With six games to spare Newcastle are assured of an automatic promotion spot thanks to Nottingham Forest's inability to beat Cardiff at home.
In truth promotion has been a near certainty since the season defining 2-0 win over Forest in late March. The scenes of joy and relief were clear for all to see when Jose Enrique fired home the second of the game deep into injury time.
A ten man bundle ensued and ever since that moment the media have referred to us as "promotion-bound".
Still it's a great feeling to have it officially confirmed.
It was bumper bank holiday of good news for the Toon as title rivals West Brom could only draw with lowly Watford. The result sees the Magpies remain three points clear with two games in hand on the Baggies.
A win against Sheffield United later tonight will push the Toon within touching distance of the trophy. The aim for the toon has to be to push on and achieve some simple targets.
- Win the League
- Remain unbeaten at home
- Reach 100 points
That said, the promotion party starts here!