Paul Merson has criticized Newcastle fans more than once this season and he predicts tomorrow that after the game with Norwich we will be in big trouble and lose the game 2-1 – we’ll see if he’s right on that one.
Newcastle must give it all they’ve got tomorrow and even if we lose this game, although things will certainly look bleak, there would still be seven games to play and 21 points to play for, it would be defeatist to say it’s all over.
Certainly Rafa Benitez will not be giving up in that event.
Paul Merson – Sky Sports pundit – Newcastle will be in real trouble
This is what Merson said about the game tomorrow:
“A massive game for both sides,” “Newcastle were quite lucky against Sunderland in their last game. They finished well in the final 10 minutes but Sunderland let them back into it.
“Norwich had a good result at West Brom and I think they can win this and leave Newcastle in real trouble,”
Prediction: Norwich 2 Newcastle 1
We have to remember what Leicester did last year at this time when they won seven of their final nine games – and they didn’t have a world-class manager in charge, who had improved newcatsle in their first two games.
Rafa Benitez went out of his way during the press conference today to say he will prepare Newcastle for every single game remaining this season, with the target being to pick up all 3 points in every game.
We’ll just have to wait and see what happens tomorrow, but we are hoping we can get our first win in six games and only our third win on the road this season.
We need the win and three in five fans think we can get the 3 points.