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  1. Re: England > Weekend > Evo-Stik Northern, Southern & Ryman Prem Aug 20 Ships has mentioned the Met Police and there was a little bit of info in todays Independant. It said that the riots have caused a very disrupted preseason and it meant that a couple of friendlies were meanlingless as the manager didnt have the firsts, seconds or thirds available. It said they are dangerously under-prepared for todays game against Harrow. Harrow are available at 13/8 in a few places.
  2. Re: England > Weekend > BlueSQ Bet North & South August 20 Blyth Spartans v Bishops Stortford I am still really happy to take Stortford on and they look in a real mess right now having suffered a heavy 6-1 defeat at Corby on Wednesday which came after their loss to Colwyn Bay which I witnessed. Blyth’s games so far have seen plenty of goals with a 2-2 draw against Histon followed by a 3-2 defeat by pre-season title favourites Halifax. They may not have won yet but both performances were solid and this looks a perfect time to be playing Stortford. The other thing to factor in is the massive trip for the away side which comes on the back of being at Corby on Tuesday. I can see this being quite an easy win for Blyth and am happy to back them on the handicap at 10/11 with Blue Square and HT/FT at 6/5 with bet365. Bromley v Maidenhead Maidenhead appear to be as bad (maybe even worse) than Bishops Stortford. They have lost their first two games of the Blue Square South season 4-0 against Tonbridge Angels and Dorchester, neither of which you would expect to be near the top come the end of the season. It looked like they might be capable of improving on their poor effort last season but these first two games suggest otherwise. Bromley meanwhile have won both their games so far, including beating Boreham Wood 4-0 on Tuesday night. They look in decent shape and will be disappointed if they can’t beat Maidenhead at home. I’m happy to take them on the handicap with Blue Square at 11/10.
  3. Re: England > Weekend > BlueSQ Bet Prem Aug 19-20 Alfreton v Forest Green Rovers FGR looked a decent team in the first half against Stockport and did well to hold on for a point at Luton on Tuesday, where Luton threw plenty at them to try and get a winner. Alfreton are struggling to get to grips with the Blue Square Premier so far, losing to Hayes on the opening day and drawing 0-0 with Southport on Tuesday. Those two sides are likely to turn out to be two of the weakest in the league and FGR should pose a much stiffer test. I can’t work out why Alfreton should be so short (odds on with Boylesports) to win this and FGR seem good value with Coral at 12/5 to gain their first three points of the season. Cambridge United v Kidderminster The home side are pretty fortunate to still be unbeaten after two games and given what’s happened in both matches they could easily have lost both. Wrexham were the better side last Saturday and United managed to sneak a last minute equaliser. They then hosted AFC Telford on Tuesday where AFC could easily have been 3-0 up at half time, but as can happen in football they didn’t take their chances and Cambridge took pretty much the one they had the whole match. I thought Cambridge could be dark horses this season and they still might be but it seems like the young side are still finding their feet and look vulnerable. I rightly opposed Kidderminster on the opening day of the season but they still performed well enough against Gateshead and followed that up with a very good effort to beat Lincoln on Tuesday 1-0, and it could have been more by the sound of it. Kidderminster seem to be playing the better of the two sides so far and the 2/1 that is generally available looks big to me.
  4. Re: England > Weekend > BlueSQ Bet Prem Aug 19-20 First of all given how big I am on Newport to win the league I obviously want them to win tomorrow. My point is though that to say any team deserves to be bottom after two games is rather harsh. To me you deserve to be bottom if you are the worse team in the league and its impossible to say that after two games. I fully accept they were poor on Tuesday night but I my feeling is that they will start winning at somepoint and given how bad they were on Tuesday they wont be that bad again I would have thought. My view is the price isnt much value.
  5. Re: England > Weekend > BlueSQ Bet Prem Aug 19-20 Why do Grimsby deservedy prop up the league? They arent going to be there come the end of the season thats for certain. As I said above its always a fear when good teams get thrashed as to how they react in the next game.
  6. Re: England > Weekend > BlueSQ Bet North & South August 20 Having watching Colwyn Bay it was a bet I looked at but I didnt think the 6/4 was massive value. Dont forget that Droylsden were down to 10-men in that first game. Im still trying to weigh up how Eastwood will do this season, if they had of been around 2/1 Id have backed them to win this though.
  7. Re: England > Weekend > BlueSQ Bet North & South August 20 Ships is right its more a case of Stortford looking terrible so far. Blyth have apparently played well though and given Halifax are favs to win the league it seems a decent effort from them on Tuesday. Blue Square are 10/11 Blyth on the handicap.
  8. Re: England > Weekend > BlueSQ Bet North & South August 20 The 10/11 didnt last long.
  9. Re: England > Weekend > BlueSQ Bet North & South August 20 The early 4/6 has become 1/2 and they are only 6/5 on the HT-FT market. Im hoping Blue Square will have handicap betting on this game.
  10. Re: England > Midweek > BlueSQ Bet North & South Aug 15-17 Well they are the biggest bet Ive had ante-post so I will probably try and get to watch them a few times during the season. Be nice if a few more Premier League fans tried out non-league football.
