I saw earlier today that Mark Lawrenson had predicted Liverpool will beat Real Madrid on Saturday.

Not exactly a surprise, as even if it was Liverpool reserves up against a Pele, Maradona, Messi, Ronaldo etc all time World best 11, he still wouldn’t have the scousers losing.

It isn’t a matter of life or death but surely at some point he needs to show some professionalism.

His Newcastle United predictions have featured regularly on The Mag this past season and interesting to see where his predictions would have seen NUFC end up, IF his predictions had all turned out right.

Mark Lawrenson predicted Newcastle would have won 7 games last season, drawn 10, and lost 21, that gives a total of only 31 points, in the real world that number of points would have been certain relegation.

Again in the real world, Newcastle actually won 12, got 8 draws, and lost 18 giving a final points tally of 44, 13 more than via his predictions.

This past season has seen Mark Lawrenson totally embarrass himself, by going through an entire season without forecasting Liverpool to lose a single game.

Even though they ended up 25 points off champions Man City, he didn’t forecast that the reds would lose a single game, when in actual fact, they lost five. He had them finishing on 84 points rather than the actual 75.

He also had Huddersfield and Watford relegated instead of their actual mid-table positions, whilst in his world West Brom and Stoke were safely mid-table instead of relegated.

The final 2017/18 Premier League table based on the Mark Lawrenson predictions:

mark lawrenson

The actual final 2017/18 Premier League Table:

mark lawrenson

The final 2016/17 Premier League table based on the Mark Lawrenson predictions:

mark lawrenson

As you can see, when you then include the previous (2016/17) season, Mark Lawrenson had Liverpool joint top with actual champions Chelsea. His predictions adding up to 92 points instead of the actual 76, whilst he once again had zero defeats instead of the six they really did have.

So 76 match predictions for Liverpool and not a single defeat!

Amusing as well to see he had Sunderland safely in mid-table, rather than the actual rock bottom that they finished.

Looking back at 2015/16 predictions, Liverpool actually finished only eighth in the Premier League and lost 10 matches, yet even then Mark Lawrenson had them only losing two.

So in total over the past three seasons he has forecasted Liverpool to lose two of 114 Premier League matches when the reality is they have lost 21 of them.

There are worse things in the world but surely at some point professionalism has to take over and it isn’t even amusing anymore when Lawrenson is just blindly refusing to allow a defeat for his beloved Liverpool. What is the point of him making a prediction for them when it isn’t objective?

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  • Gianfranco Shola

    I’m no Lawrenson fan but this really is a petty and pointless article. He correctly predicted in order the top 6 which is fairly impressive and as he had bitter rivals Man U on course for 97 points it’s not really that biased is it. Whilst some pundits and journos do come across as a bit clueless at times, it seems like some fans like yourself want to make out like everyone not born in the area absolutely despises us and has a vendetta against the toon. Hate to break it to you but we’re kind of irrelevant to these big clubs nowadays they couldn’t care less about us.

    • TheNutJob

      we weren`t irrelevant when we beat Man U, Arsenal & Chelsea

    • Guest 2

      Er, do you remember him as a defensive coach here? F’n useless.

  • Matt H

    Get a grip, his predictions had both Spurs and Man U finishing with 97 points (both 13 points ahead of Liverpool), when they actually finished 2 points and 6 points ahead of Liverpool. I guess that must mean he’s a massive Man U and Spurs fan, then.

  • TheNutJob

    he`ll be wrong again on Saturday when Real Madrid pagger Liverpool

    • Wor Lass

      I`m going 8-all!

      • TheNutJob

        wor kid will have his Real shirt on
        😂😂

  • Leazes.

    The only reason you are critical of Lawrenson is to draw attention to the betting site that the predictions promote and pay the MAG…. No United fans give a darn what he thinks and that goes for Merson and Wright…. none of them have anything to do with our club…. probably like the author of this faux castigation advertisement.

