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Former Magpie Predicts Derby Result

4:33 pm, Thursday, September 8th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 7 Comments

We expect a tough game at Derby County on Saturday and we will be absolutely delighted if we can pick up our 5th win on the trot in all competitions at Pride Park.

Every game on the road will be tough this season, simply because that seems to have been a weakness with Newcastle over the last three seasons, and we never seem to play at our best away from St. James’ Park.


Steve Howey – thinks Newcastle can beat Derby

However former Newcastle center-back Steve Howey thinks we will win the game and that we also have the best squad in the Championship after the summer transfer window.

This is what Steve said on Sky Sports News about the upcoming game:

“Derby is a difficult game for them at the weekend.”

“I would be disappointed, and Newcastle fans would be disappointed, with anything less than three points.”

“I think it’s the best squad in the league.”

“They have got the better players but can they produce it on a consistent basis, week in week out, two or three times a week?”

That’s the real question right there – can we be consistent and beat the teams we should beat as well as being up for the games against the bigger clubs?

We haven’t been able to do that on a consistent basis over the last three seasons and over the last couple of years we’ve been simply hopeless and have been good at only one thing – losing games.

But things are looking up at Newcastle with Rafa in charge – and almost seven in ten fans think we can win this tough fixture on Saturday.

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But we are not getting carried away and Newcastle still have everything to prove this season.

But we hope we can win this game.


Comments welcome.

Tags: Championship · Coaching · Newcastle News · Other News · Poll

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Tsunki // Sep 8, 2016 at 4:46 PM

    Lesh – Charnleys bungling lay in being stretched beyond his level of competency. He has demonstrated his Administration abilities are quite impressive when bounded by the right remit and delegating the right and proper personnel to focus his attention, mainly in the form of Benitez. He has done well to deliver what seems to be Rafas wish list, although having done this without ostensibly spending any money at all, in fact arguably scything the wage bill, there’s still room to cast a suspicious eye that finances might turn out to still to be operating on very tight bounds. Nothing wrong in keeping those books well balanced of course, I just wonder what the landscape will look like, after having hopefully been promoted, when Rafa asks for some pl class replenishment for his squad.

  • 2 Tsunki // Sep 8, 2016 at 4:47 PM

    Derby were a bit of a bogey team last time. I don’t think we beat them did we?

  • 3 PUMMELLER // Sep 8, 2016 at 4:55 PM

    nah we didn’t beat them – draw and a loss I think.
    last couple of games at theirs both a loss — 1-0 and I think 3-0 but maybe 2-0 — expecting better on Saturday though – 3-1 – Gayle first goal scorer

  • 4 Belfast // Sep 8, 2016 at 4:58 PM

    Lesh charmless backed his man to the bitter end last season and that relegated us in my opinion. I don’t think it would have been possible for him to do any worse than he has done these last few seasons. He’ll probably fare better with Benitez holding his hand but if it was up to me he would have been fired about three seasons ago.

  • 5 Belfast // Sep 8, 2016 at 4:59 PM

    So yeah Charmless will never be Charming.

  • 6 Belfast // Sep 8, 2016 at 5:00 PM

    You geddit Tsunki ??

  • 7 m1c4a3l // Sep 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM


    THANKS 🙂

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