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Things Will Not Get Any Better Tomorrow For Newcastle

9:10 am, Tuesday, March 1st, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 10 Comments

Newcastle fans would just love to get a win against Stoke tomorrow night, but things could get worse for Newcastle, with the Britannia Stadium not being a happy hunting ground for the club and we´ve lost our last three league fixtures there.

We don´t really expect things to be any different tomorrow night.

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Mark Lawrenson – expects Stoke win

And it appears that BBC Sport pundit Mark Lawrenson also expects a Stoke win as he had this to say on the BBC:

“Stoke are going well – previously they struggled a bit for goals but on a good day they have now got more than one match-winner, which makes a big difference.”

“Newcastle, who remain in the relegation zone, have not had a game for 18 days and have been at a training camp in Spain.”

“This is not the game they need right now and I just do not fancy their chances at the Britannia Stadium.”

If other teams in  and around the relegation zone get some wins in this round of fixtures it could make Newcastle´s position even more precarious before our home game against Bournemouth on Saturday.

The majority of our readers also expect us to lose the game tomorrow.

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So we suppose things are all set up for Newcastle to shock us and get our 7th win of the season at the Britannia Stadium tomorrow.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.

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

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Goldmbemba // Mar 1, 2016 at 9:25 AM

    for much of the season i was optimistic before games, thinking about the quality that i believe our players do possess.

    but now anything more than a defeat is a positive for me.

    Stoke are beatable, they are hardly consistent this season, but im sure we’ll help them to 3 points tomorrow.

  • 2 rasul // Mar 1, 2016 at 9:28 AM

    We held them 0-0 at our place we dominated them. We have bigger chanse to win than them winning. This is my line up: daryl saylor mbemba/lassa dummet/colback — musa – shelwey-saivet- gigii. Ayoze and mitro. Subs: siem, papiss, anita, aaroons, i think we will beat them! 3-1

  • 3 rasul // Mar 1, 2016 at 9:29 AM

    Take out their Messi Shaqiri, the albanian wizard and we should be ok.

  • 4 Tsunki // Mar 1, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    Oh no! I thought we couldn’t fail using our oddball coach from another universe and now it turns out Stoke are using wizards! We can’t keep up. 🙂

  • 5 Tsunki // Mar 1, 2016 at 9:34 AM

    BandB – to reserve ones judgement = Low Morale Fibre. Get with the program.

  • 6 Tsunki // Mar 1, 2016 at 9:36 AM

    Anyway, on topic, well done Lawro for putting into words the obvious things that everyone is aware of. How much do you get paid, btw?

  • 7 BandB // Mar 1, 2016 at 9:39 AM


    “I’m not being negative. I’m not doing down your brilliant ideas because I lack your drive and vision. I just think you are full of sh*t.”


  • 8 AncientC // Mar 1, 2016 at 9:39 AM

    How Will Newcastle Fare At Chelsea?

    Lose (39%, 2,874 Votes)
    Draw (31%, 2,255 Votes)
    Win (30%, 2,162 Votes)

    How Will Newcastle Fare At Stoke City?

    Lose (53%, 2,075 Votes)
    Win (25%, 966 Votes)
    Draw (23%, 899 Votes)


  • 9 Rotonda heights // Mar 1, 2016 at 9:45 AM

    Very ironic appointing SM as a ”safe pair of hands”.

    An incredibly unimaginative and truly uninspiring move that has backfired spectacularly.

    Imagine if horn rimmed Harry Charnley had had the cojones to bring in Viera and allowed him to attract and bring in his own players. Dullards would say Viera has no experience. SA, AP and SM have loads, KK had none. I rest my case.

  • 10 Tsunki // Mar 1, 2016 at 9:47 AM

    Last night I was scolded by Jib and told to have patience, something our indomitable Google meister has under tight control as we are all no doubt in awe of. Why have patience, you ask? Because it is barely weeks since our last transfer springboard and quite rightly only the questionably spineless would waver at the thought of having 12 games left (26 gone) of Premier League football of which 6 we are realistically able to gleam points from, half could on a fine day be 3-pointers.

    Yes I must heed our search engine maestro and pull myself out of this cowardly spiral of doubt.

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