Archive | November, 2012

Movember Round up

I’m ashamed to say I bottled out of the Movember action after giving myself a great opportunity to take part with five days off work in Portugal- I shaved it off after getting the feeling that Mrs Blogger wasn’t to keen on it so hats off to Micheal Owen for this momentous effort.  As one of my friend said “he looks like a 15 year kid who has grown a moustache so he can get served in his local pub” I’m sure he will have pulled a hamstring growing it but all for a great cause so fair play. So the end of the month and despite saying this in […]

Snake eyes a twirling magnet

Odd title for a post. Although perhaps not too strange if you have read the previous post and are anxiously tuning in to see where I am  with my “laying AP McCoy ” project (I really do need to think of a snappy name for it) . Today was belter with AP on Snake Eyes at Kempton in the 1pm race which was sent off at 1.22 and traded at 1.01 for what seemed like an eternity before gettingbeaten .  Next off was “Twirling magnet” in the 2.35 and although this wasn’t quite as well fancied (sp of 5) it was  quite soundly beaten to make for a very profitable  […]

Laying AP

As regular readers of the blog may recall I’m not really one for betting on horses as its not something that I have really had any real passion for and I also don’t really understand it to be honest. In fact its probably  only in the last year or so since attending a few race meets with the good people from Hambet that Ive even begun to understand what it meant by “he’s’ got handfuls there” (I’ve only ever heard that previously  in relation to my ever increasing “love handles”). I will never understand why people who go racing insist on wearing various shades  of green/brown tweed and yellow ties […]

In Steve we trust…

Mr Palmer I should never have doubted you! In my last blog post I had this to say about the Racing Post golf man: Onto the Racing Post golf and this week there are no less than 4 tournaments being played this week and as a result Steve Palmer went a bit mad and advised bets with a value of 50 points- GULP! There were plenty of big picks on big names with the standout one being a six point win on Adam Scott (who is 3 shots back at the half way stage ) but to be honest I’ll be pleased to just get my money back this week […]

Zlatan Ibrahimović

Some goal eh? (graphic is from Daily Mail). I wasn’t watching as investing time in England friendlies is a bit pointless and I’d rather save my England related woes for the crushing bi -annual disappointment of international tournaments but caught some clips on the Internet.  What I  couldn’t work out was whether Andy Townsend was commentating and managed to say “for me he just doesnt do enough” .  The “do” here is referring to work rate and is something that is aimed at Ibra quite a bit along with the line about “not producing in the big games”. Its the same criticism that was (still is) aimed at Berbatov and […]

Sweden v’s England Preview

Guest blogger Thomas Rooney has provided this for tonights game England boss Roy Hodgson will field an experimental side in Sweden tonight, with Liverpool winger Raheem Sterling making his full international debut in Stockholm. Sterling, at 17 years and 342 days, will become the fifth-youngest England player ever in tonight’s friendly and Tottenham’s Steven Caulker and Leon Osman of Everton are also primed for their debuts this evening. For the hosts, Sweden coach Erik Hamren will have key man Zlatan Ibrahimovic leading the line while West Bromwich Albion defender Jonas Olsson and Blackburn Rovers’ Martin Olsson will also be familiar faces to English fans. Three Lions Captain Steven Gerrard has […]

Super Poults

A lack of updates to the blog in the last week as I was very fortunate to be able to get  away to Portugal for a few rounds of golf. The previous week had been really successful from a golf betting perspective as blog favourite Ian Poulter managed two great rounds on golf on the Saturday and Sunday to come from out of the pack to secure a nice 2.5 points success for the Racing Post  Steve Palmer at 18/1. This week was a mixed bag as I tried to keep my betting to an absolute minimum as Ive found that if you are away on holiday you really should […]

Gambling Nation?

This coming Monday (5th) at 8.30  sees the broadcast of the BBC one panorama programme called Gambling nation which was previously meant to be shown a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the blurb courtesy of their own website Even in recession-hit Britain, the gambling industry is still making a profit – £5.6 billion last year. With casino-style gambling now available day or night at the touch of a button in our homes and on our phones, Panorama explores its popularity… and reveals a darker side. Reporter Sophie Raworth hears from those who have found their lives spiralling out of control, and from industry insiders who say violence and frustration, linked […]

Blinkered

Another great game at Stamford Bridge last night with United clearly  being robbed . For me the game wasn’t overshadowed by the amount of fuss made about refereeing decisions although it should have been. And in other news the (nearly) always excellent Green All Over blog decided to boost my readership ever closer to the magic million mark (857,593 as of this morning) by linking back to my last  blog piece  and selectively taking quotes and managing to mix them up in a way that would make Alistair Campbell proud.  Some of it struck me as a  bit ABU  but as a 40 something Glory Hunter  its  nothing I haven’t […]