Weblog: The football punter
Toon are a must after Gunners change my luck
I would love to know Roberto Di Matteo's lottery numbers.
There cannot be a luckier gaffer in the business than the current Chelsea manager but the good fortune will run out soon and hopefully for the good of my bank balance it will come against Arsenal at the Emirates on Saturday.
How is that jammy git Di Matteo getting away with it?
A ghost goal against Tottenham, a thrashing against Barcelona which somehow ended in a 1-0 victory and now all of a sudden the bloke deemed not good enough for West Bromwich Albion is swanning around the King's Road as if he is the Lord of the Manor.
Obviously these feelings have nothing whatsoever in getting with Spurs and Barca over the past week - okay maybe there is just a bit of biased rage! - but all sense is telling me to make it third time lucky with the Gunners.
Chelsea must be knackered after chasing Barca for 90 minutes - well everyone apart from that comedian Didier Drogba who spent as much time on the floor as the ball - and surely RDM (as we must now call him) must be sorely tempted to ring the changes which makes it very much advantage Arsenal in my book.
Once Arsenal have triumphed the dosh will be on Newcastle making it six wins on the spin at home to Stoke.
They say bookmakers never make mistakes but they have on this one and the Magpies are absolutely nailed on to bring home the bacon.
Stoke have more trouble scoring on the road than Drogba does staying on his feet and the Geordie nation have a new hero to worship in Papiss Cisse.
No doubt old Mike Cashley is already thinking how quickly he can turn a profit on the striker this summer but for now he is red-hot. Just like Newcastle.