Football Tips: UEFA take an optimistic approach

IT was another day of almost nothing to bet on but UEFA dominated the news with their belief can return in June with attempts to finish the domestic seasons.

The prediction seems widely optimistic but went down at the associations of nations such as England, Spain and Germany who face losing billions of pounds in TV revenue and sponsorship deals [...]

The Ultimate Emoji Stadium Quiz

IF you're on a WhatsApp group, Twitter, Facebook or any kind of social you won't have been able to escape the Emoji quizzes that have been doing the rounds in the last week or two.

I've seen all sorts of quizzes covering a whole range of topics from Football Players to Oscar Winning Actors so I thought I'd give it [...]

The Hardest Football Kit Quiz EVER!

Consider yourself something of a kit conniseur? Know your Macron from your Joma? Pay much attention to the details of home kits, away kits and even third kits?

Let's find out in my lastest ‘hardest ever' quiz. This time I'm challenging you to identify 20 kits from the 2019-20 season. Kits featured are from teams across the world so you [...]

Football Tips: Lockdown and almost a total shutdown

DEPRESSINGLY there are dozens of matches listed on live score on Tuesday but only three remain on.

Those are friendlies at Slonim and Byytorps and a women's friendly at Gothenburg.

You know what that means – another day doing the gardening and walking the dug.

The upside – it's my 30th wedding anniversary and I can't take the missus out [...]

Five things I miss most about no betting

WE'RE into our second week in lockdown in the UK and already life is beginning to suck.

I can't really think of any other word for it while accepting we need to take the experts' advice to beat COVID-19.

Some people have been hit harder than others – folk have lost jobs and businesses and more importantly people dear to [...]

Football Tips: Belarus bookings on the rise

HOLIDAY bookings may be down but Belarus bookings are on the way up.

Over the weekend refs handed out cards like confetti – maybe because weddings have been cancelled.

Refs and booking points in Belarus are a marriage made in heaven with Sunday's two games producing six bookings each after 27 in four on Saturday.

It's worth looking out for [...]

The Alternative Super Sunday: Re-watch 6 Classic Matches

SUPER Sundays ain't what they used to be these days. What I'd give for a hour-long build-up with Carragher, Neville and Souness ahead of a Burnley v Brighton match!

Instead I've curated my own Super Sunday of classic matches that I've managed to find on YouTube in their entirety. Some them I've never actually seen, others still reside somewhere in [...]

Football Tips: Play cards in Belarus

THAT'S two weekends without football and it's got to the stage Saturdays feel just like any other day.

With nothing happening in the world the days roll into one and if it wasn't for my work rota I'd have no idea where I was.

Instead of going to a match I took the dog a big walk, got my elderly [...]

Get Ready for the VIRTUAL Grand National ‘LIVE’ on ITV

ITV have announced that they'll screen the Grand National next week despite the race not actually taking place.

A computer-simulated version of the 2020 race using CGI technology and special algorithms will be run, featuring the 40 horses most likely to take part.

We'll never know if Tiger Roll would've won the most famous race in the world in three [...]

The Pools: My Panel beaters are top drawer

THERE'S been a huge upturn in people playing the pools with virtually nothing else to bet on.

Over the past few weeks we've lost everything punting wise and even the matches I posted last weekend in Australia were postponed.

Racing was next to fall although the Irish carried on gamely for a bit longer.

I did the pools for the [...]

A Brave New World of Online Betting

THE world of betting has been turned upside down in the last few weeks as one by one all major sporting events have fallen like dominoes. But that's not stopped the bookies finding creative ways to take our bets!

Horse racing hung on in there for a while before the final meetings, behind closed doors in Ireland, succumbed earlier in [...]

Football Tips: Back a Belarus double and win a tractor

FOOTBALL is continuing in Belarus so that's good for punters but maybe not for the fans and players.

Games aren't even behind closed doors with the country’s president Aleksandr Lukashenko calling coronavirus a “psychosis” that can be cured by tractors.

If that's the case why are Ipswich not playing their League One games and clearing Suffolk of this disease?

Belarus [...]

The Hardest Football Badge Quiz EVER!

With no sport to amuse ourselves, I've created a football badge quiz to keep us busy. Our Monday Night Quizzes were always popular so I'm hoping I can make these a regular feature while things are quiet on the football and racing front.

First off is the hardest football badge you'll ever attempt. If you manage to get 20/20 then [...]

Football Tips: Halted on the Road To Mandalay

THERE'S just no stopping this coronavirus – the Mynamar League and Irish racing being its latest victims.

Well done to Alan Thomson for his 20-1 treble on Tuesday while the Mynamar games flagged up by myself and Greg were called off after the country's first coronavirus cases were revealed.

It's a shame because I planned to head down the road [...]

Football Tips: Make Mynamar a double

WHO would have thought it would come to this – after no football, no bookies and no sport we have … well nothing.

Boris Johnson has put us in virtual lockdown and we'll need to stay indoors to keep ourselves and everyone safe from coronavirus.

It's tedious but just think how good it will be to watch your team with [...]