It’s Going To Be A Big Weekend For…

It’s Going To Be A Big Weekend For…
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Weekend Tips / A Lazy ‘Worst Of’ Compilation

Article by Gerry McDonnell

Saying goodbye to the football season is really significantly like giving birth to a ginger little one: following 9 months of optimism, wish and anguish, you’re left with a genuine feeling of disappointment.

The last day is usually emotional. Who could forget Arsenal pipping Liverpool to the title in 1989? Effectively sadly, my old guy. In reality, if you see a modest befuddled pensioner roaming the streets, you’ll be much better off avoiding football trivia altogether senility is no picnic.

I’m completely devastated that I have to function on Sunday as the drama unfolds. The gaffer has presented me double time and a day in lieu although, which I’m fairly pleased with but it hasn’t gone down as well properly with Louise.

Lou hasn’t been this upset because Liverpool had been beaten by Chelsea in the Champions League semi-final. Liverpool supporters are like Paul McCartney on his wedding evening they’re struggling to get above a disappointing second leg.

Steven ‘more dives than Glasgow’ Gerrard will hope to inspire his staff-mates to a win more than Spurs, but I fancy the Tottenham boys at 9/5. They can be heroes, just for Juande.

Manchester United are on the verge of winning the title and I’m specially pleased for Paul Scholes. There was a feel concerned that Paul’s career was more than as a result of blurred vision, virtually confirming what my mom informed me. I’ll have my head in my hands if Manchester United fall short to defeat Wigan at 1/four.

As is usually the case in these a high profile match, there has been a great deal of early activity in the first aim scorer market place. Bookmakers have by now observed a monkey on Ronaldo, a pony on Carlos Tevez and an aged canine on Wayne Rooney.

A lately found out tribe of Congolese pygmies have admitted figuring out totally absolutely nothing of western civilisation, other than the fact that Steven Gerrard is greater at football than Frank Lampard.

Frank merely isn’t that great a player, most of his objectives arrive from his close relationship with the O’Shea family, notably Rick. Frank would will need 29 attempts to score on an eighteen-30 stone holiday.

Frank will not be pleased about Chelsea finishing second very best to Manchester United. I keep in mind how upset he was when I 1st recommended that he had a weight issue – he sent me a text that go through, ‘gbvsdfabdsb’.

Ashley Cole will also be unhappy with a runners-up spot. The overrated complete-back is desperate for good results to cement his position as a celebrity. He’s previously been presented a spot on subsequent week’s Jonathan Ross show, he just needs to find three pals and a piano. Chelsea are certainties to defeat Bolton, i’m all over the one/6 like John Terry on a referee.

I’m no stranger to disappointment I once watched all of Soccer AM. Alex McLeish can empathise, he would give his correct arm for Birmingham to prevent relegation, but a trade of that magnitude has only ever before arrive off for Heather Mills. I’m backing Blackburn to defeat the Blues at three/1, but be warned, the cost is dropping quicker than Steven Gerrard in a penalty location.

Reading are a lot like Princess Diana, they utilized to look good, but they’ve hit a wall.

The spouse is praying that the Royals remain up, as she’s supported them ever before since her English teacher wrote ‘reading difficulties’ on her school report.

I also desire that Studying defeat Derby, as I’m not a great fan of Robbie Savage – I can’t overlook how he kicked me off the waltzers when I was youthful. I can’t let my heart rule my head although, I’m heading to be like Robbie and mark the coupon with an ‘X’ at 7/two.

Portsmouth are presently wobbling like a jelly on a drunken Sumo wrestler – they haven’t won in their very last handful of video games. Actually, they haven’t won in their previous four video games, so it’s a lot more of a Jeremy Beadle handful.

I’d like to see Pompey defeat Fulham as I have an massive quantity of sympathy for Harry Redknapp he’s been the subject of a lot more enquiries than the 118-118 men.

Hollywood really should make a film of Harry’s lifestyle, they could call it ‘The acquiring, the twitch and the fraud probe.’

