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Chris Hughton accentuates the positives.

Posted on May 12th, 2010 | 63 Comments |

Keeping positive.
Keeping positive.
Newcastle manager Chris Hughton has moved today to allay fears of a season of struggle in the Premier League next term.

He believes that the current feel-good factor within the current set of players can only be a good thing and will stand them in good stead next season. Hughton is still hopeful of acquiring some new faces as the true meaning of just what “capital outlay” becomes clearer. One thing will be key to survival, and that is a good start to the season, not just one or two games, but say the first ten for example will be vital. That is where we could steal a march on the rest teams in the hunt for Premier League survival, and also where our unbeaten run that stretches back to February could prove invaluable as we seek to carry the momentum built up this season into the next.

“We finished the season in good form – we haven’t lost a game since February – so we have every reason to start the new season in confident manner,” Hughton said today. “We hope that we can transfer that form into the new season.”

I think we are all hopeful of a good start to the season although if we don’t get off to a flyer it wouldn’t be the end of the world as, in my opinion, we have the players with the mental application to get us out of it before getting stuck in a rut. Hughton said;

“What stuck out for me was when we didn’t play so well in the last couple of games, we still got results. That really speaks volumes for the group that we have at this moment, and it’s very much a case of having some momentum going into next season.”

Hughton is understandably proud of just what the players have achieved this term. The fact we have broken so many records this season and have a couple of players in and around the World Cup squads can only be a good thing, right? Our promotion margin was massive, one of the biggest in history in fact, and if that doesn’t point to the fact that we are too good for The Championship then I don’t know what does.

“I think the fans can be really proud of the team after what was achieved in the Championship and I’m really pleased with the nucleus of the squad that we have here.”

“There is a feelgood factor among the players who finished the season, not to mention a big togetherness, and that can hold us in very good stead indeed.”

Like Hughton, I am accentuating the positives and i’m becoming a bit bored of always fearing the worst and preapring for us to fail already. We are about to embark on a season in the Premier League, something that fans of a lot of other clubs would be clamouring for. I’ve heard some crude things like ‘Newcastle are too big for The Championship’, well we weren’t too big to slip into it in the first place were we?

Let’s wait and see before we write everyone off already and give the lads a chance. They are going to need our backing next season, and we need to give it to them. This constant negativity and pessimism surrounding the club is just what makes us a laughing stock, and what makes us an easy target for the press to prod at. Let’s not give them that chance, eh?

Howay the lads!

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63 Responses

  1. Would this quote from Worky on the other thread fit this too about Hughton?

    “you’ll know that his longstanding part time job as a Newcastle United rent-a-gob wouldn’t last too much longer if he didn’t give his employers exactly what they wanted to hear.”

  2. this feelgood factor will go right out the window if we get a few good thrashings at the start of the season,knowing are luck we will be playing the top 4 in the first month..

  3. Stuart79 says:
    May 12, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    “Would this quote from Worky on the other thread fit this too about Hughton?”

    “you’ll know that his longstanding part time job as a Newcastle United rent-a-gob wouldn’t last too much longer if he didn’t give his employers exactly what they wanted to hear.”

    Is that what you think of Chris Hughton, Stuart?

  4. its hard to say if we need to buy anyone or not really. i am all for seeing two or three (max) or the young guns coming into the team.
    But is our first act of the close season is to sell taylor for 7 million then this would go against everything the fat shithead has just said – never again will the local talent slip through our fingers bull shit speach!! if he sells taylor he will have done the exact opposite of what he said he wanted to do. anyway, lets see. i aint theat keen on any big names at all. dont need their egos and attitudes. I am going to give owen as rough a ride as possible next season. little twat.

  5. Well Hitman,

    Personally I hope the draw throws up one of the relegation candidates so we can get off to an easy start… someone like Liverpool :-)

  6. rlx says:
    May 12, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    “Am I accentuating the positives”

    Good work, rlx ;)

  7. workyticket says:
    May 12, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    There your words, Worky.

    If it’s good enough for Bedi, then why isn’t it appropriate for Hughton?

