FIRST of all I’d like to welcome you all to the new site – and it’s good to see a lot of the usual names.
Secondly apologies for the teething problems. We hoped to launch smoothly but it wasn’t a huge surprise to have some issues to deal with. Hopefully they’re resolved now and anyone with a query or problem should email our friendly admin team who will get back to you as soon as possible.
Considering the hassles we’ve had on day one the number of people who have signed up is tremendous – and it’s way beyond what we’d hoped for at this stage.
The more the merrier though and over the next couple of months you’ll see our plans for the site develop and new tipsters on board.
There have been some questions about where comments would be left. I’d continue to put football tips on this thread but if you advance tips or general football debate head to the forum.
Greg Browning, Desmond, Johnb and Ace Venturer remain with us and Bounty Punter is now here so watch out for his comments and tips. He’ll be remembered by some for his obscure picks – usually goals and corners and usually winners – and often he’ll be putting them up not long before kick-off to prevent a market crash.
I’ll put up my tips as usual (a mixture of singles and accumulators) and it was shame I didn’t manage to get them on the site yesterday. I advised three singles – one loser and two winners which were St Pauli at 5-4 and Chesterfield -1 at 5-4. They were put up on twitter @mrfixitstips.
None of those three will be included in the November stats I hope to improve on in the next two weeks. As well as tips I’ll be starting threads and encouraging betting chat on the forum so try to pop in there as often as possible.
In the lead-up to the internationals it’s pretty quiet on the football front. Tonight there are six dreaded JP Trophy matches and having checked team news I’m convinced goals-based selections should be the way to go in this tournament.
Mosts sides will play weakened teams but some did that in the FA Cup at the weekend. Some news I’ve gathered includes Wigan without Donald Love and Will Grigg who are on international duty and banned Fran Junior and Chris McCann v a Blackpool side whose squad lacks numbers.
Yeovil miss banned pair Artur Krysiak and Jakub Sokolik and boss Paul Sturrock says his side are creaking and using the ice baths as much as possible. However, with nine men Yeovil fought hard to beat Maidstone in the Cup but a trip to Gillingham looks a tough task.
Barnsley will give a second debut to striker Adam Hamill while opponents York miss Bryn Morris who has been called up by England U-20s.
Plymouth rotated as they lost at home to Carlisle in the Cup and will be without top scorer Reuben Reid and Hiram Boateng so could again struggle at home to Millwall.
Morecambe didn’t make changes for their FA Cup clash at the weekend but will do so at Rochdale so the home could be worth a look.
There are also 11 matches in the National League and while I’m no expert on English non-league football I’ve studied the form and stats and a couple of teams stand out.
Desmond’s tipped Bromley to score 2+ at home to Boreham Wood and they look good at 19-20 with Coral at home to a side sitting just above the drop zone. Bromley are strong at home and I’d take either – 2+ or just to win.
Two aways that look decent are leaders Forest Green at Welling and Braintree at Woking. Welling have won just one league in five but an FA Cup success over Barwell at the weekend will have restored confidence.
Forest Green hit a late winner at Wimbledon and have won their last three after a blip. It’s possible they could draw so for the Super Single on a tricky night I’m on Forest Green and Braintree not to lose.
Braintree had a creditable draw at Oxford in the FA Cup and are in good form while Woking have lost three in a row without scoring.
In Scotland there is one match – Albion Rovers v Cowdenbeath and at first glance the away side look a decent bet having drawn with Dunfermline last time out.
Please contribute with your own predictions and thoughts and thanks for your continued support. Together we can give the bookies a bashing.
1pt Super Single
Forest Green not to lose
Braintree not to lose
2pts Both to Score Double
Dover v Eastleigh
Bromley v Boreham Wood
November Super Single total
14 bets (4 winners)
19 bets (4 winners)