A situation can be manufactured for backing Portsmouth at five/2 to defeat Fulham, but it has much more holes than Pete Doherty. I’m heading to be like David Cameron in college and get caught into the draw at eleven/four.

Hopefully, my son will become a expert footballer. The last time we had a kick about in the back again garden, he nutmegged me twice nobody’s regretted opening their legs on two separate events since Mrs Neville.

Phil Neville is like the sun, you should by no means glimpse immediately at him. The lesser of two evils is remarkably very vibrant, he can quote the aged Chinese proverb: ‘Give a guy a fish, and he’ll eat for a day give him twelve cans of lager, and he’ll feel that Newcastle are really worth a bet at Goodison Park.

You don’t have to be Stephen Hawking to realise that Everton are nailed on at 10/11, even Mrs Hawking could function that 1 out if she wasn’t down the gymnasium doing work the bags.

I once stated that Benjani couldn’t hit a cow’s arse with a banjo. If we had been ever to meet, he’d most likely want to hit me i’d better change my identify to Annette.

On a relevant be aware, I when attempted to hit a cow’s arse with a banjo – at least that’s what I advised the police officer, although the lack of a banjo aroused some suspicion.

Middlesbrough are a riddle, wrapped up in an enigma, shrouded in mystery, situated in a hole. The eleven/ten for a Boro win above Manchester Town is the most enticing proposition given that Ulrika Johnson presented Sven Goran Eriksson a small slice of Swedish fish pie.

Is it wrong for me to continuously talk of my admiration for Cesc Fabregas? Apparently, it is in the course of lovemaking.

Cesc is a small magician. He’ll have a fantastic long term in the game as lengthy as he avoids Debbie McGee. Arsenal are a fantastic wager at 10/eleven to defeat Sunderland, it’s as apparent as the chin on Frank Lampard’s chin.As an Aston Villa supporter, i’m a massive fan of Randy Lerner. I’m not ashamed to say that all it took to make me happy was just 1 small Yank.

I did go through that a healthful male averages twenty minutes when expressing his love physically I’m assuming that contains the taxi journey and the queue for the cashpoint. I’ll be throwing my cash on a West Ham win over the Villa the 12/5 is positively pulchritudinous.

The Premier League continues to be my true enjoy, but I’ve sometimes strayed into the arms of the football league, the SPL, the conference and the Paralympics. I’m a minor bit uncomfortable about viewing football at this kind of a very poor level although, but Rangers have created it into the UEFA Cup last.

I’m usually asked why I appear reluctant to share my experience on the Scottish football scene. I can assure you it’s not a result of xenophobia some of my very best friends know Scottish folks. I know that a Celtic win above Hibernian at 1/four will practically wrap up the title for the Bhoys.

My computer is a whole lot like the spouse, if the information is punched in correctly, positive results are guaranteed. My spreadsheet plays a sound if the odds offered on an accer are larger than the real probability of achievement: when I positioned 16/one following to Middlesbrough, Tottenham and West Ham, it whipped out a guitar.

About the Author

Gerry McDonnell dabbles in football odds compilation, journalism and orphan rescue.

WEEKEND FOOTBALL BETTING – Aston Villa v Chelsea Live Streaming

Write-up by Lorraine perla

WEEKEND FOOTBALL BETTING – Aston Villa v Chelsea Stay Soccer Betting Tip

This weekend sees 3 substantial clashes around Europe as True Madrid host Barcelona in ‘El Clasico’ on Saturday and we will locate out who will be contesting the FA Cup ultimate. previews all three games and offers you some superb value bets right here.

Real Madrid v Barcelona:

This match guarantees to be the sport of the time in La Liga. True Madrid are top rated of the table ahead of Barcelona, but each sides have 77 factors and Real are one particular goal better off in the target difference charts at +57 compared to Barca’s +56.

Paddy Power have Actual Madrid as the favourites at seven/5 to win the game as they have won all fifteen league matches at the Bernabeu this season. In spite of their awesome overall performance versus Arsenal midweek, Barcelona are the outsiders, but not by much, at seven/four and the draw is available at 23/ten. Barca’s away sort has seen them win 10, draw 4 and lose one particular match on the road this season. The match at the Nou Camp previously in the season saw Barcelona emerge with a one- win, but final time these sides met in Madrid Barcelona ran out six-two winners.

