More Woe In Store For Newcastle And It’s From Steve McClaren


Sky Sports pundit David Prutton has quite a decent record in predicting Newcastle games since Ian Holloway went back to a real job in management with QPR and Ian even managed a point last night at St. James’ Park.

David Prutton has stepped in predicting games in the Championship since Ian left and he predicted a 1-1 draw last night.

He has predicted another draw for Newcastle on Saturday when former manager Steve McClaren brings his Derby County side to town.

If Prutton is right again about the result, it will be even more bad news for Newcastle – and all in one single week since it all started when we fielded a second team at Oxford and we were hammered 3-0  last Saturday.

David Prutton – 2-2 draw on Saturday for the Magpies

We’ve already lost ground to a number of teams because we could only draw last night with 18th placed QPR, who haven’t exactly been a force to be reckoned with in the Championship this season.

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Here’s what David has said about the game on Saturday:

“I predicted Newcastle to draw on Wednesday and I almost did a knee slide down the corridor when QPR equalised so I could get a full-house on the night!”

“It’s tough for Newcastle.”  “Teams go to St James’ Park and have a certain way of playing.”  “Derby went to Ipswich and turned them over, so I think this will be close.”

“Newcastle might assume Derby will want more of the ball, but I can’t see it being anything other than another tough game.”

“The expectation levels are there for Newcastle, who started really well against QPR but sloppy play and ponderous possession brought the mood down.”

“If Derby attack the game like QPR did, then they can get something out of it too.”

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112 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #1

    What a terribly misleading headline, does Ian Toon help right these.

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  • Thump

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:02 PM

    Comment #2

    Whenever his name pops up I always wonder…

    “Who?”

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:05 PM

    Comment #3

    Write!

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  • Belfast

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #4

    Ian yer right. I remember Jail mentioning that.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #5

    Thump,
    Aye, Prutton who?

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  • Jib

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #6
  • Belfast

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #7

    He’s no good at quizzes. I’ve already told him who Prutton was about five times this season.

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  • Our Toon

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:11 PM

    Comment #8

    That’s not even funny jib

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Picture is from soccer am…says it all really

    Gayle might be fit enough for the bench he was back in training Diame back hopefully Shelvey won’t be banned fingers crossed Colback is fit again as well maybe time to take Lascelles out of the shooting gallery too Hanley is still a good option

    Am still confident personally for this season atleast

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  • Belfast

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #10

    This a must win game for me. Our game in hand is away to Brighton ? (I’m nearly sure it is) We can’t afford to drop anymore points. At least for a few weeks anyway.

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #11

    Belfast – I know Jail is fixated with me but pub quizzes!
    I rarely know what he’s on about so don’t bother to put yourself out.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:15 PM

    Comment #12

    Derby should come and attack us as well which should help

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  • Belfast

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #13

    Ian I think he’s on the brink of quitting / throwing in the towel anyway. He’s been getting a lot of abuse lately. Well more abuse than usual.

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  • Ian Toon

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #14

    Everything is relative and I suspect(because we really do know nothing) that Ashley knows next to nothing about transfer inactivity.

    The day the promises had to stop
    by Denis Cassidy (RIP)
    Amberly Publishing, £9.99
    Reviewed by Mark Brophy
    From WSC 12 February 2013

    As calls for improved governance of football clubs continue to be made, Denis Cassidy’s experiences after being appointed a non-executive director of Newcastle United in 1997 give an illustration of just what can go wrong. He remained in position for 20 months, during a period which spanned the removal of Kenny Dalglish and appointment of Ruud Gullit as well as the News of the World undercover sting which forced the owners Freddy Shepherd and Douglas Hall to leave the board for a short time.

    Despite the inside track he can provide, the book itself is a mixed bag. Though it’s styled as an attempt to show how the creation of the Premier League has affected the game in England, much of the book sets the scene for the section describing events during the short period Cassidy was on the board, and concludes with a run down of his thoughts on how to ensure success. Alex Ferguson’s views on success might prick up a few more ears, ?of course.

    That’s not to say that there isn’t interest in the rest of the book. Cassidy’s insider knowledge isn’t limited to the period of his tenure on the board and his excellent contacts mean the reader is often left wanting to hear more. At one point, he reports meeting Lord Taylor just after the delivery of the report which changed English football post-Hillsborough, frustratingly without any record of the conversation.

