LIVERPOOL NEED A POINT AGAINST BRIGHTON TO FINISH 4TH IN THE PREMIER LEAGUE THIS SEASON...

Friday, 11 May 2018

Punters Set to Cash-In on Royal Nuptials


Punters Set to Cash-In on Royal Nuptials

With each passing day until the Royal Wedding (Saturday 19thMay), the coverage of everything ‘Harry and Meghan’ is set to increase. As ever, the tabloid media gets into something of a frenzy when faced with these things, with scrutiny set to be massive on the young couple. Across the UK, the ‘common folk’ will celebrate with garden parties and fetes: any excuse for a party.


There is, of course, another big event on the same day as the Royal Wedding – the FA Cup Final. While cup finals are often huge betting events for bookmakers, the football will not be taking in all the bets. Indeed, ever since Meghan Markle agreed to become the latest addition to the Windsor family, bookies have been offering Royal betting odds on everything surrounding the glamourous couples’ big day.

Many of the bets have already been settled, such as where Harry’s stag party would be held (he didn’t have one in the end) and just who his best man would be (his brother William, of course). However, there are still lots of great markets to bet on. Below are some of the most popular bets to place on the lead up to the wedding:

The Weather:


Of course, Britain’s obsession with the weather is not just limited to the royal wedding. However, the bookmakers are keen to provide odds on whether or not those street parties and barbecues held around the country will be a wash-out or not. The current odds from Betfair for a dry day in Windsor (the wedding is in St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle) are 4/9, with odds of 13/8 for a downpour. To be fair, we know the British public will have a good ol’ knees up regardless.

The Guestlist:

There has been massive scrutiny over the guestlist, not least because most current UK politicians have been snubbed. However, there will be no end of A-listers at the event. You can bet on the ‘sure things’, which include Elton John (1/50), Meghan’s Suits co-star Patrick Adams (1/100), as well as David and Victoria Beckham (1/50). If you want something with better returns, you can look at Sir Paul McCartney (5/4), Natalie Pinkham (2/1) or the legendary Sean Connery (3/1). Then for outsider bets, you can find the likes of Wayne Rooney (25/1), Piers Morgan (22/1) and massive odds of 100/1 for US president Donald Trump (all odds provided by Betfair).




The Future:

Just as with media scrutiny over Harry and Meghan, the betting won’t end after the day’s festivities have been concluded. Betfair have also gone opened markets on what the name of the couple’s first child will be: Alice, Arthur and Harry are the 10/1 frontrunners at this point. Boris and Camilla are the 125/1 outsiders. There is also a market on whether Harry will emigrate to the United States by 2020. He is 25/1 to do so and break the hearts of a nation.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

FROM EUPHORIA TO DEPRESSION WITH LIVERPOOL

I have not written a thing on this or any site about Liverpool for ages, I can't.

How can I explain to any fan, follower or curious bystander what Liverpool is all about this Season.

Is it a nearly won the League again club, potential Champion's League winners against Real Madrid or are we an insipid, lack-lustre team of pretend winners, wannabee winners, occasional cup winners, I don't know anymore. 


Sunday's tired, feeble defeat to Chelsea was as bad a performance as I have seen in ages. It leaves us mired in the ugly race for 4th when we should have been second to Man City if we were any good.

Yet, despite the persistent mediocracy we may pull one more extraordinary win out of this team and Klopp on the 25th May.

Who knows, anything is possible with this Liverpool team and its Manager.

  

Saturday, 6 January 2018

SO LONG COUTINHO, ITS WHAT YOU WANTED. THANKS FOR THE £142 MILLION

Southampton are a selling club, mostly to Liverpool with Virgil Van Dijk the latest example.

Lets face it Liverpool are sometimes also a selling club, usually to Barcelona: Mascerano, Suarez and now Coutinho all in mega-money deals to the Spanish Giants.


Usually I am unhappy when we lose a key player from our team, but when it is a petulant, sulky and unsettled player who really wants out then sell, sell, sell at the best possible price and with £142 million then Liverpool have done well over the deal.

We will miss our gifted play-maker who scored 7 this Season and was a very influential player in his days at Liverpool since being signed by the club in 2013 from Inter Milan for £8.5 by Brendan Rodgers.

Farewell Philippe, I hope you and your family enjoy your new life in Spain, thanks for the lack of loyalty, understandable as most South Americans move to Spain eventually, chao.

Now lets go and buy a replacement or two.

Friday, 5 January 2018

VAN DIJK SCORES WINNER ON DEBUT FOR THE REDS

Liverpool's record new signing, Virgil van Dijk scored the winner for Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool against Everton at Anfield in a hard-fought victory against the wily old fox Sam Allardyce in the FA Cup.

The £75 million signing had an impressive debut which was crowned with a fine headed goal from an Oxlade-Chamberlain corner late in the game where James Milner had opened Liverpool's account with a well taken penalty, in the first half, in which Liverpool looked comfortable. 

Everton's doggedness and at times enterprising football was finally rewarded on a rare breakaway when Glyffi Sigurdsson scored in the 67th minute with a shot from the edge of the box to beat Karius.


Although Liverpool were the better team all evening, Everton were right back in the game.
A succession of Liverpool  corners, all well-delivered by Oxlade-Chamberlain came close until the 86th minute when the £75 million man Van Dijk beat Jordan Pickford to the ball and directed his header into the Everton net for a worthy lead for the Reds.

Liverpool held on from there and it ended in a nervy but satisfactory FA Cup victory against their great rivals.