How will we do in the next three games?

One of the results I predicted...
Newcastle’s unbeaten start to the season was brought to an end against Blackburn, and returned my predictions at two correct from the last three games against Spurs, Wigan and Blackburn Rovers.

Below I’m going to compare my predictions with what actually happened and attempt to predict what will happen in our next three games, against Stoke, Everton and Man City.

With two out of three predictions correct and only the Carling Cup defeat to Blackburn wrong, hopefully I can improve with my latest set of predictions, unless we can pull off a surprise at City. If you can’t remember what I said in my last lot then click here and see how they stack up to what happened in the actual games.

Spurs – 2-2 Draw

Wigan – 1-0 Win

Blackburn – 4-3 Loss

Current %: 66.6%

Now on to the next three games:

Monday 31st October – Stoke (a)

Earmarked by a number of fans as the true test of this season. The Britannia Stadium is a formidable place to go to. The pitch is tiny (in comparison to other Premier League grounds), and Stoke are renowned for a big, physical game, with a lot of set-piece work. If Newcastle can get a result here, it will set us up nicely for our run up towards the end of the year. Toonsy wrote the other day, “Will they pass or will they fail though? My money is on the former, even if we don’t get a result.” I share his optimism, and can see us getting at least a draw.


Saturday 5th November – Everton (h)

Back to the Fortress. Hatem Ben Arfa’s wonder strike won us three points at Goodison last season, but we were turned over 2-1 at home. The Toffees away form, at present, is better than their home form. This will be a tough game, but I think the players will be glad to be playing in front of their fans after a tough fixture in Stoke. They will also be without Royston Drenthe, who’s made a good start to his first season in the Premier League, after he was sent off against Chelsea midweek.


Saturday 19th November – Man City (a)

The Etihad Stadium is where our unbeaten stretch in the League will end. The Blues have been in incredible form this season, scoring goals for fun and completely outplaying sides at home and away. We didn’t manage to pick up any points against them last year, and Mancini’s spent even more money in the most recent transfer window. I’m not saying that we won’t put up a fight at Eastlands, I think it’s realistic to say that it will be the toughest game. But based on their current form, it would be tough not to back Man City.


That’s the look ahead to the next three fixtures. Summary: 4 points, and our first league loss, setting us up nicely in the fight for European football. Then we face Man Utd away, Chelsea at home, and then Norwich away.

What do you think?

About tomcarlisleuk

21. MA Sports Journalism Student at Sunderland University. Newcastle United Fan. Hull FC Fan. Follow me on twitter: @tomcarlisleuk

85 thoughts on “How will we do in the next three games?

  1. Looks like Best is out with tonsillitis. So much for Ba with Best. Perhaps Ba up front with Marveaux in behind? Don’t think Peter is strong enough with their big defense. So little real choice with Shola injured as well. Lack of depth exposed already. What a surprise. Spend some money Ashley. You’re so cheap you’re shoes squeak.


  2. Stuart – Heard its only as reliable as the internet connection you have at tge time. If that’s the case then why pay £150 for a box when you can find streams of most things anyway?


  3. I reckon we’ll pick up 2 points from our next 5 games, everton and one of the big boys. Think we’ll struggle against stoke, we always seem to against them.


  4. on an another not… why are people worried about selling players. every club in the world needs to sell player if the player dont wanna stay at that club… look at arsnl n manu… they cant hold of the key players…. end of the day what counts are the club and fans. the ability to replace with equal or better players. I am all in for selling at high and buying cheap tallents and if we continue doing it every transfer and can improve the squad am happy. Every player and staffs are replaceable at any club. stop talking out ur ass and start to accept the fact, we have improved and look 2wds how we can improve and help the club to grow. Ashley is not a highschool stupid student he is way smarter than us in terms of earning money and he will never make a penny out of NUFC. Give the guy a chance and lets hope he brings that 2 needed players to take us a step closer to top6teams.


  5. Munich Mag

    October 30, 2011 at 17:33

    ‘Stoke – lose
    Everton – draw
    Man City – lose’

    I’ll back that horse. Looking at the run of fixtures I reckon by the time we play Norwich away we could be desperate for 3 points. Norwich away isn’t the nicest place to have to travel either. 🙁

    Can’t see us getting anything tomorow. Our fullbacks will give away too many corners and throw-ins, which they play for and then score from with their team of giants on a seemingly illegally narrow pitch. Only if we can out play them and score a few from open play, then we might get something. Ben Arfa will need a can of WD40 sprayed up his backside before that happens.


  6. I think we need Santon to play RB as he is taller for the 50 set pieces they will have. Hopefully Tiote will be fit, but if not then I would like Gosling to play alongside Cabaye. I think Jonas and Obertoon should be on the wings and I would like either Marveux or HBA behind Ba. We need whoever it is out of those two to work hard for the cause, and I think perhaps Marveux would be the better option out of the two.

    I think we can beat them if we play our game and dont start slowly like we have last couple of games. For some reason we need the Pardew hairdryer at half time to start playing. Strange.


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