Watching football comes with a hefty price tag. Don’t go then. Feed the goat instead!

Every year there is a survey telling us how very expensive it is to go and watch football in England, especially in the Premier League. And every year nothing is done about it. Don't expect the football authorities to demand clubs reduce the price of  Continue Reading …

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Too tired for a Sterling effort

It's 6am. I am at my desk and I'm tired. As I write this, following an exhausting week of travelling and negotiation, I'm knackered. I could do with taking to my bed. Just for a few days. But I cannot. Unlike those in salaried jobs, us self  Continue Reading …

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Watch Roy Keane talk about Fergie, great days and the changing game of football

I never know whether to like Roy Keane or not. When I smile at his wit, or agree with something he says, I feel a little dirty. In one regard, he is old school. In how he expects players to behave, he reminds me of Alan Ball. The England World Cup  Continue Reading …

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Featured Racing

Watch tricky Treve win the Arc

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Treve bounced back to form when winning the 2014 running of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in impressive fashion last Sunday. It was the second successive year she won the race. A feat that looked unlikely after she ran  Continue Reading …

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 …

Featured Football

Watching football comes with a hefty price tag. Don’t go then. Feed the goat instead!

football fans prices

Every year there is a survey telling us how very expensive it is to go and watch football in England, especially in the Premier League. And every year nothing is done about it. Don't expect the football authorities to demand  Continue Reading …

Too tired for a Sterling effort

sterling in action

It's 6am. I am at my desk and I'm tired. As I write this, following an exhausting week of travelling and negotiation, I'm knackered. I could do with taking to my bed. Just for a few days. But I cannot. Unlike those in  Continue Reading …

Watch Roy Keane talk about Fergie, great days and the changing game of football

keane

I never know whether to like Roy Keane or not. When I smile at his wit, or agree with something he says, I feel a little dirty. In one regard, he is old school. In how he expects players to behave, he reminds me of Alan  Continue Reading …

Featured Videos

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 …

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 …

VG TIPS meets Mark Halsey

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We football fans think we know better than referees. We can do that job, can't we? We can do it better, surely? That's what we are so often guilty of thinking when we are sat or stood on the  Continue Reading …