David Prutton doesn’t seem to rate Newcastle too highly and for the game against both Brighton and Huddersfield he had the home teams down for a 2-1 win.
After beating both of those teams it doesn’t seem David’s view of Newcastle has changed too much and for tomorrow’s games he takes Brighton to beat Derby 2-1 at home and Huddersfield to beat Brentford 2-1 away.
David Prutton – seems biased against Newcastle
For Newcastle his prediction is a 2-2 draw at home to Fulham.
Maybe he thinks what Reading manager Jaap Stam thinks – we are just a lucky team.
Make that a very lucky team.
Here’s what David has said about tomorrow’s game:
“This should be a good game with the way that Fulham approach it.”
“They have a lot of energy and pace in the wide areas, and in Tom Cairney have someone who showed his quality with the late goal against Leeds in midweek.”
“Newcastle have had a good 10 days with wins at Brighton and Huddersfield and then drawing at Reading.”
“But I think the points will be shared on Saturday.”
Prutton predicts: 2-2
Not sure if David thinks it will be 2-2 or hopes it will be 2-2 since his bias is clear.
When you are good then people criticize you a lot (they are lucky) and there’s some kind of professional jealousy creeps in – they spent millions on their team last summer – when we in fact made a £31M profit and spent not one penny in January.
But we’d rather have that criticism than Newcastle being pitied because we are in 16th place in the league table and will have no chance of being promoted back to the Premier League.
That may be the case for the two clubs that escorted us down to the second division – Aston Villa and Norwich – and both will probably not make the playoffs.
We should take Prutton’s predictions with a grain of salt and take them as a veiled compliment.
Over the last three years we had been rightly criticized for being hopeless with no heart – that’s no longer the case with Newcastle United.
And when he does predict poor results we usually do well.