Newcastle Just Have To Battle On


Newcastle boss Chris Hughton says that his team will just have to battle their way out of the bad spell they are in at the moment, with a single point from the last two games.

Chris Hughton – we have to battle our way through

All teams, no matter who they are, have their blips during any season, and Newcastle are no exception.

But we just have to hope the lads are able to come back, and at home is where Newcastle can cement their automatic promotion place.

The Championship is a tough league, and one reason is because the games come thick and fast – Newcastle have 16 remaining league games that must complete by May 2nd – that’s about 75 days.

Chris told Sky Sports News today:

“It is relentless, the games, but from our point the only advantage is that it is the same for every club,”

“Perhaps we would have had more time for preparation and more time to reflect on games last season, but this season is different when you’re on the back of a win or a loss your straight into another game.”

“Our form this season, we have done well enough to maintain where we have been and there have been high and lows.”

“The most important thing for us is that in those periods we are not playing well, that we get something out of the games.”

“We have to make sure we take advantage of the good periods we have.”

Two wins by Saturday night would be just fabulous, and would certainly reduce the nerves of many Newcastle fans, including us.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.



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4 comments so far

  • Lynxie

    Feb 16, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    Comment #1

    Mark my words, our saving grace will be the huge fixture pile -up- that West Brom are going to suffer because of thie cup run. I hope they get through against Reading, because the games will be coming thick and fast come April/May, when the going gets tough. Hopefully we will experience our first real form of the season just when it matters. Hey I never thought of it that way. Perhaps Guthrie, Nolan and Smith are simply pacing themselves LOL

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  • chuck

    Feb 16, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #2

    I dont think most fans realize what a tough schedule it is in the Championship, with games coming at what seems to be every other day.
    Not easy to get up for so many games therefore a platooning system can help, giving players with minor injuries time to recover and not having the same tired players names on the sheet game after game.
    Would`nt want to be in this league for a prolonged period, not the prettiest syles or most entertaining to watch, time this club got back to where it belongs, should never have come to this , it`s what happens when the asylum is run by the inmates, a total lack of management from the top down.

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  • 007

    Feb 16, 2010 at 4:37 PM

    Comment #3

    i just hope hughton can get our players firing on all cylinders for one massive push to the prem,i have my doubts but thats another story.

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  • jimiley

    Feb 16, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #4

    Chuck,
    We are the worst culprits because nobody plays more boring football in this league. We would hardly grace the prem would we? Route 1 to Carroll and Ameobi. All we need is a long throw specialist.

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