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Beat the Bookies: Week 26

By: Rob Sedgwick
Date: 25/01/2006

IT was my fault that Town didn't win at Torquay. I am on a losing streak at the moment which ensured that Town's "winner" wasn't to be as Beat the Bookies had backed it! This time next week, however, it could all look very different....

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It's the FA Cup again this weekend which means there are only a handful of matches in the top two divisions. There are several possible upsets which stand out in the 4th Round, though. Everton at 5/1 are a good bet to beat a Chelsea side probably more interested in other competitions (I hope!). Arsenal have an awful away record, and Bolton are a generous 12/5 to topple the Gunners at the Reebok with

Other possibilities for upsets are the only League Two represntatives Cheltenham to do what Town failed to do and beat Newcastle. offer 5/1 on a Cheltenham win. Finally Wolves are bound to give Man Utd a game at Molineux, and Paul Ince's boys are 13/2 to beat his former club.

Most importantly of all the League Two matches. It's starting to become the time of year when the clubs at the bottom lift their game as the spectre of relegation looms over teams. We unfortunately have seen this in Town's last two games, and we ourselves used to do at this time of the season to many a side aiming for promotion. Stockport are capable of getting a draw (3/1) or even a win (6/1 with at leaders Wycombe. Likewise Torquay can bag three points at Shrewsbury - whose season is drifting to a mid-table conclusion, available at 13/5 with

Cheltenham to beat Newcastle

Previous Bets (around £10 per week)

27/07Rushden to get relegated5/2In progress
03/08Sell Lincoln in League Two 60 Index13In progress
10/08Rob Jones to score v Chester12/1£0.00
17/08Buy Scunthorpe in the Mini Performance Index vs Forestbought@16
actual 35
24/08Rob Jones to score v Derby33/1-£10.00
31/08Northampton to beat Wycombe2/1-£10.00
13/09Carlisle to beat Cheltenham2/1+£20.00
19/09Grimsby to beat Spurs5/1+£50.00
26/09Hull to beat Norwich16/5-£10.00
05/10Grimsby v Wycombe total goalsbought at 2.8
actual 1
11/10England v Poland total goalsbought at 2.6
actual 3
17/10Woking to beat Forest11/4+£27.50
24/10Grimsby to beat Newcastle6/1-£10.00
02/11Bristol Rovers to beat Grimsby10/3+£33.33
08/11Macclesfield to beat Grimsby7/2-£10.00
16/11Tommy Mooney to score against Grimsby5/4-£10.00
23/11Carlisle v Wycombe: buy total goalsbought at 2.9
actual 1
29/11Grays to beat Mansfield9/5-£10.00
06/12Bristol Rovers to beat Grimsby7/2+£35.00
14/12Wycombe to beat Bury6/5-£10.00
20/12Various Xmas Upsetsvarious-£11.50
29/12Hull to beat Leeds4/1-£10.00
04/01Arsenal not to beat Cardiff9/2-£10.00
11/01Carlisle to beat Shrewsbury7/5-£10.00
18/01Grimsby to beat TorquayEvs-£10.00
Total +£31.80

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