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Pundit Predicts Misery For Newcastle At Bramall Lane



BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson has made his predictions for this round of Premier League fixtures. He is predicting Newcastle to lose 2-1 at Sheffield United.

Here is some of Lawro’s reasoning behind his prediction:

Newcastle are on a poor run themselves right now, taking only two points from their past six games and going out of the FA Cup at Arsenal.

I know Newcastle don’t do all-out attack whoever they play but surely they won’t just sit back at Bramall Lane? I wouldn’t understand that, because this is obviously a very winnable game for them too.

I don’t think there will be much in it, but I am going with the Blades here. They are bound to break their duck in the league at some stage, and at least they will have a bit of confidence after the weekend.

I know people will say it was ‘only’ Bristol Rovers they beat, but a win’s a win when you are in a situation like they are.

Lawrenson seems convinced that Sheffield’s FA Cup win over the weekend will spur them on to pick up their first win in the league. The Blades have a tough three matches after Tuesday with games against Tottenham, Manchester United, and Manchester City to close out January.

Bruce spoke about his determination to play higher up the pitch after the FA Cup loss to Arsenal. There was a genuine commitment to do that on Saturday. So hopefully, we won’t see Newcastle sit back at Bramall Lane tomorrow.

Newcastle have scored just once in the past five matches. While Sheffield got three goals (though one was a Bristol Rovers own goal) over the weekend, they’ve managed just 8 in the league all season. So this could be a low scoring affair tomorrow.

Needless to say a defeat at Sheffield United would be disastrous. I don’t even want to entertain that notion right now. So let’s hope Newcastle can put in a performance and keep Sheffield in the realm of the winless after tomorrow’s match.

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141 comments so far

  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 11, 2021 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #41

    Imo of course.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Jan 11, 2021 at 5:52 PM

    Comment #42

    Keep yer day job, tackle. 🙂

    2
  • Tsunki

    Jan 11, 2021 at 5:54 PM

    Comment #43

    I know you all want me to be blog Ubermoderatorfuhrer but really although I would be ideal, mostly because of my innate humility and modest demeanour, I have to decline as I feel I may be too unicornist for some sensitivities.

    6
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 11, 2021 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #44

    Don’t have one Tsunki – hence on here.

    😎 <3

    2
  • hibbit

    Jan 11, 2021 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #45

    i don’t think jib’s got much on the days ??

    9
  • jane

    Jan 11, 2021 at 5:55 PM

    Comment #46

    “as there are 2 other teams in the bottom 3 who CAN close on us if we fail to win.”

    Brighton are away to Man City and Fulham away to Spurs on Wednesday so it won’t be easy for them.

    0
  • coming home

    Jan 11, 2021 at 5:56 PM

    Comment #47

    OK OK OK I’ll do it I’ll moderate

    Jail get your coat your leaving

    12
  • coming home

    Jan 11, 2021 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #48

    On a serious note I vote Magicmac

    1
  • Tsunki

    Jan 11, 2021 at 5:57 PM

    Comment #49

    Tackle – you too eh?

    Yes Jib must be twiddling his thumbs a bit these days. Mind was on a lot until he went on a long weekend if he’s going to come back as a regular he could get his camping stove and billy can out again and moderate the &@#* out of this place ha ha. Gets my vote.

    Jail btw according to the new rules, imo is insufficient, you have to use imho. There’s your first strike right there.

    3
  • WLtoon

    Jan 11, 2021 at 5:58 PM

    Comment #50

    Jail,

    Whoever it was who kicked Jib off the site

    5
  • Tsunki

    Jan 11, 2021 at 5:59 PM

    Comment #51

    Should be easy to pick a moderator as there will probably only be three bloggers left under the new rules soon.

    2
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #52

    I have put a bet on us,I normally steer well clear cos it can spoil the actual watching of said match.The bookies aren’t always right and odds seem favourable.
    Oh dear what have I done? 🙁

    2
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #53

    Think we’ll have to bring in an outsider, already the debate over who should moderate is getting heated – not long before someone cracks and starts throwing a few effs and jeffs about.

    1
  • Tsunki

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #54

    I don’t think this was the purpose of Neil’s post mind you. :|. :|. 😐

    0
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #55

    Donald Truuump will be available soon – he knows how to use a keyboard

    3
  • Tsunki

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #56

    Aghhhh!!! Emoji fail!

