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Newcastle United – Five key matches to promotion.

April 9th, 2010 | 51 Comments |

Has won some vital and unexected points this season.
Has won some vital and unexpected points this season.
At the start of the season I found myself wondering what would happen this season. I certainly never really expected such an emphatic rise back to the Premier League. This new found team spirit wasn’t yet formed, our owner still wanted to sell the club, the transfer window was still open so there was always one eye on the exit door as we awaited the departure of the next player, we weren’t even sure of who our manager would be as Chris Hughton was only harbouring the caretaker tag way back then.

I say way back then, but in reality it was only nine months ago. It is remarkable how the feeling around the club has changed so dramatically in such a short space of time. Promotion secured in record time, a team that want to play for the shirt and with eath other, a desire to not give up are all things that have come to the fore this season. We know next season will be tougher at times and we know we need to strenghten the squad in the quest to secure Premier League survival. The fact we can plan ahead already is a bonus and should allow us to steal a march on the teams that are yet to be promoted or teams above that are unsure which league they will be playing in next season. (more…)