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Sky Sports Pundit Predicts Brighton vs Newcastle Result

There may be hope for Newcastle United at Brighton tomorrow afternoon in the late game because Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson predicts a 1-1 draw.

Brighton have not scored a goal in their last seven games, so we were hoping that Newcastle can at least keep a clean sheet tomorrow at the Amex Stadium.

At Rafa’s press conference today he revealed that captain Jamaal Lascelles will miss the game with what the manager called a stomach illness.

Jamaal will be rested for tomorrow’s game but could be ready to face Liverpool a week tomorrow at St. James’ Park.

Paul Merson – predicts a draw

By the time our game kicks off at 5:30 pm the result of Fulham vs. Cardiff City will be known, and Cardiff really need to win the game if they are to survive in the Premier League.

But Fulham have won their last two games and the relegated side have hit some form under caretaker manager Scott Parker.

This is what Paul Merson has said on Sky Sports today about our game tomorrow:

“This all depends on the Cardiff game. If Cardiff get beat against Fulham, a point will do for Brighton and that’ll be enough.”

“Cardiff would have to win at Manchester United after that.”

For me, it’s hard to call because it all depends on that Cardiff game, because Brighton need to win if Cardiff do.”

“They might still shut up shop, get a point and be happy.”

“The problem is Newcastle play a certain way, show they’re hard to beat from the start and always nick chances.”

Even if Cardiff lose tomorrow they can still mathematically survive so we think Brighton will go all out for a win tomorrow regardless of how Cardiff do.

Newcastle fans feel fairly confident we can win this game.

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A win is important for us becasue it means we will equal last season’s points total of 44.

That would be great with two games still to play.

Comments welcome.

13 comments so far

  • G

    Apr 26, 2019 at 3:36 PM

    Comment #1

    I would like to think this games a banker, however a team this close to relegation is a dangerous animal

  • Mag52

    Apr 26, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #2

    If Rafa leaves, I think Ashley will go for some unknown foreign manager who the fans will be prepared, initially at any rate, to give a little time in the job as they know so little about him.
    I can’t see one of the usual British suspects getting it.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 26, 2019 at 3:38 PM

    Comment #3

    Oops … Hic….burrrrpp…missed the bus again must stay off the…pop …..

    “It’s important to do business early, especially with the prices in the market. Sometimes you try to do things early and you can’t.”

    It might be a mistake to think Benitez only has training facilities and a player budget to negotiate. He also must be finding it tough to get round the “NUFC player appraisal, purchasing and negotiation team” a collective of fudging bumblers and professional procrastinators with Charnley – the man with the day of the week printed on his underpants – as the executive decision maker ensuring that the best (most expensive) targets are protracted sufficiently for them to die in the water, and the third choice (budget buy) comes in to the despair of the manager tasked with fashioning a footballer out of a third tier chugger.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 26, 2019 at 3:41 PM

    Comment #4

    Paul me old potato – Brighton going for a draw would make sense at our place but not when they are at home, surely?

    I fancy Cardiff to scrape a win, so if Hoots doesn’t go for it they are in trouble – their matches don’t come any easier.

  • Tsunki

    Apr 26, 2019 at 3:44 PM

    Comment #5

    I’ve heard that preliminary negotiations with Benitez and NUFC have yielded some results. Rafa asked for a rebuilt training facility with some state of the art monitoring equipment and an improved medical centre. NUFC have conceded Charnley can go to the pound shop and get some stick on letters for the ice bath wheelie bins, and some ice packs for the fridge. It’s a start.

  • hibbit

    Apr 26, 2019 at 3:52 PM

    Comment #6

    Mag52 @2

    I think it’s going to be the opposite any one taking over from Rafa is going to have a bit of a hard time wining over a large proportion of the fans inside the ground , especially if the don’t hit the ground running.
    just a few bad results the crowd will be on there back like never before, feelings within the ground are running so high,
    i kinda feel sorry for whoever thinks there big enough to fill Rafa’s boots!!!

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Apr 26, 2019 at 3:55 PM

    Comment #7


    I think they probably think the players will just be as hard working as they are regardless of manager just because they get paid to do so?!

    Footballers quickly down tools we have seen in so many games even with this squad if they are not at 90% capacity we tend to get beat !

  • Jib

    Apr 26, 2019 at 3:56 PM

    Comment #8

    “It’s important to do business early, especially with the prices in the market. Sometimes you try to do things early and you can’t.”

    It’s a shame you didn’t see SSN
    The journo with Scots accent (Keith Downie ?) tried to get Rafa to bite
    with a leading question about early transfers.
    Rafa answered him politely and said there are may factors why early
    transfers cannot be achieved then gave him an impish grin which said
    “no chance – you’ll have to do better than that”

  • Jib

    Apr 26, 2019 at 3:57 PM

    Comment #9

    may = many
    also Merson is right – a point at the weekend
    would be golden for Brighton

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Apr 26, 2019 at 4:01 PM

    Comment #10

    25 Hours 29 Minutes to KO

  • Mag52

    Apr 26, 2019 at 4:09 PM

    Comment #11


    Do you think it’ll be a Moyes or an Allardice then ?
    It won’t be anyone with big ideas for the club will it ?

  • hibbit

    Apr 26, 2019 at 4:19 PM

    Comment #12


    your guess is as good as mine but i don’t think it will be Allardyce to much bad blood and baggage already

  • Novocastrian66

    Apr 26, 2019 at 4:24 PM

    Comment #13

    I cannot see Rafa staying, not because he doesn’t want to but because Newcastle won’t give him a deal he needs to build the club.
    Rafa tells them what he needs to progress. The powers that be go away for a few days, mull it over then go to him and say, “Well we can nearly do it but not quite. How about this?”
    What they offer is nowhere near what Rafa would like. He reigns in his demands a bit and says, “Not quite but I will settle for this.”
    The whole cycle goes on and on until eventually his current deal runs down and he walks away.
    The club will say they tried, like always, but the reality is they never really did.
    The End.


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