Pundit Predicts Newcastle Win And A Very Good Season

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BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has said that he expects Newcastle to edge Southampton at St. James’ Park today by a score of 2-1, and he has praised Steve McClaren as a very good coach and that the Tyneside club have made some good signings so far this summer.

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Mark Lawrenson – predicts Newcastle win

The former defensive coach under Kevin Keegan at Newcastle had this to say in his BBC column today:

“Steve McClaren is a very good coach and I am expecting Newcastle to have a very good season after their recent problems,” “They have better players, there will be a better atmosphere and they will get better results.”

“Southampton have a lot to live up to after the way they performed in Ronald Koeman’s first year in charge.¨

¨They have lost a couple more key players in Morgan Schneiderlin and Nathaniel Clyne but I would not be surprised to see them end up in the top half of the table again,” 

Lawro’s prediction: 2-1

Southampton are a good side although they have lost some good players including former Newcastle goalkeeper Fraser Forster, who may miss most of the season with a serious knee injury he suffered last season.

We’ll have to see how well Newcastle play together today, with the pre-season performances pointing to the defense as still not being strong enough, although we do expect Fab Coloccini to start this game, and lead the side out as captain.

A 2-1 win would be great – but it will be a difficult game for us.

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