Paul Merson has warmed to Newcastle this year but after reaching 41 points for the season our sharpness has gone, and we have lost the last three games.
But tonight at Wembley is the stage for us to bring about a shock and maybe beat Tottenham who are pushing for 3rd place in the league, being only one point behind Liverpool with this game in hand.
Newcastle are tied on 41 points with four other teams although we have the best goal difference of those teams – at the moment.
Paul Merson – predicts a 2-1 home win
A Newcastle win tonight would go a long way to helping us finish 10th in the league this season, but we must play a lot better than in the previous three games, which have been disappointing and yielded zero points.
Here’s what Paul has said about the game:
“If you look at Spurs’ fixtures, then if you had to pick two teams to play at home, it would be Newcastle and Leicester.” (thanks Paul)
“But at the same time, Newcastle do not get the chance to go to Wembley too often, do they? And their fans may make it a bit of a party.”
“You would have expected Spurs to get something at West Brom on Saturday, though.”
“I think Spurs will win, Newcastle were poor at Watford on Saturday – better second half, but it is easy to play when you are 2-0 down.”
“They have to be careful, though, as they have good fans and if they turn up in their thousands at Wembley, they will want them to put on a show.”
“And if they do not, Spurs are the type of team that can embarrass you on their day.”
“The pressure is severely on Tottenham, though, so I think they will win 2-1.”
Newcastle mustn’t get hammered tonight and hopefully Rafa will have the players motivated to go all out in our final two games of the season at Tottenham and at home the Chelsea,
It’s a great opportunity to finish this season on a high with a surprise win – or even two?
Howay THe Lads!!