David Prutton has rounded off the season with yet another negative for Newcastle United.

Clearly seeing being a little controversial about Newcastle throughout the season, as a way of making a name for himself, Prutton has regularly tipped Newcastle not to win.

Even with his final day predictions, he says Newcastle United will be losers, even though he believes they will win…

The Sky Sports pundit has gone for a 2-0 win at St James Park for Rafa’s team BUT Chris Hughton to get a 1-0 victory at Villa to lift the title.

Maybe we are just a little paranoid but interesting to see him say about Brighton: ‘What a campaign’, and for 14th placed Barnsley he says ‘A wonderful campaign’.

When it comes to Newcastle the best he can do is to say NUFC have been ‘very professional all season’.

Yes Barnsley have done well with limited resources and yes Brighton have been excellent in getting promotion so early (currently 10 points ahead of third placed Reading) but surely if Newcastle beat Barnsley and win the title (if Brighton falter) with 95 points, that also will be some achievement?

What he has to say sums up so many experts/pundits, where any credit given to Rafa Benitez and Newcastle United is given through gritted teeth.

David Prutton speaking to Sky Sports:

Newcastle v 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.”

Aston Villa v Brighton:

“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.”



  • Geordiegiants

    Thank goodness, this will be the last we here from this muppet, for at least a season!

    • swoopingmagpie

      ‘here here’ ! or ‘hear hear’, what should it be ?

  • Waxi

    Just don’t listen to this lot they get it wrong most weeks anyway. I can remember watching Tony Gale sticking up for his big cockney mate Pardew ( he is a top premiership manager ). Every club he has been at wants to dump him utter [email protected]
    Merson this week proves it all for me with his Rafa will walk. The whole lot are utter [email protected] and talk out of the rear end.

    • Leazes Ender

      Are you stupid? Of course Rafa will walk when he finds out what Charnley does in player negotiations….. or when an ambitious club comes in for him….. whichever comes first.

      • Mrkgw

        Come on Leazes – surely there is an ounce of optimism that Ashley will go all generous and give Rafa his pot of golden coins?

        • MichaelMaximusMoose

          He he he he

        • Geordiegiants

          Ha ha lol. Not a chance, he might say he will do it, but it’s very very doubtful that he will actually back the club.

      • grantham mag

        Its just a matter of time.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    I`m over the Moon that the Dipsticks picked Brighton to win

  • HappyToons

    That photo he looks like that Welsh Real Madrid player, post op, … after the lobotomy

  • hetonmag

    What is it with some of these so called pundit’s that’s employed by sky, the likes of Prutton, Merson, Gale ( who said after 2 games we wouldn’t be promoted ) very rare do they slag their previous clubs off. The likes of Forest, Villa and Blackburn two of which are in deep s$$t.

  • Lord

    Thank goodness that next season we can get back to having superior predictions from Paul Merson.

    • Mrkgw

      And to think that I used to complain about Merson! Prutton seems clueless!

      • Taz

        They are both brain dead

  • Jimblag23

    Wooohoooo the last time we have to hear from this desperate attention seeker.
    He’s most probably right on this occasion though.

  • Paul Patterson

    A**e hole!

  • Andy Mac

    Who ?

  • X,WHY,Y MAN.

    Is no one tasking into consideration the fact that Brighton are not that good away from home ?

  • Damon Horner

    Interesting to see The Mag is still seeking his validation. Who cares…?

  • Mal

    I can’t quite understand why we get regular articles on this guy’s predictions. I can’t get upset about anything he’s said above. It’s just his opinion. So what?