Having split from the wife I’ve been alternating between dossing on a friend’s couch and the spare room at my sister’s flat. But I’m going to have to get myself a place of my own now as I had a big fall out with my sister yesterday. She set fire to one of my Mr Men books. No more Mr Nice Guy.
Talking of nice guys everyone loves Harry Redknapp at the minute. But I can’t help feeling that those same Fleet Street hacks who laugh at his every word in press conferences won’t give him five minutes when things start to go wrong if he takes the England job.Tottenham v Bolton: FA Cup: Saturday 17:30: Live On ESPN
Things aren’t exactly going well for Spurs at the minute and many are pointing the finger at Redknapp’s association with the vacant national team job. Personally I don’t subscribe to that and think their slump in form is more due to injuries to key players such as Bale, Lennon and Van der Vaart.
Bale and Van der Vaart will both be back for this weekend’s FA Cup quarter-final and that should be enough for them to return to winning ways against a Bolton side with attentions focussed firmly on Tuesday night’s game with Aston Villa. 1.9 (10/11) is available on Spur to be leading at half-time and full-time on Saturday, we’ll take that as our first shoo-in of the weekend.Wolves v Man United: Premier League: Sunday 13:30: Live On SS1
I’m also drawn to the same bet, at slightly bigger odds, in Sunday’s lunchtime kick-off between Wolves and Manchester United. Last week I spoke about my dismay at the Wolves board’s decision to appoint Terry Connor as interim manager, and we were able to profit from their defeat to Blackburn.
This week I fear that they could be on the receiving end of a battering. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men will have the bit between their teeth having moved to the top of the Premier League table last weekend and I fancy them to steam roll the opposition in each of their next six league games – Wolves (a), Fulham (h), Blackburn (a), QPR (h), Wigan (a) and Aston Villa (h) – leading up to a potential title-deciding clash with Manchester City.
United have been leading at half-time in 18 of their 28 Premier League games, and have gone on to secure all three points on 17 of those occasions. So we’ll go with the 2.0 (Evens) being offered up on Betfair that United are in front at the interval and at the final whistle.Motherwell v Aberdeen: SPL: Saturday 15:00
Our treble last week was downed at the final hurdle by Aberdeen edging out Motherwell in their FA Cup quarter-final match. This weekend Stuart McCall’s side have the chance to gain revenge as the teams meet again in the league.
Although they let us down at odds of 2.2 (6/5) six days ago, I’m going back in at the same price this weekend. The theory ‘once bitten twice shy’ is not one that I live by.
Perhaps I was a little naïve to think that Well would be going out all guns blazing last week in the cup. But with Champions League football an increasingly likely possibility I don’t see them faltering in the SPL and giving up such a rare opportunity for any Scottish team outside the Old Firm.
Back Spurs/Spurs @ 1.9 in HT/FT
Back Man Utd/Man Utd @ 2.0 in HT/FT
Back Motherwell to win @ 2.2
Treble pays @ 8.3 at Betfair