Both selections won yesterday, Betis left it very late to find their winner, but it could help them find a way back to La Liga and they all count, regardless of when they are scored.
I couldn't be more pleased for Millwall who secured a return to the Championship and whom I have something of a soft spot for. They dominated the first half, with Neil Harris running around up front like a 21 year old, complaining about everything and leading by example, alongside him I was ultra impressed with Steve Morison . Things never worked out for him at Northampton and he was allowed to drift into non league football, but hard work takes you a long way and 100+ goals in four years later, he is in the Championship. Morison is still only 26, quick for a big lad, he glides past players and is so much more than just a goalscorer. Guess all the talk this week will be about Jermaine Beckford, who is the same age and had his contract cancelled early by Leeds this weekend to enable him to find a new employer asap, but I know who I would sooner sign, not that Millwall will be in a rush to let Morison go !
Swindon got back into the game after the break and had chances to draw level, but the Lions held on and the bonus for me, is that this will leave Division 1 just a tiny bit weaker next season, when I am hoping my beloved Bees will be making a top 6 push.
That late winner for Betis meant that 18 of the last 26 blog selections have won, a strike rate of almost 70% and hopefully we can keep this up right through the summer. I have found three selections today, but to save you time checking back, can tell you that I will not be posting any on the blog . One is from an area I am going to specialise in next season, when I will be focusing not exclusively, but mainly on just four divisions, this is quite a big change for me, but I am certain it will result in even better returns and even at my advanced age, I am always looking to improve !Anyway, I do not want to give away any early clues there and it is the same case with my "international" bet today, as I expect to write similar notes about the teams involved when they take the field in South Africa. So, you are on your own today !