THE Spanish Cup takes centre stage tonight with Barcelona and Atletico Madrid favourites to join Real Madrid and Sevilla in the semi-finals.

Barca head to Malaga (KO 9pm) level at 2-2 while Atletico (KO 7pm) take a 2-0 first-half lead to Real Betis.

I expect La Liga's top two to progress even if the games tonight could be close-fought affairs.

So let's start with Barca who while boss Tito Vilanova received cancer treatment have been leaking more goals than usual.

It's five in two games to Malaga and then of course they suffered their first domestic defeat of the season when they went down 3-2 to Real Sociedad after leading 2-0.

Luckily for Barca they have Lionel Messi and if you assume they'll score at least two goals a game then that should be enough to see them through or another El Classico – and you can't get enough of them.

They beat Malaga 3-1 away in the league and a I can see a similar sort of scoreline. Messi is just 11-5 at Paddy Power and sportingbet to score first and no bigger than 2-5 at Stan James at any time and although it's difficult to back against the Argentine let's look at David Villa who has a good record with five in the tournament this season. He is 4-1 (various) to bag the opener.

Barca are 4-9 (various) to win on the night and 1-3 at Skybet and Stan James to qualify. Malaga, despite reaching the last 16 of the Champions League, are 6-1 at Paddy Power and BetVictor to win and 11-4 at Paddy Power to go through.

Malaga have lost their last five at home to Barca – conceding 16 goals – but have netted in four of those so consider both teams to score at 4-6 with Stan James.

Radamel Falcao is just as important to Atletico as Messi is to Barca but he's injured tonight. So it's lucky Atletico have a 2-0 lead to defend from the first leg and at the back they've been superb recently with four clean sheets on the bounce.

One away goal will mean Betis have to fire four but I don't see Atletico busting a gut unless they conceded early and that's why the home men are 14-1 at bet365 to reach the last four.

Atletico will be happy to see out a 0-0 or even a 1-1 and take a step closer to lifting the trophy so look at draw at 5-2 with BetVictor and Coral.

Atletico are 7-5 to win with BetVictor and an unbackable 1-33 to qualify. They should do it comfortably and try under 2.5 goals at 13-10 with bet365.

I've had a bit of success with first scorer in the last two days – Hooper, Benteke, Rhodes and Martinez – and I hope to Villa and Port Vale's Tom Pope to the list.

Twenty-four goal Pope is often featured on this site's Super Single contest and you can see why. He's been on fire all season and after four in four games is 4-1 (various) to hit the opener in tonight's League Two clash between Wimbledon and Port Vale (KO 7.45). Just to score Pope is 10-11 at Ladbrokes.

Leaders Vale should be looking to win this one and are 1-1 at Betfred against a second-bottom side who have won one of their last 12 home sgames.

Recommendations

Villa to score first
(4-1, various)

Under 2.5 goals at Betis
(13-10, bet365)

Pope to score first
(4-1, Ladbrokes)

149 Comments
  1. Mike 8 years ago

    I’m taking Barcelona to win Not tO nil @2.62 coral

    Seems very good bet to me!

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Mike, magic. I love it when my reasoning is ignored. Good luck anyway and it’s that price because of the stats I quoted.

    • Alva 8 years ago

      am on that too !

  2. Jonathan Grieve 8 years ago

    Looking at a DR Congo win with Mputu and/or Mbokani scoring. Can’t make my mind up exactly wot bet 2 put on mind u……..

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Jonathan, I’ve made up my mind. Not having a bet until games stop ending in draws. Think I’ll leave it until it’s a knockout. If I’d bet on all the games I’d have lost a fortune so far but Ivory Coast has been my only punt.

  3. Tommo 8 years ago

    Anyone able to tell me if Ivanovic was an unused sub last week for Chelsea against Southampton in the 2-2 draw??

  4. Seamus 8 years ago

    Tommo he was unused. Checked there for you and according to BBC sport only substitute got Chelsea was Torres for lampard mate

  5. Tommo 8 years ago

    Cheers for that Seamus, i was sure he hadn’t got any game time.

    My bet for Ivanovic anytime scorer has been deemed a losing bet and i am currently in dispute with Coral regarding this. William Hill voided my bet but unsure as to why Coral have deemed it a losing bet!

