Archive | October, 2012

Poor losers?

Well it certainly was an action packed afternoon of football on Sunday and as a United fan I was pleasantly surprised to see Fergie go for it against Chelski and play two wingers rather than this newfangleddiamondformationbollox * (that’s the technical phrase). For me the game was overshadowed by the amount of fuss made about refereeing decisions and its one of the reasons why I feel many people are falling out of love with the game.  Players dive and cheat constantly and the second someone takes action he (Clattenburg) gets absolutely hammered for it. If more players were sent off for CHEATING (not simulation or “going down a bit easily”) […]

Hug(e)h Value?

Regular readers of the blog will know that I’m a keen follower of the superb racing service provided on the At The Races website by tipster High Taylor, I was fortunate enough for Hugh to share some of his thoughts with me a while back on the blog and I m hopeful of another interview soon. What is really interesting to note is that Hugh is keen to stress  that his selections are only worth following if you can back them at somewhere approaching 80% of the advised price. While in theory this may seem easy, the reality is somewhat different as the bookmakers slash his selections the moment they […]

Ajax v Manchester City Preview

A guest contruibution from Thomas Rooney as he previews Tuesday nights big game…. Ajax v Manchester City Preview A huge Champions League game takes place on Wednesday evening as Manchester City travel to Amsterdam to take on Ajax. City have just one point from their two matches in the tournament so far, whereas Ajax have been defeated twice. Whichever side can come out on top at the Amsterdam Arena will close the gap on the top two teams in the group and put themselves in a strong position to reach the knockout stages. As for the loser – they will certainly have it all to do. Looking at City to […]

Bad dream for Fisher

It was very nearly back to back winners for the Racing posts Steve Palmer at the weekend as Ross Fisher was always there or thereabouts in the Portugal Masters before eventually  being chased down  by the athletic Irishman Shane Lowry. Fisher had a five foot put to take it into a play off but managed to lip the putt out and in doing so blow up my 1.5 point selection at 45/1. The each way return wasn’t too shabby but with none of the American selections getting anywhere near the pace it was a slight set back for the golf betting bank. One place I wont be placing my golf […]

Moore Amazing Grace.

Sun Pun writers beware I’m back! Couldn’t help that one as a sensational weekend for the Racing Post tipster Steve Palmer. Here’s the list: Alfred Dunhill Links Branden Grace – 1pt e/w 50/1 –Winner Thorbjorn Olsen 1pt e/w 45/1 -2nd place Danny Willett 1pt e/w 50/1- 6th place (Stan James paid out on this so glad I took a bit of time to hunt this down) Two other picks total loss on those 3.5 pts e/w. Justin Timberlake Shriners Open Ryan Moore  3pts e/w 14/1 Winner Jason Day 1.5 pts e/w 25/1 – 4th place Scott Piercy was selected and finished 6th but I didn’t  spot any bookies offering this […]

Roz set for Breeders cup?

Thanks to Thomas Rooney for this piece….. The Harry Dunlop-trained filly Roz could be set for the Breeders’ Cup following her impressive second to Certify in the Shadwell Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket last Friday. Connections of the horse are investigating the possibility of running her in the Juvenile Fillies Turf at the start of November and with the horse continuing to improve, that now looks a real possibility as far as those studying Horse racing betting at Bet Victor  are concerned. “She’s fine and we were absolutely delighted. She was a bit tired the first few days after the race but she seems to have settled down well and seems […]

Honestly…..

While its always nice to receive comments on the blog some are stranger than others.  After my post a few days ago detailing my Ryder cup trades I received the following: pinocchio says: October 1, 2012 at 8:59 pm  (Edit) Lol, “and in the end ended up with green of around £600 on all outcomes” managed to take a screenshot of all the earlier reds but missed the £600 green Hmmmmm, wasn’t really sure what to make of that but if I read it right it was inferring that I was making up parts of the trade to make it look like I had had a better Ryder cup than I […]

Got out of that hole!!!…..

Wow! What more can you say about that Ryder Cup over the weekend? Utterly compelling and an amazing comeback. For me the star man and performance was Ian Poulter on Saturday night with those five birdies in a row. Unbelievable pressure and while Ive had a pop at him in the past for being a bit of a prat you cannot say a word about his ability to deliver the goods in high pressure situations.It was Saturday night that just gave the yanks the feeling that anything was possible and it was interesting that their putting really did fall apart once they felt the pressure of a few bits of […]