What will suit us best? Are we gunning for top spot? Or are we happy to see our rivals for 2nd dealt a blow?
I just don't know.
Newcastle win for me...
I would rather newcastle win the league by 30 points and us to be 2nd, 4 points clear with one game to go!!!
That's all I care about: Forest - Premier League - 2010/11!
Also if WBA lose that's a bad loss and could mean they go on a mini bad run!
Newcastle win, any other result would give West Brom the chance to move above us IF they win the other game in hand
Hmm probably a toon win. I'm just going to order a curry and enjoy it probably!
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It doesn't matter. Take care of our own results and it is irrelevant.
What he said, but if pushed I'm starting to favour a Toon win to help put Albion out of the running
I just don't know what i want from this game.
If there has to be a winner i hope it's by plenty of goals and both teams to have 3 players each sent off
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Well, if Newcastle outplay West Brom like we did...then West Brom might start kicking the Geordies, like they did to us, hopefully resulting in a slew of injuries....
Newcastle will be looking to strengthen their hold on top spot when they face third-placed West Brom at St James' Park on Monday night.
Both sides looked well placed to secure automatic promotion earlier in the season but the stunning form of Nottingham Forest has made the battle for a top-two finish more intriguing.
Roberto Di Matteo's Baggies have slipped back into the play-off pack but still have two games in hand on Forest and can narrow the gap to just one point with victory at Newcastle.
The Magpies have been held in their past two Championship outings and will be determined to return to winning ways.
Chris Hughton will revert back to his strongest side after rotating his squad for the two recent FA Cup encounters against Plymouth.
Peter Lovenkrands netted a hat-trick to see off the Pilgrims 3-0 in their midweek replay but he will not be available having returned to Denmark for family reasons.
Alan Smith has fully recovered from an eye injury sustained during the initial goalless draw at Home Park and should start.
Fellow midfielder Joey Barton remains the only player on the injury list as he nears the end of his lengthy recovery from a foot injury.
On-loan full-back Danny Simpson is due to make his final appearance for the club before returning to Manchester United although Hughton is still trying to negotiate a permanent deal.
West Brom news
West Brom boss Di Matteo has a near full-strength squad at his disposal.
Chris Brunt has recovered from illness while right-back Gianni Zuiverloon has overcome an ankle problem he picked up in last Friday's 3-1 home defeat to Forest.
Striker Ishmael Miller made his long-awaited return from the bench against Billy Davies' side after a 13-month battle to overcome a knee injury, and he should again be among Di Matteo's substitutes.
That just leaves James Morrison (heel) as the only player in the treatment room, although he is hoping to make a return to first-team action before the end of January after nine months on the sidelines. Centre-back Abdoulaye Meite remains at the African Cup of Nations with Ivory Coast.
Di Matteo has promised changes to his starting line-up after the disappointing defeat to Forest, with central midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu the most likely man to earn a recall.
A draw, though if somebody had to win, Newcastle to. It'd be better for us to pull away from West Brom than try to catch Newcastle.
A Newcastle win...put daylight between us and the Baggies and THEN go after the Toon.
A draw would be easily the best result, as it is the "least points outcome" for our two main rivals combined.
We still consider them as rivals, don't we?
If the Geordies lose, then when we beat QPR a week tomorrow, we'll go top.
As we never lose, that'll be that, and we'll all have a parade around town with the proper First Division Champions trophy to look forward to.
Second is nowhere - It has to be a Yam Yam win
A point and winning their game in hand means the Baggies would go above us on GD again thoughOriginally Posted by eezzeetiger
As long as they don't get 3 points!
I really don't care but would probably favour a draw. Newcastle are certainly not out of reach and to further a gap between WBA would give us a bit of security.
We can be Champions!
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I think 'odd' is a good thing. Oddness shows originality, uniqueness and a desire to be different from the masses. Oddness is, maybe, only deemed 'odd' by the majority who are considered less odd but only by their own blinkered observations and understanding. Oddness should never be criticised but be encouraged to nurture, develop individualism and to explore the mind rather than conform to expectation and 'normality'. Many of the world's greatest works of art and prose were born from those minds many considered to be 'odd'.
Bring on the champions!Originally Posted by T.B.T.
Would prefer a Newcastle win but not really that bothered either way.
As long as we keep playing well and winning games then it is irrelevant what other teams do.
Wow, can I change my vote? That's reads lovelyOriginally Posted by Liatroim_Red
It's a relief to hear that Alan Smith's eye injury wasn't caused by Joey Barton!
Seriously, it doesn't matter what we wish for. Que sera sera. It's interesting that Billy says we have to look after ourselves yet two of our players have given interviews about which result they would prefer
As others have said, the best we could wish for would be a few sendings off to weaken our rivals in forthcoming games. Ref Paul Taylor has sent off 7 players in his last 14 games and he has a bit of a reputation for dishing out the cards in the lower leagues, having been expelled from the Premier League list. Early bath Smudger?
That's such a cliche!Originally Posted by Winnits
It's true, though.Originally Posted by weasel
What if Newcastle and West Brom take care of their own results and don't lose either? Then it's relevant What with us frequently drawing away from home, it's going to be very tight.
Also, to say 2nd is nowhere is strange? For me, a return to Premiership football is a far bigger prize than the 2nd division trophy being added to the honours.
Because they were asked by the interviewer...Originally Posted by Si Coe
Think about the free season tickets, man!Originally Posted by ad
It's irrelevant because we have no influence over them.
Well, we kind of do. Us winning puts them under pressure to keep up, just as them winning puts a bit of pressure on us to keep up.
I don't want a free season ticket, we'll need the season ticket money to pay for Rooney.