The man we love to hate has his say


lawrohatI watched Mark Lawrenson on Liverpool TV tonight by an unfortunate accident on the old remote and he really is sounding very dated indeed.

So he gets a bit of  a sympathy vote from yours truly who is starting to take him even less seriously than before which on a ratio of 1- 10 would be around minus 5.

We are really reporting his prediction on the match at Selhurst Park tomorrow because it’s become something of CandH institution over the last couple of seasons and we know you, like us, love to hate him!

Here’s what he has to say: “West Ham’s win over Tottenham in the Carabao Cup on Wednesday was a super result for them and their under-pressure manager Slaven Bilic.

If the reports at the start of the week that Bilic had two games to save his job are true, then he needs a similar outcome at Selhurst Park on Saturday.

Bilic would definitely settle for a repeat of what happened this time last year, when West Ham went to Palace after taking one point from their previous five Premier League games – and won.

I don’t see it happening, though.

Crystal Palace were unlucky to lose at Newcastle in their last game – they had enough of the play, and enough chances, to take something from the game but could not convert any of them.

If the Eagles play like that again, they will get something out of this one.”

Lawro’s prediction: 1-1

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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!"

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  • Lazurus. rises like a salmon says:

    😂😂 – 5 !!! -10 from me 😉

  • mooro66uk says:

    Has Lawro lost the plot completely. What’s that on his nut? looks like a **** pot.

  • West Ham Fan No 32 says:

    I think it’s a blind fold, someone told him they had heard a clippety Klopp at Anfield And he thought he would try and pin the tail on the donkey!!

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