Lots Of Positives To Take Out Of PSV Game For Newcastle


There were some positive things Chris Hughton could take out of the game on Saturday, and even for the doom and gloomers there was also some good ammunition, especially in that woeful first half.

Chris Hughton – lots of positives in Saturday’s game
One big positive was the attitude of the Newcastle players, who just never give up and came back from a woeful first half performance and two goals down, and with just a little more luck could have even won the game.

Chris Hughton said after the game:

“We were certainly far better second half than we were first half, and in the end we could have gone on and won the game.”

“We had good chances in that second half period. We were disappointed with some aspects of the first half, where we didn’t get to grips with the game.”

“We said to the players before the game that because of the way PSV play, it would be a very tactical game and we didn’t get close enough to them, and when we gained possession we didn’t keep hold of it well enough.”

“We probably did all the things wrong first half that they did right. But we were able to put that right second half.”

We have noticed there are negative attitudes on Tyneside, mainly because big money is not being paid out like in the olden days, when we made some of the worst signings of any club in the Premier League.

But maybe when we do fairly well next season, they will be the ones who will again come out next summer and say it was obvious we would do quite well.

Just like there are far too many now on Tyneside  justifying how easy it was for Newcastle to get promoted – because it was so obvious we were still a PL class side 12 months ago.

Unfortunately that doesn’t quite jibe with what those same people were saying last summer, when we were going to do a Leeds United and be relegated to League One – even Malcolm MacDonald predicted that – although he may have conveniently forgotten about that article.

Funny how retrospect changes everything one year later, isn’t it?

Comments welcome.



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11 comments so far

  • Teamstoof

    Aug 2, 2010 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #1

    Ed you are right a bout the attitude that we are not spending any money, but i think that is a BIG concern. Our top goalscorer so far is leon best, and he will not even play first team football. We are desperatley in need of a creative winger and a striker with nose for goals.
    We can´t relay on Carroll, he has still alot to learn and need someone tol learn from. Would love if we buy back Martins och went in the race for R.Keane/Santa Cruz or even Caicedo

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  • Thump

    Aug 2, 2010 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #2

    Lol buy back martins? He’s just been sold and didn’t have many of those quantities in any good measure at all.

    As for not relying on Carroll give him a bloody chance. Same goes for for best. With a bit of confidence we might see exactly what he’s capable of.

    I’m getting sick of the doomers on here.

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  • Thump

    Aug 2, 2010 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Of course “quantities” should read “qualities” lol

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  • komfort

    Aug 2, 2010 at 9:20 AM

    Comment #4

    thump….spot on.

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  • jackdnufc

    Aug 2, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Here Here Thump

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  • Robby Bobson

    Aug 2, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #6

    teamstoof….creative winger….why didnt routledge show you enough goals, adventure and creativity in 6 months last season? And im pretty sure our other winger went to the WC with probably the most gifted attacking team in the tournament.

    Regards to the PSV game, they played us off the park but its PSV. There aint many teams we will play of that quality next season.

    We will see where we are with the Rangers game, as they would probably be an average to lower table prem team and both teams will be all fit and ready.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Aug 2, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Ed it amuses me when you say the doom and gloomers. At times you yourself have been highly critical on a wide range of topics. Selective memory loss there I think !!

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  • baro

    Aug 2, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #8

    Just good to see that we didnt quit this game.

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  • Wright

    Aug 2, 2010 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #9

    i wasn’t at the game but saw highlights and our defence looked like a shambles in the first half

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 3, 2010 at 12:34 AM

    Comment #10

    Agreed about Rangers match. We’ll most likely see a starting line-up closer to what we’ll see against ManU. Should be interesting.

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  • Toon XI

    Aug 3, 2010 at 12:35 AM

    Comment #11

    A starting line up for NUFC that is.

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