Lawro's Predictions

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Lawro's Predictions

by philM » 17 Aug 2012 10:37

Here we go again...

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Reading v Stoke
Have Reading got enough quality to stay in the Premier League? They look a little bit short to me at the moment.

Like a lot of other clubs who are going to spend a lot of time down the bottom of the table, the problem they have is in trying to persuade players to come and sign for them.

Stoke are a good example of what newly promoted sides should aspire to. Since they arrived in the top flight in 2008 they have turned themselves in to a perennially decent, hard-to-beat mid-table side.

When Reading were first promoted to the Premier League in 2006, they beat Middlesbrough 3-2 in a real thriller and made people sit up and take notice - but I cannot see that happening here.

Prediction: 1-1
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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by moonwalklikebas » 17 Aug 2012 10:40

Lawro is such a massive penis

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by SpaceCruiser » 17 Aug 2012 10:52

philM, quoting Lawrenson, Like a lot of other clubs who are going to spend a lot of time down the bottom of the table, the problem they have is in trying to persuade players to come and sign for them.


WTF?!? We've signed 7 new players, what drugs is he on? :shock:

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by Isaac Hunt » 17 Aug 2012 10:57

SpaceCruiser
philM, quoting Lawrenson, Like a lot of other clubs who are going to spend a lot of time down the bottom of the table, the problem they have is in trying to persuade players to come and sign for them.


WTF?!? We've signed 7 new players, what drugs is he on? :shock:


None of which Lawro will of heard of though..... apart from "the big Russian lad up front" perhaps.

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by stickywhisky » 17 Aug 2012 11:01

I couldn't care less, i'm happy for 'pundits' to write us off - it gives us something to prove and i'm confident we will surprise a few people this season. I even think we will finish higher than Stoke this season.


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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by royalfanforever » 17 Aug 2012 11:15

He always to dislike us for some reason.

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by The Rouge » 17 Aug 2012 11:33

I think, if we are honest, most of us look at our squad and wonder whether we have got enough to stay up (just or comfortably).

The big difference here is that a lot of these Prem pundits are ignorant of:
- our players when the season starts
- the Championship in general

One they have seen us for 6-8 weeks they will make a whole new judgment and run with that one.

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by Mintymurray » 17 Aug 2012 12:21

Lawro represents all thats wrong with football coverage today. Know nothing fool. He will never get over his match day present left in his kit bag!

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by ayjaydee » 17 Aug 2012 12:26

To be fair a 1-1 draw is probably about right. We would hope for more but settle for not losing as would the Stokies.

Lawrenson is still a pcunt though.


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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by Handsome Man » 17 Aug 2012 12:33

philM Stoke are a good example of what newly promoted sides should aspire to.


By pissing away £20 milion a year of tax-dodge money signing pensioners?

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by Alexander Litvinenko » 17 Aug 2012 12:47

royalfanforever He always to dislike us for some reason.



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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by Mr Angry » 17 Aug 2012 14:39

To save having 36 of these threads, can this not be made into a sticky?

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by Very near...far away » 17 Aug 2012 15:07

Lawro = knob end. End of.


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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by floyd__streete » 17 Aug 2012 15:15

Oh look, Reading fans getting affronted for no reason whatsoever.

He could well be right that we are short of quality. The jury is out on that one isn’t it.

3 of those new signings are from the Championship, it could be questioned whether they will make the step up.

Lawro doesn’t like us? I am sure he doesn’t care one iota either way. The Robin Friday kitbag incident – if it is even true – occurred when he played for CARDIFF remember.

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by facaldaqui » 17 Aug 2012 16:10

Pundits like Lawrenson and Savage stick mainly to the obvious. You can't really blame them for thinking that Reading, a team who have only signed low-price recruits and who last year did not score the most goals and did not dominate possession in many games, will struggle. I would think that myself were it not for the Brian factor. Maybe the Brian factor will desert us this year, but our manager has surprised us so many times in the past that, for the moment, I feel eerily unafraid of the premiership.

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by facaldaqui » 17 Aug 2012 16:17

This business of Stoke being a good example has started to irk me. Pulis is a superb coach, but Stoke's spending has been erratic. They blew daft money on Kitson and Sonko, for example; I am glad we are not buying that sort of player for that sort of inflated prices. Also I don't want to see individuals of the Pennant and Woodgate sort at our club.

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by melonhead » 17 Aug 2012 16:19

floyd__streete Oh look, Reading fans getting affronted for no reason whatsoever.

He could well be right that we are short of quality. The jury is out on that one isn’t it.

3 of those new signings are from the Championship, it could be questioned whether they will make the step up.

Lawro doesn’t like us? I am sure he doesn’t care one iota either way. The Robin Friday kitbag incident – if it is even true – occurred when he played for CARDIFF remember.


agree with floyd

again :shock:

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by When Hicks went up... » 17 Aug 2012 16:34

melonhead
floyd__streete Oh look, Reading fans getting affronted for no reason whatsoever.

He could well be right that we are short of quality. The jury is out on that one isn’t it.

3 of those new signings are from the Championship, it could be questioned whether they will make the step up.

Lawro doesn’t like us? I am sure he doesn’t care one iota either way. The Robin Friday kitbag incident – if it is even true – occurred when he played for CARDIFF remember.


agree with floyd

again :shock:


I also agree. But it needs to be conceded that Lawrenson had a pretty shambolic record of predicting our results when we were promoted last time. Seemingly only matched by his constant over predicting of Wolves' results in recent years.

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by mr_number » 17 Aug 2012 17:01

It's one of those moments I've been really looking forward to following promotion: the first time Lawro says we'll struggle. It makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside.

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Re: Lawro's Predictions

by TBM » 17 Aug 2012 18:07

tbf what he says isn't entirely wrong and he has given us a 1-1 draw against a "hard to beat mod table side"

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