Saturday 13 April 2013

Week 32: Teri Hatcher's dead!?

Okay, so the whole horse racing thing didn't work out too well.  After a short trip to the dog food factory, I'm willing to put that all behind us and from now on stick to Buckaroo when I'm in the mood for horsing around.  And so we return to what we know best this week... Football!*  And by 'know best', I clearly mean what we know very little about but Google thankfully fills in the blanks.  

*Although I am tempted to put some money on the French to win the real -life Quidditch World Cup...

A week of Champions League excitement saw Borussia Dortmund leave it late to beat a spunky Malaga side, Galatasaray give Real Madrid a run for their money and an injured Leo Messi still managing to make the difference against PSG, setting up the goal to see them through to the semi-finals.  Another league manager was carelessly tossed onto the scrapheap as Sheffield United parted ways with 1980s Scottish pop-rock group Danny Wilson.  The incredibly unlikeable Neil Warnock has already emerged as a contender for the vacancy.  And the Daily Mail started a campaign to have a minute silence at each weekend game to mark the death of Big Mags Thatcher, apparently oblivious to the fact that a large proportion of the country were less than enamoured to her.  Because obviously any attempt to have a minute silence in the name of Thatcher would end well, wouldn't it?  It's almost as if they want to anger people and have them boo their way through a minute's tribute in order to whip up a frenzy and feed off the outrage...  Oh wait, it's the Daily Mail.  That's exactly what they want.

And on that note, we move onto this weekend's football.  The Tyne-and-Wear derby could be the pick of the Premiership games, although the prospect of Southampton vs West Ham is tremendously exciting... Chelsea and Man City square-off for a place in the FA Cup final whilst in the other semi-final, Wigan and Millwall will compete in a half-empty Wembley...  And in Scotland, Hibs play Falkirk and Dundee United face Celtic for a place in the Scottish Cup Final.  But what does The Grambler have to say about it all?  Well, this:

Five game accumulator from all leagues
Game - Result - Odds
Newcastle vs Sunderland - Home win - 19/20
Stevenage vs Yeovil - Draw - 12/5
Dag & Red vs Oxford Utd - Home win - 6/5
Leeds vs Sheff Wed - Away win - 21/10
Wolves vs Huddersfield - Home win - 11/10
50p @ 94/1

Three game accumulator from the Premiership and FA Cup
Game - Result - Odds
Stoke vs Man Utd - Away win - 4/7
Chelsea vs Man City - Home win* - 21/10
Southampton vs West Ham - Home win - 17/20
£1 @ 8/1
*Obviously not actually a home game.  Result is after 90 minutes.

Three player any-time goalscorer accumulator
Player - Game - Odds
Theo Walcott - Arsenal vs Norwich - 10/11
Wayne Rooney - Stoke vs Man Utd - 6/4
Christian Benteke - Aston Villa vs Fulham - 11/10
50p @ 8/1

And that's yer lot for today.  In the unlikely scenario that all predictions are correct, we will be handing over a whopping £54 to the Bobby Moore Fund.  In the more likely scenario that none are correct, we will be handing over a pitiful £0.  

Don't drink and Gramble.

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