Our New Players Have All Made A Big Impact This Season

Chris Hughton has come out today and said that all his signings last summer and through the season have made the required impact at the Newcastle club this season.

Chris Hughton – all our signings have made an impact

Hughton talked today about all his signings this season, to Newcastle United TV:

“We are lucky that the players who have come in have been able to make an impact.”

“Not just the players we brought here in January but also before that as well with the likes of Marlon Harewood, who scored five goals, Zurab Khizanishvili and Peter Lovenkrands who came in during the summer.”

“They have all made a good contribution and have given us a lift when we’ve needed it – just like we have recently with players coming back from injury.”

“But certainly the lads we brought here in January have done well and have helped to lift us during the second half of the season.”

It’s a measure of the man that Chris wants to thank every player who has come in and helped Newcastle this season, and our three loan signings last year did a good job.

Of course we ended up signing Danny Simpson from Manchester United in January on a permanent basis, and both Marlin Harewood and Zurab Khizanishvili would have loved to have been offered permanent deals at the club.

The only slight disappointment of our 4 signings in the January transfer window has been Leon Best, who looks to now be the 4th striker at the club.

We have to hope it’s a case of Leon settling down at Newcastle, because he’s more than a decent striker, and probably just lacking a little bit of confidence right now.

One of Chris’s jobs through the end of the season is to get Leon back on track at his new club, and that’s what Leon himself must do as well.

And Chris will also need to ensure the lads continue their great play through the end of the season – beginning at Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon, because there there can be no let up this season, until the final game is over.

We’re still making up for the disasters of last season.

Comments welcome.

18 comments so far

  • nufc2009

    Apr 1, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    Comment #1

    are anybody confident that we will get ALBIN

  • toon soldier

    Apr 1, 2010 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #2

    yup,ed can you do an article on the last time nufc were promoted??

  • NewcastleMole

    Apr 1, 2010 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #3


    Won’t be able to afford him. And the best we can offer him is a mid table fight at best, and a relegation fight at worst.

    I’m dreading we’re still going to have Ashley next season.

  • nufc2009

    Apr 1, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #4

    newcastle mole hes running out of contract

  • tdt

    Apr 1, 2010 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #5

    hope we get up promoted on satuday, but thinking about goin 2 the game on monday so if we and forest win on saturday I wont be complaining! Lookin forward to next season, presuming we dont loss the rest our games n get knocked out of the play-offs! lol, wonder what the odds are for that happening? got a bit on us winning the league and winning by a candicap of a few points over WBA aswell, put them on the night of the fateful Villa game last season, not lookin like such a bad investment these days!

  • MagpiesUp

    Apr 1, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #6

    Not sure where to post this but I’m trying to put together the best ever Newcastle XI made up of only those that were born in Newcastle?

    Any thoughts on what the team would look like.


  • gar1969

    Apr 1, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #7


    Just born in newcastle or’local lads’?

  • TheShadow

    Apr 1, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #8

    tdt that cant happen we are mathematically in the playoffs

  • Thump

    Apr 1, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #9

    @TheShadow: I think you might want to do your math again, mate. If Forest lose their next game and we win then we’re automatically promoted.

  • MagpiesUp

    Apr 1, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #10

    I suppose it depends on how lose the term ‘local lads’ is as I wouldn’t want the neighbouring scum to also claim they are their local lads.

    I suppose a loocal lad that has played for the Toon and not the scum would be classed as Newcastle talent.

  • gar1969

    Apr 1, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #11


    So Waddle, Gazza will qualify.

    It will take some thought!

  • Thump

    Apr 1, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #12

    Steve Howey was born and raised in Sunderland but came through our youth system so if you can include him you have a good basis for your leniency.

  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 1, 2010 at 2:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Best has been largely ineffective from start of games but has offered a lift when he has come off the bench ie. Swansea.

    Routledge has been the best signing and even Fitz Hall has looked a class act in defence.

    Hughton has been very shrewd and has proved to be very good at getting the right players in.

  • MagpiesUp

    Apr 1, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #14

    gar1969 and thump yes those kind of players/examples.

    Agree it will take some time but I think we would have an awesome side and showcase the raw talent Newcastle produce versus other major cities.

    Having an argument with a cockney and this would vastly help in my quest to keep in quiet.


    Apr 1, 2010 at 6:45 PM

    Comment #15

    dont forget shearer


    Apr 1, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #16

    jackie millburn

  • cupiddstunt

    Apr 1, 2010 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #17

    Peter Beardsley

  • cupiddstunt

    Apr 1, 2010 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #18

    In fact MagpiesUp just run through the list of Wallsend boys club players and you will see just what kind of talent the area produces.

    Here in no particular order are a few names to get you started
    Sir Norman Gall,
    Alan Shearer,
    Robbie Elliott,
    Lee Clark,
    Steve Bruce,
    Michael Carrick,
    Neil McDonald,
    Peter Beardsley,
    Brian Laws,
    Steven Taylor,
    Steve Watson


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