Really big day yesterday, both "special" bets on Venus won, when she demolished Dinara Safina for the loss of only one game. Those two selections ensured almost 14 points profit alone, in addition to which, we landed the "Williams sisters final" bet for another 14 points and are also sitting on an each way bet on Venus, which has already made a profit. She is now trading at odds on and we have a further potential return of 35 points there, heady stuff !
Britain has gone Andy Murray crazy, a pair of premium tickets for sunday's final are already changing hands for five figure sums and he has not even played his semi-final yet ! Wonder how purchasers will feel if they are watching Haas-Roddick on the big day !
I have not forgotten the football, our "bread and butter" sport and have already sent subscribers to the email service my first selection for the 2009-10 season. On June 19th I posted them the following preview :
FOOTBALL LEAGUE UPDATE
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION
I had no plans to write this today, or any time soon, but my hand has been forced somewhat by some news I have just heard.
Which is that Brighton boss Russell Slade has started his long anticipated move into the transfer market, signing Mark Wright who has been a vital member of the very successful MK Dons side over the last two seasons. The wide midfielder was top scorer in their double winning 07/08 season and one of the first names on the team sheet for the Dons last season.
He is likely to be the first of many, Slade has cleared out a lot of deadwood, releasing 14 players and will be looking to put together a squad capable of taking them into the Championship. This is an ambitious club, with a large catchment area of supporters, when the new ground is complete, 15,000 + crowds will be achievable on a regular basis. We discussed their potential several times earlier this year.
I understand that Gary Dicker, who very quickly became a firm favourite with supporters whilst on loan at the end of last season, is also about to make a permanent move. The Seagulls ended the season very strongly with 13 points from their final five starts, that run saved the South Coast team from relegation and four of those starts came against teams in the top half of the table.
Survival meant the go ahead for gambler and property investor Tony Bloom to take over the club, he has promised to provide some £93m of funding to complete the new stadium and get Brighton into the Championship.
I do not want to say too much about Bloom, or this deal, but I feel sure that there will be a good deal of initial investment in playing staff. Bloom has worked as partner/ advisor whatever you wish to call it, for Victor Chandler the bookmaker, for many seasons and it is worthy of note that whilst other companies are happy to quote circa 16-1, VC have quoted just 12-1 and now, Ladbrokes, who also tend to know what is going on, have gone just 9-1.
Those odds are to win Division 1, all are likely to fall in line at some point and the odds to gain promotion, similarly. At present, Hills offer 6.50 and that cannot last long, there is also a little 6.0 in places.
Brighton start at home to Walsall, which is a good chance to get some early points on board, they then go to Brentford (!) which might not be so easy, but they will enjoy fantastic support there from their very loyal fans, who will snap up their full allocation and any other seats on offer.
I feel sure that this is the kind of bet that you will be able to take a profit from if you so wish, so bet a little extra with that in mind.
8 points Brighton to get promoted 6.50 William Hills .......... 6.0 + is good.
The Seagulls are now 4.50 with Hills and subcribers are in a strong position to make a profit from this selection, some five weeks before the start of the new season .
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