All Quiet On The Transfer Front: Calm Before The Storm?

Well it’s that time that time of the
week again where we try to grab some money from the bookies. As is the norm we
will look at the transfer sagas and see if there is any changes in the odds.

Word round
the campfire on Twitter is that two players may even be announced by the time
you read this. Those two players are Wayne Rooney and Cesc Fabregas.

Rooney was
9/1 last week to become a Gooner this window and on Wednesday those odds have gone
out to 10/1. The odds range from 6/1 to 10/1. Rooney is without a shadow of a
doubt a proven Premier League striker who would be immense for The Arsenal. I
really hope those campfire rumours are to be believed.

Fabregas last week was 4/1 to rejoin The Gooners and is this week 9/2 which is
slightly better odds. I’ve said all summer this was a decent gamble and there
seems to be a lot in the rumours of him coming back, however I’m losing a
little bit of faith in this becoming a reality. As to my knowledge he is still
training with Barcelona, at what point do we say enough is enough? Let’s give
this bet one more week or so before we start to worry. At 9/2 it’s still worth
a little gamble.

Luis Suarez
is mostly odds on to join Arsenal with most bookies with a best priced 6/5 to
add bite to Arsenals attack after his ban ends.

seems to be coming out of Arsenal about any incoming transfers and even players
heavily linked to Arsenal this summer such as Marouane Fellaini , Ashley Williams
and Julio Cesar are now no longer odds on to join. Looks once again like
Arsenal Fans are going to be like Charlie Bucket looking through the window at
other fans enjoying the sweets of the transfer market except Charlie Bucket was
stone broke and Arsenal have 10’s of millions at our disposal. Hey ho on with
the show.

The Football
League kicks off this weekend. As we have looked at the bottom two Divisions
over the past couple of blogs this week we will look at The Championship.

Our old
saggy faced friend T’riffic ‘Arry is favourite to take QPR up as Champions at
6/1. Reading and Bolton come next in the betting at 9/1. Leicester could be
worth a look at around 14/1 though. Leeds are 22/1 to go up as champions.

To be
relegated – Yeovil are 5/6 odds on to go down with Doncaster a decent 5/2 to
follow them (talk of an Irish Consortium ploughing money into Doncaster seems
as pie in the sky as Arsenal spending any this window, as I write their highest
profile signing is some pop star who’s only qualification it seems is he also
is covered in shit tattoos like your average footballer). Barnsley are 13/5 to go
down with & make it a miserable season for South Yorkshire.

Top Scorer-

Rhodes heads the market at 8/1 with Charlie Austin 10/1. Adam Le Fondre must be
in with a shout and his odds of 14/1 really stand out. Loic Remy is 25/1 and if
you think various things may go in his favour those odds may well be too good
to turn down.

Sack Race- First
Manager to leave his post, this market is headed by Paul Ince at 5/1, `Arry is
10/1 and must be in with shout as he’s left more clubs than George Best.

As the season
is about to start in earnest, let’s see if we can pick a nice winning accumulator
up off this week’s coupon.

Acca Bet of
the Week

£10 Acca on
Blackpool, Leeds, Millwall and Portsmouth to all win pays a tasty £261.96

Bet of the Week

unders/overs Bet on Sheffield United Overs, Burnley Overs, Barnsley Overs,
Portsmouth Overs pays £168.00

My BFG (Best
Friend Gaz) rang me up the other day with a tasty season double bet.

Eastleigh to
win the Conference South which pays 10/3 amd Forest Green to win the Conference
Premier at 5/1. Combine the two as he was told by a well known manager both
clubs have squads far too strong for the leagues they are in.

As always
please only bet with what you can afford to lose and feel free to contact me on
Twitter to discuss any or all of the above.

Andy Wood

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