Chris Hughton knows very well the Newcastle fans are a huge part of the Newcastle United mystique, as a football club.
This is the Newcastle United Football Club
Just to give one example – if Ben Arfa is ever spotted in the Newcastle City Center this weekend, there will be absolutely no doubt left in the mind of the 23 year-old play-maker that this is the club for him.
Chris believes Newcastle will see a continuation of the incredible fan backing which resulted in Newcastle winning the Coca Cola Championship easily, and have gained fame throughout the world for the Newcastle United club – believe us on that one.
And of course Newcastle attracted a crowd of 6,000 just to see the lads training at St. James’ Park earlier this week.
Chris talked about the Newcastle fans today:
“We have fans who are prepared to travel anywhere to see their team .” “The players really do appreciate that.” “We had fans in just one week who went to La Coruna, Luton and Glasgow – that epitomises these great people.”
“The players want to make sure they put on a performance for the fans and their own pride at playing for this club.” “It can be hard for any team to come here in front of a full house. That is something we want to continue.”
“Last season we did not lose a game at home and that shows you how much a factor this crowd is.” “It will be harder this season, but we know the home games will be vital for us.”
“Ideally we wanted a home start, but it will be great to see a full house for the Aston Villa game and we will be looking to get off to the right start.”
Good words from Chris Hughton, who continues to gain support on Tyneside for his common sense, passionate and down-to-earth handling of the Newcastle club over the last 13 months.