Newcastle Promoted As Nottingham Forest Held To A Draw


Newcastle United have been promoted back to the Premier League after just a single season in the Championship.

Chris Hughton – the man of the moment – “a wonderful achievement”

With Nottingham Forest failing to win their game today at home to Cardiff City, where the game ended in a 0-0 stalemate,  Newcastle are now mathematically certain of one of the two automatic promotion spots.

3rd placed Nottingham Forest are on 72 points with 4 games to play,  and can only reach 84 points and are therefore unable to catch Newcastle, who are already on 86 points.

Chris Hughton on hearing the news said:

“This is a wonderful achievement and we are absolutely delighted.””That we have secured promotion with six games to spare is testament to this set of players and how good a season they’ve had.”

“This is what we’ve been building towards all season and I’m delighted for everyone associated with the club.”

“But we’ve got a game in less than half an hour’s time and one we very much want to win.”

“Our focus now is on that because we want to celebrate promotion with victory in front of our magnificent fans.”

The fact that Newcastle are now promoted must not distract from Newcastle going all out for a win tonight against Sheffield United, as the club must try to finish top of the league.

It will be a fitting tribute to the Newcastle United fans, who have stood by their team during some tough times since Newcastle were relegated last year on May 24th, a terrible day in the history of Newcastle United.

And with 2nd placed WBA dropping two points at Watford this afternoon, Newcastle must now stand an excellent chance of winning the league, and equaling the achievement of Kevin Keegan’s side of 1993, which won the Championship with 96 points.

Newcastle also have a chance of completing the season undefeated at home, which was last accomplished by the 1906-1907 side, and that side also won the League One Championship.

We are still looking for a win from the lads tonight – nothing less will be good enough – and it’s a great chance for the lads to show just how professional they have become this season.

Howay The Lads!!


158 comments so far

  • Thump

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #1

    Oh me lads, you should have seen wi’ gannin’!

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  • MacToon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #2

    Over the moon, been a good season winning so many games but no substitute for being in the prem.

    Hope the team can keep their minds on the game tonight.

    TOON ARMY

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  • Bucks mag

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #3

    Toon is going to be buzzing tonight. Have a good one if anyone is going to the game!
    “Whey yer knaar, whey yer knaar…”

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  • nufc2009

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #4

    wooooooooooooo were backkkk !!!!

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  • AussieToon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #5

    I am over the moon!

    The pressure will be off, the boys will enjoy this, I feel a rout coming on!

    Party Time!!! WooHoo!

    What a season, to think of the difference a year makes!

    Well done Chris Hughton, Colin Calderwood and all the staff for getting this team to do absolutely brilliantly! No one saw this happening.

    Now go up as Champions! 🙂

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  • Steve_48

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #6

    there’ll be some ale supped tonight and some sickies in the morning

    Nice one lads, bring on The Blades the neet, 3-0 home win

    Geddin

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  • DanishToon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #7

    Absolutely fantastic!

    Well done lads! We from Denmark salute you!!

    Løvenkrands hattrick hero tonight!

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  • ebol

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #9

    Couldn’t have put it better nufc2009.

    What an achievement!

    Chris Hughton, fair play

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #10

    honestly when we went down last season, I personally had no expectation of the lads to qualify. Finally the team goes against the expectation. what a season so far. what a turn around. LOVE UNITED FOR LIFE !!! EPL HERE WE COME FOREVER !

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  • Julio Geordio

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #11

    Excellent excellent news.

    Now let’s go and make sure we win the Championship!

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  • peterjoicey

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Why Aye!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #13

    us fans deserve hell of alot of praise for sticking with our team let alone club after the farce that went on last year, well done to everyone, i just hope this sinks into ashley and his cronies even more now, especially after they see a party like never before toneet, such pleasure seeing that running yella strip along the bottom of ssn, only thing that spoils it is that philandering deviant tiger c*nting woods

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  • dougnufc

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #14

    Hopefully the lads don’t get too relaxed as we still wanna finish this season in fashion!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #16

    c’moooooooooooon man- lee clarks up for the party.

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  • OHurley

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #17

    Hats off to CH and the staff and players. This is the best day of my year!!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #18

    buzzin man

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  • AussieToon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #19

    I cannot wipe the smile off my face!

    It’s 4:39am here, I woke up at 4am to watch the end of Forest game and seriously, I am over the moon and so proud of my club!

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #20

    fair play aussie toon!!! cant wait for next year

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  • AussieToon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #21

    I will be over there for the very first time in August mate, I seriously cannot wait to watch us playing, but to watch us play Premier League football will be a dream come true!

    For the years of me waking up in the early hours of the morning, I have never felt this good!

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  • Steve_48

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #22

    Right lads who has the best stream – my TVU channel keeps freezing

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:48 PM

    Comment #23

    fair play for supporting us all the way in aus, good commitment, bet you cant wait to see them gannin

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  • AussieToon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #24

    Cannot wait Geordie Gerrard!

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  • i Toon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #25

    let the party roll but now the hard work starts.
    Peter Whittingham, Michael Chopra, Charlie Adam, Billy Sharp & Nicky Maynard are no Wayne Rooney, Didier Drogba, Carlos Tevez, Fernando Torres or even Darren Bent so our defence will not be so good and only allowed 9 goals home and is carrol ready for the likes of Evra, Vidic & so on everyone get the picture rite ?????

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  • BruneiToooN

    Apr 5, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #26

    Its 3am here in Asia. wake up at 2.30am, check the WBA and Forest game both draw. NUFC promoted even before kickoff with SUFC. currently watching the match…miss the roars of the geordies

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  • AussieToon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #27

    i Toon I hear ya mate, but lets just enjoy this for now. We have all been through hell and now we all deserve this!

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  • Will-iam

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #28

    wtf 1 down

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  • TheGallowgateEnd

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #29

    Colo’s fault. Too week for the Prem he is.

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  • i Toon

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #30

    Steven Taylor look great

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #31

    im gonna stick me kneck out nd say we’ll win tonight even at 0-1 down. HWTL!!!!

    EPL here we come, chuffin great. All games televised!! And some tasty fixtures again, I can’t wait.

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #32

    playing liek a bunch of pansies

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  • AshHague

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #33

    I can’t believe this – sack Hughton!

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  • Will-iam

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:21 PM

    Comment #34

    @AshHague

    mate if u r drunk just chill out.

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  • Spuggy

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #35

    Lol AshHague nice one

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  • AshHague

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #36

    No, I was joking.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #37

    crowds so bloody quiet man

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:24 PM

    Comment #38

    grrr so many chances missed.

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  • toonoholic

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #39

    i thought that went in !!! come on carroll

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  • Steve_48

    Apr 5, 2010 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #40

    Trouble is, players know they’re promoted and one eye off the ball, every chance of not getting a draw here if not careful

    Come on lads want 1-1 @ HT

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