Chris Hughton Wants 100 Points – No Celebrations Tonight


After the 2-1 win tonight at the Madejski Stadium, in a hard fought battle with Reading, Newcastle manager said he wanted 100 points before the end of the season, because not many teams have achieved that.

Chris Hughton – 100 points is target

Well, it turns out that one of the teams that has achieved that was tonight’s opponents Reading, who got 106 points in the 2005-2006 season, when they won the league by 16 points from Sheffield United.

The most points Newcastle can get this season is now 104, if they win their last 3 games.

The victory also took the Magpies to 95 points, 9 points ahead of second placed WBA, who have also been promoted, and 20 points ahead of 3rd placed Nottingham Forest.

Hughton said to Sky Sports after the game tonight:

“One hundred points is a target for us. After we won promotion we set other targets and if we can win the title with 100 points then not many teams have done that down the years.”

“Kevin has a composure about him and he has been a regular goalscorer throughout his career.” “He has played in a team this season that has created a lot of chances and there is no one better at getting in the box at the right times.”

Newcastle’s next game is at Plymouth Argyle, and doesn’t take place until next Monday night, but if West Brom drop any points on Saturday, when they play Middlesbrough on Saturday at the Hawthorns, Newcastle will be Champions.

Hughton added:

“We are very close now and we can sew it up on Monday now. Whichever way it happens we’ll be delighted.”

“There are no celebrations tonight, it is business as normal, but we have put ourselves in a great position.”

“You could see why Reading have been on a great run, but we went about the game the right way and got the goals at the right time.”

“You saw what we are about. Reading were better than us for periods, but we saw it out.”

“The players battled it out for the full 97 minutes, but we have won another game and they have earned that.”

Since manager McDermott took over at Reading, the club has gone from strength to strength, and with four games left of the season they still have a chance, a slight chance, of  making the play-offs.

Brian McDermott said after the game:

“I thought we had a go from minute one and I can’t fault our effort.” “We played at a good tempo and played at pace, but we didn’t work their keeper enough.”

“We have conceded two goals from nothing, but we got one goal back and we had a real go.” “You can see the spirit at this club and what we have achieved over the last three of four months is really something.”

“But Newcastle showed what it takes to win the league. They were under the cosh and still scored twice and then at the end they threw bodies in the way and ground out a win.”

“Chris Hughton has galvanised the club and I’m very pleased for him.” “It’s an outside chance of getting in the play-offs and all we can do is win our next four games.”

“We were second bottom at the end of January so a top-10 finish would be a great achievement, but it is important that we keep going right to the end and finish on a high.”

Next up for Newcastle fans is the semi-final of the FA Youth Cup this Friday evening against Aston Villa at St. James’ Park, 7:00pm KO, and the first leg ended in a 1-1 draw, so a Newcastle win will take the lads through to the final, where they will meet Chelsea.

Coca Cola Champions and FA Youth Cup winners would be a great duo to win in a single season.

Comments welcome.


26 comments so far

  • JIMMYBOB33

    Apr 13, 2010 at 10:58 PM

    Comment #1

    WHAT A WIN !WHAT SEASON? HWTL

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  • Bucks mag

    Apr 13, 2010 at 11:37 PM

    Comment #2

    Sorry – couldn’t resist posting it again 😉

    And for my next trick…

    I managed to sneak into the Reading Player’s Lounge. Got some great pics by the Toon coach.

    Walked in and was asked what are you here for and I said in my Geordie accent (down to a T lol) “I’m waiting for Andy Carroll”, was allowed to hang around as everyone was going about.

    Coloccini and Routledge were especially nice.

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  • BruneiToooN

    Apr 13, 2010 at 11:41 PM

    Comment #3

    if we be champion then we can start playing those young lads…

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  • baro

    Apr 14, 2010 at 12:23 AM

    Comment #4

    Brunei ToooN

    I hope Haris Vuckic and Sameul Adjei and Bradden Inman get a chance.

    Ed

    Link for goals vs Reading i got again:)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAvYpoz4FQY

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  • i Toon

    Apr 14, 2010 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #5

    Great link Baro thanks

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 14, 2010 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #6

    titles already in the bag for me

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 14, 2010 at 1:55 AM

    Comment #7

    104 points is well within reach now also

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  • baro

    Apr 14, 2010 at 2:35 AM

    Comment #8

    i Toon

    No problem m8, its my new job 🙂 right ED.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 14, 2010 at 2:43 AM

    Comment #9

    i toon you recorded that from sky sport news?

