Pundit – Newcastle Game On Saturday Will Be Over Quickly

Our next two games are against the two clubs who finished first and second in the Premier League last season,  Chelsea and Manchester City – so the games against the weaker sides – West Ham, Watford and Sheffield Wednesday – are over and after the next two games there is a two week International break.

If we lose these two games it’s going to be a miserable two-week break for Newcastle fans.

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Paul Merson – Newcastle cannot stop losing

We cannot feel too confident of getting anything out of the next two games but Paul Merson the Sky pundit is quite certain.

This is what has said about the game on Sky Sports:

“There’s no chance for Newcastle in this one. Chelsea are a banker.” “Newcastle can’t stop losing. I like Steve McClaren, but they are just struggling so badly.”

“The fans are rightly frustrated and Saturday could turn nervy within 10 minutes at St James’ Park. Jose Mourinho’s side love that and he’ll pick them off easily.”

“The lead at the top is eight points, but Chelsea can win the title,” “After last week especially. It was a huge day for Chelsea last week, to beat Arsenal and then see City lose at home to West Ham.”

“You have to remember Chelsea will look to beat Man City at home in April, so I call it five points.”

Score prediction: Newcastle 0 – 3 Chelsea.

Things are not looking good at the moment but what we need to see from our players is for them to shock us and start playing like we played against Manchester United and Arsenal in successive games.

We’ve done it before and the players have to show a more courage and more leadership both on and off the field.

That’s what they get paid big bucks for.

If they do that they will get great support from the Newcastle fans, but the courage has to come from them first.

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97 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Sep 24, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #1

    Ashley Out!

  • Mag52

    Sep 24, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #2

    We need a win desperately. Macca is going to have to earn his corn to pull this one out.

  • sing in the corner

    Sep 24, 2015 at 6:37 PM

    Comment #3

    As usual fantastic insight from the upper echelons of the pundit world.

  • Jib

    Sep 24, 2015 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #4

    You have called me a spunk trumpet on many occasions .

    It never bothered me cos you don’t bother me

    I looked it up out of idle curiosity.

    There is only one definition.


    If I were BandB I would be grossly offended.

  • Belfast

    Sep 24, 2015 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #5

    In a ideal world I’d like to dig a great big hole and bury him and Ian Wright in it.

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 24, 2015 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Jib Jibberish – wrong again there is more than one definition for “spunk trumpet”.

    What is the inside line at SJP re the latest defeat – have you been in touch with the club insider “Uncle Peanut” to get the latest griff?

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 24, 2015 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #7

    Mr Tuff- Do you ever contribute anything of a positive nature?
    Your old goat grumpy antics are rather tiresome. Just a thought as I know you don’t want to drive bloggers away.
    Yours a younger contributor.

  • andrew84

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #8

    Merson said virtually the same thing about sunderland before they played swansea and they ended up drawing, so I don’t bother taking him seriously at the best of times.

    Anyways, maybe Ed has a point. If we play like we did against man u, keep everyone behind the ball for an hour and a half, maybe we’ll scrape a point.

  • Toon Tang

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #9

    Never has a truer word been said.

  • Offkey

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #10

    Just for norman bates


    Positivity makes everyone happy apparently…

  • Graeme

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #11

    Only predicting a 0-3 defeat!! Thats generous of him; We will struggle to get Nil!!!

  • Offkey

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #12

    I think we will beat chelsea……..2-1

  • toonbrother

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #13

    i have faith in stevie mac
    i dont think a chelsea win is a given by any means

  • Mister Tuff

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:20 PM

    Comment #14

    Ian Toon – I will contribute something positive when I see fit do do so. I will also contribute something “negative” if it is appropriate to do so. I will also throw in some excellent wit and also challenge the blog scoundrels and scumbags. You are included within this group.
    Stop your artifice and blog trickery.

  • hibbit

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #15

    nice to see you so positive toonbrother i take it you didnt see the the last 2 games then ???

  • BandB

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:26 PM

    Comment #16


    I don’t blame Ian.
    He used to have so many friends, and you have driven them all away.
    Every single person who doesn’t post these days was a friend and supporter of Ian and his opinions.


    Another nice football post from you.

  • Average_Contents

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:32 PM

    Comment #17

    Fiction novelist

    Second prize funnily enough goes to….

  • Toon Tang

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:33 PM

    Comment #18

    I predict a god damn riot, that’s what I’m predicting people..

  • JackButler

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #19

    A win would kick start our season and we’ve all seen that anything can happen in this league, no betting man would place money us getting a win but you just never know

  • Our Toon

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:36 PM

    Comment #20

    I read some baffling stuff on here last night, some saying we are buying players from poor leagues etc. I’m baffled because I look at Payet, Mahrez etc and these lads don’t seem to have any issues. We have a serious issue with the way the team is set up. He needs to change it!!

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:37 PM

    Comment #21

    Usual suspects:
    “The people habitually suspected or arrested in response to a crime. The phrase is usually used in regard to scapegoats rather than actual perpetrators of the crime in question”

  • Our Toon

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #22

    We pissed about in preseason friendlies as well, chickens coming home to roost….piss poor planning

  • JackButler

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:39 PM

    Comment #23

    Our Toon

    There’s nothing wrong with the league we buy from, its the type of players Carr always seems to go for thats the issue. We have little to no pace and so many of his signings have no physical presence and so cant stand up to the toughest league around. I agree the system isnt working but thats just one more problem to go onto of the massive pile of problems we have

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #24

    Hard at work last night and couldn’t even get the commentary online to my mobile during my break. I’ve seen pictures today of Makro grinning like a big grinner five seconds into his post match interview. What is going on with our leader and his facial expressions?

