3 points against Coventry and a Welsh favour sees Toon tighten top spot

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Our point against Swansea City on Saturday may have had some people questioning it’s value, but looking at the Coca Cola Championship it means a whole lot to the title hopes of Newcastle United FC. A last gasp header from Andy Carroll saw us return home from the Liberty Stadium aloft the table again, but only just. Later that day as you all know by now, Nottingham Forest lost to Doncaster making it a second defeat in a row following their loss at The Ricoh Arena, in Coventry. Although that somewhat helped Newcastle United, West Brom’s nervy 2-0 win at home to Scunthorpe ensured they went even on points with us, and knocked us off the top temporarily, thanks to goal difference.

Newcastle happen to have a high-flying Coventry City next on their list, at St.James’ Park and any slip-up in this game guarantees a shift around in the Coca Cola Championship table.

However, after a little research and some serious Photoshoppin’ * including the CCC table, I noticed that West Brom will be playing their next game away to Cardiff City :D. Dave Jones men got a mauling from us a couple of weeks ago but since then, have had some gradual improvement.

I really do think Cardiff can beat West Bromich Albion when they meet and if they happen to do so, and we manage three points against Coventry, then the table will look a little bit better and that’s not even mentioning what could happen to Forest in their next encounter.

We do need to keep optimistic and forget all the negative vibes that are roaming around the Toon right now. If we keep our heads down and continue our good form at home then we should really get 6 points from our next two games against Coventry and Preston North End respectively.

Who knows, West Brom are due a little blip soon enough and Jara, who’s been pretty influential for Brom throughout the season, is expected to miss the remainder of the Championship campaign.

Time will tell and sure all we can do it wait and see like we’ve always done.

Comments welcome 🙂

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Arrogance: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Sometimes arrogance can bite you on the arse. You are not a big club never have been and never will be . Your support is deluded

Arrogance: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Sometimes arrogance can bite you on the arse. You are not a big club never have been and never will be . Your support is deluded

fighter: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Arrogance you are obviously a west brom supportet just go and get your $@#%ed, and piss off and worry about your own site. Biggest support base, bigger stadium, bigger players. bigger club...always have been always will be!!!!!!!!!!

fighter: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Arrogance you are obviously a west brom supportet just go and get your $@#%ed, and piss off and worry about your own site. Biggest support base, bigger stadium, bigger players. bigger club...always have been always will be!!!!!!!!!!

Mark (Newark Red): ⏱ 15/02/2010

I hope you are right about West Brom and I hope we have ended out blip. Come on you REDS

Mark (Newark Red): ⏱ 15/02/2010

I hope you are right about West Brom and I hope we have ended out blip. Come on you REDS

richietoon: ⏱ 15/02/2010

we're not deluded arrogance,it's arseholes like you who keep mentioning us and big club in the same sentence!! dunno whether you're a baggie or a mackem either way you're 2nd rate club 3rd rate fans.

richietoon: ⏱ 15/02/2010

we're not deluded arrogance,it's arseholes like you who keep mentioning us and big club in the same sentence!! dunno whether you're a baggie or a mackem either way you're 2nd rate club 3rd rate fans.

GeordieMeerkat: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Wow, you're a brave one coming on here to spout a load of rubbish without revealing where your own allegiances lay. And where is the arrogance is the facts that we could beat Coventry at home after beating them at the Ricoh, that promotion chasing Cardiff might put one over on promotion chasing West Brom, and likewise with Sheffield United against Forest. Then I suppose if you didn't understand the article then I should probably go and get this post translated into thickwit for you..

Yiannaki: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Forest fan here - wait - Newcastle have been a Premier League club for many many years & have produced the odd hero for England too - Keegan, Shearer are recent ones. Your article is spot on (you can't say you're a small club or an average one either) & I would expect a Newcastle blog site to say their team to win & why not? At home, yes but Coventry are doing well but can they take points of you away? We'll see. Anyway, there's a long way to go still and plenty of points to be won & lost. Who'll go up is anybodys guess but West Brom & yourselves have advantage for now. A few weeks ago it wasn't like that at all. The bottom line is as we all know, the teams which havew the top 2 points go straight up. 3-6 play-offs & they're NOT a lottery.

Doocey: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Yiannaki, correct. Forest are still in with a huge title shout don't you forget that, in fact any of the top 5 could still win this title. I'm hoping it'll be us for obvious reasons but any more performances like ours against Swansea away from home, could see us dropping points and inevitably, losing the title. The 1996 scenario still lingers over NUFC just a little.

