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Selectabet
Selectabet is my journey through the 2008-09 season, trying to turn GBP250 into GBP20,000 by betting on all things football
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The Second Coming of Jose? You Wouldn?t Bet Against It
2008-05-25 13:42:00
With the inevitable sacking of Avram Grant just 3 days after he lost out on penalties in the Champions League Final, the race is now on to see who will replace the Israeli Coach at Stamford Bridge. Early front-runners are emerging and it’s all the usual suspects that make up the early favourites. Russian manager Guus ...
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Eurovision Betting Preview
2008-05-24 18:55:00
It’s just a matter of hours until the biggest cheesefest since… well since last year’s Eurovision Song Contest. After a couple of semi finals the line-up is now known. Gone is Ireland’s Dustin the Turkey (does that sound like euphemism to you?) and by virtue of a bye, in is the UK’s singing binman Andy ...
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Scottish Cup Final: Queen of the South v Rangers - Betting Preview
2008-05-24 13:33:00
I’ve often wished I could borrow Dr. Emett L. Brown’s De Lorean and travel through time. If I could, today’s game at Hampden Park could just be one of those games that I’d go back to 2007 for to have a wee punt. You see back in August Queen of the South were 750/1 to ...
More About: Preview , Rangers , Final
SPL Title Race: Will it be Helicopter Thursday?
2008-05-21 22:12:00
The SPL title race will reach a dramatic conclusion tomorrow evening as both Celtic and Rangers aim to win the championship on the last day of the season. 2005 provided the most incredible final day turnaround in Scottish Football history. Martin O’Neill’s Celtic were on course to secure their 4th title in 5 years under the ...
More About: Race , Thursday , Helicopter , Title
Boxing: Hatton?s Homecoming Has Fight Fans Fired-Up
2008-05-21 21:06:00
After the disappointment of his Las Vegas defeat to Floyd Mayweather, Ricky Hatton goes back to his roots on Saturday. As if Manchester didn’t see enough scrapping last Wednesday when Rangers ‘fans’ invaded the city, this weekend the City of Manchester Stadium will host Hatton’s ‘Homecoming’. The bookies early odds suggest it might be a bit of ...
More About: Fans , Boxing , Fight , Fired Up , Fired
Champions League: Late Gamble on Chelsea
2008-05-21 20:25:00
A rush of late money for Chelsea has seen their odds shorten to lift the Champions League tonight to just 11/10 (888 Sport, BetDirect, BlueSq, Boylesports, Sk ybet, Stan James). To win the game in 90 minutes, Chelsea are now 9/4 (Betfred). United are 13/8 (Bet365). But I still fancy the draw at 21/10 (Skybet).
More About: Gamble
Champions League Final: Man Utd v Chelsea - Betting Preview
2008-05-21 00:32:00
Remember when the Champions League was called the European Cup? A time when only real ‘Champions’ competed to decide who was the best in Europe? Ah, those were the days. Now for the second time in 5 years we have a final with two teams from the same country. Whereas in 2003 it was the Serie ...
More About: Chelsea , Preview , Final
SPL Latest Odds: Title Race Goes Down to the Wire
2008-05-20 00:17:00
A 3-0 win for Rangers tonight has taken them level going into the final round of games on Thursday evening. Celtic now top the table on goal difference, 4 ahead of Rangers. The victory at Love Street has prompted bookies to shorten Rangers odds slightly to 11/4 (Bet365, Betfred, Boylesports, William Hill) whereas Celtic’s odds have gone out a ...
More About: Race , Wire , The Wire , Title , Odds
Champions League Final Betting: Has Paddy Lost the Plot?
2008-05-19 20:53:00
Irish bookies, Paddy Power have come up with the bravest Money-Back Special Offer of the season. If 41-goal Cristiano Ronaldo scores in the 90 minutes they’ll refund all losing bets in the following markets; win-draw-win, first/last/anytime goal scorer, correct score and half-time / full-time markets. That means if you’re backing Chelsea then why not put your bet on at Paddy ...
More About: Lost , Champions League , Champions , Final
Eurovision Song Contest: It?s A Fix - Let?s Cash In!
