Mark Lawrenson’s Comedy Column
Guess who’s back
After giving Lawro a couple of weeks off (walking every day and all that), he is back in inglorious fashion this week. You want insight? You want justified opinions? You want the BBC Football Expert? Oh…
From Aston Villa v Wigan
“Wigan can’t string two results together.”
Well in your opinion they can, Lawro. Defeats. Because phenomenally our man has not had Wigan winning since the 13th November. 24 games.
“I’m afraid I think they will go down”
Yes you do. Because you have them on 16 points in the table, on their way to obtaining the third worst points total in Premier League history.
“Their performances aren’t ever that bad”
From Newcastle v Birmingham
“Birmingham will be fine, no danger of relegation for them”
Fairly dismissive, no? Birmingham are four points outside the relegation zone, but have just one home game remaining, and have won just two away games all season.
And the reason why they will be fine?:
“They’ve gone back to being hard to beat”
Birmingham’s aggregate score in their last two away games? 8-1 against.
Insight, the Lawro way
“Blackpool will go to White Hart Lane and try to win the game” – So a team that needs points will try to win? I see.
“I think Spurs and Liverpool should try and finish fifth and get in the Europa League if the top four is beyond them” – Teams should try and finish as high up the league as they can? Really?
“If you offered Sir Alex Ferguson a draw he’d take it” – In a game after which, if his side do not lose, they will need just four points from Blackburn away and Blackpool at home, you may well be right Lawro.
Lawro’s opinions: Mum says they’re just mmmagical.
Pressure, pushing down on me
“Chelsea have put together a very, very good run under no pressure”
So after their draw with Fulham on Valentine’s day, which saw Chelsea fifth in the league and twelve points behind Manchester United, there was no pressure on them?
No pressure on under fire manager Ancelotti, no pressure on a £50million striker?
I’d say credit where credit is due, Mark?
Wreading, Writing, Writhmetic
“I think it’s going down to the last day of the season for Wolves and it’s looking ominous for the three ‘Ws’.”
Well in reality yes, but it depends which W’s we are talking about doesn’t it.
Because in Lawro’s table, Wigan are relegated and West Ham are in 15th, safely seven points out of the drop zone. Another W are in the bottom three. But that W is for West Brom.
As for Lawro thinking that it’s coming down to the last day for Wolves, they sit in 9th, thirty points off the bottom of the league.