Hughton – We Weren’t Good Enough Against Leicester

Chris Hughton has  talked about the Leicester City game today, shortly before a very important home game against Cardiff City at St. James’ Park.

Chris Hughton – we just weren’t good enough

Newcastle have just one win in the last 5 league games, even though they are unbeaten in those games.

7 points from 5 games is not good enough for promotion.

And Chris Hughton has talked today about that frustrating Leicester City game:

“I think it’s the normal emotions that go with the game,”  “At half-time and after every game you have to make decisions on the approach with the players.”

“Is it a game you could have got more from? Have you been unfortunate and that directs your emotions.”

“Leicester was a game where I felt we didn’t play well enough to win, although we put them under a lot of pressure in the last period. I just felt that individually we didn’t do well enough or play well enough.”

“You have your highs and lows in every season.”

“We’ve also realised that there are games where you play well and don’t get anything from and vice versa. I think it’s just normal. There are good performances.”

“We were on the back of a 2-0 win at Palace and I wanted to take that into the Leicester game and we didn’t do that.”

“I don’t have any concerns about our form because I know that form can change on a game by game basis.”

“It’s about the opposition, the team that you field, whether it’s very offensive team you’re putting out which can leave you a bit defensively vulnerable.”

“And sometimes vice versa. No, I don’t have any concerns about how we are playing.”

Those are all good words from Chris, but push comes to shove, and the team has to start producing, whether they are off-form or not.

We’ll have a good chance tonight to see if this team can indeed get us promoted this season.

With our poor form of late, doubts have entered into some Newcastle fans’ thoughts of late, but a good (great?) performance tonight can blow all that negativity away.

Howay The Lads!!

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7 comments so far

  • NUFC-0809-Oh Dear

    Feb 5, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Sure we were not anywhere near good enough against leicester.

    Team needs the fans behind them tonight.

    Howay the lads!!!

  • The Entertainers

    Feb 5, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #2

    “I don’t have any concerns about our form because I know that form can change on a game by game basis.”

    1 win out of the last 5 league games, suggests that our form has been consistent. Consistently poor. You could throw into the mix the 2 cup game against Plymouth and WBA (albeit we beat Plymouth 3-0 back at home in the replay.)

    Surely its CH job to worry and i dont for one minute believe his comments. Those comments will have been put out to show solidarity amongst the team. When for my money a good kick up the backside never does anyone any harm now and then!

  • Ericles

    Feb 5, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #3

    I hope Hughton has not got too many bedtime stories like this!

  • digereedo

    Feb 5, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #4

    The problem with chris is that he picks our team based on the opposition instead of having faith that we can put out a team that the opposition would have to worry about. As he said ‘ “It’s about the opposition, the team that you field,…’ Come on Chris be braver, believe in your players don’t get so influenced by the opponents. I hope he plays the best attacking team we have tonight and doesn’t play safe because cardif are a decent team for this league.

  • Sav

    Feb 5, 2010 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #5

    What Hughton says to the papers is one thing. He’s being calm and measured.
    What he says to the team is another thing altogether, and, according to Williamson, CH wasn’t found wanting after Leicester.

    These things happen.
    Stay calm.
    There’s still a gap to mind.

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 5, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #6

    No s..t sherlock !!

  • Rotonda heights

    Feb 5, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #7

    Hughton is too like allardyce- ultra defensive and always worrying about the other team, instead of imposing ourselves on the opposition.

    Sadly like allardyce he has turned us in to a long ball team too, that totally bypasses midfield, mind you it is a pretty dire one : Butt and Smith !


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