Fitz Hall Could Make Debut Tonight

Chris Hughton now has the squad he wants, with it being increased in number and hopefully quality in January.

Fitz Hall – could make debut tonight

So Chris now has to use the squad to the best advantage of the club, and it may be that he’ll give a debut tonight to center-back Fitz Hall, even though Coloccini and Williamson have looked so solid in the last two games.

But it’s all about using the squad with so many games coming up in a short time before the end of the season.

So it would make some sense to blood Fitz tonight, and at least give him a chance to shine, and hope he does well.

The end product has to be to keep our players both fresh and fit during the run-in.

Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today::

“We’ve got seven games over a three-week period.”

“We’re going to need all the bodies to hand that we can, so it is good to have people back.”

“As long as we get the result we want I don’t care how we get it.”   “It’s an impressive run and one we want to maintain.”

“We’re getting to the stage when other teams are winning around us, so we need to turn draws into wins.”

As we’ve said many times before it’s not draws that will get us promoted but wins is what’s it’s all about.

Hughton would also like to make the most of our remaining home games, and we have to try to win them all.

Chris added:

“With so many games coming up we have to look at where we are going to get points from, and there is no better team to get them off then Cardiff tonight.”

“With this home crowd behind you it boosts you massively.”  “There are a lot of games over a short period so we need to make the most of home games.”

“We always look to win every game but the home games have more emphasis on them.”

We think tonight’s is so important – almost a watershed game – because a draw or loss is exactly what we don’t want and it will be even more points dropped.

We have to hope for a win – and hope it’s the start of another good  winning streak.

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7 comments so far

  • Edd Case

    Feb 5, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #1

    Go for it.

    Williamson HAS to start, so I reckon Colo will make way for Fitz tonight.

    My team.

    Simpson – Williamson – Hall – Van
    Routledge – Nolan – Smith – Jonas
    ————-Best – Loven————–

  • GeordieMeerkat

    Feb 5, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #2

    If Jonas isn’t fully fit then he shouldn’t be rsiked and Kadar should play LB, or perhaps Hall, and van Aanholt pushed forward.

    And Nolan shouldn’t play centrally against Cardiff or we’re all going to get a real sense of deja vu.

  • Ericles

    Feb 5, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #3

    A debut is best done at home – it gives the lad a taste of the support he can expect and will spur him on to show tha fans what he has to offer. We need some gumption and pace tonight. Despite what Chopra says – he WANTS to score tonight. OK – let him go home to his missus instead!

  • lesh

    Feb 5, 2010 at 3:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Am I missin’ summit here?

    Collo and Williamson have gelled and appear solid.

    Cardiff are prolific scoreres and will no doubt aim to continue in that vein tonight.

    So there’s a suggestion that one of Collo or Willamson’ll be dropped to make way for Hall?

    Why not play Hall just in front of Collo and Williamson and give Nolan a break?

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Feb 5, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Leave Jonas to get 100% fit rather than pushing him.

    DONT play a CM on the wing!
    DONT play Butt!
    DONT mess with Collo/Williamsson for the sake of it.

    – – – – – – – – – – – – Harper

    – Simpson – Collo – Williamsson – Hall

    Routledge – Smith – Nolan – Van Aanholt

    – – – – – – – – – – Best – McLoven


    Krul | RTaylor | Carrol | Ranger | Kadar | Lua Lua

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Feb 5, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #6

    I agree with Lesh, the centerbacks look good, dont fiddle with them for the sake of it, if they carry on as they have been, STaylor may struggle to get back into the team!

  • Edd Case

    Feb 5, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #7

    Why would you have Hall at left back?
    Especially when Van whats-his-name is looking very good?

    If it were me, I’d keep in Colo and Williamson but I think Hughton will make the change and he will drop one of them.


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