Newcastle Must Win Tonight To Repay Fans For Relegation Tragedy

Newcastle got the job done on Saturday afternoon, against bottom of the league club Peterborough, but it wasn’t pretty.

Chris Hughton – must have  players fully ready for tonight

Newcastle played badly in the first half, and gave Peterborough an absolutely gift goal after 11 minutes, but then Kevin Nolan equalized just before half time, Chris woke up his players at half time with a mini-blast,  and they were then much better in the second half, and got the win.

But it was a tougher game than expected,  and Chris told the Evening Chronicle today:

“In some ways that’s why we are where we are, and why they are where they are. That sums it up.”

“Without being a goal threat they had the better of the first half.”  “They were better than we were and we didn’t press the ball well enough.”

“We put them under more pressure in the second half. But with that we needed to create more chances and put the ball in the back of the net.”

“We had two good finishes.”

Chris steered clear of even wanting to know how Nottingham Forest were doing at Bristol City, since  a Bristol City win and a Newcastle win would have given the Magpies automatic promotion.

But Forest drew 1-1 and the next point they drop will give Newcastle automatic promotion, even if Newcastle lose their last 6 games.

Chris continued:

“I would have taken the results before the kick off, absolutely.” “I felt that Forest would win the game.”

“They have gone seven games without a win away from home.” “They were due a win and we saw what a good team Forest were on Monday.”

“It was always going to be about us and, I must admit, right up until after the game, I didn’t know the score from Bristol.”

The main thing the lads have to do tonight is not mess things up, as things have worked out to give Newcastle a promotion party on home turf tonight.

But Newcastle must win this game tonight, and must concentrate, to repay Newcastle fans for the miseries and tragedies they put the Newcastle faithful through last season. It was terrible, just terrible.

So Newcastle must deliver tonight, and then and only then can we all start celebrating.

Comments welcome.

4 comments so far

  • nuttyward

    Apr 5, 2010 at 12:23 PM

    Comment #1

    lets here some BIG hughton chants tonight it would be great to here the full stadium singing his name like the keegan days

  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 5, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #2

    I will not celebrate properly until we take top spot – anything else would surely be a disappointment with this squad and our fan base. Our targets need to rise considerably, starting with claiming silverware this season. To those that say promotion is enough, I say this is a losers attitude and is what has held us back for decades. We don’t win anything because supporters are scared of openly embracing a success oriented agenda.

    So now the team is sorting itself out, maybe us supporters need to too and ask the same searching questions of ourselves as to our role in the relegation fiasco: our desire for trophy n09s or messiah managers, baying after the sacking of any manager that has a few bad games (including Sir Bobby), the impatience in a tight game that leads us to get onto players backs and many more aspects of our method of ‘passionate support’ that has done NOWT for this club over the years.

    So let’s stop throwing stones, there’s barely an unbroken pane in our derelict greenhouse. The only common denominator in 55 years of NUFC’s domestic failure is us fans.

  • Robby Bobson

    Apr 5, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #3

    In a way i want forrest to win at 5.30 so we can come out all guns blazing and get promoted in style at St James park and not in nottingham.

  • cupiddstunt

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #4

    you know something Capy you have something there, our demands as fans are really the one common denominator in all this time.

    It is about time we gave a manager some time to build something and not screaming to sack after a couple of poor results.

    Most managers talk about 5year plans and we give them 5mins


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