Pardew – Chris Hughton Will Get Great Reception And Deserve It

Newcastle fans get a chance to welcome Chris Hughton back to Newcastle on Sunday afternoon, but Alan Pardew has come out today and said it would probably be better if they did that before the game, because once the whistle goes, it’s going to be a hard game with Newcastle looking for all 3 points.

Chris Hughton back at White Hart Lane – Norwich got creditable 1-1 draw

Last year we scraped a 1-0 win at home to Norwich, thanks to a great Papiss Cisse goal early on after only 11 minutes, and we controlled the game for long periods, but it was still tough,  and tomorrow’s game will be much the same.

Chris Hughton is guaranteed a tremendous welcome on his first return to Newcastle since he was shockingly sacked in December of 2010, and replaced within the week by current manager Alan Pardew.

And Alan has also done great at the club, and had us in 5th place in the league last season, and we are back in Europe, after a long absence.

Chris led us back from the abyss when he took over in the summer of 2009, after we had been relegated, but he then brought us back up in the first season with a fantastic 102 points to win the Championship.

This is what Alan Pardew had to say about Chris:

“Both of us can probably look each other in the eye and say we’ve done a decent job here.” “Chris will get a great reception and he’ll deserve it.”

“The board took the view that they didn’t want Chris to take this club forward and I can’t comment on that but all I can say is he did a great job here and he can be proud of that.”

“When I arrived, I found a team in 12th place and in decent shape with a winning spirit and good organisation. It’s been easy to build on. He’ll be recognised for that and rightly so.”

“But ideally as the Newcastle manager and for my team, I think it’s important that Chris’s thank-you from the fans is perhaps done before kick-off because it will be a tough game and they need to get behind us after that.”

“If Chris has to go home unhappy, I’d only want it to be on a professional level.”

Newcastle have now played three draws in a row, in the league at home to Aston Villa and at Everton last Monday night, when we somehow came back in that second half, and got a 2-2 draw, with two wonderful goals from Demba Ba, who is very likely to start tomorrow, after not traveling to Madeira in mid-week.

We also managed to get a 0-0 draw against Maritimo on Thursday night, with a lot of the youngsters and fringe players playing in that game.

But it’s wins that we need to start putting together, and we are hoping the lads can play well tomorrow, start at a good pace, and manage to get our second win in the league this season.

Howay The Lads!!

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8 comments so far

  • SupaToonKid

    Sep 22, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #2

    A standing ovation is what he deserves. Helped is in a tough situation & one of the real nice guys of football. 1 of my fav NUFC bosses along with Sir Bobby, King Kev & Pards.

  • BigKirky

    Sep 22, 2012 at 9:19 AM

    Comment #3

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  • SupaToonKid

    Sep 22, 2012 at 9:22 AM

    Comment #4


    When they released Fifa 12 in Sainsburys last year they were something ridiculously cheap like £20!

  • BigKirky

    Sep 22, 2012 at 9:29 AM

    Comment #5

    Hughton will love the reception he’ll receive and it’s really well deserved I’m looking forward to showing my respect tomorrow.

    Have people seen the QPR phone-in that Barton did? He speaks frankly (really????) on the matter about player bonuses and says that it was Hughton’s inability to get the players to conform to what the owner’s wanted which was one of the reasons it cost Chris his job. It’s on You Tube.


    Sep 22, 2012 at 10:55 AM

    Comment #6

    Hughton deserves all the plaudits he will get from the fans on Sunday great man and great coach. Pardew what a big man to make those comments, very media savvy and awesome man manager. He operates at ahigher level than Chris.

  • Lee Dodd

    Sep 22, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #7

    Chris Did a Magnificent Job Getting Us back Were We are Today !!!! Alan Pardew Has Chris to Thank for that … Today We are in Europe Probably Because of Chris Getting Us back up in season 1 . Chris Hughton Will Always Be a Legend at Newcastle The Fans will always welcome him home with deep respect.. Not like Kenny Daglish or Fat Sam .

  • Phil K

    Sep 22, 2012 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #8

    Chris proved that nice guys didn’t always finish last.
    Mike Ashley wanted to prove they did !
    Chris will be welcomed back as one of our much loved “good guys” like Sir Les.
    Do it for us, and don’t insult us, and we will always remember you fondly.
    Sir Les did, and is held in high regard, quiet man Chris did too. A genuine “good guy”
    I hope Chris goes back with Norwich on the end of a trouncing, and downhearted though.


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