Paul Merson Predicts West Brom vs Newcastle – There’s Some Hope

Newcastle have not played well in the last few games, and we are giving away far too many soft goals in defense.

We have lost four games on the trot which is exactly what happened to our opponents tomorrow night – West Brom – but under caretaker manager Gary Megson on Saturday they stopped the rot with a very good 1-1 draw at Tottenham and probably should have won the game.

If we don’t tighten up in defense tomorrow night, we could suffer our 5th defeat in a row and against a team below us in the league table.

It doesn’t surprise us that pundit Paul Merson predicts another defeat for Newcastle – in each of his predictions he seems to talk about the weakness of Newcastle and the strengths of the other team.

And we looked hopeless last time out – all over the place in fact at the back.

It’s when he predicts a win for us that we always lose, so there’s hope yet for tomorrow night, but we admit to being worried about this game.

Paul Merson – predicts yet another defeat for Newcastle

If we do lose tomorrow night, then the alarm bells could be ringing at Newcastle since we have to visit Chelsea on Saturday afternoon.

Here’s what Paul Merson has said about the game tomorrow night – he compliments West Brom and slams Newcastle – so it’s par for the course for Paul:

“A brilliant result for Gary Megson at Spurs and they really should have won it with Salomon Rondon missing that sitter at the end.”

“So I am going to go for West Brom to win this as Newcastle were all over the shop against Watford – welcome to the Premier League now, four defeats on the trot.”

“I am not exaggerating, Watford could have won 8-0! Newcastle are all over the place and I am going to go 2-0 to West Brom.”

If Watford had taken all their chances it could have been 8-0, but teams very rarely do that of course, and if we had taken our chances we could have scored about 3 goals – but we didn’t.

Alan Shearer pointed out after the game the result could have been 6-0 as Watford were able to create far too many chances against a usually steady Newcastle team.

If Rafa cannot quickly fix the Newcastle defense and the team in general, then we could be heading for trouble in our upcoming games before the end of the year.

It’s crucial we get back to playing good solid football again.

If we go into a bad slump for the rest of this year it will also threaten the potential sale of Newcastle United – that’s almost a given.

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20 comments so far

  • hibbit

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #1


  • lesh

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:19 PM

    Comment #2

    Emerson’s generally forecasts defeat and on this occasion, I suspect he’s right – unless Rafa can field players who are fit, fired up and fighting to win.

  • Reilly

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #4

    Rafa on transfers: “A top striker is £15-20million, we didn’t do that. We are where we are because we did what we did. We couldn’t sign players and couldn’t pay wages or the fee.”

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #6

    From Lee Ryder
    Strongest line out of Rafa press conference today
    onthe business last summer:
    “We are where we
    are because we did what we did.”

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:24 PM

    Comment #7

    Nearly got caught out by the departing bus. Twice!! Probably be a few more before it reaches the final stop.

    Wow a lot of invective being hurled around today, so a fairly normal day on the blog then.

    For my two pennorth there are two essential changes that need to be made with the team for tomorrow.

    Perez and Merino back to replace HT and NT.

    One of the possible reasons for Ritchies loss of form could be (and it’s just a theory) is that he’s trying to do what Perez was doing so well and harass from the front, leaving Yedlin exposed.

    Lascelles and Mbemba would be a bonus change but I think the first two are the important ones.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #8

    Think I’ll wait till it does!

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #9

    This is the real test of a Newcastle manager’s mettle when the fans are going into crisis mode I think Rafa and the team will come out fighting against West Brom and get the win necessary it won’t be pretty but I think we will get it done

    West Broms biggest strength is still set pieces where Rondon and the centre halfs will be a problem they are not a great footballing team we just have to beat them but its going to require Rafa to stop being so stubborn and make some changes

    I would go for this:

    Gamez RB
    Lejuene CB
    Mbemba CB
    Clark LB
    Shelvey AM
    Merino AM
    Hayden DM
    Murphy RW
    Aarons LW
    Mitrovic CF

    4 solid defenders who won’t go forward and get caught out of position also should stop the amount of crosses that we let into the box at the moment and then have Merino and Shelvey playing passes to the wingers and getting in the box with Mitrovic

  • Jib

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:25 PM

    Comment #10

    Sorry Reilly
    I posted before I saw your post

  • hibbit

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:30 PM

    Comment #12

    Rafa’s words are also a sure sign the sale is close.

    Rafa knows exactly whats going on !!!!

  • Darlingtoon

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #13

    Hope you’re right Hibbit!

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:34 PM

    Comment #14

    Rafa on Joselu failing to score: “I think he is doing a lot of things right. He is doing a great job for the team & he is making the rest of our team feel more comfortable” #nufc

    Probably means he will start on Tuesday…..

  • Moonraker15

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:35 PM

    Comment #15

    It’s easy for these pundits to say Watford could’ve had 6 or 8. What they don’t say is that we could’ve had 3 in the first half which would have changed the game. Also their second goal right on half time was a bit lucky as we had cover in the centre and Yedlin’s deflection was unfortunate! If we’d gone in 1-0 down instead of 2-0 Rafa would’ve changed things. Yes, we were crap but have a heart!
    Any news on Lascelles’ injury?

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:36 PM

    Comment #16

    Rafa: “If you want to sign a striker who’ll score 20 goals, you must pay £40m. If you sign an average striker, it’s £15m, or £10m if they can kick it forward. We didn’t do it. That’s the situation we’re in. We must stick together. I still have full confidence in our team

  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:37 PM

    Comment #17

    What does that say about 5M Joselu 😮

  • Moonraker15

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #18

    I’m getting fed up with Shearer constantly stating the obvious! “We were good”, “ We were rubbish”!
    Al, we know! We’re not freakin blind!
    Get a proper job ffs !

  • hibbit

    Nov 27, 2017 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #19

    it says exactly what he is a 5m championship striker

  • oldman

    Nov 28, 2017 at 9:04 PM

    Comment #20

    I may get slated for it but I live not a million miles from liverpool-everton-mufc-mcfc and for years when working had to put up with all kinds of shit from their fans, been retired for quite a few years and have to say the present squad are crap, no passion and no hope, and am waiting for the takeover talk to fade away. It is just same shit different day


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