William Hill Suspend Betting On Hughton Being Sacked


We half expected this after Newcastle’s terrible and gutless performance yesterday at West Brom, as William Hill have again suspended betting on Chris Hughton being the next Premier League manager to be sacked.

Chris Hughton – deja vu – all over again

Odds on Chris Hughton have been slashed to 1/2 by Sky Bet, but for the second time within 8 weeks William Hill have gone further and suspended betting altogether.

We hope the club will say something to quell the apparent hysteria going on – again.

There was similar stories after Newcastle drew 2-2 at home to Wigan on October 16th, with news being circulated that Chris would have been fired if Coloccini hadn’t equalized with his header in injury time.

Newcastle have proved many times before that replacing the manger doesn’t solve the problem, as new managers have different ways of going about things, and like different types of players – and it often means all change on the western front.

That often does nothing but to cause more upheaval at any club.

This is the statement released by the Newcastle United club in mid-October:

“Chris is our manager and will remain our manager, and it is our intention to re-negotiate his contract at the end of the year.”

The statement kind of calmed things down, but then reporters made it sound like Chris had until the end of the year to save his job.

We’d like to see the club support the manager, who saved the bacon of Newcastle United last season.



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13 comments so far

  • ebol

    Dec 6, 2010 at 12:21 PM

    Comment #1

    this is a complete farce! We’re 11th in the table – that’s fine!

    all he needs is a good assistant to replace Calderwood and we’ll be flying again.

    what are the odds on Hughton keeping his job till the end of the season? I may have a flutter…I just hope Ashley has learnt from his mistakes.

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  • alex84

    Dec 6, 2010 at 12:24 PM

    Comment #2

    what a joke!! it be different if we were in west ham and wolves position, but were not!! were mixing it with the best, and were doing ok, with a few key players out!!

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  • bentoon

    Dec 6, 2010 at 12:36 PM

    Comment #3

    I think us fans should give a big show of support for Hughton at the next home game (which i will be attending for the 1st time this season :D)
    These roumours do noone any good. I hope it will give our team a kick up the arse and Nolan will be out for blood again like he was when we thrashed the mackams.

    I hope it can galvanise the club and fans and help us get a result on Saturday. But even so, win or lose, as long as the lads play with some fire in their bellies then the toon army should be singing CH’s name from the rafters!

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  • Mags

    Dec 6, 2010 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #4

    The media / press have definitely got a vendetta against Newcastle and our manager. I know the press trawl through fan siteas and I would like to ask all of them ….. What have you got against Newcastle and why are you continually undermining Chris Hughton?

    They should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves.

    Ebol – I never bet but I was thinking exactly the same! 😀

    Bentoon – I will be there and I fully agree a huge support from all the fans would be just what is needed.

    Let us put the blame for that performance where it belongs, the players on the pitch.

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  • CT

    Dec 6, 2010 at 12:52 PM

    Comment #5

    aSad to say but we are at best an average Premiership side with an average manager who is tactically naive. We won the championship at a canter because the league was so poor.
    If ever a time to play the dreaded 4:5:1 it was away to Bolton/WBA, we end up with 3 strikers yesterday with the midfield already overun.
    Jonas is inept on the left and has no courage for a fight, Guthrie couldn`t pass a parcel at the mo. and Routs will never cut it in the Premiership.
    If this team don`t defend from the front(ie ARSE/Chelsea)then we`ll get stuffed, they have to put it in because they aren`t as good as they think they are.
    We are in deep shit,L`pool next at Home/B`ham away/Man City home/Spurs away/Wigan away. If Nolan/Barton aren`t back then dread to think.
    Ashley now needs to act, Support Hoots and appoint a tactical assisstant or get rid and bring 2 new Savvy men in which will cost money.
    2 or 3 new players needed also. Charlie Adams/Lucciano Becchio/ Wayne Bridge(wingback role) and switch Jonas to the right.
    The special partnership Jonas/Jose is a load of bollox, needs shaking up. With Benny/Gos due to return also this would give us more solidity and creativity.
    If we leave it, sorry but wer`e doomed!!

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  • Obafan

    Dec 6, 2010 at 12:57 PM

    Comment #6

    What a bad performance yesterday; which made e few points very clear to me:
    – cash in on S. Taylor, he is such a poor player
    – Guthrie is the worst of our midfield players, he cannot handle the rhythm of the SPL. SO POOR!!!
    – Campbell had an awful game, but is still a usefull plyer IMO

    Hughton will get things sorted, but it is so unfair the media are always focussing on his results.

    Hopefully Nolan and Bareton will be back next week, so Guthrie and someone else can sit on the bench!

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  • Lew Davies

    Dec 6, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #7

    CT agree about jonas/jose. Its not working anymore. I too would switch him to the right side of mf.
    But most of all we need creativity, and for the players to get stuck in a bit more. Not ala smithy tho. he’s lost the plot I think.

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  • bentoon

    Dec 6, 2010 at 1:16 PM

    Comment #8

    Jonas looked so lethargic from the start yesterday. Hell there were times in the first half when he wouldnt even try to make a run with the ball, he would just stand with it at his feet waiting for someone to tackle him.

    I really like him, when he has a good game he is incredible up the wing. But other times he might as well be at home with a hot water bottle and some cocoa.

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  • nimo

    Dec 6, 2010 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #9

    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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  • Toon XI

    Dec 6, 2010 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #10

    If our performances on the pitch weren’t so poor so often then these rumours would never be started. Unfortunately we’ve had some stinkers this season and more so lately; therefore, the idea of sacking CH comes to the forefront. Players need to stand up and be counted if they truly like CH.

    Sadly, I don’t see a chance for points until the away game at Wigan at best and even then I’m not confident.

    Hopefully the team will shock us against Liverpool and do the business.

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  • Rotonda heights

    Dec 6, 2010 at 1:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Our best players were all there when we lost at home to Blackburn. People say we missed barton. well we all know he was playing then as Pederson will testify !

    CH is the one who makes us play long ball, no one else. CH is the one who obviously doesn’t make good passing football a mandate.

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  • al

    Dec 6, 2010 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #12

    @ebol and mags

    u can make a lay bet which means u bet on something not happenin, so u could bet hughton isnt gona be the next manager sacked, duno bout til the end of the season

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  • vic

    Dec 6, 2010 at 8:12 PM

    Comment #13

    Frank Rijkaard

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