2008-05-19 15:03:00
At last someone has used their nouse to investigate the voting shenanigans that permeate the annual Eurovision Song Contest . Dr Derek Gatherer has used a computer program to generate thousands of random simulations of Eurovision song contest results, using data on all the votes cast since 1975 and identified some fairly obvious voting patterns that ...
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Champions League Final: Man Utd v Chelsea - £15million Gamble
2008-05-18 12:43:00
With two English clubs competing in the Champions League Final for the first time bookies expect Wednesday’s showpiece to be one of the biggest betting events in football history. Ahead of yesterday’s FA Cup Final William Hill’s spokesman Graham Sharp said ”Whatever happens, these will be the two biggest betting turnover club matches of the season and, along ...
More About: Chelsea , Gamble
Celtic Odds-On Favourites to Win SPL
2008-05-17 16:00:00
For the first time in several months Celtic have been shortened into favourites to win the 2007-08 SPL League Title and complete what looked like a very unlikely 3-in-a-row. Rangers have handed the initiative back to the Hoops after a 1-1 draw at UEFA Cup-bound Motherwell this afternoon. In response, bookies now make Celtic a best ...
More About: Favourites , Odds
FA Cup Final: Portsmouth v Cardiff Betting Preview
2008-05-17 12:53:00
What a year it’s been for Welsh Sport. The Welsh Rugby team scooped the Grand Slam, Joe Calzaghe became a worldwide sporting icon after winning his title defence in Las Vegas and Ryan Giggs, the most successful footballer to come out of Wales, wrapped up his 10th League Title, scoring in the championship winning game ...
More About: Portsmouth , Preview , Final , Cardiff , Odds
Free Download: Punter Newspaper May 17th
2008-05-17 11:14:00
  Here?s this week?s copy of Punter. It?s a free newspaper form the guys at City A.M. and gives some great insight into the weekend?s betting. This week it focuses on the FA Cup Final between Portsmouth and Cardiff City. As well as features on the weekend’s Horse Racing and Rugby. Click here to download it.   ...
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FA Cup Final Special Bets
2008-05-16 19:33:00
It’s the biggest game of the domestic season tomorrow and the bookies have come up with some imaginative markets and specials to tempt you in parting with your cash on the FA Cup Final . Paddy Power Paddy Power lead the way with their Money-Back Special ; They’ll refund all losing single Win-Draw-Win bets (ie bets on the result after ...
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FA Cup Final: Portsmouth v Cardiff Latest Odds
2008-05-15 22:14:00
According to the bookies, the FA Cup Final on Saturday looks like a betting non-event. Portsmouth are short favourites to lift the cup at just 1/3 (888 Sport, Bet365, BetDirect, BlueSq, Paddy Power, Skybet, Stan James, Totesport, VCBet, William Hill). Championship side Cardiff City are best priced at 53/20 (Centrebet) to win the famous old trophy. The Welshmen are 22/5 (VCBet) to win the game in 90 ...
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UEFA Cup Final: Rangers v Zenit - Betting Preview
2008-05-13 22:28:00
The first European trophy of the season will be dished out at the City of Manchester Stadium tomorrow night and two of the most unlikely of teams will be up against each other to land the UEFA Cup. I doubt there’s many punters out there who had a Zenit St. Petersburg v Rangers final on ...
More About: Preview , Uefa , Final , Uefa cup
Corruption in Football: How Safe is Our Game?
2008-05-12 22:45:00
There has been much debate in recent weeks about the declining standard of refereeing in Scotland. Performances and decisions have been so inept they’d make George Bush blush. Incompetent? - ‘Yes’. Cheating? - ‘Don’t be daft! - Not in this country’ Things came to a head somewhat following Mike McCurry’s ‘officiating’ at Ibrox on Saturday when Rangers beat ...
More About: Football , Corruption , Game , Safe
UEFA Cup Final: Rangers v Zenit Latest Odds
2008-05-12 12:54:00
This week the footballing world’s attention will be turned to Manchester for the UEFA Cup final between Zenit St. Petersburg and Rangers at the City of Manchester Stadium. Upto 100,000 Gers fans are expected to invade the city for the game and they’ll be hoping Rangers can lift the trophy, especially at odds of 11/8 (Bet365, ...
