This Week Like Days Of Old At Newcastle – And Not Good


This last week has been like days of old at Newcastle, not that that is particularly good.

Kevin Nolan – Andy’s car torched on his drive

We had Andy Carroll getting into trouble again on Sunday, and he spent some time in jail that night, and then yesterday Andy Carroll’s brand new car, apparently worth around £150K,  was set alight in the driveway of Kevin Nolan’s home.

Andy has been told to live at captain Kevin Nolan’s home until his next hearing next January, as terms set for his bail, and we bet Kevin and his wife Hayley are just loving that.

It has been pointed out today that the fire could have even spread to his home, so we hope Newcastle work with the police to get some secruity for Kevin’s home over the next few months.   The Nolans have a daughter who turns four years old next month, and they had a son last January, so there are also small children in that house.

And for the first time for a long time there was news in the papers last Monday that Chris Hughton’s job may be in jeopardy at Newcastle, but it seems like it was another made-up report from the Daily Mail.

Chris seems to have a good liaison with both Derek Llambias and owner Mike Ashley at the club, and he has talked this week to Llambias, in order to identify who he wants to bring in to Newcastle as Assistant Manager to replace the departing Colin Calderwood. That was another shock last Monday lunch-time, which came as a surprise to those at Newcastle.

The poor run of results over the last three games, when the club has picked up just one point, has shifted attention to Chris’ position as Newcastle manager, but Chris said nothing was mentioned to him this week when he met with the Managing Director.

Hughton told the Daily Star today:

“It is vital there is stability,” “I have spoken to Derek Llambias, the Managing Director, but any issues about my own position have not cropped up.”

“We’ve always been aware we will lose more games this season than last and we’ve spoken to the players about dealing with defeat,”

“These are the same group of players who have already been through many ups and downs here.” “It’s important they stay strong through the difficult times,  and so far they’ve been able to do that.”

We have great confidence in the Newcastle squad of players right now, and when they lose games it’s not through any lack of effort or trying, but the lads have to cut out the individual mistakes that cost us all four goals in our last two home games, and the loss of 5 very valuable points.

They have a chance to come through tomorrow afternoon, for both their manager and the loyal Newcastle fans at West Ham, and we are hoping they will do just that in a game that is being televised live around the world.

Comments always welcome.



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10 comments so far

  • Ericles

    Oct 22, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #1

    Chris may have a good liaison with Ashley and Llambias but I wish the same could be said for us – the fans and supporters. OK, we all knew this season would be a tough one and we would lose games but – so many at home?

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  • Sav

    Oct 22, 2010 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #2

    Andy Carroll’s new model chrome Range Rover –

    Also available in matt black…!

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Oct 22, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #3

    I dont belive that CH position is in danger but maybe he should play prem expirenced players for a while to stabilize our position in the table. Talking about players like Sol Campbell (when fit) and Ryan Taylor, instead of Willo and Perch, not that Willo has been bad… but Sol has a lot of expirience at this level witch could be vital for the team and Perch… well, he could use a rest after the last games quiet poor displays. He has potential and still young, but we need to start pick up points now not to slip further down in the table.

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  • Davies

    Oct 22, 2010 at 11:44 AM

    Comment #4

    Ericles: Let’s not turn this rape into a murder. We’ve lost two games at home, that’s all. That comes down to the players and the manager, not Ashley and Llambias. Stop looking for a problem where there isn’t one.

    Bad week, but we’re Newcastle United supporters. We’re used to far worse. Let’s just move on shall we.

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  • Davies

    Oct 22, 2010 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #5

    Toon Sweeden: Sol’s crocked. Shame really. He looked very good against Citeh. Shame the ref awarded them the three points really. It was a decent performance from us.

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  • Toon Sweden77

    Oct 22, 2010 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #6

    Davis, i know and that why the “(when fit)”. But you get my point.

    Though, I dont think there are any reason to press the panicbutton yet. Even though we lost to Blackpool and Stoke at home, we have picked up more points than I though we would have managed so far.

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  • Lynxie

    Oct 22, 2010 at 1:58 PM

    Comment #7

    No one ever got relegated in October (except the Mackems a few years ago obviously ha ha ha )

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  • Thump

    Oct 22, 2010 at 4:47 PM

    Comment #8

    Is it really a good idea to talk to the lads about defeat? I mean, isn’t it just setting them up for it in the long run?

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  • kevymartins

    Oct 23, 2010 at 12:20 AM

    Comment #9

    For some reason i dnt think andy beat his ex wife an did’nt deserve that…

    As for the home matches we lost Blackpool got lucky cuz there keeper had a 1 off preformance an stoke brought there boreing long troing football to st.james…lets just say the nxt time round blackpools keeper wont play like that an weel cut out them delap arms=6points

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  • heartcelt

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #10

    sav your sick

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