UK Football Weekly Tips and Stuff – The Gurgler’s Own Goal

A week after the English Premier League signs off on a new record deal for TV rights, 2 of their team in Europe are out, another two on life support, and only Chelsea in some kind of position to progress. Does the amount of money or the European achievements determine the best league in the world? We don’t care about either, we just like the EPL as most games every week are compeditive and allow us our opportunity to continue placing losing multis every week.

The biggest surprise was Arsenal getting their pants pulled down at home to Monaco, which led to the usual complaints about Arsene Wenger, and plenty of Wenger Out calls. Nothing is likely to change, and the powers that be have already promised another 50 million to spend in the UK summer. Sure it’s about a fifth of what Manchester United will get to spend, but it will cover at least one more midfielder that they desperately need. As an Ipswich Town fan we hope they stay away from Tyrone Mings.

Manchester City’s loss to Barcelona wasn’t too big a surprise given the Spanish side’s European pedigree, and Spurs and Liverpool have thrown away good chances at Silverware in Europe.

Talking of silverware, the first piece of it in England is up for grabs this Sunday with the League Cup final at Wembley. Many will wonder if Spurs can repeat the spanking handed out to Chelsea last time they met, the same amount will probably wonder if the Thursday away game in Europe will hurt their chances. There’s also the worry that Jose Mourinho will blame everybody and claim a conspiracy if they lose the game. We don’t think it will be a worry for him, a Chelsea victory looks likely.

Further down the leagues and 7 of the Championship’s top 8 all won in midweek to keep the top as tight as it has been in a lot of years. just 3 wins separates 2nd to 8th with another one to Derby. Noone else looks likely to get in the promotion mix, although Nottingham Forest’s turnaround under new manager Dougie Freedman will be taken seriously if it continues.

Down the bottom of the division the bottom 4 all plays each other with 2nd last v last and 3rd last v 4th last. A loss for last placed Blackpool could just about sign their demise to the third division. A pair of genuine 6 pointers you won’t find anywhere else in Football this weekend.

League One is all about manager changes with Peterborough and Coventry dispensing of their managers, and Barnsley pinching Oldham’s main man leaving them managerless and a total of three teams without a boss. A total of 6 axings since February proved that League one is not all that fair from the Championship after all.

League Two is the quietest of all the four, which is business as usual, Burton lead this division with former Chelsea man Hasslebank in charge At the other end Hartlepool need to win and win plenty to avoid a drop into the abyss of the Vanarama Conference league.





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EPL MULTI $1 pays $34
ARSENAL to win v Everton
DRAW West Ham v Crystal Palace
MANCHESTER UNITED to win v Sunderland
BURNLEY to win v Swansea
NEWCASTLE to win v Aston Villa
NOTTS FOREST to win v Reading
WOLVES to win v Cardiff
DRAW Sheffield Wed v Middlesbrough
DRAW Charlton v Huddersfield
BOURNEMOUTH to win v Blackburn
LEAGUE ONE MULTI $1 pays $102
BARNSLEY to win v Gillingham
PRESTON to win v Oldham
BRISTOL CITY to win v Rochdale
PETERBOROUGH to win v Bradford
COVENTRY to win v Milton Keynes
LEAGUE TWO MULTI $1 pays $32
SHREWSBURY to win v Northampton
PORTSMOUTH to win v Oxford
LUTON to win v Accrington
SOUTHEND to win v Carlisle
BURTON to win v Newport




