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BBC Pundit’s Surprising Forecast For WBA vs Newcastle Game

8:37 pm, Sunday, December 27th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 11 Comments

Mark Lawrenson predicted a 2-1 win for Everton against Newcastle on Boxing Day and although the number of goals scored was not accurate Everton did win by the one goal – scored with just 12 seconds to go in stoppage time.

It was a cruel and crushing defeat for a Newcastle team who came back to life in the second half after desperately withholding a first half onslaught by the Toffees.

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Mark Lawrenson – predicts a 2-0 West Brom win – what!!

And it seems Mark again thinks Newcastle will lose at West Brom tomorrow – which is the very last thing we need – because that will keep us in 3rd bottom place at the turn of the year, as we continue to fight relegation.

That will not look good to prospective targets we want to bring in next month in the January transfer window.

This is what Mark has said on BBC Sport:

“I saw Newcastle on Boxing Day and they look like they might just have enough to avoid relegation, but that’s about it.”

“The players are playing for the manager, there’s no doubt about that and they got stuck in against Everton. They should have got a point.”

“But I can see West Brom will go and do a job on them, it’s what they are particularly good at.”“Tony Pulis has always been excellent at pigeon-holing results.”

“He will have forgotten about the Boxing Day defeat at Swansea and they will be ready to go, and to win.”

Mark predicts a 2-0 win for West Brom – and if that happens it will be very hard to take – since it’s the last game of what has been a disastrous year for Newcastle United.

We won this fixture 2-0 last season, just as we also won the Everton fixture 3-2 last season – when Alan Pardew was still manager.

West Brom haven’t won in the last five games and they have just three points out of the last 15 played for – Newcastle have seven.

Almost the exact same number of Geordie fans think we will win this game as think we will lose it.

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If we can win the game it will bring us level on points with West Brom but behind them because of our terrible goal difference.

Well – that’s unless we win by four goals.

Now there’s a thought.

Comments welcome.

Tags: Newcastle News · Poll · Prediction · Premier League · Press Conference · Pundit

11 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Our Toon // Dec 27, 2015 at 8:46 PM

    Is there a day that goes by when Welsh doesn’t mention pardew? Unhealthy obsession from the Swansea fan!!

  • 2 Mag52 // Dec 27, 2015 at 8:51 PM

    Our Toon.

    His name is on most people’s lips these days.

  • 3 Blackley and Brownlie // Dec 27, 2015 at 8:52 PM

    Just watched the True Geordie’s take on yesterday. Can’t argue with most of it. Thought he was a little harsh on Colback and Anita. Makro and Costco left them chasing shadows with their tactics. I was screaming at Makro to get his finger out and sort it out. The TG’s spot on about our needing a proven striker. I feel exactly the same exasperation when I hear rumours of Graham Carr getting more money to waste on wingers.

  • 4 Mag52 // Dec 27, 2015 at 8:56 PM

    Our Toon.

    Ed never stops mentioning him.

  • 5 GeordieTwo // Dec 27, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    Who’s getting sacked first? McLaren of van Gaal?

  • 6 GeordieTwo // Dec 27, 2015 at 8:57 PM

    McLaren or van Gaal?

  • 7 Jib // Dec 27, 2015 at 8:59 PM

    Tomorrow perm 2 out of :-

    Lambert – Anichebe – Berahino

    I think he victors spoils will go to the best tactician .

    I’d back McClaren against Pulis any day.

  • 8 GeordieTwo // Dec 27, 2015 at 9:00 PM

    If we play the Belgian midget strikers against West Brom I’ll be well satisfied. They’re sober again now. 😯

  • 9 Jib // Dec 27, 2015 at 9:06 PM

    I wonder if we’ll go back for Bas Dost ?

  • 10 banjax // Dec 27, 2015 at 9:17 PM

    Based on the battling qualities against Everton, we should at least draw against WBA. If we lose then the tenure of McLaren must be brought to a close. He was one game away from the chop at Spurs and a loss against WBA will put us on a two game losing streak adding to the miserable run of losses under McLaren. As shown by other more ambitious clubs who actually want to win things and whose duff managers have already been sacked, Newcastle as always are delinguent the ambition business, acting more like a sloth in the face of relegation. McLaren said earlier that he couldn’t guarantee better results(than now) and on that basis alone he should lose his job !

  • 11 Roosta // Dec 28, 2015 at 10:06 AM

    Colback has no presence in midfield, he is always chasing shadows puts the graft in but he and Anita are for me the easiest pair ti plat against in the prem, no fear factor at all, but we don’t have much choice in the matter do we!

    Mbabu deserves a start from what I have seen of him, WBA are a tough team to break down, I can’t call this one at all, two very average teams.

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