Sky Sports Pundit Comically Biased Against Newcastle To The Very End

David Prutton has made his last prediction for the Championship season and he says that Brighton have been superb this season (what a campaign!) and the atmosphere at the Amex was wonderful against Bristol City.

Yes Brighton lost that game 1-0.

And what does he say about the Newcastle vs Barnsley game – that Barnsley have had a wonderful campaign.

What does he say about Newcastle specifically – well not much –  that we’ve been professional (not good just professional) but no congratulations for the Magpies  on promotion – none at all.

We understand he will be leaving sports journalism for a new promising career as a comedian this summer.


David Prutton – comically biased against Newcastle

This is what David has said about the Newcastle v Barnsley game:

“If Brighton win, there is nothing Newcastle can do.”

“I still think they will beat Barnsley, they have been very professional all season and that continues until the final day.”

“It’s been a wonderful campaign for Barnsley, who have consolidated after losing so many players.”

“But because of what’s at stake for Newcastle, I think they win.”

“Prediction: Newcastle 2 Barnsley 0.”

So he starts his comments by talking about Brighton?

And then he compliments Barnsley on having a wonderful season (they are 14th with 58 points – 33 points behind Newcastle) when in fact we have been promoted  – how about complimenting Newcastle?

He’ so biased against Newcastle it’s just so comical.

On Aston Villa v Brighton this is what David said:

“It’s been a strange few weeks for Brighton since sealing promotion. Their main aim was achieved superbly but they have laboured somewhat since then.”

“Being away from home might help them a little bit. It was a wonderful atmosphere at the Amex against Bristol City but sometimes that leads to stage-fright.”

“I’m tipping them to squeak past Villa and seal the title. What a campaign.”

“Prediction: Villa 0 Brighton 1.”

So Brighton have achieved their aim superbly this season and yes you guessed it – they will pip Newcastle for the Championship.

It’s so sad to see such obvious and open bias against Newcastle United.

But that’s what happens when you a really big and famous club down below – everybody wants you to fail.

That would be the big news – not doing as well as we did and breaking the modern day attendance record with over 51,000 fans at our home games and being in the top two since early October – how boring.

It’s a good job our world-class manager Rafa Benitez and our excellent and gutsy players were not listening to  any of these ill-informed and completely biased pundits last season.

Especially this one.

Comments welcome.

22 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 4, 2017 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #1

    I won’t even remember his name in six months.

  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2017 at 8:59 AM

    Comment #2

    Couldn’t be better for us Ed.

    Firstly, pressure on Brighton. Secondly, this guy has been so wrong about this season that it is indeed, comical. I’m just nervous that he has us down for the win!

    What a campaign is has been.

    12 months down the line and we’ll be cheering on Villa this weekend. What a strange world we live in.


    May 4, 2017 at 9:01 AM

    Comment #3

    Tbh am just happy we have taken it to the final day for the title I thought we’d thrown it away (and to some extent I still do) I reckon Brighton will take it in the end Villa are poor and Brighton are very good

  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2017 at 9:04 AM

    Comment #4

    Yo…I’d have thought it’s Brighton’s. However, like you a few games ago, I didn’t think we’d even have a chance at it.

    Stranger things have happened and the pressure is well and truly on Brighton and they haven’t coped well with that recently.

    Certainly adds some excitement to the day.

  • firebug666

    May 4, 2017 at 9:06 AM

    Comment #5

    Iv’e forgot that pundits name already: I think we will win the title, Villa are decent at home, and Brighton will be nervous, Just hope for an early Villa goal to spur our lads on a bit.

    My predictions for what it’s worth:

    Villa 1-1 Brighton
    Newcastle 3-0 Barnsley

  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2017 at 9:08 AM

    Comment #6

    firebug…Can you not give Villa a bigger lead? It’d be lovely for them to be 3-0 up by HT.

    Not asking too much, am I?


    May 4, 2017 at 9:09 AM

    Comment #7

    Oh aye its going to be tough for them but I think the title means more to them after last season and this is their 3rd chance to win it considering how consistent they are its a long long shot for them not to get a result at some point

  • firebug666

    May 4, 2017 at 9:10 AM

    Comment #8


    Would love to marra, but I think it will be a hard fought draw, Brighton will have to go for it, and that could leave them exposed at the back so you never know. But for me a draw seems the most likely outcome.

