Cash-out cracker: £5 ‘losing’ bet wins £200k

Ladbrokes reveal one lucky punters cashed out a £5 to win £200,000 - and it would have been a loser

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Cash-out Black-out at Bet365, Ladbrokes & Coral Leaves Punters Furious

Punters were left without cashout offers on three major bookies this afternoon leaving hundreds of thousands furious at Bet365, Ladbrokes and Coral.

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2 Bookies You Can Bet Online with when you’re on Holiday in Spain

Selectabet might be on holiday but that's not stopping him from trying to get a bet on. Here he reviews 14 major bookies in search of one (or two) will let him have a punt.

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Next Celtic Manager Betting: Is Mourinho heading for Paradise?

Rumours abound regarding the next Celtic manager. Selectabet takes a look at the runners and riders at the top of the betting.

Betting News, Scottish Football Tips

Punters Pay Price as BetBright Cease Trading

Irish bookie BetBright closed for business yesterday, but what does it mean for punters who have outstanding bets with the firm?

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Video: UEFA Nations League Explained

The UEFA Nations League kicks-off this week so here's a handy explainer on how it works and what it's all about.

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Transfer news: 10 deals that could happen

Coral reveal the top 10 most likely transfers by English clubs this summer

Betting News, English Football Tips, Football Tips

Bet365’s new Bet Builder feature could be a game changer

Bet365 launch a new Bet Builder feature that looks set to revolutionise the Request-A-Bet market.

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Sky Bet error leaves bad taste in the mouth

Mr Fixit highlights another case where a punter has been left scratching his head and out of pocket due to a bookie hiding behind the "palpable error" excuse. This time it's Skybet in the dock.

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£2 to £31k – is this lucky line of the year?

Mr Fixit hails punter who won £31k for £2 football 12fold including a 20-1 chance

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Transfer Deadline Day Bets

With just over 24 hours of the Transfer Window remaining Mr Fixit looks at some of the potential big money moves that could still happen and where money can be made.

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World Cup of Bookies Starts Tonight

A COUPLE of weeks ago we had “Woodwork Gate” where BetVictor refused to pay out on several punters' winning lines after they claimed the ball left the field of play after Falcao struck the post in the Nou Camp. It was a ridiculous rule, which to be fair to...

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#WoodworkGate: When Bookies Get It Wrong

BARCELONA'S comeback last night was pure theatre but it wasn't the most astonishing thing that happened in the eyes of thousands of punters on social media. Sergi Roberto's dramatic last-minute strike sent the Nou Camp in to raptures and was cause for punters up and down the country who...

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Requestabet Punter’s 37,925-1 Double

REQUESTABET has been mentioned by a few punters in recent weeks with the likes of Craig Alves and Harry Baines getting involved. The concept is you come up with your own bet and ask for a price. Skybet then post some of them on their site and take bets....

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Get 8-1 at Coral for Leicester to Finish Top 10

THE fantastic Foxes' Premier League title win was a fairytale 5000-1 success last season but here's a betting offer that won't take a miracle to land. Leicester have kept the bulk of their trophy-winning squad, with N'Golo Kante the only key departure, and Coral  are offering new customers 8-1 on...

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5 Great Reasons to Bet at Boylesports

HANDS up if you thought Paddy Power was Ireland's largest independent bookmaker… Me too. But actually it's Boylesports. Founded in 1989 by John Boyle, Boylesports now has over 200 stores in Ireland and is one of the leading sportsbooks on the Internet. Having made a slow start to online...

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Sam Allardyce Betting Specials

SAM ALLARDYCE is 8-1 with Coral to win a major tournament with England after being confirmed as manager. The Three Lions are 14-1 to lift the 2018 World Cup – and even if they added a zero to that I'd not be interested. I'm not sure what to make...

Betting News, Football Tips, Internationals Tips

Who’s Going Where? Latest Transfer Betting

THE countdown to the end of the Summer Transfer Window has started and it's shaping up to be one of the most intriguing in recent years. With a raft of new managers embarking on their first season in charge at clubs up and down the country there are the...

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Leicester: How Bookies Were Bashed

LEICESTER'S Premier League title triumph is the first 5000-1 single landed in bookmaking history. William Hill's  previous longest-odds payouts were at 2500-1 to grandfather Pete Edwards who won £125,000 by backing grandson Harry Wilson to play football for Wales and 1000-1 to David Threlfall who, in 1969, won £10,000...

