Stoke Defeat Over With – Manchester City Next Up

The Newcastle players are back in training today at the Benton training grounds, and preparing for their next game in the Premier League – and that is a tough visit to Eastlands on Sunday afternoon.

Chris Hughton – we’ll put the Stoke loss behind us

And as Chris keeps stressing, the last game is over with, and all you can do is learn from what happened, and take that into the next game, and that’s what he will be telling the players all this week.

Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today about the trip to Eastlands :

“We will be going there with belief.” “All we are thinking about now is the next game, and we reassembled today.”

“The players have had a day off and now we will look to get over the disappointment of Stoke very quickly.” “At the moment we are playing a league that has a lot of different results.”

“And there are going to be shocks every week.” “That’s why we are going to Man City with that belief.”

As revealed by Jose Enrique yesterday, Hughton was more than a little angry after the game on Sunday, and it was because of the way the lads finished the game against Stoke, with Newcastle leading 1-0 with 75% of the game over – and at home – and we still managed to lose.

Newcastle were trying to kill the game with a second goal, but instead gave away two goals, and Chris talked about the game which ended up in another home defeat for the Magpies:

“That’s the disappointing thing.” “But we’re in a league where teams make life difficult.” “Stoke did not create their chances from open play.”

“They are good at set plays and they can cause problems from them – and they did.” “I was pleased because we had the bulk of possession, and with 25 minutes left we were probing – we just got done with set plays.”

Well at least the lads will now go all out and try to get all 3 points ta Eastlands to make up for the second successive home defeat against a team we expected to beat.

But with the way Newcastle have bounced back from adversity since Hughton has been in charge, we wouldn’t put it past them to get a great point  against Roberto Mancini’s side, although it will be very difficult.

Comments wlecome.

9 comments so far

  • GeordieGerman

    Sep 28, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #1

    Ed, can you please stop sending me e-mails when I comment.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Sep 28, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #2

    Bet I can guess the starting XI and formation for the Citeh match….

    *********** Krul
    Perch ** Collo * Willo ** Enrique

    *********** Tiote
    Rout ***** Barton ***** Ben Arfa
    ********** Nolan


    Subs: Soderburg*, Raylor*, Campbell*, Smith*, Jonas, McLoven*, Shola

    * = wont get used.

  • Davies

    Sep 28, 2010 at 1:28 PM

    Comment #3

    Good guess Richyg01. I’ll go with that.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Sep 28, 2010 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #4

    @ Davies // Sep 28, 2010 at 1:28 PM (3)

    “Good guess Richyg01. I’ll go with that.”

    Yeah, have a feeling Hoots will too!

  • BeeGuy

    Sep 28, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #5

    Let’s figure there may be some changes this week.

    Xisco has served his time, and may be an option.

    Kadar, Vukic & Ranger did not go to Wolves last night.

    You can laugh, but Xisco & Jonas on the wings with HBA in the middle with Carroll would add pace and unpredictable firepower to the side.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Sep 28, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #6

    @ BeeGuy // Sep 28, 2010 at 1:35 PM (5)

    i would love to see Xisco deployed.

    ************* Krul
    Raylor ** Collo ** Willo ** Enrique

    ************ Tiote
    Jonas ****** Nolan ******** Xisco

    ************ Arfa
    *********** Carroll


    ************* Krul
    Raylor ** Collo ** Willo ** Enrique

    ************ Tiote
    Rout ******* Nolan ******** Jonas

    ************ Arfa
    *********** Carroll

  • sweendog

    Sep 28, 2010 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #7

    hopefully a win .. a draw could be likely.
    this is a typical game to play 4-5-1 ..
    not at home to stoke/blackpool .. hope hughton learns to attack at home before we are confirmed as relegation candidates due to home form being shocking..
    next 4 games will decide our season IMO .. if we slip up against fellow strugglers West Ham,Wigan then I fear for this season .. barring a miracle..

  • steve1980

    Sep 28, 2010 at 4:30 PM

    Comment #8

    It would have been great to have won at home to Stoke and to have gone into this match with the pressure off – not to be unfortunately, as we know, it ain’t the nufc way. Thats twice now Hughton’s played negatively at SJP against bottom half opposition. At home against Wigan he has to change it up – drop Nolan, and i may get shouted at for this, but Ameobi deserves a start after his form against Chelsea. Now, on the other hand, we have to play 4 5 1 v Man City, so essentially the team that played Stoke should start, though as always i’d play Ryan Taylor over the truly dreadful Perch. Guitierrez, Xisco and Ameobi or Lovenkrands to come off the bench if need be. Lovenkrands has been truly marginalised so far, which is dissapointing. Hughton’s faith in Nolan playing off Carroll EVERY GAME is beginning to get hugely predictable. Like i say, away and at home against top half teams, its the responsible thing to do. But at home against bottom half teams we have to start playing 4 4 2, maybe even 4 3 3 where appropriate. I do at least admire Holloway for taking a positive approach – he came here, had a go, and got the three points. Mind you, there game against Blackburn on Saturday shows what the arse end of that philosophy looks like.

  • Doha Mag

    Sep 28, 2010 at 4:59 PM

    Comment #9

    Campbell will likely get a start against City in place of Williamson; possibly Ben Arfa starting instead of Routledge but don’t see any other changes to the Stoke City starting eleven……


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