More About: Uefa , Final , Uefa cup , Odds
Premier League Betting: Blues to Beat the Drop
2008-05-11 11:58:00
It’s always better to be lucky than good. And one thing I’ve always believed Alex McLeish to be is lucky. Don’t get me wrong, he’s earned great success during his managerial career and it can’t all be down to rabbit’s feet or white heather but he’s enjoyed some some huge slices of luck along the ...
More About: Blues , League , Fulham , Beat , Bets
Premier League Betting: Final Day Goalfest
2008-05-11 10:41:00
If you’re a regular reader of this blog you’ll know how much I love to bet on the Under / Over market. So I read with interest, a small piece in this weeks Punter (page 5) about the probability of there being some goals flying in today, the final matchday of the Premier League . “Over the ...
More About: Final , Premier league
Play Offs. Game On.
2008-05-10 12:01:00
Crystal Palace look a good bet to be the 3rd team promoted to the promised land of the Premier League via the Play Offs. Of the four teams involved they are by far the form team and Neil Warnock knows what it takes to take a team up to the top tier. Today Palace entertain Bristol ...
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It doesn?t matter if we get beat, just don?t get booked!
2008-05-10 11:08:00
With England landing an extra place in next season’s Uefa Cup after topping Europe’s fair play rankings it appears we could have a bit of non-event at the Riverside tomorrow. Man City are in pole position to be England’s representatives courtesy of their good discipline this season. They actually sit fifth in the fair play league ...
More About: Matter , Beat
Mr Fixit & Andy Totham?s Weekend Football Tips: May 10th - 12th
2008-05-10 10:44:00
Here?s this week?s top tips from Mr Fixit of the Daily Record and Andy Totham of The Sun. With this being the last full week of the football season let’s hope the tipsters can go out in style. The best odds for each selection are available at the bookmakers in the brackets. Mr Fixit (Daily Record) HOMES Middlesboro ...
More About: Football , Tips , Weekend
Free Download: Punter Newspaper - 10th May
2008-05-10 08:39:00
Here?s this week?s copy of Punter. It?s a free newspaper form the guys at City A.M. and gives some great insight into the weekend?s betting. This week it focuses on the race for the Premier League and the battle to avoid the drop at the bottom. As well as features on the weekend’s Horse Racing and ...
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Tennis: Going for a Tsonga
2008-05-08 19:23:00
With just over 6 weeks to go to the start of Wimbledon 2008 I thought I’d take a peek at the odds on a certain Mr Murray to lift the famous old trophy in SW19 come July 6th. He’s made a pretty poor start to the season, so much so that you can get just 5/2 ...
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Celtic SPL Odds Lengthen after Rangers Win
2008-05-08 14:35:00
Celtic can now be backed at 11/10 (Boylesports, Centrebet, Paddy Power, Skybet) to win this season’s SPL title after Rangers sneaked a 1-0 win at Ibrox over Motherwell last night. Rangers finally got the breakthrough in the 74th minute in nervy home display and now must look to pick up 3 points at home to Dundee ...
More About: Odds , Celtic
Want to Win on Penalties? Pick the Right End.
2008-05-07 14:56:00
When Rangers qualified for the UEFA Cup final on Thursday they extended an amazing run of penalty kick successes this season. It was the third competition in which Rangers managed to win a game from a shoot-out. But even more remarkably we should all have know that they would win the shoot-out before it even ...
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Who Will Win the Premier League: Betting Markets
2008-05-07 14:50:00
After Chelsea’s 2-0 win at Newcastle on Monday we can prepare ourselves for a nail-biting finale to the Premier League campaign on Sunday. Its’ the first time the title race has gone to the wire for a few years and the bookies are seeing lots of support for both Chelsea and Manchester United. United are of ...
More About: Markets , Premier league
Celtic & Rangers both 5/6 to Win SPL
2008-05-05 11:16:00
Some bookies cannot split Celtic and Rangers in the betting for the race to win the SPL. Celtic heaped the pressure on their Old Firm rivals by securing a crucial 2-1 away win at Motherwell on Saturday. Rangers response was yet another 0-0 draw at Easter Road, leaving them 7 points behind in second place with ...
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