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Bookies set to pay £20m on Foxes

BOOKIES say they'll fork out £20million today if Leicester win the Premier League – but they're not telling us how much they've clawed back from antepost best on the likes of Man City and Chelsea. Lucky 15s will have been ripped up and it's unlikely anyone included the Foxes...

Betting News, English Football Tips, Football Tips, Scottish Football Tips

Celtic: Next Boss Betting Latest

RONNY DEILA'S revelation he'd leave Celtic at the end of the season surprised no one – so who's next for the Parkhead hotseat? Deila will land a second title before he goes but with Rangers in the lower leagues that was never going to be good enough and he's...

Betting News, Football Tips, Scottish Football Tips

£53k Win – The Perfect Cash-Out

THERE'S been a lot of debate on this site about cash out and I'm firmly in the neutral corner. For sure it's been introduced to benefit bookies but if you're savvy you can make it work for you. More than anything that means not diving in and accepting any...

Betting News, European Football, Football Tips

Apr 9: Bookies Views – Voice of the Enemy

EVER wondered how bookies are sizing up the weekend card. Here's the thoughts from inside camps at 188BET and BetVictor. 188Bet have four moneyback offers this weekend and an Aintree tip while BetVictor stress they're going six places on the Grand National. 188BET View We are going moneyback crazy with...

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Apr 2: Bookies Views – Voice of the Enemy

EVER wondered how bookies are sizing up the weekend card. Here's the thoughts from inside camps at 188BET and BetVictor. In Scotland Rangers will win the league if they beat Raith and Hibs don't win at St Mirren while Celtic hope to march on in the Premiership title race...

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Mar 26: Bookies Views – Voice of the Enemy

EVER wondered how bookies are sizing up the weekend card. Here's the thoughts from inside camps at 188BET and BetVictor. There's a look ahead at England's friendly in Germany and a look at Saturday's Scottish lower-league card. 188BET View IT’S a fairly quiet weekend of football but hopefully we...

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Leicester: Another One Bites the Dust

AS the weeks go on more and more Leicester fans are cashing out their potential title-winning bets … and who can blame them. I've said for weeks now I believe the Foxes will achieve the impossible but supporter James Weller of Sheffield was worried enough to take his money...

Betting News, English Football Tips, Football Tips

Mar 12: Bookies Views – Voice of the Enemy

EVER wondered how bookies are sizing up the weekend card. Here's the thoughts from inside camps at 188BET and BetVictor. There's a look ahead at Sunday's League Cup Final at Hampden between Hibs and Ross County, a preview of today's Scottish card and thoughts on the remaining three FA...

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Mar 6: Win Money Back for 2 Wrong

IT was 4 out of 5 again for me yesterday – so another void bet. I picked four odds-on teams and Leicester at 6-4 and this time it was Wigan who let me down as they drew 1-1 at home to Peterborough. My free bet is back on a...

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£100k WIN ON OUTSIDERS

CORAL'S new Outsider coupon went down a storm at the weekend with one English punter scooping £100,000 for  £4 bet. The coupon only allows you to back outsiders and gives no price for a favourite or the draw so, for example, you could have had West Brom v Chelsea....

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DEC 4: ENGLISH FOOTBALL TIPS

THERE are five games in England and Everton are possibly the best value. Davie Moyes' men have won their last two to move into their customary top-half place. To be fair to Tony Pulis' men they were at home and the draw with Dynamo Kiev has put them through...

Betting News, English Football Tips, Football Tips

BOOKIES: THAT WAS WORST EVER

BOOKIES have admitted Saturday's football results gave punters their “biggest winning day ever”. Nearly all the major favourites across the English and Scottish divisions won and it's aways that were particularly good for punters. I hope I played my part by offering up a series of winners, including my...

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BLATTER BACKED

PADDY POWER have made FIFA chief Sepp Blatter heavily odds-on to serve a full term of presidency assuming he is re-elected unopposed in Wednesday’s surreal one candidate vote. Blatter is just 1-5 not to be ousted or forced to step down in his next term as the head of...

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CHELSEA BOSS LATEST

GUUS HIDDINK is the 11-10 favourite with Ladbrokes to replace Carlo Anclelotti as manager of Chelsea but William Hill reckon Andre Villas-Boa will get the job. It certainly looks like an early battle between the two but the difference of opinion is huge. If you fancy Porto's treble-winning boss...