    …fourth occassion now that i have encountered problems with them re anytime scorer bets

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Tommo, let me know if you don’t get it resolved.

  6. Mike 8 years ago

    Did you miss read my comment fixit? I’m backing Barcelona to win BUT NOT to nil, so winning but Malaga scoring…

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Mike, I did misread it so sorry.

  7. Seamus 8 years ago

    Not a problem pal! That’s ridiculous, if I were you I wouldn’t use them again if that’s the case.

    Hope you get that sorted, and good luck with your bets today

  8. JB 8 years ago

    Not touching the AFCON today, took Morocco yday @ 6/5 +1 while 1 nil down at ht, will wait for knockouts to bet again.

    Fourfold
    Sepahan -1
    Kallithea +1
    Dinamo Moscow -1
    Botafogo -1

    Treble
    Barca -2
    Atletico -1
    Trabzonspor -2

    Single
    Fostiras

  9. Luke 8 years ago

    Think it was mis read, because your bet agrees with the write up

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Luke, yeah I misread it.

  10. Jonathan Grieve 8 years ago

    Yeh u’ve not bet on any of the African games yet thankfully. They love a late goal tho don’t they? Last goal after the 70th minute @ evens. Wot do people think about that?

  11. Luke 8 years ago

    What are the odds of that bet Mike, in terms of fractions? 13-8?

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      2.62 is 13/8 that is correct.

  12. Craig (Ayr) 8 years ago

    No one fancy ghana the day it’s been a bore of a tourny though surely can’t stay that way

  13. Milesey 8 years ago

    I fancy a port vale win @1/1

    and Barcelona half time / full time @4/5

    2 singles there for me tonight.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      MURRAY 4/7 V FEDERER 11/8

      Is this the first time ever MURRAY has been been favourite when these 2 have played ? I am sure normally it’s the other way round with everyone favouring FEDERER.

    • Danny 8 years ago

      hope Murray wins it in my new adopted homeland that would go done well in the Casino on Saturday Australia Day efter a few oh flower of Scotland probs get ma heed caved in

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Milesey, I’m sure he’s been favourite but not by that much. I’d want 5-6 each really because it could go either way.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      I’ll see how my bets go tonight, for might have ago at FEDERER at that price….. don’t think the tennis starts till 8am does it ?

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Milesey, i think it’s 8.30am and it’s live on the Beeb so I’ll catch a bit and listen to the rest while trying to work out which games will beat the weather. Just heard Glasgow area to get about 8cm of snow from lunchtime tomorrow so bound to be call-offs.

  14. Seamus 8 years ago

    Will have a look bets in play Craig, I do fancy Ghana but the tournament has been guff so far.

  15. Willie McGuire 8 years ago

    Port Vale 10/11
    Ghana 23/20
    Congo 8/11
    Cheltenham 5/6 (Fri)
    Sassuolo 11/10 (Fri)
    &
    Lucky 15 on
    T Pope – 3/1 (Port Vale)
    D Mbokani – 9/2 (Congo)
    A Lopez – 5/1 (Atl Madrid)
    Malaga 1 Barca 2 – 13/2

  16. Craig (Ayr) 8 years ago

    It’s like watching amatures that keeper should of been sent off was gonna bet them in play might not bother it’s worse than watching Ayr united

  17. Danny 8 years ago

    2 Score In Both Halves Double
    Paok – RapidVienna

    over 2.5 goals double
    Trabzonspor-Mersin
    Eskisehirspor-Antalyaspor

    Goalscorer Double
    Jack Midson (Wimbledon)
    Ruben Castro (Real Betis)

  18. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Pope has been cut to 10/3 online. Might jump down to the shop and back him at 4/1

  19. paul 8 years ago

    taking barca over 3 goals not sure about atletico was thinking btts but if falcao not playin not so sure,what u think mr fixit.