    MODERATORRRRRR!!!!

    😀

    1
  • toon22

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #57

    Jane

    Cha.. Ching ..

    LOL

    3
  • WLtoon

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:03 PM

    Comment #58

    The Tinman,

    I haven`t watched Sheff U either but they must be pretty damn poor to be on course for a record low points total for a PL team., and yet the bookies think they will beat us.
    I wonder how many games they have been CLEAR favourites to win this season

    5
  • Not another deJong

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #59

    I am guessing this will be the side tomorrow night:
    ————————Wilson
    ———Almiron——————-Murphy
    Ritchie—S.Longstaff—Shelvey—Yedlin
    ———Clarke——Schar——Hayden
    ————————Darlow

    Fernandez May start instead of Clarke

    1
  • WLtoon

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:04 PM

    Comment #60

    Show Bruce the bookies odds,, he might get the frekin message.

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #61

    WLtoon,
    That would be the editors. geordietom e mailed and got told he was on the naughty step. Personally I think words were exchanged offline/the blog afterwards and he got himself banned. He then reappeared as Hexham toon before making a disparaging remark about disabilities. Nobody to this day though knows what got him on the naughty step in the first place though.

    6
  • Ashingtoon62

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #62

    Geordie Tom for moderator cos he’s hard.

    16
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #63

    Ashington

    I don’t mind being moderated, but if I slip up, I don’t want heavy breathing and a rap on the door at 3am

    5
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #64

    DaveD1000,

    Cheers for the link, what a palarver. Folk will be wondering why all the questions a couple of threads back 🙂

    2
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:08 PM

    Comment #65

    geordietom is exempt for forging tweets.

    19
  • Uncertain Toon/World

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #66

    Project Emoji – BOOM! 😉

    1
  • toon22

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:11 PM

    Comment #67

    Personally i think whatever the people who run this blog thinks is best, they put all the time and effort into it

    As for our current “manager” and his “tallents” i doubt anything will change any time soon. Sadly were doing OK in the turds eyes as were are abut the relegation zone.

    For me thats the problem the blog has, the clubs at a dead end. Just waiting about to be sold. All the wishful thinking in the world wont help sadly.
    The whole situation is exactly what weve been doing for the last 14 years

    6
  • toon22

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:13 PM

    Comment #68

    The Wife

    Hope your well, seems like theres a spot of bother over there
    Lets hope it blows over quickly as it seems nuts right now

    5
  • TheTinman

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #69

    For moderation and banning to truly work you surely need something which makes you want to keep your original profile. Whether it is a marker saying how old your profile is, a rep score or post awards etc. Otherwise you just make a new email and rinse and repeat. Even just a post counter makes it easier to spot trolls right off the bat. Hearts are no good, should be a vote up / vote down otherwise it’s pointless.

    2
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:14 PM

    Comment #70

    Toon22

    The same for the last 14 years

    Coincides with your last use of an apostrophe.

    5
  • hibbit

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #71

    Tackle now now you haven’t got the job yet !!!!

    7
  • WLtoon

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #72

    Jail,

    Fair enough, i thought the Harrisons do all the moderating, they are the editors right?
    Anyway, we are all adults, there should be no need for moderating , it`s like babysitting ffs.
    Unfortunately some posters can`t behave themselves so need guidance now and then.

    5
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:19 PM

    Comment #73

    😀

    3
  • The Wife

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #74

    Hi toon22,

    Yes, there are some very concerning things happening in the US right now. It’s way off topic for this blog, so I won’t get into specifics (or my feelings about it), but it’s a very strange time at the moment.

    4
  • geordietom

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #75

    Jail …#61

    and where do you get your info from . wrong again i see …

    6
  • Jail for Ashley

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #76

    geordietom,
    You e mailed Ed when he disappeared and told us he was on the naughty step.

    10
  • Tackle from behind

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #77

    Ahem

    anyone think we can beat Sheff Utd tomorrow.

    1
  • Mund

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #78

    Great to see The Wife back and active on the blog 🙂 Hope all is well in the Harrison clan

    3
  • geordietom

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #79

    jail .

    i did i read it wrong what you said …

    1
  • geordietom

    Jan 11, 2021 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #80

    well lads and lasses lets have massive big round of applause for the blog moderator , i give you THE WIFE …

    3


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