Weblog: The football punter
I feel tired just thinking about jet lag theories
DOES jet lag exist or it it all in the mind?
It’s not a question punters need to bother with on a regular basis but then again it’s not everyday that a team plays in the Club World Cup final in Japan on Sunday and then faces a trip to Leeds in the League Cup on Wednesday.
That’s the task facing Chelsea, who flew into London from Tokyo on Monday afternoon before training at Cobham on Tuesday with Rafael Benitez taking the decision to travel up to Yorkshire on the day of the game rather than the overnight stay.
It’s got to be a big ask for Chelsea even if they have the world’s best (looking) doctor Eva Carneiro to tend to every need of the squad *insert JT joke here if you like readers*.
Anyway, I went to America once and spent the entire time awake but is that the same as travelling to the Far East? I was okay on a trip to Norfolk but I assume it’s a bit tricker in Tokyo.
I was lining up a large wager on Leeds but then I searched the internet (firstly for some Eva pictures admittedly) and came across some interesting stuff.
The Men’s journal magazine ran a feature called “how to beat jet lag” and former NFL linebacker Dhani Jones said and I quote: Jet lag doesn’t exist. It absolutely doesn’t exist. It’s your own mind set that’s the problem. When I’m in one country, I’m in one country and when I’m in the next, I’m in the next.”
Well you can’t argue with that can you eh?
So by all means if you think Jones is talking nonsense then there must be mileage in backing Leeds for the upset but if it doesn’t we should be backing Chelsea to show their class. Or we could back the draw.
Or leave the match well alone and just hope these two great rivals kick lumps out of each other once more so we get to see plenty of Eva.
My best bet comes in the German Cup when Bochum take on 1860 Munich - otherwise known as the big one.
My German football spy tells me both these teams are capable of finding the onion bag with aplomb and that both teams to score is his nap of the week which is good enough for me.
Hopefully I won’t bok em.