Newcastle United have the quality to win the Coca Cola Championship

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Newcastle United

Although we’re not playing well of late and far from our best form, I know for a fact that Newcastle United can win this Coca Cola Championship. In what’s been a pretty quiet day for the Toon, I’ve decided to voice my often accurate and professional opinion on Newcastle United’s promotion hopes this season, and the many questions that are being thrown at us Magpies in the last couple weeks or so 😀

A lucky point against Swansea City yesterday for sure but a precious one all the same. To say we’re slipping and losing our grasp on the Coca Cola Championship trophy is absolute nonsense. 1 loss away to Derby was our first in 15 and that alone is quite an honorable record.

We’ve the meanest defence in the Championship and a strike-force that can score goals. Peter Lovenkrands, Andy Carroll and even Kevin Nolan who practically acts as a 3rd striker, have all notched up nearly double figures for the season so far.

Nottingham Forest have lost 2 in a row now and have failed to capitalize on our little blip of late. However, West Bromwich Albion, led by Roberto di Matteo are doing their utmost to knock us off the top of the the table and had managed to in midweek, only for our point in Wales to restore us to the summit of the Championship again.

It’s my opinion that we will win the league this year and based on our squad, we really should be doing so. We’ve still far too many players on too much a week at St.James’ Park but that won’t change until the end of the season.

Our next couple of matches happen to be at home to Coventry and Preston, two sides picking up in form in the last month or so, Chris Coleman’s Coventry City in particular.

It’s worth noticing we took Leon Best from Coventry and wouldn’t it be lovely if he managed to score a couple against his old team at St.James’ in three days time 😀

We have the players, the ability, the setup and the dare I say it, the manager to win this league and I’ll be remaining confident we can indeed win this league. Many a time in 1996 that was said and it didn’t work out for us but hopefully this year will be different, 14 years later.

Comments welcome 🙂

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chuck: ⏱ 14/02/2010

You get an "A+" for loyalty and optimism Doocey !

chuck: ⏱ 14/02/2010

You get an "A+" for loyalty and optimism Doocey !

richietoon: ⏱ 14/02/2010

2 home wins and everyone will be optimistic again............assuming we get them,which I think we will.

richietoon: ⏱ 14/02/2010

2 home wins and everyone will be optimistic again............assuming we get them,which I think we will.

Doocey: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Haha cheers Chuck :D

Doocey: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Haha cheers Chuck :D

BuckBlack: ⏱ 15/02/2010

The current regime (or 'shower of sh*t', as most of us refer to them these days) may have done just enough in the last transfer window for us to to take one of the automatic promotion places, but this isn't an absolute certainty by any means. And winning The Championship means absolutely nothing to anyone I know - this season's all about undoing the damage caused by the chubby chancer and his pal 'The Streak'. As for your comments regarding the current wage bill at the club - are you seriously suggesting that we should be looking to offload players at the end of the season? Madness!

BuckBlack: ⏱ 15/02/2010

The current regime (or 'shower of sh*t', as most of us refer to them these days) may have done just enough in the last transfer window for us to to take one of the automatic promotion places, but this isn't an absolute certainty by any means. And winning The Championship means absolutely nothing to anyone I know - this season's all about undoing the damage caused by the chubby chancer and his pal 'The Streak'. As for your comments regarding the current wage bill at the club - are you seriously suggesting that we should be looking to offload players at the end of the season? Madness!

Sophia: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Most females do not like football

Sophia: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Most females do not like football

Alex: ⏱ 15/02/2010

BuckBlack their are players that need to be moved on at the end of the season . Ameobi , R Taylor are just not premiership quality imo . Butt needs to retire too his legs are past it

Alex: ⏱ 15/02/2010

BuckBlack their are players that need to be moved on at the end of the season . Ameobi , R Taylor are just not premiership quality imo . Butt needs to retire too his legs are past it

craig chisholm: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Sophia..........why do you keep coming on blogs say most females dont like footy - just curious!! ANyway, i think if we win these two home games that it will kick start us into a very good run in and that we may well win the CCC. My main concern about coventry is coleman. when he was at fulham he knew how to get the measure of us easy and always did. will it be the same now he is at coventry?

