Archive | 2013

You CANBET but they won’t pay

I thought Christmas had come early on the 11th December when I received an email from Canbet that began with the paragraph. Please be advised that your withdrawal request will be processed and paid over the next week. I immediately sat up and paid attention as I had been waiting for a 4 figure withdrawal since the start of October. That’s not a misprint that’s 9 weeks and counting when they sent the mail! The email went on to say: Over the next week, our customer clearance procedures will once again be automated which will result in customers being paid in an expedient manner, thus clearing the backlog of withdrawal […]


Viewers of a certain age will remember a TV series called Danger UXB which if my memory serves me correctly was shown on ITV on Sunday evenings in the late seventies. I’m not quite sure how they managed to make a whole drama series about bombs not going off however looks like they will need to be called out of retirement. Whys that? Well on Saturday Coral ran a promotion called a “price bomb”. To lots of noise they announced that they would be “significantly enhancing” the price of a horse in the 3pm at Cheltenham. It was only ever going to be one and the price of “The New […]

Still here…..

When I titled my last blog piece “how soon is now” I didn’t realise that the title could well have been referring to the delay before the next post. It’s been a hectic 6 weeks or so at blogger towers and every time I’ve sat down and thought about posting something I’ve been distracted. To be honest “distracted” is probably a bit of an understatement as Blogger junior arrived at the end of October and as any new parent will tell you it’s a whirlwind from day one. My daughter clearly can’t speak yet although I could have sworn that through all those screams at 3am I heard her say […]

Yeah baby. How soon is now?

“”When you say it’s gonna happen now Well, when exactly do you mean ?  See I’ve already waited too long”” I like the Smiths , so much so Ive bought my unborn child  this.. Mrs Blogger thinks I’m absolutely mental but Im not having any of it! Rockabye Baby transforms rock favorites into beautiful instrumental lullabies. Guitars and drums are traded for xylophones and bells, and the volume is turned down from an eleven to a two. Tonight, the cradle will rock. Is there a light that never goes out in your nursery? Are your tender young hooligan’s cries creating a panic? Try these charming renditions of The Smiths greatest […]

Corner turned for Football Analyst?

A lack of posts recently which hasn’t because of a sulk at bad results, just a lot of renovating work going on at Blogger Towers which senior management (i.e. Mrs Blogger) gave priority to. The main point of interest for me has been the performance of the Football Analyst service which regular readers of the blog will know that I follow. Graeme who runs the service is brilliantly honest with his emails to subscribers and sent out an excellent email after the recent run of bad results. One of the things that was discussed was people’s attitude to bad runs- it appeared three subscribers took umbrage at the system not […]

When its rains …… it pours!…..

I need an umbrella! Hot on the heels of my last amazingly negative post it’s not really got any better.  It was the first big weekend of action from the Football Analyst service and it’s not understatement to say it’s been a bit of a sticky start. The current run is probably nicely summed up by the fortunes of Middlesboro who last week let a two goal lead slip in the last 15 minutes when winning away at Forest to draw 2-2. This week they managed to concede a penalty in the first 4 minutes, another one soon after, fight their way back to 2-2, have a man sent off, […]

What goes around…..

………comes around. On the 9th April 1993 I was sat just to the right of a half built Stretford End when Steve Bruce scored his famous goal against Sheffield Wednesday  in the 7th minute of injury time. I remember it clearly as the girl I had been seeing for 364 days had stated the night before ” its our anniversary- you need to choose between f**king Man United and me!” . When that goal went in my best friend turned and said to me ” well if your gonna get dumped , what a game for it to happen on”. Fast forward to Wednesday 18th September 90+7′ Le Fondre A. […]

Hug(e)h Winner

Im waiting with baited breath for my emails from Coral and Bet Fred. You know the one. It normally  starts with a cheery greeting and then hits you with a cheeky  rabbit punch along the lines of  “after reviewing your account”. Why the anxiety? Well on Saturday in the middle of finally finishing  off the latest part of decorating Blogger Towers I received a text from a friend. “Get ready” said the text. I apologised to my father-in-law who was helping me and bounded down the stairs as fast as my legs would carry me to get onto the betting websites. In the time it had taken my friend to […]

But that joke isn’t funny anymore

It’s too close to home/ And it’s too near the bone It’s too close to home/ And it’s too near the bone More than you’ll ever know … Kick them when they fall down/ Kick them when they fall down You kick them when they fall down/ Kick them when they fall down Belting track by the Smiths. Relevance to all things gambling? Zilch. Relevance to the blog….. Read with interest a post this week on the Green All Over blog where Mr Cassini decided to have yet another pop at Mark Iverson in a piece called Soccer in play. I won’t go into the full details here as I’m assuming […]

The Special one.

So a new manager and a dull uninteresting game with little or no ambition shown. Picking a team with a centreforward in this day and age just smacks of trying  to be too clever and  Jose Mourinho is certainly someone who thinks he is very clever. When the highlight of the first half is a repeat of  Jose looking for his pen you know that the game has been poor. The English media are utterly obsessed with him and its an utter  wank fest the second he opens his mouth. Dont get me wrong his record is second to none and he wins things but this is a man who […]