Chris Hughton And Newcastle Under No Illusions Next Season


As may be expected Newcastle manager Chris Hughton’s number one job next season is to keep Newcastle in the Premiership.

Chris Hughton – keeping Newcastle In Premiership is job one

Chris is trying to strengthen the squad, but will not have too much money to spend this summer – given Newcastle’s poor financial position.

And the 51 year-old  seems to be after a number of top class youngsters like Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere, and Manchester United duo – Tom Cleverely and Danny Welbeck.

Chris told the Daily Star today that he is under no illusions about next season:

“We have momentum and a spirit that has been created and I don’t want to disrupt it. But I’m aware we are going into a better division and I’m mindful of the type of players we need to get in.”

“It is a big job ahead. We are going into a league that I feel is the best and most competitive in the world. We are under no illusions. It is going to be a very tough season.”

Hughton is the type of man who takes absolutely nothing for granted.

He approached games against Scunthope and Plymouth in the same way he approached games against the better teams like WBA and Nottingham Forest, leave nothing to chance and keeping the players feet very firmly on the ground.

And we hope that philosophy will stand the new Newcastle manager in good stead for next season, when we know for a fact no game will be taken for granted, and the lads will fight to the death – so to speak.

We hope Newcastle can survive next season.

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5 comments so far

  • hitman

    May 23, 2010 at 2:56 PM

    Comment #1

    feel sorry for hughton,hes been shafted by ashley

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  • BeeGuy

    May 23, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #2

    If I were a betting man, at this moment, I would see NUFC being a favorite for the home match with Blackpool and even with WB-A at home, and an even bet at Blackpool. Other than that, until other teams fall apart, or NUFC youngsters like Carroll get their feet under themselves, it is an underdog role for the balance of the season. At this moment, NUFC has no proven “go to” guy or guys that can put the team on an even footing with many of the other PL teams. With that in mind, I hope a few of the players brought in will actually have a history of making the odd game winning play in the PL. I’d like that both for that ability to be there, and for it to rub off on some of the younger lads.

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  • will

    May 23, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #3

    I feel that our current squad, although not filled with super players, but should be more than adequate to survive in the premier league next season.

    Look at the team that were relegated, you really can’t say is it not a team with many talents, but look what happened in the end! That team, in their good day, can beat any of the top four, maybe except Man U with Ronaldo then. A lot of time, it is the chaos behind the scene, poor player management, poor manager(ie: the self proclaimed best manager in the league-Big Sam, and who can forget, Mr Souness!)

    I really am not worry about do we have enough quality in terms of players, but i am worry about the ability of Chris. I am not saying off with his head! But if he is not good enough, then the team will suffer! But i am quite sure Fat Ashley is not going to reach into his pocket and get someone like mourinho who now earns more than a lot of players, so i say just hope for the best.

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  • Doha Mag

    May 24, 2010 at 4:52 AM

    Comment #4

    The first team squad is not big enough to survive in the PL.

    I believe we are about 4~5 players short of having a decent squad and with a few decent acquisitions in the summer; i.e. freebies, loanees and a little money spent on a striker we could be ok next season……

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  • Ericles

    May 24, 2010 at 9:32 AM

    Comment #5

    I agree with hitman – Hughton has been shafted by Ashley. So have the fans!

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