Newcastle have now gone 15 games in the league without defeat, and that’s a record on Tyneside that has broken the previous 60 year-old record.
Chris Hughton – records don’t impress him
But Newcastle manager Chris Hughton seems completely unimpressed with records, and the only thing he’s concentrating on right now is getting Newcastle promoted come May.
We don’t think much of unbeaten runs either, since it’s wins that are important, and after all a draw is simply one point better than being defeated. A win and 3 points is what makes a real difference.
Chris seems completely unimpressed with records:
“At this moment records do not mean anything to me.”
“The only thing that means anything is maintaining where we are, and we all know what our goal is this season. The most important thing is achieving that.”
“Perhaps you look back and review the season and enjoy those moments then, but at this moment there is a lot of pressure on us.”
“There are a group of teams below us that are pushing very hard and will continue to push hard.”
“We have to make sure we continue to be focused.”
We need a win tonight at Derby County, and a good win would further raise the confidence factor at the club, and amongst the loyal Newcastle fan base.
Our next game is also a tough one – at Swansea City on Saturday – and then we entertain Coventry City and Preston North End on the following Wednesday and Saturday, respectively.
The games are now coming thick and fast.
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