Bristol City Beat West Brom 2-1

The Championship game between Bristol City and WBA has just ended, and Bristol City have surprisingly beaten WBA by 2-1, which is a great result for Newcastle United.

Roberto Di Matteo – WBA manager – team lose to Bristol City

WBA went ahead in the first half with yet another goal from Graham Dorrans on 24 minutes.

But then Bristol City came back strongly in the second half with goals form Chris Iwelumo after 55 minutes and then what turned out to be the winner – from Lee Johnson just four minutes later.

It was Bristol City’s first win in 7 games and WBA’s first defeat in 10 games in all competitions, and that just shows you can never take anything for granted in football.

WB are now in 3rd place on 60 points,  a full 6 points behind Newcastle United with an inferior goal difference.

WBA take on Reading at the Hawthorns on Wednesday night, in the FA Cup 5th round replay – let’s hope they win that one.

This is a very good result for Newcastle – no doubt about that.

Comments welcome.

23 comments so far

  • Captain Beefheart

    Feb 21, 2010 at 4:06 PM

    Comment #1


    TOP 10: extrapolated final championship table

    DATE: 21/02/10


    1] WBA -32/14 – 88 [86] ( – )
    2] NUFC – 32/14 – 87 [92] ( + )

    3] FOR – 33/13 – 85 [85] (….)
    4] SWAN- 32/14 – 78 [81] ( + )
    5] CRDF – 31/15 – 73 [71] ( – )
    6] LEIC – 32/14 – 66 [64] ( – )

    7] SHFU – 32/14 – 64 [62] ( – )
    8] BORO- 33/13 – 64 [63] (….)
    9] DBY – 32/14 – 61 [61] (….)
    10] COV – 33/13 – 61 [62] (….)

    Pt(M) = mean adjusted final points extrapolation (calculated from previous current form extrapolations).

    Pt(C) = current form final points extrapolation.

    (NOTE: Pt(C) is a volatile figure that can vary significantly game to game, but stays within a narrow range from month to month.)

    TR = TREND: indicates an upward (+) or downward trend (-) in potential final position based on recent form. (….) indicates no significant trend up or down.

  • Tom4Nufc

    Feb 21, 2010 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #2

    I thought we where finishing with 92 points yesterday according to this thing?! Now we have less points and are not 1st!!!! Or am I mistaken?! 😀

  • MacToon

    Feb 21, 2010 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #3

    The crap-o-meter shows only current form and will change after every game, as witnessed from yesterday!

    This is what matters:

    1 Newcastle ——32 34 66
    2 Nottm Forest –33 24 61
    3 West Brom—– 32 29 60

  • DJG

    Feb 21, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #4

    Perfect weekend….

    Boro didnt do us a favour and beat Forest but keep themselves away from the playoffs, haha.

    West Brom lose at Bristol and are consequently 3rd,haha

    Now we just need to go to Watford and spoil for one of our ugly wins and things will be peachy because following that is a home game against Barnsley and then away at the smogs which I can see us winning both.

  • chestnut

    Feb 21, 2010 at 4:25 PM

    Comment #5

    Newcastle will finish d season with 90 points, Forest with 82 ponts, Swansea with grab d third promotion slot. trust me

  • Geordiedoonsooth

    Feb 21, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    Comment #6

    what a load of bollocks currently we are 5 points clear of Forest with a game in hand & 6 points clear of W Brom. We have a better goal diff than both. We have 66 points & I believe if we get 30 points out of the last 42 then we will win the CC. If we get 26 I think we will get automatic promotion

  • chestnut

    Feb 21, 2010 at 4:33 PM

    Comment #7

    westbrom, cardiff, swansea &leicester will b in d playoffs. d team that can keep clean sheet at home has best chance, & that means swansea.

  • chestnut

    Feb 21, 2010 at 4:44 PM

    Comment #8

    anyway, only 3 teams deserve promotion from this mickey mouse league.. us, forest & swansea. d rest wont stand a chance against marauding premier league strike-forces.

  • Ketsbaia

    Feb 21, 2010 at 5:07 PM

    Comment #9

    To be honest even 90 points should be enough to see us finish top. For W Brom or Forest to beat that they would need 31 points and 30 respectively. For Forest that would require from their remaining 13 games: 9 wins, 3 draws, and 1 loss or 10 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. For W Brom, they would require: 9 wins 4draws and 1 loss or 10 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses. This compares to 7 wins, 3 draws, and 4 losses for us. We are in pretty good shape but obviouslny need to keep our foot on the pedal for at least the next 7 games…

  • will die for the toon army

    Feb 21, 2010 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #10

    NUFC, Forest and WBA deserve to go up. The points speak for themselves.

