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Angry Hughton Keeps Players In Dressing Room After Game

We were not happy at all with the Newcastle display today, because we looked so hopeless to what after all is an ordinary side in West Brom.

Chris Hughton – very angry after the game today

And we didn’t expect Chris Hughton to be happy and noticed there was a delay in his usual after match comments, and that”s because he kept the players locked in the dressing room for a full hour after their pathetic display today at the Hawthorns.

We are being told there was a rather lengthy post-match inquest with his Newcastle players, after they crashed 3-1 at West Brom, and looked a badly beaten side, with no creativity, and what’s not acceptable – no passion or fight, and we’ll not even mention skill.

Chris finally went in front of the media, who were waiting for him to make his customary after match comments, and this is what the disappointed Newcastle manager said:

“After most games, there tends to be an inquest into the game and we didn’t do well enough to win a football match.” “Some of it is about getting answers, some of it is about venting your anger.”

“But these are the normal things that will go on after a game, particularly when the result has been as disappointing as that. Our season has very much been highs and lows.”

“We’ve picked up some disappointing results and we’ve had some tremendous results.”

Well that’s a well controlled response from Chris Hughton, and I guess that’s what he’s like when he’s furious, because  he was reported to be furious in the dressing room after the game.

The lads were late coming back even after half time, when we understand he ripped into the players for their pathetic and lethargic display in that first half, when we were lucky to be just a single goal down.

This display today was simply unacceptable and Chris knows that – and hopefully now the players know that too.

Comments welcome.

29 comments so far

  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 5, 2010 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #1



  • Howay The Lads

    Dec 5, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #2


    Next game we need changes. Personally:





    Same tactics as when Barton wasn’t injured; when attacking Barton drifts inside; Lovenkrands, Nolan, Carroll all get in the box; Tiote clears up, etc.

  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 5, 2010 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #3


  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 5, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #4

    …i can t get it….2011





  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 5, 2010 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #5


  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 5, 2010 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #6

    i like that….

  • chuck

    Dec 5, 2010 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #7

    No more Mr. Nice guy, they deserve a kick in the ass following a pathetic lackluster effort.
    Survival is game by game and it seems we only get up for the big sides!

  • Dennis Twice

    Dec 5, 2010 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #8

    Feb—Maj….with that team we`re gonna rape many teams….and….maybe survival

  • chuck

    Dec 5, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #9

    Oh ! teams for 2011
    ********Ben Arfa**********

  • bill

    Dec 5, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #10

    In the season we were relegated we had 16 points at this time in the season, however, one game further on saw us on 19 points. If we lose next week against Liverpool we will be in exactly the same position.

    This is very worrying because it looks as though more points will be required this year than the paltry 35 that would have kept us up then.

    The run of form lately has been appalling. It’s as if beating Sunderland was our only objective for the season.

  • BiffBaffBoff

    Dec 5, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #11

    We’re actually 5 points better off now then the season we went down based on the teams we’ve played (Substituted Wolves for Boro, Blackpool for Hull, Birmingham for Portsmouth). We were on 14 points back then but now we’re on 19, not great, could and should be in the high 20’s based on our home games.

    Hopefully when Nolan, Barton, Willo, Collo and even Harper come back we’ll pick up and then towards the end of the season be boosted by the return of Ben Arfa and Gosling to further secure our safety.

  • wynsleap

    Dec 5, 2010 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #12

    All we’ve heard this season is how everyone is standing together and playing for Chris Hughton and how they want him to have his new contract.
    I’m afraid many more results like this and it’s only going to end up one way for both Chris and the team.

  • Jawdboy

    Dec 5, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #13

    Next game we need changes. Personally:





    Ok a bit drastic but the more I see of Sol the more I see he’s past it – poor on the ball, poor clearances and only positives are that he’s good/strong in the air and communicates. Ok its a bit of a risk throwing Kadar in there but I’d go for it.
    Jonas was shocking today – surely he cannot start after a performance like that. I hope CH shows them that if they play rubbish then they get dropped. Ok again Ferguson is inexperienced but he can put a good ball in the box and thats what Carroll is crying out for – a winger who delivers from deadball line for him to attack, rather than long balls down the middle all game that all he can do is flick on.

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Dec 5, 2010 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #14

    Keep them in the dressing room for an hour I would have made them walk all the way back to Newcastle. They were a disgrace to the black & white shirt. West Brom area a poor side the only thing that will keep us up is that in Wolves, West Ham & Wigan there are worse sides than us. Lets hope Nolan & Barton are back next week and Gosling & Arfa get fit soon.

  • ohdemthingy

    Dec 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #15

    Hi geordiedoonsooth. Not too sure you can write us off as “a poor side”, especially after the game today. Usual rubbish from the deluded again

  • tjshawsey

    Dec 5, 2010 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #16

    Why the hell do fans of other clubs come on here? This is a blog for newcastle fans! In any case what I want to say is I feel that west brom play with a similar style to Arsenal, and I just felt we needed to put in a similar performance as Our 1-0 Arsenal victory, Defensive playing on the counter. But we didn’t press them, or force them to make errors. We just let them play. Awful.

