Ian Wright has once again talked without engaging his brain about Newcastle United.

It is quite ridiculous the money pundits like him get for talking…rubbish.

He states the result is a ‘foregone conclusion’ and he may right.

He says he can see Romelu Lukaku getting a hat-trick, it might happen (even though he hasn’t scored a Premier League goal for seven weeks).

He predicts ‘it could end up a very one-sided affair’ and it may well do.

He predicts a 3-0 home win – it may happen.

However, Ian Wright doesn’t back these up with any great arguments.

Wright says that Manchester United ‘have lost just one of their last 32 league games against the Magpies’, well Newcastle’s record isn’t great but not quite that bad.

Newcastle have actually won two of their last 10 games against Man Utd.

Guessing he has been fed a stat and then got it wrong, as no doubt he is referring to Newcastle only winning once in the last 32 at Old Trafford. However, actually our recent record at Man Utd isn’t too bad, with one win and three draws in the last eight Premier League visits.

One particularly bizarre comment Ian Wright makes is that ‘Newcastle open up very easily’.

I think there are a lot of fair comments/criticisms you could throw at Newcastle United this season, mainly regarding the limitations up front, but at the back…?

Since going down to 10 men of the opening day of the season, only once in 10 matches have Newcastle conceded more than one goal in any Premier League match, and that came at Southampton courtesy of a rush of blood from Lejeune when giving away a penalty in a non-threatening position.

I won’t even go into his annoying use of ‘United’…

Ian Wright talking to The Sun:

“I hear Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic are back in training this week and while I don’t expect either of them to feature here that news in itself will provide a morale boost for a United side that has been battling through in their absence.

“The Red Devils have lost just one of their last 32 league games against the Magpies and I’m afraid this one is a forgone conclusion.

“You feel the way Marcus Rashford is playing and the fact this seems a game that is set up for Romelu Lukaku to dominate it could end up a very one-sided affair.

Newcastle open up very easily and have rode their luck at times this season so the hosts’ pace and pressure could break them down.

“Lukaku’s goals stats are taking a hammering at the moment but I don’t think it’s a major concern.

“In the first few games of the season he showed that if you give him the chances he’ll put them away. It’s the chances that have dried up, not his ability to stick the ball in the net.

“I’d like to see him play through the middle and stay there this weekend.

“If he does that I can see him getting a hat-trick. I’m going to go with a 3-0 win for United.”

  • Leazes Ender

    I sere Ashley has died in a Helicopter crash.

    • Tony Mann

      Don’t wish anyone dead but a concussion robbing him of his memory of Toon ownership would help.

      • Leazes Ender

        ….too late he’s dead.

    • Monkseaton Magpies

      Hope any of your family have not died tonight if so Ashley sends his regards.
      He want’s to know when the funeral is god bless.

      • Rich Lawson

        Only so he can go to the buffet after !

        • Steve Pearce

          He’s already booked his fireplace to use after sinking 20 pints – and his python boot was too tight, he couldn’t get it off last night…..

    • Rich Lawson

      Ground to air missile bought off the dark web ?

      • Leazes Ender

        A drone…. money well spent.

  • joe mac

    hope you mean?….

  • Tony Mann

    A complete and utter [email protected] that Shearer would happily punch out. He may be right on the possible result but he’s still a [email protected]

  • Andy Mac

    Ian Wright is a tool. That was highlighted by his comments about Pardwho when he left to join Palace. Dont think he’s ever apologised for his stupid remarks despite the fact that Palace got rid of the noob within a year after we suffered him for almost 4 !

  • 5floorshigh

    I much prefer the Will Ferrell score prediction

  • Steve Smith

    3-0 to United? Is he aware we’ve into scored 3 goals once so far this season? We’ll be lucky to get 1!

    • Jezza

      Agreed 3-0 to United would be a fairytale. Realistically it’s most likely that Manchester FC will win this one.

  • HarryHype59

    As much as I find “Wrighty” annoying at times, he is correct to that this will be a very difficult match for us!

  • Steve Pearce

    I hope the Fat Stinking Bag Of Southern Pus is dead and this isn’t fake news!

    • Mark Davies

      Whilst I cant stand the man either, wishing someone dead is just disgusting as is you constant southern pus drivel. Its idiots like you that give our fans a bad name and help justify the southern presses view of us. GROW UP!

  • Alreet

    We will pressurise and man mark lukaku. As for the rest i think rafa might have something up his sleeve. Mitro gave their defence a right clattering a few years back at the 3-3. I can see that happening again.

    I really want to see gayle and mitro together in this one. 2 lines of 4 in front of the 18 yard box and leave gayle just a few yards off mitro. Let him be the battering ram and gayle can chase the loose knock downs.

    Keep it goalless for the first 30 or first half then take em on in the second.

    Go on rafa. Set mitro on em.

  • Neil Eddy

    We can all make bollocks stats up & rubbish others. But at the end of the day 8 wins from the last 68 games really tells a story. It will be a hard game & when you look at their overall team I can’t see it being 9 from 69 but I hope i’m wrong.

    • Jezza

      They’ve got Lukaku, we’ve got Joselu, need I say any more.

      • Wor Lass

        They`ve got Rashford, we`ve got Manquillo?

        • TheNutJob

          Wor lads put a tenner on Hoss to score the 1st goal

          • Wor Lass

            Who for?

          • TheNutJob

            i was just kiddin the snides backing Man U

          • Wor Lass

            I`m putting £50 on Perez to kick Lukaku into row Z with his first tackle.

      • TheNutJob


  • TheNutJob

    If we are lucky we can maybe hold them to 3. our form has went down the river as fast as the Mackems

  • Peter Stabler

    What has any result in the 1970’s got to do with any possible outcome today?

  • Wor Lass

    Wrighty is a complete and utter n0b but he is right about us riding our luck at times – this season and last. It`s not the defence that worries most of us, though, it`s the lack of goals. Nothing takes pressure off you more than scoring at the other end.

  • TheNutJob

    the Rodent says Fatty will still be here next summer,
    Rafa will be gone & the Silver snide will be back
    i think he was winding me up

  • Cuh

    Well why don’t we return at fulltime before judging who is a nutjob or not?