The Fuzz: Fri Apr 30th
Waka, Waka, Eh, Eh….
Hello one and all, hope everyone has had a better week than our fantastic PM! This is The Fuzz – my weekly betting based blog.
I’m on the train heading north to Edinburgh for the annual engage Super League Magic weekend. I include the sponsor’s name because they are paying me to be there and ‘wow’ the crowds in the engage Fan Zone at Murrayfield.
If you’re not a Rugby League fan, you probably don’t know much about this. It’s a kind of League festival with all fourteen teams playing over two days. It started in Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium in 2007 and here I am heading to my fourth engage Magic weekend.
Sky make the engage (I’ll stop now) Super League what it is and they are screening all seven matches on Saturday and Sunday, have a look at one of them if you’re not a fan – it’s fun just watching the hits! From a betting point of view I can only advise you to go overs on the points. Hills have over 350 total points across all seven games at 5/6. Every Magic weekend so far has featured more than that and if it’s dry with that expansive Murrayfield pitch, it will happen again.
To hear former Super League forwards Barrie McDermott and Terry O’Connor’s bets on every match listen to our Rugby League podcast.
Have you noticed the World Cup tat is in the shops already? Union jack car flags, whistles, mugs, hats with straws, sunglasses, souvenir signed Beckham snapped Achilles tendons, Stevie Me’s fave DJ mix, Ashley Cole’s mobile price plan (free sexts for everyone), Wayne Bridge’s guide to the best televisions, I’ll stop before I completely kill the ‘joke’.
My mate Nick sent me a great link this week – the Italia 90 Panini sticker album. I was a bit old to be doing scrambles in the playground and shouting NEED! GOT! I did it in 1986 – that was my year. I actually thought about doing a 2010 one, but realised I would get frustrated, go into a shop and buy a tenner’s worth - it would kind of defeat the object.
One other World Cup related thing before I move on … Shakira is doing the official song and here it is: Waka Waka.
What did you reckon to poor old Gordon? He looks like a man who works his you-know-whats off, gets home only to have a list of questions about jobs he’s not done or done badly AND a list of jobs waiting for him to do that night before tea. The man is tired. He needs to find his personal ‘cave’ as soon as this election is over and stay there for a while.
I felt sorry for him this week, we all say things we shouldn’t (obviously not on mic). I just wish he had continued with his honesty. If that was what he genuinely thought of that woman, then he should have stood up in front of the baying media and Press pack and said ‘Look I meant what I said. Maybe I should have said it to the lady in question’s face, but I didn’t think about it until I had got back in the car.”
Instead he went through that whole embarrassing afternoon, including visiting the poor woman’s house, and in turn, forcing her to live with a throng of journos and photographers outside her Rochdale home.
It was all a bit weird – I’m still not sure why Gordon brought her breasts into it?!
William Hill are taking plenty on the election and everything that goes with it. The latest odds on which party will win the most seats are: Tories 1/7, Labour 5/1 and LibDems are 12/1.
As the poll of polls stands at the minute the Cons have a 6% lead over Labour. If that happens on May 6th, Labour will win most seats by 12 for reasons explained in an earlier Fuzz.
Labour at 5s is too big by a mile.
Last bit of politics, have a look at this brilliant game where you can give each of the party leaders a black eye or two.
Speaking of such violence Carl Froch let himself down a bit in the Super Six fight with Mikkel Kessler. It was a superb scrap, but the Nottingham champion didn’t seem to be able to press home his advantage whenever he hurt the Dane.
This weekend it’s Prizefighter: The Cruiserweights, with Herbie Hide (a former heavyweight world champ) taking on seven others with nowhere near his experience or class. If you can get a bet on him winning by stopping all three of his opponents take it.
In the early hours of Sunday morning ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley fights Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather in one of those Vegas razzamatazz events. It should be great and it’s free on Sky Sports 1, Sky+ it and watch it at a reasonable hour, it could be a classic.
Right I’m done, I have whiskey to taste at the engage Super League media party (why did they think it wash a good idea to have all the media drinking whishkey until the wee hoursh … yesh mish moneypenny)
Before I go Dinky’s tip for the weekend is Elusive Pimpernel in the Guineas OR just walk to your nearest drain and stuff a tenner down there instead.
Bet well and good luck.