Newcastle Continue To Look Forward And Not Backwards

Chris Hughton must be one of the most diplomatic men to be found  in the world of football.

Chris Hughton – magnificent job for Newcastle this season

When he reviews teams Newcastle are going to play, he nearly always gives the opposition some big compliments.

Just look at the Middlesbrough game – both before and after the game Chris was was saying how the Teesside team could still come through for promotion this season, and how manager Gordon Strachan’s influence was just starting to be seen – and by the way, what a great manager Gordon was.

We’re sure lots of Middlesbrough fans were upbeat about their team after Chris’ comments before the game, and then of course the Teesside club gave one of their best displays of the season, just to prove Chris right.

And today Chris will not be drawn into getting revenge tomorrow night over Scunthorpe,  who beat Newcastle 2-1  in October.

This is what Chris said today when he was asked if Newcastle wanted revenge against Scunthorpe tomorrow night:

“I don’t think we owe them one, no,” “On the day they scored one more goal than we did but we had more chances to win the game.”

“That game was evidence of any team being able to beat any other team in this division on their day.” “But that is in the past, our focus is very much on looking forward rather than backwards.”

“Even after that game the players refused to dwell on the defeat and look what happened – a 15-game unbeaten run.”

“That showed the mental strength of these lads and how determined they are to get out of this division.”

“A lot of people expected us to nose dive after that period, but we moved on and ended up establishing ourselves at the top of the table.”

“That is where we remain and where we intend to stay until the end of the season.”

Everything Chris says is true, and we have to admit we thought the lads were going to slide down the league table after that Scunthorpe defeat, when we had got just 2 points from 4 games.

But most Newcastle fans now are just delighted at how good Chris Hughton has been for the Newcastle club this season.

And with the help of some of our more mature and experienced players like Smith, Nolan and Harper, Chris has helped create a tremendous team spirit at the club, which is always great to see.

But as Alan Shearer (who also thinks Chris has been magnificent for the club this season) said recently – the Premier League will be a be a brand new challenge for Newcastle.

Alan is right of course, and there’ll be a lot more Newcastle fans convinced of Hughton’s ability, if the lads can finish in the top half of the Premiership next season – wouldn’t that be something?

And then we can all start talking daft – like getting back into Europe and all that stuff.

But after all, that’s what we all do when our club is successful, come to think of it. 😀

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

44 comments so far

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Mar 16, 2010 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #1

    Exited & frightened about getting promoted it depends what Fat Tw*t & Lamearse decide to do in the summer. We really need to buy at least 3-4 top players.

  • peterktoon

    Mar 16, 2010 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #2

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  • TheShadow

    Mar 16, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #3

    Heyy There Geordies
    Anyone had a thought of who we could buy if say nott forest or west brom dont go up?or what teams go down?
    Chris Gunter? Graham Dorrans? Belhadj?
    What about youg promising talent?
    Hazard? Diakite? Sissoko?Lallana? Fleck?
    Out of favour players?
    Hutton? Keane?
    We could be a great team?
    Comments and ideas would be thanked

  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 16, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #4

    The Shadow- What teams do you think will go down? Name 3 and i will name 3 players from each team that would do very well with us

  • TheShadow

    Mar 16, 2010 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #5

    Hi there Turkish Magpie
    Well Definatly Portsmouth,Burnley
    maybe, West Ham, wigan and wolves
    Right that should keep you busy for a bit eh

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 16, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #6

    If especially West Ham,went down I would be delighted in a selfish way as:
    – Carlton Cole, would be an amazing buy 6-8m if relegated
    – Diamanti, amazing again 6m?
    – Behrami, amazing again 6m?


    – Zog, awesome, 6m?
    – Moses, 2-3m?
    – Rodellega, again 6m lol?


    – Doyle, good player, 4-6m?
    – Stearman, utility defender, good age, 3m?
    – Kightly, good winger, 4m?


  • TheShadow

    Mar 16, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #7

    I agree with you Tom4Nufc but i dont think that carlton cole will be affordable for us
    Would you accept Zog back? I would
    Moses, Lovely little player
    Doyle, heard hes good with best?
    havent seen stearman or kightly much so cant comment on them

  • Turkish Magpie

    Mar 16, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #8


    Nadir Belhadj
    Haydon Mullins
    David Nugent (on loan to Burnley)

    Victor Moses
    Hugo Rodallega
    Paul Scharner/ Maynor Figueroa

    Joey Guðjónsson
    David Edgar
    Stephen Fletcher


    Jimmy Bullard
    Stephen Hunt

    West Ham:
    Junior Stanislas
    Alessandro Diamanti
    Valon Behrami


    Andy Keogh
    Sylvan Ebanks-Blake
    Kevin Doyle

    Stoke (possibly)

    Tuncay Sanli
    Ricardo Fuller
    James Beattie

  • TheShadow

    Mar 16, 2010 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #9

    Thats quite a full list there and with the inclusion of stoke who i never thought about?

