In typical David Prutton fashion, the Sky Sports pundit expects Newcastle United to fall short this weekend, predicting a Brighton win that would see them lift the Championship title at Villa park on Sunday.
I will not miss the Championship for a whole host of reasons and one of those is David Prutton. His inevitable pessimistic predictions for Newcastle have become rather tedious this season.
Here’s what he had to say to Sky Sports when asked about Newcastle’s final game of the season against Barnsley:
“If Brighton win, there is nothing Newcastle can do.”
“I still think they will beat Barnsley, they have been very professional all season and that continues until the final day.”
“It’s been a wonderful campaign for Barnsley, who have consolidated after losing so many players.”
“But because of what’s at stake for Newcastle, I think they win.”
(Prediction: Newcastle 2 Barnsley 0)
Notice no congratulating Newcastle United on our promotion. It’s hardly surprising. It’s as if he’s tried to be particularly controversial all season to make a name for himself.
Prutton then went on to predict how Brighton will fair at Villa park on the final day:
“It’s been a strange few weeks for Brighton since sealing promotion. Their main aim was achieved superbly but they have laboured somewhat since then.”
“Being away from home might help them a little bit. It was a wonderful atmosphere at the Amex against Bristol City but sometimes that leads to stage-fright.”
“I’m tipping them to squeak past Villa and seal the title. What a campaign.”
(Prediction: Villa 0 Brighton 1)
In fairness, I don’t particularly disagree with his assessment of how events may unfold on Sunday, but let’s hope he’s proved wrong once again.
Either way, it’s fair to say NUFC fans will be glad to see the back of David Prutton next season.