Newcastle United's results in the final eight games of their last five promotion pushes

Newcastle players celebrate after keeper John Burridge, centre, saves a late penalty in their 1990 play-off first leg at Sunderland. Victory, however, was far from assured.
Newcastle players celebrate after keeper John Burridge, centre, saves a late penalty in their 1990 play-off first leg at Sunderland. Victory, however, was far from assured.
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The business end of the season begins for league leaders Newcastle United this weekend as they prepare to play their final eight Championship games in just over a month.

Here's how they've fared over a similar number of matches during their five previous promotion pushes.