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Fans And BBC Pundit Differ On Tonight’s Likely Result

9:07 am, Monday, September 14th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

BBC Pundit and former Newcastle coach Mark Lawrenson has come up with his prediction for tonight;s game between West Ham and Newcastle, and he’s going for the safe result.

And it’s interesting that his prediction differs from that of Newcastle fans – according to our poll on the result of the game.

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Mark Lawrenson and Newcastle fans differ on likely result

This is what Mark has said about the game tonight:

“Newcastle are still waiting for their first win, but I don’t think there is any doubt about the character of their players – we saw that from how they played with 10 men against Arsenal.”

“Nobody is doubting the ability of Magpies boss Steve McClaren either – but now it is a case of him finding his best team and knitting it together.”

“West Ham are proving very difficult to predict at the moment, winning away at Arsenal and Liverpool but losing both games at home, so I am probably best off going for a 1-1 draw,”

So there you have it – Mark thinks it will be a 1-1 draw.

But in our poll the most likely results according to our fans is a win – with 55% going for that result,  and less than half of that (26%) think it will end in a draw.

Call it wild optimism if you like, but we just hope our fans are right.

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Tags: Coaching · Match Preview · Poll · Prediction · Premier League

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lindisfarne // Sep 14, 2015 at 9:12 AM


    I am sure Mister Troll will be along shortly to poke his stick at you….something I find very repetitive and not very amusing. But then again when the opportunity is wide open you have to shoot.

  • 2 Lindisfarne // Sep 14, 2015 at 9:14 AM

    # sorry forgot to use quotation marks to highlight the use of a well known phrase.

  • 3 Lindisfarne // Sep 14, 2015 at 9:18 AM

    Jib are you Lawro in disguise?

  • 4 Lindisfarne // Sep 14, 2015 at 9:21 AM

    “Patrick missed out today just because of the way I’m doing the subs and mixing things up a little bit,” Pardew said. “It was his turn to miss out today.”

    Great quote Al, showing your fine management skills.

  • 5 Lindisfarne // Sep 14, 2015 at 9:23 AM

  • 6 Jib // Sep 14, 2015 at 9:25 AM

    Wow !!!
    4 posts in a row
    Methinks I touched a nerve
    Not my intention at all
    Sorry if I offended you Lindy

  • 7 Lilongwe Geordie // Sep 14, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    A sending off in each of the first team, Under 21’s and Under 18’s last match. At least we are instilling a way of playing throughout the whole squad!

    Nice to see Gilliead talking of trying to force his way into the first team picture before season’s end. Would be nice to see him kick on through a loan and fulfil the early promise he had as a teenager.

    He is one of a few youngsters that we should be pushing to loan out to clubs. I’m not too bothered about loaning the likes of Willo and Goofy out – don’t see the point at this stage. We would be better off keeping them around the squad. The kids on the other hand can develop and gain experience.

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