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Newcastle can now plan ahead as Blackpool complete Premier League line-up.

May 22nd, 2010 | 96 Comments |

The line up is complete.
The line up is complete.
Many of you will have been watching as a neutral this afternoon as events unfolded during the Championship play-off final at Wembley Stadium.

Despite the intense heat it was Ian Holloway’s Blackpool outfit who came out on top against Cardiff to earn the final Premier League place that was up for grabs. It was a richly deserved win in which Blackpool had the best of the game, and despite falling behind twice they eventually won 3-2.

Congratulations to Blackpool will be doing the rounds for some time now, but from a purely selfish, Newcastle United perspective it now means we know just what we are up against in the fight for survival, and hopefully means that some media focus could be shifted from us and onto them, allowing us to go about our business ‘under the radar’ so to speak. Lets not forget the defeat we suffered at the hands of Blackpool way back in September, which was branded as an embarrassment by a very large proportion of fans, will now look a little bit more acceptable now they themselves have managed to gain promotion with us. (more…)