There was mass reliefyesterday for Newcastle fans when Huddersfield lost at home to an in-form Fulham side at John Smith's Stadium and it was obvious before the end of the game Fulham were too just good for the Terriers. But once that final whistleblew Newcastle were 2 points from the Premier League with three games [.
We haven't been officially promoted yet,but it's going to be very difficult if not impossible for Newcastle to screw this one up now. We need either 2 points in our last three games or have Huddersfield drop 2 points in their final three games. The Terriers have only 7 points from their last 7 games [.
IfNewcastle don't win another game this season and Huddersfield don't win all their remaining games, then Newcastle will still be promoted. That's just how strong Newcastle's position is right now after today's games 2 points out of the last three games will be enough to gain promotion. Or alternatively the next time Huddersfield don't [.
We've made no secret of the fact we like 34 year-old Daryl Murphy a lot, because of his complete professionalism and he's such a team player. He realizes he takes second place to the team and that's not always true withfootballers these days. And while he hasn't played much for Newcastle this term he still [.
When we got home from the hospital last nightafter an unexpected four hour stay, I casually checked the Championship for some reason and saw that Brighton had lost2-0 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 [.
Rafa Benitez during yesterday's press conference admitted he was a little surprised that a refereebornin Huddersfield, Andrew Madley, gets toreferee the crucial match on Monday night between Newcastle and Preston. Huddersfieldand Reading are two teams who can still overtake Newcastle if we keep dropping points like we have done in the last three games [.
Rafa Benitez has just given his press conference for the very vital game at home on Monday night against Preston where a win would almost guarantee us a promotion place this season. Indeed if the Terriers don't win at Fulham tomorrow and we get all 3 points against Preston we will be promoted. I just [.
The Premier League TV viewing figures are reported to have declined this season and when we have watched the Premier League this year some of the games on display have not been too attractive. That's caused by the many smaller clubs like Bournemouth, Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough, Hull City, Swansea, Burnley and Watford doing well and [.
Our next game is going to be a crunch game at home to Preston but before that it may be that things have been relieved a bit if Huddersfield cannot beat Fulham at Craven Cottage tomorrow. Any points the Terriers drop will lower the points total we need to go up and indeed if the [...]
DeAndre Yedlin has returned to the fray after recovering from his thigh injury, but Newcastle have managed to go on their worst three game run and worst eight game run of the season at just the wrong time. It leaves our players open to criticism they are choking, but it's still completely in our hands.
Seven years ago we had four players in the PFA Championship Team of the Year and this year we have close to that three. Two are fairly obvious choices goalscorer Dwight Gayle and play-maker Jonjo Shelvey, but the third one is just a little bit of a surprise. Captain Jamaal Lascelles is also included [.
Newcastle lost such an important gamelast Monday at Ipswich Town after we had been denied all 3 points in the previous game very late in stoppage time when Chris Wood scored an equalizer in a game we had completely dominated. We thought we would bounce back and get all 3 points at Portman Road, but [.
We have missed Ciaran Clark a lot since he got injured in the 3-1 loss at home to Fulham. And if Ciaran had been playing we wouldn't be in the relatively poor position we are in now, where Huddersfield can still catch us unless we wake up and start winning some games again. Brighton are [...]
This looks like another poor ending to a season, but we still believe we can get promoted in one of the two automatic promotion spots. If this thing goes down to a play-off that would be almost impossible to bear for Newcastle fans. So the players have to really look at themselvesin the mirror, take [.
Some good tweets from George Caulkin this morning about a favorite of the Newcastle fans Chris Hughton who has been as modest as ever with Brighton's promotion and a real gentleman as always. Chris praised his players and of course said nothing about himself and what a terrific record he will have at [.
Who would ever want to be a football manager these days? Rafa Benitez has guided Newcastle brilliantly this seasonin a league he knows little about and yet in the last three games we have had our worst return for any three successive league games this season just one point. And in the three games before [.
We wonder if Newcastle will keep Daryl Murphy in the first team squad next season, always assuming we can still get promoted and not completely mess up what's been a pretty good season so far. Daryl is so experienced and mature and so good in training and in the dressing room that Rafa may think [...
Fans may have calmed down a bit this morning after yesterday's shocking defeat at Ipswich Town when we had the joint worst defeat in the league this season 3-1. But automatic promotion is still in our hands and some fans are pointing out the good news we can still get that promotion in spite [...]
