This was over 26 points profit (minimum) on the day and very good value for anyone that took advantage of the "happy hour" offer, meaning that they paid around 82p for today's information, reproduced below and sent to members early this morning.
Good Night !
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 18TH
FA CUP REPLAYS
BARROW- EASTBOURNE BOROUGH
Huge incentive for the winner of this replay, with the prize, a second round home tie against super club Brentford ! The South Coast side had the better chances early in the first game, which ended 0-0 and sitting on a coach for the 720 mile round trip, are probably wishing they had taken them ! This is a nightmare journey, which could easily stretch to eight hours each way.
The two sides met here in the league last month and Barrow ran out 3-1 winners. Hosts are well supported vocally and there is sure to be a lively atmoshere tonight. Following promotion last season, both sides are probably only really concerned in BSP survival this season, but each would welcome the opportunity to put out a league side in the next round and get in the hat for the third round and a chance for a really massive money spinning game. Barrow is not an easy place to go, the home side will be by far the fresher of these two and will adopt a more attacking approach than the packed midfield they have been employing on the road recently, I expect them to win.
5.5 points Barrow -1/2 ball 2.0 general quote. WON 4-0
DORCHESTER TOWN - OXFORD UNITED
United continue to frustrate, after a run of three victories and a very fine draw, at the most inform team in the division, Torquay, where they looked the better side and were denied a clear penalty, three lack lustre performances, including a 0-0 draw in the first game, have left them back at square one, at least as far as their long suffering supporters are concerned. They were very unhappy after the 2-0 loss at Grays, another game where Oxford had enough chances to put the game to bed early and were calling for the dismissal of boss Darren Pattersson. He knows that this is a very big game tonight, not only for the club and fans, but for his job and future in the game.
It is very hard to understand, United have huge resources at their disposal and can afford to have players like Hutchinson, Odubade and Guy warming the bench, they attract crowds bigger than many Division 1 teams, ten times what Dorchester normally get and should be winning games like this with relative ease. I am prepared to give them another chance, as I think the message has got through to everyone connected with the club just how huge tonight is, in terms of the immediate future of the team and staff.
Hosts have a few doubts over key players, when all is said and done, they are a full division below Oxford, probably more in terms of personnel and a very long run of not conceding (547 mins) ended last weekend. Sequences like that, once ended, often signal the opening of the floodgates and maybe United will finally manage to take some of the many chances they are continuing to create.
6.5 points Oxford -1/4 ball 2.01 asian line. backed into -1/2 ball 2.01 drew 1-1
BLUE SQUARE SOUTH
MAIDENHEAD UNITED - NEWPORT COUNTY
Hosts are my local team (but not my team) and after a fantastic start to their season, recent performances have tailed off and they were dire after the break at the weekend, conceding three goals in 8 minutes and losing 4-1 at home to Eastleigh. It was not so much the score, as the players attitude in the second period that has got supporters worried and United are not a team I would be backing right now. I discussed this originally scheduled fixture back in September, you may remember it, when heavy rain caused the match to be abandoned, with the score tied at 3-3. County, under first season boss Dean Holdsworth, have struggled all season, but were unlucky to concede a very late equaliser at Havant on saturday and will travel with confidence, after having much the better of that earlier meeting. With even the home website describing United as "clearly second best". The conditions will again be wet, hopefully the game will be completed this time and at huge odds, I have to suggest a small bet on the visitors.
3 points Newport to win 5.0 + .... there is even 6.0 in a place. WON 1-0
BISHOPS STORTFORD - HAMPTON AND RICHMOND
I am firmly in the Hampton camp, former West Ham star Alan Devonshire has been in charge here for some time and came close to getting his side into the Conference last season. They were always going to take a little time to get over that disappointment this term and started indifferently, before a fine run of results got them back into the playoff picture. That particular bubble burst with three losses, but they bounced back at the weekend, with a strong performance and 2-0 win at home to Dorchester, that is even more impressive when we consider that the opponents had previously gone 547 minutes without conceding a goal. That win left H&R nine points off the top of the table, with two games in hand, with a visit to promotion favourites Wimbledon up next, you can see that a win tonight is vital.
Hosts are in poor shape, they have collected just 12 points from a possible 45 and hit a low point on Saturday, with a 1-0 home loss to fellow strugglers Fisher, a team with massive problems both on and off the pitch. They have now failed to score in their last 3 and 4 from 5 starts, including league and cup starts against Dorchester, the side Hampton have just defeated. BS have gone 15 matches without keeping a clean sheet and conceded 18 in their last 7 starts. They are going to have their work cut out tonight and the classier players that Devonshire has bought to Hampton, via his contacts in the game, should ease to victory.
8 points Hampton -1/2 ball 2.13 asian line. BACKED INTO SUB 1.90 WON 3-1