craig chisholm: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Sophia..........why do you keep coming on blogs say most females dont like footy - just curious!! ANyway, i think if we win these two home games that it will kick start us into a very good run in and that we may well win the CCC. My main concern about coventry is coleman. when he was at fulham he knew how to get the measure of us easy and always did. will it be the same now he is at coventry?

craig chisholm: ⏱ 15/02/2010

buckblack: just too negative mate. as ugly as our footy is at this time we are top of league and have been there all season too. i take it you are not a newcastle fan? If you are a true nufc fan you need to get a grip mate, we are nothing more than a poor quality prem team at best and it is going to stay that way for a fair amount of time - until ashley sells up! We are playing ugly footy though, that much i do agree on. But i would rather have it that way and be top of the pile than play open attacking footy and not get promoted.

craig chisholm: ⏱ 15/02/2010

buckblack: just too negative mate. as ugly as our footy is at this time we are top of league and have been there all season too. i take it you are not a newcastle fan? If you are a true nufc fan you need to get a grip mate, we are nothing more than a poor quality prem team at best and it is going to stay that way for a fair amount of time - until ashley sells up! We are playing ugly footy though, that much i do agree on. But i would rather have it that way and be top of the pile than play open attacking footy and not get promoted.

GeordieFootSoldier: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Don't lump us all together Sophia. I love football and Iam fanatical about Newcastle.

GeordieFootSoldier: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Don't lump us all together Sophia. I love football and Iam fanatical about Newcastle.

BuckBlack: ⏱ 15/02/2010

craig chisholm "we are nothing more than a poor quality prem team at best and it is going to stay that way for a fair amount of time – until ashley sells up!" Just too negative, mate. I take it you are not an NUFC fan? Winning the Championship means nothing. Winning promotion is all that counts. And Ashley selling a newly promoted nufc to someone with a modicum of ambition is something that we all should be praying for. I certainly am. From your post, it's hard to tell what *you* really want.

BuckBlack: ⏱ 15/02/2010

craig chisholm "we are nothing more than a poor quality prem team at best and it is going to stay that way for a fair amount of time – until ashley sells up!" Just too negative, mate. I take it you are not an NUFC fan? Winning the Championship means nothing. Winning promotion is all that counts. And Ashley selling a newly promoted nufc to someone with a modicum of ambition is something that we all should be praying for. I certainly am. From your post, it's hard to tell what *you* really want.

Killy Mag: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Can anyone remember how much shit Alex McLeish got at Birmingham last year for winning ugly?? The fans wanted him sacked even tho they were 2nd in the league! Look at them now, they are the only newly promoted team that look a decent Premier league outfit. Some of us so called fans need to chill out a bit. Our own 'fans' were in uproar because we struggled to a 2 - 0 win against Crystal Palace a few weeks back. Anyone see Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa last nite?? Newcastle might be the best fans in the world but we are probably the most fickle as well.

Killy Mag: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Can anyone remember how much shit Alex McLeish got at Birmingham last year for winning ugly?? The fans wanted him sacked even tho they were 2nd in the league! Look at them now, they are the only newly promoted team that look a decent Premier league outfit. Some of us so called fans need to chill out a bit. Our own 'fans' were in uproar because we struggled to a 2 - 0 win against Crystal Palace a few weeks back. Anyone see Crystal Palace vs Aston Villa last nite?? Newcastle might be the best fans in the world but we are probably the most fickle as well.

GeordieFootSoldier: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Killy Mag This is becoming a habit - I agree completely!!!!

GeordieFootSoldier: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Killy Mag This is becoming a habit - I agree completely!!!!

Alex: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Spot on Killy Mag and if you compare brums squad with ours i do not think we are that far behind them in terms of quality . i think we will stay up next season if we get their and i think we will .

Alex: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Spot on Killy Mag and if you compare brums squad with ours i do not think we are that far behind them in terms of quality . i think we will stay up next season if we get their and i think we will .

BuckBlack: ⏱ 15/02/2010

We drew away to Manchester United in the first game of last season. Now we have people saying things like "if you compare brums squad with ours i do not think we are that far behind them in terms of quality". I can't say you're wrong - but if you think that's OK, you're a damned site more easily pleased than I am.

BuckBlack: ⏱ 15/02/2010

We drew away to Manchester United in the first game of last season. Now we have people saying things like "if you compare brums squad with ours i do not think we are that far behind them in terms of quality". I can't say you're wrong - but if you think that's OK, you're a damned site more easily pleased than I am.