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Hughton – We Go Into Every Game To Win

Chris Hughton is well aware of how important it is to win games rather than just to draw them.

Chris Hughton – goes into every game looking to win

With 3 points for a win, unlike in bygone days when it was just 2, it’s now 3 times as important in terms of points than a draw, which is why last season Newcastle always went for the win at the end of games, and were successful 30 times, in amassing a total of 102 points  to win the Championship last season.

Wins will be very very important for the side this season, but so far we have just two wins in our first 8 games and half of them have been defeats.

Chris has always been keen to win games ever since he took over at Newcastle 16 months ago, and he says today that he always goes into every game trying to win it:

“We’ve gone into every game with the thought of winning.” “That’s the way we set ourselves up.”  “Yes, we are in a harder division.”

“For whatever reason we haven’t got some of the results we’ve wanted, and it’s for us to identify, we need to put it right.” “With minuses come pluses.”

“Our away form has been good, and we’ve managed to pick up an away win at Everton and Chelsea in the cup.” “For every negative this season there has been a positive, and these are things for us to address.”

That’s one thing we like about the Newcastle manager and it’s unlike more defensively minded  managers like Sam Allardyce, as one example, who go into games against top teams away, and park a bus in their penalty area, trying to get a draw.

Great away results will never come from having that kind of attitude, and it could have been one of the reasons Sam was sacked at Newcastle, but six months was hardly enough time for any manger to sort things out at any club.

We hope to see Newcastle do their fair share of attacking today, because  West Ham’s defense is certainly not their strength, having conceded 15 goals in their 8 league games, second worst in the league only to Blackpool’s 18 goals conceded.

Comments welcome.

32 comments so far

  • nuttyward

    Oct 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #1

    A Nolan penalty is going to win this one for the MAGS


  • Toon XI

    Oct 23, 2010 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #2

    If I am not mistaken, hasn’t CH only won 3 Of 19 Premier League games he has managed?

    That is not a strong record of winning.

  • GeordieGerman

    Oct 23, 2010 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #3

    I’m just getting a bit sick of us coming back. I want to see the other teams having to try and catch us. We have to start being a 90 minutes team and not a second half team.

  • Toon XI

    Oct 23, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    Comment #4

    GG – agreed!

    We need to come out with passion from the first whistle.

  • ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #5

    I wish leon best was fit?luv to see him play

  • pearceet

    Oct 23, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #6

    I would be concerned if he said we go into every game looking to lose! 🙂

  • ganiyu

    Oct 23, 2010 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #7

    No, we cant loose every game even if we are short of 2 players

  • pearceet

    Oct 23, 2010 at 2:31 PM

    Comment #8

    please dont tell me those players are best and perch……

  • Black n whiteSi

    Oct 23, 2010 at 2:42 PM

    Comment #9

    Lets see another decent away performance and lets get at them early and put their fragile defence under some pressure. Seems like we cant play at home so far this season so lets up the tempo again at this crucial game.

  • baro

    Oct 23, 2010 at 3:02 PM

    Comment #10

    This is a must win game. I’m not expecting a Aston Villa like blow out but we really have to clean them up in the first half. Its very crucial points today

  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 23, 2010 at 3:22 PM

    Comment #11

    I’m so nervous. I genuinely haven’t been this nervous since our first game last season, when I knew it would decide our season.

    I feel sick 🙁

  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Oct 23, 2010 at 3:34 PM

    Comment #12

    Links yet anyone? ;D

  • Rotonda heights

    Oct 23, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #13

    Oh yeah Chris and I guess santa claus exists too.

    Horrible rumours about Kinnear coming back as number 2

  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 23, 2010 at 3:37 PM

    Comment #14

    And Richard Dunne scores an own goal against the Mackems!

    He’s so bad 😆

  • nodramasuk

    Oct 23, 2010 at 3:59 PM

    Comment #15

    Kazenga LuaLua has an assist for Brighton
    He seems to be coming up with the goods nearly every game, would love to see him back and starting in place of Routledge

  • Brutooon

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #16

    West ham got green, he make like almost 10 mistakes which cost goalsss

    If i m CH, ask the winger to boom with lots of crosses

  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:15 PM

    Comment #17

    Newcastle got Perch, he make like almost 10 mistakes which cost goalsss.

    If i m CH, I don’t play Perch.

  • jesus was a geordie

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #18


    I agree he is looking great in League 1, but the step up in pace and quality is immense…Leave him where he is, let him build his confidence, then perhaps try him at championship level for a while.

    He has good speed, skill and ability but he is miles away from the finished product – he needs to time and patience!

  • baro

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #19


    CHoose whichever link you want I always prefer Veetle. HD

  • baro

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:26 PM

    Comment #20
  • Brutooon

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:27 PM

    Comment #21

    A deadtictac – yupz u got a point there, i been saying perch is crap but CH still play him

    CH himself is a fullback and he should know better

  • Sinner

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #22

    Our priorities in last transfer period should have been the attacking option.Let’s face it,Caroll is a decent player with good capacities but is not being able to produce goals.Lovenkrands is good but not good enough.Ranger is the best striker in our team but he still reaching its potential.
    Ameoi can produce goals but sometimes he looks invisible on the pitch and looks kinda sloppy.
    We have quantity but not quality,keane should have been our priorities last transfer period.
    With him in our rank,scoring goals would have been easier.
    🙁 Its gonna be tough night today..I would be happy with a draw.

  • Howay The Lads

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:46 PM

    Comment #23

    NO PERCH!!!


    Simmo – Williamson – Coloccini – Enrique
    Barton – Nolan – Tiote – Gutierrez
    Ameobi – Carroll


  • neeraj

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:51 PM

    Comment #24

    I have a feeling Ameobi is going to drift wide and Barton towards the center of the midfield….

    Decent line up, says we are going for the win


  • Sinner

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:52 PM

    Comment #25

    Lets pray that Simpson would be better than Perch…Hmm
    He seems a liabillity when playing in the championship,he created lots of goals…….., AGAINST US,last season.

  • aDeadlyTicTac

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #26

    I’d rather have Bramble in the team than Perch.

    Yeah, he’s that bad.

  • baro

    Oct 23, 2010 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #27

    DId I JUST C NO PERCH??????????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • baro

    Oct 23, 2010 at 5:00 PM

    Comment #28

    SIMMO is n’t that good of a defender either but 1000 times better than Perch. Any commentator is better than Perch

  • Rowan Milsted

    Oct 23, 2010 at 5:08 PM

    Comment #29

    I would rather shoot myself in the face than have Bramble back. Remember when Bramble and Boumsong were both at CB? I’d rather have Perch at RB than go back to that.

  • Rowan Milsted

    Oct 23, 2010 at 5:22 PM

    Comment #30

    Simpson starting!

  • CT

    Oct 23, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    Comment #31

    Carrol/Ameobi???? Still Shearer/Sir Les did pretty good! Listen to me, Could go 9th with 3pnts, HWTL`s!!!!! Need to score first tho!!

  • baro

    Oct 23, 2010 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #32



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