Paul Merson has given his forecast for Saturday’s match at St James Park.

After refusing to predict that Newcastle would any of their first eight Premier League games, Merson has gained some small infamy amongst Newcastle fans.

Now make that nine in a row…however, Merson’s contempt for Newcastle obviously has reached new depths.

As well as forecasting Newcastle to only draw 1-1 at home to rock bottom Palace, Paul Merson has surely achieved something unique.

In his write-up about the game, he has managed to never mention Newcastle United.

Merson’s entire preview is about Crystal Palace, almost as though he can’t bear to use our club’s name.

Obviously nothing going on at Newcastle in recent times, on and off the pitch, worth mentioning…

Paul Merson speaking to Sky Sports:

“What a result for Palace against Chelsea, and it just shows you how important and good Wilfried Zaha is, how big a player he is in that side.

“This is another big, big game, and I can’t really separate them.

“You like to think Palace have turned the corner, but if they lose this they are virtually back to where they were the week before the Chelsea game, because they would have highlighted this game as a potential three points.

“If they can get a draw, it’s been a great couple weekends for Palace.”

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  • Barrack Road

    Well lets hope the lads prove the ar*ewipe wrong again

  • pedrodelgardo

    Money for old rope eh Paul?

  • Antenociticus

    Merson’s hatred for us is bordering on the pathological.
    Was his parents’ milkman a Geordie?

  • Saul Williams

    It’s official Merson hates toon.Imagine his face if staveley comes in.

  • Paul Patterson

    His predictions are either deliberate hatred, which makes him an unprofessional pundit, or he actually believes what he predicts, which makes him a rubbish tipsters.
    Or he’s back on the booze..

    • Wor Lass

      He doesn`t restrict himself to just booze, Paul.

      • Mark Spark

        Addicted to the smell of his own arse,thats why he spends so much time with his head up it

    • Mark Spark

      What I was thiking, its becoming a bit deliberate,also do his bosses never think,hold on we pay this guy to talk about clubs yet he is clueless about predicting results,worse than the average Joe in the street,they even call him the magic man as apiss take.Why do they allow him to make a living?

  • Mark Spark

    hes beneath contempt.hes not even not worth calling a name

  • Mark Spark

    On another note.
    Dear Santa,please,please,please send our club a new owner that doesnt treat us with utter contempt and who has no concept of telling the truth.
    Thank You
    Mark Spark (aged 43)

  • anyobrien

    I think this is now done deliberately tbh. It’s getting boring.

    • Peaky Magpie

      This seasons Prutton.

  • Peaky Magpie

    On some people beards look ok,on him you would think he’s a washed up drunken old tramp ! Oh,wait a minute !!!!

  • steve pearce

    So why are you giving this dirty stinking half-witted booze reeking utter Chris Brunt space?

    This is supposed to be a Newcastle United fanzine site isn’t it?

    You can simply NOT PRINT the utterances of he and his fellow Toon Haters but you persist and we are all sick of it. I thin that boring [email protected] Graham Porter has bribed you with the chance of looking at his collection of ancient Scumderland player’s unwashed underwear myself and think a visit from myself with a flame thrower is called for….

  • Robert Black

    Back on the gear I think

  • NUFCLX

    “GAMBLING addict Paul Merson has revealed he considered breaking his own fingers to stop him phoning his bookie while at Aston Villa”

    Not surprised if his betting success was the same as his predictions.
    If he is still thinking about that I know a few people who will help him out.

  • GlasgowMag

    who cares if he was predicting a win I would be more worried lol

  • Arnold Chege

    I think he’s addiction is influencing his stupidity up to now..

  • TheFatController

    Of course he didn’t mention us, he’d be confronted with our decent form or our impending sale (fingers crossed) – he’s probably wringing his fist with frustration

  • Leazes Ender

    BetVictor is registered in Gibraltar and doesn’t pay tax here…… avoid this Mag advertiser.

    This is an advertisement story …. I forget what you call them…. ad something or other.

    • NoelBlack

      Lavatorial. In the good old days of newsprint, you could cut adverts into squares and hang them in the smallest room.

  • Rich Lawson

    Pundits are supposed to be impartial,dear God,despite a win over Chelsea last week just look at the two teams form this season.I’m starting to believe we’re not the home team ? What is the success rate of all this man’s predictions ? Do his employers not look at this or is he just considered comedy gold by them ?

  • Son of Wilt

    A dribbling cockney imbecile who thinks that anybody living north of the M25 runs round in Bearskins and woad, but when you have the IQ of a pot of yoghurt and someone sticks a microphone under your nose with the promise of 3K a week, you’ll say anything to get daft buggers like me increasing his clickbait :)