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Pundit Expects Pressure To Play A Role In Monday’s Match At St. James’ Park



Mark Lawrenson has given his predictions for this weekend’s Premier League matches. He has Newcastle ending the losing streak with a 1-1 draw against Arsenal at St. James’ Park on Monday.

Here is some of Lawro’s take on the match:

Arsenal endured a horrible night in Thursday’s north London derby, but they cannot afford to dwell on what went wrong for them against Spurs.

It’s typical Arsenal, really, because they always seem to get themselves in a good position but whenever something goes against them, they just seem to collapse. At times this season, it has looked like they have become stronger mentally – but they haven’t.

They are under pressure now, too. If Spurs beat Burnley on Sunday, and I think they will, then Arsenal will have to win at St James’ Park or fourth place will be out of their hands on the final day of the season.

We all know how much Newcastle have improved in the past few months, and they have been very strong at St. James’ Park. Beating them there is a very big ask.

Arsenal’s 3-0 defeat at Tottenham last night has really put them to the grindstone for their final two matches. They hold a shaky one-point advantage over Spurs for that coveted final Champions League place.

The resurgent Spurs take on Burnley at home on Sunday before a trip to Norwich City on the season’s final day. Arsenal cannot afford a slip-up on Monday at St. James’ Park, or they risk losing control of their destiny.

Newcastle fans care little about Arsenal’s plight with much left to accomplish this season. A win and we surpass last season’s points total which would be an unbelievable accomplishment considering how this season began.

The Magpies will hope to finish this campaign on the upswing after the minor hiccups of the past two weeks. A place in the top ten is still a possibility before closing the curtains on this transformational season.

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183 comments so far

  • Dubai Micky

    May 13, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #1

    3 Amigos just about to start, maybe get some news from the gobshites on there?

    https://youtu.be/XUgBA9GIYLo

    4
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #2

    Shola

    Yes mate.
    Soon as i saw him, i thought, mmmmm, he would drive to the goal line and look for a team mate. He actually looks for his mates, tries to create, direct, industrious and slick.

    1
  • Sparky

    May 13, 2022 at 6:34 PM

    Comment #3

    Ooof.. caught napping again…Jail will not be happy! 😀

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #4

    Shola

    …and now with Bruno and Jo…

    1
  • Wor B

    May 13, 2022 at 6:38 PM

    Comment #5

    Whatever happened to Maxi driving to the byline on the edge of the box and pulling it back for a charging Willock to bury?

    4
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 6:39 PM

    Comment #7

    Wor

    Is that a real memory?
    😀

    2
  • Wor B

    May 13, 2022 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #8

    It did happen, didn’t it?

    Please tell me I didn’t dream it.

    🙂

    4
  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #9

    Time for Antoine to make that Football Manager save a reality…?

    Transfer News Live
    @DeadlineDayLive
    · 11h
    Atlético Madrid do not want to extend Antoine Griezmann’s loan! They want to send him back to Barcelona.

    (Source: Cope)

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 6:42 PM

    Comment #10

    Wor

    It may have happened!?!

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #11

    Mund

    On loan to Atleti?
    Don’t barça want him?
    How old?

    0
  • Wor B

    May 13, 2022 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #12

    Clint messes with your head folks.

    Keep him at arms length or you’ll end up in therapy…

    with me.

    😳

    5
  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 13, 2022 at 6:44 PM

    Comment #13

    I’d been in Australia from 99 to 2004 and that was the year I realised the FA cup had lost its magic. It was a Saturday morning and we’d got a job and knock, when we finished I thought we’d all rush to the pub to watch it all happening as I had done pre 99. No-one was interested, Man U Millwall and when I got to the boozer there was hardly anyone there all day. Those words from Wor B describing FA cup day are a distant memory.

    4
  • Davas

    May 13, 2022 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #14

    Clint

    Yeah, it went on for hours. Had film crews on the fan trains and stuff. It used to be much bigger than it is now.

    3
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #15

    Wor

    Imagine what it’s like for me(?)

    Or maybe, best not!
    😀

    2
  • Davas

    May 13, 2022 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #16

    Or was it?

    2
  • jane

    May 13, 2022 at 6:47 PM

    Comment #17
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 6:50 PM

    Comment #18

    Davas

    So you remember some of that?

    I think the lameness of the punditry is a massive turn off now… i can’t put myself thru it. I just end up muting, then the picture’s nonsensical.

