

  • GeordieGerman

    Nov 2, 2009 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #11

    “Probably there will be two changes. How people perceive me will be different perhaps. I am realistic enough to realize that there is a difference between a temporary tag and a permanent tag.”

    Ah ha, Hughton will be wearing a suit this evening.

  • stuart no9

    Nov 2, 2009 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #12

    a new era for who? the manager, the players, the owners,? certainly not the fans, because one thing is for sure , in a couple of years time they will have all moved on,and it will be left to the fans to pick up the pieces(again)from what is left of this dire club.where are most of the players who took us down last year? enjoying the top league again, with NUFC just a distant memory,it will happen again, when every body is enjoying a ” NEW CHALLENGE” we will be watching the same old crap, 1000s of us packed into adidas or tesco or some stupid f…..g name the owner felt he should leave us with be fore he F..s off and no doubt find another club to get rid of

  • Mags

    Nov 2, 2009 at 3:32 PM

    Comment #13

    Sorry to be so negative, but IT IS NOT A NEW ERA, it is the same old same old…….

    I will always support Newcastle but please do not insult my intelligence.

  • sirjasontoon

    Nov 2, 2009 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Alan Smith-Comment 1

    Ashley-Puppet Master/Liar


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