Chris Hughton was extremely pleased with the way his Newcastle side overcame some obstacles, like a bumpy pitch, and a poor first half performance this afternoon, to get the job done once again, against Peterborough United by 3 goals to 2.
Chris Hughton – has done magnificent job this season – no doubt about it
We’ve said it many times this season, that Chris Hughton is an unlikely hero on Tyneside, but hero he certainly is, and we hope those fans at the game on Monday night, will let the manger know just that, in no uncertain terms.
It’s a miracle that has been achieved by this man and his players this season, a miracle when you consider the pitiful state of our club and the players when pre-training commenced last July 1st – what a difference 9 months makes.
And after the 25th win in the league this season, the Newcastle manager, who has been little short of magnificent for the Newcastle United club this season, told the club’s TV channel:
“We are very, very close now.” “We would have loved to seal promotion today but we can only affect our own results and we have done our part of the job.
“Forest’s draw keeps the pressure on us to keep on performing and winning games.” “We’ve got the opportunity now to go back to St. James’ in front of our passionate fans and a big crowd and do it there which would be great.”
“We know that a win takes us up and that’s what we want to do.” “But I was delighted with today’s win and the manner in which we came back.”
“It wasn’t the greatest first-half performance but we got that goal on the stroke of half-time which was very important.”
“We came out after half-time and were a lot better as we got used to the pitch.” “Joey Barton has scored a great free-kick and Shola has once again shown his quality with a super finish.”
“Credit to Peterborough they came back and had a go but I thought we dug in and showed a lot of spirit.”
“I’m delighted with the win but there will be no celebrations tonight, we’ll be back in tomorrow ahead of another big game on Monday.”
But there will be celebrations on Monday night, no question about that one, and the only question is – who is going to bring that cup of coffee for Chris to enjoy after the game, when promotion has been mathematically guaranteed?
A little hint – the rumor is he prefers Starbucks.
We cannot wait for Monday night to come – good job it’s only about 48 hours until the game against Sheffield United will kick-off at 7:45 pm local time.
And by the way, if Nottingham Forest don’t win their earlier Monday afternoon game against Cardiff City at home, then Newcastle will already be promoted before the game even starts.
A draw is not even good enough, because the maximum points they can attain right now by winning all their remaining 5 games equals Newcastle’s current total number of points of 86.
But we still need all 3 points whatever happens. 😀
Howay The Lads!!