This may come as a surprise to Newcastle fans that Rafa Benitez doesn't really know what is wrong with his Newcastle team over the last three games, in which we have picked up only one single point and lost our chance to go back up as Champions. It's never easy to support Newcastle and after [...]
We were doing really well when we beat Brighton and Huddersfield earlier this year, but strangelyenough we have gone into a bad run of results overthe last eight games. But even after we had beaten Wigan and Burton at home after the International break, we were ahead in the league table but it's the last [.
Rafa Benitez has just named his team for the game at Portman Road today against Ipswich Town where we really need to get back to our winning ways having only won two game games out of the last seven played and a measly 9 points which could possibly cost us the Championship title. And Rafa [...]
Rafa Benitez could well surprise us a lot this summer with the extent of the changes he is willing to make in the Newcastle squad, as he prepares for life back in the Premier League with Newcastle United. Mike Ashley will give him as much money as possible so Rafa can create a strong squad, [...]
If Brighton can win their home game tomorrow afternoon against second bottom Wigan Athletic they will be the first team promoted this season from the Championship. TheSeagulls would then be on 92 points. And the most the Terriers in third place can get can get if they win all of their last five games is [.
Yes we have had no luck in the last few games, but we no have to forget about that and start to win games so that we can quickly nail that automatic promotion spot. That will allow Rafa and Lee Charnley to start the massive work we need to do in the summer transfer window [...]
Newcastle put in a very good performance on Friday night but at the business end of the season the result is all important and we didn't get the win we so desperately needed in this game in front of a sold-out St. James' Park. But there were a lot of good things to take away [...]
There have been some weird refereeing decisions against Newcastle United this season and it looks like we have paid the penalty (excuse the pun) for being the biggest club in the league with attendances of over 51,000 at St. James' Park and many of our away game sold out. Against Burton Albion last week we [.
Nothing comes easy to Newcastle, so after putting in an excellent performance on Friday night at St. James' Park in front of a capacity crowd, it would have been a great 1-0 win a win we needed so desperately. Then right of the blue at the death Chris Wood equalized and we suddenly had [...]
One of the good things that the struggles of the last several games will have shown Rafa Benitez, if he didn't already know, is he must strengthen the Newcastle squad and be ruthless in the summer as he builds a squad for the Premier League. He built one last summer that could get us promoted [...]
The poor result covered up what was one of the best displays By Newcastle for some time and while we needed that even more important than the display at the business end of the season is the result and we only got a draw and dropped two points. That's a pity but it's all [...]
This game should have been over before Chris Woods managed to poke in the equalizer a full five minutes into added time and Rafa Benitez after the game questioned where five minutes came foro at the end of a second half that seems to have had very few interruptions until a Leeds fan invaded the [...]
After we played so well last night and then threw away 2 points late in the game, many Geordie fans will be feeling a little frustrated this morning I certainly am more than I should be. We suppose the positive is that the lads played really well, but it's a bad feeling when [...]
It looked all so good after 94 minutes last night when we were 1-0 up and winning the game and then we conceded a really sloppy goal in the next minute and dropped a valuable two points. Here's over four minutes of the video highlights I thought the song may help out a little [...]
While the players themselves celebrated by playing silly buggers on the train home, one Brighton fan decided that the only fitting manner in which to mark his side's glorious ascension to the Premier League was in mural form.
As spotted by the Brighton Argus, one Seagulls supporter in Viaduct Road, Brighton, has turned his house into a giant, blue-and-white striped homage to his beloved football club.
Almost 20 years to the day that they were half-an-hour from slipping out of the Football League entirely, Brighton & Hove Albion have gone and all but secured themselves promotion to the Premier League.
With the result of Huddersfield's late kick-off still pending, Brighton's 2-1 win over Wigan saw them strengthentheir place at the top of the Championship and more importantly go 12 points clear of The Terriers in third place.
Harry Redknapp is officially back in the game after being appointed as Birmingham City's new manager this morning.
Brumsacked Gianfranco Zola on Monday evening after a truly abysmal tenure that saw the teamgo from three points off third place when he took over (14th December) to three points above the relegation zone (17th April) in the space of just 21 Championship games.
Rafa Benitez has just announced his team for the game at St. James Park tonight against a very good Leeds United side who are pushing hard for a play-off place this season and managed by the talented Garry Monk. And Rafa's brought back Aleksandar Mitrovic up front and he edges out Daryl Murphy. Isaac Hayden [.