Hughton – Common Sense Plus Great Work Ethic = Success


Chris Hughton seems a man with lots of plain common sense, and coupled with his unbelievable work ethic, it has made him one very successful manager this season at Newcastle United.

Chris Hughton – common sense + work ethic = success

And he put that to good use in his management of the Newcastle United club this season.

His basic mantra is that he and the players will take every game one at a time, and once the game is over, learn what they can from the game,  but then get ready for the next game, which is always the most important game.

That in a nutshell is the way Chris manages the club, and boy has it been successful so far.

And we don’t expect that to change in the last 7 games of the season, or even for that matter next season in the Premiership.

Chris told the Evening Chronicle today:

“I have no plans to keep up to date with the score at Bristol.”

“My job is to manage to the team to three points against Peterborough United, regardless of what happens at Ashton Gate.

“I never wonder about score updates in the dugout, just concentrate on how we are doing.”

“I’m sure we’ll have an idea of what is going on from our fans anyway.”

“It is 90 minutes for Newcastle United to win a game and that is the only way we are looking at things.”

The Newcastle players can get some passion for the game tomorrow, if they need to,  from the 2-0 defeat we suffered in the Carling Cup earlier this season, although that’s when we started 6 teenagers, and it was hardly our first team.

But you wouldn’t expect Hughton to talk about revenge, and he was asked about that he continued:

“No, I don’t think we are looking at it like that for a moment.”  “That was a different game, and one in which we were able to give our younger players a chance.”

“It was a learning curve for them back then.” “They will benefit from that in the future.”  “We are just looking for three points and treating it like a normal league match.”

“You can’t take it for granted that you are going to win.”  “There’s going to be a big crowd and that will generate some atmosphere.”  “We won’t take them lightly.”

“Because of the position they are in, they will be looking forward to the game rather than fearing us.”

The only thing Chris should be thinking about tomorrow, and the only thing Chris will be thinking about tomorrow, is how to get Newcastle 3 points.

Sounds good to us.


17 comments so far

  • NuFc TuRnEr

    Apr 2, 2010 at 2:18 PM

    Comment #1

    i wish hull and west ham get relagated!!!
    just becuz of the transfer targets!!
    my 1st aim would be jimmy bullard!!!
    then Upson and carlton cole
    wouldnt you agree????

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  • Doocey

    Apr 2, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #2

    Carlton Cole would have bigger fish after him Nufc Turner.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 2, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #3

    Chris has done a great job this season and long may it continue.NuFc TuRnEr why would you want to sign 3 old fellas.

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  • NuFc TuRnEr

    Apr 2, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #4

    premier experience
    and their all class
    y go for someone who has never played in the prem when you got quality allready there

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 2, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #5

    Look were west ham are at mate.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 2, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #6

    2 of them are 31years old, the other is pushing 28.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 2, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #7

    If we going to spend bucks on a striker lets get agbonlahor 23 years old.

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  • NuFc TuRnEr

    Apr 2, 2010 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #8

    agbonlahor is rubbish even ma villa friends say that!!!

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 2, 2010 at 2:55 PM

    Comment #9

    ha ha your mates cant spot talent when it slaps them round the face.agbonlahor would add a whole new dimension to our team, put bums on seats,and be a big shirt seller,3 years til the boy hits his peak,reminds me of the french fella used to play for arsenal henry.Only a matter of time before 1 of the big fish gets really intrested.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 2, 2010 at 3:00 PM

    Comment #10

    You never thought ya mates might not tell a little porkie cause they dont want to sell him.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 2, 2010 at 3:11 PM

    Comment #11

    id cry if we signed that cock agbonlahor, hate him, my best mates a villa fan and he admits he is gash. aston villa are a big fish, but agbonlahor will not leave villa but when he does he will go somewhere like the unwashed. he is sheet

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  • NuFc TuRnEr

    Apr 2, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #12

    i agree with georgie gerrard, he would come to us any way, IF! we wanted him, i would prefer lovenkrands, quick and CAN! finnish

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 2, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #13

    What ya just said there mate tells me you aint very good at judgeing a footballer.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 2, 2010 at 3:16 PM

    Comment #14

    For pace alone hes in the top 3 fastest players in the prem.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 2, 2010 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Means the team you playing is on the backfoot,cause the defence cant push far forwrd with what his pace can do to ya.

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  • OHurley

    Apr 2, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #16

    Yeah, I’ve always rated Agbonlahor very high. He’s got bags of pace and his control is growing every season. He’d be a great acquisition, but we won’t get him for less than 10mil. Probably much more. He’d be great for us though. Don’t know bout his attitude though…

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 2, 2010 at 9:23 PM

    Comment #17

    probably closer to 15 million, i think but think what he will be worth 4 years time

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