Mystic Mug v Lawro Faceoff: Newcastle Away
Lawro on BBC Sport says Villa will lose 2-0 to Newcastle on Sunday.
He`s probably smarting because Mystic Mug is now ahead of him 8-7 in correct forecasts!!!!!!!!!!!
"I think there is a bigger story at Aston Villa than their results under their manager Alex McLeish. The only players they signed in January were Robbie Keane on loan and a young full-back called Enda Stevens. It appears it is all about profit and loss and the balance sheet at Villa Park, with chairman Randy Lerner saying 'we cannot spend more than we earn, end of'."
Oh and this hurts....
"Consequently, you look at Villa and you see a mid-table side. People say they are a big club, but they're not. They were a big club but they aren't anymore, just like you could say Liverpool are not as big as they were. Those are the facts."
And on Newcastle, he says despite not winning their win against Blackburn was very important.
"I thought Newcastle's form would drop off in the New Year but they have proved me wrong and done marvellously by winning four of their last six league games. I have to back them here."
Mystic Mug is in two minds, he says a loss is a pretty good option BUT he is going to sort of back the lads and stick his neck out for yet another draw. Yup, Mystic has become a fence sitter. 1-1
What say you folks?