Archive for April, 2014

The Three Tenners – Week Four

Last week saw only one return, but at least the account stayed in the black. My form resembles that of Carlton Football Club but thankfully I have the full support of the board. To my loyal ten readers please stick with me, things will improve. Just remember Rome wasn’t built in a day, and ‘The Trip Fund’ needs to get me to the USA in September.

Here is this week’s bets, remember gamble responsibly and don’t forget in Australia its Masters Monday. Hopefully the boss lets you get to work a little later than normal.

Bet One – Single

A Port Adelaide fadeout cost them the four points against North Melbourne last week but Saturday they play a 0-3 Brisbane Lions.   The Lions were terrible last week and will be no match for the Power, take Port Adelaide at the line.

Port Adelaide -36.5 Return $19.20

Bet Two – Double

Back to England and the Premier League. Newcastle was deplorable last week against Manchester United and will lose to Stoke Saturday night. Everton are flying after their win against Arsenal and are hunting a Champions League appearance. The Championship bound Sunderland will be no match for the high flying Everton.

Stoke/Everton Return $38.70

Bet Three – Treble

The final weekend of the A-League and the battle for finals positions is on. On the pitch we will farewell some champions but as always its results that matter. Western Sydney will have too much to play for against Harry Kewell’s Melbourne Heart, if Western Sydney win 2nd place and a week off is theirs, a loss could spell disaster. Brisbane Roar has top spot already sewn up but Mike Mulvey won’t be resting of his laurels (or any players). Berisha is back and Central Coast looked shaky last week. Alessandro Del Piero’s Sydney only needs a point to finalise their top six position but Frank Farina needs a win to give the players the confidence they need for a successful finals campaign.

Western Sydney/Brisbane/Sydney Return $63.10

That’s all from me this week, enjoy the weekend.

The Trip Fund: $13.23 Probably won’t even get me out of Zone 2 in Melbourne for a day of fun on the Metro. Maybe I’ll ride my bike and grab some fish n chips for lunch.

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The Three Tenners – Week Three

After a poor week last week I am back, ready to back some winners. Port Adelaide saved me from a complete disaster and saved some minor blushing from the author. This week provides a new hope and plenty of sport to add to ‘The Trip Fund’. I have decided to put Rugby League on the backburner this week, with my lack of knowledge clearing showing with last week’s tips. The A-League, Premier League and AFL await this week.

Bet One – Single

Manny Muscat joins a long queue of players unavailable for Wellington this week as they take on Sydney this Sunday. For Sydney this is a must win clash after a draw last week in Melbourne. For Wellington the season is over, and the end of season trip is the main thing on their minds. Sydney has to win to keep the advantage in the finals race against Newcastle. Ignoring a gut feeling I am backing Sydney but cannot put them in a multi.

Sydney $1.75 – Return $17.50

Bet Two – Double

Grand Final rematch and no Luke Hodge points to a Fremantle win for me. The Hawks were lucky to get over the line last week and Fremantle has been at their relentless best. Football – The Ross Lyon way, it might not be attractive football but its winning football. I will probably resort to checking the AFL app on my phone whilst this game is on so I don’t have to watch 2 hours of Lyonesque (No, that isn’t a word kids) abysmal football. I have doubled this with another horrific idea by the AFL, Sunday night football. Essendon should be too good for Carlton; it might be fun to tune in halfway thru the third quarter when Blues fans are calling for the head of Mick Malthouse on a platter.

Fremantle/Essendon $3.25 – Return $32.50

Bet Three – Treble

Its FA Cup semi-final weekend and Arsenal take on the defending champions, Wigan Athletic. Yes that’s right Wigan. Remember them; they played in the Premier league recently. Sadly for Wigan fans (I don’t think any of them are reading this) I think the fairytale will end this weekend at the hands of red hot favourites Arsenal. Adelaide United is back in front of their home crowd against Melbourne Heart. Fans at Hindmarsh have been treated to some great football and Friday night will be no different. If the Lyonesque football gets too much for you tomorrow night find SBS2 and watch some of the round ball, there is a chance you will see more goals too. Finally I have thrown Port Adelaide into the mix as they travel to Melbourne to play North. Last week they were very impressive and based on this I am prepared to take the $1.77 on offer. Fingers crossed.

Arsenal/Adelaide United/Port Adelaide $3.92 – Return $39.20

The Trip Fund $25.48 (-$13 last week)