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Liverpool: The Invincibles 2016/2017 (as imagined by Mark Lawrenson) | Now Double Invincibles

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Brophs, May 12, 2017.

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    Brophs The one and only

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    What is it about ex-Liverpool players turned pundits, a large number of whom go batshit crazy when someone makes the fatal mistake of paying them for their opinions on football? It's like they've been watching clips of Mike Summerbee and thought "you know, that guy really gets this punditry thing".

    He also seems to fundamentally find it inconceivable that the top 6 will ever lose a game. He has forecast that the top 6 would have lost 13 games by this stage of the season. Actual number of games lost: 34. Jesus pissing Christ.
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    Kostur Full Member

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    On what basis is this table composed? Pardon me not being arsed to go through this idiot's twaddle.

    Edit: nevermind, it's some pre-season prediction bullshit, no? He just should put away alcohol.
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    Siorac Full Member

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    No, it's a summary of his weekly score predictions. Basically, there wasn't a single game this season where he predicted Liverpool would lose.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    I think he does some sort of weekly prediction thing for the BBC.
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    Kostur Full Member

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    Oh Christ, thanks, I'd say it 'makes sense' but it still doesn't. I stand by my point about the alcohol.
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    coolredwine lameredboots

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    Moral victory.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Liverpool fans and ex players really do live in a world of their own. The most deluded bunch in all of football.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    If it wasn't for the injuries, the fixture congestion, United scoring offside goal, the entire population of Plymouth, the wind, the dryness of their own pitch, Southampton trying less against Arsenal than vs Liverpool then he wouldn't be that far off with the predictions.
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    Offside Euro 2016 sweepstake winner

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    Absolutely crazy :lol: how do they get paid for this?
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    Cascarino Full Member

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    :lol:
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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Congrats on winning another alternate table.
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    BorisDeLeFora Full Member

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    This is going on my bedroom wall, I knew reality was a lie.

    Back level with United on 20 league titles after 2014, couldn't possibly slip up from here.
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    EvilIrwin Full Member

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    Don't see much wrong with it especially as he's biased. Obviously he knows Liverpool will lose but it's about predicting when and against who.
    I bet there's quite a few here who have never put down a loss for their predictions for Utd games and only predict draws against the some of the top 6 or when Utd weren't playing well for a period early in the season
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    villain Hates Beyoncé

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    Except;
    1 - we don't paid for it
    2 - we aren't don't have access to in depth analysis, stats, inside information etc
    3 - despite him obviously having biases, as a pundit he's *meant* to remain neutral & objective
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    OnlyTwoDaSilvas Gullible

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    The two games he has predicted us to lose, I bet they are both to Liverpool.
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    jderbyshire Full Member

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    :lol:

    Never change, Lawrenson...
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    AXVnee7 Full Member

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    Haha... What is this guy on?
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    Inter Yer Nan Full Member

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    He sits on the fence always and goes for a draw. I think Alaister McGowan should bring back his Lawro character and make a few predictions. Probably predict draws in the NBA would Lawro.
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    Liver_bird Full Member

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    cnuts probably trying to jinx us
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    ArmandTamzarian Full Member

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    So it turns out this actually was our year and here I was watching the stupid real football :(
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    Inter Yer Nan Full Member

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    Yeah it's hard to swallow. They also won the "best overhead kick" cup, "alternative league", "net spend" cup (they always win that). All whilst being the only team that has to contend with injuries, wind and playing on a dry pitch. Popcorn teeth is indeed a genius.

    Just wait until he figures out how to break down a team that has the audacity to play defensive. They will probably win the "woodwork cup" back from us.
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    horsechoker Sailor vee, this is a right off.

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    I love how the host had to pretend that wasn't a stupid fecking answer.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    No sound, what did he say?
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    Cascarino Full Member

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    He went with Alaska :D
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    jderbyshire Full Member

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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Idiot
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    Vashu Predicted Sanchez's signing announcement

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    If he were on it I'd like to see Roy Keane's summary prediction table. He'd surely have us relegated, wouldn't he?
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    I sort of get it given they are very good against the top sides, so you wouldn't necessarily back against them in those, whilst their actual defeats have been against shite, where it wouldn't be expected.

    Then I remember he does similar every year and these days looks like he lives under a bridge by a canal and I wonder why he's still a pundit for the BBC.
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    You rang?
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    Bepi Full Member

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    Every country has its own football pundits, they are part of the folklore. The BBC ones swing from post-imperial, insular condescendence to perfect Alan Partridge, you take them at face value, no bitterness at all.
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    Peanut Butter Banned

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    I would like to see Phil Thompson's league table! He is even worse.

    Every single prediction is a Liverpool win.
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    FC Ronaldo Posts stuff that's been said before in tweet form

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    He did it again.

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    Hahaha how is he paid for this? He’d fit in on RAWK
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    Camy89 Love Island obsessive

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    He's a twat.

    Always 1-0, 1-1, or 2-0's.
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    Kops 'n' Robertsons Liverpool Fan

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    97 points good enough for 3rd place :houllier:
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    El Zoido Full Member

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    If a top 6 team is playing a non-top six team, pick the top six team to win by two goals. No more than 2-0 or 3-1.

    If a top six team is playing another top six team, pick the home side to win by one goal, unless they’re both in good form, in which case pick 0-0 or 1-1.

    If it’s two mid-table teams playing each other, or two relegation candidates, pick a narrow victory for the home team, or a draw. No more than 2 goal victory or 0-0 or 1-1.

    And of course, Liverpool never lose. They win every home game and never lose.

    I’d love to see someone write a computer script for this, he’s clearly got a system that’s very easy to predict.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    That's a 76 unbeaten run. What an incredible achievement.
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    Samid follows Pogue around, fixing his images

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    And United on a losing run :(

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    B20 HEY EVERYONE I IGNORE SOMEONE LOOK AT ME

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    I remember him always being negative in his predictions for us a few years back.