Weblog: The football punter
Football betting gods have incurred my wrath
YOU have got to laugh at those ruddy footballing betting gods - last-minute goals that kill the accumulator, the first-goalscorer life-changing Yankee that is busted by a missed penalty and now I have hit a new low.
This is when teams you have backed perform like drains when the money is down but then win next time out, as if to rub my nose in it.
Regular loyal readers will remember two weeks ago I suggested backing Wigan to beat West Brom. They didn’t. But then those lousy Latics rock up at Anfield and take all three points off Liverpool.
Then last week I back Chelsea to beat Tottenham in the beliefRoberto Di Matteo’s men would be all guns blazing in the London derby. They were rubbish but then the Blues only go and win away to Benfica a couple of days later.
So I could pretend that I have spent the last 24 hours desperately researching a tremendous punt but I think the answer is already in one of my blogs from earlier this week - back Bournemouth to beat Yeovil.
On Tuesday I tipped the Cherries to beat Stevenage, they went 2-0 up and then conceded twice to draw but the early signs are the club could pick up following the sacking of Lee Bradbury last weekend.
And if Bournemouth fail, don’t blame me. Blame those ruddy footballing betting gods.