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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

  • coming home

    May 13, 2022 at 9:49 PM

    Comment #81

    On the leaked away kit I like the white with green trim but the design needs work looks a bit bland although when the sponsor goes on it might look better but I just hope to God its not with green shorts

  • coming home

    May 13, 2022 at 9:52 PM

    Comment #82

    Don’t take this Edwards thing too serious it’s come from a dentist

  • Wor B

    May 13, 2022 at 9:58 PM

    Comment #83


    They were just stopping off on their way from Africa to God’s county.


  • Wor B

    May 13, 2022 at 10:09 PM

    Comment #84


    I take my dentist very seriously, specially when he has that needle or drill in his hand!


  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 10:13 PM

    Comment #85

    Lads, I’m just in the middle of a huge argument with my wife and she just told me I’m right…..

    What do I do now…?

  • coming home

    May 13, 2022 at 10:14 PM

    Comment #86


    Get the fook out of there sharpish

  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 10:15 PM

    Comment #87

    Look I found another…


    Did anyone hear any outcry about this…?

  • coming home

    May 13, 2022 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #88


    Now that you’ve all but secured promotion go get the double over Jail apparently it’s pretty easy

  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 10:16 PM

    Comment #89


  • Wor B

    May 13, 2022 at 10:17 PM

    Comment #90


    Sorry mate, your wife’s a bloke.


  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 10:18 PM

    Comment #91


    You’re not the first to say that 😆

  • SholaShow

    May 13, 2022 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #92


    Take a photo together and make a commemorative certificate “On this day….”, frame them to mark the occasion?


    I see Boubacar Kamara is still set to leave Marseille for free.

    Surely we’ve got to be on that?

    22yo one of the top young DM in Europe.

    Even if you have to give him a £15m-£20m signing on fee. You’re getting a player who would otherwise cost you at least £30m right now and has potential to be £50m+.

  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #93


    He is one I’ve wanted for a very long time mate.

    Got to be at least at the table but he will have an abundance of offers but tbh so will most of the frees that are on offer which is a very good bunch. Why not us…?

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 13, 2022 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #94

    Who gives f@ck what our away strip looks like. Ignore all the outrage, just like our TO. Ignore it all, it will go away. Ffs if the PIF want us to go the colours of their nation then so what?

    It’s outrageous and laughable. Nigel Farage has an issue with our potential new away strip and rambled on about it on GBnews 😆 I rest my case. Makes me want it even more now.

  • SholaShow

    May 13, 2022 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #95

    Aye, think we have very similar views on how our squad should end up looking next season.

    Gonna be the busiest summer ever I should think when accounting for all incoming and outgoings.

  • Dubai Micky

    May 13, 2022 at 10:37 PM

    Comment #96

    Weirdly coming home, it didn’t come from any dentist, but hey.

  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 10:42 PM

    Comment #97


    It will be like nothing we’ve ever experienced, nothing we could ever of dream of.

    I’m ready! 😎

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 13, 2022 at 10:43 PM

    Comment #98

    I see a few on here have issues with is potent going for Tarkowski. I’m not so sure we are, however if we are then in Eddie we trust.

    I am going to be perfectly honest here, I was very underwhelmed by the Burn signing. I was a little underwhelmed by Eddie’s appointment. Therefore, what will be, will be I won’t be underwhelmed again and be short sighted. What do I know compared to the very professional football savvy people running the Club and squad. If Tarkowski came in then I’ll give him a chance as it will more than likely be the right choice if we are underwhelmed or not.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 13, 2022 at 10:44 PM

    Comment #99

    With us potentially going for*. This bloody autocorrect on this phone.

  • Munster Mag

    May 13, 2022 at 10:45 PM

    Comment #100

    Fenham I found the whole thing very revealing. Yes we want to sell shirts in Saudi, but apparently the money we make from that won’t be that huge. But it looks like Amanda and the PIF are flying a flag for Saudi and saying ‘up yours’, to all the people who hate Saudi 🙂

  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 10:46 PM

    Comment #101


    Good words mate 🙂

    I’m as relaxed as I could ever be and I’m just excited for each step to come. I just want the season to be over now so we can start seeing it all fall into shape. There is so much to get excited for it’s mind boggling 😆 but in a good way ofc

  • Munster Mag

    May 13, 2022 at 10:49 PM

    Comment #102

    Fenham, Mund the Tory (sorry Mund) MP for Teeside, ducked the question. How many first teamers (ie Bruno or Trippier) will we buy?

  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #103

    Let’s say it was done on purpose and preplanned…

    So what…?

