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Pundit Gives His Latest Newcastle Prediction Ahead Of Momentous Day



Newcastle return to St. James’ Park on Saturday to face Brentford in a battle of top ten clubs. The atmosphere should be euphoric as Newcastle celebrate the one-year anniversary of the transformative takeover.

BBC pundit Chris Sutton has given his prediction for Saturday’s clash. He is picking Newcastle to win 2-1 for the first back-to-back win of this campaign.

Here is some of his take on the match:

Brentford are quite a stubborn team but Newcastle will take the game to them, and I can see them creating enough chances to win it.

Bees striker Ivan Toney will have a point to prove going back to St James’ Park – he is in my fantasy team, but he needs to pull his finger out if he is going to make a difference on Saturday.

Brentford have performed admirably since their promotion a few seasons ago. A hot start kept them above water until things began to unravel by winter. They added Christian Eriksen in January to help arrest the slide and ended up finishing comfortably in 13th place.

This season they have produced another promising start with 2 wins and 4 draws across their 8 fixtures. The Bees will hope to spoil Newcastle’s festive anniversary and potentially jump into the top six.

Newcastle are coming off of a dominant display at Fulham. The win was heralded by the return of Callum Wilson, who got the scoring started with the opening goal en route to a 4-1 thrashing. It was the performance of Miguel Almiron that caught the eye.

Miggy scored a brace that included a volley that will be raved about for years to come. Eddie Howe continues to get the best out of players whose futures looked in serious doubt just one year ago.

Howe could have Allan Saint-Maximin in tow on Saturday. However, he may keep the Frenchman for a second-half cameo after some of the performances last weekend. Jacob Murphy was stellar as was Sean Longstaff, who starred in the absence of Joelinton.

There are selection headaches galore for the head coach. Whoever is named will be backed by an adoring crowd. If Sutton’s scoreline is correct, there will be some nervous supporters in those stands.

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184 comments so far

  • investinyouthtoon

    Oct 6, 2022 at 8:56 PM

    Comment #41

    Goal Linton Exactly and your point at 30, I’m sure the person you talk about and SBR would both be looking down as proud as anything about the club, the direction it’s heading and things it’s doing both on and off the pitch. As I’m sure all those who were gone before the TO would be too.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 6, 2022 at 8:58 PM

    Comment #42

    Sorry, been rabbiting on

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2022 at 8:59 PM

    Comment #43

    Goal Linton
    Do mean that that is not you in the avatar? 🙂

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:01 PM

    Comment #44

    DM

    Are they all geordies or are some of them converts?

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  • The Taco Taker

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:02 PM

    Comment #45

    Agree Pug,

    Barca’s is an amazing Stadium, I went there after a weekend tournament an hour away from the city a few years ago with one of my lads. He was 12 and in a Whitley Bay team that played against Barca’s actual academy team of the age group one year above (the club he was at invited him to join the trip despite him being a year younger than almost everyone else that was at the tournament)

    Watching him skip past four Barca academy players and deliver a great pass is one of the highlights of my life. We still got thrashed like but it was great. Was my lad going to be an elite pro footballer, nope, but it felt like it that weekend and we both loved the trip.

    It also reminds me that there was this amazing kid who was playing for some Tower Hamlets” team out there, he was also in Leyton Orients academy. He looked like a miniature Dave Lister from Red Dwarf. I am sure I would recognise him as I would with some of the Barca players if any of them make it in a couple of years.

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  • Wor B

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:03 PM

    Comment #46

    Gallowgate-wide surfer flag to be held in place on Saturday!

    Anyone else picturing magicmac snipping a little hole to stick his head though for a peek?

    😆

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  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:07 PM

    Comment #47

    Credit to SBs son for sticking up for his dad even if it a tad misguided!

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  • Goal Linton

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:12 PM

    Comment #48

    Invest

    Thank you very much. That means a lot to me. Much appreciated.
    A deep saddest is within me that he can’t experience what we have now but I think they all may have played a part in it and are looking down on us now with glee.

