Newcastle Will Win The League – Ferguson


Newcastle boss Chris Hughton was just delighted with his team’s professional win at St. James’ Park this afternoon, in front of  a good Geordie crowd of  43,067, the second biggest attendance of the day in England.

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Andy Carroll – 4th goal this season

Newcastle won fairly comfortably with goals from Gutierrez, Carroll and Simpson, before Dean Keates scored a late consolation goal after 79 minutes for Peterborough. The Gutierrez and Simpson goals were the maiden goals for those players, and they were both delighted.

And there were also chants against Ashley, both before the game and immediately the game started, but only after the minute’s silence for the upcoming Remembrance Sunday was impeccably observed by the Geordie faithful.

Hughton was very pleased the players kept their focus on the job in hand, and it really doesn’t help to put that distraction on the players in our home games .

The crowd should demonstrate before the game, at half time, and after the game, but not when the lads are playing and trying to win and get all 3 points – come on and let’s be sensible.

Chris said after the game:

“We have got a totally focused group of players who, from minute one, saw an opportunity for us to stay on top of the division, and very much took that opportunity.”

“We have got used to getting on with the job. There are things we can’t affect, but I am very lucky that I have got a group of players who are focused on one thing, and that’s on staying where we are at the right end of the table with the ultimate aim of getting promotion.”

“We are focused enough and it certainly hasn’t taken anything away from the victory.” “It was just what we wanted. We could have made it a little bit more comfortable, but I don’t think you can complain too much about a 3-1 victory at home.”

Gutierrez’s 12th minute goal was the very first for the Tyneside club but no sign of the famous Spiderman mask, But then just 6 minutes after he scored he had to leave the game with a though problem, potentially a dead leg.

Hughton continued:

“He was certainly delighted with that. We were expecting the mask to come out, but he has probably put it away somewhere.”

Peterborough boss Darren Ferguson, the son of Sir Alex, was down to earth and truthful after the game, and said he believed his side were beaten by the better team on the day.

“Credit to Newcastle, I think you have seen the team that will win the league. They are on a roll at the moment.”

“Chris has done a good job and stabilised the whole club, so it was always going to be difficult for us.”

Well we hope Darren is right, but after least season, most Newcastle fans will take absolutely nothing for granted this time around.

Peterborough finished up bottom of the league after the loss, and Newcastle continued 2 points ahead of WBA, at the top.

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15 comments so far

  • Big Dave

    Nov 7, 2009 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed love what you do mate but it is hard to get a conversation going when we keep getting new threads

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  • chuck

    Nov 7, 2009 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #2

    Win the league eh !
    We are not even a third of the way and we have already won it !
    A little optimistic dont you think ?

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  • Waldo P. Barnstormer

    Nov 7, 2009 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #3

    two more games this month. CH 3rd manager of the month out of 4 anyone?

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  • Alex

    Nov 7, 2009 at 10:10 PM

    Comment #4

    I think winning the league or even getting promoted , eithier outright or through the playoffs will depend on the next transfer window . We are along with WBA better than the other teams in this league when we have our first 11 on the field . Trouble is a couple of injuries or suspensions and we are struggling . Buy the right players in january and we go up , Buy nobody then we are stuck in this division . Ashley needs to understand this , trouble is he knows nothing about running a football club .

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  • stuart no9

    Nov 7, 2009 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #5

    ed , lets point somrthing out, what distraction are you talking about?i have to be honest mate, i really think you dont know what you are talking about.you talk as if we had a mare, and caused a load of trouble at the game, if anybody needs to get sensible mate , look no further than your nose . they done it in the correct manner,they observed that minutes silence impeccably they supported their team througout a good performance they vented their anger at the owners at the end of the game.WHAT DID THEY DO WRONG?

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  • Big Dave

    Nov 7, 2009 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #6

    anyone interested in the fight http://iraqgoals.net/ch3.html

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  • stevep

    Nov 7, 2009 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #7

    @bigdave – links gone down – you get any others

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  • stevep

    Nov 7, 2009 at 11:38 PM

    Comment #8

    its back – can’t see the germans giving it to haye on points

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  • stevep

    Nov 8, 2009 at 12:00 AM

    Comment #9

    shows what i know – wobbled valuev in 12th
    well done haye

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  • stuart no9

    Nov 8, 2009 at 12:01 AM

    Comment #10

    Haye on points,

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  • wickywoowoo

    Nov 8, 2009 at 12:43 AM

    Comment #11

    What I find odd is that Peterborough have a pretty effective 3 up front, with George Boyd especially looking a top player who is interesting Tottenham amongst others – yet they are bottom of the table.

    All they need are one or two better defenders and they can cause any team in the Championship problems.

    Good stuff they didn’t have good defenders today, way hay.

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  • komfort

    Nov 8, 2009 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #12

    i gave the freak the kiss of death when i wagered a small fortune on him to win tonight …true to form another kicking off the bookies , some things will never change , never mind at least the toon won again so i’m more than happs with that.

    …one of these days

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  • MacToon

    Nov 8, 2009 at 2:04 AM

    Comment #13

    stuart no9 post 5, although not the way I would put it I totally agree with you.

    I keep saying but it’s easier (not easy) for Geordies or Newcastle fans who are not in the area to forget about the way the club is run and enjoy being top of the league.

    Passing SJP nearly every day and living with this nightmare on my doorstep is a truely depressing time, the sooner this cancer is gone from our club the better.

    Well done Hugton and the team for a good performance and another good result.

    Why though is Ranger not starting? These games would be perfect for him to get some good experience . Jonas was great and it was his input that gave us the great start we deserved, hope he’s back for the next game.

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  • Ben_BKK

    Nov 8, 2009 at 3:30 AM

    Comment #14

    Does anyone else think it’s a bit poor that we seem to consistently have shit coverage on the Football League Show on BBC? Some matches get proper highlights, like tonight I think it was the Reading Doncaster match, which was only 1-1, got full highlights, and all we got was one shot of each goal as well as Guthrie hitting the post.

    Are they trying to make it look like they’re not being biased towards us or something? I don’t see why they should do that anyway though, TV channels are ridiculously biased towards the Premier League’s “Big 4” aren’t they?

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  • wickywoowoo

    Nov 8, 2009 at 3:51 AM

    Comment #15

    We can’t really complain about lack of coverage since about 95% of the Championship matches that have been televised have featured us.

    I think about 75% of our matches this season have been on TV, lol.

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