Paul Merson – “Newcastle fans won’t be happy with this..”

Paul Merson is backing Watford to beat us 0-2 at St James’ Park on Saturday – claiming that he can’t even see where our next goal is coming from never mind our next win.

The pundit isn’t the most popular figure with NUFC fans, however I think quite a few supporters will struggle to argue with this. After all, we’ve failed to score in 4 of our last 5 games, have lost all five home games this season and had 0 shots on target at Southampton last weekend.

Here’s what he’s had to say ahead of tomorrow’s game during his prediction piece for Sky:

“Newcastle fans won’t be happy with this, but I’ve got to go for Watford. At the moment I just can’t see where Newcastle are winning a game or even scoring a goal.

“I think Watford are the most underrated team in the league, alongside Bournemouth; both very good. They’re fast on the counter-attack, they’re big and strong. Newcastle have to come out and try to beat somebody at some point, but I’m going 2-0 Watford.”

Prediction – Newcastle 0-2 Watford

Given this is Watford’s best ever start to a Premier League season, I don’t blame anyone who fancies them to get one over on us once again this weekend.

They’ve got 19 points to our 2 so far this season and have bundles of pace, power and quality.

We’ve got our work cut out tomorrow, but fingers crossed we can dig deep and put in a big performance to earn that elusive first win of the season!

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

2 thoughts on “Paul Merson – “Newcastle fans won’t be happy with this..”

  1. 0-2 is realistic considering our **** form. I would be surprised if we managed to hold them to a draw and we have nil chance of a win


  2. You have to remember that thanks to Mr Ashley Watford are a much bigger club than Newcastle in terms of spending power, so we are very much the underdog, and need to align ourselves with Cardiff and Huddersfield.

    Premier League fans and manager, Championship club.


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