  • geordie_india

    Feb 21, 2010 at 5:41 PM

    Comment #11

    Perfect weekend,on 2nd May we will be promoted as champions
    HOWAY the Lads

  • dutchy

    Feb 21, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #12

    we might actually win something this year! i know it doesnt rly count as a trophy.. but can we still win SOMETHING.

  • will die for the toon army

    Feb 21, 2010 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #13

    Anil Ambani should come and buy a stake in the TOON.

  • bobby_ollox

    Feb 21, 2010 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #14

    Beefy – bu**er off man – we just got the blog back, and we dont need it bunged up with c*ap like this.

    We get it – you got a new calculator for christmas.

  • DJG

    Feb 21, 2010 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #15

    I thought if we won these two home games we would be back in the driving seat. With Forest 5 points behind and having played a game more so it has proven. It will mean nowt however if we dont keep up the good run with more wins.

  • g.s.tooner

    Feb 21, 2010 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #16

    haha bobby-ollox too right. It doesn’t mean anything anyway. All that matters is what happens on the pitch for the next 3 months. Anyway if we are following previous form then the way things have been for the last few years our entire starting eleven will injure themselves in some freak accident and we’ll slip out of the play off places in the last game of the season needing only one goal to stay in them…… waste of time m8

  • Captain Beefheart

    Feb 21, 2010 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #17

    After feedback / criticism on the original model, about the undue influence of form blips and surges, I went a step further and introduced a mean gradient adjustment factor to compensate. I appreciate it looks contrary based on the current table positions, but I am sitting with all the figures now to hand on a spreadsheet and it makes a lot of sense .

    The reason WBA remain above NUFC is because of recent form, and particularly a run of 4 consecutive wins which is still influencing the form factor (after 30 games WBA extrapolated to 93 points). However WBA’s trend is now down and this will filter through over the next few rounds of games.

    Conversely, NUFC’s very recent underlying form is much better and the overall trend is up, but the run of earlier draws and a loss at Derby is still holding the mean figure down to 87. As it stands our final points total looks to be between 87 and 89 points unless we start another mini run of wins.

    Geordiedoonsooth & MacToon, I have also had time this morning to individually visit the top 16 clubs websites to correct errors in published online form which accounts for Boro and Sheffield now being 7 and 8. I am confident it is now solid. As you will appreciate I can only work on the stats to hand.

    Doubters: If you can still say it’s bollox in April / May I will be happy to publicly admit my folly. But after today’s serious tweak I suspect it ain’t gonna be far off – so don’t bet against it…..

  • bobby_ollox

    Feb 21, 2010 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #18

    Its not that its bollox good friend, its just that its boring.

    Let us know at the end of the season how clever, and presumably how rich you are. Until then ..Shhhhh!!

  • g.s.tooner

    Feb 21, 2010 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #19

    you can’t predict what is going to happen. Everything that happens is down to circumstance and how key players perform on the day. Just enjoy watching the Toon win for a change instead of fiddling round with equations and statistics. Btw I would just like to point out, being able to use a spreadsheet and use fancy words doesn’t make you sound clever.

  • MacToon

    Feb 21, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #20

    Captain Beefheart, I like ur commitment mate and don’t mind figures etc. just that it’s not an exact science and will alter everytime new data is submitted.

    Keep it simple mate and easier to follow 🙂

  • Ed Harrison

    Feb 21, 2010 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #21

    Let’s make it really simple – we want Newcastle to finish in the top two – automatic promotion – first place would be better – but promotion would be just fabulous.
    Then we can start building a good side for next season from the solid squad we already have in place. 😀

  • Archie Mag

    Feb 21, 2010 at 11:32 PM

    Comment #22

    Too right Ed, one thing and one thing alone matters, promotion. Who cares if this squad isn’t good enough for the PL, it isn’t playing in the PL. Perhaps when we go up and add to the squad, we will then be able to compete, but lets just keep putting one foot in front of the other until then eh lads?

    Stats are interesting but as g.s.tooner pointed out, its all circumstancial. If previous results and form could be used to predict the future then WBA (who had only lost once away from home before today I believe) would not have been beaten today and this thread would not exist.

    We will finish top, WBA second, and I think it will be close for third, Forest have a tricky run in. In my opinion, of course!

  • g.s.tooner

    Feb 22, 2010 at 1:42 AM

    Comment #23

    I’m not sure whether I agree that we are not good enough for the premier league. I wonder whether we needed this season to firm up our starting eleven, and learn how to play as a team. We had brilliant individual players a few years back when we were in Europe, but as we added a few more they didn’t play as a unit together. I feel that this season we have really started to mesh together, and I know its easier opposition but I feel it’s something we can take forward into the top flight and get ourselves firmly cemented there again. I’m worried if we bring in too many new faces, we will lose that coercion we have grown this season and will just be shite again.


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