    What’s wrong with our main and majority owners PIF with our chairman Yasir Al-Rumayyan wanting to use one of our kits for a representation of who they are and were they come from? Absolutely nothing…

    As we’ve seen all day many other examples of clubs with their kits being very similar to the owners national team strips.

    It’s unbelievable the amount of hypocrisy and very clear agenda driven, jealousy, salty and bitterness moves by these so called professionals who are using these platforms as a tool to spread hate and twist minds.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 13, 2022 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #104


    Evening mate. Aye, it certainly looks that way doesn’t it. They (our great owners) will be chuckling away to themselves, especially when we start tearing up the league (very soon) which will be a juggernaut that NOBODY will or are able to stop. They/those that stood up and opposed it, they all know it, they are jealous, scared, envious, and it is showing. They are green and sickened with envy…

    They tried to stop the TO and they failed, so they will step aside as the KSA swipe the lot of them away with absolute ease… Nothing will stop us. However, what we must do is laugh at all the saltiness shown towards us. It’s quite embarrassing. Makes it even more enjoyable when you really think about it. We must never let these toxic fools get to us. That ship sailed a long time ago with me. As soon as the TO went through. That was it happy days, we’ve done it. We are there and enjoy the ride and laugh at the faux outage thrown our way. As it will go away and very soon. 😉

  • Dubai Micky

    May 13, 2022 at 10:59 PM

    Comment #105

    Mund, I can see an argument if it was the first team strip, but the third strip?


    They hate us, bring iton.

  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 11:02 PM

    Comment #106


    I actually had a mate message me saying you’ve sold your soul blah blah

    He actually thought we changed our main strip the whopper. I had great pleasure in putting him straight.

    Foot them all I say

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 13, 2022 at 11:04 PM

    Comment #107


    Evening mate, hope your well…

    I am gonna enjoy the next 2 games before I want the season to end. Don’t wish any of this time away. Arsenal is gonna be an absolutely amazing night to say a massive thanks to Eddie and the lads. I’ll be there praise the lord. Gonna enjoy it, will soak in the atmosphere and enjoy the game. We will do them and Burnley. We will end the season on a high. Unfinished business. It’s not over yet mate…

    Then it’s the summer and proper take off. Gonna be so interesting as to who leaves and more so who comes in. Im expecting huge things. We are gonna make a massive statement. People are saying down here @will Eddie be up for it and big enough”. Haha I just say we will see eh 😉

  • coming home

    May 13, 2022 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #108


    If it didn’t come from a dentist who’s account you been tampering with

  • SholaShow

    May 13, 2022 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #109

    If I accept ASM leaves, I would love for us to look like this next season:


    Have Botman and Tarkwoski chomping at Schar and Burn.

    Dunno about GK, we could do with one, but not sure any touted are the answer, especially likes of Henderson, not known for his ballplaying ability and don’t see him as a significant upgrade.

    I’d prob go 1 more season with Dubravka.

    Gives us a clear upgrade path both at GK and LW for next season, though I think Fraser would compliment somebody like Lodi really well in the meantime. He understands how to create space for others and use space created by others. Miggy too I think would impress with better players and a full pre-season to get tactics and fitness optimised.


    Botman – £30m
    Tarkoskwi – ‘free’

    Lodi – £30m

    Kamara – ‘free’

    Raphina – £25m when Leeds go down

    Abraham – £60m

    Total – £165m-ish with signing on fees.


    Darlow – £3m

    Fede – £1m
    Clark – free
    Lascelles – £10m
    Manquillo – £5m

    Longstaff – free (though it will be Hayden instead for circa £10m)
    Hendrick – free

    ASM – £35m-40m

    Gayle – free

    Total – £50m-55m

    Net spend of about £100m-£115m.

    Squad of:

    Dubravka, Woodman, Gillespie

    Trippier, Krafth
    Lodi, Lewis,

    Schar, Burn, Botman, Tarkowksi

    Kamara, Bruno, Joelinton, Shelvey, Willock, Hayden

    Raphina, Murphy, Fraser, Almiron

    Abraham, Wilson, Wood,

    25th man – Dummett

    Ritchie can stay for his final year and start joining in with the coaching set-up.

    That’s the last Kets type (realistic unlike him) fantasy list I will be doing this summer. Promise……. 🙂

  • Mund

    May 13, 2022 at 11:09 PM

    Comment #110


    I’m good mate thanks. Hope you and the family are all good. Hello Mrs Fenham if you still pop in 🙂

    I’m just impatient mate but buzzing for Monday, can’t wait! Could make a big statement with nothing to lose and I see Eddie the record breaker going for it.

