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Paul Merson’s Prediction For Newcastle Against Tottenham

Paul Merson admits the Newcastle vs Tottenham game is a difficult one to predict with Tottenham having a weakened side because of the World Cup and their best players not being available tomorrow.

He seems to take the easy way out and goes for a 0-0 draw – and we suppose that would be a decent result for Newcastle.

But we have a chance tomorrow to play against a weakened top side, and Rafa will be wanting a win especially with the first 8 games including five top six clubs.

Rafa Benitez – will want a win tomorrow

Here’s what Paul has said about the game:

“This is a tough one. This was an early game last year, and Spurs got a couple of late goals, but I feel they’ll find it hard due to the World Cup.”

Spurs just haven’t got their players back. Rafa Benitez will make them hard to beat. “

“Spurs won’t have the goals early on so Newcastle will hold on this year. I’m going for a goalless draw.”

Prediction: 0-0 

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100 comments so far

  • Jib

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:22 AM

    Comment #81


    Don’t be so silly and childish

    Read the headline


  • A Pain in the Blog

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:23 AM

    Comment #82

    Sad news. Yesterday, the chap who invented predictive text pissed away. His funfair is next monkey.

    [Picked up from Facebook]

  • Jib

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #83

    Well said
    hear hear

  • dig-n-dig22

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #84

    Nickey #74
    Ashley would be a fool to sell NUFC , providing Ashley can keep us in the Prem season after season he will be raking it in, within 3 yrs he can recoup his £400Mill valuation from Sky money alone then he has ST and club kit sponsor money and his free SD advertising at SJP . Ashley will never ever sell as long as he is turning over that amount of profit.

  • c-dog

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #85

    100% HoF deal somewhat funded through NUFC profits

  • oldarse

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #86


    Ok a handful of people would not go to war to fight for their country does that make them right, lots of young kids did and never came back is that also right. Moral do what you have to do you will never be a saint.

  • kennyg33

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #87

    Thanks jib – just feel some people find it easy to criticise but don’t understand what they’re criticising

  • c-dog

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #88

    A handful… you mean the majority. Only a fool would do it for an unjust cause.

  • JLP Geordie

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #89

    My predictions for the season:
    Points – 51
    League Position – 9th
    FA Cup – 5th Round
    League Cup – Quarter Finals
    Player of the Season – Shelvey
    Top Goalscorer – Rondon
    Number of Goals – 19

  • kennyg33

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #90

    Oldarse – I think we make our decisions on what we’re passionate about but just like we wouldn’t blame the soldiers for the cause of war, we shouldn’t blame the fans who attend for the state of our ownership.
    People in power make decisions and we, fans or fighters, are the ones who pay the price and choose to support our club or country regardless of our inability to affect the decisions made.

  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:42 AM

    Comment #91

    Brexit… next summers transfer window – will it mean we cannot buy EU players ie like Perez because he has not appeared for Spain so he would not get a work permit to play in this country???

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #92

    That 1.8 times the revenue to get the club valuation is interesting. Newcastle would need to have an income of £222m for the club to be worth the £400m Ashley thinks it is. We are not bringing that much and I would imagine the state of the club should come in to consideration, i.e. Assets, state of training facilities, academy, stadium etc.

    Say tv was £123m, roughly could say matchday and commercial at £50m on top. Say £175m. That would value the club at £315m. However, if the state of the club was up to standard then it is a fair rough valuation.

    I personally said when stavely was knocking about that anywhere between £280-320m would be a fair compromise. Ashley would get his money back and a little extra. Stavely reportedly offered £250m and £300m with a relegation clause and £350m with a few more clauses. Other people more suited to valuing clubs estimated the value of the club around £280-300m at the time too.

    For Ashley to want £400m only shows his greed and is desire to keep Newcastle. As has been pointed out earlier and by myself in the past, the primary reason Ashley bought the club according to john hall was so he could use it as a vehicle to promote sports direct. That has not changed. When it does then he’ll look to sell realistically. Until then it’s a case of spending as little as possible just to finish 17th.

    Ashley doesn’t want to sell and I think people suggesting there is a buyer on the horizon ins just creating false hope. If Ashley did want to sell he’ll offer a fair a price or maximise club income, specifically commercial income (sponsorship, advertising and merchandise etc), to show that £400m is a fair valuation. It could be but it’s not right now.

    Just for the record, majority of fans are just asking him to allow the club to spend its own money. Nobody is realisitically asking him to spend his own money from his billions. He always talks about living the clubs means and wiping its own nose but he isn’t allowing for that.

  • DaveD1000

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:49 AM

    Comment #93

    if i’m not too late:
    Points – 42
    League Position – 14th
    FA Cup – 4th Round
    League Cup – Quarter Finals
    Player of the Season – Shelvey
    Top Goalscorer – Rondon
    Number of TGS Goals – 17

  • oldarse

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:51 AM

    Comment #94


    That’s what I said Kenny no winners mate.

  • WorJordi

    Aug 10, 2018 at 11:54 AM

    Comment #95

    kennyg 33
    Hear Hear
    A great comment
    We are there to support OUR team
    OUR TEAM !!!!!!


  • DicBDoonToon

    Aug 10, 2018 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #96

    I personally think we will beat spurs tomorrow.
    Also, whilst I’m not thrilled at the backing this window from Cashley, the fat prick. I don’t understand the fans that are saying we havent strengthened, or we are a championship team.
    Yes we havent spent anything(technically) – but we have Kenedy and Dubravka who brought so much to the team from January, PLUS, 2 experienced defenders, Ki and Rondon who have PL experience, and Muto who I think may be a surprise package.

    All the players who have left, bar Merino and Gayle, were not in Raffas plans for match days, so its no real loss to the team. We have managed to keep hold of our best player, in my opinion, in Lascelles.

    Its the off field issues – the fat w@nker and his treatment of Raffa – that has caused any kind of negativity surrounding NUFC. I for one am excited at the prospect of the coming season, and will be backing the lads all the way.

    That saying, I am firmly behind #ifraffagoeswego

  • ronaldo aarons

    Aug 10, 2018 at 12:01 PM

    Comment #97

    Lack of #NUFC spending perhaps explained by Mike Ashley concentrating on buying House of Fraser this morning. It went into admin at 8am and he buys it at 10:15. Shows he can act fast on the markets if he wants

  • Jib

    Aug 10, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #98

    Normally ManU vs Leicester I could take
    or leave but really looking forward to tonight

    The World Cup was OK but this is the real thing!

  • posada

    Aug 10, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #99

    Think you must remember that Man U apart the most ever paid for a Prem club was the 220M for Liverpool. Earnings have gone up but so have expenses re wages and transfers. It’s a catch 22 situation. The more you get the more you have to spend to stay in the league.

    Unless of course you are Mike Ashley. Spend as little as possible and hope that Rafa can work a minor miracle. As he did last year.

    Then suddenly we are talking about 500+ million for a 30% share of the Arsenal.
    Game changer or a reflection of the fact that we are in the far North and not considered fashionable by the new money folks.

  • geordiesteve520

    Aug 10, 2018 at 12:54 PM

    Comment #100

    @Jib, surely childish would be to react angrily to any member of this blog who decides to go against your very blinkered world view Bonny lad.

    Maybe the reason you defend Ashley so vehemently is that you empathise with his ability to alienate all those around him.

    My reaction was no different to what many people thought, so just calm down and support the team yo claim to love.


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