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BOOKIES PAY OUT ON ADAM ROONEY

PUNTERS were singing the praises of Paddy Power after the bookies agreed to pay out on two first scorers in the midweek Inverness v Hibs match. The decision thrilled one customer who pocketed a bumper £9200. Jamie Stewart of Paisley contacted me after the official arbiters of first goals...

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BOOKIES PAY OUT ON QPR

WILLIAM HILL are paying out to customers who bet QPR (10-1 pre-season) to win the Championship after they clinched the title with a 2-0 win at Watford. The club could be hit by a fine or points deduction when the FA meet next week to discuss a problem over...

Betting News, English Football Tips, Football Tips

BLACK DAY FOR BLACKPOOL

BLACKPOOL are the shortest priced of all Premier League teams to be relegated after losing at home to Wigan. Ian Holloway's strugglers are just 4-11 with Ladbrokes for an immediate return to the Championship following a defeat at home to Wigan. The Latics have been eased to 4-6 and...

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CHELSEA BETTING LATEST

CARLO ANCELOTTI is 4-11 with bet365 not to be in charge of Chelsea on the first day of next season after the club's Champions League exit. bet365 are also betting on how many trophies the Blues will land during that campaign after seemingly blowing their last chance. Bookies spokesman...

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US MASTERS AFTERMATH

RORY McILROY'S US Masters collapse was painful to watch and sore on the pocket. He was one of my tips to win at Augusta and for more than three rounds the 33-1 shot looked unstoppable until his game went to pot. Drives were pushed miles left then the Irish...

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ROONEY BAN BLOW

MAN UNITED are 25-1 to fire blanks during Wayne Rooney's ban. The Old Trafford star, who has netted four goals in two matches, had his two-match suspension confirmed by the FA for swearing during last Saturday's clash at Upton Park. Rooney will miss games against Fulham on Saturday and...

Betting News, English Football Tips, Football Tips

PLAYER OF THE YEAR BETTING

GARETH BALE is the 4-11 favourite with Paddy Power to be crowned this season’s PFA Player of the Year. After the shortlist was leaked, the Irish firm revised the market to make the Welsh winger a clear market leader to win the vote of his fellow players. The timing...

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APRIL 1: DUNDEE ARE CHAMPS (FOOLS)

BOOKIES have caused a storm by deciding to settle on Dundee as Scottish Division One champions. Dundee-based Taybet insist they won't pay out to anyone who backed Dunfermline, Raith Rovers or Falkirk – even if any of those sides lift the title. And major firms are set to follow...

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BRIGHTON ROCKING

BRIGHTON were rocking on Tuesday as they stormed 13 points clear at the top of League One – and Paddy Power have joined the party by paying out on them as champions. Punters who backed them at prices up to 14-1 have been handed an early windfall by the...

Betting News, English Football Tips, Football Tips

OLD FIRM GOLD FIRM

SO how was your weekend? Mine was much improved after the Co-operative Cup Final and wins or Chelsea and Liverpool in the Premier League. Now I hope to make a decent weekend a brilliant one with goals galore in tonight's MK Dons v Peterborough clash (see preview). My well-followed...

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WEEKEND REVIEW: HOW DID WE DO?

NEARLY all of our tipsters produced winning lines over the weekend but pride of place went to sports betting expert David Jack. Deadly DJ was rubbing his hands in glee as his snooker and tennis outright tips both won. He went for 5-1 chance John Higgins in the Welsh...

Betting News, Other Sports, Tennis Tips

CHELSEA UNDER THE RADAR

BOOKIES have settled Chelsea’s points total for the season after their 0-0 with Fulham on Monday night. Bet365 have paid out on under 82 points for the season at 11-10. Spokesman Steve Freeth said: “Chelsea are in danger of finishing the season with a whimper and that’s summed up...

Betting News, English Football Tips, Football Tips

WONDER OF WAYNE

WAYNE ROONEY is 7-4 to win the goal of the season award for his stunning effort against Man City last night. Rooney's sensational scissors kick kept Man United in control at the top and sealed a 2-1 win at Old Trafford. Ladbrokes were among those impressed and have immediately...

Betting News, English Football Tips, Football Tips

CARLING NATIONS CUP LATEST

WE love the Carling Nations Cup. That's two matches and two winners – both pretty convincingly. Last night it was the turn of Scotland at a very tasty 13-10 and they duly demolished Northern Ireland in Dublin. My first-scorer tip was Kenny Miller at 5-1 and he bagged the...