    You have as much right to cast aspersions on Bedi’s character as Hughtons.

  8. One problem with that fact rlx

    If Smith is worth 4 Million I would bite your hand off to get that for him. And I would go and buy Dorrans at West Brom who is rated at 2 Million.

    Those figures arn’t really realistic are they?

  9. Chris Gunter would be a good right back aquisition now that Forrest have failed to get into the Premiership.

  10. JJ says:
    May 12, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    “If Smith is worth 4 Million I would bite your hand off to get that for him. And I would go and buy Dorrans at West Brom who is rated at 2 Million”

    Neither is your valuation of Dorrans. Didn’t West Ham have a £4 million bid for him turned down? ;)

  11. craig chisholm says:
    May 12, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    “But is our first act of the close season is to sell taylor for 7 million then this would go against everything the fat shithead has just said”

    Didn’t you moan at me the other day for writing up a press rumour, Craig?

    But your fine to believe them yourself?

  12. Toonsy, thats not my valuation of Dorrans smart arse! Thats the website’s valueation of him. Which just proves my point… Their valuations are way off anyway.

  13. How is Mr JD? Did he leave you with a headache?

    nee headache toony,always fighting like i say your half empty,he says half full,bit like some comments eh.

  14. JJ says:
    May 12, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    “Toonsy, thats not my valuation of Dorrans smart arse!”

    I knew what you meant ;)

  15. Just listening to the official FIFA World Cup song :(

    Its embarressing – didn’t know Shakira could suck so bad!

    And why we chose her when we have waaaaaaaaay better African songs to chose from that represent the continent…

    Just makes no sense…

  16. We have probably the most lively, colourful and beautiful culural background in the world and this is the pathetic song they come up with… really makes me angry. More so than the vagueness of MA’s statement!!!

  17. JJ says:
    May 12, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    “And why we chose her when we have waaaaaaaaay better African songs to chose from that represent the continent…”

    Most probably because of her tits JJ ;)

  18. TOONSY forgot to ask was it the cane or belt you got yesaday? j/d takes the pain away mint ;)

  19. Come now Worky, Toonsy… Shakira is damn hot…

    Only reason I’m upset is she can’t sing and she’s not African. If it was a beauty contest she’d be right up there for me…

  20. Can’t beleive no boy on this blog is coming over to watch England in the world cup.

    Have no idea what you missing out on.

    We have the most beautiful women in the world, the most amazing tourist destinations and the best food and booze too.
    With the exchange rate, its so reasonable.

    It’d cost you about 60p for a beer. ;-)

  21. Do you still reckon it would cost 60p when the rest of the world turns up?

    On another note, been giving the Nottingham Forest fans a poke after last night.

    Thought I would leave this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtfZbj4J71A on their board to ponder in recognition of DJ Campbells hat-trick last night :lol:

  22. Wow, nice to see women and music get even billing with NUFC during the off-season.

    Any of you watching the stick soccer play-offs. GO, Philly!

  23. JJ
    Sure, your also have one of the world`s largest AIDS populations and a majority who cannot afford to attend the games.

  24. Chuck says:
    May 12, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    “JJ
    Sure, your also have one of the world`s largest AIDS populations and a majority who cannot afford to attend the games.”

    Statler, the title of this ‘blog is “accentuate the positives”.

  25. Craig @ 7
    Taylor is out of contract next summer so if he doesn’t sign a new deal he can leave for nothing. CH has already said he will be offerd a new deal,but if he doesn’t sign he has to be sold. I would prefer it if he stayed but don’t want to see him move next summer on a free. Sign a new deal or move….simples

  26. JJ,
    half of us Geordies don’t actually ‘support’ england, we support Newcastle.

  27. El Toro/ Big Kahoona
    I guess it`s ok to get all macho about womens private parts,(boys will be boys) but one should`nt mention that S/Africa is not the paradise envisioned by JJ.

  28. South Africa is a lovely place – Unless you happen to be in Jo’burg!

    That is a place where people get robbed at gun point in their own cars, people hand in their guns at nightclubs where we would normally hand in our coats and it’s riddles with AIDS!

