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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

  • Mund

    Oct 7, 2022 at 6:30 AM

    Comment #121
  • Mund

    Oct 7, 2022 at 6:33 AM

    Comment #122

    Those amazing scenes outside the SJP


  • Mund

    Oct 7, 2022 at 6:34 AM

    Comment #123

    The moment Yasir knew he made the right decision and fell in love with the black and white of Newcastle


  • Mund

    Oct 7, 2022 at 6:35 AM

    Comment #124

    The Newcastle United takeover story


  • Novocastrian66

    Oct 7, 2022 at 6:42 AM

    Comment #125

    Louise Taylor is a disgrace. Craig Hope has being going on about the need of our owners facing the media. It riles me when “reporters” insist that our owners need to face the press. Why should they?
    I don’t see the Glazers, the Fenway group, Al Mubarak or Joe Lewis fronting up.
    Human rights abuses in Saudi Arabia have nothing to do with Eddie Howe or any of the players and staff at Newcastle United and the should not be cross examined on it.
    Did anyone cross examine the incumbent Man Utd manager when they went to Saudi to use their facilities?
    Answers on a pinhead.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 7, 2022 at 6:46 AM

    Comment #126

    Will they all be justifying their all expenses paid trip to Qatar 🙄

  • magicmac54

    Oct 7, 2022 at 6:54 AM

    Comment #127

    On the plane folks and about to take off in 5 minutes HWTL 🙂

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 7, 2022 at 6:55 AM

    Comment #128

    Listened to a podcast the other day titled “What will the world cup be like for fans”
    It sounds horrendous. Where do we start. Unlike most world cups that are spread over maybe ten cities, Qatar is pretty much a city state with a population of only 3M. There’s not enough hotels, so they are going for premium rates at around £300/400 a night. Because of the cost of the rights there’s going to be nowhere to watch the other matches except the Budweiser tent which is $75 just to enter. As D Micky said you’re not getting much change from $15 for a pint, FIFA are trying to negotiate happy hours between 5pm and 7pm for happy hour $7.50. You must submit a Co vd test, a reporter recently got turned away because his test was 51 hours, 3 hours out. Arrested if you take your shirt off, no holding hands in public. Only 3K people from England expected to travel.
    All in all a big fookin sham.

  • Novocastrian66

    Oct 7, 2022 at 7:05 AM

    Comment #129

    Enjoy your weekend magic.

  • Novocastrian66

    Oct 7, 2022 at 7:08 AM

    Comment #130

    I think Louise would rather Howe gave the players a month off as his predecessor would have done. After all what training can the players do when so many are on international duty?

  • Not another deJong

    Oct 7, 2022 at 7:15 AM

    Comment #131

    Eight games in with the new ownership, sitting in 20th and we get our first win of the season, in match week 15, against 19th place Burnley. The only goal of a poor game by Wilson, is not really the best of moments but really really was much needed.

  • lochinvar

    Oct 7, 2022 at 7:18 AM

    Comment #132

    Fenham to Chalfont

    Mrs. French and Mrs. English
    We had a Miss Isles.
    Love lady , but rocket jokes and going to the moon were ommon topics

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 7, 2022 at 7:21 AM

    Comment #133

    How many games did we have under Jones, was it just Brighton and Chelsea.

  • Not another deJong

    Oct 7, 2022 at 7:30 AM

    Comment #134

    More of a turning point for the new ownership, that started a 9 game unbeaten run, was the home draw against ManU in our post Xmas match. With only 10 points on the board, after this match and following run, we went from 19th to 14th. Accumulating 21 points in nine games. Eddie Howe’s high pressing tactics really came to optimise the team and was galvanised against the reds.

  • Not another deJong

    Oct 7, 2022 at 7:36 AM

    Comment #135


    Three matches with Jones, Palace first. I had been wondering why in my mind I had Brentford as the first match of the new ownership, but that was Howe’s official first game although he was not present. And of course the great lumucks was given his 1000th and last PL game first up.

  • Not another deJong

    Oct 7, 2022 at 7:47 AM

    Comment #136

    Lastly, of the three ‘under the radar’ best moments of the new ownership, was the 72 minute penalty by Wood to win again by only goal against Wolves. This had followed a 7 match run of 6 away games that had ended with three defeats. The game broke the cycle and put the shine back on the end of season run in, culminating in the supremely dominating performance against the Gunners.

  • Wor B

    Oct 7, 2022 at 7:52 AM

    Comment #137

    The sense of relief and joy in the ground at the new owners first match is hard to describe. Everyone was wearing their biggest Miggy smile!

