Weblog: The football punter
My only wish is for Everton goals
BE careful what you wish for, my old nan used to say me when I was a young’un.
I can’t remember the context; probably something along the lines of I wish the old bat wouldn’t turn up every Christmas. I imagine the same rule of thumb applies to followers of Chelsea and QPR.
The Blues were heading out of Europe, tumbling down the Premier League and out of the title race when Roberto Di Matteo got the sack. Chelsea fans were basically wishing for anyone other than Rafa Benitez and oh how we laughed when Rafa got Roman’s blessing.
But who’s laughing now. The Spaniard’s got Chelsea buzzing and if they carry on doing what they’re doing, they’ll have the Manc monsters in their sights in no time.
So to QPR. A marriage made in heaven, was how most Hoops fans hailed Harry Redknapp’s arrival at the Loftus Road altar. How could the great man fail? How indeed. Chelsea are flying, Rangers sinking without trace. See? Careful what you wish for.
The only thing I wish for on Wednesday– and will back that wish with some heard-earned cash – is an Everton win at Newcastle accompanied by a punt on over 2.5 goals.
I know all good things have to come to an end but having watched the Geordies defend – and I use the word ‘defend’ advisedly – at Old Trafford and the Emirates, you can only presume the net will be bulging at regular intervals against the Toffees.