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Pundit Predicts Interesting Result For Newcastle vs Leicester


Well – get ready for this – Paul Merson has predicted a win for Newcastle on Saturday by a score of 1-0 against Leicester City at home.

We cannot score many goals and we don’t concede too many so even that scoreline could be accurate.

It’s rather rare that Paul predicts a win for Newcastle so we hope he’s right on this one.

Paul has said it was a good result last Saturday at Selhurst Park when we drew 0-0.

Paul Merson – it’s true – he predicts Newcastle win

Here’s what the Sky Sports pundit has written about the game on Saturday:

“Newcastle have got to win. “

“They had a good result going to Crystal Palace and drawing 0-0 but Leicester are like a bag of Revels, you never know what you’re going to get.”

“One week, they’re well beaten at Bournemouth then the next, they win at home.”

“I’m going to go for a Newcastle home win.”

Paul predicts 1-0.

If we can get the win on Saturday that will give is the confidence of potentially taking something out of the game at Old Trafford a week on Saturday.

Only about half our fans think we will win this game.

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What do you think?

Comments welcome.


37 comments so far

  • Nufc 4ever

    Sep 27, 2018 at 11:50 AM

    Comment #1

    On the subject of pressing it is 10 times easier to press when you have 75% of the ball. If you are chasing the ball for 75% ot the game completely different like we have to common sense the better the players the easier it is

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:25 PM

    Comment #2

    Postman Pat has just delivered this years Freebie from he TOON – a pen and 4 pin badges of past team crests – oooooh!!!!

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:29 PM

    Comment #3

    Also
    Rafa has got to be careful when talking about his present squad players not being good enough – they were good enough to get us tenth last year and if he keeps telling them or they hear they are not god enough –
    It can either go two ways – the players rise to the bait a try try to prove him wrong or they will think – owe the manager does not think we are good enough then why bother!

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  • G

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:31 PM

    Comment #4

    Charlie, I would like to think Rafa knows the strength of character of his players, and it’s a calculated move to motivate them to rise? At least that’s what I hope he’s doing.

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:33 PM

    Comment #5

    The protests are working when they send us a Parker pen and four pins 🙂

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  • martoon

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:38 PM

    Comment #6

    I don’t often agree with Merson but I think he’s called this one correctly. It does depend which Leicester turns up – hopefully it will be the one against Bournemouth but if we do win you can’t foresee a goal feast. It’s going to be a nervous one on Saturday!

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:45 PM

    Comment #7

    Nufc 4 ever

    You don’t need better players to press, for example ronaldinho couldn’t press even if he tried, neither can neymar as they are lazy off the ball. You need players of the same mindset who are wanting to press collectively and who want to put the work in. If you pressed high up you’d win the ball back quicker meaning you’ll have higher possession stats

    Pep wasn’t happy with aguero when he first joined as he couldn’t press the way he wanted him to, they’ve obviously put the hard work in and now pep says he’s the fittest at any stage whilst he’s been there. Aguero echoes the same sentiments.

    Basically you need to work on pressing as a team and any player in the world can do it if they work hard on fitness. The bummer for us is quality can break a press and leave you exposed, it’s never been rafa’s style to press teams high up and has served him well in the past, the issue with pressing high up with want we have is that quality will expose us. Against the big boys they’d pick us off for pressing high up

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  • Our Toon

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:46 PM

    Comment #8

    Martoon

    I’m hopeful, Leicester are there for the taking. Hopefully the really poor Leicester turn up and the really good us turns up.

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  • Bambams

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:48 PM

    Comment #9

    Rondon out for Saturday’s match

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  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #10

    @Charlie in the Gallowgate

    LOL

    Honored indeed

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  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #11

    Maybe thats where the Mitro money went ?

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:51 PM

    Comment #12

    Our Toon

    We have a problem on Saturday if we press high – Vardy

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  • Optimistic Panda

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #13

    Jib

    Sorry to burst your bubble but yes I believe Colicini is and was shit as I believe you’re a shit stirrer desperate for attention

    You havd a late night on the double maxim?

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 27, 2018 at 12:58 PM

    Comment #14

    We can on Saturday. No reason we can’t. Taking the top six out of it we’re bang on target imo. What we need to do is aim for getting at least a draw away from home against those around us and to beat those same teams at home.
    We’ve drawn at Cardiff and Palace. Anything we get from top six teams is a nice bonus, but not that important. Losing 2-1 ain’t the end of the world. Others around us are likely to fair no better, probably worse.
    If we can take four points, from those around us

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  • Charlie in the Gallowgate

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:00 PM

    Comment #15

    toon22
    Thanks Mike
    Irony that the tag line is #WEAREUNITED

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:02 PM

    Comment #16

    ‘kin’ ell!… We’ll finish in the top half. Bloody submit button! 🙂
    We’ll slip up occasionally, but we also might nick something from the top six, so our aim has to be four from six against the rest. The top six will take points off those around us so overall, it’s actually not a bad start. Things will balance out over the season.

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  • cyprus

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:08 PM

    Comment #17

    Martoon

    It also depends on which NUFC will turn up. I just hope we go for it. Attack, press. No fear.

    That Hazard goal almost HBA level.

