Winter Olympics 2018

Drugs, nukes and Steve Cram Any sporting bonanza that can incorporate the servility of bended Scotswomen on knee sweeping at the curling (a big hello to Steve Cram, one of the few examples of the BBC getting their money worth from ‘talent’) to the bumping and grinding of brutal ice hockey, is good enough for us. Chuck in some bizarre snowboarding hijinks, and more drugs than is normal for a big session of après-ski, and you won’t hear any grumbling in this corner when Homes Under the Hammer is bumped off the schedules for the speed-skating. Now betting isn’t always at the forefront of Winter Olympic coverage, but you can always rely on us to shove it there. And of... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, February 8th, 2018
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Mens’ London Marathon 2017

Charity Begins at Home Yes yes, blokes dressed up as Smurfs running in aid of Osteoporosis Research (and that word doesn’t appear often on Oggs). UGG Kids Outlet But let’s face it – we could all do with someone dressed as a Minion running a marathon for us. ugg boots uk for sale Why should the do-gooder charities get all the money? What have they done to deserve it? Well luckily, as if to prevent too much thought going into the answer of those questions, one can always have a lovely punt on the marathon; the top end that is, not the bit on the telly with a lady dressed as a pantomime cow (or is she) trying to break... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Sunday, October 22nd, 2017
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Ladies Marathon 2017

The real London Marathon Race Although PR goons like to assert every year that London has assembled the strongest EVER line-up for a marathon, this year may be one of those rare occasions when public relations folk are telling the truth. Eight ladies in the field have gone below 2:22, making it a must-watch in an already bonkers tv weekend of sport, although it must be said, such competitiveness doesn’t serve the punter too well. Mary Keitany is 35 and this could be it for her in London. She may have even wanted to bow out last year, but after falling and finishing 9th, she will want to go out on a high this time. New York winner in November.... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Olympics 2016 4 to Watch Part 2

Zika, Terrorism, Drugs and Dodgy Infrastructure Heptathlon – Athletics Well if it isn’t two British girls competing for the best all-round female athlete in the world gold medal (an event we have a decent record historically in, despite most British females sitting around all day eating crisps.) The defending champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has taken time off to have her son Reggie, but her magnificent World Championship gold last summer, has shown that she has quickly shed any excess poundage. fjallraven kanken If anything, winning a gold in front of her kid, may be an even greater motivation. Soldes Under Armour There is talk of an achilles injury however, and that is why we like Katrina Johnson-Thompson at 2.9 with Betfair.... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Olympics 2016 – 4 to Watch (Part 1)

Zika, Drugs, Shaky Infrastructure and Terrorism Women’s Road Race Oh Lizzie Lizzie Lizzie. Early silver heroine of 2012, but now with the sort of question mark over her achievements that is so big, it would take an enormous mental effort for her to regroup, and do the business in Rio. Nike Air Max 2017 Dames blauw An enormous mental effort, or a banned substance of course. If she wins a medal, it will in all likelihood be Team GB’s (As we must now sickeningly call them) first of the games, coming on only the second day of full competition. Fjallraven Kanken 20L Having won the Aviva Womens Tour in June, Armitstead would have been a wise bet at 5.1 just... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 4th, 2016
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Usain Bolt vs Justin Gatlin

Showdown Sport loves a good rivalry. The likes of Federer vs Nadal and Spieth vs McIlroy keep the punters watching, and raise the standards of the men involved to greater heights. But what sport really loves is good vs evil in their rivalry. And whilst neither of the above have that going for them, the upcoming battle for fastest man in the world certainly does. Yes its back to Beijing, where seven years after the Olympic games were awarded on condition of improved human rights to come, China is no doubt an oasis of democracy and liberty. Shame of course that journalists aren’t allowed in to find out. Nevertheless, the show as ever with sport, goes on, and the big... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 20th, 2015
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London Marathon 2015

We all love to do our bit for charity. But what is even better, is when that bit for charity merges with a bit of the old betting action. Enter the London Marathon, not only an event where your neighbours badger you to sponsor them (don’t forget, you only have to pay out if they win it), but also a prestigious punting event. Never mind the blokes dressed as phoneboxes hovering along at the back, panting like a 70s entertainer at Television Centre, the race at the front can be pretty entertaining too. Especially if you like Kenyans. The three favourites indeed all hail from Kenya, and there is little to split them in the betting markets. Betfair go with... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 21st, 2015
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European Athletics Championships 2014

4 to Watch Mens 100m Final: French sprinter Christophe Lemaitre is the reigning champion from 2012 in Helsinki, but our tip at 4/1 with Ladbrokes is James Dasaolu, who ran 9.91 last season to become the second fastest British sprinter of all time. Watch out too for Dwain Chambers, in what should be his last major championships ever. A career wasted – can he save the best til last. Chambers might be worth an e/w punt. Mens 10,000m Final: ‘MO AIRLIFTED TO HOSPITAL’ shrieked the back page of yesterday’s Currant Bun, and although old Farah would have had to head to hospital for a completely different reason to match the big sports story of the week, ignore Mo’s fitness doubts... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
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