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Hughton – We Didn’t Buckle Under The Pressure

If it was one thing you could rely on last season with Newcastle, it was that they could lose a game, and seemingly not even care.

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Chris Hughton – on the training field

And that’s what we saw last night, mainly in the first half at Bloomfield Road, and it brings back bad memories of the squad of last season that was overpaid and hugely underperformed. to send the proud Tyneside club down to the anonymity of England’s second division.

A lot of those players couldn’t find the exit door quickly enough in the summer, and are no longer at the club.

But manager Chris Hughton seemed quick to point put that he thought Newcastle did not buckle under the pressure in last night’s game:

“We can go again and win the game on Saturday.”

“I wouldn’t accuse the players of buckling under pressure, but it’s the first time we’ve had a period in the game where the opposition have been far better than us in most departments.”

“With all their good play in the first half, though, the goal we conceded in the second half was a poor one.”

The Newcastle fans have to hope this was just one of those nights, and the players can learn from it – and learn very quickly.

Comments welcome.

5 comments so far

  • lesh

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:20 AM

    Comment #1

    No we didn’t buckle, we just didn’t go at them and let in two goals when their persistance paid off, that’s all!

  • Toon Graeme

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:23 AM

    Comment #2

    Point is we lost to Blackpool!!!! That says it all. You can dust it up and say whatever but we lost to Blackpool!!

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:27 AM

    Comment #3

    Wrong Formation,One Dimensional Football,Picking Jaded Players instead of Youth and Energy….I think we have rode our luck in the opening games of the season and similarly to last season we lack real craft and creativity…resulting in poor possession,lack of decent goal scoring chances and ultimately DEFEAT.

  • G

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:28 AM

    Comment #4

    Forget it, it’s done. The manager for them (Holloway) did his homework, and his side dictated the play. We were poor, they were better, on to the next game. At least it will have brought a little bit of reality back to the scene. Now we can concentrate on giving Pilgrim Pete something to think about at the weekend. My gut instinct says we are going to give Plymouth a propper hiding.

  • sirjasontoon

    Sep 17, 2009 at 10:29 AM

    Comment #5

    Fair play to Blackpool they created a shed load of good chances and deserved the points.


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