No Excuses From Hughton – We Must Fix Our Problems


Chris Hughton was wise not to try defend the pathetic display of the Newcastle team yesterday, when he talked about the game today.

Chris Hughton – poor performance

Chris Hughton talked to the Evening Chronicle today about yesterday’s debacle:

“It was a poor performance by us – we accept that.” “It is normal after a disappointing performance.”“The important thing is you get it out of the way.”

“What you want to be able to do is put the performance behind you.”   “What we needed to do was analyze it and look at where we went wrong.” “It is never a bad thing to sort matters out after the game.”

“We have to get back to work and put this setback behind us.” “We have to see where we went wrong.”   “We made fundamental mistakes which allowed them to score their goals.”

The Newcastle fans who made the long return trip yesterday were hardly happy with the display served up for them.

And as we said yesterday, one big difference between the Newcastle players and the Newcastle fans yesterday, was that at least the Newcastle fans turned up for the game.

Hughton continued:

“There are two areas we need to improve.” “One is being defensively good enough to not give them the opportunities to score goals, and the other is creating ourselves.”

“We gave away three very poor goals.” “The second one was probably the hardest one.” “Being 1-0 down, I always know we’re in a game.”

“I know we can create chances. The second one made it a lot harder for us – it’s a major negative.” “This is how tough this league is.”

“ We need to make sure we bounce back from this one.” “We always felt it was going to be an up and down season, but we just hoped we would have more ups than downs.”

This is almost like a repeat of what happened after our last away game at Bolton, when we again gave away at the very least – 3 poor goals – in our abject 5-1 humiliation.

We have to hope that these Newcastle players learn from these performances – and learn quickly.

We still live in hope.

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157 comments so far

  • nimo

    Dec 6, 2010 at 1:23 PM

    Comment #1

    the problem i have is that when we went down we were a far superior team to west brom IMO, at the start of the season we both got two new managers. Now WBA imo are the better side out, this can only be down to houghton who has arguably had more backing in the transfer than di matteo and there playing better football. i dont want houghton sacked but there are questions that definatly need to be asked!

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  • CT

    Dec 6, 2010 at 1:37 PM

    Comment #2

    The midfield is the problem, without Nolan/Barton they have no creativity and with the exception of Tiote they don`t press or defend. Hoots tactics have been so wrong against Bolton and WBA that we leaked 8 goals,we knew WBA are a good passing side who play 5 in midfield. Thedifference is they can pass a ball,rarely go long and play it to their wide men who try to get behind and their midfield are quick enough to support.
    We haven`t got a clue when things go wrong, Hoots substitutions and formations are at best clueless when we are struggling.

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  • nden85

    Dec 6, 2010 at 1:59 PM

    Comment #3

    they’ve stopped taking bets on him getting sacked!! they also stopped taking bets on Redknapp being next manager a couple of years ago, but i don’t remember seeing him incharge!!

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  • listie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:06 PM

    Comment #4

    I feel that the christam and the Jan window will decide the future for both the club and CH. If he sticks to his guns and says we don’t need to spend, then we are doomed, after the disgraceful showing yesterday, it shows we have little of no depth, and we can’t just rely on 2 or 3 players, to do the job for us!

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  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:23 PM

    Comment #5

    Hughton’s been sacked what the f**********k!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #6

    Hughton been sacked………………..

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  • ilde2551

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #7

    Hughtons sacked. Mike Ashley is a wanker.

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  • ebol

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #8

    DISGRACE!!!!!!

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  • Lew Davies

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:27 PM

    Comment #9

    He’s finally hit the nail on the head.
    We have no creativity in MF.
    Only been screaming this for the last 4 years FFS.
    HELLO !!!!

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  • tdt

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #10

    tut tut

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  • jackdnufc

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Hughton sacked according to SSN

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Hughton sacked, now we have no manager and no assistant… great

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  • jackdnufc

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #13

    *Has been sacked nw, official

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  • slazberger

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #14

    can’t believe this. team morale is going out the window now. statement by newcastle would rule shearer out of the running as weel

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  • lesh

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #15

    And confirmed by the Beeb

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/teams/n/newcastle_united/9261212.stm

    Let’s hope MA’s got someone to come in and take the reins before we plummet back down

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  • jackdnufc

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #16

    Martin O’Neill anyone?

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  • expatgeordie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #18

    This is probably the reason they haven’t appointed an assistant. I reckon it’s be Martin O’Neill. Whata bunch of stnuc Fat B*st*rd & Lamearse are

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  • lesh

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #19

    Jack, an extarct from teh club’s statement reads that ‘the search [for a successor] will begin…. ‘ and talks about transitional arrangenments.

