Chris Hughton Rebuilding Newcastle From The Bottom Up


The Newcastle United club seems to be entering a period of definite stability, after the upheaval of being relegated 16 months ago.

Chris Hughton – salt of the earth type of guy

Chris Hughton, with significant help from Mike Ashley, Derek Llambias and the rest of the Newcastle Board have managed to bring in five new players this summer , and they have significantly strengthened the squad.

And manager Chris Hughton now wants to replicate the great progress made during the great Sir Bobby Robson’s five year reign on Tyneside, given that things remain stable at the club – and it’s hardly a secret that Chris is great admirer of Bobby Robson of course.

Chris Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:

“Stability was always going to be vital and now we feel we have that.” “When you look at the players we have signed, they all have their best years in front of them.”

“You have Dan Gosling at 20, Cheik Tiote at 24, James Perch at 24 and Hatem Ben Arfa at 23.” “Sol Campbell is out of that category, of course, but he has been brought in for different reasons.”

“And these young players can benefit from his experience in games and on the training ground.” “But overall we are looking to the future with this group.”

Newcastle’s concentration on Youth Policy, first announced in January of 2007,  by then Chairman Chris Mort, is starting to pay off.

Newcastle now have very promising players 21 year-old or younger – such as Andy Carroll, Haris Vuckic, Nile Ranger, Kazenga LuaLua, James Tavernier and Ryan Donaldson all looking to have good futures ahead of them.

Chris added:

“We have other young players too and they all have a big part to play in the future of the club.”

We are delighted with the job Chris Hughotn has done at Newcastle in a very short period of just 14 months.

After getting the club promoted to an automatic promotion spot by a massive 23 points, and getting 102 points to win the CC Championship, Chris has steadied the ship big time on Tyneside, and has even got the team off to a good start in the Premier League this season.

Chris will never get the acclaim of a Bobby Robson, Kevin Keegan or Alan Shearer,  because of his subdued personality and complete modesty, but he is one of those coaches who are just the salt of the earth, and we know nobody who works harder for the Newcastle cause than Chris Hughton.

If Chris can get the team in mid-table by the end of the season – that will have to go down as his second miracle on the Tyne.

And the way things look, he may be able to do just that!

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.


19 comments so far

  • furrygiblets

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #1

    Chris has/is doing a fantastic job

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  • keegan trio

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #2

    what a boring weekend!
    anyway, has anyone seen pics of HBA in training?…will like to see him in black and white strips..

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  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #3

    I do really liek what hughton does.

    He has a big picture in his mind of what the teams needs and so far, has picked the right players in the right positions. we were playing our best CM of last season out wide, so routledge comes in and we start scoring for free at St James. We needed a no nonsense defender to compliment Colos style, he brings in Williamson.

    This season smith is the only DM so he brings in an international player and we lack abit of playmaking so he brings in one of the most skillful players in europe.

    There seems to be a reason behind all of his signings, and not just signing good players, hes signing good players in areas we need it.

    I feel chris spends money better since keegan, who actually had quite abit for the time.

    Just have to wait and see tiote, ben arfa and co can pull it off in the prem.

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  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #4

    *better than anyone since keegan

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  • keegan trio

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #5

    any pics of hba training?

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  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #6

    Usually have to wait for them from the official site….and only usually release some just before games.

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  • geordie_india

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Europe here we come!!!!
    Howay the Lads

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  • geordie_india

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:40 PM

    Comment #8

    can expect some training pics next mid week!

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  • keegan trio

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #9

    can prem clubs loan players in?i wish we can loan some in..since best is injured for some time..with youngsters loaned out and xisco suspended..

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  • Robby Bobson

    Sep 4, 2010 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #10

    not after the transfer window shuts no…..plus we have submitted our squad so cant even pick up free transfers.

    But Carroll, shola, nolan, HBA, lovenkradns, ranger, vuckic all can play up front…why would we want to?

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  • Doha Mag

    Sep 4, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #11

    Far too early to talk about Europe next season as PL survival is the real objective this season; plus the doulble over Sunderland of course……

    CH’s summer signings appear very good business and time will tell how ell they settle into the side.

    HBA has an attitude problem, that’s for sure and only hope he doesn’t try to be bigger than Newcastle as he’ll need to be put in his place very quickly……

    CH is building a decent young squad and the signing of Sol Campbell will improve our young defenders substantially for the better.

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  • baro

    Sep 4, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #12

    He has done an excellent job! Knows everything he is doing. Just taking it one step at a time. And it will all lead to success, and Premier League winners within 5 years. Europe will be here either this year or next definitely. Can’t wait for Blackpool game with 3 debuts under way.

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  • Sav

    Sep 5, 2010 at 1:47 AM

    Comment #13

    Hoots has done okay but he has taken us as far as he can….

    Now we need the experienced PL dream team of Dalglish and Kinnear to ‘take us to the next level’ 😉

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  • nufc4eva

    Sep 5, 2010 at 4:25 AM

    Comment #14

    CH Has done everything that’s been asked of him so far I just hope when we have a bad spell that people don’t start shouting for his head. As for kinnear and dalgliesh been there done that let’s keep moving forward not backward sav

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  • 44881

    Sep 5, 2010 at 9:38 AM

    Comment #15

    hes brilliant in the transfer mkt. I like his tactics in bidding players – targetting the weak n lack-of-player position in the squard to bring Routledge, williamson n perch, n bring in quality players like Sol for the experiences in hops of minimizin silly mistakes, ben arfa for further strngthening creativity in the midfield n tiote to compete wif Smith n bring in typical defensive midfielder, n stealing gosling for future development.

    those players cost us even less than 10m, but convince me that we can stand still in the league. u can c his systematic approach wif avoiding press influence when bidding players

    look back our squard…averagely our players are young, wif only Harper 35 but we hve got Krul, Smith 30, Williamson n Jonas 27, Colo, Nolan n Barton 28 but still in their golden age for 3-4 yrs in normal situation…more importantly, we focus on youth development n looking possible potential young players n it seems to hve little achievement

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  • chuck

    Sep 5, 2010 at 5:48 PM

    Comment #16

    GIVE THE MAN A F*****G DECENT CONTRACT , HE HAS EARNED IT !

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  • rwpoynter

    Sep 5, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #17

    Chris has earned a decent contract, but I am sure there will be no problem with that come the end of the season. Ashley is not a mug and for all his past mistakes, I like this guy. He is taking a lead in not going down the Man City line and rightly so and Steven Taylor, get in there quick if you are going, they can’t buy everyone.Frankly, at your price we will do without you, and we can. The club is certainly going in the right direction but, please , please, no whingeing about changing the manager immediately everything does not go our way. The fans of NUFC are usually their biggest assett. They ,in the immediate past, can also be their biggest liability. I can think of no better alternative to Chris Hughton.

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  • TOONTOONTOON

    Sep 6, 2010 at 3:59 AM

    Comment #18

    Sav you are a prize idiot mate.If you dont wanna look stupid keep ya gob shut you idiot.

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  • moonraker

    Sep 6, 2010 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #19

    Toon
    I think Sav was joking mate 🙂 Unless he’s a Mackem!!! 🙁

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