Paul Merson at Sky Sports says he’s worried about the way Newcastle are losing these days – far too easily.
Paul Merson – Sky Sports pundit – worried about Newcastle
We currently have about 10 first team players out injured, and as Alan Pardew said at his press conference for the game at home to Everton today, we’ve had them out for about two and a half months now.
And while we did well in October and November without them – we’ve gone back to losing again – and have lost the last four games in all competitions and conceded 12 goals in the process.
This is what Paul Merson wrote on Sky Sports today about Newcastle’s late game at St. James’ Park:
“It’s a real tough time for Everton at the moment. Everything seems to be going against them. Walters should definitely have been sent off on Boxing Day but he didn’t and the free-kick hits the wall and Stoke go up the other end, Everton concede the penalty and it’s 1-0.”
“They should have been playing against 10-men and who knows how the game might have turned out? That’s their luck at the moment.”
“But Newcastle have hit a bit of a brick wall of late. They won all those games but now they can’t buy a win. It’s the manner of the defeats that are worrying for me as they are getting beat pretty easily. I’m going for a 1-1 draw here.”
Former Newcastle player Michael Owen didn’t think there would be many goals in the Newcastle – Sunderland derby last weekend and he was right about that.
There was only one goal in the game coming in the 90th minute from Adam Johnson, to give the Black Cats their fourth win in a row for the first time ever in over 120 years of this fixture. 🙁
And he doesn’t expect too many goals today from two sides who don’t score a lot of goals – with Newcastle scoring 19 goals and Everton 27 goals so far this season.
This is what Michael wrote on Betvictor.com:
“Both clubs have lost their two previous games over the Xmas period and I don’t expect to see many goals at St James’s Park.”
“The Blues have only won one of their last seven PL away games and four of the last five games at St James’s Park have been settled by the only goal of the game.”
Newcastle need to break their losing streak today at the very least against Everton, who are also hit by key injuries to Tim Howard and Phil Jagielka.
Confidence is waning again in Alan Pardew with the fans and in the press, and another defeat would not be good for either Newcastle or for the manager.
We’re hoping for all 3 points.
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