Weblog: The football punter
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HOW’S your head? Does it hurt? Do you need to take some medication?
I ask myself that question every morning, not just around the New Year celebrations. That’s what football punting does to you – messes with your head.
We’ve got a massive set of New Year’s Day fixtures to get stuck into
once the Alka-Seltzers have started working their magic and I am going to use one of my new theories to make money.
I reckon that over the hectic Christmas period it is worth following the teams who have the richest players. During Christmas, there is always something that needs doing, like buying presents, wrapping presents, stuffing the turkey, peeling the potatoes, fumigating the lounge after grandma starts digesting her sprouts, etc.
And that workload can take its toll on players who are not rich enough to have people to do the jobs for them.
If I was super-rich, I would employ a team of butlers to carry out these tasks while I stretched out on the sofa snoozing, and I suspect that is exactly the policy used by the Premier League’s elite. They are as fresh as the proverbial daisy.
You could see I was right when Manchester City held on with ten men at Norwich the other day – the Citizens had lots left in the tank – and when Chelsea slowly turned the screw at Everton on Sunday.
Chelsea brought on a sub (Oscar) who is more valuable than the entire Everton team, and the Brazilian, who no doubt texted orders to his butlers before coming on, was positively bouncing with energy at Goodison Park.
The shrewdies will be backing City (against Stoke) and Manchester United (against Wigan) in a double.
The Mancs haven’t lifted a finger in the last couple of weeks, while the minnows must be suffering from Christmas burnout.