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Blade-on races! Newcastle United v Sheffield United – Match preview.

April 4th, 2010 | 209 Comments |

Next stop on the Newcastle United roller-coaster?
Next stop on the Newcastle United roller-coaster?
A night of destiny awaits Newcastle fans worlwide on Monday night as promotion back to the Premier League could be mathematically assured with just a point against Sheffield United. In fact promotion could be secured before kick-off at St James’ Park should Nottingham Forest fail to win against Cardiff in their 3pm match at the City Ground.

With only a one day break sandwiched between a busy Easter football schedule, manager Chris Hughton looks set to shuffle the pack again for the visit of The Blades.

Whichever team is put out there knows what is at stake and what is required to ensure the champagne no longer remains on ice and the party can begin in front of what should be a packed out home crowd. That very celebration could have happened on Saturday if results had gone our way elsewhere to supplement the 3-2 win Newcastle managed at Peterborough. It wasn’t to be however and it is perhaps more fitting that the chance to secure a return to the big time should fall in front of the home crowd that has stuck behind the team all season. (more…)