Saturday, 31 March 2007

Rollercoaster Day

A disastrous start to the day with everything going against me in the Liverpool v Arsenal match earlier was more than made up for by backing Chelsea late on to beat Watford (thank you Kalou).

A small profit on the day so far +£6.95, with the Spanish double header to come.

Posts have been a bit thin on the ground in recent days as I have been setting up another blog with a more appropriate title

My trading updates will now be available at the new blog as Paul the Daddy will concentrate more on the trials and tribulations of being a single Dad.

Wednesday, 28 March 2007

England 3 -0 Andorra

Well any readers of this blog would have seen that 3-0 was the predicted scoreline.

A better 2nd half performance illuminated by Steve Gerrard's 2 goals gave England the minimum win.

Stevie G, Kieron Dyer,David Nugent and also Jermaine Defoe all come out of the game with some credit.

Not the best night of trading with a loss of -£19.03. One more goal would have turned the night around, but at least McClaren will get untold stick in the morning.

Half Time Update

"You're not fit to wear the shirt", "What a load of rubbish". The travelling England fans have made their feelings known tonight and tomorrows tabloids will undoubtedly seal McClaran's fate

Andorra 0 - 0 England at Half Time and McClaren should just hand in his notice now.

At least that smug grin that has been plastered over his face for the last few years should be permanently wiped from his ruddy face.

Looks like England's ineptitude will cost me a few quid tonight, but I would pay that money to get the FA to admit that they made a complete balls up with the appointment of McClaren.

Hopefully the media witchhunt will not just stop with the manager though, the whole recruitment process was a joke and McClaren's main supporter Brian Barwick should also be out on his ear.

I'm still sure England will do enough to win the game, but whatever the result now it is game over for McClaren.


20 minutes gone and the boos have already started. Steve McClaren is a wa**er is the chant ringing round the stadium.

1 shot on target from Stevie Gerrard is the sum total of a lot of possession.

Still think I will have a little patience as I think if England score once more will follow..

What a shame for McDonut

Lampard injury lifts England

So at last Lampard is dropped from the England team - albeit caused by injury.

A midfield with Hargreaves and Gerrard has the balance and dynamism to become the fulcrum of England's challenge to qualify for Euro 2008.

Fat Frank may find it hard to get back back into the side.

I can't see anything but a comfortable England win and I am going with a back of over 3.5 goals at 1.55 with a cover bet on a 2-0 and 3-0 win

Will update later

England Expects

England's fixture list could not have been kinder to the hapless Steve McClaren.

Andorra would struggle to hold their own in the Conference, and England will snap up the 3 points tonight without too much trouble.

But even a comfortable win by 4 or 5 goals will do little to repair the damage to McClaren's reputation.

The FA would do well to heed the mood of the nation and the media and start making plans to replace the smug, bald denier.

Trading opportunities on the game are fairly limited, but I would expect England to grind out a win in the region of 3-0 or 4-0.

From yesterday I have a small all green position on the W.Indies v Australia super 8 match. I can't see the hosts getting anywhere near the Aussies total.

Monday, 26 March 2007

100 Not Out

The Daddy is back.

A small cash flow problem has meant that I have had to withdraw most of the money from my Betfair account so have missed a few days of trading.

I managed to find a spare £15 to play with tonight and layed Oxford @1.24 when they went 2-1 up thanks to a horror show from Dagenham keepet Tony Roberts.

A disputed lated goal from the Football League bound Daggers has give me a profit of £62.48 on the day.

This is my 100th post of this blog and the profits are still rolling in..