Gareth Fale

Hope you saw Gareth Bale being paraded in front of a reasonably-filled Bernabeu stadium this afternoon. Here he is, in the picture on the left, sitting all tight and erect whilst the Real Madrid president, Perez effuses about him…

Champions League Draw

Always bugged me a little that it isn't called the "Champion's League" (with an apostrophe) rather than the "Champions League" (without one), but we'll leave that to one side for the moment. The dr…

Fossil Frog

Surprised to see Arsenal go down to defeat yesterday. Luis Gustavo has obviously brought some much-needed steel to their defence and they looked really solid at the back with him in there. I also thought some of the link-up play …

Wet Tits

Further to my post about laying favourite teams in the various league's winners markets, there are a couple of other possibilities I'd like to draw your attention to. There is a good chance that quite a few of you don'…

Football as an investment

Yee-F*cking-Harr!  It's back again. Yes, after a long (and I have to say enjoyable) summer, the football season proper kicks off again this weekend. It's good to have it back. I know there have been plenty of you betting …

Royal Baby Name betting

These are some of the odds on offer from Paddy Power. Elvis, Rumpelstiltskin and Charming are just a few of the names on offer at 500/1, as is Wayne at 250/1 (not sure if that is a homage to Wayne Rooney or if people hoping for W…

NOW I can take it easy

Shame that I broke my run in the final of the Confederations Cup last night. I had a solid run of wins all through the tournament (even though I did miss a few games), but that came to an end when Spain failed to turn-up for the …