A Win Tuesday Night Will Give Newcastle The Championship


After another excellent performance from his team yesterday, where the score could have a been a lot higher than 4-1, if only Danish striker Peter Lovenkrands had a little more luck, Newcastle manager Hughton has said the season is by no way over for his team.

Newcastle gaffer Chris Hughton – still a lot to achieve

The Newcastle boss Hughton talked to the People today:

“We still have a lot of targets we want to achieve this season, and we know if we win at Reading on Tuesday night the title is almost ours.”

“I never felt that we would take our foot off the pedal after clinching promotion on Monday night, but we did not start today’s game so well.”

“Our first goal from Jonas Gutierrez opened up the game and in the end it turned out to be a very good performance.”

Basically if the lads can beat Reading at the Madejski Stadium on Tuesday the title is theirs, because of their far superior goal difference over West Brom, who were promoted yesterday.

This is Newcastle’s game in hand over West Brom and Nottingham Forest and could put Newcastle 9 points ahead of WBA with just 3 games to play.

The game was postponed earlier this year due to the terrible snowy weather in England.

And because of the superior goal difference (51 vs 39), it’s hard to think WBA could pip Newcastle – there’s just no way that’s going to happen if Newcastle get all  3 points Tuesday.

Chris talked  about Peter Lovenkrands’ surprising lack of form in front of goal  yesterday:

“It was unusual to see this because Peter’s percentage rate of finishing is very good,”

Watch for Peter to get a hat-trick on Tuesday night. 😀

Blackpool manager Ian Holloway still thinks his team have a chance of making the Championship play-offs, but claimed the Blackpool players were just too frightened of Newcastle.

“It was like watching a sparring partner scared of the champion.”

“We came up against a very good team having a very good day and you have to take your hat off to Chris Hughton who has done a fantastic job here.”

” But our fans have seen us play a lot better than that.”

So in short –  a win at Reading on Tuesday night will essentially give the Magpies the Championship, then all we have to do is win our final 3 games and get to 104 points.

Comments welcome.


46 comments so far

  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 11, 2010 at 12:40 PM

    Comment #1

    Any seen that stupid workey blog moans about her but peddling it hirself, what a total idiot that plastic geordie is.

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  • wsquare

    Apr 11, 2010 at 1:07 PM

    Comment #2

    too bad some of us can’t get to see lovenkrand’s squandered opportunities

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 11, 2010 at 1:25 PM

    Comment #3

    go in the coloccini blog you will see the answer there wsquare and no need to thank me.

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  • eltoro

    Apr 11, 2010 at 1:50 PM

    Comment #4

    I doubt Lovenkrands will play Tuesday – Reading pose one of the biggest challenges away from home and so i expect us to revert to 4-5-1, maybe allowing Barton a start.

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  • Captain Beefheart

    Apr 11, 2010 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #5

    The Championship will be won over all four games, and not on extrapolated worst case scenario goal difference but rather I hope by a 100+ points tally and a 6 or more clear points margin.

    We might have learned the the art of grinding out results, but we still need to exercise it relentlessly in all situations up until 90mins+ stoppage time in game 46! Then we have to hang onto this mentality as we walk out at the Emirates and Old Trafford in a few short months time.

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 11, 2010 at 3:14 PM

    Comment #6

    i love pompeys new shirt, especially the keepers top

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  • UTD111

    Apr 11, 2010 at 4:17 PM

    Comment #7

    Reading will be a toughie – but the rest should be fairly comfortable…..

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  • Edd Case

    Apr 11, 2010 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #8

    Aye, James looks well bonny in that pink!

    Haha, nearly as bad as our custard and banana milkshake away strip

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 11, 2010 at 5:28 PM

    Comment #9

    pompy have been fantastic today

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 11, 2010 at 5:29 PM

    Comment #10

    k p boateng, we have to sign him

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  • JIMMYBOB33

    Apr 11, 2010 at 5:47 PM

    Comment #11

    2-0 TO PORTSMOUTH GET IN!! IF SPURS DONT MAKE 4TH WHICH I DONT THINK THEY WILL! WITH MAN CITY HITTING FORM MONEY TROUBLES IS A CERT

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  • Yorkie Dave

    Apr 11, 2010 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #12

    in a years time when spurs are financially screwed, who would you take from their squad???

