|WINTER'S WORLD FEATURING EURO 2012 UPDATE
12th June 2012
Rangers Racing Club has a filly in training called Lady Ibrox and she won on Bank holiday Monday @ 18/1. She is likely to run again next week but it's not too late to join us at Rangers Racing. Click here for full details.
Saturday and TV racing, rugby and rubbish football! Holland could have had ten against the Danes, but with Van Pierse doing Samaras impersonations they never looked like scoring. A couple of penalty shouts but more in desperation as they were ball to hand and not intentional. Germany v Portugal lacked entertainment and was made worse by the monotone, smug summarising of Mark Lawrenson.
Saturday's punts were not brilliant. Netherlands not beating Denmark and less than three goals in the game were unsuccessful and also my Holland, Germany, Spain treble also went down. Germany did win though meaning so far I'm still up.
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Former Rangers star Nikica Jelavic was a tempting 9/2 to score the opening goal, not a bet I am fond of because you don't usually get much of a run for your money, but I tell you this guy will win more for you than you lose on him. Betting on him as first goal scorer last season with both Rangers and Everton would have seen you in profit.
Italy matched Spain and the Republic of Ireland were outplayed by Croatia. Jelavic got his goal, unfortunately not the first one of the game.
Monday and I backed England to draw 1-1 and also had a spread bet on Lescott on goal minutes. Happy days. I think the ref had his money on France, either that or he just wants to keep in Platini's good books. In the last fifteen minutes I was dreading an English tackle in the penalty area.
How Cabaye didn't get booked I'll never know as he was guilty of at least three cynical fouls, all of which individually were cautionable offences. Riberry was equally as annoying with his play acting. A push in the chest from Johnson saw him clutching his face - pathetic!
All in all a good performance, not exciting, but as disciplined a show as I have seen from an England side in many a long year. Post match Roy Hodgson was diplomatic about the referee, but at that level he should have done better.
The second game was very entertaining. I'd got Ukraine down for a 2-1 victory, enjoyed the game and a nice little double up on the night's games.
There hasn't been a penalty yet so one must be due and the odds on one being awarded in a game are around 5/2. I'm punting on one in tomorrow's games. A nice little interest bet is the correct scores and after my success with Mondays bets I am sticking with another go. My lucky fifteen on Sunday's and Monday's games was profitable but it could have been so much better if only Spain had got a late winner against Italy! If only!
My four shots are for Czechoslovakia, Russia, Portugal and Germany all to win 2-1.
Good Luck punting.
The Euro's and Olympics, coupled with the usual summer break means that speaking events are fewer but I am in Greater Manchester on Tuesday, Scotland on Saturday then the Potteries the following Friday. Now is the time though to plan your event for the autumn.
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Enjoy the Euro's.
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