Newcastle Club Right To Maintain Stability

We were pleased that the Newcastle club issued their statement after the game yesterday, once the TV commentator at the start of the game had said some betting companies had closed their books on Chris Hughton being replaced as Newcastle manager.

Chris Hughton – has brought stability to Newcastle

That just about would have made the story today, that Chris was about to be replaced, so it was fitting and right for the club to come out with the statement. The news is still about Chris of course – but the tilt of the stories has changed to be more positive.

Most pundits, and certainly the Newcastle fans,  can see just how much Chris has improved things at the Newcastle club since he took over, and when was the last time Newcastle could field two good sides with completely different personnel?

Newcastle have been able to field a largely second eleven in the Carling Cup this season, and have done very well, and even last night the lads played with guts and spirit, with 18 year-old Haris Vuckic looking to be a big player for Newcastle in the future.

The Slovenian looked class in central midfield,  and he’s already a powerful force on the field, and his display last night would have  impressed many.

This is the statement released last night by the Newcastle United club:

“Chris is our manager and will remain our manager, and it is our intention to re-negotiate his contract at the end of the year.”

That’s a good statement because it doesn’t overly praise him, so that it would not be taken as the kiss of death,  as some club statement have proved to be,  when they come out in support of their manager.

And it says his contract will be negotiated at the end of this year, so that in itself is an incentive for Chris and the Newcastle players to get the team into a safe position in the league by then, and we may even be able to avoid a relegation struggle – maybe.

Newcastle have changed managers far too often in the past, and it has done us no good at all, and keeping Chris at the helm for say another three years or so, will allow him the time to keep building the club – brick by brick – to use captain Kevin Nolan’s words of  yesterday.

We think that’s a good direction for the club to take.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • peterktoon

    Oct 28, 2010 at 12:19 PM

    Comment #1

    Does anyone know what’s up with Xisco??? I know he has served his 3 match ban but we haven’t seen or heard for him??? We all know Best has been injured and will properly be loaned out. I know i would love to see Xisco given a chance.

  • Lynxie

    Oct 28, 2010 at 12:37 PM

    Comment #2

    I know whats wrong with Xisco. He has no pace, cant pass a ball, crap in the air, cant finish, has very poor vision, suffers from gross cowardice, does not want to be here, and lacks stamina.
    Apart from that…………………

  • MacToon

    Oct 28, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #3

    CH has worked wonders at NUFC, we are playing well and passing the ball around, something we struggled to do last season.

    The idea of replacing him now is typical journo bo!!0c£s, trying to unsteady a solid and setfast ship because they have no other nonesense to write about us.

    IF the team were playing carp then fair enough but from what I can see we are playing more than well enough atm to stay in this league however it seems the refs are doing all they can to change that!

  • Daniel Abela (Malta)

    Oct 28, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #4

    I really cant believe the English media…I cant believe why they like to di-stabilize NUFC.

    Sack CH ? Why?…for being 9th in the league with nearly the same team we won the Championship?

    Why for beating West Ham away, last saturday?

    Why, Why, Why????

    Nobody in the press yesterday acknowledged that we made 9 changes in our team, we played with reserves against a strong Arsenal side.

    Nodoby barely criticized the ref…who missed a rugby block on MW and for the second time in 1 month made bad decisions during our matches. (against everton, we had a stone wall penalty on Nobby)

    No they just criticize us and call the sack for CH….well there is only 1 way to respond , that is by getting 3 massive points next Sunday.

    P.S If any player or NUFC coach watches these blogs…., I would like to make a suggestment. next sunday…before the match I would want to see the whole team including coaches , 1st team, reserve and most importantly the Manager CH huddle up to show unity next to the touchline. That would get the crowd and players going..even thinking about it sends shivers down my spine!!!!

    Let everybody see that we are really Newcastle UNITED!!!!

  • Sav

    Oct 28, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #5

    From NUFC .COM:
    A short statement released late on Wednesday by Newcastle United read:

    “Chris (Hughton) is our manager, and he’ll remain our manager, and we will renegotiate his contract at the end of the year.”

    We’ve seen some pretty poor votes of confidence from the United board over the years but stating publicly that your manager basically has two months left before their future is reassessed is hardly going to put an end to the speculation. Hughton’s under contract until May 2011.

    Surely the club haven’t put their foot in their mouth once again and written “year” when they meant “season”. They can’t be that stupid can they…?

    Happy anniversary, Chris.

  • Sav

    Oct 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Not a great way to maintain stability.

  • Lynxie

    Oct 28, 2010 at 3:15 PM

    Comment #7

    when did the current regime ever do anything RIGHT….? In addition to the shoddy attention to detail, unbelievable bollix dropped, extremely poor PR and aparrent disregard for the fanbase, it appears that even in ‘protecting’ CH from this prolonged media witch hunt, they can’t even word a statement correctly. I am sure they meant something along the lines of ‘ we shall enter into contract renewal negotiations shortly in an effort to put an end to recent media speculation’…. (see, Lambi’arse’, that wasn’t so difficult).
    Muppets, and make no mistake.

  • chuck

    Oct 28, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #8

    Gotta agree, from day one it`s been on the job training for both our owner and his trusty Igor, whom he found in a gambling casino, we have been led to believe.
    Public relations is a non existent part of the club, as is any regard for either the loyal fans or the manager and side.
    Most clubs have an official web site, we have a crap propaganda site.
    When one considers the job accomplished by Hughton over the last year, to leave this guy dangling in the wind is embarrassing to most fans and only feeds the current distain for the top duo.
    Give the man the contract he deserves and if you think there`s anyone out there who could replicate what he has accomplished, you are kidding yourselves.


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