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Remember the last time Newcastle United visited the Reebok Stadium?

I do, and my word was it painful.

With the Magpies in total disarray and then boss Joe Kinnear on his sick bed after heart problems, the realisation that Newcastle could be relegated was beginning to kick in.

Chris Hughton was in charge as caretaker boss but cut a much more guarded figure during a nightmare season that had already resulted in three reshuffles - with one more to come - in the managerial hotseat.

Steve Bruce
On the day that Newcastle United released a commemorative "Derby Demolition" mug, Steve Bruce promised the Magpies a frosty reception when the two teams line up their soldiers again for the battle at the Stadium of Light in January.

Bruce was still fuming by United's decision to blare out Daydream Believer at the end of the derby win.

He said: "Fortunately I didn't hear it because I was inside, but others did,

"'I hope we can repeat the same dosage when they come to our place.

"It was typical of their etiquette."

That is the pot calling the kettle that after the way Sunderland went on after the mere 2-1 win they scraped for the first time in three decades!

The day belonged to Hatem Ben Arfa at Goodison Park after a memorable strike we could well be talking about for years.

If there was one big fear going into the new season for Newcastle fans it was that the current side lacked the type of player who can turn a game on its head.

Well in the 23-year-old, they seem to have found one.

Newcastle will edge closer to the promised land with victory over Nottingham Forest tonight but for manager Chris Hughton the work is only just starting ahead of next season.

And in terms of new faces, Hughton, according to morning reports, is understood to be considering a move for Hull City star, all round playmaker, dressing room joker and one time Humber Bridge hot head Jimmy Bullard.

Hughton was thought to be at the KC Stadium to see Bullard net a penalty against Fulham on Saturday.

Walking in a Hughton Wonderland

By Lee Ryder on Feb 21, 10 03:13 PM

They say you should give credit where it's due and that was certainly the case for Chris Hughton against Preston North End.

Quite some time ago, I asked Chris Hughton if he was a bit upset that he hadn't enjoyed more recognition from Newcastle fans in the form of a terrace anthem.

Hughton quickly dismissed the idea and moved on to a different subject, his view being that he'd rather see all energies projected on to the 11 players on the pitch.


Lee Ryder

Lee Ryder - Proudly born and bred on Tyneside, the Chronicle's chief sports writer has followed the fortunes of the club over the last three decades as a Toon fan and football writer.

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