We want to see Newcastle play against Aston Villa tomorrow as through their lives depended on it and just like we have played against Liverpool and Tottenham in the last two games.
That’s because Aston Villa will be going all out tomorrow after their French manager Remi Garde has basically said it’s all or nothing tomorrow and if Villa are to stay up they must win at Newcastle tomorrow.
Paul Merson – Sky Sports pundit – predicts 2-0 Newcastle win
If Newcastle can win this game it will be three wins on the trot for the first timer in over 14 months so a win would be terrific.
This is what Paul Merson has said about the game:
“I thought Villa were decent in the second half against Arsenal, but the game was over so early and they had nothing to lose by going forward.”
>“But I would have to say, if Newcastle win this, Villa should start preparing for next season in the Championship. It’s a cup final for them. This is the big one for them.”
“If they lose, it’s goodnight. And I’m going with goodnight. Newcastle have their tails up and St James’ Park will be getting right behind the players on Saturday night.”
Paul predicts a 2-0 win for Newcastle
It’s a little daft and premature to say Aston Villa should be preparing next month for life in the Championship, especially after the miracle recovery Leicester City made last season under former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson.
They were 7 points from safety on 19 points with only 9 games to play – so were almost certain to be relegated – what are the chances of making up seven points on three teams above you with just 9 games to play?
Minimal at best.
That’s until Nigel Pearson got seven wins and a draw to amass 22 points over the final 9 games that included a 3-0 thrashing of Newcastle.
They finished safe in 14th place on 41 points above Newcastle in the league table – and that was after we were in 11th place on 35 points with 9 games to play.
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And Leicester City are now top of the Premier League!
There’s still plenty of time for Aston Villa to save themselves, but hopefully the recovery will not start tomorrow at St. James Park.