If Paul Merson had been accurate in his Newcastle predictions this season (he hasn’t been), then we would be close to being bottom of the league.
Merson is one of the pundits who predicted Newcastle would be fighting relegation and in his predictions on Newcastle every week he seems to be still hoping for that particular outcome.
After Palace scored their first goals and got their very first points of the season against Chelsea last weekend, he predicts a 1-1 draw at Newcastle tomorrow.
Paul Merson – bias reigns supreme with this guy
This is what Paul has written as his prediction for the game:
“What a result for Palace against Chelsea (what about the other 7 results?), and it just shows you how important and good Wilfried Zaha is, how big a player he is in that side.”
“This is another big, big game, and I can’t really separate them.”
“You like to think Palace have turned the corner, but if they lose this they are virtually back to where they were the week before the Chelsea game.”
“That’s because they would have highlighted this game as a potential three points.”
“If they can get a draw, it’s been a great couple weekends for Palace.”
Notice in those comments, Paul never even mentions Newcastle by name.
Paul is exactly like David Prutton was last season when he was so biased against Newcastle and in favor of the smaller clubs pushing for promotion – Brighton and Huddersfield.
It gets a little bit silly when it’s so apparent these pundits are wholly biased against Newcastle.
But all Newcastle need to do is to keep doing well and winning games and then maybe before the end of the season, Paul Merson will predict a win for us.
Sorry – I’m being stupid again.