Coral’s Dave Stevens has been on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast show today and he did talk about the promotion race in the Championship and mentioned Newcastle still favorites to win it at 5/4.
Dave discussed that Neil Warnock is back in management with Cardiff City who are second bottom of the league just above Rotherham and that Neil is talking about promotion – not relegation.
Rafa Benitez – Newcastle manager
Newcastle and Norwich seem to be the top two teams this season down below.
But Huddersfield Town and new manager David Whelan are doing so well and are still top of the league having beaten Newcastle at home in the second game of the season, which was the second shock result in a row for Newcastle in early August.
Coral’s Dave Stevens talked about the two recently relegated clubs:
“They are both odds on for promotion Newcastle and Norwich – Newcastle are 5/4 favourites to win it.”
“Norwich are going well and Brighton, we shouldn’t discount Chris Hughton who’s doing another tremendous job who are 5/4 for promotion.”
“Huddersfield are not getting the credit and they are 3/1 for promotion.”
We’ve learned not to be over-confident one little bit this season – all the teams seem to be able to give us a game on their day.
A great example of that was the last game at bottom club Rotherham United, who gave us all we could handle.
But the good news was our players concentrated well and we matched the fight of the Millers and came away with a great 1-0 win and all 3 points.
We need to keep doing that if we want to be promoted this season.
What do you think?