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  • Nufc 4ever

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:13 PM

    Comment #18

    Our toon you miss the point they play for teams who have 75% of the ball and have a few water carriers when they do not have the ball the more better players the less graft as i maintain common sense we have to run into the ground hence the defensive structure

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  • Jib

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #19

    Optimistic Panda
    Jib
    I believe you’re a shit stirrer desperate for attention

    Thanks for the attention mate

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  • Bobbybee

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:26 PM

    Comment #20

    Charlie, the players know Rafa’s using that as a means to get the knacka to loosen the purse strings mate. He’s not daft. He’ll have discussed it with them and probably laughed about it. What he says to the press and what they talk about in private will be totally different.
    They know themselves the squad isn’t strong enough and they’ll want it strengthening for bonus reasons of nothing else.
    The players are fully aware that Rafa has to battle for every penny and I’d be amazed if any of them take it as a personal slight.

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  • Mag52

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:41 PM

    Comment #21

    More midfield quality and goal scoring ability up front, exactly, in fact, what Rafa was hoping for in the summer window, would see us creating more chances and converting them.

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  • toon22

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:42 PM

    Comment #22

    JIB

    Justin Barnes

    Owns a PR firm

    LoL

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #23

    Bobby I’m not too optimistic re the top 6. We didn’t take on arsenal at all second half and spurs and Chelsea have come and gone with the points. So do u think we can get much out of Liverpool and man City? Hard to see it. We need to get more speed into that team on the break, somehow. But it’s the same old problem £££

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  • AncientC

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #24

    I thought it would be interesting to compare the points we have now, against the points we had from the same fixtures last season. Mainly because it was beating the bigger sides that helped massively in keeping the team up. Anyways, as below:

    This season:
    Newcastle 1–2 Tottenham
    Last season:
    Newcastle 0–2 Tottenham

    Cardiff incomparable.

    This season:
    Newcastle 1–2 Chelsea
    Last season:
    Newcastle 3–0 Chelsea

    This season:
    Man City 2–1 Newcastle 1
    Last season:
    Man City 3–Newcastle 1

    This season:
    Newcastle 1–2 Arsenal
    Last season:
    Newcastle 2–1 Arsenal

    This season:
    Crystal Palace 0–0 Newcastle
    Last season:
    Crystal Palace 1–1 Newcastle

    Deducting the Cardiff game, the club was better off by 6 points over the same fixtures last season.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #25

    But Bobby, Rafa wanting a full back us saying to yedlin – “” u ain’t as good as I need “. Not sure re how that motivates as players will lose out on appearance money etc

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #26

    Ancient, that’s the concern. We strengthened the squad but our performance levels have dropped

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  • RobLeenio

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #27

    Munster – you didn’t mention Man U who are far more relevant as we play them next week. We also beat them last season when Pogba had a really poor match after a spat with Mourinho.

    Lo and behold, as they hove on the horizon, Pogba and Mourinho have a falling out.

    Can history repeat itself? I think maybe it can, but we’ll have to have Diame and Shelvey back on point.

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:55 PM

    Comment #28

    But we are away Rob..

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  • Munster Mag

    Sep 27, 2018 at 1:57 PM

    Comment #29

    Was rondon a sick note at wba? Ffs….

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  • RobLeenio

    Sep 27, 2018 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #30

    Ah, Munster, home, away, what does it matter?

    We have Man U right where we want them!

    Actually, in all seriousness, right before an international break is probably not a bad time to play them when their stars all have half an eye on playing for their countries.

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  • AncientC

    Sep 27, 2018 at 2:07 PM

    Comment #31

    Just to add to my earlier post, if Man Utd get the win, that is the club 9 points behind last season’s achievement. Not that we should be expecting to beat Man Utd—certainly shouldn’t be scared of them—but realistically needing to pick up results against weaker sides this season.

    It will almost certainly be the beating of the bottom 12 clubs if it’s to be survival this season.

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  • Jib

    Sep 27, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    Comment #32

    Ancient C’s pseudo intellectual poorly thought out crap

    Leicester beat us 3 -2 at SJP last season

    Even Merson has us favourites this season

    Meaningless pap

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  • Lascelles sells sea shells by the sea shore

    Sep 27, 2018 at 2:21 PM

    Comment #33

    Depending on how Man Utd do this weekend we could find ourselves playing against a managerless team before the international get togethers!

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  • AncientC

    Sep 27, 2018 at 2:26 PM

    Comment #34

    Jib, what was poorly thought out about posting factual score lines from last season and how they compare to this season?

    Where exactly did I make an error?

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  • AncientC

    Sep 27, 2018 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #35

    “Leicester beat us 3 -2 at SJP last season”

    “Even Merson has us favourites this season”

    Oh well, I suppose the three points against Leicester are guaranteed, now that Paul Merson said so.

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  • Rob1971

    Sep 27, 2018 at 2:38 PM

    Comment #36

    Ancient it isn’t as we got humped 4:1 away to Man Utd last season

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  • AncientC

    Sep 27, 2018 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #37

    Rob, we still haven’t played Man Utd at home, so I was speaking about the improbability of beating them later in the season. I made the same point before the season started, we cannot be relying on a repeat of last season and taking so many big scalps.

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