We were not happy at all with the Newcastle display today, because we looked so hopeless to what after all is an ordinary side in West Brom.
Chris Hughton – very angry after the game today
And we didn’t expect Chris Hughton to be happy and noticed there was a delay in his usual after match comments, and that”s because he kept the players locked in the dressing room for a full hour after their pathetic display today at the Hawthorns.
We are being told there was a rather lengthy post-match inquest with his Newcastle players, after they crashed 3-1 at West Brom, and looked a badly beaten side, with no creativity, and what’s not acceptable – no passion or fight, and we’ll not even mention skill.
Chris finally went in front of the media, who were waiting for him to make his customary after match comments, and this is what the disappointed Newcastle manager said:
“After most games, there tends to be an inquest into the game and we didn’t do well enough to win a football match.” “Some of it is about getting answers, some of it is about venting your anger.”
“But these are the normal things that will go on after a game, particularly when the result has been as disappointing as that. Our season has very much been highs and lows.”
“We’ve picked up some disappointing results and we’ve had some tremendous results.”
Well that’s a well controlled response from Chris Hughton, and I guess that’s what he’s like when he’s furious, because he was reported to be furious in the dressing room after the game.
The lads were late coming back even after half time, when we understand he ripped into the players for their pathetic and lethargic display in that first half, when we were lucky to be just a single goal down.
This display today was simply unacceptable and Chris knows that – and hopefully now the players know that too.