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He might be the most gloomily cynical human alive. When Elano took off his shinpads to show the names of his children to the camera, Lawrenson said something like "take your shinpads off...get a few more quid."
And I enjoyed his complaints about the slo-mo stuff. At half-time, Lineker, apropos of nothing, said the slo-mo stuff looked great, possibly because THE MAN told him to.
Lawrenson: "Good job he doesn't have 3 children."
I don't mind Lawro actually. He takes some of the pain out of having to listen to motormouth Pearce
Those two together were like Statler and Waldorf from the Muppet Show.
"it's a good thing he doesn't have 3 kids"
They'd showed a pointless slo-mo, Pearce said "that's for HD", to which Lawrenson replied "highly desperate?" (or similar). Then when Luis Fabiano got his first they showed a slo-mo from the front which Lawrenson made sure to credit the use of, and that's what Lineker backed up.
Though that wasn't the silliest commentary of the day, which came during Italy-NZ:
Tyldesley: "Has Rory Fallon been given a yellow card for time wasting?"
Coleman: "He's given Rory Fallon a yellow card for time wasting!"
I also wish he wouldn't say "tells you all you need to know about the game" every time he spots a Mexican wave, although this time it did prompt the priceless "Scrooge" "Muppet" "Scrooge" interchange.
I'm an idiot
This was after a pause of like 5 seconds as well. :D
when he was involved with the referees association, and Lawro was Posh manager. An utter prick in real life apparently, and not very good a buying his round.
I like Coleman; I don't even know why. The first time he was on, it took me ages too work out who he was. I assumed it was Craig Bellamy to start with.
anyway...McCarthy dicks on lawro from great heights.
you get the feeling lawro thinks he has a bit of cult status, so plays up to it. he thinks he's funny now. y'know what these pundits are like when they get something going, they never stop. it's like when hansen said 'indecision is final' every two minutes for six months. and lawro is a cock.
McCarthy is just a man telling it how it really is, day in day out. hope he gets to do the final.
someone needs to give him a non-football show.
At home, we often discuss the direction of Mick's career. I can imagine a Jeremy Kyle style advice show, or him doing the voiceover on a Cops/999 type show, set in Barnsley. "Northern Justice with Mick McCarthy"
I refuse to believe someone at the World Cup could be that miserable
The highlight of his career over the last 5-10 years now has been calling some people geeks. I hate him.
I especially love the 5-second silence after each joke before the main commentator completely changes the subject.
I'm always half expecting he'll come out with a "your mum" joke too - the anticipation makes even the most dull of matches exciting.
and on the whole i usually enjoy him.
but yeah, hate lawrenson. i don't think his miserable git schtick is funny, it's just really dull and it's annoying when you're watching a game and he says something really tedious in his droning voice like "look at the fans, sums this game up doesn't it. poor." and it's like, even if it isn't the best match ever, how is it that i'm able to enjoy it but mark lawrenson who i assume is being paid a lot of money to be there, watching the games live, is not able to enjoy it.
doesn't surprise me that he's a dick in real life either.
he's gay apparently.
Anyone disagreeing is, actually, really, officially, a complete dolt.
but he's started to get more and more opinionated, with hilarious consequences.
Full on, tell it like it is, brilliant
Lawro is a cretin, but he'll always have a place in my heart for "Actually, that IS Abel Xavier, John"