Nottingham Forest Win Takes Them Within 2 Points Of Newcastle

Nottingham Forest continued their excellent form this afternoon with a 2-1 home win against Reading, with Reading’s Brian Howard missing a second half penalty.

So Nottingham Forest are now second on 49 points, just 2 points adrift of league leaders Newcastle, and they are coming on strong.

Mixed results elsewhere, for Newcastle’s promotion opponents today, as Leicester City were beaten 1-0 at Swansea City, who now move into 4th place on 40 points.

Local rivals Middlesbrough continued their dismal form under new manager Gordon Strachan at Sheffield United with a 1-0 defeat, and that allows the Blades to move into 6th position on 38 points, as they are starting to get their act together this season.

Cardiff continued their poor form of late with a 1-1 draw at Scunthorpe United, and they are on 39 points in 5th position.

A win against WBA on Monday night will take Newcastle 9 points clear of the Midlands side, and Newcastle have the better goal difference. That would be a great way to start the year, but we’ll have to rely on others to score the goals, with hat-trick hero Peter Lovenkrands on compassionate leave after his father sadly passed away yesterday.

But the best result for Newcastle’s fans today was Sunderland’s 7-2 hammering at Chelsea, where the home side were 4-0 up after just 34 minutes.

The score was made a little bit more respectable when Darren Bent scored in the second minute of injury time, but Sunderland’s defense right now looks hopeless, and we assume Geordie manager Steve Bruce will bring reinforcements in quickly.

We need Sunderland to stay in the Premier League for next season – so we can get two wins and 6 points against them. 😀

Finally, I noticed the comments were not switched on for our article this morning, so if you have a comment on that piece you can leave it now.

9 comments so far

  • Doocey

    Jan 16, 2010 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Very good win for them indeed.

    My site’s server is down if anyone’s wondering what’s wrong with it.
    My host will be getting an earful 😐

  • G

    Jan 16, 2010 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #2

    I was tipping Forest for the play offs before the season… could they be challenging for the top?

  • Toonmania

    Jan 16, 2010 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #3

    hmmm, it’s all abit fake though as we have 2 games in hand against forest and if we can make the most of them and grab all 6 points from those 2 games we will still be 8 points clear

  • nufc-grimble

    Jan 16, 2010 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #4

    Billy davies is a top class manager and has shown that with the way he conducts the forest team, hes a legend.
    A win is needed on monday for us to have the edge but hopfully Carroll doesnt go to bolton for the £2 million they have offered.

  • MacToon

    Jan 16, 2010 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #5

    It certainly looks like a three horse race for the two automatic promotion spots, wonder if we will actually strengthen the squad this Jan or get some loans in again, if that.

    As for the mackems 😆 😆 😆

  • Big Dave

    Jan 16, 2010 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #6

    Its getting a bit tighter but im expecting Forest to hit an icy patch soon. But as long as we win our games we will be fine I gave up on relying on other team helping us from last year

  • Adcodga

    Jan 16, 2010 at 8:49 PM

    Comment #7


    I have missed something? Your back. What happened with the Job?

  • Spitfire

    Jan 17, 2010 at 1:45 AM

    Comment #8

    Bullocks. I was pleased to see Ed’s blog back up and running and was about to end my self-imposed exile from contributing to all of the [frankly second rate] blogs that had supplanted this blog ( My rule is that any blog that the odious Stardust appears on is not worth being part of) when up pops – guess who?- on Ed’s resurrected blog. So off I go again…..Bye

  • Purely Belter

    Jan 17, 2010 at 3:11 AM

    Comment #9

    good to see the blog is up and running again ED.
    what happened with the job?

    west brom will not be easy at home, hopefully carroll can get us a couple goals


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