Relegation for Newcastle fans meant leaving the likes of Paul Merson, Michael Owen and Mark Lawrenson behind.
Difficult to decide just which of the trio is the most annoying, maybe that is just personal taste…
However, you do really have to question just how Mark Lawrenson has kept his job so long, whilst being truly embarrassing a lot of the time.
The fact that we actually have no choice when it comes to contributing to his wages (via the TV license) make sit even worse.
Lawrenson does predictions for all Premier League matches for BBC Sport and we highlighted the other day that after 36 predictions, he had forecast a certain club never to have been beaten.
I think you can all guess who that team might be, as he doesn’t even try to hide his bias when covering the Premier League.
It is one thing to want your club to win but he should at least show some professionalism in his day job.
Mark Lawrenson has now made his predictions for Sunday, the final day of the Premier League, and sure enough Liverpool stand proudly top of the (his) Premier League, unbeaten in all 38 matches. Lawrenson predicting a 2-0 win over Middlesbrough at Anfield.
His final league table of predictions show Liverpool sharing the title with Chelsea but I’m sure if you went back over his predictions, you would find the scousers winning it on goal difference.
With 27 wins and 11 draws in over nine months of football, it is hilarious that the former Liverpool player just can’t bring himself to predict a defeat for his team.
I’m going to get in touch with BBC Sport and suggest the perfect replacement, I know just the man who will show the same kind of professionalism as Lawrenson.
Step forward Jack Clark, my six year old son, I am confident he will lead Newcastle to their first top division (predictions) title in 91 years, the first team ever to win all 38 (predicted) matches!
(Maybe Sunderland are Lawrenson’s secret second team…the clueless pundit had them in comfortable lower mid-table, rather than one of the very worst Premier League rock bottom of the table teams we have seen for some time.)
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