The Tide May Finally Be Turning For Newcastle


When we got home from the hospital last night  after an unexpected four hour stay, I casually checked the Championship for some reason and saw that Brighton had lost 2-0 away at Norwich.

What a surprise that was – but maybe it had something to do with Brighton, managed magnificently this season by former Magpies boss Chris Hughton, had just been promoted to the Premier League for the first time ever last Monday night.

Yes – that’s a possibility.

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Rafa Benitez last Monday

Norwich never had a shot on target the whole game and the two goals were attributed as own goals to Championship goalkeeper of the Season David Stockdale, but neither were his fault – just unlucky.

But it also means we could gain 3 points on the Seagulls with a win on Monday night at home to Preston and we’d be only 4 points behind them – not a massive seven.

Rafa will never say it in public, but he will have wanted to win the Championship and will do everything possible to win the last three games.

That’s a good possibility – just as long as our players turn up and execute the game plan well.

The main thing today is how Huddersfield will do and how Reading will do.

If they don’t win then that’s a step closer to promotion for the Magpies, but if they win (especially the Terriers)  it’s still possible they can catch us if we continue to  keep losing or drawing games.

But it’s completely in our hands and if we don’t take it – it’s our fault – we cannot blame anybody else.

Here’s how things look  at the top of the Championship today.

PosTeamGamesGDPoints
1Newcastle464594
2Brighton463493
3Reading46485
4Sheffield Wednesday461581
5Huddersfield46-281
6Fulham462880

The Huddersfield result at Fulham today is crucial to Newcastle’s promotion chances and it’s so close to the end of the season with just three games to play.

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3 comments so far

  • magscar

    Apr 22, 2017 at 8:27 AM

    Comment #1

    …And he has done it again ! I am clearly rusty to try posting when Ed is catching up on Chronic stories but this is when i have a little time today so ,,,

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  • catchy in norway

    Apr 22, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #2

    aMAZING plan Ed, did you see the goals ?

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  • SA Toon

    Apr 22, 2017 at 10:12 AM

    Comment #3

    All power to Fulham this afternoon. If they can scratch a draw then a win on Monday night would effectively put us up (unless we have about a 30 goal swing in the last couple of games).

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