How will this game go? Both sides are scoring and conceding a lot of ambitions, so there should be a number of in this one particular. Recommends: Back again Lionel Messi to score anytime @ evens and there to be much more than 3.5 goals in the game @ 11/8 with Paddy Energy

The initial FA Cup Semi Last kicks off at 17:00 BST on Saturday night and Martin O’Neill’s males will be seeking to get to their second cup final of the season. Nevertheless, they will have to overcome the side that demolished them 7-one at Stamford Bridge two weeks in the past. This will be Villa’s 2nd pay a visit to to Wembley this time and misplaced their initial match – the Carling Cup Final – to Manchester United.

Villa’s latest type has trailed off and they have won just three of their final seven video games in all competitions, drawing 3 and the 7-1 reduction to Chelsea getting the other sport. Chelsea have won 5 of their very last seven, losing just as soon as and drawing once. They have won their previous three games, which includes beating Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend, and will be hugely assured of winning this sport. I think that they will win this match also. Recommends: Chelsea to win the match @ 4/7 with Paddy Power and each sides to score @ four/five with William Hill

Tottenham Hotspur v Portsmouth:

This game is the most essential sport of Portsmouth’s time. They are all but relegated from the Premier League and they have nothing at all left to play for apart from progression to the FA Cup final. Even so, they will have to deal with their former supervisor and his Spurs facet in purchase to achieve the last. Will they be ready to do so?

Each sides have a enormous volume of injuries to contend with this weekend, with Spurs’ problems mostly positioned in the defensive areas, while Portsmouth are lacking gamers all about the pitch. As a result of this, and the fact that Portsmouth have genuinely given up in the Premier League, the kind guide goes out of the window.

Yes, Tottenham are the greater aspect of the two, but with Portsmouth currently being virtually relegated their players will be searching to showcase themselves for moves away from the doomed club. Wherever greater to do this than an FA Cup Semi Final? I assume that the sport will be a shut, tight affair but Spurs quality will win out in the ninety minutes. Recommends: Again below two.five goals to be scored in the match @ 5/4 and Peter Crouch to score anytime @ four/five with William Hill

You can see much more specialist picks at Football Betting

Excellent luck this weekend

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Walker’s Word – Weekend August 19 – 20

Article by David Walker

A new season kicks off this weekend and see’s the return of Walker’s Word. Another 10 months of non-stop top flight football action begins on Saturday with both the opening and closing matches ripe for picking a couple of shock results at great odds.

Saturday 19 August

Sheffield United vs LiverpoolSheffield United make their Premiership return after a 12 year absence at lunch time, to kick off another 10 months of top flight action. The bookmakers are predicting a cakewalk for visiting Liverpool, but Blades boss Neil Warnock will have other ideas. During the 2002/03 Carling Cup, United beat Liverpool 2-1 at Bramall Lane, drew 0-0 at home in 1993/94 and beat the Reds 1-0 the previous year in the Premiership’s debut season. Liverpool may have one eye on their Champions League tie against Maccabi Haifa three days later which still hangs in the balance at 2-1 in the Reds favour. Walker’s Word: A “shock” draw to go against the bookmakers @ 12/5.

Arsenal vs Aston VillaThere is unlikely to be any such shock result at the new Emirates Stadium however. Arsenal have beaten the Villains for the past eight seasons on home soil, including a 5-0 thumping last April. With the takeover at Aston Villa still not completed and new manager Martin O’Neill only recently installed, Villa could continue the form which saw them lose three of their last four matches at the end of last season.Walker’s Word: Arsenal to christen their new ground with a win @ 3/10.

Everton vs WatfordWatford travel to Goodison Park on their Premiership return in the knowledge they have never beaten Everton on their home turf. Even more daunting is the in the eight times the pair have met in Merseyside, the Toffees have won every single encounter. The last time these two met was in the Premiership was during the 1999/00 campaign where Everton ran out 4-2 winners thanks to two goals apiece from Mark Hughes and USA striker Joe-Max Moore.Walker’s Word: Everton like playing Watford so back them @ 4/6.

