It’s Not Been One Of Our Best Weeks


Chris Hughton is usually down to earth, and following the fantastic 5-1 win against Cardiff City just 10 days ago, Newcastle have lost 5 of the next 6 points.

Chris Hughton – not one of our best weeks

The good news is that the one point we luckily picked up on Saturday in South Wales, was enough to put us back on top, just one point clear of WBA.

Chris talked to the Newcastle Journal this morning:

“It’s not been one of our best weeks,”

“When I look back at the performance at Derby, it wasn’t one of our best of the season, but I honestly don’t think it was one of our worst.”

“For a while (that was 87 minutes by our reckoning), it looked like we were going to lose at Swansea, but we got that all-important goal.”

“The most important thing is we’ve bounced back. We were on the back of a defeat against Derby and we haven’t lost two in a row.”

“We now have to pick it back up again and make sure we get a win against Coventry City on Wednesday.”

Things will look better if we can get a win on Wednesday night against Coventry City, and especially if we can win easily, and 3 points will give us only our second league double of the season.

It could well be that our home games will become so important,  they can propel us to one of the automatic promotion places.

And of course the Newcastle United fans are so important at St. James’ Park, more important than ever right now.

We would hope the little wobble we are having will encourage more fans to attend the upcoming games, rather than less, because the lads certainly need that support right now.

Hughton’s done well this season, in keeping the lads centered, and not getting too high after a win, or too low after a poor performance, like Saturday’s.

Chris continued:

“Any team that gets promotion from this division – whoever it is – will have gone through a season of highs and lows,”

“The most important thing is you come back strong at the right times. ”

“We’ve had more good days than anybody else. We just have to make sure we lift the bar again.”

Our next game is on Wednesday evening, although most of the games will take place tomorrow night, with both WBA and Nottingham Forest in action.

Needless to say another Nottingham Forest defeat would be good – well that’s good for us and not Forest.

Comments welcome.



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4 comments so far

  • dutchy

    Feb 15, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #1

    If we can stay unbeaten at home for the rest of the season, we will get promoted. The minute we lose at home, we’re in danger of only making the play off’s. Why is our away form always so much worse than our home form????

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  • BeeGuy

    Feb 15, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #2

    Is NUFC “burned-out:? In USA sports, a baseball pitcher that works too many innings often or a football running back that carries the ball more than 300 times in a season both are likely to loose their winning edge. It’s called burn-out. Could it be that the regular starters at NUFC are undergoing the same fatigue factor?

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  • sirjasontoon

    Feb 15, 2010 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #3

    I don’t think the players have even broken into a sweat this season…so I think inept is a better excuse than “Burn out”.

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  • dutchy

    Feb 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #4

    nolan looks like he’s burned out.. he needed far too much time on the ball yesterday

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