Newcastle will get just 16 Championship medals to distribute among the squad players on Saturday.
Chris Hughton – surrounded last night by Newcsasle fans
But Chris Hughton seems not too worried about that little problem.
Chris told the Evening Chronicle today:
“I couldn’t tell you what the situation is, and at this moment, I probably don’t care, but I would want the 50,000 supporters who will be there on Saturday to get a medal, because I think they deserve one.”
“I’m incredibly proud. We’ve had a group of lads who knew they were going to be scrutinized from day one, having gone down from the Premier League.”
“We came away from that first game with an important feeling. Most people looked at what we put into that first game, and saw we had a group of lads who wanted to give this league a go, and were desperate to come back again.”
“That’s testament to how they’ve been all season.”
“There were 2,000-odd fortunate ones who were here to see us win the title, but there were another 50,000-odd thousand who weren’t able to make it.”
“They’ll be there on Saturday, and they’ve been outstanding all season.”
Hughton will never forget this season, his very first as a club manager in his own right, but it appears he’s learned a lot in his previous 14 years as an assistant coach.
Chris will never forget the night at St. James’ Park a couple of weeks ago, when we played Sheffield United, and had already secured promotion and he’ll never forget last night either.
And this coming Saturday will be another party as the Newcastle team will be awarded the Championship trophy after the game against Ipswich.
Chris continued and talked about the celebrations of last night:
“It’s right up there along with the moment we knew we had secured promotion.”
“We’ve been on top of this division for so long, it would have been a disappointment if we hadn’t have won it.”
“To have won it with two games to go is a wonderfully proud achievement by an outstanding achievement.”
If you haven’t got a ticket for Saturday’s game against Ipswich, you may be out of luck.
The game is already a sell-out – which will be the first of the season, but very fitting with the lads being presented with the Championship trophy.
It will also be the first sell-out of the season, and will further raise the record for the biggest crowd ever in the Championship.
But we expect many more of those next season, and we would expect the Newcastle season tickets to be snapped up fairly quickly right now.
Who knows, we may even do well next season. 😀