    If we can recreate that atmosphere again tomorrow and put on a footballing show will be a great day.

    Can’t wait!

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 7, 2022 at 7:55 AM

    Comment #138

    Great day today lads.

    No arguments please from anyone on here today with fellow nufc fans.

    Mund, thank you for your video links.

    Magic, enjoy your trip.

    As I said its my sons 12th birthday today, but he has already told me that he was a fan before the takeover happened 🙂

  • Wor B

    Oct 7, 2022 at 7:59 AM

    Comment #139

    Happy birthday to Munster Mag Jnr.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:00 AM

    Comment #140

    Of course, that’s the game where Benteke cracked the woodwork but we came away with a credible draw, Cheksea was a bridge too far.

  • Dubai Micky

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:02 AM

    Comment #141

    Happy Canniversary lads and lasses!

  • scott

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:06 AM

    Comment #142

    Happy salted the slug day one & all! 😉

  • Not another deJong

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:09 AM

    Comment #143

    Graeme Jones 2 draws in three with no win, did not seperate him from the previous managerial set up. But at least he was not called Steve.

  • Toonarmy of Frogs

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:14 AM

    Comment #144

    Nice play on words Dubai!

  • Munster Mag

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:16 AM

    Comment #145

    Cheers Wor B. He got fifa 2023 and is playing it now. Apparently Maxi and Bruno have gone up in value. No surprise there!

  • Wor B

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:22 AM

    Comment #146

    I’ll have another go…

    The sense of relief and joy in the ground at the new owners first match is hard to describe.

    It was like passing your driving test on Christmas Day, then picking up your newborn child for the first time.

    No wonder everyone was wearing their biggest Miggy smile!


  • Not another deJong

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:24 AM

    Comment #147

    Hattrick by Isak tomorrow

  • The Ledge

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:30 AM

    Comment #148


    Brilliant Loaded mag show on the Anniversary of our club takeover.
    Happy Anniversary everyone!

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:32 AM

    Comment #149

    Surprisingly quick to read few a days worth of messages

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:33 AM

    Comment #150

    A year without Bruce

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #151

    Is Jones managing now?

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:34 AM

    Comment #152

    Tomorrow will be a proper carnival atmosphere. I wasn’t at their first game unfortunately but despite the euphoria and celebration it was slightly overshadowed by having Bruce in the dugout and the seriousness of the situation we were in. There’ll be none of that tomorrow, there’s no pressure and the team after last week seems to be purring again. Worflags had only just returned that day as well. They’re much better organised and funded now so we’re in for a real treat tomorrow. If we get off to a good start it’ll be one of those memorable days people talk about for years.

  • sparky55

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:39 AM

    Comment #153

    Lesh…re our conversation yesterday!


    All crooks!

  • sparky55

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:41 AM

    Comment #154


    Is it rumoured Isak is starting…or is your prediction a hat-trick off the bench?

  • sparky55

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:43 AM

    Comment #155

    Jail…agreed…I think the occasion will crush Brentford…the whole crowd will make sure there is no lull in vocal support for Eddie and the team

    Onwards and upwards

    Sheikh rattle and roll out the barrel tomorrow at 5.00pm!

  • sparky55

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:51 AM

    Comment #156

    Biggest thing for me in this last year is I look forward to watching the game now because no matter who we’re playing we have a good chance of winning and we’re also 100% assured of watching some good football…unlike he who went before who dished up nothing but drivel and gruel!

    Its light and day and just lifts me!

    Onwards and upwards

    Sheikh rattle and roll!

  • Zhongguo Geordie

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:53 AM

    Comment #157

    I think I still have Toney in my team so hoping for a 4-3 win with Toney hatrick. Although I’m still trying to get round to the transfers I planned a few weeks ago which would see him out

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:54 AM

    Comment #158

    What was this balderdash that we don’t get on, we’ve had more disagreements than agreements over the years but we’ve never called each other names or offered to meet for a “friendly pint” :w@nkerface: emoji. 🙂
    Talking of friendly pints, will you be at the D&P tomorrow.

  • Raj of Hailsley

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:56 AM

    Comment #159

    I started watching the extended highlights put out by the club again, I honestly couldn’t bring myself to do so under Bruce.

  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Oct 7, 2022 at 8:57 AM

    Comment #160

    So will Louise Taylor be asking Southgate to answer questions about Qatars human rights record when she interviews him at the world Cup?

    Bet she won’t be boycotting a free media pass to go to games will she ?

    It’s the hypocrisy I can’t stand with the British media


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