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.
“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!!