The Points Are Important Against Aston Villa – Not Revenge


Chris Hughton’s Newcastle team will be after points on Sunday and the word revenge doesn’t even enter the picture.

Chris Hughton – after points against Villa

Of course it was Villa’s 1-0 defeat of Newcastle on the last day of the season in 2009, that took Newcastle down to the Championship, where they did so well last season to bounce straight back.

And it was true that the Villa fans unfurled some banners which were rather harsh on the Newcastle fans, as most fans around the Premier League at the time seemed to be delighted that the famous Newcastle club were being relegated – they seemed to just love it.

But those banners and the Villa fans’ attitudes are hardly relevant for our game on Sunday, where vital points are at stake, and Chris told the Evening Chronicle today:

“There have certainly been no thoughts about that day from us.” “If I’m totally honest, I hadn’t even thought about it until I was asked the question.” “This is totally different now, it’s a different occasion, a different environment, a different ground and I can assure you it won’t be on the players’ minds.”

“The only thing we are focusing on is producing a good enough display to stay up.” “When the fixtures were about to come out, I really wanted a home start like everybody else.” “I think we would all have preferred it.” “But, saying that, the first home game is always as special fixture for everybody.”

“And it’s the chance for our supporters to welcome back Premier League football.” “It’s just one we’re all looking forward to.”

We may struggle a little on Sunday against a good Aston Villa side , and if we do find it difficult, that could set some red flags flying around St. James’ Park,  that we may not have a strong enough squad to survive in England’s top league this season.

On the other hand, a decent and solid performance with 3 points in the bag, and things could look a lot different and a lot brighter on Sunday night.

And with the next  game at Wolves the following weekend, which is surely a game Newcastle could also win, we could be on our way this season..

But first things first and we have to manoeuvre what looks like a tough first home game of the season on Sunday – but let’s keep upbeat and positive and support the lads as much as we can.

They’ll  benefit greatly from that,  and who knows we could record our first win of the season come 3:30 pm local time on Sunday afternoon, and if we do things will start to look a lot brighter in Newcastle’s garden.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.


23 comments so far

  • Partizan

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #1

    I’d be happy with a draw against Aston Villa

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #2

    Yeah me too…. unfortunately.

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  • sweendog

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:15 PM

    Comment #3

    nah has to be a win .. and at least a draw against relegation rivals wolves .. maybe with lovenkrands in the team we’ll actually look like we’ve a bit of pace ..still hoping for Arfa .. supposedly bremen haven’t agreed terms so he’s still available ..
    whats frustrating is what is happening with the other transfers .. why are we just waiting on Arfa at the moment .. can ashley not multitask or is he not spending the 20m we got from getting to the premiership …. hmmm

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  • Milzzy Rascal

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #4

    Incorrect Hoots Revenge is just as important as the 3 points. I was there 24/5/09 on a burning day in Birmingham as we meekly gave the fight up and the Villa fans took nothing but glee from relegating us it was disgusting behaviour which I doubt would have been replicated had the circumstances been the other way round.

    Villa are a pack of b******s who deserve a thorough thumping. If the lads can’t get up for this one they won’t be able to get up for anything

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  • sweendog

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:18 PM

    Comment #5

    Milzzy Rascal .. agreed .. good to get one past beye as well … the committed player he was …2-0 the toon … then onto wolves with Arfa , Fer , Erding in the squad..

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  • Magpietillidie22

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #6

    http://www.tribalfootball.com/feyenoord-reject-newcastle-offer-leroy-fer-1056611?

    sounds like what has been reported in past few days but it does say sources expect a new bid? Would definitely be step in right direction

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  • sweendog

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #7

    hope this is more than just the daily mail .. most of the dutch sites are puzzled with us having an offer turned down .. ie it never existed .. hope I’m wrong

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  • MacToon

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #8

    Speak for yourself Hoots!

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #9

    sweendog i said from the start the leroy fer offer was a load of rubbish, i have always followed feyenoords football, they are one of my favourite teams, along with sporting lisbon

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #10

    Why cant we have a result AND revenge!?

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #11

    I cant see us getting revenge, i will take a draw now, they have too much pace for us

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  • sweendog

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #12

    geordielad880 .. I think ur right .. hope I’m wrong though ..

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #13

    when we play chelsea or arsenal or one of the top sides i would like to see us give ranger and vuckic a game, they cant do worse than ameobi and nolan did against man utd

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  • sweendog

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:44 PM

    Comment #14

    geordielad880 .. no milner .. we just have to nullify Young .. I think we’ve a good chance..

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #15

    we have to nullify young, albrighton (who i have been going on about for over a year) ireland, and also agbonlahor, carew, they are awesome on set pieces aswell, so much height, against our not so tall side

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #16

    Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson has confirmed his interest in PSV Eindhoven star Ola Toivonen

    another good player missed

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  • eltoro

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #17

    If Liverpool are going for him, you can hardly say we have missed out.

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  • geordielad880

    Aug 19, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #18

    we should have signed him a year ago, he looked amazing in the under 21’s, thats my point

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  • Visten

    Aug 19, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #19

    Agbon – Injured isn’t he?
    Albrigton – Good first game but still unproven at this level.
    Carew – Good player but not call him pacey.
    Ireland – Again good player but has not played much Premier League Football recently.

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  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 19, 2010 at 2:01 PM

    Comment #20

    @ Geordielad, have you seen the fee Liverpool are talking about, well out of our league.

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  • Sgt. Heagerty

    Aug 19, 2010 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #21

    revenge is on my mind, these bastards rejoiced over our agony like i would expect only middlesbrough or scumderland fans to act. We havent ever been at war with villa like scumderland. Far as i knew we had a pretty fair amount of mutual respect. BUt what they did is inacceptable. They must pay for their crimes!!!!!

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  • baro

    Aug 19, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #22

    I honestly think we can get the 3 points vs Aston Villa.

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  • Sav

    Aug 20, 2010 at 1:21 AM

    Comment #23

    I want a win, too.
    But a consolation if we lose could be that after back to back defeats, Ashley will finally get his hands out of his pockets. If that is what it takes, then in the long run, it could actually be best for us.
    What I don’t want is a 1-0 victory reinforcing complacency that we can survive with what we’ve got.
    But here’s hoping we stuff the Villa just for those banners.

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