Chris Hughton Has Done Very Well Since Newcastle Fired Him


Rachel Yankey is an English ladies footballer who plays for Arsenal and for the England national team, and she recently reached 125 caps to equal Peter Shilton’s all-time record for an England international.

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Rachel Yankey – equaled Peter Shilton’s record

And there’s news that a certain class gentleman called Chris Hughton sent the left winger a letter of congratulations on her achievment, and she was thrilled to receive such a gesture from the Norwich City and former Newcastle manager.

Yankey is set to break Peter Shilton’s record with her 126th International appearance in a friendly with Japan.

The 33 year-old was delighted with the gesture from the former Newcastle manager as she had this to say:

“He wrote me a lovely letter.” “I had spoken to him before at an event – I can’t even remember where it was and it wasn’t for very long, so I was overwhelmed and I was genuinely speechless when the letter arrived.”

“He sent one to St George’s Park, the FA’s training base, and one to Arsenal to make sure I got it.” “He congratulated me on my achievement in getting 125 caps and told me I was a credit to the game and that what I had done for women’s football was unbelievable.”

“I got to meet him when I played in a charity game and he was the manager and I thanked him and he was a really classy, inspiring guy.”

Chris Hughton did a magnificent job for Newcastle in getting us promoted from the Championship at the first attempt in 2010, and the Londoner was doing just fine in our first season back in the Premier League when he was ruthlessly sacked two years last December, and Alan Pardew was brought in.

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Chris Hughton – while at Newcastle

And remember Chris joined Newcastle in February of 2008, and served under Kevin Keegan , who brought him into the club, Joe Kinnear and Alan Shearer, before he was given the opportunity to manage Newcastle in the Championship.

So there’s a case to be made that Chris served at Newcastle during one of the worst periods Newcastle have had for a long time, yet he always acted as a gentleman,  and brought us back into the Premier League and we were around mid-table when he was fired.

Since he left Newcastle Chris has done a great job at Birmingham City, and in his first season at Norwich he had them in 11th place in the Premier League – five places and three points above Newcastle.

Why did we ever fire Chris Hughton – there’s a good question that’s never really been answered, and Chris is doing very well at Norwich City – and we hear the fans love him down there.

Now there’s a surprise.

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271 comments so far

  • Unbelievable Tekkers

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #1

    True gent

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #2

    He is the complete opposite of Kinnear in every way. Great bloke. Norwich play decent stuff as well, he could probably teach Pardew a thing or two.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #3

    I’d swap him for pardew any day of the week and twice on a Sunday. A genuinely good guy.

    Would have grown into the job given more time imo.

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  • Goodfella

    Jun 25, 2013 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #4

    So glad Norwich stuck with him during the little wobble last season, good man.
    Don’t know if this has been posted or not-http://www.talksport.co.uk/magazine/features/130625/wilfried-bony-newcastle-transfer-five-things-you-need-know-200369?

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  • toon kk

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #6

    Im pleased for Chris at Norwich, he was treated very poorly by MA. He did a great job getting us back up. But it all comes down to Cashley having NO idea what the hell he’s doing. I wish he was still our manager, but he probably had a lucky escape the way things are going at NUFC

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #7

    Sounds like Houghtons on the pull.

    Nah, good lad, honest, full of integrity.

    Seems these traits worked against him at NUFC.

    Glad to see he is doing alreet.

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  • Stevenage Magpie

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #8

    Sounds to me like Hughton’s just trying to get hold of it.

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  • Jayk

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #9

    Black people aren’t English!

    Saying that they are undermines our ability of self determination and weakens our national identity.

    Pride in who we are and where we come from, is our best weapon against the powers who seek to control us(The EU/Zionists).

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #10

    @ jayk

    Go kill yourself

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  • Goodfella

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #11

    ?

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Don’t be wound up by it lads.

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  • Jamiemac

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #13

    wow^

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  • Goodfella

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #14

    Agree to ignore the moron

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #15

    Toon Prodigy & Stevenage

    I was thinking the exact same thing when I was reading… the dirty, dirty little man.

