The is a definite feel-good factor at the Newcastle United club right now.
Chris Hughton – wants good result at Wolves today
And that is due to a number of things.
The Newcastle side having made a good start to the season, and also it seems that Newcastle are still able to attract good players to Tyneside.
And we’ll not even mention the glowing tribute paid to the City of Newcastle by Arsenal manager Arsen Wenger earlier in the week – when he said the City breathes football and the beautiful St. James Park looks over Newcastle as the heart-beat of the city.
But Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is always acutely aware of over-confidence, and he will not allow that to creep into the thoughts of the Newcastle players.
Chris wants a good result against Wolverhampton Wanderers today, as he has warned they cannot afford to keep thinking of last Sunday’s 6-0 demolition of Aston Villa – because that’s history now – it’s over.
Chris said this morning:
“You have to put that to bed, one thing I can guarantee is that we have a feelgood factor, albeit from a different group of players from Wednesday night.”
“Strangely enough I was equally as pleased on Wednesday as I was on Sunday, probably because the dynamic was changed and we had three big contributions from the three senior players involved. We gained a lot from that.”
“Last Sunday is firmly put to bed because we know the quality of the team we’re up against.” “We know it is tough to win away in the Premier League. It’s something we’re very conscious of.”
“Our ability to stay in the division will be based on our home form, which at this moment’s very good.” “But I feel we’ll need to pick up a percentage of points away from home. All we can hope is the experience we gained on our travels last season will keep us in good stead for this season.”
Newcastle should be able to get something from the game today, and indeed a defeat would be very disappointing.
But we also know there are many teams in the Premier league that can give Newcastle a good game, and one of them has to be Wolves at Molyneux, so it’s very good test to show just how good we may be this season.
A win will certianly keep the feel-good factor alive around the Newcastle United club.