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Watford vs West Ham United

Gold for Silva. Mud for Moyes Has there ever been a more baffling managerial love-in than old Marco Silva (Paul Merson and Phil Thompson aside.) Relegation at Hull City (when Paul Clement managed to keep Swansea up comfortably from an equally doom-laden position) followed by an early-season run with Watford, as if the early season hasn’t been filled with all sorts of average clubs going well. Brighton are currently ahead of them in the table. They even lost to Everton! And yet Silva is the new Mourinho. Poor old David Moyes by contrast is a disaster, yet only four years ago, was seen as the natural successor to and by the greatest manager of all time. The football world is... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Sunday, November 19th, 2017
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Prem Preview – 17 November 2017

4 to Watch Burnley vs Swansea City Having already wracked up more than half the points they will require to survive, it will be interesting to see how Burnley manage to incentivise themselves through the winter. There is certainly a sense that Sean Dyche knows he has taken this team as far as it can go, and is looking for an escape route. Swansea have been pretty useless so far, but that can’t last forever. Can it? A shock 2-1 away win is 12/1 with Ladbrokes, and why not indeed say we. Crystal Palace vs Everton David Unsworth wasn’t even under his wife’s thumb when old Roy Hodgson began his managerial career, and the shambles prevalent at Goodison right now... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, November 17th, 2017
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UEFA World Cup Qualifying Playoffs

4 to Watch (Part 1) Croatia vs Greece Who wouldn’t be enthralled at the prospect of the Greeks entertaining the millions at another World Cup. Exactly. Fortunately enough, Croatia are pretty good at these play-offs having got through them in each of the four times they have needed to reach a major tournament via this route. They finished just two points behind everyone’s favourites Iceland in Group I, and any midfield with Rakitic, Modric and Perisic should get to a Jules Rimet. Greece themselves have reached the last two World Cups through the playoffs, and lost only once in qualifying (to Belgium). One thing worth pointing out in this tie is that no away fans will be allowed in either... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 9th, 2017
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Premiership Preview – 3 November 2017

4 to Watch Stoke City vs Leicester City The flipside of course, of having two absolute belters on Super Sunday, is that it leaves fewer teams to go round the other tv slots. And hence one is left with absolute filth like this to kick off the weekend. A match like this deserves to end 0-0, and at 9/1 with Ladbrokes, that’s exactly how we think it will finish. West Ham United vs Liverpool With Slaven Bilic under pressure, he will be looking at this one as a chance to secure his job until at least the next match… This fixture has traditionally been kind to the Hammers, but they seem to be in a mess right now. Ladbrokes offer... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Interest Rates Betting 2017

Lose your house; Win a bet In the course of the lengthy, epic history of this site, an article on interest rate betting has never been suggested, let alone commissioned. Since the great crash of 2008 and beyond, interest rates have not only failed to budge, but the regular meetings to decide what to do with them, have had all the predictability and excitement of the Champions League group phase. Yet for the first time in a while, driven by a likely rise in wage inflation, there is the serious prospect of an increase in UK interest rates from 0.25% to 0.50%. All the leaks suggest a raise is coming. The crucial thing here is the process that the MPC... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Premiership Preview – 31 January 2017

4 to Watch Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace The powers that be in the football world have managed to both antagonise and bring rapture to Big Sam in the last few days. ugg bailey bow for sale Fjallraven Kanken No.2 Giving a freebie to play a weakened team in the FA Cup, the Premier League cunningly arranged a crunch clash at Bournemouth three days after his 4th round dalliance with Man City. chaussure air jordan Nike Store But Sam – put the champagne away my old son. new balance black Look what they have done to you. ugg mens outlet Nike Air Max 2017 Goedkoop Rather than spend the night of the 31st January, going through your phone contacts to find... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, October 31st, 2017
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Wimbledon 2017

The World’s Most Famous Postcode After her victory in Birmingham last week, Petra Kvitova is the marginal favourite for the Ladies singles title. nike air max soldes But it is last year’s defeated finalist, Angelique Kerber, who really catches our eye at the big price at 20/1. nike air max 2016 soldes This is the world number one we are talking about, and another beaten finalist, French Open 2017 runner-up Simona Halep is also surely too long at a similar price. asics gel nimbus Can she recover mentally from that bruising final in time however? Wildcards to keep in mind are Sabine Lisicki, Kristina Mladenovic, Magdalena Rybarikova (try and place these bets online rather than over the phone,) and Victoria... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Monday, October 30th, 2017
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Rugby League World Cup 2017

Slip, Slop, Slag There was a time when Aussie sporting success was taken for granted across a whole range of sports. Swimming, cricket, tennis – there was no limit as to what those cocky buggers down under would whup us at. Yet no longer. The carefree ‘put another tinny on the kids’ barby mate’ days are over, replaced by the nanny state of ‘slip, slop, slag’ or whatever the hell it is. Still, thank goodness for the Rugby League World Cup – a sentence that isn’t written too often in the British media. A contest the Aussies are bound to win (they have won eight of the last ten, reaching the final in the two failures) to compensate for the... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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The Race for the Champions League Places (Part 3 – 2017)

Fixture by Fixture Tottenham Hotspur 75 Manchester City 71 Liverpool 70 Manchester United 68 Arsenal 67 Saturday 13th May 12.30 Manchester City vs Leicester City Although Pep’s boys are one of the few teams Leicester have been arsed to show up against this season, lightning doesn’t strike twice. nike air max goedkoop At least not if lightning were as lazy as Leicester City, chaussure air jordan although their places did show an impressive inclination to strike towards the latter end of Claudio Ranieri). Kånken Laptop 13 Adidas Pas Chere Home win with certain City players fighting for their futures (hello Fabian Delph.) 5.30 Arsenal vs Stoke A trip to Stoke isn’t what it once was, new balance red rather like... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam

Smith off; Crosby on Rather like booking to see Sheridan Smith at the National, only to discover she’s sacked it off with anxiety leaving her understudy Charlotte Crosby to play Lady MacBeth, punters who had originally laid out cash to watch Anthony Joshua fight Kubrat Pulev, may be forgiven for diligently checking the smallprint on their ticket. (Indeed, one could take this analogy further and perhaps lob in Katie Price, given Pulev himself was a replacement for the rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.) Enter Carlos Takam, a journeyman from the Cameroon, who is potentially a maximum of 36 minutes away from taking home the IBF, IBO and WBA titles, doubling his country’s GDP at a stroke. It is scarcely possible to... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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