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 11, 2010 at 6:49 PM

    Comment #13

    spurs are financially sound lads, modric and bale were class for them today, everyone else were poor, im really happy for pompy fans, there a good mob

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  • Timmers

    Apr 11, 2010 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #14

    Said this the other day, Southampton/West Ham/Portsmouth all financially screwed. Common link REDKNAPP. He is always in the press for some tax/income discrepancy. Spurs dont make champs league finish 7th next season Redknapp leaves 2012 spurs need new investments because of debt. Its the Redknapp effect.

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Apr 11, 2010 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #15

    sign ‘arry!

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #16

    Remember that headline in the Comical “It’s Harry’s gane!” just before we got the effing effer?

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  • baro

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #17

    I agree we have to sign Kevin Prince Boateng. He is a terrific player. So much POWER! Good win by Portsmouth.

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #18

    He turned us down, he turned us down, he turned us, ‘arry turned us down. Thank fcuk!

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  • baro

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #19

    http://www.tribalfootball.com/editorial-verbeek-must-cap-newcastle-superkid-inman-ahead-scotland-762451

    I think he should be tested for a debut before season is over. His reserve and u-18 teamates call him Kaka by his look and playing style. Can’t wait to see him play for seonier team too. Like Sameul Adjei and Haris Vuckic too.

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  • toonsy

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #20

    NUFCELITE – I trust you are behaving on here?

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  • Geordie-Gerrard7

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #21

    abit off topic- but one of the biggest shames to happen to our team was when bellamy lost the plot and decided to unsettle everyone, he was fantastic for us, and i was watching him today and it got me thinking, is there many better than him these days with his raw pace and good finnishing

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  • MOONDUST

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #22

    Ed keep an eye on NUFCELITE he is a racist scum bag

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  • MOONDUST

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #23

    Geordie-Gerrard7 He has settled down a lot and like a good wine has got better with age

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #24

    Been away “abroad” for a while. What happened to Batts? Has he been banned?

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  • chuck

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:43 PM

    Comment #25

    nufcelite is ya dad still messing with ya

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:45 PM

    Comment #26

    Chuck are you English now?

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  • batty

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:47 PM

    Comment #27

    isaac how are u m8

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:49 PM

    Comment #28

    whaaaaaa? hiya moony!

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:50 PM

    Comment #29

    Hi Batts. Said I wouldn’t come back till we got in the prem. I’m a fair weather fan. hahaha

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #30

    that toonsey can shuv his blog up his arse i wont be on again workyticket too

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:51 PM

    Comment #31

    I’ve been unfaithful, seeing other blogs.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #32

    isaac lol i go on workys blog now what name do u post under on there 😆 because a know ya do

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  • Isaac Hunt

    Apr 11, 2010 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #33

    Time to go. Gotta sign in

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  • baro

    Apr 11, 2010 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #34

    Hey it would be nice to see if Steven Harper can do this goal clearance. Really awesome I bet Tim Krul can already with his reflexes.CHECK IT OUT!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yCxe4r6SjH0&feature=fvw

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  • baro

    Apr 11, 2010 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #35

    Hey ED

    You should make a new article that we are the U-15 Champions. Newcastle United’s U15 won the UK finals of the 2010 Nike Premier Cup on Saturday after beating Chelsea. Its very nice how we are winning trophies now! The championship is all ours with one more win. Hope it continues to Barclays Champions and Uefa Champions League.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 11, 2010 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #36

    MOONDUST OR WORKEY SHOULD I CALL YA.SO YOU AINT TRACED ME THEN EH.TIME FOR ME TO FIND YOU I THINK WORKEY YA CAN BRING YA ARSE KISSING MATES ALONG TO YOUR GAFF I TAKE YOU ALL AT ONCE HOWS THAT SOUND LADYS

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  • toonsy

    Apr 11, 2010 at 10:48 PM

    Comment #37

    It sounds like you think your an inernet hardman, you are a racist and have demonstrated it before and no doubt will again under NUFCELITE or TOONARMYBOOT.

    Ed, honestly buddy, you need to watch him.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 11, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #38

    chuck we wernt all brought up like you were shame about ya dad playing with ya little digit mate must of left some bad scars on you.Hear he needed a microscope to find it.

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  • NUFCELITE

    Apr 11, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    Comment #39

    give me ya phone number we talk direct bad boy tooneys

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  • toonsy

    Apr 11, 2010 at 10:56 PM

    Comment #40

    Ask your mum for it.

    Anyway, just thought the rest fo you guys may want to know what your dealing with. Shame really as he can be a good poster but I thought it best to warn you all.

    Ta-ta

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