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Thank-you and Goodnight!

Thank-you and Goodnight!

Well firstly, as the title of this article goes, this is my own personal thank-you, and judging by the Talk Of The Tyne forum, I'm not the only one fan grateful for what he has done for the club.

Hughton is a sincere person, he is visibly hurt when results don't go his way, and again, visibly elated when results are going the right way, but his personality was one of a seemingly shy person, certainly not vocal and some will say ludicrous like Kinnear, nor bullish in his achievements, unlike Fat Sam, he could manage Barcelona don't you know...

Hughton has won us over, and if you don't agree with me that's fine, but he surpassed anything I ever thought he would by taking us back to the top flight. His balanced post match comments may do nothing to inspire anyone but, surely it was better than the rubbish that some have spouted in the past?

The future however, for Hughton was always uncertain, you can't help feeling that his stint in the top flight was a stop gap for us, a kind of test but a test that would always end in him leaving the club, he has done well but we've been erratic and his ability to bring in players will be, and has been questioned, his motivational skills though, seemed to be working, we've never witnessed a team spirit for a long time, but we have had one, the players have said as much and the Sunderland game was an example of what can be done.

His failings will be the ability to bring in new players, don't go blaming his lack of charisma, Alex Ferguson is hardly charismatic, but his ability to attract, pick, and get the best out of players can not be questioned.

The failings I mention are not all down to the man himself, his transfer kitty during the close season was virtually nothing in this day and age, so we can level some or a lot of the blame on the heirachy, and I do, I still blame Ashley for all that is bad about NUFC right now.

So to sum Chris Hughton up, a nice man, balanced, but without the ability to bring in players, partly due to finances, I feel he has been hard done to, but can understand the reasons we are looking to replace him.

As I write this and feel I'm being harsh on Chris, I have to check myself, because I honestly thank the man, he brought some balance to the team, his manner kept the press from the door and we settled into a normal way of footballing life to a certain extent.

Lurking in the background however, Mike Ashley and co are like the kids at school who plan to beat you up as soon as the school bell goes, they don't tell you, you might have a suspicion, but you never really know what's round the corner or when it's going to happen, for this reason, I still do not back Mike Ashley, time will tell if this decision is good for the club or not, for his sake I hope it is.

I feel that Hughton was always going to go, the poor run of results is not so much the reason, as the trigger point to minimise the public discontent, some saying, 'results arent good enough, he had to go' I'm not one of them, we sit is a decent position in the league, and that is down to Hughton.

Moving forward I see the need for a manager that has pull, but, I can't thank Chris enough for what he has done, and Ashley, well the words disgraceful keep entering my head whenever I see or hear his name.

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Ken Waugh
Date:Tuesday December 7 2010
Time: 7:19AM


You can understand the reasons can you? What a joke article/club. Wye Aye man get Keeegan back like
07/12/2010 09:19:00
Read it again, and again, then comment, I respect Hughton and never said anything other than the fact I can understand the problems Hughton has attracting players, even then, I blame in part, the heirachy...
07/12/2010 09:36:00
and you wonder why you never achieve anything, you can understand the reasons why? what is wrong with newcastle fans jesus, he cant attract players are you for real? its not the manager its the wages that attract and youguys are notorious for paying massive wages to total crap, i was happy for you guys doing well but now chris has gone like this i hope you go straight back down never to return to the pl. bloody joke club CHRIS YOU WILL ALWAYS BE A LEGEND TO US AT WHL
07/12/2010 09:40:00
Christ, you love us really haha
07/12/2010 09:43:00
Well I think that Ashton has made a mistake. When you come up from the championship then stability is crucial and he has just de-stabilised you imo. Ok your form was a little erratic, but you have had one of your best players injured long term, you have come back UP a level, and you are currently not the mighty team you once were so expectations from your board appear to be a bit exaggerated. But Chris got you into a good position playing some decent football in spurts but much better than you had any right to expect, than any newly promoted club has any right to expect. Now you go through all the turmoil of a new manager, who will want to play his way, with his players, if you can get any that is your transfer budget doesnt really exist does it? With THAT kind of budget what players do you think you will attract exactly? doesnt really matter who the manager is. I hope for you fans sake that it turns out ok hey I think that Gary Megson is still looking for work so cheer up - he has experience and wont cost much.
07/12/2010 15:08:00
I read this first from one of our members at Vital Wolves and I thought it was a joke until I checked it out on the BBC. Pathetic decision. What more could he have possibly done for the club? Relegated, everyone expecting a major Championship hangover, but nothing of the sort. In his quiet, admirable manner he restored faith and the players showed spirit again- they looked like a squad desperate to storm back and did it at a seeming canter. 11th in the Premiership, 4 points from 6th, Tottenham, a 5-1 drubbing of Sunderland, 6-0 against Villa and wins over Everton and Arsenal. If you were languishing in 19th having finished 15th least season and spending 17million in the summer, like us, I could understand Ashley firing, it's his nature, but instead of our board talking about sacking, the latest news from Molineux is that we will be giving our manager even more money to spend in January. Your recent results may have been erratic but I would take erratic as opposed to three wins from 16 games. One win in the last five. There are plenty managers out there I could have imagined going first, but for this, to help Ashley understand his own idiocy, I hope his club goes straight back down and he can think back to the day he had this moment of wisdom and try to explain it to the fans. Joke. New York City Wolf.
New York City Wolf
07/12/2010 15:22:00
For the record, I am not calling for McCarthy to be fired. Haven't called for this all season. Our next two games however are derbies against Birmingham and Albion, and if we lost those, the chairman may say enough is enough. Hey, McCarthy is 'experienced'- maybe he is the type of manager Ashley has in mind...............................
New York City Wolf
07/12/2010 15:26:00
All good comments gents...
07/12/2010 16:47:00
God almighty - if you ever doubt theres some truly moronic inbreeds out there supporting (when it suits them, or armchair-like) other clubs, the dopes from other mothers have proved it conclusively here ! The morons haven't even READ the article they're commenting on !!!! Some believe it to be justification of Hughton's sacking when it's praise for Hughton. I also see the peabrains are using rag-speak, showing they (like so many) are letting the NUFC-hating rags do their thinking for them Oh - and the Huddersfield halfwit - are you going to start ranting against Liverpool fans for wanting Dalglish back, then ? But the rags aren't going on about HIM or THEM are they ? And KK wasn't even in the top 4 managers wanted by the fans when Ashley brought him back. But never let fact get in the way of a rant based on Daily Mirror brainwashing, eh ? Leave people with IQ's higher than single figures discuss this, eh ?
Roman History Fan
20/01/2011 00:11:00
jlyid (Spud fan - no ******** wonder he's thick) you clearly are too stupid to notice the Newcastle fans were furious about this, and not having two brain cells to rub together also miss the patently bloody obvious that the fans CAN'T sack a manager. God almighty. They're even stupider than I thought.
Roman History Fan
20/01/2011 00:14:00
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