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Pundit Praises Newcastle But Predicts More Of The Same At Fulham

BBC pundit Chris Sutton has given his predictions for this weekend’s fixtures. He has Newcastle picking up a point in a 1-1 draw at Fulham on Saturday.

Here is Sutton’s take on the match:

Newcastle aren’t on a particularly good run and have only won once this season, but I like the way they play and they have deserved more from a couple of games they have drawn so far.

But the Magpies might be short up front here, with Alexander Isak definitely out, Callum Wilson on his way back from injury and Chris Wood picking up a knock on international duty.

So, I am going for a draw here. Being honest, Fulham have surprised me with the way they have started this season so well and they have a bit of confidence in defence as well as their attack. They clearly believe in the way they play.

Fulham have had a terrific start to the season with 3 wins and 11 points. Those successes have them 6th in the league table as they hope to avoid another immediate drop back to the Championship.

They depend heavily on former-Magpie Aleksandar Mitrovic who is joint second in the Premier League with 6 goals. He is coming off of international duty with Serbia having scored 4 times.

However, he picked up a knock over the weekend and was seen with his foot bandaged after Tuesday’s 2-0 win at Norway. Mitrovic may not be 100% at Craven Cottage on Saturday though will likely play.

Newcastle’s early part of the campaign has been defined by injuries. Callum Wilson, Allan Saint-Maximin, and Bruno Guimaraes have missed multiple matches due to hamstring injuries. Bruno returned from Brazil early with a thigh problem.

The midfielder is expected to play at Fulham. Callum Wilson is also in line for his return while Saint-Maximin has an outside chance of featuring. As Sutton states, Alexander Isak has been ruled out for a couple of weeks.

A draw would not be a terrible result under the circumstances. Newcastle have been unlucky with just one win at the start of the campaign. We may not find out how good this team is until all of the stars are fit and playing.

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150 comments so far

  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 29, 2022 at 10:53 PM

    Comment #121


    Bournemouth and Everton next for American owners. Premier Lge is doomed

  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 29, 2022 at 10:54 PM

    Comment #122

    400 million and with debt.

    We were 300 million with no debt

  • jane

    Sep 29, 2022 at 10:57 PM

    Comment #123

    difference is you can sell Goodison Park.

  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 29, 2022 at 11:00 PM

    Comment #124

    You know your business Mighty Thor

  • jane

    Sep 29, 2022 at 11:03 PM

    Comment #125

    an average player with several years on his contract costs more than a world class player with a few months left.

  • ottawageordie2

    Sep 29, 2022 at 11:06 PM

    Comment #126

    I don’t know any of you personally but that doesn’t give me the right to be insulting to anyone on here. Let’s be calm and enjoy the comments. I would hope that no one on here is the type that goes to the pub looking for a fight. Tuck it in man! Love the toon wish I could have a visit but just don’t have the $$$ fir a trip. This is close as I get and that’s why I stick around even though the talk on here makes me want to quit!

  • jane

    Sep 29, 2022 at 11:07 PM

    Comment #127

    “The home of Little Mix singer Perrie Edwards and Liverpool footballer Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has been burgled.

    The couple were in the property when the break-in took place in Wilmslow, Cheshire at about 22:45 BST on Tuesday, Cheshire Constabulary said.

    Jewellery and handbags were stolen and officers appealed for anyone with information, CCTV or dashcam footage to contact them.”

    either they go to bed early or they were at the other end of the house.


  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 29, 2022 at 11:26 PM

    Comment #128
  • jane

    Sep 29, 2022 at 11:31 PM

    Comment #129

    The Last Jedi let me test your football knowledge. which team are Newcastle playing this weekend?

  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 29, 2022 at 11:33 PM

    Comment #130

    Mighty Thor
    Is it Fulham away?

  • jane

    Sep 29, 2022 at 11:45 PM

    Comment #131
  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 29, 2022 at 11:47 PM

    Comment #132


    Oh shit dreaming already the next Messi, Batistuta, R9, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Riquelme, Kaka, Neymar

    or will it be Cacapa, Fumaca, Bassedas

  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 29, 2022 at 11:48 PM

    Comment #133

    Only interested in the main Newcastle Utd team Mighty Thor

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Sep 30, 2022 at 12:27 AM

    Comment #134

    Who else can see the irony in many hoping that Mitro can’t play in the Fulham game?

