Why Newcastle Should Be Safe Next Season


It’s going to be a  busy but hopefully an enjoyable time for Newcastle hero Chris Hughton this summer.

Chris and Colin – the dynamic duo

Chris has got his first chance at being number one, after spending almost 13 years learning his trade as a football coach, and what he’s done this season could hardly have been better.

If anybody had said last summer that  after 41 games, Newcastle would be on 89 points, having won 26 of  their games, your mental state would have been questioned.

But that’s the unbelievable job Chris has done this season, with significant help from the rest of the coaches, and of course the players have been great – just great.

But of course we all know that Hughton is completely unproven at the highest levels, such as the very tough Premiership.

It could happen that we are just not good enough, but the general thinking and conventional wisdom is that Newcastle should be able to survive next season, given another good transfer window in the summer.

We probably will see about four players leave, and if we can bring in six players this summer, of Premiership League quality, we have to think we’ll be in good shape and our squad for once, should be big enough to overcome injuries and lack of form that happens to every club.

It helps that we already have a sturdy squad with new players who may do well at the top level, like Mike Williamson and Wayne Routledge.

It would also help if Chris can continue his good injury record by not risking players by bringing them back far too early after injury.

That’s an area that Chris has been very good at, and if we can do that next season, and not be top of the injury league – which we were at least the last 4 seasons in the PL, that should help us big time.

So we are quietly confident that Newcastle can do fairly well next season and if we can get anywhere near mid-table that would be success right there.

Comments welcome.


9 comments so far

  • will die for the toon army

    Apr 9, 2010 at 10:18 AM

    Comment #1

    This might be history but I think we wld have stayed up if CH had remained Manager for the last 8 games. He had the balls to make Owen sit on the bench.

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  • Bucks mag

    Apr 9, 2010 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #2

    If.

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  • fongct

    Apr 9, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #3

    I m not optimistic about next season so far, as long as we can stay in PL, I m happy, forget about the mid-table finish next season

    Hughton has done a good job, but look at our results so far against top 3, we win only once, draw twice and lost twice…that is not good enough for next season in PL

    just hope we will spend enough to save us from relegation next season….

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  • BeeGuy

    Apr 9, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #4

    fongct, I think you are missing something here. NUFC has had neutral league results with its two closest competitors, WB-A & Nottingham Forest. Againt all the current promoted or play-off teams NUFC has 18 of 30 points. If you can play the best teams with a neutral result and beat those below you, you will do very well, indeed. NUFC will not stand still this Summer, MA knows he needs a better roster to stay in the PL, if he ever wants a chance at recouping some of his investment in Newcastle. So, relax, the fun is just beginning.

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  • chuck

    Apr 9, 2010 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #5

    Given another good transfer window ?
    You mean the three mediocrities we signed during the last window.
    If thats the case then we really should be concerned.

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Apr 9, 2010 at 5:05 PM

    Comment #6

    man some of yall are so negative…what ever happened to believing in your club and pushing the lads we got onto bigger and better things. 50,000 geordies can make an average player a superstar on a given day. We have some very good players. We have some young players who could develop into very good players. Wayne routledge is a very good winger that is still young and mastering his craft. I think he will do well next season. Williamson has played solid and i think if he needs to step in for a spell next year he will hold his own. Danny simpson is a good young player who will grow into a superstar…im failing to see who these terrible players are we picked up…

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 9, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #7

    fongct and chuck whats the odds your girlfriends are on anti depressions, living with a couple of doom and gloom merchants like you 2.And chuck who are the 3 players you are calling mediocrities.You two fellas should stay out of football blogs as any 1 can see yous know nowt about it.Think you 2 fellas have an IQ of 5 between yas.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 9, 2010 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #8

    Sorry for the rant ED some of these walls really pee me off .Think we will have a half decent season next year and feel we will be well away from the relegation zone myself.With a few more decent signings by Chris in the summer, we could be on the fringes of the uefa cup spots.Sgt. Heagerty that makes 2 of us cause I’m failing to see who these 3 terrible players are myself.

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  • marshy

    Apr 10, 2010 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #9

    nufelite how about letting us know what your on as it is making you very very optimistic,the blokes you criticise are being realistic.

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