There’s not too many people who would want to vote for Newcastle to miss out on promotion this season, with the team on a winning streak of nine games – eight of those in the Championship – and Newcastle are now 9 points clear of 3rd placed Reading and 5 points clear of Brighton in second place.
It’s not only our league position that looks good at the moment, but Rafa Benitez takes nothing for granted – ever – and will demand his players play every single game this season with 100% concentration and complete respect for the opposition.
Rafa Benitez in training – seems confident enough
Even our fans are getting the message we cannot be complacent – and we will take absolutely nothing for granted in any game, especially after the disasters and pain of the last two seasons we’ve all had to ensure.
The current Sky Bet odds on who will be promoted from the Championship this season show Newcastle at 1/33 odd on – unbelievable odds.
Aston Villa 4/1
Sheffield Wednesday 11/2
And as far as winning the Championship, here are the Sky Bet odds.
Aston Villa 80/1
Sheffield Wednesday 100/1
Here’s the current position at the top of the Championship
The only thing that matters now is that we find a way to win against Blackburn Rovers on Saturday at St. James’ Park.
If we can do that then Rafa Benitez will be the first manager in Newcastle’s long 124 year history to have won 10 games in a row.
He’s already close to getting into the record books at Newcastle.
What a manager!