Saturday, July 11, 2009


There were only two "friendly" match bets on the email for subscribers in the end (reproduced below), with no odds being offered for the third selection, both won, by a combined 7-0 scoreline. Newcastle were the subject of a massive gamble today, when the news, which I had to hand yesterday, became public knowledge during the morning. Once the asian lines stabilised, QPR were available at a very attractive 2.04.

That's five winners in a row since Thursday and hopefully, San Jose will make it six tonight.

In addition, I hope that everyone avoided Leicester City, infact, Tamworth (+3/4 ball) came in for considerable support and landed that mini gamble, by drawing 1-1. (see previous post)


Not getting overly involved here but Town are a side I will not be backing this season unless there are major changes at the club. I am surprised that Gary Waddock has remained in charge, he was badly let down by the board, who made promises to him that they did not keep and results nosedived alarmingly after that.

The big spending at QPR never quite materialised, at least to the level expected and their season fizzled out. Another series of managerial merry go round's has left former Ipswich boss Jim Magilton in charge and he will be looking to impress right from the start, especially with the knowledge that the billionaire owners might have plenty of money, but far less patience.

He is boosted by the return to fitness of Buzsaky, Agyemong and Vine, all of whom missed most of last season and all will play some part today. Rangers did have very bad luck with injuries last season and if they can stay healthy and get off to a good start, a playoff spot is on the cards. For Town it could be a long season and I think the difference in class will be apparent today.

5 points QPR -1/2 ball 1.80 general quote. WON 4-0


This is my strongest news of the day. Rovers did us a big favour last night, but in the words of their coach need another match today like another hole in the head and not a single player involved last night will take part today. The squad will consist of "b" players and a couple of trialists. They have another massive league game, plus the visit of Real Madrid in the coming week and this match has been given low priority.

Obviously they have a fitness advantage over United, but that is all. Newcastle have been training in Ireland for one week and have no injury problems apart from Obafemi Martins and all the star names are expected to play some part. United have worked really hard for ten days and are apparently ahead of where they would normally expect to be at this stage of pre season. Away win.

8.5 points Newcastle United -1/2 ball 1.80 general quote.... 1.70 + is good. WON 3-0

Good Luck.

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