Doocey: ⏱ 15/02/2010

Yiannaki, correct. Forest are still in with a huge title shout don't you forget that, in fact any of the top 5 could still win this title. I'm hoping it'll be us for obvious reasons but any more performances like ours against Swansea away from home, could see us dropping points and inevitably, losing the title. The 1996 scenario still lingers over NUFC just a little.

richietoon: ⏱ 15/02/2010

well said yiannaki.common sense spoken.Every game I've gone to watch Newcastle I believe they've had a chance of winning whether it's been against Stevenage or Barcelona.If some want to call that arrogance that's fine,I call it supporting my team.We havn't won a domestic trophy since '55 but we still turn up every season,in hope(not expectation) of finally winning something.Does that make us deluded?doesn't every supporter of every club do the same?...roll on Wednesday...Howay the Lads.

richietoon: ⏱ 15/02/2010

well said yiannaki.common sense spoken.Every game I've gone to watch Newcastle I believe they've had a chance of winning whether it's been against Stevenage or Barcelona.If some want to call that arrogance that's fine,I call it supporting my team.We havn't won a domestic trophy since '55 but we still turn up every season,in hope(not expectation) of finally winning something.Does that make us deluded?doesn't every supporter of every club do the same?...roll on Wednesday...Howay the Lads.

geordie: ⏱ 15/02/2010

arrogance, please enlighten us "deluded small club supporters" by telling us which huge club you support. i wouldnt even say your a mackum, they know the size of our club too well!

geordie: ⏱ 15/02/2010

arrogance, please enlighten us "deluded small club supporters" by telling us which huge club you support. i wouldnt even say your a mackum, they know the size of our club too well!

JIMILEY: ⏱ 15/02/2010

We have a well supported team but we are NOT a big club. Big clubs win things. Who is the bigger club? Juventus with 25K average gates or NUFC?

JIMILEY: ⏱ 15/02/2010

We have a well supported team but we are NOT a big club. Big clubs win things. Who is the bigger club? Juventus with 25K average gates or NUFC?

Bomber Astle: ⏱ 15/02/2010

I have to say, reading these comments, that I believe Newcastle United are looking over their shoulders - Cardiff to beat the Baggies - Jara out for the season - is this panic stations setting in at Toon Land? Also - what is it about size? Does it matter really? Check the trophy cupboards of both WBA and NU and they have been bare for Years - that does make us any inferior on the day to almost 90% of the Football League and the Premier. Over time Albion have won the FA cup 5 times, the League Cup once and the League Title once - how does that compare with the mighty Magpies? Have a great season - enjoy second spot we are on the up! Boing Boing.....

Bomber Astle: ⏱ 15/02/2010

I have to say, reading these comments, that I believe Newcastle United are looking over their shoulders - Cardiff to beat the Baggies - Jara out for the season - is this panic stations setting in at Toon Land? Also - what is it about size? Does it matter really? Check the trophy cupboards of both WBA and NU and they have been bare for Years - that does make us any inferior on the day to almost 90% of the Football League and the Premier. Over time Albion have won the FA cup 5 times, the League Cup once and the League Title once - how does that compare with the mighty Magpies? Have a great season - enjoy second spot we are on the up! Boing Boing.....

richietoon: ⏱ 15/02/2010

bomberA....league 4 times,fa cup 6.......all way before my time which just about says it all. Of course we're lookin over our shoulder,Isn't that the nature of the game? I'd snap your fingers off for second place.Winning the league would be nice,but means nothing.Promotion is the main thing.

richietoon: ⏱ 15/02/2010

bomberA....league 4 times,fa cup 6.......all way before my time which just about says it all. Of course we're lookin over our shoulder,Isn't that the nature of the game? I'd snap your fingers off for second place.Winning the league would be nice,but means nothing.Promotion is the main thing.

borneotoon: ⏱ 16/02/2010

richietoon says: bomberA….league 4 times,fa cup 6…….all way before my time which just about says it all. plus (pls correct me if wrong).. prem runners-up 7 times, FA runners-up 5 times. most recent.. prem runners-up 2 times, FA runner-up 2 times.. late 1990's. not a bad club record at all, even tho we haven't gone all the way since 1969 UEFA Cup.

borneotoon: ⏱ 16/02/2010

richietoon says: bomberA….league 4 times,fa cup 6…….all way before my time which just about says it all. plus (pls correct me if wrong).. prem runners-up 7 times, FA runners-up 5 times. most recent.. prem runners-up 2 times, FA runner-up 2 times.. late 1990's. not a bad club record at all, even tho we haven't gone all the way since 1969 UEFA Cup.

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 16/02/2010

I WAS IN GOOD MOOD WHEN WBA BEAT US IN CUP CAUSE I KNEW A CUP RUN WOULD HAVE PUT PRESSURE ON THE SQUAD TO STAY FIT.WBA I THINK WILL FIND THAT OUT THE HARD WAY COME THE END OF THE SEASON WHEN THEY MISS OUT ON PROMOTION.

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 16/02/2010

I WAS IN GOOD MOOD WHEN WBA BEAT US IN CUP CAUSE I KNEW A CUP RUN WOULD HAVE PUT PRESSURE ON THE SQUAD TO STAY FIT.WBA I THINK WILL FIND THAT OUT THE HARD WAY COME THE END OF THE SEASON WHEN THEY MISS OUT ON PROMOTION.

nufc: ⏱ 16/02/2010

coventry sign ex-sunderland john stead boooowwwww

nufc: ⏱ 16/02/2010

coventry sign ex-sunderland john stead boooowwwww

martyn hucknall: ⏱ 16/02/2010

newcastle top just and forest for 2ed spot wba are the 4th best side in the league swansea are better than wba as are forest and newcastle. but either way it's going to be closer for the top 2 spots than many people think mark my word's

martyn hucknall: ⏱ 16/02/2010

newcastle top just and forest for 2ed spot wba are the 4th best side in the league swansea are better than wba as are forest and newcastle. but either way it's going to be closer for the top 2 spots than many people think mark my word's