  20. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Tommo they must be pretty thick. Here is the link to the game which clearly shows Ivanovic as an unused sub. I know as I had £50 on him anytime and got it back. Its obvious that someone had settled it incorrectly. Go in and demand your money back. It happened to me once and I phoned their shop customer services from within the shop and told them to sort out the mess. I wasn’t too popular with the counter staff afterwards but by this point I couldn’t care less.
    I remember I had £20 on fgs @ 14/1 and £20 on lgs @ 14/1. The game finished 1-0 robing it both bets up. The girl then told me it was a related bet and I couldn’t do it. The thicko was giving me £300 back and the other £20 as a returned stake. She couldn’t work out in her pea brain how one result could pay out twice. Even worse the manager agreed with her. Lets just say I contacted customer service again. I’ve not been back in the shop since. Anyway here is the link

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/20955084

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Chris, it will be simply that someone has settled it wrong. I had a mate who bet a goal in both halves in a Coral shop. One let him down but he permed them and expected to pick a few hundred. But they paid out on them all coming up even though he tried to tell them it was wrong and the team that let hm down. After a few calls they insisted on paying him in full but a few days later when the mistake was realised they took the money out of his bank account.

  21. Danny 8 years ago

    wee tip troops early doors friday morning

    CentralCoast-AdelaideUnited 1st vs 2nd

    Central Coast should win and go onto run away with the league short @ 8/11 possible -1 @ 15-8 and they should score in both halves @ 7/4 Over 2.5 looks good @ 21/20 assuming they will win 3 or more to 0 Adeliade arnt second for no reason so could at least score not overly confident because the league is not of the highest order and cant throw up strange results at times

    central coast last 8 at home won 7 drew 1
    Adelaide not won away since 23/11 at a then poor Sydney

    Central Coast come out on top in this fixture and havent lost to Adeliade home or away since 2009

  22. eemlofee 8 years ago

    Port vale bet of the the week tonite at evens

  23. Seamus 8 years ago

    Good write up there Danny! Think I might jump on port vale and central coast double, stats definitely favour the both teams to win

  24. Danny 8 years ago

    thats it Seamus I always go by stats and who they favour to win a bit silly on my part maybe a wouldnt touch port vale or any other away team a dont know why but ive got a thing about never picking away teams central coast at home but ive said before a hesitate at times 2 tip the fitbaw here can be utter shite at times and throw up mad results

  25. Jonathan Grieve 8 years ago

    One more go on an ACON game……..
    Mputu/DR Congo wincast @ 23/10
    Mbokani/DR Congo wincast @ 23/10
    Goal after 71st minute @ evens

  26. Seamus 8 years ago

    Getting 4/6 for central! Rather fancy it, and with port vale all stats imply away win. Football is football and nothing is a guarantee that’s for sure mate.

    Port vale, barca and central for me!

  27. Ryan 8 years ago

    Am on barca and port vale -1 double and pays £90 for £15 and also bet port vale -2 at 11-2 thing Tom pope and lee Hughes also a good striker have to much ability for a team tht concedes a lot.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Ryan, I fancy Port Vale but I’m aware that although they’ve won their last three away all have been by one goal. Wimbledon have been rank at home but decent away in recent weeks. So I’m on the home but leaving out the -1. Vale are a good bet buy maybe not the absolute banker some people are saying.

  28. Craig alves 8 years ago

    down thr bookies vat lunch for place/quadpots and £1 on Ghana Congo PAOK Barca and draws at Betis and Wimbledon for £51, 50p place and quads at Lingfield and only blue wave in the 3.15 let me down. homeboy, magic ice, katy spirit, muhandis, blue wave and picansort, a bit gutted cos would’ve got £213 + £12 for each of them, only took it cos it was mark Johnson horse ah well another loser haha

  29. Seamus 8 years ago

    WTF at betis keeper! No need in coming out

  30. Milesey 8 years ago

    Don’t suppose many of you on here will be watching Malaga V Barcelona ?

    I see Braveheart is on Film 4 at 9pm ;) ;) ;)

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Milesey, I’m doing neither. Writing up the weekend articles and trying to work out what Villa will do at Millwall tomorrow. Anyway that Braveheart – we don’t understand a word Mel Gibson says.

    • Guido 8 years ago

      FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEDOMMMMMMMM!!!! ;-) We all go out in the heather and shoot Haggis and eat it fresh for Burns nights 2moro as well Milesey…tastes much better fresh. Gotta watch ur teeth on the shot pellets tho..make sure you remove them completely from the Haggi!!

  31. Seamus 8 years ago

    LOL

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      Think they are only showing it to get you all fired up for MURRAY V Federer !

