Nottingham Forest Hit Five While WBA Scrape To A Draw

Nottingham Forest continued their phenomenal form  tonight with a 5-0 home win against QPR.

And those 5 goals considerably improve the Forest goal difference, and they are now level with Newcastle on 52 points, and a goal difference of 24, just one short of Newcastle’s.

Newcastle need to hammer some of the lower-positioned teams on the run-in – if  we can of course.

Unless Nottingham Forest start to falter, (and soon)  they look to be a real threat this season, as Billy Davies has them playing some wonderful attacking football, which is just excellent to watch.

WBA could only draw at Ipswich Town, and for the umpteenth time, Roy Keane’s side were denied a win by an opposition equalizer in injury time.

WBA’s star man Chris Blunt scored late to equalize an earlier goal from Grant Leadbitter, the former Sunderland forward, but the reports suggest WBA were well worth their point tonight.

In other results Middlesbrough finally got on the winning track with a good 4-1 win at Doncaster, and Cardiff City hit Bristol City for 6 – with a 6-0 win – and that was away at Bristol.

Sheffield United continued their recent good form with a 3-0 win at home to Reading.

A win tomorrow night can see Newcastle go 3 points clear of Nottingham Forest and 8 points clear of 3rd placed WBA.

The top two teams at the end of the season gain automatic promotion to the PL, of course.

Howay The Lads!!

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • stevep

    Jan 26, 2010 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Good result for us at Ipswich, we can start to pull away from 3rd place if we win tomorrow – then it’ll be a straight fight between us and forest, suppose palace players wil be playing out their skin to try and play for a move elsewhere but it’s a game we should win

  • Warwick Hunt

    Jan 26, 2010 at 10:24 PM

    Comment #2

    Good result for Forest but, they are yet to feel the heat and pressure, a long way to go yet.
    I reckon it will be us and WBA to get the AUTOs, Forest to fight it out in the play offs and I wouldn’t be at all suprised if Cardiff beat them in the final.

  • Thump

    Jan 26, 2010 at 10:32 PM

    Comment #3

    We’ve proven that we can have the class necessary for big games (see WBA) in this league, the problem being that we let the other team dictate play. I don’t think we have the confidence as a team to dictate the play as often as we really should.

    Even with 2 games in hand I don’t like how we’re currently ahead on GD. Seems to me something the lads should be dealing with.

  • MacToon

    Jan 26, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #4

    We’re 5 points ahead of third place with tomorrows game in hand, if we lose it we could drop to 2nd and get mixed up in a 3 way scrap for auto promotion, if we win it’s 8 points ahead of third place and breathing space.

  • G

    Jan 26, 2010 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #5

    Agreed Thump, with regard to Warwick’s comments, I wouldn’t write off Forest if I were you yet. Before a ball had been kicked I had tipped them to finish above us now I am sweating a bit in case I was right! If you look at the statistics they are currently the best team in the whole football league based on the last ten games! We need them to drop points fast, as right now the confidence they carry into games has an already solid unit playing well outside of the sum of its parts. All said and done like, I would rather have our squad, but we really should take a closer look at their coaching set up.

  • NewcastleMole

    Jan 26, 2010 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #6


    “they are now level on points with Newcastle”

    “A win tomorrow night can see Newcastle go 2 points clear”

  • Charlietoon

    Jan 27, 2010 at 1:06 AM

    Comment #7

    Anyone else seen Dimatteos comments about the “‘harsh’ penalty that was given against his boys. Considering he got away with two for and none given against three days before you’d think he would be able to look at things with a little more perspective. what a tool

  • AussieToon

    Jan 27, 2010 at 3:40 AM

    Comment #8

    I do not think people realise what a coup Wayne Routledge is for us. Down the right hand side to have him and down the left to have Jonas is gonna make us clearly the better side in this division.

    I am over the moon with this signing. It was a position we needed filling desperately. We now have a guy with the ability to beat a man and cross the ball with accuracy. Watch Andy Carroll’s goal tally rise significantly now.

    Our best team on paper looks formidable in this league.





    A team worth of getting promoted as Champions. I am not worried with our dip in form, I expect good things to start happening and the game at West Brom to spur the boys onto bigger and better things.

    Forest are playing full of confidence at the moment and will give us a fight, but I am confident our squad will get us through the hard months coming.

    I would also like to thank Mike Ashley for the Routledge signing. For once we were not the ones caught napping. This signing was exactly what the doctor ordered and even though I am a known Ashley hater, I really appreciate this signing. We swooped in to beat the Smoggies on this one. We got significantly better.

  • Thump

    Jan 27, 2010 at 3:58 AM

    Comment #9

    @AussieToon: My sentiments exactly.

  • Toonmania

    Jan 27, 2010 at 6:52 AM

    Comment #10

    what’s happening with the williamson deal? some sites say it done i.e chonicle blog and other sites are saying nothing there doesn’t seam to be anything offical

  • Rotonda heights

    Jan 27, 2010 at 7:56 AM

    Comment #11

    Class will out. Forest play football, we don’t, simple as.

  • stephen30

    Jan 27, 2010 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #12

    hearing today the fa have relaxed a rule so ibriham sonko can join us on loan he plays in defence

  • stephen30

    Jan 27, 2010 at 8:15 AM

    Comment #13

    whoops this is from the sun so dont take it as solid truth

  • Steved

    Jan 27, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #14

    Tonight’s game is turning out to be very important we need a win! and to play with some conviction.

    agree @Rotonda heights

  • dpb

    Jan 27, 2010 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #15

    Yea right Routledge , he’s certainly set the world alight so far !!
    As for Williamson – a brief history – began career with Torquay Utd , joined Southampton but couldn’t get into the side . Loaned to Doncaster in 2004 , left without making a single appearance before joining Wycombe Wanderers in a further loan deal . Signed permanently for Wycombe on a free transfer , and remained there until joining Watford in Jan 2009 transfer window . Not many players can be loaned out to Southampton and Donny rovers and not get a single game , before moving to Pompey where he hasn’t played a game either . The lad’s got class written all over him !!!


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