Maybe one of the games Newcastle played at their best this season was the game at Ipswich Town, which was played in the memory of the great Bobby Robson, and our players seemed so inspired.
Chris Hughton – the Ipswich game was very important
Newcastle won that game 4-0 on September 26th, and it was televised live around the world and Newcastle looked a great attacking side and they were 3-0 up after just half 34 minutes, and Nolan scored a hat-trick..
Of course, Sir Bobby Robson had managed both clubs with great success during his fantastic career as a player and a manager, and his memory lives on at the Newcastle club.
In fact we want to see a stand named after the great man, and maybe a suitable statue put up at St. James’ Park in his honor.
Chris Hughton today talked about that emotional game:
“We knew that it would be an emotional day and that the game could have swung either way,” “It proved to be a very memorable day for ourselves for a number of reasons, not least the result.”
“It was a big win for us because it put us back on top of the table and was a pivotal moment in our season.” “I remember we started very well and scored three times within a five-minute period.”
“It was great for Kevin to get his hat-trick as well and that rounded off what was a very special day.”
“I think Sir Bobby would have enjoyed that game and we hope we’re able to put on another performance on Saturday to finish our home season with another win.”
But that was a game to remember for many good reasons, not the least of which it was a terrific 4-0 win for the Magpies.
Of course since the January transfer window, Newcastle have put in some great attacking displays at home, such as against an in-form Cardiff City on February 5th, when we were 3-0 up after just 15 minutes.
In that game both Andy Carroll and Peter Lovenkrands got two goals each, and since Wayne Routledge arrived on Tyneside, he seems to have added another dimension to our attack.
Newcastle were then able to attack down both wings with Gutierrez always a threat down the left wing, and in the 5 successive home games we played once Wayne arrived at the club, Newcastle hit 20 goals, including 6 against Barnsley.
We showed we could go all out on attack when we needed to, and that’s a style of play that Newcastle supporters just love to see.