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  • Wor B

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:13 PM

    Comment #49

    FPL

    GW10 fixtures

    The very impressive D3…

    Check v Kangatoon
    Shelvey v Albert albert
    Ron Way v Novocastrian
    Herts v ESPO
    MAGnificent v chancel
    Naptoon v JohnJ
    Irish ROB v Average
    Mund v Jack Charnley
    Ruddy v Local Hero

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  • The Taco Taker

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:14 PM

    Comment #50

    Goal Linton @30

    Spot on!! I was torn away from Geordieland as a 1 year old, to Merseyside of all places and I am in my 40’s now, think about that. Did their success make me change teams? Bollox. I was the only kid with an NUFC shirt in my primary or high school and I always wore it with pride. It did help that there was also a Man Utd fan who was daft enough to wear his Man Utd stuff I admit.

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  • Goal Linton

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:15 PM

    Comment #51

    Essex

    Hahaha

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  • Goal Linton

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:17 PM

    Comment #52

    Fenham

    I didn’t go to Ruddy but my French teacher was called Mrs French haha

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  • Goal Linton

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:20 PM

    Comment #53

    Taco

    Nice mate would have been easy for you to support Liverpool with their success at that era or even Everton won a lot during that period.

    But if it’s in you then you can’t do anything about it so enjoy this ride you deserve it for loyalty.

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  • Dubai Micky

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:22 PM

    Comment #54

    EGB, 90% are Geordies, bear in mind some bring their girlfriends or wives (or indeed husbands too).

    Just been told by the current Ms. DM I talk Geordie in my sleep and she can’t understand it either.

    Probably for the best.

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  • Goal Linton

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:26 PM

    Comment #55

    Taco

    From previous I have seen Pedro a few times in around town and have always been totally mesmerized.
    I saw him just before Christmas once and shouted Peter and he said alright pal and it made my entire holidays.

    Seen Mike Williamson in Tesco Gateshead recently and he seemed a great guy and shook my hand. Only spoke.to him for a few minutes but he left me feeling really positive because he was asking how I was doing.
    It’s the small things in life that make a difference and Mike made me feel great that day.

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  • Munster Mag

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #56

    I’m going 4-0. Think we could batter them.

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  • Wor B

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #57

    Hmm

    Not seen giimps for a while?

    Not to worry, probs down at the Emirates supporting his Norwegian cousins against the Gooners…

    Arsenal v Bodo / Giimps

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:35 PM

    Comment #58

    I saw Barca vs PSV in the Nou Camp, was in Eindhoven when we played them in Newcastle and was in Newcastle when we played in Eindhoven 😕
    Had absolutely no connection with Kiev, now known as Kyev.

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:44 PM

    Comment #59

    Goal Linton

    #52 haha half way there mate re Mrs French.

    Every school needs a Mrs French she always had a 100% attendance record in her classes. Ruddy was very bad for pupils playing truant, wagging knocking off, bunking school. She cured it. Must have been her top 4 buttons unbuttoned. Very distracting haha.

    CH might remember I’m sure he was a Ruddy lad.

    In my French class where Ms English taught was a very bad turn out… Unfortunately pas attrayant

    😉

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #60

    Fenham

    😉

    😀

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  • CLINT FLICK

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:45 PM

    Comment #61

    Taco

    You hero!

    😉

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  • Dubai Micky

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:46 PM

    Comment #62

    I saw a Barca Real game in the late 90s, never been so high in my life, made or top tier 7 look flat.

    What I couldn’t work out on the way was the Barca fans carrying what looked like foam lunchboxes, when I got there I got it, there weren’t seats as such, you basically sat on the concrete. Hence the lunch box cushions.

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  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:53 PM

    Comment #63

    D Micky,
    Opposite for me, I was pretty much pitch level, really not sure why people have ST’s there, the view is terrible.

