Hughton Is A Geordie And Ideal To Lead Newcastle


Since the 5-1 hammering of Sunderland last Sunday, Newcastle manager Chris Hughton is finally getting some praise for the miraculous job he’s done for the Newcastle club over the last 16 months.

Chris doing the Hughton jig on the sidelines on Sunday

We just watched Chris’  interview following the 5-1 win – again – and we don’t think we’ve ever seen Chris so upbeat about a performance, as he seemed to be over the moon with the diplay of the Newcastle side.

And so he should be of course, as his game plan was just spot on, perfect, and was just too much for a rather weak looking Sunderland side – at least after those first 25 minutes.

And today our recovering number one goalkeeper, Steve Harper, has praised his manager and says he’s the ideal man to be manager of the famous club:

“This club hasn’t always been stable,”    “As recent as 15 months ago we were surrounded by turmoil and uncertainty. It doesn’t help.” “We’ve had far too much of it here over the years. From last August, when Chris was appointed as manager, we have had a fantastic, stable period.”

“Chris has worked hard and he has galvanised the place.”  “To manage that situation and get this club out of a very tough position, and to have started so well in the Premier League, the players have worked hard for him, and responded to him.”

“He has done a brilliant job and he is starting to get the plaudits he deserves. The fans made their feelings clear. Before we were winning on Sunday there was a ‘Hughton is a Geordie’ banner going up and they chanted his name throughout.”  They are demanding fans, but they know their football. “

“They aren’t daft and they know the job which he has done in difficult circumstances.” “He has been the ideal manager for us. He doesn’t work the crowd, he just gets his head down and gets on with the job. He doesn’t milk it, he gets on with things irrespective of things going on around him.”

“He is incredible. He is always the same, he doesn’t get carried away when things are going well and he doesn’t get too down when they are not. He is very level headed, which is what this club needs. He is the perfect man for the job.”

Steve seems to be recovering well from his unfortunate shoulder injury, and he now has full movement in it, and is expected to return by the middle of next month, and that’s more good news for the club.

It’s going to be interesting to see how the lads perform through the end of the year, but more good performance like the last two in the league, and we should be able to build up quite a few points before January rolls around.

Hopefully the Hughton miracle on Tyneside is set to continue ……

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4 comments so far

  • catchy in norway

    Nov 4, 2010 at 10:14 AM

    Comment #1

    hold my hands up and say he is my choice of manager,,

    but he is doing a fantastic job,, and is starting to prove me wrong,,

    i dont care what he /nolan and orthers say about having 1 up front, all the best teams do it,, and im not saying we are only a 442 team,,

    but the best teams have the best players and are able to do that, we are a ok team, and our strenght is 442, if he sticks to that,, we can cause tems damage and walk away with points, 1 up front just leave us light up there,,

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  • archaeomag

    Nov 4, 2010 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #2

    In the past the issue with NUFC has been the ownership, appointing managers, then interfering in team affairs, player purchasing and the like; then changing the manger again.

    Let us hope that Mr Ashley has now learnt enough about the business to pursue a policy of managerial and fiscal stability.

    Football is a team game, and for the first time in ages we have a ‘team’ – united, well balanced, playing for each other, and very resilient, which given the limited resources available to him, is a tribute, and a credit, to Chris Hughton.

    Hughton is a Geordie!!

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  • Sav

    Nov 4, 2010 at 1:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Its all good but don’t get carried away.
    It is easier (not easy) to create team spirit and togetherness when the world is against you, laughing at you and you have nowhere to run to. Those who had alternatives took them and left. I don’t want to dismiss anyone’s efforts, but as part of a relegated team, Smith, Nolan, Barton, Shola etc. were not going to get the same money they are still on elsewhere.
    The next big hurdle is keeping that still going when we start winning and improving and introducing new players. When we raise expectation levels and its a different kind of pressure. When the squad improves you have to deal with disaffected players. Its what you have to take your hat off to Taggart for – everyone is subordinate to the club and he has kept that going for years.

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  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 4, 2010 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #4

    I agree with Harper. Hughton has brought much needed stability and confidence to the squad. He’s a level headed guy and knows exactly what he’s doing.

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