Weblog: The football punter
Wins for Wigan and Swans will make my day
THIS is slightly more embarrassing than Wolves' defence but one of my kids is massively into that awful band Green Day.
I know, I know, disowning the tone-deaf clown had crossed my mind but Mrs B wouldn't allow that so I have to listen to the nonsense pumping out of the bedroom on a regular basis.
How is this pointless piece of information relevant I hear you ask?
Well they have a song called Nice Guys Finish Last and it reminded me of Wigan's Premier League predicament.
They play such lovely football and Roberto - or Bobby as I like to call him - seems like such a good egg and despite all of that Wigan are bottom of the table, as if to prove Green Day correct.
However, I still feel there is plenty of life left in the Latics just yet and I am getting on them to beat West Brom at the DW on Saturday because with players like Victor Moses in the ranks, Wigan still have a chance of performing another miracle by staying in the promised land.
Another bet worth having is Swansea at a sexy price to beat Fulham at Craven Cottage. It was the magic of Martinez that started off this Swans revolution and they must be buzzing after beating Manchester City last time out.
Fulham seem to be playing up to their stereotype of being ace at home and not so ace on their travels but at the prices there is only one bet to have and it's the slick Swans.
I should be excited about FA Cup quarter-final weekend but I feared the worst as soon as the draw was made and it could be something of a damp squib.
Everton v Sunderland has got a draw written all over it, while not even an American Idiot would bet against Tottenham bashing Bolton.
Never mind Green Day, lets make it a black day for those bookies.