Monthly Archives: January 2011

Can everyone root for the underdog?

Let’s try and avoid any clichés and talk of it being straight from “a Hollywood blockbuster”; Crawley Town have drawn Man United in the FA cup. But will everyone be rooting for the underdog? Being a neutral football fan and … Continue reading

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An FA Cup Miracle? The OptaJoke Blog – Week 4

Last week’s tip wasn’t a winner so here’s hoping that the FA Cup brings with it some better fortune for this weeks selection. Again, I’m going to opt for a speculative treble of over 2.5 goals in an attempt to … Continue reading

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Toppo’s Top Tens – Football Theme Tunes

For the last fifteen years or so, football coverage has increased dramatically. There’s now live coverage of several Premier League games every weekend, European matches live during the weeks and, if you’re a subscriber to pay TV, coverage of matches from an … Continue reading

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The OptaJoke Betting Blog – Week 3

Another week means another OptaJoke longshot for you to get stuck into this weekend. Although Gareth Bale failed to hit the net in Spurs 0-0 draw against Manchester United the over 3.5 double came in at just over 5/1 for … Continue reading

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The Accumulator Series: The Friendship Accumulator

Week Four ‘Keep your friends close, keep your enemies closer’ The Friendship Accumulator For those of you who have been following my previous accumulators you’ll know that they have not gone so well so far. Given this, when I saw … Continue reading

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Toppo’s Top Tens – Penalties

This week’s Toppo’s Top Ten examines what are arguably every Englishman’s worst nightmare – penalties. Penalty kicks are a true test of an player’s nerve, whether it’s during 90 minutes or in a shootout. The prospect of running up and slamming … Continue reading

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The OptaJoke Betting Blog – 15th January

As usual there are a couple of longshots for you this week courtesy of OptaJoke. The weekend’s selections will differ from week to week in an attempt to find some decent value in the longer odds markets. After last week’s … Continue reading

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