Hughton Says Newcastle Committed Suicide In First Half

Newcastle must stop shooting themselves in the foot at St. James’ Park, where today they gave Wigan a 2-0 start,  with some sloppy defending in the first half.

Fab Coloccini – scored 94th minute goal for Newcastle

Newcastle as always, came back fighting in the second half, and were rewarded with a point,  when Argentine Fab Coloccini scored the equalizer in the fourth minute of injury time.

Hughton told Sky Sports News after the game today:

“It was a point and very well deserved. We committed a little bit of suicide in that first half period up against a very good Wigan side that play a system that’s a well drilled system and they’ve got good players to play that system.”

“But we were comfortable enough, even though we didn’t keep the amount of possession we would have liked and in a mad couple of minutes we gave away two very poor goals and of course at two-nil down you know its going to be very difficult to get back from that.”

“Its about belief, you have to send the team out with a belief in that second half that you can get back into this game.”  “But is always the goal, the first goal that gives them that belief and willingness to want to go on and perhaps get an equaliser and maybe even win the game.”

“I think once Shola’s goal went in it was a dangerous period because of the way that they play, when you’re pushing forward to get that equaliser there’s every chance you can leave yourself open to concede a third goal.”  “But we got that one at a good time and it was well deserved on the balance of play.”

Newcastle got an unlikely point this afternoon, after trying to commit suicide in that first half,  but Newcastle just cannot keep making these defensive errors at home, and expect to get many points.

But on the positive side, put this point down to pure guts and determination, and there’s not many of those points that we managed to get in our relegation season.

It’s a point and maybe the lads can make up for it with a win at Upton Park next Saturday, and we wouldn’t put it past the team, with the up and down performances we seem to get from the Magpies,  in every game this season.

It’s really difficult to know what team we have this season – good or bad – that’s one problem we are having – will the real Newcastle please stand up.

Comments welcome.

16 comments so far

  • Turkish Magpie

    Oct 16, 2010 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #1

    Oh Coloccini You Are The Love OF My Life!

  • archaeomag

    Oct 16, 2010 at 8:27 PM

    Comment #2

    I guess you have to be happy to come back from 2 nil down, even if you might have expected a better result.
    A point keeps us up with the back of the pack, and a squad prepared to keep scrapping till the end a good to see.

    . . . just as long as there is three teams worse than us we’ll be OK . . . .

  • stuart no9

    Oct 16, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    Comment #3

    CH, has done a fantastic job at nufc, no one can say otherwise, god knows what would have happaned to this club if he hadntbeen around to pick up the pieces of a club that ws heading into oblivion, and for that we owe him , he will always have my utmost respect, however , is he the man? its not just one thing, its his tactics, team selection,timing of subs, taking off perch and bringing on ranger on 88 mins, imo was a waste of time and hideous, unless i missed something, for me it was half hour too late , i hope im wrong but relagation is a poss, its not that we have bad players, we have “good enough” players for this league to at least compete . something is missing , and that something , is what you need as a manager, that gets your team taking charge of a game, and controlling it instead of chasing it, we need that put right

  • Thump

    Oct 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #4

    “[…] we committed a little bit of suicide”

    Aye and Mr. Adolf committed a ‘little bit of genocide’.

  • catchy in norway

    Oct 16, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #5

    he comitted it for us,, the whole first half, he only played with a left side, the goals came from our weaker side

    i coud see his thinking, play guthry infront of dick head, (sorry its not stronger) and give him cover, should he need it,,

    all wrong,

    it should have been raylor and routledge from the start, wigan concede goals, but we never really attacked enough,,

    ffs CH grow someballs and drop theguy for the good of the team,, he will get over it

  • baro

    Oct 16, 2010 at 9:30 PM

    Comment #6

    He has to never play Perch and Routledge again!! Both are horrible players

  • leedodd

    Oct 16, 2010 at 9:33 PM

    Comment #7

    Lets Put One Thing Straight We do Not want a New Manager so The Ideots That think so had Better Go To The Boro !!!! I recon all we need is to Put Perch on the Bench and Have One of the Taylors or Danny at Right Back. Yes I reccon Routledge on The Right Wing as he is quick !!!!

