Alan Shearer – Hughton Has Done Fantastic Job For Newcastle

The first and foremost thing about the great Alan Shearer is that he’s a Newcastle United fan, just like the rest of us.

Alan Shearer – Chris has done fantastic job

So when Alan has talked about Newcastle and the job done by Chris Hughton and others on Tyneside this season, it’s not surprising that he thinks they have all done a fantastic job.

Alan said today:

“Chris Hughton has done a fantastic job this year in just steadying the ship. They are playing some decent football, they are getting good results and they are rightly sitting at the top of the league. They probably will go up and deserve to go up.”

“Then the next job starts. It’s a big one after that and they won’t thank me for saying it, but they are almost there. Chris has done a magnificent job in getting them into the position they are in and he certainly won’t admit they are nearly there because a manager can’t do that.”

Alan is right that the hard job will begin if Newcastle do get promoted.

It looks like we retained enough PL class players that we have had a good side for the Championship – but it’s another thing completely when you have to play the Manchester Uniteds, Arsenals and Chelseas of the football world.

But Chris has deserved his chance, and if Mike Ashley decides to keep the Newcastle club in the summer, which now seems even likely, then Chris will get his shot at the Premier League.

He did not fare too well last season, but he will have gained good experience, along with Colin Calderwood this season.

With some decent reinforcements this summer, we should stand a good chance of being able to avoid being in the relegation zone next season.

That has to be the goal anyway.

And we still look forward at some point in the future, when Alan will once again manage the club.

It’s not if but when that is the only question on that happening.

7 comments so far

  • stevep

    Feb 24, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #1

    Totally agree – Hughton has to be given his chance next season, the goal for us next season is to avoid relegation – people who are shouting about getting in a top manager and buying world class players are way off the mark and ned to get a reality check

  • MacToon

    Feb 24, 2010 at 4:35 PM

    Comment #2

    Agree too, Hughton seems like a nice guy and I hope he does well again with us next season.

    Dreading facing Man U, Arsenal etc. Hopefully we might have strengthened considerably before we face them!

  • yorkshire toon

    Feb 24, 2010 at 5:38 PM

    Comment #3

    well be ok next year in the prem we must have better players than the likes of birmingham, mackems bolton and the likes of , money cant buy a united dressing room which we have at the moment and every player wants to wear the black and white shirt which goes along way

    come on the toon

  • yorkshire toon

    Feb 24, 2010 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #4

    overpaid wasters

    owen . duff , viduka gerami cacapa

    williamson routledge carroll ranger guthrie

    120k a week between them i no which 5 i would rather

  • CAToon

    Feb 25, 2010 at 2:07 AM

    Comment #5

    Agreed totally with the job CH has done this year. Right manager for the right job. The level of play demanded at the PL is so far above the Championship that, as much as CH is well deserving, the club cannot afford the uncertainty that this brings. CH should be well compensated and given a good position somewhere in the club, but a more seasoned PL level manager is what we will need.

  • CAToon

    Feb 25, 2010 at 5:40 AM

    Comment #6

    Last post was maybe too harsh on CH. His tenure has shown how important it is to have the right manager for the job. Big name gaffers are fine for the press and publicity, but means nothing if they cannot connect with the players. CH has does that time and again this year.

  • Nufc-Dom

    Feb 25, 2010 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #7

    I think Hughton might do a Ricky Sbragia option and say that the club needs to move forward and that he isn’t the right guyto do that. I think he will only do that if he loses the first 4 or 5 games or so. But I believe that he deserves a chance and by about 4 games we will be able to tell if he’s capable. I think if we lost the first few we would have to replace him though, the season isn’t long enough too gamble by giving him 10 or 12 games and could get us relegated by that time.


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