    • Guido 8 years ago

      Ya fancy Andy Milesey?

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      I’ll go for the value bet and probably take Federer to win. Murray @4/7 never seen him priced like this for any match against the top players.

  32. Guido 8 years ago

    Can picture BIG JOCK 2mora charging thru the heather takin wild swipes at young haggii with his claymore shouting “Milesey no more!” in time to the Proclaimers tune :-)

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      But I would walk 500 miles
      And I would walk 500 more
      Just to be that man to walks a thousand to fall down at your door
      (Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Undela Undela Undela la la la)
      (Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Undela Undela Undela la la la)
      (Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Undela Undela Undela la la la)
      (Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Da Undela Undela Undela la la la)

      COME ON EVERYONE !
      SING ALONG !

    • Guido 8 years ago

      Hahahaha ;-)

    • Craig23_50 8 years ago

      Can’t believe Portvale what a load of CRAP

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      2nd half to come, have some faith, could have been 2 down at h/t, but managed to get a goal, pope hasn’t scored yet! so must be due 2 in the 2nd half at least.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      stats
      2 shots on goal AFC Wimbledon 2 goals

      6 shots on goal Port Vale 1 goal.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Milesey, the stats suggest Vale are well in it. Surprise result so far but as you know there are no banker aways. Glad to see Betis score in the 90th minute even though they were out by then. I had the draw and under 2.5 goals. If Vale recover and Villa scores first it will be a good night.

  33. The Dane 8 years ago

    I signed up for your competion earlier today but have noticed it’s been removed – any reason that?

    The Dane.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      The Dane, I didn’t remove it and don’t why it would be. I actually didn’t see your entry earlier although I saw the comment you made and I replied to that. To be safe enter again but I’ll ask admin if it’s been removed and why.

    • Guido 8 years ago

      Dane/Paul maybe scoll doo to the bottom and look on left hand side at “newer comments”.click….it opens another page…I did the same..coodna see mine when I registered.

    • The Dane 8 years ago

      Thanks – I’ve just tried again.

      The Dane :-)

    • The Dane 8 years ago

      … and now it’s gone again?! Any hacker out there afraid of the competion from Denmark ;-)

      No matter what I’m putting my name down here if ok by Mr. Fixit.

      The Dane.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      The Dane, only myself and admin can delete comments. I’ll ask them if they know what’s happening but take it from me your name is in the hat.

    • The Dane 8 years ago

      Thanks – wouldn’t mind having a friendly match against the good Milesey :-)

      The Dane.

  34. Milesey 8 years ago

    I’ll be looking for some good tips on here in MAY, don’t let me down……

    Gordon Castle Highland Games
    Sunday 19th May, 2013

    Blackford Highland Games
    Saturday 25th May, 2013

    Cornhill Highland Games
    Saturday 1st June, 2013

    Helensburgh & Lomond Highland Games
    Saturday 1st June, 2013

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      No away Bankers ? well the home fans will be running home at the end of the game if Lee Hughes doesn’t score and Port Vale win, otherwise he will be getting in his car and taking the lot of them out ;)

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Milesey, u know what I mean. I don’t like the word at all banker at all never mind away banker.

    • Guido 8 years ago

      Big Geoff Capes the shot puter used to do the Highland Games Milesey…seen him one time tearing the face of a kilted officialhanding oot the prizemoney in a tent when he Capes wiz collecting his prize money for the day cos he said he broke a ground record and he shooda got £10 for it…made a bit of a stramash over it! A right gurny tw*t!! :-(

  35. Craig23_50 8 years ago

    I never realised they got a goal back Milesey I hope they pull it round and get the win I have them to win in 2 different bets lol

  36. Milesey 8 years ago

    The Port Vale coach has said that Lee Hughes has lost none of his pace.

    He is still leaving people for dead.

    • Craig23_50 8 years ago

      He Must be on Drugs then lol

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      no hahahahaha

      don’t you get the joke ? hahaha

      in 2003, he left the scene of an accident when he crashed into another car when drunk, left the scene and the driver of the other car died.

  37. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Just stuck £7 on Busquets first goal @ 65/1 and £5 on Pique @ 40/1 with Betfair

    • Muzza 8 years ago

      Have you spent all yer dough till pay day doc? Small stakes for laird Christopher Guy…. ;0)

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      seems to be changing his strategy don’t he ?

      and i was looking foward to:

      200 Torres 1st Goalscorer
      200 Torres Last scorer
      600 Torres anytime

      in the competition !

