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Challenge Lawro – Weeks 7, 8 & 9

18/10/2009

It’s been a while since I updated Challenge Lawro. For those of you new to this, every week we try and see if we can do better than Mark Lawrenson at predicting the week’s Premier League games. We’re also taking on the Football Guy and at the end of the season we’ll see who’s best. It won’t be Lawro that’s for sure. Simple scoring system: +10 points for a correct result, -10 points for an incorrect result and +30 points for a perfect score.

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Week 6 scores

Week 6 scores.

A great week 6 with positive scores in eight of the ten games.

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Week 7

Week 7.

An average week 7 but the lead is still good.

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Week 8 (oh dear).

Week 8 (oh dear).

It all goes very wrong in week 8 with a 100 point swing to the Football Guy and a 120 point swing to Lawro. Just two correct results…

Week 9.

Week 9.

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This week’s scores pre the Monday night match. Here’s hoping Fulham can at least prevent a second consecutive negative score. We’ve had no perfect scores in three gameweeks! Only a quarter of the season gone though.

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In terms of who’s doing better out of The Sportboys it’s pretty even but my three perfect scores in week 6 have me slightly ahead. I think P might be bang on the money with his Fulham prediction so it may even up tomorrow night.

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Sportboy T

Correct Results: 15 (150 points)

Perfect Scores: 7 (210 points)

Wrong Results: 21 (-210 points)

Total Points: 150

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Sportboy P

Correct Results: 19 (190 points)

Perfect Scores: 4 (120 points)

Wrong Results: 19 (-190 points)

Total Points: 120

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T.

Challenge Lawro Weeks 1 & 2

19/08/2009

Many readers may be aware of the Lawro’s predictions feature on the BBC football site, where each week Mark Lawrenson predicts the scores for the Premier League games that take place. Regular viewers might have noticed how often he gets it wrong, or predicts one thing but completely contradicts himself when giving the reasons. He’s an ‘expert’ though apparently.

Anyway, I forgot to mention that this season The Sportboys are taking on Lawro at his own game and trying to beat him in the predictions battle. Those of you who read the Football Guy will know that he did this last season and comfortably beat the BBC pundit at his own game. We’ll be challenging him too to see which blog knows best.

(Don't) Know it all

(Don't) Know it all

The rules are simple – 30 points for a perfect score, 10 points for the correct result (i.e. win but wrong goal difference) and -10 points  for any games where you get it wrong.

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These were the results from Week 1, and as you can see we took an early lead thanks to three spot on predictions.

A good start.

A good start.

The two of us are splitting the fixture list so on any given week I’ll be taking the first set of games and Sportboy P will take the latter half. We’ll try and keep track of who performs better out of us as well.

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This is what we’ve predicted for the midweek games (already two are wrong!).

Challenge Lawro Week 2

Challenge Lawro Week 2

We might not post all the predictions every week but instead do some catchup posts with a few weeks worth every so often. We’ll see how it goes. I suspect the Football Guy will end up being the main challenger.

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T.


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