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Chris Cattlin “I don’t rate Newcastle”

4 years ago

Chris Cattlin believes that Brighton will end up highest in the Premier League of the promoted clubs.

He believes that Chris Hughton has recruited better than Rafa Benitez and that it is ‘all about good players’.

At the moment Newcastle are on 10 points after the opening seven games, with Huddersfield a point behind and the Seagulls three adrift of the Magpies.

Chris Cattlin though declares ‘I don’t rate Newcastle. Shelvey goes around…I just don’t see it’ and claims Brighton ‘are more compact’.

He also has high praise for Huddersfield saying David Wagner ‘has done a wonderful job’.

If you are wondering exactly who Chris Cattlin is, there might just be a hint of bias. He played for three clubs back in the 60s and 70s and two of them were…Brighton and Huddersfield.

In the early 80s he became manager of Brighton but after failing there he then bought a rock shop!

So obviously somebody with his finger on the pulse these days…

Chris Cattlin speaking to The Argus:

“I didn’t think Newcastle offered anything. Brighton have got some very good footballers with footballing brains, especially in midfield.

“That will see them in good stead and the two central defenders are very strong and competitive.

“Brighton have recruited better (than Newcastle). It’s all about good players.

“I think the Huddersfield manager has done a wonderful job, superb with what he’s got.

I don’t rate Newcastle. Shelvey goes around…I just don’t see it.

“Brighton are more compact. Chris (Hughton) plays a game where he’s got seven, eight, nine in his hand and he knows the opposition have got ten, jack, queen.

“He plays a certain way and I don’t think they will get thrashed. Huddersfield will go and play – and get done four or five. What that does is knock the confidence.

“I don’t think Brighton will get hammered and the confidence will be maintained. The crowd are fantastic – if they get a corner you’d think they’d won the cup.

“Of the three (promoted clubs) I think Brighton have got the best chance.”


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