  • boater

    Mar 16, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #10

    Too old: Belhadj, Mullins, Beattie, Bullard, Fuller, Which leaves:

    Would love – Junior Stanislas, Moses, Rodallega,
    Would like – Doyle, Behrami, Diamanti,
    pooooosssibly: tuncay, Zog

    the rest nuh thanks.

    What about our ol mate Kieron D on a free?? Now he’s fully fit and raring to go? haha

  • baro

    Mar 16, 2010 at 8:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Hey Wow Joey Barton misses a penalty for reserves. Already 2-0. Haris Vuckic needs to come back and help them out. He is awesome. Those Wigan and Portsmouth players would be awesome if we get’em.

  • baro

    Mar 16, 2010 at 8:41 PM

    Comment #12

    By the way Wigan and Aston VIlla 1-1 at HT.
    West Brom also 0-0 HT

  • boater

    Mar 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #13

    Anyways – stoke are surely safe this season!?

    What about Bolton?? Lee would add dash and guile to our passing game around the box, or Muamba for a bit of steel in midfield?? both young lads n’all.

    Or the scum?? I still worry that it’s our destiny to sign keiran richardson at some point. Bent or Jones on the other hand?? – way all is forgiven?

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 16, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #14

    Boater, I have had that feeling about Richardson for the last couple of years and can’t get rid of it!

  • tdt

    Mar 16, 2010 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #15

    come on barnsley and swansea!!

  • boater

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #16

    TomNUFC – aye can’t put my finger on it – mixed race lad covered in bling called Keiran, who when not injured, sulks at being played out of position, then there’s the various driving offences – thought it was just me.

    In fairness I would love to see a player like ol dyer – at his best – stretching the opposition and banging down the middle of the park again – we have never replaced his give and go movement in the middle.

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #17

    To be honest we had the perfect replacement for him… James Milner, idk why we don’t just play him there? Oh wait, that’s right, he was sold!!!!!!! GRRRR!!!

  • boater

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #18

    by the way anyone got a link for inter vs chelsea match – whilst I attempt to crack on with work!?

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #20

    Barnsley 2-0 Nott Forest.

    And as if by magic boater, Milner scores for villa!

  • baro

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #21

    Ya Milner had a nice goal for the lead.

  • boater

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Aye he looks like a shoe-in for the england squad – if not team now this summer. Wasn’t a fan then but have to admit that he’s a smashing footballer now in a pretty crabby villa side. Speaking of which – touch wood – surely playing them at home next season – like I say touch wood – will be a mouthwatering highlight bearing in mind their general bile towards us last time we met,, including the banners and the villa player shielding the ball with 5 mins left – despite them having nowt to play for. Still rankles now a bit..

  • boater

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #23

    Tom4Nufc – chaars ,you’re a gent.

  • baro

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #24



  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #25

    No probs mate! And I wasn’t such a fan of him out wide as delivery wasn’t consistent but when moved into the centre he is quality!

  • baro

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #26

    Now Chelsea need 2 goals to stay alive. But, doesn’t look like it. WBA vs Swansea stll 0-0.

  • Mags

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:25 PM

    Comment #27

    WBA scored

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #28

    That’s annoying!!!! :'(

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #29

    Tell you what, we should have got Nicky Maynard of Bristol City in Jan, not Best! Maynard is quality!

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #30

    Drogba red card.

  • baro

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #31

    That is a cheating Ref. Thiago Motta threw himself down for no reason. Always Always WBA score a penalty.

  • baro

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:38 PM

    Comment #32

    DAM WBA another goal. I.Miller.

  • Tom Mo.

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:43 PM

    Comment #33

    all we gotta do is win tomorrow and what wba does tonight wont matter at all

  • tdt

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #34

    thats another step towards promotion, 9 points clear of 3rd place with 2 games in hand.

    Shame about WBA winning, but lets not be greedy

  • deeza

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:47 PM

    Comment #35

    can any one work this out for me as i have had a few and a smoke!!!!!! (and cant think straight)if we win our 2 games in hand do we defo go up???

  • miloflembo

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #36

    I reckon we got this in the bag this season 😛

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  • tdt

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #37


    it we win our 2 games in hand plus 2 others, then we defo go up

  • tdt

    Mar 16, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #38

    thats no to deeza, not milfo!

  • tdt

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #39


  • boater

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #40

    I thought – 5 games including forest at SJP and we are there,, Disney land! just the 4??


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