With all manner of tributes coming in for Alex Ferguson after he announced his retirement from Manchester United, it was only a matter of time before a film is planned of his life.
In fact, bookmakers have already started taking bets on which actor would play the role of Fergie. Paddy Power have opened their market on the acting role (even though no film is yet specifically planned), with David Tennant the initial favourite at 6/1. read more »
It is widely accepted that football corruption is most rife in Asia, but pretty sure that most authorities believed that games were thrown for financial reasons.
However, three Lebanese officials have been charged been throwing an AFC match in Singapore. However, rather than financial gain, the officials were allegedly paid in free sexual gratification. read more »
Simonsig won the Arkle Trophy last week, as he was entitled to on all current form. The gallant Overturn set out to make it a jumping test but he was always going to struggle to lead out the race. Overturn certainly could not afford to make a mistake and once he had clattered the third last, the race was set up for Simonsig.
He won the race but not without having to be kept up to his work by Barry Geraghty in the face of an unlikely challenge from 33-1 shot Baily Green. read more »
Buggery, buggery, buggery. Another week in which things get let down. Still no panic with £42 returned from the £50, and Crystal Palace highlighted the lunacy of their odds against in style, but Cheltenham’s inability to force a winner and Gil Vicente’s late defeat caused a great deal of hit to the bank balance.
Still, I’ve had a fantastic midweek with Burak Yilmaz, Rushall Olympic and Boreham Wood keeping me in Jimmy Choos, so can’t complain. Will hope to continue this non-league luck. read more »