Weblog: The football punter
So glad I used my loaf to avoid breadline
My love of betting was being tested to the full with a string of losing punts that had a mixture of bad luck and bad judgement before bang - the Manchester clubs did the business for me in a life-saving double which has reinvigorated my love of this beautiful game.
At one stage I was looking at a Monday diet of toast for breakfast, bread sandwiches for lunch and maybe a tomato ketchup roll for dinner so concerned was I for my financial wellbeing before thankfully using my loaf to get with United and City on a very Super Sunday.
I am not afraid to say I was hiding behind the sofa as Liverpool pressed for an equaliser at Old Trafford and I had even managed to bizarrely convince myself it was harder to play against ten men when Laurent Koscielny was sent off at the Emirates.
Then City went 2-0 up which we all know is the most dangerous lead in football and to complete a cliche hat-trick it was quite obviously going to be a game of two halves. Arbiter Mike Dean tried to ruin my life by making it ten v ten with Vicent Kompany’s early bath but a trip to the breadline has been avoided. Until next week at least.
Thankfully not even I could ruin the Manchester double and it’s with renewed confidence I can tackle this quite awful live Spanish match which Sky have decided to screen between Getafe and Granada on Monday.
I’m on the draw with a few quid on no goalscorer too in the hope it’s as dull as it sounds in a game that may even test La Liga’s claim to be the best in the world.