Ante-post thoughts for this season:- what the footballs fans from gg.com think……….
The start of the new football season is nearly upon us & the newspapers, websites & sports TV channels are crammed full of articles & features covering views & opinions from a wide range of people letting us all know what they think, hope & believe will happen this season.
It’s all good stuff & there are plenty of interesting opinions floating around from players, managers, pundits, presenters, commentators alike & they’ve all had their say but what I have not seen yet is something covering what the the true football fans/punters believe will happen & so I thought let’ sought that out now & so here are the views & opinions of members of the www.gg.com football forum who have a proven record of collectively producing fantastic football predictions & bet recommendations:
what the footballs fans from gg.com think……….
‘theracingguru’ was first to put views forward with the following opinions on the Serie A in Italy “I really like the look of this one……… Napoli to win Serie A … 16/1 …. I will have a bit of that….AC Milan have lost key players….Juventus manager has been given 10month suspension from football for match fixing…..Napoli could be a dark horse this season. “
Come the end of the season those words might well prove to very shrewd indeed, definitely one to consider in my opinion.
Next in line with his offering was ‘Bishopburkey’ who came up with a very interesting, potentially bookie bashing treble “Man. City for the Champions League. Bolton for the Championship. Whitby Town FA Cup. Treble. ”
Man City can rightly be regarded as respected challengers for the Champions League while I’ve backed Bolton each way for Championship so I’m obviously with Bishop on that one, it would be fantastic to see Whitby Town with the F.A. Cup but they are the same odds as Arsenal winning something & I think that is too much to ask.
‘tparker2′ was most definite about what he thought because he typed his views in capital letters “EVERTON AND ASTON VILLA ARE BELOW AVERAGE SIDES AND THINK WILL BE DRAGGED INTO A RELEGATION BATTLE DONT KNOW PRICES BUT WORTH A DABBLE I THINK “ – very interesting opinions indeed, I can’t say I agree as I believe Everton are a very good side & Villa will be around mid table come the end, will be cracking odds though for anybody tempted.
The next opinion posted came from the fantastically named ‘tommyombomb’ who had these views on the Premier League title race “City to come first, united second is currently 3/1 Looks a good bet as I think Chelsea might fall apart with Di Matteo and arsenal are still not good enough to challenge yet. “ - I can’t argue with the fact that it really should be City & United who fill 1st & 2nd, very tight call in which order but I’ve personally gone for Man United, quite possible the best bet is City & United top two any order.
‘SuperCooper’ appears to be another Man City fan, that’s not his fault & somebody has to be, anyway here is what he had to say on a few matters “City for League and FA cup double more than capable with strength in depth.
Have to disagree with previous Everton & Villa double unfortunatelym, Everton will have a good enough strikeforce with jelavic and Naismith Liniking up and from a rangers fan I can pretty much guarantee that.
Lambert will grind out results and get villa round to his way of thinking.
Wigan and Reading double relation for me Wigan haven’t improved and with the possible lose of key player Moses they won’t cling on for another year. “
Well argued & explained opinions & I just about agree with them apart from City winning the league again.
‘britchie’ was next in line with some straightforward selections, no need for talking, clearly hoping his picks will do that for him “Hull City for the Championship, Q.O.S for Scottish Div 2, PSG for the Champions League
Hearts for the Uefa Cup (ha!)”
I’ve backed Leicester City & Bolton for the Championship but if they fail then I would Steve Bruce to do it with Hull City & no doubt they can have a cracking season so Britchie could be collecting big there, PSG can win the Champions League, if they don’t actually win it they will probably just buy the trophy for £50 million as they do with everything else.
‘Twist Magic’ could be set for a very good season if the odds of his picks are anything to go by as all of his selections are strongly fancied, here was what Twist Magic offered “E/W Acc Man U, Blackburn,Sheff U and Fleetwood “ – very simple, straightforward bet that most definitely has a more than fair chance of collecting, I definitely want Man United & Sheff United to deliver for him as they are carrying my money as well.
