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Dubious ‘Super Computer’ predicts where Newcastle United will finish this season

9 months ago
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The Talksport ‘Super Computer’ has predicted where Newcastle United and the other 19 Premier League clubs will finish this season.

Call me Mr Sceptical but I get the feeling that this ‘Super Computer’ might not exist.

Surely it is just like when men’s magazines do their list of the most beautiful women in the world. Not any kind of scientific analysis, just two blokes sitting in an office deciding who they fancy the most.

Likewise the Talksport ‘Super Computer’, judging by their predictions below, it looks more like a human touch than any computer generated prediction.

The current Premier League table is also below, this shows that 18 of the 20 clubs end the season in a predicted place no more than two positions away from where they currently are.

It looks even more dodgy when 11 of the clubs are moved just one place, a token move to suggest that the current table hasn’t just been reproduced.

The only two clubs to move more than two places from where they are now, are Wolves dropping four positions from 7th to a predicted 11th, whilst West Ham go from 12th to 15th.

As for Newcastle United, Talksport have us rising one place from the current 19th to 18th, not enough to avoid relegation.

What I think is true, is that the bottom six predicted below, are the ones who will fight out the relegation spots.

I reckon Huddersfield and Cardiff are nailed on for the drop and for Newcastle to avoid it they will have to finish ahead of at least one of Fulham, Brighton and Southampton.

  1. Manchester City (Premier League champions)
  2. Liverpool (Champions League qualification)
  3. Chelsea (Champions League qualification)
  4. Tottenham (Champions League qualification)
  5. Arsenal (Europa League qualification)
  6. Manchester United
  7. Bournemouth
  8. Leicester
  9. Everton
  10. Watford
  11. Wolves
  12. West Ham
  13. Burnley
  14. Crystal Palace
  15. Brighton
  16. Fulham
  17. Southampton
  18. Newcastle (relegated)
  19. Cardiff (relegated)
  20. Huddersfield (relegated)

talksportWith 11 of the remaining 12 matches this year being against clubs outside of the ‘big six’, you have to think these 2018 games could well decide Newcastle’s destiny, starting with Brighton at home. Here’s hoping.
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