Chris Hughton wins consecutive MotM awards as Magpies keep flying high.

Posted on October 3rd, 2009 | 19 Comments |

Chris Hughton: Showing his balls.
Chris Hughton: Showing his balls.
Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton has picked up a second successive Championship ‘Manager of the Month’ with Newcastle United on the eve of taday’s clash with the Robins of Bristol City.

The ex ‘Spurs and Republic if Ireland legend beat off WBA’s Roberto Di Matteo, Preston’s Alan Irvine, and Gareth Southgate from the toxic waste dump down the road for the prize.

Speaking about the award to Sky Sports News, Hughton gushed:

“It’s very pleasing, but it’s very much an award for this group of lads and the staff I’ve got working with me. It’s very much a team award.

“I’m certainly enjoying it at the moment. It’s very difficult not to when you’ve got a group of lads performing as they are, and we’re at the right end of the table.

“But I know there are going to be difficult times ahead of us. There are times when we’re going to be stretched and perhaps we’re going to get the injuries that other teams have already had this season.

“I’ve enjoyed the challenge, and it has been a real challenge at times, but there are certain aspects which have been made easier by the staff that we have and the group of players that we have.”

Unfortunately, today’s ridiculous decisions by the referee, who should have been flayed alive immediately after the game for his execrable performance, will make it somewhat harder for Chris to make it three in a row. More on that story later no doubt, when NUFC Blog’s intrepid man in the sheepskin, Bowburnmag, writes his live match report. Indeed, now the Keegan log jam has been cleared, with changes possibly afoot, Hughton may not even be here for next month.

See Chris Hughton’s Manager of the Month Interview on video.

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19 Responses

  1. Good on CH. He’s a done a decent job but, as you say, I think it’s unlikely he’ll be there for too much longer.

  2. Yep he has done a good job and said the right things.I think he should be kept on maybe as a head coach role if and when the club is sold.

    Completey off topic but seen and advert about Cheryl Cole, says she grew up in a herion estate. Where is that? Im not from England as you may see from my user name.

  3. Norn Iron Mag says:
    October 3, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    “Yep he has done a good job and said the right things.I think he should be kept on maybe as a head coach role if and when the club is sold.

    Completey off topic but seen and advert about Cheryl Cole, says she grew up in a herion estate. Where is that? Im not from England as you may see from my user name.”

    NIM,

    If Hughton is sacked as manager, there’ll be several other decent teams who’ll want to take him on in the same position. So why should be put up with being demoted like that again after being manager of the month twice in a row?

    I think you mean a HEROIN estate full of junkies! :-) I also think she comes from Heaton (a part of Newcastle), which explains things.

  4. Does Hughton actually wants to be a manager in the long-term though? He’s always been very reticent about it in that past (and in fact today in the Shields Gazette) and that has been taken (by the press anyway) as an indication that he prefers a coaching role to a management role.

    I suspect he does actually want to be a manager now and is merely keeping his cards close to his chest, although I can’t say I’m certain of that.

  5. WHY ARE U PRASING THE COCKNY BASTERDS RUNING THIS CLUB????????ARE U COCKNYS?????OR RU MACEMS 0-0 AGENST BRISTLE AT HOME IS A DISGRAYCE! COCKNY BASTERDS OUT SHEERER AN D KEEGEN IN NOW!!!

  6. Correction: Wrong Roberto!!
    Roberto Martinez is now at Wigan.
    Roberto Di Matteo is the new West Brom Manager.

  7. ricky says:
    October 3, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    “Correction: Wrong Roberto!!
    Roberto Martinez is now at Wigan.
    Roberto Di Matteo is the new West Brom Manager.”

    Argggh! I often do that sort of thing nowadays, ricky. I think I’m getting senile dementia. :-)

    Thanks for letting me know.

  8. Hugh de Payen says:
    October 3, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    “Does Hughton actually wants to be a manager in the long-term though?”

    Yes Hugh, he’s said it before and I telt yez. Bowburn’s the same, it just doesn’t go in ’cause your both too busy cracking one off over Ashley gannin’ and Kev coming back! :-)

  9. Worky, do you mean this from the Journal?:

    ‘Asked outright if he would take the job if offered, the former Republic or Ireland defender replied: “Yes I would.”’

