The gossip press is after Newcastle again, and in particular manager Chris Hughton.
Chris Hughton – good man under attack
It all started with a Daily Mail story the Monday after the 2-2 draw with Wigan, almost a couple of weeks ago, when a last minute Coloccini equalizer saved Newcastle from defeat, and according to the report also saved Chris Hughton from the sack.
The rumors grew that week but the Newcastle team silenced their critics with a good 2-1 win at West Ham, but then Newcastle went out of the Carling Cup 4-0 to Arsenal last Wednesday, with Hughton fielding his second eleven, but Arsene Wenger playing 80% of his first team, and Arsenal turned out to be too good for Newcastle on the night.
Now the gossip press are back again questioning the team put out that night by Chris, although the game was never a 4-0 game, and Newcastle had some very good performances from some of our players in that game, and especially from 18 year old Slovenian Haris Vuckic.
11 points from 9 league games doesn’t seem to stop some people in the press from trying to create a crisis again at the Newcastle club, since they haven’t seen one for some time now, and Newcastle were always the club they could rely on for big headlines – for all the wrong reasons of course.
The Newcastle United Board came out and gave Chris their backing on Wednesday evening, after the rumors had simply gone completely out of control, and they said they would renegotiate his contract at the end of this year, but that has hardly stopped the critics from writing their stories.
Now just imagine what will happen if Newcastle actually lose tomorrow afternoon at home, to old rivals Sunderland.
So it’s become of paramount importance for our players to win this game tomorrow, and thereby back their manager, and give the side 14 points from the first 10 league games, and that will help quell the unfortunate and unwanted criticism of the Newcastle manager.
Well at least for a while – until Newcastle lose again.