Paul Parker has been predicting his three relegation candidates, the player turned pundit saying that he thinks Aston Villa and Sunderland are already booked for two of the spots.

However, the former Manchester United and England defender thinks it is between Newcastle United and Bournemouth for the final spot.

Parker says that if he had a choice then he’d want Newcastle to go down rather than Bournemouth.

Whilst Steve McClaren has been talking up the results against Liverpool and Spurs as a sign of better things to come, Paul Parker has described the back to back wins as ‘a flash in the pan’.

He believes both Sunderland and Newcastle are ‘two very bad teams’ and on what we’ve seen so far this season, it is very hard to disagree with that assessment.

Paul Parker was making his predictions for FourFourTwo:


“You have to put Aston Villa in there. They really just need a massive shake-up.

“From there, it’s not easy. I still think Sunderland are in a fair bit of trouble. Sunderland and Newcastle really are two very bad teams.

“Newcastle are a flash in the pan, because they’ve shown they can beat a Liverpool and they can go and beat a Tottenham away, but I think those results are anomalies for them. Bournemouth are another side I feel will be in trouble come season’s end.

“If I had to settle on my final three for relegation, it would be Aston Villa, Sunderland and if I had to pick one between Bournemouth and Newcastle, I’d want Newcastle to go down.”

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