Weblog: The football punter
Toffees all set to get me rocking before National
WHO runs football in this country?
It's simply ridiculous to have two televised matches kicking off at virtually the same time so why on earth will I have to make a choice between a crucial Premier League match between Norwich and Man City and the Merseyside FA Cup semi-final at Wembley.
Punters will have to go for wherever they think is the better bet and that means I will be watching Liverpool versus Everton where it's time to get stuck into those Toffees.
How are they underdogs? I just don't get it. Liverpool have got their third-choice keeper between the sticks and are not playing with any sort of fluency while Everton are buzzing and are at least the equals of their local rivals.
Then with my pockets full, it's time for the Grand National and I have to laugh at novices at this time of year - take Mrs B for example - she will have a £1 each-way on about 30 runners and then she celebrates when the favourite wins without realising she is well out of pocket.
Thankfully, I have the betting brains of the house and I tell you now that West End Rocker will romp to victory at Aintree. He ticks all of the boxes needed for a National winner, apart from the obvious disadvantage of carrying my cash - the last time I backed a winner of this race Red Rum was making the fences look like hurdles.
Good luck West End Rocker old boy, you'll need it.