Archive | March, 2013

Rio

It’s somewhat ironic that after last nights lame 1-1 draw which leaves  Englands participation very much in the balance, the 2014 World Cup finals  is being held in the city named after “Englands best centre half” .  I’m sure that in Ferdinands mind the city was named after him as its clear that he lives in his own little bubble where everything and everyone revolves around him. As regular readers of the blog will know I’m a United fan and have never liked him since he was caught chatting to Peter Kenyon (then the Chelsea chief exec)  and trying to instigate a move there. He of course denied it but […]

Cold

As I sit here typing this it is  absolutely belting it down with snow (thereby revealing that I  quite  earned enough money to own my own caribbean island!) and I would be amazed if there is any racing going on tomorrow.  However in what is becoming a nice regular  Friday feature I’m delighted to welcome back Josh from Bodugi, who has supplied us with another excellent  write up of some this weekends racing. Bodugi have still got the offer on  that if you stake £25 on fixed odds bets with Bodugi (it doesn’t have to be in one stake – just a total of £25), they will receive a £25 […]

Frustrating

So Cheltmas is over for another year and personally I  did as well as could be expected given the time constraints imposed on me by work.  It was slightly frustrating in terms of offers as I could quite easily have doubled the amount of money I  made with a bit of luck with second place refunds just missing out but no harm done. For me the highlights were  definitely William Hills 5 places offer on the Supreme Novices hurdle (in what was effectively a ten runner field) and BetFred taking on Bobs Worth at 4/1 for about twenty minutes early on on Friday morning. If you had a few Freds […]

Embarrassing

If anything summed up how out of touch Betfair have become it was surely the tweet that they sent out around 3pm on Saturday afternoon said it all. The site had crashed again (according to Bet Angel this was the third year in a row this has happened just before Cheltenham) and here they were telling us that their newly launched sportsbook was still working! You’ve got to hand it to Ladbrokes for being able to buy Betdaq and at the same time manage to infiltrate the betunfair helpdesk at the same time, as surely no one in their right mind from Betfair would surely think that anyone gives a […]

Painfull

It certainly was for the Alvaro Arbeloa’s ribs. And it was painful to watch United go out in Europe yet again. The fuss around the Nani sending off  overshadowed the fact that you cannot possibly hope to win matches and progress at the highest level with a 39 year ex winger playing in centre midfield. For me Roy Keane was spot on (Again) in his post match assessment:  “I think the referee has actually made the right call. Everyone’s upset about it and it’s slightly unlucky, but it’s dangerous play. Whether he meant it or not is irrelevant. It’s dangerous play – it’s a red card. You have to be […]

RONALDO’S RETURN TO SPARK £25 MILLION CHAMPIONS LEAGUE BETTING BONANZA

Never afraid of a bit of hype the bookies are going into overdrive on tonight’s Champions league clash between Manchester United and Real Madrid “The tie is perfectly poised at 1-1 after the first leg, and sees two in-form teams go head to head, while it also has the added spice of Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford, as well as Jose Mourinho bidding to end Sir Alex Ferguson’s Champions League hopes once again, and all these factors, combined with terrestrial TV coverage, will ensure this is the biggest betting match of the season so far, with turnover topping £25 million across the industry,” said Coral’s David Stevens. This is […]

Ryan Air Chase Preview

For this weekend’s post I’m delighted to welcome to the Blog Josh from Bodugi, who has supplied us with this excellent ante post guide to the Ryan Air Chase. Bodugi have also provided us with an exclusive sign up offer so that if you stake £25 on fixed odds bets with Bodugi (it doesn’t have to be in one stake – just a total of £25), they will receive a £25 free bet. Anyone who signs up through this link will be eligible www.bodugi.com/fulltimebettingblog . Cheltenham ante-post betting guide: Ryanair Chase Preview The Ryanair Chase is always a tricky ante-post affair, with many of the entered runners having engagements in […]