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Sky Sports Pundit Has Good News For Newcastle Fans

8:49 am, Friday, November 6th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

Tomorrow’s game  at Bournemouth will give Newcastle fans a good idea of what the season ahead could look like.

Have we just made a poor start to the season and dropped points we shouldn’t have dropped and now will start to come  away and climb the league table?

Or is it going to be another season fighting relegation?

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Paul Merson – predict 2-1 win for Magpies

Skt Sports pundit Paul Merson talks about this game being a six-pointer – but it’s kind of early in the season to talk like that.

This is what Paul has said about the Bournemouth vs Newcastle game:

Now this is a six-pointer if ever I saw one! People will say it’s only the start of November but this is a massive football match.

Newcastle were bang unlucky last week against Stoke, they just bumped into Jack Butland who was on fire.

Bournemouth’s injuries are taking their toll and, despite playing well in the second half at Southampton, they lost  again.

PAUL PREDICTS: 1-2

So Merson thinks we can get our second league win of the season tomorrow in the early kick-off game at 12:45 pm.

It will be a huge relief if we can do that,  but if we don’t win and stay in the bottom three over the two-week International break that’s a long time to think about possibly fighting relegation this season.

We need the win!

Comments welcome.



Tags: Coaching · Newcastle News · Prediction · Premier League · Pundit




9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // Nov 6, 2015 at 8:52 AM

    Lilo,
    Read your stuff, makes sense, except the part about Butt and Smith. Coupled with Owen, those were disastrous decisions. Still remember Butt losing the ball in a dangerous position time after time. Not to mention his clumsy pens. Smith? Man, he’d come on the loss was guaranteed. Although he was unlucky injury-wise, like Owen.

    No, these people we have now are streets ahead of those relegation contributors. Even if they don’t shout.

  • 2 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 6, 2015 at 8:53 AM

    Cyprus,
    I’m not championing Butt and Smith as players or performers at NUFC, more pointing out the vocal aspect of their game that is currently severely lacking amongst the current squad.

  • 3 Ibizatoon // Nov 6, 2015 at 8:55 AM

    Anyone else always see the “You think you know more than Merse” thing on his predictions articles?

    Is there anyone out there who doesn’t always think to themselves “Of course!”?

    On a seperate matter, given all of this “bad luck” we’re suffering this season, do you think someone sat in a PR office, is sat going “Why oh why did I get Ashley to say we’ll be making our own luck…”

  • 4 martoon // Nov 6, 2015 at 9:00 AM

    Lilongwe – I have to say after reading your comments this morning they are some of the most sensible and balanced I have read on here for quite a while. Especially regarding Willo and Colo you are spot on in my opinion.

  • 5 cyprus // Nov 6, 2015 at 9:03 AM

    I see. I get this shouting thing (‘Keeper’, ‘out’) as tactical things, not sure it’s necessary to have shouters all over the pitch. Leadership doesn’t necessarily entail that.

    I’d like to see more pre post game huddles, people encouraging one another, covering for one another, leading by example, a team spirit, people enjoying their work.

    I do think that the leader ain’t there yet.

  • 6 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 6, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    Cheers Martoon, I always try and be balanced, but as we all know that it is difficult to remain balanced when you are discussing a topic which clearly everyone who spends time on here is passionate about!

  • 7 jimmysmith // Nov 6, 2015 at 9:08 AM

    His ears are somehow upside down and randomly attached to low to his head, and his big toe is where his nose ought to be. In fact his entire head bears a striking resemblance to a potato, but what’s even more disturbing is the prediction, considering he’s a know nowt c#nt!

  • 8 Lilongwe Geordie // Nov 6, 2015 at 9:09 AM

    Cyprus,
    You don’t need them all over the pitch, although each player should be vocal enough to give team mates information throughout the game. IN terms of the very vocal players at least one is required to help maintain a teams shape, structure and to lift players when heads are down. A vocal centre half would be my first signing as I think with more direction from a leader in the back line our fullbacks and central midfielders would hold better positions and shape.

    It can also increase concentration levels – a great example at NUFC is when Woodgate played with Bramble. Bramble was ten times the player because he had all the physical attributes, but would mentally switch off. Woodgate constantly talking to him and helping him through saw Bramble play the best football of his career. Shame Woody played so infrequently.

  • 9 kakaobi // Nov 6, 2015 at 9:20 AM

    What!! Newcastle to win is drunk or on drugs haha of course they should win especially on paper but unfortunately we have to play on grass




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