Chris Hughton’s Star Rising Rapidly On Tyneside

The 1-0 win at the Emirates yesterday, is a win Chris Hughton will always remember, in his still fledgling career as a full time manager.

Chris Hughton – savors win for the Newcastle fans

And as usual Chris Hughton is only too ready to pay tribute to the Newcastle faithful, who were again at the game in full force in London.

This is what Chris Hughton,  whose star is rising rapidly on Tyneside, said to the Evening Chronicle today:

“They come a long way every away game. You never forget what they give us, but some moments are a little bit more special than others.” “To come here and get a result, with what it means, is outstanding.”

“It’s very high up because of the quality of the team that we’re against – they’re an outstanding side.”   “You know the possession they’re going to have, and it’s about restricting them to minimal chances, and we were able to do that. You get the goal, and you know it’s going to be backs against the wall.”

“You know they’re going to put pressure on you.” “It’s tough – you need players to put in a real shift, and not only the defense and the goalkeeper.”  “You’ve got to work hard from the front, and the clean sheet is down to 11 players, and not only the back four, though I’m pleased for them.”

“If the lad they sent off hadn’t brought him down, Nile Ranger would have been through, and what an opportunity that would have been for him to score a goal at the Emirates, having come off the bench.”

Just how good Chris Hughton is as a manager we have no idea, but as we’ve said before what he’s done for Newcastle already is way past our wildest dreams.

And it’s so good to have a quiet gentleman fronting the Newcastle United club these days – it’s starting to make the club very popular these days – just like it was under Bobby Robson and Kevin Keegan.

Comments welcome.

8 comments so far

  • Moreno

    Nov 8, 2010 at 1:20 PM

    Comment #1

    A few of my mates are Arsenal fans, I want to share the highlights of this mornings banter.

    “We were missing most of our midfield” – Hilarious, like who? Wilshire got picked ahead of Denilson, i think the only absentee was Abou Diaby.

    “Krul kept you in it, you’ll be lucky to stay up this season” – You’kll be lucky to win anything with Wenger in charge ever again.

    “bear in mind the ‘paedos’ kids beat you guy handsomely in the cup” – yeah right, sagna, walcott and fabregas beat kadar, ranger and vuckic.

  • Moreno

    Nov 8, 2010 at 1:21 PM

    Comment #2

    This all stemmed from a message sent out en-masse by me stating

    “Wenger should spend less time molesting young boys and more time on tactics”

  • JP...from The Rock

    Nov 8, 2010 at 1:27 PM

    Comment #3


  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Nov 8, 2010 at 2:03 PM

    Comment #4

    Hoots needs a contract sooner rather than later IMO.

    He deserved it after last season’s heroics, never mind how we do this season.

    I know people are saying “Wait till Christmas and see how we are doing”, WHY wait, who else would come in and do a better job than Hoots?

  • BeeGuy

    Nov 8, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    Comment #5

    Just read some Blackburn forums where they are shocked that a manager like CH can change tactics from game to game in order to win. Some requested this concept to be presented to Fat Sam.

    But the Rovers fans see an easy win for themselves providing they get the first goal.

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Nov 8, 2010 at 3:04 PM

    Comment #6

    @ BeeGuy // Nov 8, 2010 at 2:58 PM

    A couple of games ago, the concept of changing tactics/formation would have been foreign to us too!

  • Thump

    Nov 8, 2010 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #7

    You’re right Richy, but Fat Sam really doesn’t change tactics. Ever!

  • Graeme

    Nov 9, 2010 at 10:10 AM

    Comment #8

    FSA is at a decent club and is happy. He could have done a decent job for us and I dont believe we would have been relegated if he had been left in charge at the toon.

    MA had no idea what he was doing at the time with absolutely no c lue on how a footy club works. FSA at least had the knowledge that MA needed at the time – ie, how to run a footy club, which is what we were before MA took control and it went tits up!!


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