  • Smithy

    Dec 5, 2010 at 8:16 PM

    Comment #17

    Our right hand side isnt good enough Simpson is average at best and routledge relies on his pace but cant dribble or cross. Our left hand side has been consistent until today but enrique and jonas are great together. We need to get the right flank sorted. I was a fan of guthrie but now i see he isnt good enough either

  • geoff777

    Dec 5, 2010 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #18

    wow, so pessimistic … with so many creative players out, a new pairing at centreback, away from home against a team playing really well …

    regroup next week and a Toon backlash … bring on the scousers.


  • geoff777

    Dec 5, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    Comment #19

    Sorry to post twice but the three red cards and Tiote’s five yellows are the reason for the slump.

    We had the beginnings of a settled team.

    Lots of players are picking up yellows too.
    More from desperate defending than malicious play. Which is at least a small positive.

    But it seriously weakens smaller squads and disrupts fluidity in the passing game.

  • The Black Pearl

    Dec 5, 2010 at 8:54 PM

    Comment #20

    Good too see the Toon cut down to size, Carroll was owned by Scharner all afternoon. If West Brom are a poor side what are the Toon ha ha!
    Coming down to the midlands all big, going home so small!

  • Pwnanza

    Dec 5, 2010 at 9:48 PM

    Comment #21

    I think that Routledge is a good player, and the fact that people slag him off, saying he is useless is frustrating in the fact that we have a truly useless player in jonas. I feel jonas makes 1 good run a game, puts in maybe 1 good ball in to the box, apart from that he is pretty bad and I bet if he didn’t link up well with enrique like he does people would write him off also.

    I am not saying Routledge is ‘world class’ but he gives us options with his pace, he can read the game pretty well, his crosses are pretty good (although not all the time), and he does his fair share of tracking back.

    Just can’t wait for benny to come back to fill in for jonas (who IMO plays better when his place in the line up is in threat) and I hope the rumors are true about him coming back late Jan, even though that is ridiculously too soon from a double leg break. And I also hope we dont rush him strait into the squad when he is available

    Finally cant wait for the liverstool match, hopefully we can bring the game to them and hit them hard in early minutes of the game. HWTL!

  • ClayToon73

    Dec 5, 2010 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #22

    After today, looks like teams have sussed out our Strikeforce…N o Pace from both, Ameobi has a first touch like a kicking donkey and both lack that mental positive attitude to carry a game when needed along with no vision to realise the ball may actually go in the box after a flick on!! An what was with Ameobi with the captains armband!! I thought I needed to go to spec savers when I saw it on his arm!!
    So why don’t they mix it up??

    ——————-Krul (for now)——————
    Simpson Kadar Campbell Enrico

    Ranger Barton Tiote Loverkrand

    Best Carroll

    (Obviously Williamson And Collo back into the back4 and Harper when fit)

    Ranger will be on cloud 9 after signing a new deal and Best can’t do any worse than Ameobi, so we should give him a run out!!

    Liverpool next so let’s see if we can keep to form and beat the “better teams”…..Howay the lads!!

  • k

    Dec 5, 2010 at 11:27 PM

    Comment #23

    Anyone see “Danny Guthrie, An Idiot On A Football Pitch,” Sky1 1:30 earlier?

  • Brutooon

    Dec 5, 2010 at 11:59 PM

    Comment #24

    Welcome back the word R.E.L.E.G.A.T.I.O.N

  • Sav

    Dec 6, 2010 at 12:28 AM

    Comment #25

    I hope Houghton bans any player from doing a press interview where we get more of the aul’ guff about getting it all together for the next game and sorry for the fans let down etc. etc.

    Action not words.

  • budandben

    Dec 6, 2010 at 4:36 AM

    Comment #26

    A bit disrespectful with the opening paragraph mate. I do hope you guys stay up, but WBA played very well and really didn’t give you much to munch on. If the team thought that before the kick off, maybe that’s why you lost!

  • Newcastle Rock

    Dec 6, 2010 at 8:46 AM

    Comment #27

    Sol looked slugies from the start , he is overweight and too slow , any player can turn and drible him so easily . His shud NOT a game from now .
    Guthier did OK as acted as DM and not MC , so we had two DM and no one going forward.
    I thought we gave West Brom too much respect that we were even ready to play counter attack .
    Speaking of Jonas , he has became ao week and can not run fast as he used to be .
    Routlegde , want to drible the entire team and thats his main aim on the pitch.
    S.Taylor , has not sined the contact hence not playing to his potential.
    Shola is SHIT and INCONSISTANT player I have ever seen , he think its nit his mistake if he cant run .
    CH has now no clue of which team to select as he does not have a team at first place. same same tacticts and noo thinking..

    Having said that all , I bet this Shit newcastle will win by an odd goal against Liverpool and the next game will loose 3 -0 . This is NEWCASTLE and it SUCKS BIG TIME. I am sorry but its HURTS.

  • Trent Toon

    Dec 6, 2010 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #28

    AMEOBI WAS SHAT! Ameobi needs to be dropped his performance was sooo bad. Xisco deserves a spot as he would surely have more vision, creativity and skill than Shola.

    I think we have come to a final conclusion.

  • phil84

    Dec 6, 2010 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #29

    Not blaming Krul for the misserable result yesterday, but I would at all times prefer Harps! – when would he be back?


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