Perfectionist Chris Hughton Delighted With 30th League Win

We’ve come to realize that Chris Hughton is a bit of a perfectionist, so he would have been delighted with Newcastle’s 30th win of the season at QPR today.

Chris Hughton – delighted with the win

Hughton talked to Newcastle United TV after the game today:

“It was a nice way to end the season and we always said we wanted to win the game.”

“It wasn’t essential that we won bearing in mind we’ve already won the league, so I was delighted with the way the lads applied themselves and showed a real desire to win.”

“I could see at half-time when it was still goalless how much the lads wanted it and that was very pleasing.”

“The points total is a tremendous achievement and to get that one last target is how we wanted to finish.”

“It was important as well to give it our best shot for the fans who again came in their thousands and were magnificent.”

Chris always thanks the fans after almost every game, and he doesn’t seem to take anything for granted at the Newcastle club – and that’s got to be good.

One of the most important things that Chris has achieved this season, with  the help of Colin Calderwood of course, whom we mustn’t forget, is to make the squad very professional. That’s so very different from last season.

The players never under-estimate any team, wherever they are in the league, and the lads want to win every game, and surely that will stand the club in very good stead for next season, back in the Premiership.

We are hoping next season will turn out to be a better one than we think, but our hopes will be very basic.

To stay in the Premiership and try to attain somewhere near mid-table – that will be success enough for the Magpies next season.

How do you think Newcastle will do next season in the PL?

14 comments so far

  • Captain Beefheart

    May 2, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #1

    Q. How do you think Newcastle will do next season in the PL?

    A. They’ll do much better for aiming high rather than simply trying to avoid relegation. They need to disappointed with all poor results, even those against the top 6. Fulham managed it, why can’t we? Prediction 8th.

  • bigjeffliv

    May 2, 2010 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #2

    17th has to be our title, I’m all for managing expectations.

    One of the lads is covering Argentina in the world cup with a slightly geordie angle, please give him some support!

  • jimiley

    May 2, 2010 at 7:42 PM

    Comment #3

    I see the fat man wants his money back. He owns the club but he has now decided that the club now owes the owner 136 million. Crazy situation which dooms this club to mediocrity. The fat one has to go and its about time some on this blog stop blowing sunshine up the fat one’s nostils claiming he has saved our club. He is a ruthless mercenary who hates the club and people for the embarrassment he has been caused and will dump us when the time is right ie he can get maximum profit.

  • jimiley

    May 2, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #4

    What has happened to all the talk of the fat man selling up? He wants to keep the club for some reason (its about profit stupid and the right time to dump us) and expose his family to alleged assaults when he goes to matches. He’s gone quiet on that obscenity as well.

  • G

    May 2, 2010 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #5

    I don’t seem to remember anybody giving the fat man praise jimiley? I seem to remember quite a good few people (including myself) reluctantly accepting that the business model he has put in place seems to be a sound one, there are even a few (myself excluded) who seem to think he can provide a long term solution to the club. I think he is in this to make money, love MA or hate him, the man never entered into an arrangement that didn’t pay off. I will be glad to see the back of him, but in the meantime, I will tolerate him.

  • Tom Mo.

    May 2, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #6

    here’s how we roll next season ;).


    S. Taylor Colo Williamson Enrique
    Routledge Barton Jonas
    Lovenkrands Carroll/Nolan Albin

    HEHEHE. Riiiighttttt.

  • RyanToon

    May 2, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #7




  • NewcastleMole

    May 2, 2010 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #8

    Q. How do you think Newcastle will do next season in the PL?

    A. It will be a struggle.

    Squad isn’t strong enough to cope with the demands of the premiership. There’s question marks over the whole teams premiership credentials. Gutiérrez, Nolan, Barton & Harper are exempt.

    Team spirit has served us well his season. Lets see if that same team spirit is there after a run of bad results and the manager, players & fans are looking for some one to blame other than themselves.

    Finance will be an interesting one how much will Ashley make available? I think it would be sensible to have an initial £15m in the summer and then £10m in Jan when were in a better position to assess ourselves. With both topped up by player sales should there be any.

    At this point in time i believe we have a squad good enough to beat the likes of West Brom, Wolves, Stoke, Blackburn & CH Playoff Winner. and put up a good fight with Bolton, Wigan, West Ham. We could get 31 points from them imo which is good enough for 17th in the current table.

    With Some Quality signings and Good Squad players braught in, the highest place imo we’ll finish is 14-15.

    Hughton has until Jan to proove himself in the premiership. Football is a results business and if he isnt getting the points needed to avoid relegation. Some one will be brought in who can.

  • sirjasontoon

    May 2, 2010 at 11:34 PM

    Comment #9

    Tuff season ahead-with the present squad we might scrape it-be awful on the eye,painful on the mind…if you aren’t a real geordie the pain will be not so bad.

    Born a Geordie for Life SJT.

  • NewcastleMole

    May 2, 2010 at 11:56 PM

    Comment #10


    Do you think we’ll park the bus in every match?

  • G

    May 3, 2010 at 12:15 AM

    Comment #11

    Lots of pessimism about the blog tonight. I am guessing not many of the posters lived through the Dinnis era? Look guys, lets just take what comes, expect the worst, but hope for the best, no matter what happens, and how bad we get, at least we ain’t from S**derland!

  • Robby Bobson

    May 3, 2010 at 12:57 AM

    Comment #12

    Jimiley…im not defending ashley for what hes done….but an interest free 136 million from him rather than having that from a bank with a huge debt over our heads.

    Although it is not a good thought ashley has the power to put us into administration.

  • alan shearer

    May 3, 2010 at 6:46 AM

    Comment #13

    i think newcastlemole is a sunderland fan..idiot!

  • andrewc

    May 3, 2010 at 11:11 AM

    Comment #14

    I think we’ll finish somewhere about 12th or 15th next season.

    I’d say the current squad is better than Wolves, Wigan, Blackburn, West Ham, West Brom and the Championship Play-off winner.


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