  11. Re: England > Midweek > BlueSQ Bet North & South Aug 15-17 Well Ive backed Woking for the title so wanted them to win although had no money on the game itself. I live in London so it was pretty much the best game for me to get too last night. I also love Seafare chips so that is always an added bonus about going there :D. Thought the crowd was superb last night. I went to see them last November and they had around half that on a Tuesday night. You could tell that the crowd really believe they are in for a good season and they should have even more on Saturday. I bet the 5-0 win helped as well. Im sure you will go back as well after what you saw last night some of the football Woking played was a real pleasure to watch.
  12. Re: England > Midweek > BlueSQ Bet North & South Aug 15-17 I think Stortford can carry on being opposed for a while yet. I said that a better team than Colwyn Bay would have done even better than they did and in Corby thats what happened tonight. They travel to Blyth on Saturday and it will be interesting to see what price Blyth are.
  13. Re: England > Midweek > BlueSQ Bet Prem Aug 16 Sorry your right didnt notice the goal he scored whilst he was on loan.
  14. Re: England > Midweek > BlueSQ Bet Prem Aug 16 Jason Walker has scored the same amount of goals for York in two games as he did for Luton.
  15. Re: England > Weekend > BlueSQ Bet Prem Aug 19-20 Cant imagine any other team will get beat 5-0 by Braintree this season so it will be interesting to see how Grimsby react. My views on the management duo are well known and Im not sure they will get them to bounce back.
  16. Re: Heads-up on Suspicious runner Dingaan Didnt know he had gone back to Japan, but he was poor when he was riding here before. I followed Look Busy very closly but she won despite him.
  17. Re: Heads-up on Suspicious runner Dingaan I think the fact Slade still has a 5lb claim says it all about his riding ability.
  18. Re: England > Midweek > BlueSQ Bet North & South Aug 15-17 Is it possible to close that account and then open another one up? I cant believe they wouldnt want the custom seems silly to stop you betting with them over something like that.
  19. Re: England > Midweek > BlueSQ Bet North & South Aug 15-17 Nuneaton v Gloucester City Gloucester landed the nap comfortably on Saturday with a 2-0 win over Vauxhall Motors and it backed up my feeling that Gloucester will be a force to be reckoned with in the Blue Square North this season. There seems to be a new confidence in the squad that they are capable of performing and winning at this level and there is quality in the ranks as well. Nuneaton will be tougher opponents on Tuesday but they were disappointing against a Stalybridge who had ten men for 80 minutes of the game and still won. They were missing players on Saturday and it looks like being the case again here. Former City player Lee Smith will no doubt be up for the match but the Gloucester boys know exactly what he is capable of and that should help them deal with his threat, which is going to be Nuneaton’s main one. Gloucester are able to cause Nuneaton plenty of problems judging by their respective performances at the weekend and Blue Square’s 100/30 is simply too big.
  20. Re: England > Midweek > BlueSQ Bet Prem Aug 16 Newport County v Hayes & Yeading My recommended bet in this match is one I don’t think I have ever tipped up before and that is both teams to score at 10/11 with William Hill. I fully expect Newport to win this game after losing at Kettering on the first day of the season and they looked good going forward in the highlights I saw. However Kettering did manage to create a few decent chances and Newport seemed a little shaky at the back. I have also seen the highlights of Hayes’ meeting with Alfreton on Saturday and in my view similar comments could be made as there were some clinical finishing from the Hayes forwards, but it looked like a better team than Alfreton should be able to score more than one past them. It could easily be a bit of a goalfest but I reckon both teams will be on the scoresheet. Stockport County v Kettering As I mentioned above, I have seen the highlights for Kettering’s game on Saturday and I have to say I was quite impressed with what I saw. They may have been slightly fortunate to have been awarded the penalty which won them the match, but they created enough chances prior to that to have won the match anyway. I was certainly more impressed with what I saw from Kettering compared to that of Stockport on Friday night on TV. County looked a bit clueless in the first half and they did improve in the second but didn’t create much in the final third and I think it was aided by the fact that Forest Green did little in the second half. I reckon Stockport will take a while to gel properly as a team and given they take on a side who got off to a cracking start on Saturday, I think they will struggle. I’d have been tempted by Skybet’s 9/4, let alone the 100/30 that is available with Stan James for a Kettering victory.
  21. Re: England > Midweek > BlueSQ Bet Prem Aug 16 Perhaps Blue Square dont rate Walker much either. He was poor whenever I saw him for Luton last season and just wonder if its a case of he shone in a Barrow team that basically had no stars and it made him look better than he is. Given I have backed York to win the League I dont mind if he goes and proves me wrong. Blue Square use the lists given to them from the clubs so perhaps they dont have an updated list and they often have a wrong player in there somewhere.
  22. Re: England > Midweek > BlueSQ Bet North & South Aug 15-17 By the way if you dont have a Bet 365 account you should get one. The Dover manager was not impressed with his team on Saturday even though they won 4-0 which suggests to me Dorchester are crap. I would say that those two teams are as bad as each other which always means its a leave alone game for me. Im probably going to go to the Woking game tonight and the price is short but it would be a surprise if they didnt win.
  23. Re: England > Midweek > BlueSQ Bet North & South Aug 15-17 Well mid-week can only get better after Gainsborough put in an absolute shocker tonight and lost 3-0. Perhaps Little hasnt got things sorted after all.