Chris Hughton Already Planning For Next Two Big Games

Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is a down to earth manager, and after the game yesterday,  he was already planning for Wednesday night’s Carling Cup game at Accrington Stanley and next weekend’s important league visit to Wolves.

Chris Hughon – already planning for Acrrington Stanley on Wednesday

But Hughton is also realistic and took time out  to celebrate one of Newcastle’s  best wins ever in the Premier League,  as they hammered Aston Villa 6-0 at St. James” Park yesterday afternoon.

Hughton said after the game:

“That was a wonderful achievement for us, but we are realistic. In this division, we won’t get too many days like that.”

“Hopefully we will get the performances, but certainly chances to score six goals against the likes of Aston Villa don’t come around too often.”

“Yes, it’s very much about getting feet very firmly on the ground. We are away from home in our next game and we expect it will be very, very tough.”

“But you can’t be in this division and get the scoreline we have without wanting to enjoy it, and we will certainly spend the rest of the day enjoying it.”

Carroll hit goals after 34 and 67 minutes and completed his hat-trick three minutes into added time, as the rampant Newcastle side tore Villa apart.

The Villa players must have been reading and believing their own headlines last week, after they had taken apart West Ham 3-0 last weekend, but this Newcastle side were far too good for them.

And Villa completely wasted a 10th-minute opportunity to take the lead, when the woeful John Carew blazed his penalty kick over the bar, and just two minutes later Joey Barton hit a wonderful shot with a dipping long-range effort.

Kevin Nolan scored a brace as he headed home after 32 minutes, and claimed his second three minutes from time as he hit home a loose ball from just 4 yards out.

And the 3 points came as the Newcastle club announced at half time that they had signed FC Twente midfielder Cheick Tiote, subject to a work permit being obtained.

Hughton talked about the new signing, which got completely overshadowed by Newcastle’s wonderful performance yesterday afternoon:

“It’s one we are delighted to have done and it will certainly give us some strength in that midfield area.”

“We have a lot of players who can play in there, but he is a particular type of player.” “Alan Smith would be the only defensive-type central midfield player we have and Alan has already shown his value to us.”

“But we just felt we needed more options in there and he will certainly be a good addition for us.”

So it was a very good day for Newcastle fans yesterday, and a 6-0 win against a very decent side has to make us believe we may be able to do fairly well this season, but we are not getting carried away with just one result.

But there’s no doubt it was a wonderful afternoon for the shocked Newcastle fans – what a performance.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

17 comments so far

  • MarkO

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #1

    PEople cant get carried away by this result, now we have beaten Villa people are going to expect us to beat Wolves and Everton in our next 2 away games, which i think is unlikely. Remember the main aim is survival not Europe or anything so extravagant.

    Think we still need three more players id like them to be:

    Welliton(Spartak Moscow, striker)
    Erik Huseklepp(Brann, Winger)
    Henri Lansbury(Arsenal, midfielder)

  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #2

    “That was a wonderful achievement for us, but we are realistic. In this division, we won’t get too many days like that.”

    Too right, it was a one off. We caught Villa in post Milner, post M’o’N transition and they caved in.

    More important there’s a week left to sort the squad out, ffs don’t get carried away – look what happened to Blackpool. Ashley, get the wallet back out we still need another 42 points to be safe!

  • yemozone

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #3

    A wonderful performance and credit goes to CH for keeping the team together. Now we have options in the midfield and defence, it remains a winger and maybe a pacy striker.

  • howay man

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #4

    what is the Ben Arfa situation?

  • yemozone

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #5

    …..and a left back. Patrick vanholt

  • repo

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #6

    He’s not coming here.

  • carl nufc

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #7

    Repo, is that what you have been told or is it a guess?? i hope he does come as we need cover on the wings,

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2010 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #8

    Everyone – Ben Arfa Aint coming, Get over it!

  • Paul P

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #9

    Everyone – Ben Arfa aint coming now. That is a dead deal. I think we can look at getting some players from Man City potentially with the fringe players who can not get in their team such as Richards, Lescott, Santa Cruz etc.

    The performance was excellent yesterday. The best I have seen since Sir Bobby left the club. What is important is we all keep our feet firmly on the ground now and not get carried away. If we can keep that level of performance at home, we will have no problems in staying in this league. Winning our home games is where we will get most of our points from. If we can pick points up away from home, that is brilliant and I think we can. But we do need to have more strength in depth.

  • moonraker

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:02 PM

    Comment #10

    Yes, “one swallow…” and all that, but you have to be optimistic about our chances now, especially with the players still to come in!

    Lets have a bit more optimism instead of all the doom and gloom! We wont get too many mondays like this one so lets enjoy it! HWTL 🙂

  • jesus was a geordie

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    Comment #11

    We desperately have to hope that we can pick up 2 points from Wolves and Everton…Obviously It’d be nice to see the kids keep us in the Cup against Accrington as well.

    As you’ve all said, let’s be realistic, 5 points from our first 4 games (including 2 away games against European teams) would be fantastic.

  • Davies

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Comment #12

    People saying that Ben Arfa isn’t coming now; can you give me your source please….

  • Angryman the Angry fan

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:13 PM

    Comment #13

    Ben arfa deal aint gonna happen and to be honest, probably never was…it was basically a ticket seller thats all as Fat Cash does this every year.
    Rmember his meeting with the Corporate customers a few year back when the squad was crying out for streghnthening?? “We will make at least one wow sigining” Pfffft.

    Anyway, good result and i dont want to rant about a pointless non entity such as fat cash and his lovechild stardy!!

    Best TEAM performance i have seen in god knows how many years…keep it up boyos…….bring on the wolves.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Accrington Stanley Team:

    *************** Krul

    Perch ***** Kadar ** Tavernier ** Tozer

    Raylor ** Guthrie ** Vuckic ** McLoven

    ********** Ranger ** Xisco

    Harps, Collo, Jonas, Nolan, Carroll, LuaLua

  • carl nufc

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #15

    Ok about HBA, there was talk he was at the game yesterday and how he was very impressed, can anyone confirm or deny this??
    Also who are these guys on Twatter~?? is there any more news from them??

  • carl nufc

    Aug 23, 2010 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #16

    I think everyone is getting sick of the tranfer now, i just want to know one way or another

  • Paul P

    Aug 23, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #17

    Team to play Accrington Stanley


    Perch Campbell Williamson Jose

    R Taylor Guthrie Vukic Xisco

    Range Lovenkrands

    Subs Routledge, Barton, Harper, Carroll, Collo, Jonas, Nolan


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