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Ian Hollway verdict on Newcastle v Huddersfield

5 years ago

Manager turned pundit, Ian Holloway, has been giving his opinion on Newcastle v Huddersfield.

The outspoken former Blackpool boss says he may be eating humble pie having predicted relegation for Huddersfield at the start of the season.

Saturday’s visitors were impressive as they beat Brentford 2-1 on the opening day and the scoreline could have been wider, Huddersfield having done well to keep their star striker Nahki Wells, although pressure to sell could still come before the end of the transfer window.

Despite Newcastle’s defeat at Fulham, Ian Holloway predicts that the occasion ‘might just be too much’ for Huddersfield Town.

Holloway believing that the 52,000 sellout crowd ‘will carry Newcastle to the victory’.

If trophies/promotion were handed out based on the number of supporters then we could all put our feet up now and wait for May to come around.

However, we need the players to be at it tomorrow and it will be interesting to see what changes Rafa Benitez makes, after the way a number of players let him down at Craven Cottage.

Ian Holloway talking to Sky Sports:

“I tipped Huddersfield to go down at the start of the season and I could end up with egg all over my face – they played really well last week against Brentford.

“I think though the support at St James Park will carry Newcastle to the victory.

“It’s an immense ground and while opponents can raise their game when they visit, it might just be too much for Huddersfield.

“I do apologise to their (Huddersfield’s) fans, though, because I only see them getting better, and that pre-season prediction could be the biggest mistake I make all season…”


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