Hughton Sack Stories Just Vicious Rumors


We were surprised to see there is a story in the Daily Mail today saying that if Coloccini hadn’t scored that last minute equalizer on Saturday then Chris Hughton could have been sacked as Newcastle manager.

Chris Hughton – sack rumors – surely not

That would have been very harsh if it had happened but there are definite signs that Mike Ashley will not give Chris a new contract at the club until he has proven he can manage Newcastle successfully in the Premier League.

Indeed there have been some great performances this season from Newcastle, but the team is up and down like a yo-yo, and you never know whether Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde are going to turn up at any one time.

Although Dr. Jekyll has turned up far too many times at St. James’ Park this season with just 4 points from 4 games.

But this story will at least let our players know that Ashley and the powers that be at the club, will not stand idly by if the Newcastle side are engulfed in another  relegation battle this season, because the very last thing the club needs now is to be relegated for the second time in three seasons.

And with Chris in charge we’ve had some stability at Newcastle at last, so Chris has to be given time to succeed in the Premier League – surely.

There would be no way Ashley would bail out the club again in the region of  £30M, like he did last season,  to keep the club afloat,  because of the greatly reduced revenues in England’s second division.

What we hope is that the players all see that Chris’ job may be in some danger, and of course it hasn’t helped that Colin Calderwood has left to manage Hibs in Scotland today.

We hope the players will rally behind Chris, cut out the stupid mistakes at the back, and get the club a win at West Ham this coming Saturday.

Comments welcome.



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69 comments so far

  • stuart no9

    Oct 18, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #1

    ed , the team being up and down like a yo yo and never knowing how they are going to perform? they have never been anydifferant since the first game i went to in 1965 , it is this trait that makes themNUFC , they will never change

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  • marshy

    Oct 18, 2010 at 7:38 PM

    Comment #2

    unless we get a top class manager,and I mean a top class manager,the like of whom we have never seen before and an owner who will back that manager then things will never change at newcastle. by the by ed you have spelt rumour wrongly or are you a yank.

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  • Chris F

    Oct 18, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #3

    yeah, when i saw this tripe on the daily mail website it made me chuckle.

    he’s about as close to the sack as rooney is to winning husband of the year.

    the Daily Mail never write anything about nufc because their reporters are still banned from SJP, so they do it out of spite.

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  • jimiley

    Oct 18, 2010 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #4

    The sacking story is based on fact. The fact is that we have taken 4 points from 4 home games which include Blackpool, Stoke and a fluky draw against Wigan. That is relegation form. And we have had an easy start to the season. We could lose at the Ammers and then the Mackem game would be massive. Lose that one as well Hoots, and you are out the door son!! Two defeats from the sack. Anybody disagree? So the story is based on the facts of the matter.

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  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 18, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #5

    jimiley, you say it’s relegation form, but that’s one point a game, which, when added to our away record, gives us one point a game and probably keeps us up. Not to mention the fact that despite it ‘being relegation form’ we’re not in the relegation zone.

    17th is the target. Not 6th, 7th, 8th. We have to get used to that

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  • ksmit

    Oct 18, 2010 at 8:26 PM

    Comment #6

    The point is that this IS relegation form based on the teams we have been losing to. We’ve only had three games against top teams so far, Villa, Everton, and ManU. ManU was an expected loss and the Everton/Villa games were both against teams that were in serious slumps, Villa losing their players and manager, Everton not getting the season started. Against the teams that we would be competing against we have been pathetic. Maybe with a more experienced right back in we might be in better shape and hopefully that will prove to be the case. As it is right now, our right back is causing us serious issues both in attack and in defense. I’m not even remotely surprised by these rumours after Wigan, Stoke and Blackpool. All three of those games were six pointers at HOME. We have to expect draws at best away from home with the odd result going our way. If we can not boost our home form against lower teams we are propping them up at our expense… give him a couple more but if he can’t handle it tactically (showed that two seasons ago) then he may have to leave or move to a different position.

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  • stuart no9

    Oct 18, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #7

    loose the next 2 games then he”s gone ? i hate to say it but ,it looks like it, unless ash cant afford to sack him, and pay the money a top man will be looking for, any manager, worth his salt, would nt come near the place with no money to spend, and the hassle that comes with the job,but that wont happen , 3-0 against the macks and a point at west ham , see the differance in a couple of weeks

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  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 18, 2010 at 8:37 PM

    Comment #8

    ksmit, Man City not a top team then?

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  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 18, 2010 at 8:40 PM

    Comment #9

    Also how were Villa in a slump?

    After MO’N left they beat West Ham 3-0, drew with Rapid Vienna 0-0, lost to us, lost 3-2 to Rapid Vienna and then beat Everton.

    Nothing close to a slump

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 18, 2010 at 8:51 PM

    Comment #10

    Kismit – Your point about us wining against teams like the Toffees’s & Villians is complete crap… yeah Villa had just lost their manager, that doesn’t mean the players were worse than the one’s who got into the top 6 last season & as for beating the Toffee’s, I’m sorry but at the beginning of the season, aren’t all teams in the same boat as them, having a slow start but because we broke a 7 yr losing streak against them away, it was because they had a bad start, oh & we haven’t, you seriously talk a load of tosh fella!!!
    CH is doing the best he can with the tools he has, it’s not his fault our star player got crocked by a thug, its not his fault our super no9 spends more time thumping others instead of consentrating on playing football or that he’s got the threat of sacking hanging over his head from a man who’d only back him to the tune of £9m for 9 players…. now his No2 has flitted to Hibs, it’s going to be even tougher on him, so instead of complaining about the games we’ve lost, why not support him & the players & get behind them, instead of booing them for every slip up…

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  • baro

    Oct 18, 2010 at 8:52 PM

    Comment #11

    At the moment there is no way he will get fired despite a bad home form. He brought us all the way up back to the premier league so you have to give him a chance, we will see where we are the January at the top or mid or bottom of the table.