Betting News, Football Tips

HUGH BEAUTY FOR BAGGIES

MICHAEL APPLETON has been heavily backed for the West Brom but Chris Hughton still remains favourite to pip him for the post. Bookies cut caretaker boss Appleton from 7-1 to 5-2 second favourite behind former Newcastle gaffer Hughton who is 6-4. Ladbrokes also brought Roy Hodgson in from 10-1...

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£200m TRANSFER FRENZY

IT was an incredible deadline day in England – and Manchester City didn't buy anyone. Neither did Man United or Arsenal but Chelsea and Liverpool more than made up for it by splashing some serious cash. In all about £200million exchanged hands with Fernando Torres the stellar capture at...

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DIOUF: HIT OR SPIT

RANGERS new boy El Hadji Diouf's been compared to a sewer rat but bookies reckon he'll be a rabbit in the headlights in the Old Firm derby glare. The shamed Blackburn star who was banned for gobbing on a Celtic fan while playing for Liverpool is as short as...

Betting News, English Football Tips

IT’S A BALE OUT

BOOKIES last night slashed the odds on Gareth Bale moving to Inter Milan following reports of a possible summer transfer bid from the European champions. Spurs' Welsh wizard, likely to be the most coveted player in the world this summer, is just 7-2 with Paddy Power move to the...

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MAN UNITED’S NO.1

EDWIN VAN DER SAR has announced he will retire at the end of the season so bookies are taking bets on who will be Man United's No.1 at the start of the next campaign. Reserve keeper Tomasz Kuszack is 7-4 favourites with Ladbrokes while third choice Ben Amos is...

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NEW RICHARD KEYS

BEN SHEPHERD is the 2-1 favourite with Ladbrokes to replace Richard Keys as the main anchor for Sky Sports football broadcasts. The market looks wide open as several other pundits both currently on Sky and rival channels vie for the lucrative contract after Keys quit yesterday over the sexism...

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YOU BET YOU WIN

IT'S been a decent week with the treble coming up on Tuesday and Wednesday and a decent Super Single trapping last night. Man Utd, Nottingham Forest and Crewe paid 4-1 on Tuesday and last night Rangers, Aberdeen and Liverpool returned 5-1. Aberdeen were the 2-1 Super Single and duly...

Betting News, Football Tips

OAP’S £345k JACKPOT WIN

JOHN JELLEY became John Jolly when he banked a bumper £345,126 win on the horses. He became Britain’s biggest elderly jackpot winner at the weekend from a £9 bet placed in his local Ladbrokes in South Wales. Jelley, 88 wasn’t even aware of his huge win after falling asleep...

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WHO’S THE NEXT ANDY GRAY?

JAMIE REDKNAPP is 5-2 favourite with Ladbrokes to replace Andy Gray at Sky Sports after the former Scotland striker was sacked. Under-fire Richard Keys is now odds-on (4-5) to follow his colleague out of the door and leave before the weekend after the pair's comments about lineswoman Sian Massey....

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ENGLISH PREMIER LATEST

BOOKIES just love draws and they were licking their lips after a full house on super Sunday in the English Premier League. Four consecutive stalemates at Birmingham, Sunderland, Liverpool and Spurs saw firms enjoy one of their most lucrative Sundays for years as punters endured an afternoon of frustration....

Betting News, English Football Tips, Football Tips

ENGLISH BETTING IN BRIEF

BODOG have reacted to the furore caused by Karren Brady's newspaper column by putting out prices on which club will be handed the Olympic Stadium. West Ham director Brady suggested David Beckham's arrival at White Hart Lane was linked to the club's attempt to move to the new venue....

Betting News, English Football Tips

CRAWLEY DUMP DERBY

CRAWLEY TOWN are odds on to be knocked in the next round of the FA Cup despite last night's heroics. The minnows beat Derby in the third round thanks to a last-minute winner from Argentine star Sergio Torres to earn a less glamorous trip to Torquay. Ladbrokes make the...

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RETURN OF THE KING

AVRAM GRANT is now 1-3 favourite with William Hill to be the next Premier League manager to leave his job after Roy Hodgson parted company with Liverpool yesterday. I'd tipped up the Anfield boss to win the previous sack race after the midweek defeat at Blackburn and he's been...

