Author: Ian Waterhouse

Footballers Who Have an Ear for Music

It is often said that professional footballers have a lot of time on their hands. They train in the morning, have lunch at the club, maybe a light jog afterwards then the rest of the day is theirs to do as they will. Which leads to ask the question, ‘what do they do?’. In the past, gambling used to be a popular past time amongst players, but UEFA rules put paid to that. Golf is seemingly popular among the elite players as is playing video games, but some turn their attention to a different tune, literally. Music is what...

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Big Match Betting Preview – Arsenal v Manchester City

After the humiliation of being played off the park by City in the League Cup final last Sunday, Arsene Wenger gets an immediate shot at redemption as he welcomes Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City to the Emirate Stadium on Thursday night. Ironically, the pair were due to meet in the league last Sunday, but the game had to be rescheduled to Thursday because of their meeting in the League Cup final. Now revenge must surely be on the cards as Wenger for the first time in his Arsenal career is finally starting to fear for his job. Six defeats in...

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Championship Betting Preview: Middlesbrough v Leeds

A derby of sorts is being served up as a Championship treat this Friday night in a game that could have huge ramifications on either sides playoff hopes. After a terrible run that cost Thomas Christiansen his job, Leeds finally got back to winning ways against Brentford at the weekend with new head coach Paul Heckingbottom delighted to pick up his first three points in charge. However, it has been a costly run for the Whites which has seen them slip from a top six position down to eleventh in the league and six points adrift of sixth place....

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Premier League Betting Preview: Burnley v Everton

It is the battle of the no-nonsense Englishmen this Saturday as Sam Allardyce’s Everton make the relatively short trip to Lancashire to face Sean Dyche’s Burnley. In years gone by, many people’s coupon would have had this game down as an away win but under Dyche, Burnley have been ripping up trees and find themselves comfortably in the top seven and ten points clear of the drop zone. For that reason, it was of little surprise that the gravel voiced Dyche was heavily linked to the Everton role when the Toffee’s dismissed Ronald Koeman earlier in the season. However,...

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