    😆 you know what mate I’ve had about 6-7 people say the same to me as well. “Yea but Howe won’t be there long term” blah blah “the owners will want bigger and better” blah blah 🙄

    They haven’t got a Scooby mate. Outsiders have me in bits at times as they seem to think they can tell you about your own club. Whoppers.

  • Dubai Micky

    May 13, 2022 at 11:10 PM

    Comment #111

    What I find interesting is how we can have different sponsors for different things, the main mens team sponsor (£75m/season), womens, £5m, training ground £20m, stands £20m, ground (XXX at SJP) £50m, shirt sleave £30m

    That’s £200 a season at least.

    Just think about that, sponsorship can make a £310m company that PIF bought, to a £1B company in a single season.

  • coming home

    May 13, 2022 at 11:11 PM

    Comment #112


    Great team

    But Fraser ffs just no

  • coming home

    May 13, 2022 at 11:14 PM

    Comment #113

    Fraser is shite injury prone and downs tools at the earliest opportunity

  • coming home

    May 13, 2022 at 11:15 PM

    Comment #114

    And has very short legs

  • coming home

    May 13, 2022 at 11:17 PM

    Comment #115

    If we are going to upgrade Maxi it has to be someone of the quality of Diaby or Lingard

  • SholaShow

    May 13, 2022 at 11:19 PM

    Comment #116

    When people talk about Howe in disparaging terms as some minnow manager, I just always point out how Klopp was only just getting into his stride at Dortmund at the same age.

    Most don’t realise how young he is in managerial terms. he’s at least proven he’s not a cheque book manager with the rise of Bournemouth, nor does he or did he trade on his name to get into a top job with lots of money to begin with.

    Has Zidane, Jose (since Porto), Guardiola and others ever truly been tested?

    Soon shuts them up.

    He’s young enough that he and us are still discovering just how far he can go.

    I was too critical when he signed, said we were still more likely than not to go down, cited his defensive woes at Bournemouth when they conceded circa 65 goals a season, but with the caveat that he clearly had been studying and learning from others in his time out, looking to improve himself and those around him like any person committed to their career does. It paid off massively. Most obviously he has definitely took more than a page out of the Simeone and Atletico book.

    We did get Howe 2.0 after all and who knows where such a driven and reflective personality can go in the game? First English manager to win the PL with us – why not?

  • cleveleysbob

    May 13, 2022 at 11:20 PM

    Comment #117

    TDS, a reply to your comments to me earlier. I’m afraid you’ve fallen victim to what you claim you don’t do. A bit of independent research would have shown you that GBNews launched and heralded itself as a new independent, balanced view, reporter of news and supporter of free speech over the cancel culture, epidemic we were facing.

    What you are referring to is the “outrage” of the left seeing a new outlet not following their view blindly, and labelling them extreme right wing and calling them the Fox News of Britain.

    All the suggestions of them being right wing were from supporters of the left. I’m sorry you were taken in by this and maybe you should have done a little more of the research you are so fond of extolling us with before following someone else’s narrative. 😉

    Apologies to everyone else, just wanted to reply rather than leave false info hanging there. 🙂

  • coming home

    May 13, 2022 at 11:25 PM

    Comment #118


    Well said mate 100% agree with your post

  • SholaShow

    May 13, 2022 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #119

    GB News are obviously very right-wing. It’s not even a debate.

    What they claim to be is immaterial.

    They sacked a guy for taking the knee, such is their attitude towards freedom of expression. They were too far right for Andrew Neil, editor of right-wing rag The Spectator even.

  • Fenham to Chalfont

    May 13, 2022 at 11:28 PM

    Comment #120


    All good this end mate, all happy cheers mate 🙂

    All I can say and think about is that they who laugh last, laugh the loudest. Oh and how we are all laughing now…Some people have got very short memories, a lot used to PTSL at us, making constant jokes about us, about our great club. We were the other supporters second team back in the entertainers days. Everyone loved us, then the fat tw@t made us into a circus. He killed the club, it was criminal, deplorable and sickening what he did. (Karma will catch up with him) We’ve risen like a phoenix from the ashes and all those f@ckers that laughed are now shittting themselves, riddled with jealousy and insecurity, and I’m now PMSL at the lot of them. The reporters, pundits, other Pisa taken cocky supporters they all have huge potions of ostrich eggs in their faces 😆

    We’ve ended up with the best possible owners. We all know by now that They mean business, they know what they bought when they bought us, it was well planned, they did their homework and it has paid off and now they are going to deliver us to the top of the feeding table. It’s sickly when we have idiots calling us for having KSA colours on our third strip because of jealousy and fear, it is absolutely hilarious 😆


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