I was disappointed to read that Michel Platini had done a U-Turn by relaxing the fair play rules on how much clubs can spend in the future. This now gives the mega rich clubs like Chelsea and Man City licence to splash out fortunes on transfers and wages.
To me it gives them an unfair advantage along with Bayen, Barca and Real.
We seem to live in a World where money rules not just in football but also in horse racing where the rich Arab or Irish owned horses win nearly all the big pots. Even outside of sport the recent election was won by the Conservatives who had by far the biggest advertising budget.
Well the top four places in the Premier League are sorted but who is going to be the third team for the drop?
Tonight Arsenal are at home to Sunderland and I can see the black cats taking quite a beating.
Of course the interesting team are Newcastle who have some of the most loyal fans in the country and really deserve better from the people running the club. Owner Mike Ashley seems to have his own agenda and has no love for the club at all.
If I was a Newcastle fan I would vote with my feet and not renew my season ticket for next season regardless of which division they are playing in as it’s the only way to get Ashley out and give this great club the chance to return to wonderful days when they played such entertaining football under Kevin Keegan.
Its been a good week for Betting Opportunity having landed a 42/1 double and also for Fold4gold who banged in a 30/1 double and in the words of Tom Jones you have to agree it’s not unusual!
There is a decent card at Lingfield today on the turf but with the weather so unpredictable I’m going to play Howies Hottie in the 8.10 on Kemptons polytrack.
The selection is Moonday Sun who has dropped to a competitive mark in the handicap. He was running well at one time when with Amanda Perrit but has changed stables a few times and is now in the care of Phil McEntee. Last time showing a bit of his old sparkle and he could go well at an each way price.
Nakuti trainer S.Kirk – Noted staying on at York when not getting the best of runs.
White Bullet trainer K.Ryan – Made his debut at York and after a slow start he ran on strongly to make the frame.
Spifer trainer D.Nicholls – Well behind at York but could never get past a wall of horses and coasted home. He is well handicapped on his old form for other trainers and can pop up at a big price.
Top Notch Tonto trainer B.Elisson – Up with the pace in the group 1 at Newbury but the ground was much too quick for him. When he gets his softer ground he is a potent force.
Panoma trainer L.Cumani – Finshed well in a decent maiden at Newbury. She is entered in the Oaks so must be well regarded.
Dominada trainer B.Ellison – I fancied this one yesterday at Newcastle but rain softened the ground when back on a sounder surface he can win.
Back next Wednesday have a good week and be lucky.