Hughton Aware Of Expectation Levels At Newcastle


Chris Hughton has said today that he is fully aware of the expectations that exist at Newcastle for next season, back in the Premiership.

Chris Hughton – aware of expectations at Newcastle

Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We will keep people’s feet on the ground from within the inner sanctum.”   “I know what the expectations in Newcastle are outside of the squad.”

“The supporters are very passionate and there is an expectation level out there.”   “We’re aware of that. It’s difficult to get away from, but that’s part of playing for Newcastle.”

“At all of the big clubs, there is a level of expectation.”  “It’s no different here to what it was at Spurs.”  “At Spurs we spent time in that top six, and once you are in there expectation gets higher. It’s natural.”

Hughton also talked, as he so often does, about Newcastle’s 12th man – the Newcastle United supporters, who were magnificent in their support of the team last season.

Chris continued:

“One of the highlights of the season for me was how many away fans we took to the Championship grounds.”

“The home support, we know, has been outstanding, but the away support has been something to really look back on.”

Newcastle will need that support again next season, and we would expect the season ticket sales to be going quite briskly right now, although you never can tell, because there still exists some animosity towards owner Mike Ashley.

And the latest Newcastle statement on their financial situation at the club did not help in the least, and only caused mass confusion on Tyneside.

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3 comments so far

  • Ericles

    May 20, 2010 at 2:22 PM

    Comment #1

    I think the fans expectations are that the team works to its best and that the manager and staff likewise. We expect to try and achieve a good showing in the Premier and a good effort in the cups. In other words build and progress sensibly until eventually we can bring some more silver home to Tyneside. Only a nutter would demand that we crash into Europe or even the top 5 or 6 grouping next season. What we can do, home and away, is demonstrate that we ARE the best and most loyal fans and we are TOP club regardless of the Mail or Guardian floozies say.

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  • G

    May 20, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #2

    As somebody else mentioned on another thread a couple of days ago, anything above 3rd bottom to be considered a success. Stuff the cups etc, consolodate!

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  • chuck

    May 20, 2010 at 3:08 PM

    Comment #3

    Hughton did his job,
    The team lost 4 games all season,
    The fans filled the seats,
    Erm, think it`s your turn Mike !

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