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  • Goal Linton

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:54 PM

    Comment #64

    Fenham

    Hahaha

    Yes mate strange how a teachers blouse could control a whole classroom of West end lads.

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  • Scythe

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:56 PM

    Comment #65

    Nice little article on the pure majesty of Steve Bruce…

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2022/oct/05/steve-bruce-west-brom

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  • Scythe

    Oct 6, 2022 at 9:59 PM

    Comment #66

    I used to have a Chemistry teacher called Mr Physics and a Physics teacher called Mr Kemistery, which is spelled differently but it’s close enough for me to use here.

    Some (or all) of this could be complete and utter B.S. though.

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  • Goal Linton

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:01 PM

    Comment #67

    Fenham

    Glad to see going to Ruddy didn’t hold you back.
    Not much options in those areas really other than Westgate Hill, Kenton or Blakelaw.
    Character building institutions if you manage to make it out alive.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:08 PM

    Comment #68

    Taco – earlier question, when I lived in Newcastle I used to see loads of players and ex players when I was drinking in The Apartment or Living Room. Dyer, Bellamy, Shearer, Lee, and a few others too. Even saw Bellamy out with 3 bouncers in a bar after his notorious argument with Souness.

    Most surprising time to see a Toon player was when my mate and I headed down to Nottingham for a night out and Jenas was skipping the queue into the same nightclub as us.

    Most surprising time to see any other player was Rio Ferdinand in Woolwich Student Union bar in 1998.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:21 PM

    Comment #69

    Got me photo taken with Bob Moncur, and of course sat with a few of the players families, spoke to and had a kiss off Shola, had my photo taken on the pitch, met Krafth and sat with him and his family, sat with Lascelles and his family,
    And of course KK sang happy birthday to me.
    Ooh! And I’ve got a photo of me and Perez.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:23 PM

    Comment #70

    Unfortunately no players lounge now.

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  • carltoon

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:25 PM

    Comment #71

    TDS but did any of them give you a kiss?

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:27 PM

    Comment #72

    Taco. Great. Full Stop. Smile on my face.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #73

    My boy’s best friend has has been given a contract with Brentford.

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  • ToonDarnSarf

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:28 PM

    Comment #74

    Carltoon – thankfully not! Can’t say I’ve ever had the privilege of a kiss from a Toon player! 🙂

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  • Fenham to Chalfont

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:31 PM

    Comment #75

    Goal Linton

    #67Ruddy was a rough hard school and however where I grew up in Fenham was an amazing place to be brought up, but admittedly it have so many wayward characters. Won’t say too much on here, but my mother was a very strict Irish Catholic that kept me in check. Only a few of us went onto do something with their lives. Fortunately I was one of them. Hard work, dedication and knowing right from wrong through a good upbringing amongst hardship, it makes you appreciate things much more looking at it.

    I guess it makes you a stronger character not being fed with a silver spoon. My boy has been brought up with a platinum spoon in his mouth bless him and my missus won’t have it any other way. But he is an amazing child who I wouldn’t change for the world.

    Love the west end of Newcastle and Fenham in particular and have so many fond memories which I’ll cherish for as long as I live. Great place, good people that are staunch as they come., No back stabbing, or sniping we all looked after each other and had each others backs. That’s the west end of Newcastle back in the day and proud of the area and city as a whole.

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #76

    Steve Bruce relieved of his duties at WBA
    WBA fans relieved.

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:34 PM

    Comment #77

    TDS you forget so soon 🙂

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:38 PM

    Comment #78

    Fenham, remind me. What school? I was Cuthberts. Met a couple at Fulham pub

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  • Sir Pugalot, the Dutch Bulldog

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:39 PM

    Comment #79

    Loch, really? I thought one last game. Still, it keeps Greggs going

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  • lochinvar

    Oct 6, 2022 at 10:40 PM

    Comment #80

    Bruce, maybe not then, just Twitter nonsense ?

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