    1
  • SholaShow

    May 13, 2022 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #19

    Wor B

    ASM best assist was the one against Bournemouth away end of the 19/20 season.

    Feinting to pass backwards before turning and accelerating past the defender to the byline and picking out Longstaff to stroke home first time. Looked so simple.

    Sadly that kind of imagination and physical capability to show a clean pair of heels is a rare sight now.

    He shows glimpses like against Everton, where you think he’s finally back to his explosive best, but then becomes lacklustre again for a long string of matches.

    Has to be a mental thing.

    4
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #20

    Jane

    Not a brilliant representation of his likeness…he won’t be able to claim copyright.
    😀

    0
  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #21

    Clint

    31 mate.

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 6:55 PM

    Comment #22

    Shola

    It is all in maxi’s head.
    Obvious as…
    Going steady with himself.
    😉

    Damnedshame, as he could be brilliant.

    2
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #23

    Mund

    31… ridiculous wages, no doubt!

    Great player, like.

    1
  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #24

    Clint

    Aye you won’t be wrong there like mate be huuuge wages. Too much for us probably.

    I’d have him tho

    1
  • Romford mag

    May 13, 2022 at 7:00 PM

    Comment #25

    Anyone you wouldn’t have ! 😆

    6
  • jane

    May 13, 2022 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #26

    the blog should have a statue of Mr Tuff to honour his work educating numpties and simpletons and exposing southern lefties.

    16
  • Wor B

    May 13, 2022 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #27

    The Maxi assist for Willock I was thinking of was at home Feb21 vs Southampton (Willocks debut).

    https://www.skysports.com/watch/video/sports/football/12290460/joe-willocks-pl-best-bits

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 13, 2022 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #28

    Does anyone think it a coincidence that when QPR and Luton were forced to get rismd of their plastic pitches they went shite?

    0
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #29

    Mund

    I think with players like that…if they want to, really want to, drop their wage demands to get a move…then yea. Shows willing.
    But, if it’s just, we’re flavour of the decade, or whatever, and represent a continuation of mental wages…then fat na!
    We need to set a precedent for the new way of doing things… no being held ransom or any of the old ways of dealing etc.
    Does that make sense?
    😀

    4
  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #30

    😆 I’d say no to Bas Dost and Choudury 😉

    5
  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 7:03 PM

    Comment #31

    Clint

    Absolutely mate!

    3
  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 13, 2022 at 7:04 PM

    Comment #32

    I see Chris Wood has been nominated for the PL’s antipodean player of the year. The last player we had nominated was Curtis Good 😕

    3
  • Wor B

    May 13, 2022 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #33

    jane

    Sounds expensive, we should have a crowd fund for Mr Tuff’s statue. I don’t mind taking on the responsibility of treasurer.

    All monies (cash only) too…

    Wor B
    PO Box21
    NE1AA

    6
  • Davas

    May 13, 2022 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #34

    Clint

    Yeah I do remember some of it. Used to love it as a kid. It used to be broadcast by both ITV and BBC at 3.

    Yeah, the pundits are a major turn off for watching football these days.

    2
  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #35

    Matchday365
    @Matchday365
    ·
    8s
    The Non-‘Big 5’ Team of the Season

    Mitrovic (Fulham)
    Sinisterra (Feyenoord)
    Nunez (Benfica)
    Tadic (Ajax)
    Sangare (PSV)
    Otavio (Porto)
    Gomez (Anderlecht)
    Timber (Ajax)
    Martinez (Ajax)
    Tavernier (Rangers)
    Cakir (Trabzonspor)
    Jones (Luton)

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FSqCrNEXsAE8i2N?format=jpg&name=medium

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 7:07 PM

    Comment #36

    Mund

    I definitely forego certain players, and i think Eddie might be of a similar mind.
    We’ll see, but i reckon he’d refuse certain types.

    Raj

    Well done Woody!

    2
  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #37

    Transfer News Live
    @DeadlineDayLive
    ·
    4h
    Declan Rice is set to reject West Ham’s latest contract offer, worth £200,000-a-week over 8 years.

    (Source: ESPN)

    0
  • Raj of Hailsley

    May 13, 2022 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #38

    CF,
    I was only joking 😕

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #39

    Davas

    I don’t think they’re fully realising it yet.
    It’s sad tho’, ‘cos it does turn loads of people off.

    1
  • CLINT FLICK

    May 13, 2022 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #40

    Raj

    Really, der…hook, line…
    😀

    1
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