BBC Pundit – Newcastle Have Turned A Corner

Former Newcastle coach Mark Lawrenson thinks Newcastle have recently turned a corner, but he still doesn’t think we will beat Bournemouth tomorrow – predicting that we will only be able to get a draw.

If that happens then Newcastle fans will again be hugely disappointed that against Sunderland, Stoke and Bournemouth we picked up only 2 points in those three fairly winnable games.

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Mark Lawrenson – Newcastle may have to settle for only a point

This is Mark Lawrenson has said on BBC Sport:

“In their past three league games, Bournemouth have scored twice and conceded 12 goals so the way they play is clearly not working at the moment.” “Do they change their style? I think they might have to, otherwise there is only one way they are going – down.”

“Newcastle have had their own problems recently, but I think they have turned a corner recently.” “They have taken four points from their past three league games, starting with their 6-2 demolition of Norwich.”

“But if you look at their first-half performance against Sunderland and the chances they created in their draw against Stoke last week, they probably should have picked up more than that.”

“The Magpies cannot keep saying they deserve to do better, and they need to start winning games, but I think they might have to settle for another point on Saturday.”

We agree completely with Mark that we need to start winning games and not talk at the end of the game about how unlucky we were not to win – for whatever reason.

The game of football is all about results – it’s only about results – and that’s what we need to get if we are to survive in the Premier League this season.

And – wait for it – we may still be able to do well this season and start moving up that league table if we can string together a few wins – much like we did last season under Alan Pardew when we won five league games on the trot.

Given that we have just one win in 11 league games this season and only four wins in 30 league games in 2015 – a win tomorrow almost gets to be imperative.

It’s also what the majority of Newcastle fans expect – so anything but a win will be another disappointment.

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11 comments so far

  • Our Toon

    Nov 6, 2015 at 4:10 PM

    Comment #1


    A pen is not open play, nothing to do with statistics, just basic football common sense / knowledge. If you asked every football fan / pundit / player / coaches and managers they’d all say it’s not open play…. with the exception of a few which you’d be able to count on your hand!!

  • BeeGuy

    Nov 6, 2015 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #2

    In my mind, it will take some convoluted refereeing, strange bounces and more than 3 NUFC players getting injured in the match for NUFC to lose. If they come out and put a strangle hold on the Cherries, this will be over quickly.

  • Jib

    Nov 6, 2015 at 4:18 PM

    Comment #3

    I must say I agree with Munster.

    Basic English comprehension is a real problem on this blog.

    We will comfortably beat Bournemouth tomorrow , never to enter the relegation zone again .

  • cyprus

    Nov 6, 2015 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #4

    No Ed,
    The game of football ain’t ONLY about results. This ain’t the business world as it is elsewhere. If it were, we’d just let them at it and wait for the results. It’s a game. It’s about entertainment as well. It’s about being proud of your displays too.

    It’s about results ONLY when you’re desperate for the points, for various reasons, agreed. Like now, yes, we’re desperate for points.

  • cyprus

    Nov 6, 2015 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #5

    Some went as far to only ask those people to try. That’s the other end and I disagree with that too. Trying really hard and losing every time isn’t exactly fun.

    At NUFC, I think, most people love their football when it’s brave, attacking and beautiful. When that happens, losses are acceptable. Ideally, we win something too, every 100 years or so.

  • BandB

    Nov 6, 2015 at 4:34 PM

    Comment #6

    Are you the same Jib who stated, in excellent English, that we didn’t need to sign any players during the summer because Supermac would transform the players we alreadyhad into a winning team?

    And also that injuries and indiscipline wouldn’t be a factor this season.

  • Jib

    Nov 6, 2015 at 4:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Band B
    Yes that was me

    My God !!!!

    I’ve just realised , thanks for pointing it out !
    We are languishing in the relegation zone


    IT’S MY FAULT !!!!!!!
    are you and Mr Tuff secret lovers ?

  • Mister Tuff

    Nov 6, 2015 at 4:55 PM

    Comment #8

    Jib Jibberish – I do not think that BandB is in any way suggesting that our current plight is because of you. I think she is saying simply that you post a load of shyte. Nothing more nothing less.

  • Jib

    Nov 6, 2015 at 4:56 PM

    Comment #9

    Mmmm very noble

  • Jib

    Nov 6, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    Comment #10

    Ha ha ha
    Mr Tuff you should know
    The World authority on posting shyte
    Ha ha ha

  • bladeuser

    Nov 6, 2015 at 5:35 PM

    Comment #11

    Most of u repeat and post utter garbage on here


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