Monday, 18 January 2010

Betting on the Scousers

Not sure why I didn't bet on the Football at the latter end of 2009 but I've come back with a bang this year. As the title suggests, most of my bets have had a Liverpool connection.
Watched the Liverpool v Reading cup tie last Wednesday and couldn't see Liverpool holding on to their one goal lead and layed them at 1.1 going into injury time. Reading duly obliged with a 93rd minute equaliser and a further lay on Liverpool to qualify saw me clear £100 on that match.
Saturday and a sense of deja vu has Liverpool again threw away a one nil lead in the 90th minute, this time I was on at 1.12. Actually quite unluck as I layed the draw straight away at 1.07 and Kuyt missed a sitter.
Keeping up with the Scouse connection I also had Rooney to score anytime (and Lampard) and then lumped on Everton to beat Man City after having watched them stuff Arsenal the week before only to end up with a draw (another last minute equaliser).
My Liverpool betting sequence had started off a week previously with a massive bet on Ferrari to win the Formula one championship.
Okay, I can hear you all saying Ferrari, surely the quintessential Italian car manufacturer and fuck all to do with Liverpool. Well you're wrong.
Buried in the sporting press a week ago was this story which as soon as I read it prompted me to lump on.

Scousers join Ferrari.
“The Ferrari F1 team fired their entire pit crew yesterday."
This announcement followed Ferrari's decision to take advantage of the British government's 'Work for your Dole' scheme and employ some Liverpudlian youngsters. The decision to hire them was brought about by a recent documentary on how unemployed youths from Toxteth were able to remove a set of wheels in less than 6 seconds without proper equipment, whereas Ferrari's existing crew could only do it in 8 seconds with millions of pounds worth of high tech equipment.
It was thought to be an excellent, bold move by the Ferrari management team as most races are won and lost in the pits, giving Ferrari an advantage over every other team.
However, Ferrari got more than they bargained for! At the crew's first practice session, not only was the scouse pit crew able to change all four wheels in under 6 seconds but, within 12 seconds, they had re-sprayed, re-badged and sold the car to the Mclaren team for 8 cases of Stella, a bag of weed and some photos of Hamilton's bird in the shower.

It seemed a good bet at the time but with hindsight I may have blown that one.
Been really busy at work again and haven't been visiting that many blogs but promise to make a concerted effort to look in on everyone this week. I've also acquired a couple more followers and am now up to 51 so thanks to everyone who has signed up. This blog has been going for a year now so I've managed to gain a follower a week which I'm quite chuffed about.
On another note I signed up for the humour blogs listings a couple of weeks ago. I got an e-mail back saying my blog didn't meet the right criteria? Now, I wouldn't mind that except have you seen some of the blogs on that site? I guess they're saying that this shite isn't funny. Fair enough but neither are 90% of the other shit blogs you already have as members. Fucking wankers are having a laugh which I suppose is quite humourous.
All the best.


  1. think i'm gonna start laying my beloved Liverpool! We're a fucking disgrace this season!

    Let me know what your doing this week mate sounds like your on a heater!

  2. quote "fucking wankers are having a laugh" .... i thought you could play omaha ? :)

  3. They probably didn't read anything beyond the title and assumed in was a blog about poker. Who's Hamilton's bird now that he's broken up with the pussydoll?

  4. I didn't understand a damn thing you said in this post, but I'm sure it was hilarious. Damn wankers saying you're not funny - what do THEY know??

  5. With Torres & Gerrard out i'd say the Reds are proper fucked now which is a great shame...............Looooooooooooooooool!!!!!!

  6. Pete, I'll post on Friday/Saturday
    Dd, no fucking cards last night and Omaha isn't the sort of game you can bluff in. Did you win?
    GB, meant ex bird.
    Jan, exactly.
    BBD, Rodriguez could be a good signing. £1.8 million sounds cheap for him. Only problem is the rest of the squad isn't worth that much the way they're playing.

  7. So I could get a Ferrari for 8 cases of Stella and a bag of weed?

  8. i know its not a bluffing game .... you know its not a bluffing game .... lets not let Mik :) in on our little secret .... lol

  9. Capt, and some nude photos, what's your Mrs look like?
    Dd, Mums the word. Congrats on taking it down last night.

  10. Rubbish - you + gorilla get the fucking funniest blogs out there award. We should start a petition, get you instated, just so you can tell them to fuck off.

  11. Blaargh, cheers mate but I can't hold a candle against Mr Bananas. He is one funny guy.

  12. Sounds like you're on a roll with the football betting. When Reading beat Liverpool the headline read that it was a "shock" defeat. To who? What moron would have been shocked by that?!

    Anyway. I used to live with a Scouser. In fact, there were 5 of us lads and one of them managed to lock his keys in his car. We all had a go at breaking in and then the Scouser came home.

    "Wait inside boys," he said, not wanting us to witness his technique.

    Seconds later he entered the house holding the car keys.

  13. Eh, you don't need to be on their stupid list anyway.

    Carry on!

  14. Mo, "Used to live with a Scouser", thinly veiled I used to be gay confession?
    Ally, I know and I guess I wont be either.

  15. I'd sign a petition to get you put on the funny blog list. Bunch of twats

  16. are you kidding me? I'm w/ Yorkshire Pud, I'll sign the petition. You make me laugh all the time

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