Newcastle Have To Put Wrongs Of Bolton Game Right – Quickly


Chris Hughton has a tough task this week as he prepares the team for the visit of the Premier League Champions Chelsea, and tries to keep the spirits of the lads high, after the 5-1 thrashing at Bolton.

Chris Hughton – has tough job this week

This is what Chris said this morning:

“We have Chelsea next and that sums up the reality of this division. It is a home game and the way this division is there have been lots of strange results and unpredictable results.”“I am sure no one will need motivating for that one. We have got to make sure we make sure we put some of the wrongs of the Bolton game right in the next game. We beat Sunderland 5-1 a couple of weeks ago, but that is this division for you.”

“What you want is a level of consistency. We are what we are. We are capable with what we have in the team of scoring goals. The teams who become the most consistent will be in the top six or seven. We said there will be ups and downs. Did we think we’d be a top-eight team? No we didn’t. So along with that comes the ups and downs. Part of that means we have to pick ourselves up from a very bad day at the office.”

Newcastle are now in a similar position that Sunderland were in, after Newcastle hammered them 5-1.

Sunderland had games at Tottenham and Chelsea, and a home game against Stoke, following the Newcastle game, but they managed to get two wins and a draw out of those very tough games, including the amazing 3-0 win at Chelsea last week, so if Sunderland can mount a recovery like that – then so can Newcastle.

And it doesn’t seem to matter which team you play this season, because surprise results are happening all over the place, and it seems that the top teams in the Premier League are a lot more vulnerable than they’ve been for many a season.

And that goes for our next opponents Chelsea, who have lost three of their last for league games, so it would not be impossible for Newcastle to do well against them at St. James’ Park next Sunday afternoon.

And maybe getting Chelsea next up could be better than getting a bottom half of the table team, since we usually lose to poor teams at St. James’ Park this season.

We need a win as soon as we can get one, after what happened at Bolton.

Comments welcome.



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7 comments so far

  • Davies

    Nov 22, 2010 at 10:26 AM

    Comment #1

    We’re without Barton for hte next match, Tiote for the next two and Colo for the next three.

    Gentlemen, we’re boned.

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  • Davies

    Nov 22, 2010 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #2

    I take that back. Tiote was only on a one match ban. Even still, no Barton or Colo….

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  • Toonkistan

    Nov 22, 2010 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #3

    tiote will be back for chelsea

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  • alex84

    Nov 22, 2010 at 10:42 AM

    Comment #4

    i dunno, i think cambell and taylor could do well together, alot more experience and in sol we have a leader! so im interested to see how they do.

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  • Indian Magpie

    Nov 22, 2010 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #5

    How many Newcastle players have been linked with tottenham. I count 3, Caroll, enrique and williamson. i do not know what spurs think of themselves.

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  • Sav

    Nov 22, 2010 at 12:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Don’t beat around the bush, Hoots. Say you will deal with it internally as a disciplinary matter, stop 2 weeks wages for the 3 games lost and lets move on. Same goes for Barton.
    I wouldn’t mind if it was against Wolves, when you could say,’ok, bring it on’ but against Pedersen and Elmander? What is it, ‘Slap a Scandinavian Week’?
    C’mon Hoots, show your mettle and instill some of that discipline and team ethic again.
    Sorry I don’t buy that because we had a couple of good results away from home and against decent sides that its ok to lose meekly at home to Blackburn, Blackpool and Stoke. It doesn’t ‘balance the books’. And its the manner of the defeats which worries me more. We aren’t relegated but please cut out the BS.

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  • ballerfan2

    Nov 22, 2010 at 12:43 PM

    Comment #7

    All the comments pre season declaring that we would be happy with 17th are obviously nonsense given the majority of posts since the result at the weekend. There should be no panic. Villa, Sunderland, Chelsea (v Sunderland) and several others with heavy defeats so far will not be relegated this season and neither will we – so long as we learn in the same way as Sunderland did after visiting SJP. I have enjoyed watching our style of play this season and believe we have far more to offer than a number of other teams in the division. Certainly we look a far different proposition to the rabble of a team that took us down. Yes of course we have to cut out the errors or complacency that maybe developed after the Sunderland/Arsenal games and I trust Hoots to achieve that. The much vaunted team spirit should pull the team together again and we’ll be OK. Come on guys, you know deep down that after the few brilliant wins we had that a top 7 position was still unlikely. By the same token the disappointing results of the last couple of weeeks will not see us relegated. Finally – Mags 5 – 1 Mackems: Chelsea 0 – 3 Mackems: Logic says we ‘ll put at least 10 past Chelsea at the weekend. 🙂

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