Lawro predicts Spurs to draw at Newcastle


BBC football pundit Mark Lawrenson has predicted that Tottenham will draw against Newcastle United.

Spurs kick-off their Premier League campaign with a Saturday evening kick-off at St James’ Park, or whatever it’s called these days and the badly dressed former Liverpool player cannot see Spurs getting all three points.

He told BBC Sport Online: ” Newcastle have made one or two interesting acquisitions like Vurnon Anita from Ajax, and I see this game as a battle between teams who will probably finish fifth and sixth.

“Tottenham are more likely to challenge for the top four than Newcastle, but ultimately I don’t think they will get there.

“Under Andre Villas-Boas, Spurs are very much a team still under construction – they are waiting for Luka Modric to leave so they can bring a couple more players in.

“Villas-Boas was a bit unlucky at Chelsea. What he was doing was a project, as he kept telling us, but the guy in charge basically abandoned it prematurely because they were losing games.

“Experience is usually something you get when you learn from things not going right, so Villas Boas will have learned a lot from his time at Stamford Bridge and, ultimately, I think he will be a success at Spurs.

“Prediction: 1-1.”


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  1. Yea and last year he predicted Man U would win the title, Spurs would finish 5th and Chelski 3rd … The guy is a toss poss, crap on the filed and even worse as a pundit.

  2. Mark Lawrenson is always picking at Newcastle,he carnt forgive the club for firing him after just 2 weeks under the Keegan era,well i carnt forgive the BBC for giving this blethering idiot a platform to sprout his verbal Dog- Dung.

  3. Really hate that man. Hes a sour lookin no nothin wank. He used to co-commentate on champs league games here in ireland and ruin every match with his condescending tone and arrogance. Wanker of the highest order.

  4. Tho im a staunch geordie and newcastle fan im not looking fwd to spurs tmora-but i just think we need some luck on our side for once-ide be happy with a draw for sure, but u never kna! If the dembi are on the pitch we will always have a chance! Camaaaaaan! 2-1 to the toon! ;-) Howay the lads!


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