    Taking my mind off the circus at SJP for a couple of hours to watch the new look Huddersfield on Sky.

  • Our Toon

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #25


    I agree pace is an issue or lack of but the biggest thing that hurts us is the lack of ambition when attacking, Watford are hardly blessed with pace yet they managed to have at least 4 players in our box when attacking….We have 1 or 2 at the most. The biggest issues for me is another CB to replace Colo, Haidara at LB and the need for a midfield enforcer who will sit and protect.

    Arsenal aren’t a big physical side yet they seem to do well, we don’t have any leaders on the pitch, that’s why we are piss poor. No one wants to take the game by the scruff of the neck, no heart….just a bunch of soft shite idiots

  • Ian Toon

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Comment #26

    Mister Tuff – Yet again I need to enlighten you following your labelling of me. Your puerile behaviour and stupid lists coming from a man of your mature years say more about you than anyone else, they were not funny a year or more ago and are simply redundant. Dont bother with your faux outrage routine but just try to make yourself more relevant.
    PS. – I did like one of your sketches a few years ago involving a man of the cloth and holy orders. Maybe you could work on that.
    Over and out.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:48 PM

    Comment #27

    We were crying out for some solid dependable players with PL experience and instead we got young untested players with potential sell on value. A shake up of the defence was badly needed and the losing mentality banished, instead we got Collocini on an extension, not only was he retained as captain but told he was the best signing of the summer, this must have made the other lads feel ten foot tall !

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:52 PM

    Comment #28

    My favourite blog sketch of all time was when pushy pardew was pretending to talk to himself in the guise of Ian Toon !

  • bladeuser

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:54 PM

    Comment #29

    NUFC are a waste of money and time
    Why would anybody pay hundreds every season to be humiliiated by away fans and the team they pay to watch laughing behind there backs all the way to the bank
    What is wrong with you lot are u scared somebody will sit in your precious drab Hard grey seat or u really have such a boring life that these money grabbing mercenaries r your only outlet
    How many times do u need the p@@@ taking out of u before u come to your senses
    S Mac out

  • JackButler

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #30

    Our Toon

    I dont think SM has any idea as to his best 11 yet and I think he’s now truly aware of just how poor and unbalanced a squad we have. It looks like hes trying to build off a strong defence but our defence is weaker than a Mike Ashley lie and so everything is falling down on the start line.

    We dont have pace apart from Obertan and Aarons, one who is proven to be poor/average at best the other who has potential but has an ongoing love affair with the treatment table.

    Regarding our lack of physical presence, you don’t need to be a six foot six, knuckle dragging caveman to stand up to the riggors of this league, Santi Cazorla, Perez, David Silva, Philippe Coutinho are all slight but they can all hold their own, but we have so many who simply cant stand up to the physical demands of this league………………..as well as too many who look like they simply cant be bothered

  • angelswithdirtyfaces

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #31

    I think it could easily be a Liverpool type collapse. The funny thing is if we had AP I think we might beat them as for some strange reason, nothing to do with managerial ability, he has a reasonable record against Chelski

  • JackButler

    Sep 24, 2015 at 7:59 PM

    Comment #32

    The day the news broke that Colo had not only been given a new two year deal but would also retain the captains armband i actually laughed so hard it began to hurt, its so pathetic as it shows just what a sorry state of affairs the club has become

  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Sep 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #33

    I hear De Jong got an outing last night. Did he justify the clamour of many bloggers for him to start and to show the guile and craft that they reckon he’s got? Or did he fail to provide the answer, as Old Blackley very much doubted he would?

  • cyprus

    Sep 24, 2015 at 8:00 PM

    Comment #34

    Come on Newcastle. Surprise these fxxxxxs. Surprise us. Beat them!

    Palace beat them, so did Everton. It’s very doable.

  • Jail for Ashley

    Sep 24, 2015 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #35

    If you look in to it though, Everton and Palace managed a couple of goals each, it was a huge factor in the winning bit you mention !

  • toon kk

    Sep 24, 2015 at 8:10 PM

    Comment #36

    What strikes me as the strangest or most ridiculous thing is the whole world and his dog can see our major flaws, but the board can’t. They stick to there regime, while the team falls apart.

  • Rotonda heights

    Sep 24, 2015 at 8:11 PM

    Comment #37

    Typical, liverpool are thinking about Klopp and we are thinking about moyes.

  • JackButler

    Sep 24, 2015 at 8:13 PM

    Comment #38


    Doesn’t really matter mate as even Klopp would fail with the way this club is run, i seriously doubt any manager could do anything with this lot.

    The issue is the way we are run and as long as we continue to be run this way we will never achieve anything

  • Jib

    Sep 24, 2015 at 8:15 PM

    Comment #39


  • Toon-Prodigy

    Sep 24, 2015 at 8:18 PM

    Comment #40

    Does anyone know if there is any truth in Arrons going out on loan?

    The mirror seem to think so, are preferred media partner ha.


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