Article by Gerry McDonnell
A excellent book does not necessarily make a wonderful motion picture. Catch 22 is most likely the seminal piece of literature of the twentieth century (if we pick to overlook Derek McGovern on Sports activities Betting) yet the movie was a key disappointment. Somewhat conversely, I discovered George Orwellâ€™s tale of Soviet totalitarianism really hefty heading, but I ought to have watched Animal Farm 17 times.
One particular story that is definitely crying out for the transfer to celluloid is the daily life and instances of Harry Redknapp. Harry has unrealistically named Ray Winstone as an best candidate to play the major part iâ€™d have cast Timothy Spall. I have it on very good authority that Spall would take into account any offer, so Iâ€™m knocking up a script entitled â€˜The purchasing, the twitch and the hoard probe.â€™
Harry is nonetheless understandably seething following the police raided his property at the crack of dawn. Harry can consider himself fortunate that it wasnâ€™t the West Midlands filth who have been on the scenario, as heâ€™d almost certainly have been charged with 47 crimes. I sense like Iâ€™m stitching up the bookmakers by taking six/5 for a Villa win about Pompey.
I was a little perturbed when I examine that the Liverpool supporters were appropriate behind Rafa Benitez I believed it was a prelude to a carjacking. Fernando Torres has by now bagged a hat-trick at the Madejski this time the Spanish sensation can lead the Pool to one more win more than Studying at eight/eleven.
Steve Gibson need to accept some obligation for the dire state of English football. If the imperturbable chairman had the nouse to sack floundering managers at the suitable juncture, the England supporters would be packing their balaclavas following summer. Gibson is the moment once again supporting an incompetent incumbent: Arsenal will hammer property the message at eight/fifteen.
I couldnâ€™t realize the furore surrounding Robbie Keaneâ€™s dismissal in opposition to Birmingham last week. For me, thereâ€™s absolutely nothing incorrect with â€˜4th official consultationâ€™, or â€˜Dowd syndromeâ€™ as it will hopefully be labelled. Manchester Metropolis have misplaced their previous three matches at White Hart Lane and Elano is a critical doubt: six/five for Spurs is practically a present.
Everton are a self-confident phone at property to the travelsick Fulham. The Cottagers have never won a league match at Goodison Park in their background, and their 6 Premier League visits have earned them a total of zero points. Iâ€™d faster leave my grandmother unsupervised with Wayne Rooney than skip out on the Toffeemen at three/five.
David Bentley has been likened to David Beckham. Iâ€™ve been left entirely flummoxed by this comparison i can only presume he has a girlfriend who canâ€™t sing. Iâ€™ll be screaming like a bint if West Ham maintain Blackburn to a draw at 11/4.
Apparently, prison holds no anxiety for Joey Barton I guess heâ€™s hunting forward to the loved ones reunion. Iâ€™m embracing the ten/11 for a Newcastle win more than Birmingham like a lengthy-misplaced law-abiding brother.
Wigan are in a genuine battle at the wrong end of the table, which may possibly explain why they appointed a manager who seems to be like heâ€™s gone 12 rounds with Mike Tyson. Wigan have now gone 12 matches without a win Iâ€™ll be punching the bag if Bolton fail to land the spoils at eleven/ten.
If Manchester United v Derby was a boxing match, it would never ever get sanctioned except if it was a Frank Warren marketing. Fergie is always up for the fight I just hope his Dad can follow his lead. Iâ€™ll get a handful of rounds in soon after United slam the Rams at one/7.
When Ashley Cole retires from football, he ought to consider a occupation in the battle game. It wouldnâ€™t surprise me in the slightest to see the combative defender conclude up in the ring. Iâ€™d advise Frank Lampard against thinking about pugilism though heâ€™d struggle to locate an opponent in his weight course. You wonâ€™t have to wait too extended for a return if you consider one/five for a Chelsea win about Sunderland.
I feel Ricky Hatton can emerge victorious from his mega-fight with Floyd Mayweather. Ricky has the ability, the belief, the intensity and the heart, and even far more importantly, the most talked about hook since Abu Hamza. The â€˜Pretty Boyâ€™ has an remarkable document, but he struggles when opponents carry the battle to him and Ricky will be all above him like the old bill on Harry Redknapp. For me, this is a 60/40 fight making 9/five about the Hitman especially agreeable.
I had quite a respectable record when I used to fight at junior school. I bear in mind beating up the toughest child in 12 months six: thatâ€™ll teach him for questioning previous weekâ€™s accumulator. Aston Villa, Newcastle, Bolton and Tottenham kind a 15/1 accer that will land a knockout blow to the bookies.
About the Writer
Gerry McDonnell dabbles in football odds compilation, journalism and orphan rescue.