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‘Goomba’ getting stronger all the time says Hughton.

November 29th, 2009 | 32 Comments |

Harewood: Getting stronger all the time.
Harewood: Getting stronger all the time.
Newcastle United manager, Chris Hughton seems to be very pleased with the progress of rusty on loan hitman, Marlon Harewood after his two goals against Swansea City yesterday.

Harewood, who saw virtually no first team action at Villa this season before arriving on loan, and missed most of pre-season through injury, has been marked out as a target by Newcastle United’s contingent of boo boys as he has struggled to regain full match fitness, though his two goals yesterday will probably shut the petulant, imbecillic section of the crowd up for a while.

On Harewood’s struggle, and his performance yesterday, Hughton declared:

“He missed a big chunk of pre-season at Aston Villa through injury, but he’s getting stronger all the time. (more…)

Hughton pooh-poohs Beckford speculation and backs Great Dane after father’s illness.

November 14th, 2009 | 17 Comments |

Beckford: No moves from NUFC.
Beckford: No moves from NUFC.
Quiet man turned motormouth, Chris Hughton, has calmed speculation on a Newcastle United move for Jermaine Beckford in January, and expressed confidence that the recently troubled Peter Løvenkrands will return to form.

Speaking of the 25 year old Leeds goal machine, Hughton said:

“It’s obvious that we will be mentioned with players like Jermaine – we have been linked with him before and he’s a good player, but the answer is no.

“There certainly hasn’t been anything from our side or any contact with Leeds from us. There are a lot of other names that will be mentioned with us before January but Jermaine Beckford is not someone who we’ve made any contact about.

“There is nothing concrete on that at the moment.” (more…)