Weblog: The football punter
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FURTHER to a previous blog about glorying in the eventual Arsenal meltdown, their next one promises to be the best yet.
With Manchester City exiting the FA Cup stage left on Sunday, the Gunners are now long odds-on to finally end their silverware drought. Surely nothing can stop Arsene Wenger from picking up the FA Cup at Wembley in May with only Wigan standing between them and the final and either Hull or Sheffield United to be taken apart on the day itself. How can they fail?
Obviously the finer details await further clarification, but it has to happen. My hunch is they'll see off Wigan with a swagger, then spend 89 minutes dominating against Sheff U, whose one and only attack of note in the dying seconds will result in Laurent Koscielny producing the type of defensive cock-up trialled so successfully by Spurs at Stamford Bridge on Saturday, and lo and behold, another chance of a trophy goes spectacularly begging.
Indeed, to heighten the sense of anticipation, to increase the magnitude of the impending fall, it wouldn't be untypical of Arsenal to go and win 3-0 in Munich this evening just so that the bookies can tantalise us with treble odds of 200-1 before the wheels come off.
Meanwhile, back in the real world, Arsenal will, of course, lose to Bayern whose winning streak seems to date back further than Wenger's quest for a cup.
It can only be the Bayern-Atletico double for a Tuesday night windfall, though there are also a few tempters down the card.
There's more to Cheltenham than me losing bundles of cash on lots of very watchable races, with the town's football team a decent bet at an Oxford side in decline in League Two.