Mark Lawrenson’s comedy column

Posted by - November 6, 2010 - Predictions, Premier League, Quotes, Ranting and Raving

I predict a riot

I’ll be honest, I’m not Lawro’s biggest fan. In fact, it infuriates me more than much else in this beautiful game than a man that resembles a drunken uncle stumbles through a six figure salary.

Nothing brings this to a head more than his prediction column for BBC Sport, in which he sways between strange opinions and inaccurate facts.

Highlights this week include:

– “I’d be lining up to get stuck into him”
“let’s see if we can find a soft centre in them”
“let’s get in their faces”
“hopefully with a few strong tackles”

Lawro getting all Karl Henry and Lee Cattermole on us:

– “(Blackburn) have got to start improving a home record that was one of the best in the country last season”

Number of Premier League teams with a better home record than Blackburn last season: 7
Number of Football League teams in the country with a better home record than Blackburn last season: 28

– “Blackpool’s 4-3-3 formation worked really well”

Another possibility is that West Brom’s 3-3-2 formation was more of a contributing factor.

– “Steve Bruce has hinted that Asamoah Gyan will start”

Quite the hint. Steve Bruce on Tuesday: “Asamoah Gyan will play”

– “Chelsea are very strong. If you want to fight they’ll fight you, if you want to play they’ll outplay you, they have strength in depth, in wide areas, they have got everything”

Predicted score? 1-1

Fans of Lawro will be pleased to know that after this weekends scores West Brom remain at the bottom of his predicted table.

It. Just. Hurts.