  • Turkish Magpie

    Oct 16, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    Comment #8


    —Ben Arfa————————————Jonas—

    That team can cause ALOT of problems in the Prem and IMO is capable of a top 10 finish

  • Toon XI

    Oct 16, 2010 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #9

    stuart no9 // Oct 16, 2010 at 8:29 PM

    I agree with you 100%. I said those very things about Houghton before/after the Villa game and many times since. I was damn near lynched by many on this blog. CH has done such a great job with team morale, etc. that it makes so painful to see him fail so badly on matchdays. I don’t want him sacked. I just wish he would get a clue about subsitutions, tactics and the like.

    I am not sold on him being the manager to take us to the next level, but he has earned the right to continue as gaffer for the foreseeable future. I pray he gets his shiite together on matchdays – motivate, inspire and be insightful and creative!!!!

  • Toon XI

    Oct 16, 2010 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #10

    @ Turkish Magpie // Oct 16, 2010 at 10:07 PM

    I wish we could finish in the top ten…I just don’t think we have anywhere near the teeth in the final third to deliver the goals week in and week out that are required to finish that high in the table. We struggled to get a few shots on goal today against an average Wigan side at SJP.

  • shamadz72

    Oct 17, 2010 at 12:06 AM

    Comment #11

    By having Perch on the feild, I think it is CH who is asking for it. Get that lads out of our first eleven…

  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 17, 2010 at 1:24 AM

    Comment #12

    Arghhhh shit it’s started,

    We have lost 4 games, 2 we would probably have written off already so only 2 lost that we maybe should have got points from and got all points from 2 that we might have put in the write off group yet you are demanding a new manager already it seems will you lot NEVER learn??????????

    Get a grip you bellends accept the fact that we are looking for survival this season nothing more, we are about on target for 40 points this season so let lit play out and quit griping for a new manager already.

  • Brutooon

    Oct 17, 2010 at 2:44 AM

    Comment #13

    What suicide? He been playing perch all season and thats a suicide thing!

  • Ericles

    Oct 17, 2010 at 8:01 AM

    Comment #14

    When will fans appreciate that CH as a coach is a great one – but as a manager he is tactically naive. His press comments prove that like Humpty Dumpty his words mean whatever he wants them to mean. Great character to come back from 2 down to draw 2-2? Great character means you do not go down 2-0 at home in the first place. We do not need a new manager – we need the present one to stop the waffle and ambiguity and play an intelligent team with verve, pace, and quality AS WELL AS character. Informing the fans and media of dressing room camaraderie and training ground enthusiasm is not translating on to the pitch. It took Ameobi to show what character really is yesterday.


    Oct 17, 2010 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #15

    We definitely do NOT need to change the manager!!!

    Its taken us two years to get some sort of stability at the club! We all saw the result of changing the manager three times in one year, that was suicide !

    The only thing CH needs to do is start to get his tactics and sustitutions right. Not sure why he insists on picking Perch every game, and the position needs to be sorted, as its costing us dear. Maybe in the next transfer window, a swap deal for Taylor as he wants to move if there is any truth in the reports!,

    Turkish Mag, i don,t know if you missed it? but Ben Arfa is out till March, so for most of this year , is there very little chance he will be putting on a black n white shirt.
    I,m hoping he,ll be back begin April, but he needs to take his time. His leg will heal but these sort of injuries have a habit of happening more than once because his leg will be weaker after it has healed!

    Lets all just not panic and start demanding a new manager when we already have a good one!

    Some of our support is really naive!!

  • cupiddstunt

    Oct 17, 2010 at 10:52 AM

    Comment #16

    [QUOTE=NEWEXPATMAGPIE] Lets all just not panic and start demanding a new manager when we already have a good one!
    Some of our support is really naive!!
    I take it naive is a very very very polite way of saying moronic???


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