Paul Merson doesn’t seem to like Newcastle fans too much and he has had the cheek to blame the fans for some of the problems the team is in this season.
That’s a bit rich to say the least.
And usually Paul comes out and with some glee predicts a Newcastle defeat but there’s a sea change with Paul today.
Wait for it …..
Paul Merson – predicts a Newcastle win
Paul is actually predicting tat Newcastle will win on Saturday at home to Swansea and if he is right – let’s hope he is right – then that would be our first win in 70 days – 10 weeks – since we took West Brom apart 1-0 at home.
This is what Paul has said about the game on Saturday and after Newcastle he also talks about the early kick-off game at Norwich where Sunderland are the visitors where a home win could even see Norwich safe:
“If you have watched Newcastle recently, defensively they have been atrocious. However, I’m backing Newcastle to win.” “They have to put everything on the line on Saturday and for me, that will be enough.”
“Norwich have to make sure they don’t lose this game. As long as they don’t get beat Alex Neil will be happy, but if they win I think Newcastle are pretty much down. It’s as simple as that!”
“For Sunderland it’s a cup final and they have to win it.” “I’m going for a draw here because Sunderland have been playing well recently.”
“They’ve not had much luck in my opinion and that’s why the results haven’t quite gone their way.”
A draw between Norwich and Sunderland would suit us fine because if we can win the game against the Swans we will gain 2 points on both Sunderland and Norwich – what a shock that would be!
And yes – if Norwich win against Sunderland it makes it that much more difficult for us to catch them when there will be only 5 games left and at best we will be 6 points behind Norwich – if we beat Swansea.