Chris Hughton – There Were So Many Positives Last Night


Shola Ameobi made his Newcastle debut at Stamford Bridge a full 10 years ago, when he was just 18 years old.

Shola Ameobi – after scoring the winner last night in London

That was when Geordie legend Bobby Robson was managing the famous Tyneside club, and the local lad returned last night to give a wonderful display of leading the line, as the Chelsea side just couldn’t contain the big 6’2″ striker, who scored two great goals.

Chris Hughton, whose management star is continuing to rise rapidly on Tyneside, was delighted with the big man last night,  as he told BBC Newcastle this morning:

“That’s the quality he has got,” “His career has gone through ups and downs, but he’s had injuries. He’s a very popular player at the club.” “We’re always delighted to have him.”

Newcastle showed their new fighting spirit last night in no small way, and the Magpies will have gained lots of  fans around the world, who witnessed via TV, one of the most exciting games ever played in the Carling Cup. It was simply an unbelievably exciting Cup tie with so many twists and turns – and credit to both teams.

It’s not the first good result for Chris Hughton this season, but the goal now is for Newcastle to become consistent and professional,  and we cannot keep having big let-downs after big wins – as happened in our last home game against Blackpool.

But Chris, quite rightly, wanted to concentrate on the multitude of positives he could take out of the game last night, with three of out teenagers – Ranger, Vuckic and Ferguson playing the whole game, and they will be so  much better players for the experience.

Ferguson in particular looked a great young player in the making, and showed the wealth of young talent now at the club.

There’s nothing like winning games – especially in the brave way in which Newcastle won the game last night – to get the fans excited, and that’s two great wins on the trot for Newcastle – at Everton last Saturday and last night, against the indomitable Chelsea side.

Chris continued:

“There are so many positives we can get from the performances. There are also some negatives in the goals they scored but it’s difficult to harp on the negatives,”

“We had a tremendous result at Everton but the weekend before that we didn’t.” “This is a cup game in which we made changes, to come to the quality of this club, with the players they have got and win has made this changing room a very happy place.”

“They are a side that is top of the division, has scored goals for fun, and to go through the game without expecting to concede is a tall order, we said that at half time.” “We knew we needed to get the third goal, but we didn’t think we’d need the fourth as well.”

Now it’s another tough game against Stoke City on Sunday afternoon, and we have to be going all out for the 3 points in that game.

No excuses.

Comments welcome.


14 comments so far

  • ToonLegend

    Sep 23, 2010 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #1

    The Chelsea fans today are making me sick all there whining about is it was there reserve side well it was ours too
    the cost of there side out compared to ours was about 50 million pounds more
    truth of the matter is we should have won by more it was a great game and a great performance

    0
  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 23, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #2

    Wonder who we will draw on Saturday? Probably Man Ure.

    0
  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Sep 23, 2010 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #3

    My Team for Sunday would be:

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

    Raylor ** Collo *** Willo ** Enrique

    Jonas ** Nolan ** Tiote ** Ben Arfa

    ******** Carroll ** Strolla

    Subs:
    Soderburg, Sol, Perch, Ferguson, Barton, Routledge, Ranger

    0
  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Sep 23, 2010 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #4

    On Saturday we will draw Northampton and they will knock us out, thats how we have faired so far this season, we win the games we wouldn’t expect to and loose the games we should win.

    0
  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 23, 2010 at 12:44 PM

    Comment #5

    NUFC_Richyg01, Nice looking team.

    Don’t want Northampton as it will happen as you just predicted and the SMB will have a field day.

    After last night I can see some of our PL fixtures been moved about for Sky.

    0
  • jarnytoon

    Sep 23, 2010 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #6

    MY TEAM FOR SUNDAY WOULD BE:

    *****************KRUL

    RAYLOR**COLLO***WILLO**ENRIQUE

    ROUTLEDGE**BARTON**TIOTE**BEN ARFA

    **********CARROLL***SHOLA/NOLAN**

    SAW RUMOURS OF US WITH GILARDINO (WHICH WOULD BE ACE! BUT DOUBTFUL) BUT I STILL THINK A JANUARY LOAN MOVE FOR R KEANE WOULD BE THE BEST SHOUT! I THINK HE IS AN ACE PLAYER AND ON HIS DAY IS UMPLAYABLE!

    0
  • Natureboy95

    Sep 23, 2010 at 3:49 PM

    Comment #7

    @jarney

    nice looking team but i i don’t think robbie will coming to the tonn in january. don’t spurs have few forwards injured.

    0
  • jarnytoon

    Sep 23, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #8

    @Natureboy

    maybe, but with spurs in the champ league and harry trying to get his dirty lil mitts on other players i reckon either in january or next season he’ll go for bigger and better (or try to) n ship keane out. in that case he needs to show he’s still good enough to play EPL football (like he did at celtic). id love to see it, but like you say…there are doubts! wouldnt mind jo or caceido from man citeh either!

    but then again ive been surprised by every signing since last january and been chuffed eith everyone….id be happy to see it happen again!

    0
  • Doha Mag

    Sep 23, 2010 at 5:21 PM

    Comment #9

    My Team for Sunday would be:

    ————-Krul

    Perch-Collo-Williamson-Enrique

    ————Tiote

    Routledge-Barton-Ben Arfa

    ———–Nolan

    ———–Carroll

    0
  • Stuart

    Sep 23, 2010 at 5:43 PM

    Comment #10

    My team for Sunday:

    ——-Krul

    Rayler-Colo- Willo-Enrique

    ——Tiote

    Jonas-Barton-Ben Arfa

    ——Nolan

    ——Carroll

    0
  • Darling27

    Sep 23, 2010 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Doha Mag Perch is suspended.

    0
  • Darling27

    Sep 23, 2010 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Team Vs Stoke

    Krul
    R. Taylor
    Colo
    Willo
    Enrique
    Routledge
    Tiote
    Barton
    Ben Arfa
    Nolan
    Carroll

    Subs

    Soderberg, Tavernier, Ferguson, Campbell, Smith, Jonas, Ranger

    0
  • slazberger

    Sep 23, 2010 at 8:35 PM

    Comment #13

    perch isn’t suspended Darling27, he served his one match ban against chelsea

    0
  • baro

    Sep 24, 2010 at 12:29 AM

    Comment #14

    Well said Chris Hughton, there wereLOTS of positives from last nights game!

    0

You must log in to post a comment.