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  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #12

    The thing is, the thinking behind a lot of our fans is ridiculous.

    When any other team would say they are in a little slump, we say it’s the the end of the world and we’re definitely getting relegated despite being 14th with less than 10 games played

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  • ronaldeano

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #13

    Nufc sacking Chris Hughton? There’s more chance of Cheryl Cole begging me to sleep with her…

    Daily Mail talking crap again…

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    Comment #14

    ronaldeano, agree mate. I mean about Cheryl Cole…

    … Anyway, she’s dead boring in bed 🙂

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  • Turkish Magpie

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #15

    Wayne Rooney to Newcastle anyone?

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:10 PM

    Comment #16

    Muckems drawing against 10 man Blackburn at half time guys.. 🙁

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #17

    why do i get a horrible feeling that if hoots does get the sack then kinnear will be back in the dugout, seems abit strange how he randomly came out and said he loved his time at newcastle and would love to come back.!! hell fookin no

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #18

    ayee sambas only just been sent off thou on stroke of half time.. nd ayee ad take rooney like swap him for perch ha =]

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  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #19

    Solaidback, Blackburn has to win this one. Prefer Blackburn above us than the scum.

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  • Nick 69

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #20

    why are people so confident that this story is rubbish? ashley has refused to give hughton a new contract which runs out end of season, why? because he obviously isnt all that confident that hughton is gonna get the job done! and at the end of the day, its all well and good saying give him time, but this is the premiership, the biggest league in the world and you cant afford to give managers time anymore, thats just the way it is these days.

    and i agree, losses in the next 2 games at west ham and the the scum and hes gone, the fans will be on ashleys back if we lose to the makems and im sure hed rather sack hughton and look as though hes listening to the fans than face another backlash

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  • ronaldeano

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    Comment #21

    Geordie german,

    I’d be finished before she even got her drawers off mate!! :0)

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #22

    weve already turned on him for that pathetic friggin sports direct logo ontop of gallowgate the twat he is, oh and the new sports direct.com sign in the posh milburn launge entrance it looks tacky as hell

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  • GeordieToon89

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    Comment #23

    lounge.*

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  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #24

    Best result would be a draw. We stay 14th, Sunderland don’t get a result to spur them on for the derby and Blackburn don’t get a result to ‘start’ their season.

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:24 PM

    Comment #25

    Nick 69 – Thats one of the reasons we were relegated the last time because we kept changing managers instead of sticking with one… with CH, at least he’s still got the players onside, if we get another manager in now, the dressing room will be in termoil again & Ashley won’t give a new manager any funds to buy players, so you can really kiss this season goodbye & welcome to the nPower league in that case….

    Ashley won’t sack CH, he’ll more likely sell the club first so he doesn’t have to shell out more money… 🙁

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:31 PM

    Comment #26

    I see Strachen has torn up his Smoggies contract… maybe Ashley will employ him now.. lol

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  • Nick 69

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:37 PM

    Comment #27

    yes because we kept changing managers for worse managers than the previous! im not saying sack him and get joe kinnear back!! get a decent manager in, chris hughton was never going to be the answer once we were promoted, that was so plain to see. imo someone should have been brought in at the start of this season, but just because hughton won the championship he apparently ‘has to be given a chance’.

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  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:40 PM

    Comment #28

    Yes because that’s how it works, young Nick.

    You get rewarded for doing your job well. It is what society is based on

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  • Nick 69

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:42 PM

    Comment #29

    yes and in that same society, you lose your job for doing it poorly, i.e chris hughton!

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #31

    So young Nick, who do you think would have come to the Toon for the sort of play that CH is getting, because we know too damn well that Ashley wouldn’t pay top dollar for a proper manager, so who do you think we would get???

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  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #32

    Solaidback, I’m not certain, but I think that might not be a real report? 😉

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  • Toon XI

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:51 PM

    Comment #33

    Howay The Lads // Oct 18, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    I think we drop to 16th if this match stays a draw today.

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  • Nick 69

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #34

    firstly you can stop the whole ‘young nick’ bollocks, and secondly, someone like martin jol, or mark hughes, neither of whom would be on particularly high wages

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #35

    HTL – you think.. 😉 lol

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  • Chris F

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:57 PM

    Comment #36

    SoLaidBack: you do know that the news grind is a satire/spoof website, right?

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #37

    Ok Old Nick, Neither Hughes or Jol would come to the Toon for less than £2m a year & Ashley won’t pay that, not after having to pay off Fat Sam’s £3m a yr contract, so try someone a little lower down the food chain fella…

    Btw, is the 69 your yr of birth????

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #38

    Chris F – really 😉 lol

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  • Solaidback

    Oct 18, 2010 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #39

    Muckem drew.. frakin hell.. 🙁

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  • Toon XI

    Oct 18, 2010 at 10:00 PM

    Comment #40

    It’s official. We have just slid into 16th on the table. Yikes.

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