Newcastle Need To Pick Themselves Up And Win Against Fulham

Chris Hughton hasn’t got much time to think too much about last night’s  third home defeat of the season at St James’ Park.

Chris Hughton – must prepare team quickly for Fulham game

Chris has only a couple of days to prepare the lads for the tough game against Fulham on Saturday.

Fulham played very well last night at Stamford Bridge, and only went down to a single goal from Michael Essien after 30 minutes,  so they are in decent form and will be another tough test for the lads come Saturday afternoon.

Hughton told the Evening Chronicle today:

“We have to pick the lads up now.” “We have a tough game here on Saturday against Fulham and they will be a handful. We need to get back to winning ways.”

“We pushed and probably deserved a point against Blackburn. But we didn’t have the clear-cut chances.” “In terms of pressure and the amount of balls into the box, if there was a side that was going to win it was going to be us.”

“As I say, you can’t concede the goals we did.”

Newcastle were second best for much of the game last night, and you have to give credit to former manager Sam Allardyce for coming to Newcastle with a more than decent game plan, that Fulham may also look to employ on Saturday.

Newcastle had one of those games where they just couldn’t get going, for whatever reason – but why they keep those games for St. James’ Park, where a disappointing crowd of only just over  41,000 turned up last night – remains a mystery.

Chris continued:

“It’s a low point because while it perhaps wasn’t one of our better performances, I certainly didn’t think we deserved to lose the game.”

“Blackburn came with a game plan and played with five at the back and four in midfield and played on the counter.”  “I suppose they did it well enough to get the three points.”

We think that  a draw would have been a fairer result, but hey, that’s the way the cookie crumbles, and is  even more reason the lads need to pick themselves up, dust themselves off, and then get a win against Fulham on Saturday afternoon.

Comments welcome.

12 comments so far

  • Newcastle Rock

    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Comment #1

    We shud only think of playing good and possesive football and winning will come itself.

    Yest was unlike us and we shud not repeat the mistakes we did else results can be inevitable.

    Home form has to improve as quick as you can say “win”.

    Perhaps we do not have sufficient back up players , as this needs to be addressed as well.

    We shud keep the good run going and look for bright future ahead for all the fans.

  • Toon XI

    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:11 PM

    Comment #2

    I think Fulham will come with an attacking attitude. They don’t strike me as a team that will park the bus at SJP.

  • RichK

    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #3

    Tiote is not suspended, his booking last night was his fourth the club have confirmed so he will play against Fulham I’d have thought – bonus!as long as he doesn’t have a shocker like he did last night!

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #4

    Tiote and Collo were both off the boil last night

  • shearermania

    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Comment #5

    i cant understand why we are playing with wingers as we are hoofing the ball up to carroll all the time………….we should play
    simpson saylor collo enrique


    nolan asbo


    loverpants strolla

  • NUFC_Richyg01

    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #6

    Dont agree with your team AT ALL shearermania @ 5.

    1. How can you justify bringing Saylor in for Willo, Willo was our best CB last night.

    2. Your team is VERY narrow and we do go down the flanks at the minute, I would say the biggest downfall is that we check inside too much.

    3. Strolla is just FAR TO LAZY, he should not be played. (Too many false promises & injuries from the lad)

  • Sav

    Nov 11, 2010 at 1:49 PM

    Comment #7

    I hate to say it but BFS did an excellent job on us tactically and he had the personnel to nullify Joey Barton and Gutierrez so there was very little for Carroll and Shola/Ranger to make anything of.

    Besides, we seemed to suffer some malaise of not being able to control the ball or find a pass. Even Tiote. Blackburn must take some credit for that.

    Routledge has been really disappointing this season and Simpson went AWOL a few times. And Shola should not play if he isn’t right but it showed what an important player he has been, lately, basically taking over the Nolan role.
    I’m not inspired by Guthrie, Lovenkrands or Smith coming in, so apart from starting Ranger, that just leaves Sol Campbell and Stephen Taylor to change things about???
    I’d like to see Ranger on the right but getting into the box for Jonas’ crosses and trying to pull closer to Carroll for flick-ons.
    How about Harry Vukic? He was dynamic against Arsenal in the Cup. Give him a go perhaps?

  • Toon XI

    Nov 11, 2010 at 3:30 PM

    Comment #8


    CH has an issue with giving youth a go in the Prem. Not sure we’ll ever see HV this season.

  • Irie-Magpie

    Nov 11, 2010 at 5:09 PM

    Comment #9

    Guys, the bottom line is we’re missing creative flair in our team, plain and simple, we are as uncreative as humping dogs, always pumping the ball up to carroll and hopefull he gets his head to one. I sorry if i sound a bit bitter but we need to start winning these games that we can no doubt win. Benny is sorely missed.. curse you De jong’

  • Toon XI

    Nov 11, 2010 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #10

    How weird is it that my expectations for home matches in now nil?

  • shearermania

    Nov 12, 2010 at 2:20 AM

    Comment #11

    my line up was being sarcastic…..willo is crap though

  • Lynxie

    Nov 12, 2010 at 1:12 PM

    Comment #12

    In the long run, why is it that we dont have any young uns coming through, surely we have some young prospects who are almost ready?
    Mich*el Ow*n aged 17 for Luckypool
    Steven Gerard aged 18 for Muckypool
    Wayne Rooney aged 16 for the scouse mackems
    Jermain defoe aged 17 for west Ham
    Thoe Walcott aged 16 for Southampton / Arsenal
    Who do we have apart from Shane Ferguson (who is gonna be class if he can keep his feet on the ground) and Harris Vuckic (who I have to admit has not really had enough chances to impress, but does seem a little bit off the pace.

    Ranger appears to be a quicker version of Shola (that does not narrow it down any because almost everyone is quicker that the Fenham Fash)

    If they are good enough they are old enough.
    Let the kids a have a sniff Chris, keep the big lads on thier toes.. You never know, we might unearth a gem.


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