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Peterborough v Newcastle United – Match preview.

April 2nd, 2010 | 115 Comments |

Destiny calling?
Destiny calling?
Newcastle United head to Peterborough United on Saturday afternoon knowing very well that promotion back to the Premier League could be in the bag by around 4:45pm. All it takes is a win on our part and Bristol City doing us a favour and beating Nottingham Forest at Ashton Gate and the champagne corks can well and truly be popped. This is not just a day of destiny for us, Peterborough United also have their own concerns. They go into this game knowing that if results go the wrong way for them then relegation back down to League 1 would be confirmed.

We could very well end up with a situation where a team gets promoted and relegated on the same pitch although, as said, that scenario is very much dependant on results at Bristol City, Watford, Sheffield Wednesday and the result of our match. Very much a top vs bottom clash then, the sort of clash that looks easy on paper only to end up becoming a banana skin as the underdog will invariably raise their game due to the possibility of taking the scalp of the league leaders in front of the home fans. Indeed that has already happened once this season in a Carling Cup tie at London Road with the hosts running out 2-0 winners on that occasion, something the lads will no doubt want to make amends for. (more…)