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So the inevitable happened and Im sat here watching Sky Sports News going into complete overdrive regarding David Moyes sacking but as previously stated here it was clear he was massively out of his depth and I actually feel quite sorry for him. I’ve gone on record previously as saying  that I believe he was “sold a pup” by Sir Alex Ferguson  in terms of an aging squad that had been chronically under-invested in over the last 5 years and I’ll stand by that statement. There was a telling statistic which was trotted out on his 50th game in charge, in that time he had picked 50 different teams. He […]

Masters Day 2

Regular listeners will know that I’m a keen golf   fan so when the opportunity comes around to watch 4 whole evenings of absolute top quality golf and try and make some money out of it at the same time then Mrs Blogger is never going to win an argument to get me to go to Ikea. The Masters is a tournament that historically Ive always seemed to do well at although its definitely not without putting in some long nights. I make sure Im familiar with the course in  terms of which holes are playing easier etc and then also (and probably most importantly) keep a very close on […]

Out of depth?

Huge game tonight for David Moyes and I’m grateful for the always entertaining and knowledgeable   Hejik for stopping by the blog and posting the following comment . I do feel sorry for Moyes but the appointment was a quite bizarre one in the first place. I can’t see what they thought they were hiring in and all the evidence says hes not, nor ever has been, a Man Utd manager. What exactly does David Moyes bring to the table in terms of playing style? The man looks sick to me and clearly under immense strain. I do hope he turns it around as there’s long been calls for British […]

How times change …

A few years back Fred Done famously paid out on Man United to win the Premier league only for them to be overhauled by Arsenal, so its a sign of changing times when today Fred Done announced that they were refunding all bets on United  to win this years title. I’m not entirely sure what the rationale is behind this move (pity perhaps?) however its worrying when people take pity on you. I didn’t watch too much of yesterdays game due to being at a family function however I did watch the last few minutes and asked for the volume to be turned up at the end – why? To […]

Confessions of a bonus hunter

 My email inbox regularly receives requests for guest posts however they are normally never followed up or if they do appear they are normally badly worded adverts that are jammed full of links. Therefore I was delighted to receive the piece below which  makes for interesting reading and as someone who completely missed the “casino glory days” I have to admit to being ever so slightly envious! In other news its a week till Cheltmas!    It all started nine or ten years ago with a promotional CD that dropped through the letterbox, advertising the casino gaming website of a major UK betting operator.   I had always liked a […]

When bookies go bad…..

Sometimes I hate being right.When I titled this post You CANBET but they  wont pay on December 24th little did I realise how true that was to become. Fast forward two months later and the whole house of cards has  come tumbling down and left a lot of people very angry not least myself as Ive got a 4 figure balance in there. Key to a lot of this anger has been the role that the UK authorities have played (or to be more accurate , not played) in the whole affair. In that post in December  I stated this: For me there is a key phrase in the note from […]

Crewe(L)

No posts for a while but no lack of activity. I attended the ICE exhibition in London last week where the great and the good (and the not so good) of the gaming world were gathered to put the world to rights and “press the flesh”. In between doing this in a professional capacity I wandered around the stands and chanced upon the Gambling Commission stand. It was no surprise really to hear that the guy on the stand had never heard of Canbet and no surprise either that he just struck me as a career civil servant who I would never, in a million years  , back to  make […]

Curley Whirley

An amazing day betting wise at the races where legendary Irish trainer Barney Curley seems to have pulled off another one of his famous coups. You may recall a similar episode a few years back where some very big bookmakers famously refused to pay out and it all got very very messy. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/9094487/Betfred-finally-pays-out-4m-to-Newmarket-trainer-Barney-Curley-coup.html All the horses were returning after long lay offs – the last one “low key” (which turned out to be a rather ironic name !) was the type of horse that would normally be taken on however it was hammered in and even in running the price didn’t move above the starting price despite it being fifth […]

Bookies get hammered (?)

I’ve had to laugh the last couple of days with the bookmakers turning to social media to make a huge deal over the fact that for once all the favoured football teams won meaning that the “ACCA” bets so loved by recreational/mug (delete depending on your view) punters actually won. This press release came out before Arsenal won away to Aston Villa last night which I imagine would have added to the so called “pain”. Regular viewers will have seen me talk about “win together and lose on your own “ when it comes to people having a bet (after all who ever heard of anyone proudly boasting that they had £50 […]

Racing Post golf selections. Results 2013

One of my new year’s resolutions 12 months ago was to keep better records of my activity so that I could work out what better what was going well/not so well. Its slightly annoying to see that for some strange reason I only decided to implement this in sufficient detail from the 1st Feb 2013 so while this isn’t “complete” as such it will I think give a fair representation of the performance of the Racing Post golf team (which consists of Steve Palmer with Jeremy Chapman standing in from time to time and adding his own selections for big events). If you are a regular reader of the blog […]