Hughton Wants Away Points – Starting Today At Wolves

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.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • sweendog

    Aug 28, 2010 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #1

    a draw would be good .. a win great .. we’ve the team that can win it carrol and nolan play as well as they did at Villa .. if we do win it’ll be a scrappy 1-0 .. 2-1..

  • sweendog

    Aug 28, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #2

    reckon carrol’s gonna score a header .. might do a bet..

  • bessi-kosova

    Aug 28, 2010 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #3

    Wolves vs NUFC 1-3 .. remember it 😉

  • themole

    Aug 28, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #4

    links for todays game found at the website below
    good quality all the time

    3-1 to the toon you heard it here first

  • sweendog

    Aug 28, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #6

    3-1 .. hope so .. if our wingers get the crosses in we’ve got the height advantage .. ‘mon the Toon..

  • baz65

    Aug 28, 2010 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #7

    I think we will be to stromg for wolves today, Our confidence is sky high plus with new players coming in, the rest of the squad will be buzzing with one or two players having a point to prove to the boss.

  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 28, 2010 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #8

    ‘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.’ Ed.

    Ed, we have won one Prem game and our development squad XI were nearly embarrassed by AS, and would have been if not for the seniors scoring. We had an indifferent pre-season and had Carew scored last week the current state of irrational euphoria might have never existed.

    In the real world we need to get at least a a point from Wolves as we need to finish above them to be sure of avoiding relegation. We need 4 – 6 away wins, so this has to be a target fixture.

    Anything less than a draw will be a disaster, and show the Villa game to be nought but a fluke against a team in a mess, and the Man U game the true barometer of our Prem credentials.

    I think we will shade it 1-2, but Harper needs to look a whole lot sharper than his last few games, including the back end of last season where he made some Sunday league howlers.

  • sweendog

    Aug 28, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Captain Beefheart .. agreed, Harpers looking a bit slow on it .. and Krul is looking very good .. maybe its time to give Krul his chance ..

  • Captain Beefheart

    Aug 28, 2010 at 12:20 PM

    Comment #10

    Hi, SD@9.

    Agree. Krull needs to get used to playing with the 1st XI defence and commanding his box. I think he wil get excellent protection and help from Colo and Willo (who would be my two first picks, week in, week out) to establish himself.

    There were times when Given’s form slipped that Harper took over for a few weeks, he must now expect to be judged the same way if “competition for places” is to mean anything.

  • xfer

    Aug 28, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #11

    Wolves has a pretty bad record at home of late. Only won 5 home games last season if im right. And they didnt score in 10 of their home games. All in all, I’m hoping we nick it if we eliminate silly mistakes.

  • baro

    Aug 28, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #12

    We will win 3-2 or 3-1 with Carroll scoring 2 goals and Jonas with 1 goal.


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