March 2019

Should Football introduce VAR

VAR in Football or TMO in Rugby Union are video review systems but should they be part of the game. Football is a multi-million pound sport and could do with following the examples set by their less wealthy counterparts – in more ways than one – enough said. The outcome of a football match in the top European leagues has direct financial consequences, so why risk the wrong result in these days of video technology.

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Since when does grabbing your crotch signify improper conduct

Diego Simeone, the Athletico Madrid boss, was fined 20,000 Euros for his conduct or misconduct after Athletico Madrids 2-0 victory over Juventus in the Champions League. Players are booked for taking their shirts off after scoring and over celebrating with the fans. This is big BIG money and there has to be an element of emotion allowed in the pursuit of major silverware. Now Christiano Ronaldo is under investigation for mimicking the actions of Diego

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Does Money Buy Luck?

Manchester United won the treble in 1999 but how much was down to luck? Fergie gets knighted but did everything go United’s way that season? Now the Manchester drums are pounding again but this time it is for the noisy neighbours dreaming of an unprecedented quadruple. If they succeed I am sure the Blue half or should I say 10% of Manchester will be bragging for the next 20 years or however long it takes

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Did Anyone Leave the House Yesterday

D Terrestrial telly had it all yesterday. For once. Sky or BT did not get a penny of my money and I’m pretty sure the only person who did was my local off-licence. And I was hugely rewarded with a Saturday of sport which had it all. Now – we knew the French would beat the Italians in The Six Nations Rugby but it was hardly overwhelming at 25-4. Even so, the powers that be

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FA Cup Quarter Final Weekend.

A bit of a mix this weekend with FA Cup taking centre stage. Only 3 games in the Premiership yesterday producing loads of goals and today sees Liverpool try and regain top spot against Fulham and Everton hosting Chelsea. The FA Cup looks to be falling into City’s hands with Manchester United getting turned over last night. Wolves and Watford will provide stern opposition but unlikely to have the class to overturn City. Today Liverpool

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Have you met Stella

Stella is the no nonsense Guv’nor at a neighbourhood pub in Manchester. A pub where four Schalke fans had the misfortune to walk into yesterday before attending their team’s away match with Manchester City. These characters were out of central casting. That is if the brief had been for German heavy metal fans. You know the sort – pony tails, denim jackets and a few nose rings thrown in for good measure. After choosing a

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Weekend Review

So much good sport about at the moment it’s hard to keep up! But let’s have a go eh? Currently I couldn’t pick a winner in a one horse race. But fortunately I always have the scientists at Football Betting Club to turn to in crisis. Utterly convinced was I that Manchester United would win at Arsenal yesterday that I barely took an interest, with other matches having greater potential for a bet. Thankfully, on

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Gunners or Gunner Solksjaer

BACK UNITED IF YOU HAVE THE ENERGY AFTER WEDNESDAY NIGHT Manchester United are on duty again on Sunday. In quick orderfollowing that amazing game in Paris. And who would back against themclaiming a victory at The Emirates?In theory it should be a walk in the park to beat an Arsenal side whofailed against very average Rennes in The Europa League on Thursdaynight.  Arsenal were utterly embarrassed by French side in thefirst-leg of their Europa League

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Lower League Value

As usual at the weekend we look for some over priced lower league teams. Today we are going to break the mould and offer up Newcastle at home to Everton as a bit of value at 7/4. Into the Championship and Reading are 6/4 to win at home to Wigan and that looks very generous given Wigans poor form away from home. League One and Sunderland are EVENS to beat a Wycombe side who have

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Ooh Aah VAR

Take a look at the two previous blogs on Football Betting Club and you will be witness to the extremes of emotions involved in Manchester United’s massive win over Paris Saint-Germain last night. I have to say that I thought it was an impossible mountain to climb for United being they had ten men out including their Talisman Paul Pogba. And a deficit of two goals to make up from the first leg at Old

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