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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 […]

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 […]

Back with a bang

I realise fully that the featured picture here will mean nothing (probably) unless your one of the UK readership however it just made me laugh in a  “terrible sterotype but still amusing kind of way”.  The Champions League final should be a cracking occasion and with two very good teams will be one to watch (unless that is your wife has booked you to go out for dinner with the “inlaws !”) 🙁 Now I’ve thought about it I realise that the title of this blog could be misread by some people as being connected with the Germans but that not the case (if you didn’t even think about it […]


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 […]

all quiet on the western front

A relatively quiet week betting wise as I rather unwisely volunteered to take my two teenage nephews paintballing at the weekend with rather predictable consequences – namely my entire body covered in bruises and me looking like i had had a major industrial accident at B&Q! This meant that opportunities to “get involved” were quite limited  although I did manage to get on AP Mccoy and he went on a nice little losing streak (he had a winner at Nass but I avoid Irish races) which means that I’m nicely ahead for the month on that project. Nics Picks fabulous run of  form came to an end as he could […]


showing reluctance, especially when insincere or affected, to reveal one’s plans or opinions, make a commitment, or take a stand: With no posts for over a week you could argue that I was being coy about McCoy and you wouldn’t be far wrong. In the last post I mentioned that he had gone on a bit of run with 4 winners in 5 rides. If that wasn’t painful enough he carried on the run with 9 winners from 17 to wipe out the previous good start that I had made. I didn’t personally watch all the races he was involved in winning/losing although I know that in one of them […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tough times!

An interesting weekend from a betting perspective but first off I must flag up an excellent article and exchange of views on the  Green All Over website.  It talks about “perceived value and is a really good read as always. Ok onto my own tales of doom and it was  testing weekend . Laying the draw was a negative on Saturday as Stokes inability to score in the second half meant that I stayed in the trade and went onto take a decent sized loss. Not too worried as its part of the game that some trades will go against you but I’m racking my brains to come up with […]