    Don’t know about the rest of the country too much but Jo’Burg’s a disgrace!

  29. BeeGuy @ 41. A”ny of you watching the stick soccer play-offs. GO, Philly!”

    Yes BeeGuy. I’m from the Philly area and a huge fan

  30. I’m from south africa…and i have to sadly admit that most of you on this site are pretty much correct in your assessments of SA i.e. aids rate is ridiculously, violent crime rate is extremely high and the overall management of the country is a downright sham.

    There is hope for visitors to the world cup….none of you will be going to the areas where 95% of all shit happens…you’ll be tucked safely in the safer areas, guarded by high police activity and looked after pretty well. Just a warning – dont venture beyond the typical tourist areas.

  31. “Sure, your also have one of the world`s largest AIDS populations and a majority who cannot afford to attend the games.”

    That majority of the that part of the population wouldn’t go and attend games anyway.
    They don’t care about Bafana Bafana, they only care are Kaiser Chief and Orlando Pirates.
    Also, alot of the disadvantaged get bused into the lesser games to fill stadiums at no cost.

    As for having to hand guns in Joberg nightclubs. I’ve lived in Joberg for 28 years and never had a single issue.
    I’m not saying the crime isn’t bad, I’m saying its localized and if you are stupid you’ll get whats coming to you… Ie. Don’t go look for trouble, and don’t be nieve.

    Having said that, yes, Stuart, Joberg is by far the worst area in the country. Our other cities are far more attractive and safer for tourists.

    Cape Town is beautiful, as is Durban, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth, East London… all stunning stunning cities with something different to offer.

    And finally on the aids issue… Yes, its high, but again, it doesn’t really affect the major city areas, only rural uneducated areas. And even then shouldn’t effect tourists unless they plan with sleeping with some random in a squatter camp. Aids statistics with the white population are almost non existant.

    Its an unfortunate cultural thing with the black population, very few of them practise safe sex and many even married men have more than one partner.

    Which you wouldn’t be going near as a tourist, unless you looking to visit, Nelson Mandela’s old house. Even then the tourist areas are all safe.

    The issues that are negative basically only effect the inhabitants. Tourists… like Bakerman says, it doesn’t really effect because they won’t really be travelling in major crime areas in the country.

    Ps. Toonsy – no mate the beers will be pushed up to about 90p each. It’d be about 3 quid for a double spice gold and coke. ;-)

  32. Look I’m not saying nothing will happen…I’ve toured Australia once and got mugged, and had a luggage bag stolen in America. These things happen to tourists some times.
    But in general you are very safe coming to South Africa as a tourist. Its us residents that have to put up with the trouble ;)

  33. 90p for a beer! That’s outrageous!

    What a rip off!

    What was that Leicester penalty taker doing? What a cock! Put ya foot through it!

  34. JJ @ 22.
    I’ve not heard the Shakira song, but have heard it blows.
    I got a link for this song…I dig it and especially like the accompanying video.

  35. Accentuate the positives, hmm… well if nobody is sold and nobody else came in and everyone can stay uninjured for the season.. then we could start with a line up of Harper, Enrique, Coloccini, Steven Taylor, Simpson, Jonas, Barton, Guthrie, Routledge, Carroll and Nolan. Which sounds like an ok line up, then have Krul, Kadar, Vucik, Ranger and Lovenkrands ready to sub in if somebody isn’t performing well on the day. Personally I’d let Leon Best, Ameobi, Ryan Taylor and Smith go for whatever you can get for them and use their saved wages and selling amount to help out with getting cover for other players in. I always liked Jimmy Bullard and would have Solano back in a heartbeat!

  36. Yes NorCal Toonfan, “waving flag” is pretty catchy, O like it too. And even though he is Canadian, at least he has Somalian decent. Good song!

  37. Acsentuate the positive,
    eliminate the negative,
    latch on to the affirmative,
    dont mess with mr. in between !
    be-bop choo wah !

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