One of the things we really like about Newcastle manager Chris Hughton, is that he always keeps his dignity – whatever happens – and that reflects very well on the famous Newcastle United club that he manages.
Chris Hughton – come on lads!!
And since Chris has been in the firing line of the gossip press over the last two weeks or so, he’s continued to maintain that quiet dignity.
It’s very clear that the Newcastle squad are completely behind their Newcastle manager, with skipper Kevin Nolan coming out yesterday and telling anybody who would listen, that the players think Chris is taking the club forward, and looking at the bigger picture for the future of Newcastle.
Indeed Newcastle are in 9th position in the Premier League, even though that means they are just a couple of points above the 3rd bottom side, Liverpool, who will hardly be there for too long with the class they have at Anfield.
And Chris has very much grown into the manager job on Newcastle, and has surprised us a lot – on the up side – and he’s been successful so far as Newcastle manager.
Chris talked about managing the club to the Evening Chronicle today:
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the time I’ve been here, and I’d like to stay as long as possible. We’re trying to make progress. Is it the end of the world if we don’t get a result on Sunday? “
“Of course it’s not, but what I wouldn’t do is have that lack of respect for the supporters and not know what this game means to them.”
If there ever was a time when the Newcastle players support their manager by the way the perform on the field – the game tomorrow afternoon is that time – and we are quietly hoping the lads will really turn it on against Sunderland tomorrow. However, it will not be an easy game and as always, will be fiercely contested.
A win would be absolutely terrific, and it’s clear that Chris Hughton, on Tyneside for 32 months now, knows all about what The Tyne Wear derby means to the fans:
“I know what it means to the Newcastle supporters, and we’re trying our best to win it.” “I know what it means having been brought up at Tottenham, and knowing what the Tottenham-Arsenal derby means.”
“If I look at the proximity of the two areas and the history, I fully understand.”
We expect Hughton to name the same side that did so very well at West Ham last Saturday, and the same eleven deserves another chance, especially with an attacking 4-4-2 formation and two big local lads in Andy Carroll and Shola Ameobi up front – who know all about what the Sunderland game is all about.
We’ve got to think both lads could be a massive handful for the Sunderland defense tomorrow.
We hope both lads will be a massive handful for the Sunderland defense tomorrow.
Howay The Lads!!