Result Team Stat
Games Unbeaten Liverpool 10
Wins L’pool/M City/Hull/Arsenal 2
Games Without Win Aston Villa 11
Loss Aston Villa 6
Most Draws (no./games) Sunderland 13
Fewest Draws (no./games) QPR/Southampton 4
Most Home Draws (no./games) Sunderland/Everton 7
Most Away Draws (no./games) Man Utd 7
Best Home Record (points/games) Chelsea 35
Worst Home Record  (points/games) Leicester 10
Best Away Record  (points/games) Manchester City 28
Worst Away Record  (points/games) QPR 3
Most Goals Scored Chelsea/Man City 56
Fewest Goals Scored Aston Villa 13
Most Goals Conceded QPR 45
Fewest Goals Conceded Southampton 19
Most Goals Scored last 6 Arsenal 15
Least Goals Scored last 6 Aston Villa 2
Most Goals Conceded Last 6 Aston Villa 14
Least Goals Conceded Last 6 Liverpool 2
Best form (points from last 6) Liverpool 16
Best form (points from last 6) Arsenal 15
Best form (points from last 6) Chelsea 14
Worst form (points from last 6) Leicester 4
Worst form (points from last 6) QPR 3
Worst form (points from last 6) Aston Villa 0
Result Team Stat
Games Unbeaten Derby 7
Wins Norwich 5
Games Without Win Birmingham 8
Loss Bolton 3
Most Draws (no./games) Charlton 15
Fewest Draws (no./games) Brentford 4
Most Home Draws (no./games) Charlton/Sheff Wed 8
Most Away Draws (no./games) Cardiff 8
Best Home Record (points/games) Derby 37
Worst Home Record  (points/games) Wigan 13
Best Away Record  (points/games) Bournemouth/Norwich 30
Worst Away Record  (points/games) Blackpool 6
Most Goals Scored Bournemouth 67
Fewest Goals Scored Sheff Wed/B’pool/Wigan 28
Most Goals Conceded Blackpool 65
Fewest Goals Conceded Middlesbrough 22
Most Goals Scored last 6 Derby/Notts F 16
Least Goals Scored last 6 Wigan 2
Most Goals Conceded Last 6 Bolton 16
Least Goals Conceded Last 6 Norwich 3
Best form (points from last 6) Norwich 16
Best form (points from last 6) Derby 14
Best form (points from last 6) Notts F/Middsboro 13
Worst form (points from last 6) Bolton/Wigan 4
Worst form (points from last 6) Birmingham 3
Worst form (points from last 6) Fulham 2
Result Team Stat
Games Unbeaten Gillingham 7
Wins Preston 4
Games Without Win Coventry 7
Loss Chesterfield 4
Most Draws (no./games) Coventry 12
Fewest Draws (no./games) Rochdale/Peterb/Barnsley/Crewe 5
Most Home Draws (no./games) Fleetwood/Coventry 7
Most Away Draws (no./games) Oldham/Notts Co/Walsall 6
Best Home Record (points/games) Bristol City 38
Worst Home Record  (points/games) Leyton Orient 12
Best Away Record  (points/games) Bristol City 29
Worst Away Record  (points/games) Crawley 10
Most Goals Scored Milton Keynes 66
Fewest Goals Scored Yeovil 25
Most Goals Conceded Crawley 56
Fewest Goals Conceded Preston 28
Most Goals Scored last 6 Gillingham 14
Least Goals Scored last 6 Yeovil/Notts Co 4
Most Goals Conceded Last 6 Crawley 13
Least Goals Conceded Last 6 Preston 3
Best form (points from last 6) Gillingham 14
Best form (points from last 6) Sheffield Utd 13
Best form (points from last 6) Preston 13
Worst form (points from last 6) Chesterfield 4
Worst form (points from last 6) Coventry 4
Worst form (points from last 6) Notts Co 3
Result Team Stat
Games Unbeaten Portsmouth 6
Wins Plymouth 4
Games Without Win Cheltenham 8
Loss Carlisle 3
Most Draws (no./games) York 14
Fewest Draws (no./games) Carlisle 3
Most Home Draws (no./games) York 8
Most Away Draws (no./games) Portsmouth 7
Best Home Record (points/games) Shrewsbury 42
Worst Home Record  (points/games) York 14
Best Away Record  (points/games) Wycombe 33
Worst Away Record  (points/games) Hartlepool 8
Most Goals Scored Northampton 51
Fewest Goals Scored Hartlepool 24
Most Goals Conceded Carlisle 56
Fewest Goals Conceded Shrewsbury 22
Most Goals Scored last 6 Northampton 14
Least Goals Scored last 6 Newport 3
Most Goals Conceded Last 6 Cambridge 14
Least Goals Conceded Last 6 Burton/Bury 3
Best form (points from last 6) Portsmouth 14
Best form (points from last 6) Shrewbury/Plymouth 13
Best form (points from last 6) Northampton/Burton 13
Worst form (points from last 6) Exeter 3
Worst form (points from last 6) Cambridge 2
Worst form (points from last 6) Cheltenham 2



































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Born and raised on the banks of Yebri Creek, Theydon Bois has always been obsessed by sport. A stellar career of Underage B sides, RSL Social Golf, C Grade Warehouse and D Grade Indoor Cricket didn’t showcase much talent, but provided a window into the love for any game, any time. Theydon follows as much as he can and will provide opinion, ideas, and best tips and bets for most sports*. A particular interest in English Football sees Theydon Bois up every Saturday night until 2am with two laptops, smartphones, IPad and a radio feed of Soccer Saturday. A lifelong fan of underperforming, mediocre, disappointing teams will not sway his enthusiasm for sport. *Rugby Union not included.