I BOUGHT my RFO (Racing & Football Outlook) as usual on Tuesday morning – and within half an hour I'd thrown away the racing section.
The cancellation of all racing was the latest blow to punters and bookmakers alike and just about everything we know and love has been wiped out.
However, the RFO reminded me there is one way to have a bet even if it is a bit of a lottery.
In fact the cancellation of all football could give the pools companies a huge lift as the pools panel will sit and predict the results of 49 English and Scottish matches that should have been played this weekend – everything from Wolves vs Bournemouth and Cove vs Albion Rovers.
The RFO's predicted a result for every game and picked out their best homes, aways and draws.
I'm aware their pools section is always good but I hardly glance at it and wonder how many people actually play the pools.
Growing up it was part of life with coupons being delivered to your house then picked up a few days later after randomly being filled in – everyone attempting to hit the jackpot with eight score draws.
In the 1960s a win of £150k was the equivalent of £3.5million these days so not to be sniffed at.
Anyway I'm going to sign up and give it a bash and I'll let you know what bets I place. I'd be interested to hear from anyone who still does the pools and any memories of doing them before the lottery took over.
On Wednesday we should be looking forward to Barcelona vs Napoli and Bayern Munich vs Chelsea, Leeds vs Fulham would have been a cracker in the Championship. Even Brechin vs Annan sounds appealing.
Instead we have virtually nothing – although fair play to Scott who has found an angle on Tampines Rovers in Singapore for his members bet.
Well done to anyone who placed a bet on Tuesday – never mind any winners.
There will be nothing from me today and tomorrow's quiet as well but on Friday Melbourne City look good at Central Coast and I'll have Saturday and Sunday tips from Australia, Turkey and Russia.
Also put up my pools selections either Wednesday or Thursday. So there's loads to look forward to!
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