West Brom Win But Nottingham Forest Lose Again

3rd placed Nottingham Forest slipped up again tonight, when they lost 2-1 at Barnsley.

But West Brom had an excellent win at Swansea, winning 2-0, and it’s very rarely the Swansea side concedes two goals.

The West Brom goals were scored by the impressive Graham Dorans on 79 minutes from a penalty, and then after 89 minutes Ishmael Miller made it two to ensure all 3 points.

West Brom are now on 72 points from 37 games, just a single point behind Newcastle United, who have two games in hand.

Nottingham Forest came a cropper at Barnsley as they went 2-0 down with Barnsley goals from Daniel Bogdanovic after 12 minutes, and then a penalty after 65 minutes.

Dexter Blackstock pulled one back for Forest after 78 minutes but it was a case of too little too late for the Midlands side tonight.

Middlesbrough could only draw at Derby, after their fine performance against Newcastle on Saturday, and that was only because of a last minute equalizer from Leroy Lita.

Leicester City won 1-0 at Crystal Palace, after Palace had Claude Davis sent off just before half time, and that means former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson has Leicester City in joint 4th place on 60 points, beating out Swansea on goal difference.

Newcastle will play Scunthorpe United  tomorrow night at St. James’ Park, and a win now can send them 12 points clear of  3rd placed Nottingham Forest, with a game in hand and a much better goal difference.

Howay The Lads!!

28 comments so far

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #1

    4 wins in a row and we guarantee promotion, no matter what Nottingham Forest do.

  • Ed Harrison

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:06 PM

    Comment #2

    There you go – let’s make sure the first one is tomorrow night!!

  • Ed Harrison

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #3

    Tom4Nufc – Forest can still get 91 points if they win remaining 9 games – so Newcastle need at least 91 points – so that’s another 18 points – 6 wins.

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #4

    Woops, I meant to say assuming we win our 2 games in hand… My bad!!!

  • Purely Belter

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:12 PM

    Comment #5

    good results – except west brom

    the challenge for the lads is to finish 1st and to win the league, then let west brom finish above us.

    always got to aim to be the best, whatever league your in

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #6

    Your right, but once we have/if we have secured automatic promotion then we can relax a little and start playing the youngsters more and hopefully, with the pressure off we can take teams apart away from home as well! 😀

  • Toon4Eva

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Mighty relieved that Forest lost tonight. West Brom sent on their way with another penalty !! Dare we dream that promotion is a formality now?

    Looking at our run-in and West Brom’s I can see them pushing us to the wire for promotion as champions.

  • deeza

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #8

    edd thanks for doing an article so fast!!! just interesting to know where we stand in the promotion race!!! great to have yo back online hardly used the internet when u went offline.!!LOL

  • Purely Belter

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #9

    By the way, im against bringing in a defender on loan. i think kadar is a very promising player that will develop into a class act. he should be given game time

  • Tom4Nufc

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #10

    You are right Purely Belter! I 100% agree!

  • I toon

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    Comment #11

    Just 19 more Pts out of a possible 33 and we are back up 😀 but it would be nice to win the championship 🙂

  • Purely Belter

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #12

    hey does winning the championship (getting ahead of myself a bit lol) actually mean our trophy drought is over or doesnt it count?

    personally i dont feel it does and its just recognition of wanting it the most to get promotion into the premierleague

  • deeza

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #13

    here here PURELY BELTER! if we don’t win its a travistie

  • curmon

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #14

    West Brom have gained 12 points from dodgy late penalties. They seem to have perfected this tactic, maybe there is something to be learnt here. One thing for sure the standard of refereeing in this division is terrible. Remember our match against West Brom totally ruined by poor refereeing.

  • richietoon

    Mar 16, 2010 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #15

    5 wins and a draw will do it,providing 1 of those wins is v forest at home.5 wins with 1 v forest means they could only finish above us on goal difference.
    We should get another defender on loan but as cover for Kadmar,we can’t get anymore loans after March so if we lose anymore defenders we’re struggling.HWTL

  • toonie

    Mar 16, 2010 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #16

    And we have Mr Barton back !!!
    Pity he tried to chip the keeper when the reserves got a pen against Hartlepool. Not sure we need that type of arrogant attitude in the first team.

  • NorCal ToonFan

    Mar 16, 2010 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #17

    @12…a Trophy is a trophy, isn’t it. I know it’s not in the upper echelon of the Prem, but it’s still a trophy for the case and a medal around the neck. Wouldn’t it be grand to be the last winners of the Coca-Cola Championship? Bit of trivia possibly. Personally, I am hoping that the lads push for more than a secure promotion spot. Winning is just as important…that much more confidence going into the start of the next season.

    So, does this league go from the Fizzy Pop League to the Electric League?

  • daffy

    Mar 16, 2010 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #18

    Yeah youll prob go straight back up but lets face it championship clubs are favourites for the drop.

