Hello John. Got a new player?

I have let the dust settle on the mania that was transfer deadline day. I've not heard of any cheques bouncing. Premier League spending in the transfer window was greater than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 19 countries. So what happened to  Continue Reading …

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8 winning football tips for VG Tips members

It's no secret that bookies love punters to bet on football. Especially those who always back the top four or five teams in the Premier League to win on the same weekend. More often than not, that is costly mistake. You are better off betting on  Continue Reading …

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Mutual Regard wins for VG Tips members at odds of 20/1. One of four winners on Saturday.

Sometimes any punter or tipster can go too far with research. Study a race too long. Look for reasons not to bet on a certain horse. On other days, it is all about the research. The win of Mutual Regard on Saturday was one such instance. I  Continue Reading …

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Mutual Regard wins for VG Tips members at odds of 20/1. One of four winners on Saturday.

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Sometimes any punter or tipster can go too far with research. Study a race too long. Look for reasons not to bet on a certain horse. On other days, it is all about the research. The win of Mutual Regard on Saturday was one  Continue Reading …

Intrinsic a value winner at 7/1

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"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.

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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 …

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Hello John. Got a new player?

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I have let the dust settle on the mania that was transfer deadline day. I've not heard of any cheques bouncing. Premier League spending in the transfer window was greater than the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 19  Continue Reading …

8 winning football tips for VG Tips members

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It's no secret that bookies love punters to bet on football. Especially those who always back the top four or five teams in the Premier League to win on the same weekend. More often than not, that is costly mistake. You  Continue Reading …

Brian Barwick on Match of the Day at 50

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I have lived more years than Match of the Day has been on television, writes Vernon Grant. For much of that time the programme was a must watch weekly event. I came home from travelling to an away game, and sat down to  Continue Reading …

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Meet Geoff Banks – Part 1 (of 3)

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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

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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 …