Hughton Expects Tough Game Tonight – So What’s New?


Chris Hughton seems a manager who will never take any game lightly, and seems to respect every team Newcastle plays, and we think that’s one of Hughton’s many positive attributes as a manager.

Chris Hughton – expects tough game tonight

That kind of thinking has also translated to the Newcastle players this season, and they seem to be ready for every game, and never  under-estimate any side.

That’s a good sign of professionalism, which is one reason we think the team will do quite well in the Premier League next season.

This is what Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, told the Evening Chronicle today:

“It’s a massive game for them and we know we’re in for a tough one.” “I see it as a very close game.”

“They have a lot of the elements in their favour because they’re at home.”“They’re fighting for their lives and they may look at this as a game where they have to get a result.”

“If they do they will have to address it in a different way.”  “Throughout the season we have played against teams that all have different goals and objectives.”

“They will also be mindful of us going there and they will raise their game.”  “We’re a big draw – we found that when we went there in the cup. Some will be lifted and others nervous.”

Chris Hughton has done a tremendous job in general this season, but one thing he excels at  is preparing the side so well for each game, and he will have done that for tonight’s game at Home Park.

No doubt the Plymouth players will go all out for a win tonight, because anything less and they will be relegated, but Newcastle these days are more than ready for the fight.

And while last season the lads would fold under the least pressure, not so with this team, who are much more sturdy and resilient than last season’s whimps.

We have to hope we can get out 7th win in a  row tonight, but a draw will give us the Championship.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.


7 comments so far

  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 19, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #1

    Between the Plymouth players over-anxious to win and a boggy end of season pitch there is no way we will escape without a one or two of our players being out for the rest of the season. It won’t be pretty sight the neet, but at least some of the youngsters will get a couple of proper games as a result.

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  • G

    Apr 19, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #2

    An ex-army mate of mine is an Argyll fan, and I spoke to him this weekend. He reckons the fans as well as the players are already resigned to relegation this season. I hope this is true as I wouldn’t mind getting a confidence building cricket score tonight. I will happily settle for a draw though.

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Apr 19, 2010 at 4:42 PM

    Comment #3

    I think plymouth will be playing to win to stove off relegation. I think in the end this will be there downfall as they will push too many players forward and we will burn them. 4-0 Toon Army start celebrating…

    HWTL

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  • Steve_48

    Apr 19, 2010 at 5:45 PM

    Comment #4
  • toonboyjake

    Apr 19, 2010 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Steve Harper, Danny Simpson, Fitz Hall, Mike Williamson, Jose Enrique, Wayne Routledge, Alan Smith (c), Danny Guthrie, Joey Barton, Kevin Nolan, Andy Carroll

    Team for tonight, no jonas or lovenkrands, strange selection

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  • toonboyjake

    Apr 19, 2010 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Subs: Peter Lovenkrands, Ryan Taylor, Leon Best, Fabrice Pancrate, Shola Ameobi, Tim Krul, Tamas Kadar

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  • MickyD

    Apr 19, 2010 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #7

    jonas must be injued cos hes not even on the becnh

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