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BBC Sport main man gives Newcastle United fans a shocker of a prediction

1 year ago
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BBC Sport have been looking forward to the new Premier League season.

Phil McNulty is the chief football writer at BBC Sport and he has given is considered opinion on the 20 clubs contesting the 2019/20 campaign.

It is only an opinion of course and opinions can be very wrong, after all, none of saw Leicester City winning the Premier League in 2015/16, nor did a lot of us think Newcastle United would get relegated that season either…

Interesting though to read outside opinions, stepping outside our own endless internal debates within the NUFC fanbase.

The BBC Sport main man predicts that Newcastle United will be relegated this coming season, not only that, he thinks NUFC will end up bottom.

Some of you reading this will automatically go to the default of defensively protecting our club against an outsider’s opinion but in truth, the points Phil McNulty is making are the same ones we are endlessly discussing.

The opening line of ‘Where do you even start? Where will this all end?’, is pretty much how we all feel at the end of this exhausting summer and on the brink of a 13th Mike Ashley season.

As the BBC Sport man states, so much is reliant on Newcastle getting off to a good start and how Joelinton performs – a ridiculous amount of pressure on him to not only play well but also get goals.

His end line is ‘When will the torture end for Newcastle’s supporters? It may get worse before it gets better’, we will have a better idea on all of this very soon…

The BBC Sport chief football writer’s predicted final table:

The BBC Sport write up on Newcastle United:

Last season – 13th

This season – 20th

‘Where do you even start? Where will this all end?

Rafael Benitez, predictably, has gone and Steve Bruce finally becomes Newcastle United manager in a blizzard of discontent from supporters who, contrary to belief, do not want too much – just a little of what they genuinely deserve.

Bruce is experienced and a realist. He will know he must make a big early impression or this has the potential to be a very miserable existence for the Toon Army under the continued ownership of Mike Ashley.

Joelinton, a club record signing at £40m from Hoffenheim, steps into the spaces vacated by Ayoze Perez and Salomon Rondon. He carries a huge burden, while French winger Allan Saint-Maximin, a £16.5m signing from Nice, will be the man Bruce hopes can be the provider.

When will the torture end for Newcastle’s supporters? It may get worse before it gets better.’

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