    It’s that 20-month period in the boardroom where the book comes to life, however. Though current owner Mike Ashley doesn’t escape criticism, Cassidy clearly disapproves of the way the Shepherds and Halls ran Newcastle; he calls them “vandals” at the point they are trying to force their way back into control of the plc board. He suggests John Hall used the club first as a promotional vehicle for his own regional interests then later as a cash cow for his other businesses. Cassidy points out that Newcastle abandoned corporate governance best practice when they removed independent directors from the board in favour of the majority shareholders’ nominees. The Shepherds and Halls are painted as draining the club to the point of financial chaos, to their own personal benefit.

    The final implied criticism, left to an appendix on the last page, is both the largest and via its format least open to argument. Without commentary, it’s an account detailing how much was taken from the club by the Hall and Shepherd families in their time at the club between 1996 and 2007. The total comes to nearly £144 million. As Cassidy succinctly puts it earlier: “Did their performance over that period justify such rewards?”

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  • Belfast

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:18 PM

    Comment #15

    Yes Wwsbrd but only if we can defend.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #16

    I think Mbemba would probably be a better option than Hanley for this game tbh.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:23 PM

    Comment #17

    Belfast
    No reason to think we can’t defend been doing a pretty good job of it all season

    Mbemba is too similar to Clark to partner him for me though his pace wouldn’t go a miss, who do Derby have up front ?

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  • yorkymag

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #18

    Mr bent is the man in form

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  • Lindisfarne

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #19

    GeoffHa
    20h ago
    5 6

    Without defending the odious Ashley, I don’t get this. A few weeks ago, we were being told (OK, by people who knew nothing about the history of football) that Newcastle had the strongest team ever to grace the Second Division. I don’t believe the non-transfer of a one-trick pony of a winger is really worth an intra-club row. They’ve stuttered – it’s not disaster.

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  • Belfast

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:27 PM

    Comment #20

    Darren Bent at the moment I think.

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  • WWSBRD

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #21

    Ah Bent haha aye nar we don’t need pace then just concentration so I’d stick with Hanley

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  • toontaff2

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:30 PM

    Comment #22

    Up to 15 points in the BINGO. Who’s second, now, assuming Jail is top with 150 points!

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  • Tinman

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:53 PM

    Comment #23

    Huddersfield dominating Brighton

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  • Tinman

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #24

    And there it is

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:55 PM

    Comment #25

    Get in Huddersfield

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  • dem

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:56 PM

    Comment #26

    Started like a train Huddersfield.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #27

    Izzy Briwn would’ve been great replacement for Perez

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  • Tinman

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:57 PM

    Comment #28

    Amen to that Brown has done more in 10mins than Perez did yesterday

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  • yorkymag

    Feb 2, 2017 at 7:58 PM

    Comment #29

    Blacked
    Why do you want huddersfield to get closer to us

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  • Tinman

    Feb 2, 2017 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #30

    Yorky,

    Because we are here to win the league. 2nd would be embarrassing. Sprout a pair.

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  • Tinman

    Feb 2, 2017 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #31

    Yorky,

    Because we are here to win the league. 2nd would be embarrassing. Sprout a pair.

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  • toon kk

    Feb 2, 2017 at 8:01 PM

    Comment #32

    We’ll have to lift our game against Huddersfield when we play them or it could be embarrassing. Our lacklustre style will be exposed.

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  • yorkymag

    Feb 2, 2017 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #33

    Your mad do the maths

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 2, 2017 at 8:04 PM

    Comment #34

    Yorky
    I’ve got to a season ticket at huddersfield, although only managed to get to a game or two this season because they’ve clashed with the Toon. Besides, I reckon it will favour Newcastle if Huddersfield win.

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  • Tinman

    Feb 2, 2017 at 8:05 PM

    Comment #35

    I’m sorry, but you lot are seriously worried about Huddersfield and Brighton?

    My God. I remember why I don’t bother on here anymore.

    1st or nothing in this league. We should have played full team v Oxford and rested a couple v QPR

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  • yorkymag

    Feb 2, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #36

    That’s understandable
    But anyone who has alegience only to the toon
    Can surely only want Brighton to win
    Do the maths

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 2, 2017 at 8:06 PM

    Comment #37

    Terry the Terrier’s furious.

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  • yorkymag

    Feb 2, 2017 at 8:07 PM

    Comment #38

    Tinmam
    1st and 2nd get the same prize durrrrrrr

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Feb 2, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #39

    I’ll have to keep my gob shut when we play them.

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  • Jib

    Feb 2, 2017 at 8:08 PM

    Comment #40

    I wish we’d had our bid for Mooys accepted by Pep.
    Him and Jonjo – Tweedledum and Tweedledee

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