Lazy…sloppy and so irritating

LawroMark Lawrenson continues to irritate and yes I know it’s a childish reaction but there we are – can’t help it.

It’s not merely that he is again predicting a West Ham defeat tomorrow – that’s honestly no surprise. Almost a given these days.

It’s more a case of him not giving a single reason why and thus coming across as nothing more than an empty headed big earning pundit with little worth saying.

Just look at the comments he applies to the game at Stoke tomorrow where he predicts a 2-0 defeat for the Irons:

“I’m not sure what has happened to Stoke, who have lost five of their past six matches, but I am sure their manager Mark Hughes will turn it around.

The Potters did not manage their first league win until mid-October and have had quite an up and down season, but I actually think they will finish the campaign strongly.

Five points from their past three matches have taken West Ham clear of the relegation dog-fight, but I still don’t see them going to Stoke and winning.”

That is simply lazy and sloppy. As I said I know I really shouldn’t take any notice but GRR…..!





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10 comments on “Lazy…sloppy and so irritating

  1. Yeah fair enough, but it is a reasonable prediction. An injury weakened side who have only one scrappy win in 10, away to a side above them who are pretty strong at home. Must be long odds on a Hammers win. Perhaps he thought it wasn’t worth explaining

  2. Across the season he’s predicted that we’d be 2 positions higher than we should be. Just like giving player rating scores after every games its all subjective

  3. Agree with Paul. West Ham to lose 2-0 away to Stoke isn’t a bad call. I’d certainly put my money on that ahead of any result that favours us I’m sorry to say. Hope for a win, expect a defeat tomorrow I’m afraid.

  4. Calm down Hugh. Lawrenson’s job is to get people talking and debating and keeping the clicks coming which he has done admirably by provoking your reaction. It’s how he operates. An old hack should know that.

  5. Massive over reaction. Prediction is fair enough id say. Take off the rose tinted specs.

  6. When I saw the title at first I thought it was an article about our coaching teams then when I saw Lawrenson I thought it must be about his wardrobe advisor. The guy is a clown what is it about playing for Liverpool that gives you such awful dress sense, Barry Venison, Keegan, Robbie Fowler, John Barnes, Mc Manaman to name a few that regularly stun us with their dress sense…

  7. I don’t think we will get turned over tomorrow. Stoke are in terrible form and both clubs will be afraid of losing. If we play like we did last week it will be fine. I think it’s got boredom written all over it. 0-0 for me and then 3 games until this seemingly endless season finishes.

  8. Defeat or solid stalement depended on one decision only by Bilic . If he had picked Noble we would have lost as it was he saw sense for an hour and we rarely looked like losing . With any half decent goal scorer we would have won .

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