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Hughton unfazed by Scunny defeat.

October 21st, 2009 | 59 Comments |

Hughton unfazed
Hughton unfazed
Chris Hughton is calm about the fact that Newcastle United have only taken 2 points out of the last 12 and went down to Scunthorpe last night.

Talking about last night’s game, Hughton said:

The game plan was to come here and do well.

On the balance of play and chances it’s a game we should have won, but we have to do better.

They were able to turn us at times, they were always a threat and had a lot of energy in the side and at the clinical moments they got the goals.

We didn’t defend moments well enough and that enabled them to get the goals that they did. On the balance of play it’s a game that we should have won.

I think this is a pressure on us. We are a side in this division that everybody expects to do well and certainly our own supporters expect us to do well and that’s the pressure that we carry with us in every game. That’s a pressure that we’ve got to live with.”

Yes, that plus the pressure of working with a squad that’s down by 7 players on last season’s squad, which was itself already stretched. (more…)

Scunthorpe 2 Newcastle 1 – Iron Men too tough for timid Toon!

October 20th, 2009 | 12 Comments |

Colo, we need you!!
Colo, we need you!!
Uh-oh! Newcastle left Glanford Park with absolutely nothing tonight as Scunthorpe took all three points with a 2-1 win, and it would take a brave man to suggest the St James’ garden is rosy right now.

Despite having plenty of possession and creating a number of decent chances, Newcastle spurned several of them and were unable to prevent Scunthorpe scoring twice and that was all it took to swing this game the Iron’s way.

Due to work commitments, I was left to listen to the game on Radio Newcastle and the commentary of Mick Lowes and former assistant to Sir Bobby, John Carver. It didn’t sound great. Scunthorpe were backed by their biggest crowd in 21 years, and as with many teams this season, were obviously pumped up for this as they’re playing a relegated ‘big boy’ who are second in the league. But Newcastle appeared to have the better of the first quarter, although they couldn’t convert possession into goals.

Scunthorpe began to have the better of the play towards the end of the first half but the teams went into the break all square. Having missed a chance before the break, Woolford made no mistake after Khizanishvili was outpaced by Hooper, to make it 1-0. Hughton responded by swapping Geremi for Harewood but it was Kevin Nolan who equalised just after the hour, following what sounded like great build up play. (more…)