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Pundit – Newcastle Will Be Deflated After Devastating Blow

7:39 am, Monday, December 28th, 2015 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 3 Comments

For the Everton game the former  Arsenal forward and Sky Sports Paul Merson predicted a 1-1 draw, but said if any team was going to win it – it would be Everton.

So he was right there – and quite honestly it could have gone either way in the last 20 minutes of the game.

However, with what was a devastating defeat with Everton´s winning goal coming with just 12 seconds to go in stoppage time – Paul thinks Newcastle will be deflated and West Brom will get their first win in six games.

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Paul Merson – it was devastating blow at home to Everton

This is what Paul has said on Sky Sports:

“Newcastle will be deflated after that devastating blow at home to Everton, and West Brom do not lose too many games against the sides in and around them.”

“That’s what I like about them and I’m backing them to sneak a 1-0 win.”

Newcastle´s big challenge today is to forget what happened on Boxing Day and be fully ready against West Brom to try to get a draw.

We dropped 2 points against Aston Villa and that was followed by the losing of at least one point against Everton in those final few seconds – so we cannot keep dropping points when we are back in the relegation zone.

It will be a test of Newcastle´s professionalism today but because of the cruel loss against Everton most pundits seems to think West Brom will get their first win in the lats six league games.

That wouldn´t be good for us to lose to a team just 3 points above us at the moment.

In fact it would be very bad.

But if our lads can fight and show the courage and passion they showed against Everton, we should get something out of this game at the Hawthorns today.

A win is really what we need.

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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 28, 2015 at 7:48 AM

    “Newcastle will be deflated after that devastating blow at home to Everton, and West Brom do not lose too many games against the sides in and around them.”

    “That’s what I like about them and I’m backing them to sneak a 1-0 win.”

    He says as they come off two defeats in a row to Bournemouth and Swansea, having taken points off Liverpool and Spuds before that….

  • 2 sing in the corner // Dec 28, 2015 at 7:50 AM

    Think we might get a 2-1 win today actually.. Mind you it’s gonna be down to the old will we turn up thing. Prime excuses not to are waiting in the wings.
    Our foreign legion flops might be thinking all kinds of anti PL Christmas schedule grumpiness.
    But I have to say in all seriousness hiking down to the midlands to play another game less than 48 hours after a tough 93 minute slog on a heavy pitch is absolutely insane.
    It’s about time we had some common sense about the amount of games at this time of year. It does nowt but give even more advantage to the big money clubs who by definition have better squads available.


  • 3 Lilongwe Geordie // Dec 28, 2015 at 8:06 AM

    Absolute must win for McClaren. A loss here would be a massive blow. Given the fixtures other sides in bottom half have, it is a chance to drag a couple of sides into the scrap.

    Interesting to hear that Mitro was carrying a knock going into the Everton game, seems odd that he would have started with him, given the availability of SDJ and Perez. Surely that would have offered us better options than Mitro who isn’t the quickest or most mobile even when fully fit? That would have also given Mitro a few days more rest for today where we will need his presence defensively for set pieces.

    I read Anita is a doubt as well. If he doesn’t make it, Tiote and Colback in the centre of midfield would concede a lot of free kicks. Given 7 of West Broms 17 goals this season have come from set pieces (incl 1 penalty) we will have to defend well. Dummet has to start to add more defensive physicality and aerial ability to counter the threat they pose.

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