Hughton – Carroll Did Very Well For Us Last Night


Chris Hughton refused to talk about Andy Carroll’s altercation  today, but he has talked about the game last night and praised Carroll for a terrific winning goal.

Andy Carroll – terrific goal last night

Chris talked this morning about the game last night:

“It was another hard-fought win and we knew it would be.” “They play a brand of football which is attractive and they have got better and better in this league.”

“We knew they would cause us problems, but we defended well and when you do that you always know, with the quality we’ve got, that we’ve got a chance of going up the other end and getting a goal.”

“We are looking forward to the time when the games run out for the clubs chasing us, but we are not there yet.”

“We know we are never going to get an easy game in this league and I’m every one of the ones we have left will be tough.”

The defense played very well and credit to both Tamas Kadar and Ryan Taylor for coming in and getting the job done for Newcastle last night.

And Chris was very quick to praise Carroll for the way he took his chance last night, because when the 21 year-old got the ball, having been put through by the impressive Wayne Routledge, he still had a lot to do.

Chris continued:

“It was a really good goal. We capitalized on a mistake, but Andy still had a lot of work to do. He showed good pace and good composure.”

“He has scored a lot of important goals for us along with Peter Lovenkrands and he is still very much developing as a player.”

“He did very well for us tonight. I’m not prepared to make any comment more than that.”

The next game up should be a corker with 3rd placed Nottingham Forest visiting St. James’ Park next Monday night.

We are told that Peter Lovenkrands, Alan Smith and even Mike Williamson will be available for that game.

We’ll have to wait and see about Williamson, but Kadar looked so solid last night that Chris may keep him in th side alongside Coloccini.

But that will also depend on how Williamson does in training, becasue he is a lot more experienced than the young Hungarian.

Comments welcome.


6 comments so far

  • Captain Beefheart

    Mar 24, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #1

    Aside from the argy-bargy over AC & ST, and the ever growing list of defensive injuries, we are in danger of overlooking the fact that young Tamas has finally grasped his chance & stepped up to the plate with his impressive performances at the back. Well done to him, and well done to Colo for giving him the strategic support!

    Hope Nile is watching…

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 24, 2010 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #2

    Don’t drop Kadar, it would be a stupid decision… The boy has got it all and can’t do anymore than have a stormer in the games he played in.

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Mar 24, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    Comment #3

    havnt been able to see Kadar play but i am very happy to hear that he plays good.

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  • MacToon

    Mar 24, 2010 at 10:32 AM

    Comment #4

    Kadar has been playing well when used.

    Ranger’s development has been hindered (like we thought) by buying Best. Another loan deal, like Harewoods imo would have been a better choice.

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  • Sav

    Mar 24, 2010 at 10:35 AM

    Comment #5

    Have any of the judgemental (especially mental) holy Joe’s on here who were demanding heeds on plates and eager to fling mud and the first stone changed their tune on here after a great goal secured 3 more points?

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  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 24, 2010 at 11:04 AM

    Comment #6

    I still think he should be fined wages end of, what he did (if true) should be punished. Though those calling for him to be sold I think is too far imo. Yesterday I called for him to be suspended till end of season like Barton with Shearer but now I have had time to calm down and be slightly more rational I feel a fine, therapy and a good bollocking should hopefully do the trick.

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