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Hughton Simply Delighted With 3 Points – Praises Andy Carroll

Chris Hughton was delighted with the Newcastle performance this afternoon, as he talked to Sky Sports after the 2-1 win at West Ham tonight.

Andy Carroll – after scoring winner today

And Chris paid a tribute to his Newcastle side for not letting their heads hang as they came battling back after being 1-0 down after only 12 minutes in London today.

It’s been a bit of a tough week for the Newcastle club,  for things that we’d prefer not to be reading about, with Carroll ending up in jail on Sunday night and having his brand new car set on fire, after being bailed on an assault charge.

But it shows the guts and fight of our players this season, when they can put the turmoil to one side, and get the job done away from home, and after starting the game very poorly.

Chris told Sky Sports after the game:

“It’s even more satisfying because we came from behind. We played incredibly well against a team that’s a big, powerful team.””It’s been a tough week for us. What we do have in this camp is a lot of character, a lot of spirit.”

“The more we seem to be tested, they seem to come up trumps. I thought they were excellent.” “It’s a nice feeling today. It’s been a tough week and it’s a tough place to come. We thoroughly deserved it.”

And Hughton was pleased with Andy Carroll’s contribution today but is adamant the Gateshead-born lad didn’t  have to repay anything to him or the club.

Chris continued and talked about Andy:

“He didn’t have to repay anything to us,”   “He’s a young lad and he’s learning the game. He’s not the finished article yet.””He’s got a fair bit of learning to do. The best place for him is out there on the pitch.”

Credit not only goes to Carroll for his performance today, after getting into trouble again – but we must give credit to the Newcastle manager, who has handled everything thrown at him this week – most of which was negative – with dignity and the man never lost his cool or composure.

Well done to you Chris Hughton.

Comments welcome.

20 comments so far

  • john_cena163

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #1

    V need to praise toto also, he’s the gem out there. Heart of def n midfield.

  • john_cena163

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #2

    Oh! M 1st

  • Ed Harrison

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #3

    Cheick Tiote was terrific today – ran the game.

  • korn8

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:06 PM

    Comment #4

    CH made som brave selection today! Carroll, Ameobi, Simpson and Barton as RM today.

    A brilliant day for both CH and the club. Let`s go on and get two victories against the gooners and the mackems 😉

  • korn8

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    Comment #5

    john_cena163 & Ed Harrison:
    definitely! Tiote is a brilliant player and just gets better and better! 3.5 mill £ is peanuts for this lad 🙂

  • murvar

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Comment #6

    I often criticise Nolan but I do feel more confident when he’s on the pitch. I think he knows how to run the game on the pitch. And I think he gives confidence and reassurance to the others. In other words – a true leader. I still think his wife did Andy’s car: she’s never forgiven Kevin since he told her Carole was moving in with them.

  • G-Man

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #7

    Couldn’t agree more about Tiote (Awesome) & got be honest, never thought Simpson was any good, but today he was our best defender ,he was everywhere……..

  • sweendog

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Good selection and great result

  • DarloGeordie

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:16 PM

    Comment #9

    very happy I never questioned CH. Can’t wait for match of the day missed the game today. Bring on the Mackems 🙂

  • gorskino10

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #10

    Tiote was amazing but to @Korn8 comment he was bought for 3.08 Million Euros which roughly is £2.9 Million or something like that anything under 3 Million is a bargain to think that Essien was bought for £33 Million Euros they are roughly the same ;).
    Only worry i have is we dont give good crosses, while watching was could we cross to our big 2 men and guess what we scored both from crosses (1st from Carrols nod down) we just need a RW to cross the ball in an Gutierrez to cross more Jose Enrique was awesome too and did what Guti shud of done which was cross the ball 2 Ame or Andy

  • Norwegian_geordie

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Great game today, alltough I’m not to sure about the performance.

    The defence is having it’s difficulties and I’m not sure if Williamson is “lucky” or at the right place at the right time sometimes. I guess will find out against the gunners. Collocini is a no-nonsence player, but sometimes misses easy tasks. He neads to have his head straight throughout the game.

    Barton – DEF. man of the match, but Tiote is looking like a pitbull.

    Don’t know but it looks as if Hughton told Carrol to go out there and prove the critics wrong. And he did it. I’m only missing a little initiativ inside the box. He’s spending to much time as a winger, HE NEEDS TO BE IN THE BOX!!!

    Ameobi also had a good game, not threatening, but holds up the ball and takes out defenders.

