It’s not too often that Paul Merson predicts a Newcastle win, but that’s what the Sky Sports pundit is predicting for tomorrow’s game against Crystal Palace.
We’re not sure whether that is good news or bad news since in the past we usually lose when Paul predicts a Newcastle win.
But we’ll take it positively, and it really would be terrific if we can beat Palace at St. James’ Park tomorrow afternoon.
That would very likely make us safe in the league with 38 points and Cardiff would then be 10 points (11 including goal difference) behind us.
And the Welsh club have only 6 games and 18 points to play for; they would need at least four wins (or three wins and two draws) and Newcastle would need to lose our remaining five games.
Paul Merson – predicts Newcastle win – what??
Here’s what Paul has said about the game:
“Newcastle had a load of fans come down to Arsenal on Monday and you were thinking ‘why don’t you have a go?’. I thought it was poor.”
“They are better than that and have the ammunition to hurt teams.”
“But I am (more) disappointed with Palace. Out of all the teams at the bottom they are the disappointment because they should not be where they are.
“How do you go to Manchester City and win 3-2, when nobody beats City at home, and then be where you are in the league and go to Tottenham and get rinsed in midweek?”
“It wasn’t even really a game.”
“I think Newcastle win with home advantage, but both these teams should be safe because Cardiff won’t get enough points.”
A majority of Newcastle fans also think we can win this game tomorrow.
We hope they are right.