Former Arsenal player Paul Merson thinks John Carver will set a new Newcastle United record on Saturday lunchtime.

Having set an all-time club record of seven straight defeats with the loss against Swansea last Saturday, the player turned pundit thinks Carver can go one better at the King Power stadium.

Merson can’t see anything other than Newcastle making it eight defeats on the bounce and being well and truly sucked into the relegation battle.

Speaking to Sky Sports, Paul Merson said:

“I am quite surprised Leicester didn’t rest some of their players for the visit of Chelsea, but I think they’ll beat Newcastle.

“The momentum was slightly halted against the champions elect and a couple more injuries won’t help, but they played well enough to take something positive and carry on from there.”

Win another game…?:

“I just can’t see where Newcastle are going to win another game.

“Everybody says they have enough points, but if Leicester can win four in a row from nowhere, anything can happen. If Leicester win, Newcastle will be sucked in. It could all change still.”

Merson’s prediction: 2-1 to Leicester

Leicester may have lost against Chelsea in midweek but the fact they were 1-0 up at half-time and only outdone by some real quality in the second-half, clearly shows the Foxes bubble hasn’t burst quite yet.

Leicester’s previous four wins in a row compared to United’s seven defeats doesn’t make pleasant reading.



  • prestondave

    I bet if you were a betting man Paul, you would put money on us getting beat. Oh, I forgot…..
    To be fair I agree with him and honestly cannot see where our next points are coming from unless Charver comes up with some sensational leadership skills and those on the pitch suddenly develop a sense of duty to the fans and the colours they are highly paid to wear. If Im honest I want us to get relegated as it will force a change of some kind whether it is for better or worse remains to be seen. However, can you imagine if we clinch a win tomorrow and we have to sit and listen to Charver about how it was never in doubt etc etc. But the most painful part if we survive this season is knowing that we will get more of the same next season and we are only prolonging the agonising inevitable. How sad and desperate is it when you actually hope you get beaten in the last  few games so you potentially go down.? The simple fact is their is nowhere left to go with this team/coach/club unless you are happy with the sh*t served up to you on a regular basis. For the sake of our City, the people and future fans of NUFC this cannot be allowed to go on much longer.

  • contactne8

    Leicester are not the team we should be looking at,they are not in the bottom three,
    it doesn’t matter if they finish above Newcastle,Sunderland are the team we should be watching,
    they are 3rd bottom with 5 games to play,but there last 2 games are away to Arsenal and Chelsea,
    I cannot see them getting anything from them 2 games,so to finish above Newcastle they will
    probably have to win 2 of there next 3 games.
    If Sunderland don’t win there next game at home to Southampton,i think they will get relegated.

  • DZA187

    JC won’t let Paul merson down with his clueless team selection tactics.