  • AnyToon in Indiana

    Sep 30, 2022 at 1:54 AM

    Comment #135

    Man…these international breaks seem long….at least we get to talk transfer talk at the end of September 😉

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 30, 2022 at 5:39 AM

    Comment #136

    The Taco Taker,
    You’ve been warned, banta coming your way soon if you don’t behave. You just don’t seem passionate enough. We’ll teach you passion and banta and banta and more banta.

  • The Prince's Mate

    Sep 30, 2022 at 5:53 AM

    Comment #137


    Sep 29, 2022 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #33

    Yes not sure if we’ve had any successful Man u players?

    Apart from Pedro

  • Not another deJong

    Sep 30, 2022 at 6:10 AM

    Comment #138

    Potentially Fulham’s good start to the season is not only due to Mitrovic, but also Palhinha winning the ball back in midfield. His suspension for 5 yellow cards in 7 matches could provide us with a boost, as their source of supply for their goal scorer will need replacing.

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 30, 2022 at 7:19 AM

    Comment #140

    Excellent read that Not another deJong,
    “He’s got enough credit in the bank”
    I call it goodwill which is pretty much the same thing, I just hope the fans that boo’d against Bournemouth show him the same goodwill as the owners if we look like finishing mid table. We’ve got a bloody good manager here who pulled us right out the shite, it would be a real shame if the murmurings of a minority of fans were to hound him out because their expectations weren’t met.

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 30, 2022 at 7:23 AM

    Comment #141

    I say I’m looking forward to his presser but he doesn’t give anything away, we’ll not have a clue if Bruno is starting or not 😕

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 30, 2022 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #142

    And as the dust swirled through this Midwestern town, the only sound that could be heard were the crickets, lazily chirping on a once well used porch, the occasional tumbleweed blowing past the biggest highlight of the day 😕

  • Mund

    Sep 30, 2022 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #143

    On this day in 1996: A Dwight Yorke hatrick wasn’t enough for Aston Villa as Newcastle ran out 4-3 winners at SJP (Ferdinand 2, Shearer, Howey)


  • JP...from The Rock

    Sep 30, 2022 at 8:20 AM

    Comment #144
  • Dubai Micky

    Sep 30, 2022 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #145

    Darren England has been confirmed as the referee for Newcastle United’s Premier League trip to Fulham on Saturday afternoon.

    Assistant referees: James Mainwaring and Wade Smith
    Fourth official: Tim Robinson
    VAR: Mike Dean
    Assistant VAR: Harry Lennard

    Mike Dean eh?

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 30, 2022 at 8:28 AM

    Comment #146

    Some canny advice from the lads at Nufc.com
    “Fulham (a) avoid
    Putney Bridge

    In addition to the rail chaos threatened by Saturday’s strike action, Transport for London confirm that District Line tubes will also be disrupted – affecting fans going to and from Craven Cottage.

    A reduced service will run between Wimbledon and Parson’s Green until 6.30pm on Saturday – meaning that less tubes will serve Putney Bridge.

    If you’re planning on going by tube from central London, it may be advisable to arrive and depart from Parsons Green.

    Alternatively, Hammersmith and Barons Court are both within walking distance”

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 30, 2022 at 8:49 AM

    Comment #147

    Some twitter ‘journalist’ claiming Kuol will go out to a European club when he arrives in January.
    I’d have thought they would have kept him here for six months to indoctrinate him in to the club ethos before considering a loan move for him.

  • Nijmegen-toon

    Sep 30, 2022 at 9:16 AM

    Comment #148

    What a crying shame this is like.

  • JohnJ

    Sep 30, 2022 at 9:47 AM

    Comment #149

    Sep 29, 2022 at 11:06 PM
    Comment #126

    I don’t know any of you personally but that doesn’t wish I could have a visit but just don’t have the $$$ fir a trip.

    That’s a shame, I think it would be good to meet you and have a pint together.

    I enjoy reading your posts so don’t pack the blog in.

    I have a friend, a fellow NUFC fan, who lives in Chilliwack BC but I’m aware Canada is a very big place!

    Like I’ve often said before on here “respect” is the key to a harmonious blog. We all have different points of view but we all want one thing…… a successful Newcastle United!

    HOWAY the Lads!

  • The Last Jedi

    Sep 30, 2022 at 9:54 AM

    Comment #150

    Chelsea to sign nkunku


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