    Hmm. I simply refuse to believe the facts, a bit like you Ashley strumpets do with that tribunal. ;)

  10. Hugh de Payen says:
    October 3, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    “Worky, do you mean this from the Journal?:

    ‘Asked outright if he would take the job if offered, the former Republic or Ireland defender replied: “Yes I would.”’

    Hmm. I simply refuse to believe the facts, a bit like you Ashley strumpets do with that tribunal.”

    No, though I vaguely recall that. I was reading him talking about ‘Spurs in one thing. Up until the point where he and Hughton were kicked out to make way for Ramos, he’d spent his whole career there and that was his life. But of course, he was never going to get his first full managerial position there, only Newcastle would consider doing crazy things like that. He said (very roughly mind) that now he was away from there, he saw himself carving out a career in management.

    It’s ridiculous comparing brainwashed Keegan radgies with your so-called “Ashley strumpets”. No-one worships Ashley the way the Keegan militants revere their mini Rasputin. Most of the people, who have defended him in some areas don’t even like him very much! No one, not even Stardust uses the same kind of venom and warped nastiness on Keegan that the Keegan radgies and the Shearer radgies have used against Ashley. Finally, I’ve never seen any of them insulting millions of people from Lancashire just because Keegan happens to come from Yorkshire. :-)

  11. Howay!!

    I guess I’d be a Keegan militant? And Hugh is backing Keegan after the tribunal. But have you genuinely seen me or Hugh grief Ashley or be abusive about him? There are many more like us.

    Stardust said Keegan is dead to him. It doesn’t get clearer than that.

    When fans sing “sad Geordie b*stard and a sh*t football team”, I don’t take offence to the ‘Geordie’ bit. I recognise it as a tag. I also recognise there is also prejudice against people from this area but it just depends who you speak to.

    Ashley is wrongly tagged as a Cockney but the venom isn’t based in prejudice and down to geography for many. It’s because of his actions. That popular ditty was sung with extra gusto today. ‘Cockney’ just happens to fit in nicely with the tune.

  12. bowburnmag says:
    October 3, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    “When fans sing “sad Geordie b*stard and a sh*t football team”, I don’t take offence to the ‘Geordie’ bit.”

    Bowburn, you don’t seem to get it. That’s because you ARE actually a Geordie and you deliberately avoided some of the very personal insults / stereotypes levelled against people from London, eg the strong inplication that they are all dishonest barrow boys who can’t be trusted, that they’re loud, agressive etc etc…

    What if they called you a thieving Mackem bastard because someone from Sunderland had taken over their football club and they didn’t like him (or her) very much? After all, there’s no difference, is there?

    ps look at some of the comments above.

  13. Re ‘the comment above’, I grew up in Heaton but I didn’t take offence to what you inferred. I obviously don’t speak for everyone but Ashley is being given grief not due to prejudice but due to his actions and behaviours for a lot of people. The insults are just labels for many people.

  14. workyticket says:
    October 3, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    No one, not even Stardust uses the same kind of venom and warped nastiness on Keegan that the Keegan radgies and the Shearer radgies have used against Ashley.

    ===

    Humour?

  15. bowburnmag says:
    October 3, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Re ‘the comment above’, I grew up in Heaton but I didn’t take offence to what you inferred. I obviously don’t speak for everyone but Ashley is being given grief not due to prejudice but due to his actions and behaviours for a lot of people. The insults are just labels for many people.

    ===

    I think that’s correct. Labels are often used to make ‘convenient’ insults but they don’t really have meaning within themselves.

    Take ‘the cockney mafia’ for instance (please, take them!) – I don’t think anyone really believes that Ashley has Sicilian connections who’ll ensure his detractors are going to wake up next to a horse’s head. And anyone who knows where Ashley is from and has a map of the UK will know he’s not a cockney.

    Like all insults though, they can be taken for what they are or something can be made of them (sometimes with justification and sometimes not). Much of it is about context.

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