Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has come out today and said he is thankful for the backing he has received from the Newcastle fans in recent days.
Chris Hughton – grateful to Newcastle fans for their support
Chris has talked to the Sunday Sun today and said this.
“As a manager it is nice and important that you’ve got the support of the fans. I have been delighted by some of the things that have been said to me,”
“I think you can take me out of it. They see a team – of which the manager is a part – that is currently sitting ninth in the league and I’m very grateful to them. They also realise we’ve gone through difficult times and we’re in a different place.”
“It would be a great way to reward them. No matter what had happened this week, it’s a big game – a game you want to win for the supporters.”
“You always want to have the bragging rights. We know they’ve been more prominent in the last year or so because they’ve been the club in the Premier League, but we’re endeavouring to get back up to regions of the division where we want to be.” “This game would be a good place to start.”
If Newcastle can get the win today, and that’s what we want to see, it could well be that Chris will hear his name ringing out around the sold-out terraces of St. James’ Park today, and that will cheer him up a lot.
Hey, a win today will cheer is up too – nothing else is really important right now.
Note: my wife Madeline has just told me for about the 2,000,000th time that I take this stuff far too seiously.
She just doesn’t understand. 😀