    Another fine example of Ashley succession planning?

    http://www.nufc.co.uk/articles/20101206/united-part-company-with-hughton_2281670_2237950

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  • ebol

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #20

    must be O’Neill

    THey won’t have sacked him so quick if they don’t have an unreal replacement lined up

    still treated hoots disgracefully tho

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  • Lew Davies

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #21

    JFK temporarily
    F’ing disgrace.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #22

    Yeah because Martin O’neill is sure to come to us with the fat bastard in control.

    The way he treated Hughton is a DISGRACE, no one in there right mind would come to us now, MA deserves to get relegated, but the fans and players dont…

    Hughton SAVED us last year, ok we’ve had some bad results this year but we’re a newly promoted team, what does he expect? Us to be in the top 4?

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  • DarloGeordie

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #23

    *self destruct button* press once again… get rid of Cashley. fat chump

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  • DrunkenSteve

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #24

    HOOTS SACKED!!!!

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #25

    Paul Barron gone too, so we have about 3-4 coaches at our club, this is f*********g urgh….

    So frustrated right now

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  • MonsterMagnet

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #26

    Got to be O’Neill, which is a crying shame.

    Could the board not hear us all chanting ‘Chrissy Hughton’s Black and White Army’ on Sunday? Absolute fools. Hughton deserves much better. Good luck to him, he will always be fondly remembered here.

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  • Lew Davies

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #27

    M o’neill is a joke too.
    Dont like him or want him here.
    🙁

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  • Black n whiteSi

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:40 PM

    Comment #28

    What a joke, the fat man goes and pulls another stunt like this. Yeah we’ve had a few bad results but what the man has done for us is incredible.
    This is a DISGRACE, absolute disgrace the fat, cockney tw@t needs to do one as soon as possible, he’s not got a clue.

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  • geist

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #29

    I saw this coming yesterday. There were rumours going around london and I placed a bet on it (though I did not want it to happen).

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  • bentoon

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #30

    What an effing disgrace. Ill tell you what lads iv got half a mind to torch my shirt on saturday. Im absolutely livid.

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  • Ciaran Thomas

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #31

    We’re not beyond a Joke,Mike Ashley Take you and Your Pukka Pies out of Newcastle for good !

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  • Lew Davies

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:44 PM

    Comment #32

    Once again the fat controller does for NUFC.
    Howay then Ed how do you justify it now.

    Cashley oh the sun shines out your bum”

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  • Black n whiteSi

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #33

    The statement from the club reads that the task of appointing a new manager begins now.
    What the hell, why are we sacking a manager without any backup plan, we dont even have assistant to take over temporarily. MA = useless prick

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  • geist

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:45 PM

    Comment #34

    Mike Ashley should have been in contact with managers before sacking hughton, now we are going to be in a mess for the next couple of weeks

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  • dougnufc

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    Comment #35

    I simply cannot believe this. Hughton deserves this job more than anyone and to be sacked is a simply disrespectful to him, MA should have his head checked as Hughton has done ever so well for us. All we need is some stability and MA just screwed us over again.

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  • BiffBaffBoff

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #36

    Next step:

    JFK appointed on a “temporary” basis whilst the club is “put up for sale” again…

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  • Timmers09

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #37

    Pathetic, relegation is now 99%. The players seemed to like Hughton so we will get no results and we were short on staff anyway so who’s there.

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  • chris6033

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #38

    only my opinion like, but ashley has done what he feels like is the best for the club. i like hoots, dont get me wrong but we need experience in this league.

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  • g_lish

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #39

    absolute disgrace! I thought Ashley had actually turned a corner. Thanks Chris and well done. I hope you get a job with someone who actually appreciates your efforts.

    I only signed up on here last week. This is my second and last post as I am now officially finished with this club. And please, dont start shouting for shearer. This club is a big enough mess as it is!

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  • obaflamey

    Dec 6, 2010 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #40

    Tbh I’m not overly surprised this decision has been taken. Yes Hoots saved us last year and brought us back up but I do think his lack of managerial experience and also his tactical ineptitude has been starting to tell. Although I feel sorry for him and feel this is harsh treatment, I really don’t think we would be able to improve significantly with him at the helm. I agree that someone with more experience is needed, but I bloody well hope the fat man backs the new man in the transfer window or I fear a repeat of the dreaded 08-09. We really must get behind the players against liverpool on saturday.

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