I’M still in a bit of a daze really – disappointed and confused by the manner of Scotland’s exit from Euro 2016.
We’ve suffered some sore ones in recent years but this hit harder than a needle to the groin. “Ultimate Kick in the Bollocks” screams the back-page headline in the Daily Record today and that sums it up perfectly.
If Ireland’s win against Germany wasn’t enough of a shock conceding an equaliser to Poland with the last boot of the ball piled on the agony. I wish Northern Ireland and Wales well in the finals and I hope the Republic get there too but what a party the Tartan Army will miss out on in France.
On such a torturous nights my bets were almost incidental. Germany not scoring two beat the Super Single and Germany not winning killed the Top Treble.
I tipped a Scotland v Poland draw with both scoring and the latter was my Super Single in the Record and maybe I should have stuck with that. I also expected Robert Lewandowski to score but refused to back it out of loyalty. Would I have felt better taking him to score first or to score two or more. Definitely not.
Anyway we move on. I’ve posted a preview of tonight’s qualifiers which include England v Estonia without Wayne Rooney at Wembley and I’m backing one of my all-time favourite international sides to do the business tonight. Harry Kane will start up top against a powderpuff and even though they are through this should be a comfortable night for Roy Hodgson’s men.
England should win by at least two as they bid to maintain their 100 per cent record. For the Super Single I’m on England -2 at 11-8 with Skybet – anyone who wants to play slightly safer can try England -2 AH at 4-5 with 888sport.
As usual on Fridays I don’t have as much time as I’d like to pick selections but in England’s group Slovakia and Slovenia look safe for home wins against Belarus and Lithuania respectively. Add Cork at League of Ireland strugglers Drogheda for a 23-10 treble.
I’ll put up a goals bet later if I get a chance but for now I’m concentrating on write-ups and tips for Saturday.
And I’ve got an early Saturday Super Single that will be explained in full tonight. It’s free-scoring Dunfermline to score over 1.5 goals at St Mirren in the Challenge Cup.
2pts Super Single
England -2 (7.45pm)
1pt Top Treble
2pts Saturday Super Single
Dunfermline over 1.5 goals (3pm)
October Super Single stats
7 bets (3 winners)
11 bets (3 winners)
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