Craig David and Mark Lawrenson disagree on Newcastle United
When Craig David experienced his greatest ever moment watching football, it was Newcastle United who were playing.
As a Southampton fan though, it was only Matt le Tissier who he only had eyes for.
The singer-songwriter picks out a Le Tissier goal in 1993 as his very favourite, though to be fair he had a few to choose from when the player was appearing for Southampton against Newcastle.
Craig David has been making predictions for the Premier League matches this weekend.
A guest of BBC Sport as he goes up against Mark Lawrenson.
Lawrenson thinks that with West Ham’s recent mini revival and Newcastle’s atrocious run of results, the only danger for the Hammers is complacency.
However, Craig David thinks Newcastle ‘definitely’ won’t lose and the game will be a draw.
Mark Lawrenson claims that David Moyes has ‘got his mojo back’.
Hopefully Rafa Benitez will be parading his very soon, though new signings are absolutely essential, as Lawrenson also points out.
Craig David talking to BBC Sport:
“I saw some of the most amazing players come through at Southampton, and mostly get sold on to bigger clubs.
“It’s a hard call on who is my all-time favourite Saints player. I mean we’ve had Alan Shearer, and Tim Flowers was a great goalkeeper but I’d say it has to be Matthew Le Tissier.
“Man, his touch, his goals – wow. When I say they were on a level with Lionel Messi, people say that is debatable but look at some of his free-kicks.
“Le Tissier’s goal against Newcastle in 1993 is my favourite moment as a Southampton fan. The ball was played to him and he flicked it over one guy’s head, then another and then, rather than blasting it into the back of the net, placed it.
“That was what Le Tissier pretty much represented. Just cool, classy, goals.
“This will definitely be a draw – West Ham 0 Newcastle 0.”
Mark Lawrenson speaking to BBC Sport:
“West Ham are another team that have turned the corner.
“They have to be a bit careful here, because Newcastle are on such a bad run – the Hammers cannot afford to think they can just turn up.
“But I can understand why they are confident, because David Moyes has got his mojo back.
“Watching him now, it reminds me of when he started out as a manager with Preston – that hunger and enthusiasm is back, his whole demeanour. He is on the warpath.
“Prediction is West Ham 2 Newcastle 0.”
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