Newcastle United near promotion after night in the rain with Nottingham Forest

Words by Kevin Doocey on .

Jose Enrique scores for the Toon

The descending rain at St.James’ Park last night could not dampen spirits around Newcastle as the Magpies look very certain for an immediate return to the Premier League. In what was a tight and physical affair, Nottingham put the lads to the test in every department and on another day could’ve nabbed a couple of goals. Indeed goals from Shola Ameobi who replaced the injured Andy Carroll and our Spanish left-back José Enrique secured a very important three points for Chris Hughton’s side.

Our next game, away to Peterborough could see us automatically promoted should Forest fail to gain all three points at Bristol City. However, we needn’t worry about other teams and their results now, because we are definitely guaranteed a Premier League spot if we win two more games.

Chris Hughton, still however is adamant that Newcastle United have not crossed the finishing line and said after last night’s game that he has not patted himself and the players on the back for a job well done just yet.

“There are no points targets. The only target is to win promotion and if there is a points tally that comes with it and other plaudits, then I will accept them gladly.”

We’re hopeful that we’ll secure promotion in the coming weeks and get Newcastle United back to the Premier League.

Sorry about the absence of Tyne Time v Dean Midas Maynard article for the game last night but I was proudly part of the crowd to cheers the lads on to victory. Anyway, these were our predictions for the Forest game :

Tyne Time - Newcastle United 3-1 Nottingham Forest

Dean Midas Maynard - Newcastle United 2-1 Nottingham Forest.

I suppose you could say Dean was closer scoreline wise but I was right in the amount of goals we won by. The standings are as follows :

Tyne Time - 25pts

Dean Midas Maynard - 20pts

As of now, Tyne Time leads the challenge but there’s a few games to go, noneless than our tricky away tie to Peterborough.

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NUFCELITE: ⏱ 30/03/2010

Thought shola played a great game last night comes back and takes over were he left off,half a chance,1 shot 1v0 newcastle thanks very much shola, and dont forget the 2 fingers to these fools that want to sell ya mate.Think if shola had not got injured he would have been our player of the season by far with at least 30 to 40 goals for the season.Love the back heel for the second mate, if messi had done that, we would be watching the replays on sky sports til at least the world cup i think.1 more point extend CH contract as soon as possible, and let him start worry about the future of nufc,instead of this crap that he wont be here next season.Looking forward to the big games in the prem already,1 very happy nufc fan.

icedog: ⏱ 30/03/2010

enjoyed post,lets just win the next game,one step at a time imo,if,buts and maybe"s can come later

NUFCELITE: ⏱ 30/03/2010

Thought shola played a great game last night comes back and takes over were he left off,half a chance,1 shot 1v0 newcastle thanks very much shola, and dont forget the 2 fingers to these fools that want to sell ya mate.Think if shola had not got injured he would have been our player of the season by far with at least 30 to 40 goals for the season.Love the back heel for the second mate, if messi had done that, we would be watching the replays on sky sports til at least the world cup i think.1 more point extend CH contract as soon as possible, and let him start worry about the future of nufc,instead of this crap that he wont be here next season.Looking forward to the big games in the prem already,1 very happy nufc fan.

icedog: ⏱ 30/03/2010

enjoyed post,lets just win the next game,one step at a time imo,if,buts and maybe"s can come later