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Martin Keown sees no reason to change his pre-season Newcastle prediction after first 2 games

2 years ago

Martin Keown has given his update on Newcastle United’s brief season so far.

Only two games in but he says ‘Alarm bells must be ringing at St James Park’…

At the start of the season he made a series of Premier League predictions.

After seeing what Newcastle have had to offer so far, Martin Keown has seen absolutely no reason to change his belief that the club will be relegated.

The player turned pundit thinks ‘Steve Bruce is in a difficult position there’ and can only see it getting worse at the weekend, with a belief that Spurs will make it three defeats in a row to start the season.

If Newcastle do go down, it would be a third relegation in 11 Premier League seasons under Mike Ashley, with also a number of near misses.

In his Friday morning press conference, Steve Bruce was defiant and said a lot of the criticism was ridiculous and over the top.

However, the NUFC head coach only fed that when last weekend he cancelled the players’ day off on Sunday and accused some of the team of not giving it everything against Norwich.

Against Tottenham it should tell us a lot, will the Newcastle players respond in the right way to Bruce’s handling of the team, or will it be a repeat, or even worse, of last Saturday at Carrow Road?

Martin Keown talking to The Mail:

“What will happen to Newcastle?

“At the start of the season, I was asked for my Premier League predictions and I said Newcastle would be relegated.

“So far, they don’ t look like proving me wrong.

“Alarm bells must be ringing at St James’ Park.

“They head to Tottenham this weekend and I doubt they’ll get anything out of that match.

“Spurs should be too strong for them.

“So that would be three games, three defeats for the men from the North East, with tough fixtures to follow.

“Steve Bruce is in a difficult position there.”


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