This Sky Pundit Seems Biased Against Newcastle

David Prutton may be biased against Newcastle in his EFL predictions and he seemed fairly convinced that Brighton would beat Newcastle on Tuesday night.

He predicted a 2-1 win for Brighton and said he was worried about Newcastle without Dwight Gayle in the side.

Generally David’s predictions are fairly decent but he got it wrong on Tuesday night.

David Prutton – takes Huddersfield to win

Here’s David’s prediction for Tuesday night after the fact:

“From what I saw of Brighton against a promotion rival on Saturday, they were very, very good.” “Reading had a lot of the ball but Brighton were so clinical.”

“They were decisive and really put them to the sword.” “Chris Hughton’s side go into Tuesday’s match in ridiculously good form and will be full of confidence.”

“Newcastle piled the pressure on Bristol City in the second half and it was an absolute onslaught.” “They should have won that game.”

“It’s all set to be a really close match at the Amex, but I think Brighton have the edge.”

“Their attacking players have been in the goals recently while Newcastle will be missing Dwight Gayle.”

“You worry about Newcastle when he’s not in the team.”

Prutton predicts 2-1 to Brighton.

Well even though we came back in great style against Brighton to win the game at the Amex on merit, David doesn’t seem to be convinced about Newcastle and he predicts Huddersfield will beat Newcastle 2-1.

“Newcastle will have been buoyed by the result at Brighton, but Huddersfield have shown they can go up against the top teams in the division and win.”

“They’ve shown the kind of team they are lately, and if they hadn’t had that dip they’d be right up there with the top two.”

“They got flattened at Manchester City, but those were world-class players and there’s no disgrace in that.”

“We’ll probably see a whole host of changes again and I fancy them against Newcastle.”

Prutton predicts 2-1 to Huddersfield.

If Newcastle hadn’t had our dip in form over the Christmas season we could have been 14 points ahead of Huddersfield rather than  the 8 points it is at the moment.

So you can always play woulda coulda shoulda – what could have been but isn’t.

If Brighton had scored two more goals on Tuesday night they could have won 3-2.


The Terriers were beaten 5-1 at Manchester City on Wednesday night, but they made 9 changes from the side that drew 1-1 with Barnsley the previous Saturday.

So essentially it was their second team as they rested top players for the Newcastle game and have clearly prioritized the Championship.

There always seems to be a “but” with David Prutton about Newcastle.

It will be interesting if we do beat Huddersfield on Saturday to see what his prediction will be for our game at Reading on Tuesday night.

How about a 2-1 win for the Royals?

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4 comments so far

  • Budge123

    Mar 3, 2017 at 8:29 AM

    Comment #1

    Right my forecast to season end is 27 points from 36. Taking us to 100.
    If it randomly turns out to be correct it leave Huddersfield needing 36 from 39 to pass us. Highly unlikely to happen.

    So we are almost there.
    3 points on Sat (I’ve forecasted 1 in the 27 above ) makes Huddersfield ‘ s task practically impossible!

  • jimmysmith

    Mar 3, 2017 at 8:45 AM

    Comment #2

    Ed, please consider never again giving air to any pundit that doesn’t exclusively cover North East football. They are pants!

  • lesh

    Mar 3, 2017 at 9:56 AM

    Comment #3

    Of course Prutton’s biased. He works for Sky, Murdoch’s lie machine and Sky have an interest in stoking up controversy to encourage viewing and of course betting.

  • catchy in norway

    Mar 3, 2017 at 1:17 PM

    Comment #4

    i’m sitting here scratching my as to how we are top of the table, if i listened to these pundits who know hardly anything we would be slightly above relegation this season. we are the highest scores in the division and gayle has scored only 30% of them. pratton knows nothing


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