Newcastle United vs Wigan AthleticNewcastle beat Wigan 3-1 last season in the middle of their five-match winning run towards the end of the campaign. The Magpies will be without the injured Michael Owen and the retired Alan Shearer, who scored twice in that match, but strikers Alberto Luque and Shola Ameobi have been in good form pre season. The Wigan squad has seen numerous changes this summer, including the arrival of record signing Emile Heskey, but it will be the home side cheering by 4-45pm.Walker’s Word: Newcastle to continue their good form @ 8/11.

Portsmouth vs Blackburn RoversBlackburn Rovers have not lost at Fratton Park on league or cup duty since an old second division clash in 1990 which saw Pompey win 3-2. Since then, Rovers have enjoyed good fortune on the south coast, including three wins and two draws in their past five visits. Mark Hughes’ side should find the Pompey defence a bit sterner since the arrivals of Sol Campbell and Glen Johnson but new strikers Jason Roberts, who scored at Fratton Park last season, and Benni McCarthy will give them plenty to think about on Saturday afternoon.Walker’s Word: An away win for Blackburn @ 21/10.

Reading vs Middlesbrough The last time Reading beat Middlesbrough at home was in 1927 and the duo have rarely met since. The last time they met was in Division One in 1998 where a Paul Gascoigne and Paul Merson-inspired Boro won 1-0 thanks to a Marco Branca goal. However, Reading have improved a lot since then and suffered just one defeat at the Madejski Stadium last season. The Premiership will be a massive step up for them but with opposition manager Gareth Southgate still wet behind the ears, they could send their supporters home happy by holding Boro to an opening day draw.Walker’s Word: A point for both sides, draw @ 11/5.

West Ham United vs Charlton AthleticCharlton have a good recent record at Upton Park which will give new manager Iain Dowie optimism as he returns to top-flight management. In their last five visits to East London, the Addicks have won twice and drawn once – a goalless draw last season. The Hammers will be rocked by Dean Ashton’s ankle injury which could keep him out of the game for four months while the evergreen Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and last season’s top English goal scorer, Darren Bent, lines up against them. Add to it Dowie spent four years in two separate spells as a West Ham player and you have all the ingredients for an intriguing encounter.Walker’s Word: Iain Dowie to get one over on his old side @ 11/4.

Bolton Wanderers vs Tottenham HotspurThe betting prospects on this match are more interesting than the on pitch action is likely to be, given the 5.15 Saturday kick-offs are usually drab, low scoring affairs. Bolton have beaten Spurs at the Reebok Stadium for the last four seasons yet the bookmakers insist on pricing up the visitors as the favourites. Walker’s Word: There is value in backing Bolton @ 9/5.

Sunday 20 August

Manchester United vs Fulham Sunday lunch time pits Alex Ferguson’s title pretenders against Chris Coleman’s unhappy travellers and there is likely to be only one outcome. United have beaten Fulham at Old Trafford for the past five seasons and given the Cottagers dismal away record, which saw them win just once on their travels last season, this run is likely to continue. Wayne Rooney and Paul Scholes face a three match ban, but this does not come into effect until after Sunday’s match.Walker’s Word: One for the big hitters, United @ 3/10.

Chelsea vs Manchester City Will Chelsea’s domestic dominance continue this season following the summer signings of Germany captain Michael Ballack and AC Milan striker Andriy Shevchenko? According to the bookmakers, it will, and price Manchester City up at a massive 14/1 to beat the Blues at Stamford Bridge, something no team in the Premiership could do last season. Frankly, it’s an insult considering it’s the opening game of the season and Chelsea haven’t exactly been firing on all cylinders pre season, including last Sunday’s Community Shield defeat against Liverpool.Walker’s Word: Hope for a real upset @ 14/1.

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David Walker runs free bets and UK poker websites. A free email course: “Seven Days to Better Betting” is available at both of these websites.

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