After all those fantastic offerings on www.gg.com I thought it was time that I personally got involved & this was where my money has gone:
“My ante-post portfolio for the domestic season in England is: PREMIER LEAGUE:- MANCHESTER UNITED to win at 9/4
CHAMPIONSHIP:- BOLTON each way at 8/1 & LEICESTER CITY each way at 8/1 (1/4 odds 1,2,3)
LEAGUE 1:- SHEFFIELD UNITED each way at 6/1 & MK DONS each way at 7/1 (1/4 odds 1,2,3)
LEAGUE 2:- ROTHERHAM UNITED e/w at 4/1 & SOUTHEND each way at 16/1 (1/4 odds 1,2,3)
from that I’ve also done the following ante-post multiples:
Each Way Lucky 15 + each way acca:
Premier League: MANCHESTER UNITED at 9/4 CHAMPIONSHIP:- BOLTON at 8/1 LEAGUE 1:- SHEFFIELD UNITED at 6/1 LEAGUE 2:- ROTHERHAM UNITED at 4/1
Each Way Lucky 15 + each way acca:
Premier League: MANCHESTER UNITED at 9/4 CHAMPIONSHIP:- LEICESTER CITY at 8/1 LEAGUE 1:- MK DONS at 7/1 LEAGUE 2:- SOUTHEND UNITED at 16/1
so that’s where my ante-post hopes & dreams for the season lie & hopefully I’ll be collecting a decent return come next May. “
Basically that is my retirement plan, I’m happy to work for another 10 months & then I wan’t to call it a day & retire, I’ll be 36 by then and I need to take it steady, go to the races everyday & relax by spending my winnings, well hopefully anyway.
‘Jmahon’ wins the prize for making a special effort to post as he came straight from a stint of Sea Fishing to post these potential bookie smashing thoughts:
“My Ante post selections for the upcoming season.
United to win the Prem,9/4 Top scorer Rooney8/1 and Van Persie(united) 9/1 dutching both this could be the most lethal forward line in the Prem!!
Championship Steve Kean to do justice and show the Blackburn fans that hes the man for the mission 10/1
Preston North End ew 10/1 League 1
Oxford United ew 14/1 League 2 “
Jmahon looks to have put a lot of thought & effort into that & might well be collecting & I’ve quite a few shrewdies put up Oxford for League 2.
‘Pboyle’ was the last but certainly not least to have a say & here are his incredibly wise words about Manchester United for the Premier League title, by law every post should have started with great thoughts like that, anway here is what he said “i do think 2/1 is a steal with the latest news that just been announced by man united.two things to take into account man city got league last season by the snip of there teeth fair play to them.tevez is a grenade waiting to go off and to much swapping and changing by mancini. rest assured sir alex has bought van the man ask yourselves this is he an out and out striker all rounder compare him to likes of darren bent defoe goal poachers,yes van the man does that also bring in my view he brings skill that ur only born with!! look at the volleys he scored last season.he will no doubt fit in very easy, im not a man u fan by the way but im glad to see united buy him and give city a run.im placing united to win league 2/1.good luck”
I tipped up MANCHESTER UNITED for the Premier League at 9/4 as posted & got them in all my ante-post bets, I’ve got a nice single for me, well actually a couple of nice singles, & I even put one on for my dear mum who is United through & through, she was 60 last week & I put a the bet in her birthday card for, what a present that will prove to be from those kind people at Betfred, well hopefully anyway.
So that’s what a selection of genuine football fans/punters from www.gg.com thought & hope you find them interesting, good luck if you get involved & especially if you back Man United for the Premier League, now I know I’m supposed to be neutral in my judgements & I promise to be for the rest of the season after this point but I am allowing myself this one chance to be biased & cheer on United for the league title, all-together now “We want our trophy back, we want our trophy back”……………………