    • TheNutJob

      you forgot Owen leazes
      😂

      • Leazes.

        He played for us…. no he didn’t …..did he.

        • Dillon Tovak

          It depended on what horse racing was on that day.

    • wheyayeman

      Well said Leazes

    • Ed White

      Totally agree Leazes,who cares… he is a pundit so he predicts aka makes informed or otherwise guesses… Author should read, “Think like a Freak” for their view on predictions, accuracy and collective memory afterwards! It’s a bit of fun lads and I focus a bit more on the actual results… I am fairly sure I’ve picked some over ambitious Toon results in my predictions this season!

    • Wor Lass

      … a darn?!

      • Leazes.

        American site you can’t write certain words which offend evangelical christians…. such as the film about 617 squadron….the Darn busters.

        • Wor Lass

          Son of a … gun!

          • Leazes.

            Dam

          • TheNutJob

            i`ve walked across the Mohne dam

          • Leazes.

            Well done…. I’ve cycled across Kielder Dam

          • TheNutJob

            well done
            😂😂

          • Leazes.

            Hardly worth mentioning really.

          • Guest 2

            Not in 1945 you didn’t ;-)

          • grantham mag

            Not in 1945 you didn’t.

        • Wor Lass

          That featured a Guy called Gibson, didn`t it?

          • TheNutJob

            V.C

        • TheNutJob

          they are the 1st to fly the new F35 fighter jets

          • Leazes.

            I’ve been to Scampton and Cologne but not with the RAF

          • TheNutJob

            been to Cologne and all over the place around there i wasn`t with the RAF either

          • Leazes.

            You get about a lot for a Chinese lad.

          • TheNutJob

            Michael was in Germany for 6 years i went over a lot he took me all over the shop, worst was Bergen Belsen

          • Leazes.

            I’ve been to Flamingoland

          • TheNutJob

            😵😵

        • glassjawsh-got-banned

          “stop wasting your time with God and start wasting it on things that really matter, complaining about soccer on the internet!” – Leazes

  • Tino o

    Yawn zzzz

  • Dillon Tovak

    WHO.GIVES.A.FUQ

  • Double Carpet

    Yet more incisive commentary from a nobody who gets off on seeing his name on a website. For God’s sake give it a rest. No-one cares. No-one at all. Apart from you.

    And just for a bit of balance – his finishing prediction for Liverpool was spot on, and for us 6 out. So not too bad really. How many of us had us down for 10th?
    And how good were your predictions?

  • Wor Lass

    I like Lawro, bless him. Most people on here had us to go down this season and Liverpool did only lose 5 games so he didn`t do too bad. He was a decent player and at least – unlike most of the other dead-head pundits – he did have a go at management.

    • TheNutJob

      he taught Geordie john everything he knew about defence
      😂😂😂

      • Wor Lass

        Hola! That didn`t take long, then.

        • TheNutJob

          micro second

  • Double Carpet

    Just read you were born in a Sunlun supporting family but despite that you claim to be normal.

    Hate to break it to you, you’re not.

    • Leazes.

      Don’t worry he’s not a real person anyway…. its a fictitious name.

      • Dillon Tovak

        I’d never do that! Said James.

  • Dillon Tovak

    Very occasionally I’ve put on an accumulator, it’s taught me it’s impossible to bet on numerous results even when they seem like guarantees.
    But more to the point, nobody cares what Mark Lawrenson or any other random pundit thinks about our upcoming games.
    The Mag has to keep people coming on the site for advertising revenue, but can they not raise the bar a little bit?

    • TheNutJob

      there`s 5 things you could bet on about Fatty & you`d win every time

  • Guest 2

    Those that can, do. Those that can’t, talk about it.

  • Ram Kishore

    Jack Wyatt..
    I dont understand whats the obsession u have on him..
    U say he is bad in prediction..Then why care about posting an article every match day in the Mag..
    Why