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Former Player And Pundit Predicts Another Newcastle Defeat

9:50 pm, Saturday, September 12th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 24 Comments

There’s not many people seem to fancy us on Monday night at West Ham, but that could be because of West Ham’s 3-0 win at Anfield last time out, but they are not as good at home as they are on the road.

They have lost both their two home league games to Leicester City (1-2) and Bournemouth (3-4), and given away six goals in those games.

michael owen at st james park pundit

Michael Owen – fancies the Hammers

Here’s what Michael Owen has said in his BetVictor column for the game on Monday night:

West Ham v Newcastle

The Hammers must be something of a bookmakers’ dream and it must puzzle manager Slaven Bilic how they can lose at home to the likes of (no disrespect to) Leicester and Bournemouth yet beat the pair of Arsenal and Liverpool at the Emirates and Anfield!

Providing West Ham play to the level that saw them turn over the Reds 3-0 they should be good for another three points on Monday night.

The Newcastle fans seem fairly confident we can win at Upton Park, and over half our fans expect a win.

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We’ll go with that result,  rather than with Michael’s prediction.

Michael takes Sunderland for a draw at home to Tottenham tomorrow, so with those two results, Newcastle will be bottom of the league after the game on Monday night – should Owen’s predictions be accurate.

That doesn’t sound good.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Poll · Prediction · Premier League

24 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Vask // Sep 12, 2015 at 9:53 PM

    Victory at all costs!

  • 2 Vask // Sep 12, 2015 at 9:55 PM

    Sound the trumpets!

  • 3 Jib // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:00 PM

    71 games 26 goals
    £26 million in wages
    You do the maths
    £1,000,000 per goal is the easy one

  • 4 SUTTY1978 // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:01 PM

    Surprised 54% have us down for a win, can’t even remember when our last away win was, February maybe?

  • 5 Vask // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:03 PM

    Draw at all costs!

  • 6 Graeme // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:04 PM

    The scum wont get a point against Spuds, they will remain below us – where the rightfully belong!!!

  • 7 Harley // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:08 PM

    I’d settle fur a draw. I think that would be a good result.

  • 8 Jib // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:10 PM

    Funny thing talking about the scum and what a shitbag Ashley is supposed to be.
    Ellis Short is the real p)sstaker , he is scalping the unwashed mercilessly and the f0ckwits are so dopey they cannot see it .
    Ha ha ha

  • 9 croftus5678 // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    come on boys av it 3-0 to the toon.
    siem with 2 and cisse with the other.

  • 10 jayphoto // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:12 PM

    To be fair no pundit worth their salt will have us for a win! We’ve won 2 league games in the whole of 2015.
    Not complaining, anyone who watches us week in can see the tide has turned for the better but as a pundit I doubt id back us on any away day until weve put together some results

  • 11 G // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:14 PM

    I have a funny feeling that we will issue the hammers a good hiding. Its just an instinctive gut feeling I can’t justify, but I reckon at least 3 toon goals with no cockney returns.

  • 12 G // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:16 PM

    Croftus can feel the force in this one too?

  • 13 Jib // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    Ashley critics read this

    Ha ha ha

    In November 2011, Ellis Short sacked Steve Bruce after a poor run of results, which Short labelled ‘not good enough’.Nine days later, Martin O’Neill was appointed Bruce’s successor. O’Neill himself was succeeded by Italian ex-footballer Paolo Di Canio in 2013. Di Canio, in turn, was dismissed in September 2013 after a poor start to the Premier League season. Gus Poyet was put in charge of the first team and guided Sunderland to Premier League safety, but he was replaced late in the 2014-15 campaign by Dick Advocaat, who helped the team avoid relegation and secure its top-flight status for 2015-16.

    Ha ha ha

  • 14 Ravostag // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:19 PM

    We need a win 3 pts will do us a world of good problem is I cant see it at the ammers 38 more pts needed

  • 15 jane // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:31 PM

    £26 million in wages”

    wow the club was badly run back then 😉

  • 16 G // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:37 PM

    To be fair Jane, I was really happy when we signed Owen, I saw it as a sign of intent. How I would love to go back in time and give me a big slap!

  • 17 Jib // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:40 PM

    Corbyn must get sick of being right

  • 18 jane // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:42 PM

    I like Michael Owen he was a great player.

  • 19 G // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:44 PM

    @ Liverpool, RM, and Manyoo maybe, just a tosser turning up for the wages at the toon though. Complete waste of a pair of underpants in my opinion.

  • 20 Jib // Sep 12, 2015 at 10:47 PM

    Freddy Shepherd never sussed that Owen was always injured the week the flat season started

  • 21 SPRINGY // Sep 12, 2015 at 11:14 PM

    good player for liverpool england and madrid…injured player for evryone else…crap commentator for bt!

  • 22 SPRINGY // Sep 12, 2015 at 11:21 PM

    team id like to see for hammers…

    team i think we’ll see…


  • 23 jimmysmith // Sep 12, 2015 at 11:23 PM

    Ashley will certainly give McClaren time, assuming we don’t go down.
    Pardew was unpopular, but Ashley stuck with him. His mistake was not so much in sticking with him, but not in backing him sufficiently having decided to.

    If he does provide McClaren, Carr, Moncur and Charnley with the money to match the goals they’ve publically set, and assuming the goals continue to adequately match our size and capacity, a Europa League Title, an FA Cup, an occasional Champions League sortee, and do it without saddling us with debt, and so long as he doesn’t do anything as insane as attempt to re name the ground again, he will completely rewrite his own history.

    It’s achievable and surely highly appealing to an owner who has a public profile like it or not, and would be significantly more worthwhile than any slim margin of greater financial profit he might squeeze out of the club with a purely fiscal approach. And so it’s as much rational as optimistic to believe that’s the ultimate plan.

    The problem beyond that of course and as always is whether there will be the required competence, determination and luck to realise it, but that doesn’t detract from a belief that Ashley is likely sincerely going to try..

  • 24 sing in the corner // Sep 13, 2015 at 7:01 AM

    Love this photo of Owen.
    The camera doesn’t lie, sneaky little slimeball

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