Chris Hughton – Newcastle Must Be Doing Something Right

Chris Hughton has once again come out and praised his troops for what has been a record shattering season for the revitalized and rejuvenated Newcastle United Football Club.

Chris Hughton – holding the Championship Trophy

This is what Chris Hughton told the official site:

“If you’re breaking records and setting records like we seem to have done all season then you’re doing something right,”

“It seems that each week I was being made aware of a new club record that we’d achieved and, while the only thing that ultimately mattered was promotion, it was nice to be told of these records and to get that recognition.”

“To get the 100 points was a particularly pleasing way to finish the season. We could have taken our foot off the gas three or four games ago, but these lads have shown great professionalism and commitment and that is why we haven’t been beaten since February.”

“The clean sheets are testament to a real team effort but special credit must go to Steve Harper. He’s been outstanding for us this season and I think it is fitting that he’s the goalkeeper who will take his place in the history books.”

We saw Lee Ryder’s article in his Blog On The Tyne – and he said Chris was like a breath of fresh air this season, and that’s an accurate way to describe Chris Hughton – who seems such an honest, modest  man and a straight shooter.

We cannot detail all the records and achievements at Newcastle have this season but here’s a try:

  • Top of the Championship with 102 points, winning the league by 11 points and by 23 points over the 3rd placed side – unbelievable
  • Undefeated at home all season – to equal a record set in the 2006-2007 season by the League One Champions
  • Most wins in The Championship – 30
  • Fewest Defeats in the Championship – 4
  • Chris Hughton has won Championship Manager of  The Month Award 4 times
  • Kevin Nolan was been voted Championship Player Of the Season and Player of the Month for April
  • Shola Ameobi was Championship Player Of The Season for last August
  • Four Players in Championship Team of the Year – Coloccini, Enrique, Nolan and Carroll
  • Most goals scored in one half in the Championship – 6 against Barnsley
  • Most  goals scored in the Championship – 90
  • Fewest goals conceded in the Championship – 35
  • A  Newcastle club record 22 clean sheets in any league season
  • Our players are the most handsome in the Championship 😀

As Chris said – we must have been doing something right – and we are so very proud of the Newcastle players and coaches this year.

Comments very welcome.

10 comments so far

  • baro

    May 4, 2010 at 1:28 AM

    Comment #1

    Very proud of all these records. But, they all are set in the wrong league, we should do some of this in the Premier League.

    Hey Ed just wandering what do you mean by when you said handsome??

  • liamHWTT

    May 4, 2010 at 3:06 AM

    Comment #2

    ed- well done, comprehensive summary, but i think you meant first undefeated record at home since 1906-07. obviously a typo.

    so proud of all of the coaching staff and players!!


  • WLtoon

    May 4, 2010 at 3:57 AM

    Comment #3

    The toon army have also set some records this season for the CCC.and i cant see them ever being broken unless manky utd or arsandal go down(as if)..we have proved that we are simply the best. to be the 1st team to attract more than 1 million fans thru the turnstiles for a season in the CCC is just amazing.If any team in the land has a twelth man then its us.Toon Toon, Black N White Army……

  • wickywoowoo

    May 4, 2010 at 4:44 AM

    Comment #4

    The attendance record has been missed off this list too.

    Unless Man Utd or Arsenal get relegated, can anyone ever actually break it?

  • sirjasontoon

    May 4, 2010 at 5:53 AM

    Comment #5

    I reckon Celtic and Rangers could Wickywoowoo…you tartan tit 🙂

  • G

    May 4, 2010 at 6:02 AM

    Comment #6

    Hey Ed, that last statistic on your list… bit ‘ginger beer’?

  • Rotonda heights

    May 4, 2010 at 7:28 AM

    Comment #7

    What we didn’t do right was getting Victor Moses for the same money we wasted on Best. Total no brainer that one.

  • Edd Case

    May 4, 2010 at 9:51 AM

    Comment #8

    Not much we could have done about Moses, he chose Wigan over us…the twit.

  • Chris G

    May 4, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #9

    Rotonda – I’m not sure we could have got Moses for the same money we wasted on Best

    We would have needed to offer something in the region of 2.5 million for Moses, which was the asking price of the Palace administrators, but we went for the cheaper option and signed Best instead. His fee was ‘undisclosed’, but one of the reports I read at the time suggested that it was only about 1 million

    But basically you’re right. Even if Moses would have cost 1.5 million more, it’s still a no brainer

    Edd Case – I think Moses would have liked to join us, but he wasn’t allowed by his club’s administrators to speak to us because we didn’t meet their asking price of 2.5 million – and Wigan were one of the clubs who did

  • BT7MAG

    May 4, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #10

    This season has gone a long way to restoring the pride of the Sir Bobby days whilst removing a lot of stupid expectation.

    baro and G, I think it’s a reference to a previous article Ed wrote, where he said his wife had commented saying Mike Williamson was very handsome…That and the fact that black and white stripes are the new…er…black!


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