    Even more of a legend now! 😉

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #16

    Jayk,
    Is barred for life.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #17

    Jayk

    Ignorant, disgusting talk. Sort ya self out lad!

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  • Jayk

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #18

    Am I?

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  • Krul To Be Kind

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #19

    Jayk

    Why oh why did you just type that?

    Go take your face for a sh1te!!!

    Idiot!

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  • Jayk

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #20

    I doubt you even know what ignorant means.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #21

    You should be

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #22

    Why would you say such a thing Jayk? Looking for attention or do you genuinely believe that?

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  • MacToon

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #23

    Brian Hall reviews last night @NUFCFansUtd meeting:

    http://fansonline.net/newcastleunited/article.php?id=1596

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  • Jayk

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #24

    If the world becomes globalized, like Europe basically is, what is the point of national teams? If I(A White man) could play for the Japanese national team, then what does it mean to be Japanese?

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #25

    Krul,

    Full of charm Chris like isn’t he?

    Bet he’s foaming she has leaked it haha.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #26

    So let me get this straight.

    Black people should not play for England?

    Is that what you’re saying?

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #27

    Lads,

    The more you feed him the more we have to put up with the drivel.

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  • Jayk

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Comment #28

    I believe it toonboy. I wish no violence onto other. I only want England to remain of the English. If immigration continues as it is, our country will be unrecognisable. The future of England is less in the hands of the English. In the future, white people may no longer exist in this world, due to assimilation. I don’t want my people to be confined to the history books, is all.

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  • Jayk

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #29

    Why should they? This is Europe not Africa. Africa is a beautiful land with a wonderful culture, as is ours. Globalization is destroying this diversity.

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  • Jayk

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:31 PM

    Comment #30

    gtg. Hope I don’t get banned.

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  • Toonboy_84

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #31

    Each to their own Jayk. I have views on immigrants in this country but the way you’re going on, I don’t wish to converse with you anymore.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #32

    @ Jayk

    aren’t you late for you’re KKK meeting ? . your obviously looking for attention so this is the last post I will acknowledge you with. Amazing some people still think like this in 2013.

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  • Mag.no

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:34 PM

    Comment #33

    Jayk

    In a way we’re all black. Our history started many years ago in Africa. History change, evolve and start over again.

    Post on the EDL-forum. Your posts are not welcome here!

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  • Goodfella

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #34

    The purpose of the comments is simply to allow Newcastle supporters around the world to express their views on the news of the day regarding Newcastle United.

    Please respect the views of others, even when those views are completely opposite to what you think and believe.

    And please keep the language respectable, as we are proud to have young supporters reading this blog, and finally there’s no place for religion or politics in these discussions.

    Many Thanks.

    Ed Harrison.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #35

    Mactoon,
    I would have turned up last night had I have been home, I think four hundred is a poor showing, a sh1te window and a big player going will really rock the boat, if he spends big though maybe he has taken some of the fans views on board.

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  • fatfreddie

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:41 PM

    Comment #36

    I so wish that we would go for both Tom Ince and Nathan Redmond. It makes perfect sense if you think about it.

    They are young with a future resale value.
    Thet are both British which we are in dire need of.
    They can both play as RW and LW which is an area we need to strengthen.

    £10m combined if the press is to believe is a steal! We should be all over them! They would be cheaper then PEA. But we never get what we wish for.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Well said ed!

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  • archaeomag

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #38

    @ED
    Thank you, best ignored in this context.

    I think Chris Hughton was ‘too nice’ for the late Derek Lambrini; in his rant he claimed he was too indecisive; DL liked yes or no answers, and perhaps ‘yes men’.
    Top man- our best manger since Sir Bobby?

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  • MacToon

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #39

    Jail, I know what you mean but 400 is 10X the amount at a normal NUFCFans meet. 6pm was a bad time for alot of people too and at short notice. There was probably a list of 400+ questions from some that couldn’t make it too ha ha

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  • Toon-Prodigy

    Jun 25, 2013 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #40

    Newcastle labour club,

    Isn’t that at a capacity in the function room upstairs?

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