One of the many difficult things managers have this season, is to be interviewed after an appalling display by your team.
Chris Hughton – desperate to put things right for the fans
And that’s what Chris Hughton has done today, after Newcastle didn’t bother turning up at the Reebok Stadium on Saturday afternoon, and were slammed by a much superior team in Bolton Wanderers, whom Owen Coyle has revived in just 10 months.
Of course the worrying thing is that the lads continued the bad defending they displayed against Blackburn and gave away more sloppy goals.
If we continue to do that against Chelsea on Sunday, then we’ll again we buried without a trace.
Chris Hughton is a straight man, and he seems to care a lot about the Newcastle fans and the famous Newcastle club, and we believe him when he has said today he wants to put it right for the loyal Newcastle supporters.
Chris told the Evening Chronicle:
“We’re desperate to put it right for you.” “Our thoughts are always with the supporters – always.”“For us, it was a bad day.” “It was a bad afternoon but the supporters got behind us and will undoubtedly continue to get behind us.”
“We need to put this bad defeat to the back of our minds and concentrate on the game with Chelsea next week.”
“We started the game OK against a Bolton team in really good form at the moment.” “But we can’t give goals away like we did in that first half.”
“If you do, you make life difficult for yourself.” “To go in 2-0 down was a big blow.” “We knew we could get back into the game, but you need to show enough character to do it.”
“The third goal really killed us.” “At 3-1 we showed spirit and we had other chances.” “I don’t think 5-1 was a fair reflection of the game, but we have been in that position ourselves this season.”
“It was a good day in front of goal for them and a poor day for us.”
The people we really feel sorry for are the faithful fans who made the journey to the Reebok on Saturday, only to be badly let down by such a poor display by the team.
And we weren’t kidding when we said it would be fit and proper for Chris or Kevin Nolan, on behalf of the team, to apologize for that display at Bolton, which was probably the worst display of the season so far.
We look forward to a much improved display against Premier League Champions Chelsea on Sunday.
Howay The Lads!!