Tony Pulis is available. He’ll be back. You can put your cap on it!

  "If you are not moving forward, you are going backwards." Those were words I listened back to only yesterday. They were spoken by former Leyton Orient manager John Sitton (whose autobiography is out soon and can be ordered via this  Continue Reading …

Pulis and Parish part company at Palace

Place your bets for the Premier League kick off

So the Premier League is back. Lots of football fans are excited. And punters are set to get busy backing players to score first goals or anytime, red cards to be shown, both teams to score and win or draw bets. Bookies now take more money on  Continue Reading …

16-1 winning football accumulator from VG Tips

Football Season tips 2014/15. Title winners, promotion & relegation in 4 English leagues

The crystal ball has been taken out of the cupboard and dusted off. It is that time again. Which teams will be celebrating promotion next May? Which clubs will be relegated. And which club will claim bragging rights at the top of the Premier  Continue Reading …

VG Tips predicts which football teams will go up and down this season

A new football campaign begins. Let’s bash the bookie all season long.

I miss the World Cup. It was quality. But I am looking forward to the new domestic football season. It offers me and members of VG TIPS more opportunities to bash the bookie. Last season was another profitable one on the football. My aim is to  Continue Reading …

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John Sitton – I should have quit football earlier. Staying in the game cost me money.

Although I have written other books, ghostwriting the John Sitton autobiography has been a revelation. Hearing the life story of another man, via his own words, has been an emotional experience. At times funny, sad, revealing, shocking and  Continue Reading …

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Intrinsic a value winner at 7/1

"I'm riding a Group class horse in a handicap" said jockey Richard Hughes of his winning ride aboard Intrinsic last Saturday. Hughes said that before and after the victory in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood. Members of VG Tips who took that early  Continue Reading …

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Intrinsic a value winner at 7/1

intrinsic wins stewards cup

"I'm riding a Group class horse in a handicap" said jockey Richard Hughes of his winning ride aboard Intrinsic last Saturday. Hughes said that before and after the victory in the Stewards' Cup at Goodwood. Members of VG  Continue Reading …

Watch the racing, live or on TV. But, please, let’s stop shooting the messenger.

c4 glorious goodwood

As I write, the Channel 4 racing team will be gearing up to cover Glorious Goodwood. The production team will rise early and prepare meticulously. They will undertake tasks you the viewer will not know about and would  Continue Reading …

Saturday night was alright for members of VG Tips

taghrooda wins the oaks

Some members of my selections service had a few extra pounds to spend on Saturday evening. I know I did. Like me, they were on the filly Taghrooda (above) to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes. It is a race  Continue Reading …

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Tony Pulis is available. He’ll be back. You can put your cap on it!

Pulis and Parish part company at Palace

  "If you are not moving forward, you are going backwards." Those were words I listened back to only yesterday. They were spoken by former Leyton Orient manager John Sitton (whose autobiography is out soon and can be  Continue Reading …

Place your bets for the Premier League kick off

16-1 winning football accumulator from VG Tips

So the Premier League is back. Lots of football fans are excited. And punters are set to get busy backing players to score first goals or anytime, red cards to be shown, both teams to score and win or draw bets. Bookies  Continue Reading …

Football Season tips 2014/15. Title winners, promotion & relegation in 4 English leagues

VG Tips predicts which football teams will go up and down this season

The crystal ball has been taken out of the cupboard and dusted off. It is that time again. Which teams will be celebrating promotion next May? Which clubs will be relegated. And which club will claim bragging rights at  Continue Reading …

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Meet Geoff Banks – Part 1 (of 3)

Geoof Banks by Edward Whitaker

In an age when punters think the only bookmakers are those faceless ones online, it is reassuring to know that there are still independent bookies working at racecourses. Geoff Banks is such a man.  Continue Reading …

Sunday Lunch with John Sitton – Part 2

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Walking into the warm and welcoming home of John Sitton on a Sunday is reassuring. A proper family sat around a dining table, eating fine food and discussing all manner of topics. It's Sunday  Continue Reading …

Meet Geoff Banks, Bookmaker – Part 2

geoff banks and naomi at work BIG

Geoff Banks is a bookmaker whose own father was a well know man of the turf. Indeed, John Banks was a legend of the betting ring. Geoff was brought up surrounded by the well known faces of racing. And  Continue Reading …