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Pundit Predicts Newcastle vs Manchester City Result



With Chelsea beating Manchester City 2-1 yesterday it may be a good time to play City on Sunday in the FA Cup quarter-finals.

There again, manager Pep Guardiola will want to win another cup this season, and with Liverpool now Premier League Champions, the FA Cup is a good target.

They beat Aston Villa 2-1 in the League Cup final on March 1st at Wembley, a couple of weeks before the coronavirus pandemic stopped everything.

We play City on Sunday night at 6:30pm in an empty St. James’ Park, so we will not have the advantage of a 52,000 sold-out crowd.

Former Liverpool star Mark Lawrenson doesn’t think we stand much of a chance against the reigning Premier League Champions and League Cup winners from last season.

This is what the BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson (shown above) has said about the game:

“If Newcastle had held on to beat Aston Villa in the league on Wednesday, they would be totally safe on 41 points and could have focused fully on this tie.”

“They have already drawn with Manchester City once at St James’ Park this season and you would be thinking they can have a real go at them.”

“As it is, there is still that element of doubt about them staying up and, although I still think the Magpies will survive, boss Steve Bruce will probably see Wednesday’s league trip to struggling Bournemouth as the priority.”

“City are the FA Cup holders and I am sure they will take this tie seriously, but they made eight changes on Monday night and outclassed Burnley. Whatever team they put out, it will be too strong for Newcastle.”

Lawro’s prediction: 0-3

It’s very hard to see Newcastle being drawn into a relegation struggle this season when we are 12 points above the drop zone with only 7 games to play.

We would need to completely collapse and lose almost every game for that to happen, and it won’t.

Of that we are sure.

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28 comments so far

  • c-dog

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #1

    Still no takeover news and long term contacts being dished out

    Is the takeover dead?

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  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #2

    We want new owners now, PL guys can you hear…money money money!!! What it costs…com`on you f ers!

    2
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:20 AM

    Comment #3

    Blog Frogs here to until the most beautiful happens!

    3
  • archaeomag

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #4

    And I have I notices the “…” very distinctive, as well as the simmering rhetorical ?
    I know some bots like the Brad don’t punctuate at all, but I do wish some people round here leaving the last full stop off -it’s weird

    1
  • Mad Frog Boom 22

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:21 AM

    Comment #5

    This blog s going to be a much better place for all posters when Frogs are gone. If Ashley leaves i leave

    1
  • Dondatta13

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #6

    Hi Kev…

    No I think the delay has been down to the complexities of the 3 pronged ownership, the piracy issue and other outside influences. Project restart also helped delay things also.

    However I think since the football restarted, the Premier League may have just decided to get their Champions be crowned and get the plaudits and spotlight.

    3
  • WLtoon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #7

    The government have always said they won`t intervene with the takeover process, it`s 3 month old news .
    Don`t know why it`s been rehashed yet again today. Fed up to the back teeth of all the BS.

    2
  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #8

    The latest with the government was only last week can’t remember who filed the complaint but they got told again they will not intervene in the process

    0
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #9

    Oh sorry, thought this was the previous thread. Ignore ne!

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #10

    I wonder if they’re waiting until the 1st of July to announce the takeover?
    I can’t think why it should be that date but just my thoughts…

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:29 AM

    Comment #11

    * me…

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  • Anglo Saxon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #12

    WLtoon, clickbait, all news today re NUFC is rehashed.

    1
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #13

    Mund it was that SNP gadge with the unblemished record.

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  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #14

    Dondatta,

    Other clubs have multiple owners, and Masters stated outright that project restart had not caused any delay a few weeks ago.

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  • WLtoon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #15

    Maybe the PL are waiting to see who wins the play offs before they decide which way they are going to call the takeover. Its as good an excuse as any that`s being banded about in the tabloids.
    Or maybe they are waiting to see who wins the Oscars for best Movie as to not overshadow such a prestigious event.

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  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #16

    It’s like playing the lottery sweep nobody knows when it will happen good or bad. There is the few who outright believe it will happen and there is also the few who outright believe it won’t happen.

    You won’t convince the other so let it be some will take your points but trying to convince the vegan it’s real is an infinite debate.

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  • Northumbrian

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #17

    TPM could it be because its the end of the clubs financial year?.

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  • Dondatta13

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #18

    WLtoon, I don’t think it’s a re-hash of the old story. I think it’s because of the Scottish MP who pipped up last week.

    1
  • Mund

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #19

    Aye that’s the gadge

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #20

    WLtoon@7

    Its rehashed because its click bait… no one really knows anything

    2
  • WLtoon

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #21

    Anglo,

    Yep, its all BS, nothing else to report apart from Liverpool as champions.

    1
  • Kevin Vegan

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #22

    WL

    Same. Keep seeing the same few things being dragged back up. All the other “deadlines” and theories have been proved wrong so far, but fresh ones keep coming. There are lots of people with a keen interest in keeping this story moving and these noises are coming from them.

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  • Mattroge

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #23

    You can still give out contracts during a takeover. Caulkin wrote about this weeks back and said there’d been discussions between the buying and selling parties. Nothing to worry about.

    1
  • Northumbrian

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #24

    Another bleeding bus.

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  • The Prince's Mate

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:40 AM

    Comment #25

    Northumbrian @14

    Who knows mate… what I do know is someone is extracting the watery stuff
    I honestly believe chairmen from certain clubs?? will be doing all they can to put a spanner in the works.
    When/If this goes through there could be a lot of jealous/worried people out there
    .

    3
  • lesh

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #26

    There’s been talk for some time about the formation of a European or world super league and of course the so-called big club’s would be interested in joining such a competition.

    A super league could pose a threat to the EPL and let’s assume it could be hosted by Saudi Arabia – would the EPL be keen in encouraging Saudi development?

    Just a thought.

    3
  • magicmac54

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:55 AM

    Comment #27

    Kevin Vegan, i think you possibly missed my question from earlier where i ask you if you had any relatives in Ireland mate? HWTL

    2
  • DjMickyg

    Jun 26, 2020 at 11:57 AM

    Comment #28

    Think bruce has messed up badly with his team selection. Cant see us getting any points out of bournemouth game now cause team will be wrecked after city game.

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