    We however will win…….


  • Jail for Ashley

    May 4, 2017 at 9:11 AM

    Comment #9

    That’s about the tenth time you’ve said I was willing to accept a second rate manager when there is not a shred of evidence of me saying that. However, not only where you willing to accept one you droolled over him, we’re insanely excited by him and defended him to the hilt as he wrote his name in to the book of dishonour.

  • hibbit

    May 4, 2017 at 9:17 AM

    Comment #10

    Jail for Ashley @ 1
    that long !!!

  • Jail for Ashley

    May 4, 2017 at 9:23 AM

    Comment #11

    Excuse my were’s and where’s

  • Legolas

    May 4, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    Comment #12

    He is such a biased cretin. I can’t stand him. Never mind we won’t have to listen to him next season. It will be the maccums turn. Lol.

    I honestly think and hope (all fingers crossed) we will win the league.
    Villa haven’t been great but are difficult to beat at home. I can see a draw on the cards and we should beat Barnsley.


  • Ibizatoon

    May 4, 2017 at 9:27 AM

    Comment #13

    Yo…They are on the leagues longest current losing streak 🙂

    I agree, we are certainly outsiders and Brighton should win it.

    firebug..It was a simple request, this is on you if it goes wrong 😉

  • ShirebrookToon

    May 4, 2017 at 9:35 AM

    Comment #14

    Whatever happens. Sundays atmosphere will be electric and we will be celebrating. Can’t wait!

  • Jib

    May 4, 2017 at 9:49 AM

    Comment #15

    “Legolas // May 4, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    He is such a biased cretin. I can’t stand him.

    Never mind we won’t have to listen to him next season. It will be the maccums turn. Lol.”

    It wasn’t until I got to the end I realised you were talking about Prutton and not Catchy


  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    May 4, 2017 at 9:55 AM

    Comment #16

    Don’t worry we won’t have to deal with Prutton next season just tools such as Souness, Bellamy, Sherwood, Merson and Quinn slagging us off at every opportunity!

  • magspuggy

    May 4, 2017 at 9:58 AM

    Comment #17

    @ EX PAT

    What was he like as a player ?
    After football he stayed here and was a brilliant school teacher.

    Im trying to find out more about his playing days.

  • TyneMouth

    May 4, 2017 at 10:01 AM

    Comment #18

    The most important result on Sunday is to win the game against Barnsley, and to win it comfortably, with early goals so that we can enjoy our last game in the Championship, with our fingernails intact.

    As to whether Brighton can win their game, who knows. One thing is certain though, the Championship is their’s to lose!

    It’s always great to end a season with a win, expecially if the win in its self was memorable. Remember last Summer, I can’t be the only fan, devastated by relegation, who gained a certain consolation in the memory of spanking Spurs 5-1.

    Looking forward to Sunday, if we win the Championship it will be a wonderful and memorable contribution to Geordie folklore. If Brighton succeed, hats off. Our target this season was promotion, promotion, promotion.

    Promotion was the only game in town, and throughout the course of this season’s blog activity, a substantial number of posters have stood by that mantra.

    The ‘Faith’ was kept! Well-done.

    A comfortable, professional win on Sunday, with a generous splash of style and skill, will set us for next season. WWTL…

  • TyneMouth

    May 4, 2017 at 10:02 AM

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    May 4, 2017 at 10:06 AM

    Comment #20

    There’ll be a ground full of fans wanting brighton to win at villa…both home and away fans… so dont expect villa fans to do there best for there team…..lets just win our game and hope villa players and staff are professional on the day…..coz it would be a shame if brighton were to be held and we put in a half arsed performance and dont take advantage

  • jimmysmith

    May 4, 2017 at 10:07 AM

    Comment #21

    Richard Keys is a far bigger dickhead than Prutton. He should be selling shoes.

  • JP...from The Rock

    May 4, 2017 at 12:14 PM

    Comment #22

    What a twat Prutton is. Hopefully we will never have to hear or see his biased views ever again. Good riddance.


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