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The ecstasy and agony of being a Newcastle United supporter was by no means extra…


I had fancied a win in opposition to Nottingham Forest within the construct to the sport on the Metropolis Floor.

I additionally mentioned it was a tricky fixture – however even I didn’t anticipate the 90 minute rollercoaster that was in retailer.

The ecstasy and agony of being a Newcastle United supporter was by no means extra epitomised than in that first half in opposition to Nuno Espirito de Santo’s workforce.

After Bruno Guimaraes superbly executed opener, any impartial may have been excused for pondering that United have been about to enter cruise management.

Forest doggedly fought again but it surely was one other man of the second Fabian Schar, who neatly rifled in to revive the rightful steadiness.

“Aah get in” some might need thought, half-time is on it’s manner and a a lot wanted pep speak from rock regular Eddie, however but it by no means appears to work out that manner.

Bang after which a depraved deflection and we’re heading down the tunnel all sq., deflated and with our tails firmly between our legs.

As I mentioned in my on the spot post-match response, thank heavens for Bruno Guimaraes.

That deciding purpose was pleasant, though former Toon failure Matt Selz received a mitt to it.

The sport then proceeded to swing backwards and forwards but it surely was the Toon who deservedly picked up the spoils.

What this recreation proved is that we can not afford to have multiple or two gamers having off days at this stage. There aren’t any straightforward video games within the EPL.

We desperately must change into extra ruthless and stamp our authority on video games once we are within the ascendancy.

There’s nonetheless every little thing to play for this season. A Europa League slot is nicely inside our capabilities and we shouldn’t be terrified of anybody within the FA Cup.

In actual fact, it wouldn’t shock me if Eddie and the Hotrods took us to a different Wembley last.

No one can inform which Newcastle United can flip up on any given matchday up to now this season.

Nonetheless, confidence and momentum is starting to slowly resurface, and we’ve got received our final 4 away video games within the Premier League and FA Cup.

Large Joelinton goes to be an enormous miss. If he had of been on the pitch in opposition to Forest we might have snuffed them out within the first half and went on to win comfortably.

Trying on the brilliant aspect, we could not should play Forest or the scouse mackems Everton subsequent season.

Elsewhere within the EPL, Spurs scored a final gasp winner in opposition to Brighton that in all probability has performed us a favour.

Ivan Toney additionally scored once more, as Brentford stopped a not too long ago resurgent Wolves of their tracks.

I now fancy Arsenal to assist our trigger and beat West Ham and reckon that Manchester United will nick some extent at Villa Park.

It’s Bournemouth up subsequent at Gallowgate and I believe we can be proper up for it.

Victory in opposition to a gutsy Forest aspect after surrendering the lead twice, ought to have actually buoyed Eddie’s expenses.

It was nice to see Anthony Gordon straight again within the fold after leaving St James’ Park on crutches after the Luton recreation. Flash… he’s a miracle.

Lets hope that our membership physio Dr Zarkov can now rub a few of his secret components into Callum Wilsons newest damage.

Stats by way of BBC Sport:

Nottingham Forest 2 Newcastle 3 – Saturday 10 February 2024 5.30pm:

Targets:

Newcastle United:

Bruno 10, 66 Schar 43

Forest:

Elanga 26, Hudson-Odoi 45+6

(Half-time stats in brackets)

Possession was Forest 38% (31%) Newcastle 62% (69%)

Complete photographs have been Forest 13 (4) Newcastle 7 (5)

Photographs on track have been Forest 3 (3) Newcastle 5 (4)

Corners have been Forest 4 (1) Newcastle 4 (3)

Referee: Anthony Taylor

Attendance : 29,2451 (3,000 Newcastle)

Newcastle workforce v Nottingham Forest:

Dubravka, Trippier, Schar, Botman, Burn, Longstaff, Guimaraes, Miley (Livramento 81), Almiron (Barnes 60), Gordon (Krafth 90+2), Wilson

Unused subs:

Karius, Dummett, Lascelles, Ritchie, Corridor, Murphy

(BBC Sport feedback from ‘neutrals’ – Very attention-grabbing on Newcastle United after win v Nottingham Forest – Learn HERE)

(Nottingham Forest 2 Newcastle 3 – Match scores and feedback on all Newcastle United gamers – Learn HERE)

(This picture that every one Newcastle United followers will completely love from tonight… See HERE)

(Bruno Guimaraes – “I dedicate this purpose to the Mad Canine” Learn HERE)

(Nottingham Forest 2 Newcastle 3 – On the spot Newcastle United fan / author response – Learn HERE)

(Nottingham Forest 2 Newcastle 3 – A brand new Bruno Guimaraes place with added targets! Learn HERE)

Newcastle United confirmed matches to finish of March 2024:

Saturday 17 February 2024 – Newcastle v Bournemouth (3pm)

Saturday 24 February 2024 – Arsenal v Newcastle (8pm) TNT Sports activities

Tuesday 27 February 2024 – Blackburn v Newcastle (7.45pm) BBC1

Saturday 2 March 2024 – Newcastle v Wolves (3pm)

Monday 11 March 2024 – Chelsea v Newcastle (8pm) Sky Sports activities

Saturday 16 March 2024 – Crystal Palace v Newcastle (3pm) ***If Newcastle beat Blackburn, NUFC can be taking part in in FA Cup sixth spherical this weekend as a substitute.

Saturday 30 March 2024 – Newcastle v West Ham (12.30pm) TNT Sports activities


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