    My rating:

    Krul: 7
    Simpson: 6
    Williamson: 6
    Collocini: 6
    Enrique: 7
    Barton: 9
    Nolan: 7
    Tiote: 7+
    Jonas: 6
    Ameobi: 6
    Carrol: 7

  • GeordieDan

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:28 PM

    Comment #12

    Agree completely! Tiote was outstanding. He looks a class act and for a smaller player in stature he is strong as an ox.

    Really glad we managed to finally get a deserved 3 points. The teams new found ability to fight back and keep fighting is superb. A true never say die attitude makes us all proud and you can tell the players really want to win for us fans.

    Great stuff. Bring on the SCUM!

  • dazzad

    Oct 23, 2010 at 9:32 PM

    Comment #13


  • chuck

    Oct 23, 2010 at 10:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Sure a great result, but lets not get carried away.
    face it West Ham were awful and it`s no wonder they are bottom of the table.
    And yeah Tiote is a tough tackling DM, but to compare him to Essien is stretching it.
    Essien can score, distribute the ball and is`nt nicknamed The Buffalo for nothing.
    I gotta laugh because poor old Butt used to get slagged for doing what Tiote did to day, a block here a trip there, to prevent breakaways, resulting in free kicks, but from a non dangerous part of the pitch .
    Different strokes for different folks !
    As for Carroll, still a raw player with lot`s to learn, needs games and coaching, but puts himself about causing panic among defenders and great in the air.
    Still need a decent RB, though Simpson was an improvement on Perch.
    Still not convinced about Williamson, rather have Campbell or Taylor.
    Guess we have to enjoy a win whenever we get one, project a tough slog ahead.

  • gorskino10

    Oct 23, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #15

    He can score Essien but hardly, apart from headers which he was lucky he is a long range shooter he gets the ball and EVERY time shoots he is bound to score Tiote is more defensive player and prefers to lay the ball off rather than take it off which end of the day is his job Essien is more attacking but in style wise and just shere power he is the same. anywho who cares he has been a strude buy we needed some strenghy in the middle which Smith didnt have he offered tenacity all we need now is a proper RM/RW and shall be fine hopefully in Jan.

  • baro

    Oct 24, 2010 at 1:10 AM

    Comment #16

    Brilliant 3 points we collected today from coming down 1 – 0 , than kum bak and win it all 2 – 1! It was a great game from the whole team. I’m glad Chris Hughton let everybody on the pitch stay on full 90+ minutes and used no subs. Because all the players on the pitch were like a big complete puzzle and Hughton didn’t want to break that apart. HWTL!!!!!

  • branunited

    Oct 24, 2010 at 2:03 AM

    Comment #17

    rescued three things today’s game, 1: a good team performance (in spite of being below the scoreboard, the team struggle, I take this opportunity and two that were more than enough), 2: very good midfield, mostly like me Tiote and barton (each game that passes, Tiote proves to be a great player) 3: andy carroll nueo was found of the goal (after five games without antotara I started to scare me), but there are two things I do not liked, 1: defense is vulnerable to aerial balls and 2: with, without or in spite of a second striker we have in the field, our offense is predictable, since most of our efforts are based in centers of any two bands to carroll. in my view, in January we need 2 rooms, 1: DEFENSE TO FENCE WELL ABOVE AND WILL HELP TO END THE CENTER AGAINST. 2: a forward other than what we already have (I mean who would dare to shoot outside the area, and above all do not have the skills that others do not have it, I want to clarify that if they do, something like Lovenkrands.
    Overall it was a good game, I stayed quiet, BUT UNDER NO, my players of the game were,

    Carroll did not play badly, but for me it was his best game.

  • Suklowor

    Oct 24, 2010 at 4:19 AM

    Comment #18

    like something missing on Right wing last night?

  • xfer

    Oct 24, 2010 at 5:13 AM

    Comment #19

    Good job and well done lads! My concern is that CH doesnt make the substitution by bringing fresh leg into the game, or even to kill time.

    Not the first time… I would like to see Routledge or Loven to come off the bench to bring some speed into the team when the opposition tires. CH rarely makes a substitution around the 60-70 mins mark.

  • shamadz72

    Oct 25, 2010 at 3:20 AM

    Comment #20

    Agreed with xfer.

    I would also prefer Routledge, Loven or even Nile to come in probably after 70 mins play, this will give them more games experience. Plus, there is nothing wrong to have the added advantage of having a player with a fresh stamina on the field after we are already leading.


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