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PUNTER’S £272k WIN

I THOUGHT I did well with my New Year five to follow that won at 34-1. But how about this for a win from a lucky Ladbrokes customer on Wednesday night. He put a £2.50 accumulator on nine teams and won an incredible £272,529.60. The win breaks all previous...

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STARS LOOK TO THE FUTURE

WHEN Sir Alex Ferguson finally retires as Man United manager there will be a whole host of names linked with the biggest job in English football. The likes of Jose Mourinho, Davie Moyes and Martin O'Neill are right up there just now but if Fergie goes on for quite...

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McCOY CANTERS TO SPOTY PRIZE

AP McCoy landed a huge gamble when he was crowned BBC Sports Personality of the Year. Ladbrokes alone shelled out more than £100,000 – although they claim they did so with a smile. McCoy justified odds of 4-6 to take the prestigious prize and although the bookies took a...

Betting News, Tennis Tips

2018 WORLD CUP BID LATEST

TODAY'S the D-Day for nations desperate to host the World Cup in 2018 – and England go into the final hour of deliberation as narrow favourites. Coral have cut them to 11-10 and out Russia out to 6-5 from 4-6 after news President Vladimir Putin will snub the draw...

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FOREIGN REFS IN SPOTLIGHT

BOOKIES expect a red-card frenzy in the SPL this weekend as foreign officials are put under the microscope. Three or more sending-offs pays 8-1 with McBookie.com while William Hill offer evens on a red being flashed at any of today’s four top-flight games. No reds in the six SPL...

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DON’T BALE OUT YET

BOOKIES reckon Spurs fans will still be able to rave about man of the moment Gareth Bale next season. With the Welsh wizard arguably becoming the hottest property in world football overnight Paddy Power make Bale 4-9 to still be a Spurs player after next summer’s transfer window while...

Betting News, European Football

SNEIJDER BALON D’OR FAVOURITE

SPAIN dominate the shortlist for the Balon D'Or but Wesley Sneijder is 5-2 favourite with Ladbrokes to take the prize. The Dutchman enjoyed a sparkling World Cup before his side settled for second best in the Final and he also played a starring role as Inter Milan won the...

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THE ROONEY EFFECT

Our resident European Football expert, Paul Watson, takes a look at the fall-out of Wayne Rooney's u-turn and identifies 5 strikers who should be on top of Sir Alex's wish list. I POINTED out the other day that Wayne Rooney would have little choice but to back down over...

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WAYNE’S WORLD

WAYNE ROONEY is staying at Man United and don't say we didn't tell you. The England striker's decision to pen a new five-year deal was so surprising when you consider he didn't have too many options away from Old Trafford. Bookies have offered varied Rooney specials over the past...

Betting News, Football Tips

COLIN CALDERWOOD SPECIALS

TONY MOWBRAY is the even money favourite with Ladbrokes to replace sacked Middlesbrough manager Gordon Strachan. Paul Ince can be backed at 14-1 with old Riverside favourite Juninho the 50-1 outsider. Mogga was a legendary Boro player who would be welcomed back to the club by fans but Boro chairman...

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ROONEY ODDS ON TO GO

MY colleague Paul Watson in an earlier post makes a compelling case for why Wayne Rooney is likely to remain at Man United. However, bookies make the England striker odds on to leave Old Trafford before the start of next season. And his most likely destination, with Paul accepting...

Betting News, Football Tips

HART STILL IN IT

JOE HART is 3-1 with William Hill to start all of England's remaining qualifiers despite claims of drunken antics in Spain days before he was due to meet up with the squad for the tomorrow's clash with Montenegro. Fabio Capello won't be happy with his No.1 but is likely...

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Who’ll Replace Big Yogi?

PUNTERS who backed John Hughes to win the SPL sack race were celebrating after he parted company with Hibs “by mutual consent”. Now they're trying to invest some of their profit wisely by predicting who'll take over at Easter Road. The usual former Hibs stars and SPL bosses have...

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HODGSON UNDER PRESSURE

ROY HODGSON has been cut from 8-1 to 5-1 third favourite by William Hill to be the next Premier League manager to leave his club. And he is just 11-10 to have left Liverpool before the start of next season and 6-5 to go before the end of this season...

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ATLETICO MADRID v BARCELONA PREVIEW

IF I was to ask what lies in the heart of Madrid, plays home to one of Spain's greatest sides and has been a graveyard for close to a decade for Barcelona … what would your answer be? The Santiago Bernabeu and Real Madrid would seem they obvious answer....

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