  • NorCal ToonFan

    Mar 16, 2010 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #19

    They are favorties, true. But, the last two seasons have seen more Prem regulars take the drop…for instance…last year. Year before that Stoke and Hull both survived another season…so, anything’s possible and I am hopeful we can manage mid-table.

  • gallowgate chris

    Mar 16, 2010 at 11:50 PM

    Comment #20

    I think promotion will happen and so will the league title – it’ll be a great day in the toon!!

    In summer Butt will retire (35k p/w) and ashley will look to get smith, barton and nolan off the books (170k p/w +fee’s) this money + promotion cash (important to finish 1st) will be spread across players transfer fee’s and wages.

    We need some pacey midfielders like o’hara, sidwell etc and maybe bullard for the flair (expect 2-3 mids in)

    He will also need to invest in the forwards but I would only expect 1 in up top and not a big fee either.

    Defence needs some help but I doubt his wallet will reach higher than 1 in for around 1mil.

    We have half of a team which can achieve a mid table position in the prem next season and I think we can do it!

  • BeeGuy

    Mar 17, 2010 at 12:04 AM

    Comment #21

    CH & the lads have done it by the book so far. One win, 3 ties and one loss (FA Cup) to the # 2 & #3 teams. So NUFC is not so special, but somehow has learned to win again. Looking forward to more wins and bringing in winners to the squad this summer.

    Any housewife can tell you how to win tomorrow, Press Scunny and then put away the Iron.

  • gallowgate chris

    Mar 17, 2010 at 12:05 AM

    Comment #22

    Butt retiring, 4mil for barton / 4 mil for nolan / 4mil for smith = 22.6MILLION

    They say promotion as champoins gives you 60 MILLION

    Thats 86.6 Million

    Paul Rawnsley, director of the Sports Business Group at Deloitte commented: “The financial
    prize for promotion to the Premier League will provide each of the promoted clubs with at least
    £35m of additional revenue in 2009/10, which largely bridges the revenue gap between the
    newly promoted clubs and the majority of their Premier League competitors. In addition, even
    if a club is relegated after one year in the Premier League, guaranteed parachute payments of over £12m per season will be received for two more seasons.” Enhanced commercial revenues and higher gate receipts in the Premier League are likely to generate an additional £5m (more for st james) for promoted clubs, based on recent experience. Over the past decade over half of the 30 newly promoted clubs have retained their Premier League status at the end of their first season in the top flight.”

  • ksmit

    Mar 17, 2010 at 2:40 AM

    Comment #23

    Surely if you’re counting the fizzy pop trophy as legitimate silverware you must also count that wonderful Intertoto cup that we won just a few seasons back….. my how fast things change….

  • MacToon

    Mar 17, 2010 at 3:15 AM

    Comment #24

    “They say promotion as champoins gives you 60 MILLION”

    I believe it’s worth £30 mill for promotion and then obviously guaranteed £30 mill (or so) as a “parachute” payment (and finishing position in the prem even if last) if relegated so the money is obviously staggered. Also, if more Toon matches are on sky etc. that £30 million is a kind of minimum sum and can increase quite considerably.

    Something I never understood though is when pundits or journo’s say that winning the CCC playoffs is the most financially rewarding in the league, I’d have thought winning the CCC would be worth more.

    Btw, been away for a little while and been unable to see or catch up on the last 2 games, seen the goals though but was wondering if some kind sole will fill in the gaps about what’s been happening @ SJP. I have seen the goals 🙂 and some pretty good ones at that, Spidey’s mask was a corker.


  • ginkoh

    Mar 17, 2010 at 4:56 AM

    Comment #25

    Now we need to win another 6 games. First one tonight I hope. And with the game against Forest at St’James Park if we can beat them I think we’ll say good bye to CCC after the game. I can’t imagine what St’James Park turn to be that day, it will lift the city and I cannot wait for that.

    I would love to see full house at St’James Park again and game against Forest is the good day to make the CCC highest attendance ever, isn’t it? Don’t miss it. Howay the lads : )

  • richietoon

    Mar 17, 2010 at 7:45 AM

    Comment #26

    Ginkoh…agree would be great to have a full house v Forest and even better if we get promotion that night.It is possible because as I’ve already said,if we beat forest then 5 wins is almost certainly enough as then Forest can only beat us on goal difference.This is assuming Forest win all they’re other 8 games which they won’t.HWTL

  • richietoon

    Mar 17, 2010 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #27

    Ref parachute payments,I believe if you go straight back up you do not get the 2nd payment and that it is shared out amongst the other championship clubs.

  • sahota

    Mar 17, 2010 at 8:12 AM

    Comment #28

    @ginkoh spot on. I just think it will be amazing the day we are promoted. On other note we should concentrate fully on winning next 3-4 games straight away.


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