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Sky Sports Pundit Prediction – Not What We Need Against Southampton

Sky Sports Pundit Paul Merson is out with his prediction for the game tomorrow at home to Southampton.

And it’s not a result we will be happy with – a 2-2 draw.

It’s better than a defeat bit wins are what we need to move up the table and finish as high as we can over the final four games of the season.

Newcastle had their first clean sheet since back at home to Burnley on February 26th last Monday night, and the whole team played exceptionally well in the 1-0 win at the King Power Stadium.

Paul Merson – looking surprised at his own prediction?

If we can show the same resilience at the back tomorrow, we can get a win and another clean sheet.

But the Saints have come into some form recently and beat Watford 3-1 in their last game at home.

They have won three of their last four league games and only lost one game – at home to Liverpool during that time.

Here is what Paul Merson has told Sky Sports about the game:

“Both teams are safe and there should be goals.” “Nobody is under pressure, they are both safe.

“Why not go out and express yourselves?”

“The problem is there is still plenty to play for in terms of money for the club – moving up three positions can bring in millions of pounds.”

“Winning this game can really help for that push.” “The players though, will not feel that pressure.”

Prediction: Newcastle 2 Southampton 2.

We need a win, and most fans think we can achieve that tomorrow.

Hope so.

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7 comments so far

  • Jib

    Apr 19, 2019 at 9:37 AM

    Comment #1

    Cue Tsunki’s snide dig at poor Merson’s
    addiction problems.

  • bettyswallocks

    Apr 19, 2019 at 9:39 AM

    Comment #2

    Munster…………. I think you’re getting confused again when using Joe Schmidt and the assumption that he might have moved to the All Blacks in your analogy. That sport is Rugby Union and this blog is about football played with a round ball ( Not allowed to bounce it ) .
    I hope this helps avoiding any confusion in the future and no disrespect intended to any other sport.

  • Jib

    Apr 19, 2019 at 9:43 AM

    Comment #3

    If we beat the Saints we could really do ourselves a big favour
    Palace away to the Gooners
    Burnley away to Chelsea
    Cardiff have LPool at home
    Brighton away to Wolves
    We could conceivably end up above Bournemouth on GD

  • Jib

    Apr 19, 2019 at 9:44 AM

    Comment #4

    no disrespect intended to any other sport.

    So why not shut your gob

  • Mag52

    Apr 19, 2019 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #5

    It shouldn’t be a question of better training facilities or players to improve the team.
    A club like NUFC should assume that both are provided.
    Look at little Brighton. Super new stadium with great training facilities and a player budget bigger than ours.

  • Just a fan

    Apr 19, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #6

    I remembered when the goalies bounced it.i think they had to. couldn’t just run with it like now.

  • Ron Knee

    Apr 19, 2019 at 9:50 AM

    Comment #7


    When you say:

    “But his English options are limited and the top clubs won’t go for him”,

    is that because of his ability or “football politics”?


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