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 14, 2010 at 2:45 AM

    Comment #10

    baro i mean you got that skys sports news?

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 14, 2010 at 2:47 AM

    Comment #11

    baro how long would it take to do it with the full match?

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 14, 2010 at 3:30 AM

    Comment #12

    Just read that news report on charlie austin looks a bit light weight but his scoreing record aint to bad bar for 1 year.
    Years Team Apps† (Gls)†
    2004–2006 Thatcham Town 59 (73)
    2006–2007 Kintbury Rangers[1] 27 (20)
    2007–2008 Hungerford Town[2] 30 (5)
    2008–2009 Poole Town 43 (48)
    2009– Swindon Town 29 (18)
    * Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 14:26, 13 April 2010 (UTC).
    † Appearances (Goals).

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 14, 2010 at 5:08 AM

    Comment #13

    ED go have a look at this on this blog (will toon roll royals) comment 188

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 14, 2010 at 5:29 AM

    Comment #14

    From 1 of workeys main side kicks

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  • toonsy

    Apr 14, 2010 at 5:59 AM

    Comment #15

    NUFCELITE – We haven’t seen eye to eye and I wont go over it again but…..

    It isn’t anyone I know that is posting under your name, and certainly isn’t worky. One thing he does, like me, is use his own name.

    I have no idea who it is, and that is being honest.

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  • toonsy

    Apr 14, 2010 at 6:02 AM

    Comment #16

    On another note, cracking result last night. Would have settled for the draw befor hand so chuffed with the 3 points.

    I honestly think that this years team would beat last years team, despite lasty years superstars having superior skill, apparently.

    I also think this ability to grind oiut results stands us in good stead. Hopefully the team spirit will remain after a couple of defeats.

    Nolan has to be captain next year, he is becoming the heartbeat of the club!

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  • Toonpiper

    Apr 14, 2010 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #17

    @bucks mag
    your next quest – don a full toon strip and join the team on the pitch v Ipswich for the trophy presentation!

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Apr 14, 2010 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #18

    Thanks for the link Baro! Nice goals from Kevin Nolan – Very proud of the team this season, they have been fantastic!

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  • lesh

    Apr 14, 2010 at 8:10 AM

    Comment #19

    Toonsy @15.

    Maybe the NUFCELITE who’s believed to be Worky is the same tw*t that was impersonation Batty and caused so much grief on this site last year?

    Ed, i there no way of blocking duplicate names?

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  • lesh

    Apr 14, 2010 at 8:17 AM

    Comment #20

    Toonpiper @ 17 ….

    Wasn’t something similar done a few years ago at another club when some character managed get onto the end of the back row of players to get himself into the official team photograph?

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Apr 14, 2010 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #21

    Karl Power, from Droylsden in Greater Manchester, reckoned: “It must be the biggest and best football sting of all time.”

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/1287152.stm

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  • DJM TOON

    Apr 14, 2010 at 9:13 AM

    Comment #22

    the best way is to email Ed direct from the link above.

    the last thing i want to see is this site going back down the road it did last year… and the same way nufcblog.org is going now

    you cant say anything without getting some childish retort off the clique that run it/write for it or any of the main group of cronies that spend their social life on there. sad lonely people that post on that site day in day out.

    Ed, i’ve been on here for a couple of years and you always post whatever comes out about NUFC, so no complaints, you do the leg work (and much appreciated it is!) and i have only one source to visit to get updated on everything NUFC, if it doesnt interest me, i dont add my thoughts to it, rather than insult you or anyone else for having an opinion that, heaven forbid, may differ from mine

    like i say, some people have very sad unfulfilled lives

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  • DJM TOON

    Apr 14, 2010 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #23

    on actually looking, looks like Ed removed the “contact us” link.

    cant say i blame the fella to be honest, if any of the rumours about how he was treated last year were true

    i dare say they were,

    sad times

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Apr 14, 2010 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #24

    Very sad times as this site is totaly the best, thanks Ed for it!

    By the way, was just looking some stats from the lower leagues and would you belive it if I said that former Leeds and mackem leftback Ian Harte has scored 15 goals this season for Carlisle? Not bad for a defender..

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  • baro

    Apr 14, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #25

    Nufcelite

    Actually i get the links from youtube!

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  • baro

    Apr 14, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #26

    i find one on youtube and i post it on this site. I dont do any of skysports stuff.

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