    • Muzza 8 years ago

      He’s after you Milesey!

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      hahaha, think he’s watching BRAVEHEART, planning his world domination haha haha

    • Muzza 8 years ago

      LOL!,,

  38. Milesey 8 years ago

    2-2 pope !

  39. Craig23_50 8 years ago

    Looks good value for money that Chris Guy

  40. Craig23_50 8 years ago

    Get in there come on Port Vale

    • Craig23_50 8 years ago

      I took pope for first goal scorer but won’t complain as long as they win

  41. Milesey 8 years ago

    I just have the port vale win @1/1

    single

    Barcelona Half time/ full time @4/5

    single

  42. Muzza 8 years ago

    Barca 1-0 pedro

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Muzza, just had a feeling Messi wouldn’t score first but picked the wrong guy. However, at least both have scored. Think I’ll head out soon and watch the rest of the game nursing one pint of shandy before hitting the office.

  43. Craig23_50 8 years ago

    Seen that Milesey in African cup games every game apart from 2 has finished under 2.5 goals and there is 7 more group games left they are all shiiite and can’t score

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      seen they have been very poor yes.

      and don’t expect too much from the 2 games tomorrow.

  44. Seamus 8 years ago

    1-1 joaquin

    • Muzza 8 years ago

      Pish! I got barca -1 & port vale double

  45. al 8 years ago

    Milesey you sick or what
    That joke was not funny

    Get a life

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      oh Lee Hughes has 1 fan !

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      AL never go to a ground when Lee Hughes is playing is all i can suggest to you.

      When he played for Notts County V Stevenage, you should have heard the abuse he got, and this was the sametime he was on a rape charge too.

      If you love Lee Hughes then thats down to you AL !

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Milesey, he’s probably right to be honest. I was 50-50 on whether to delete or not – waited to see if there was a reaction.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      What do you do at a footie game Mr F, do you just stand there and Clap politely hahahaha hahaha, or do you tell them off and ban them from coming again ?

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      OK, let’s call it quits. Give us some good tips instead.

    • Craig23_50 8 years ago

      Mr F there is 6 games left in the group stage of the Africa Cup Nations if ya take the Ivory Coast game out there is 5 on them 5 to Finnish under 2.5 goals its 8.34/1 on bet 365 do ya think its worth a dabble or not i was thinking of putting 100 quid on or do ya think its not going to happen

  46. al 8 years ago

    no hahahahaha

    don’t you get the joke ? hahaha

    in 2003, he left the scene of an accident when he crashed into another car when drunk, left the scene and the driver of the other car died.

    (
    The driver of the other car died)
    Well done milesey very funny
    Mr fix it well done for comments like this on your site

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Al, I didn’t make the comment and actually took your side, I don’t agree with it but you’ve just repeated it.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      nooooooooo, that makes me look bad keeping his bit on there, for no one knows the joke now, which is quite good !

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      It’s still there and it wasn’t very funny. I’m off – behave yersels.

  47. Muzza 8 years ago

    Mr F you should have a “like” button on here as per Facebook and also a “dislike” button – save time everyone abusing Milesey!! :0)

  48. Milesey 8 years ago

    They just seem to latch onto anything anyway….. idiots like AL, don’t you go to football games and stand there and shout abuse at the players ?

  49. al 8 years ago

    Yes it happenS in the football grounds
    I agree
    But this site is a tipping forum or general chat
    Just about the family of the man we ho died

  50. Muzza 8 years ago

    “WHO’S THE MAN BORN OUT OF WEDLOCK IN THE BLACK?”

    “THE REFEREE IS A MASTURBATER!”

    “YOU AWFUL PERSON FROM LIVERPOOL”

    Etc etc etc

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Muzza, Milesey right that you’ll here worse at football grounds, Al’s right to say the comment has no place here. Let’s all get back to tipping. I’m off to watch the rest of Malaga v Barca.

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      or in Mr F’s case ” who is the man in the lovely black shorts ” and ” go on son take him on the left ” ” sit down for i can not see, sit down for i can not see “

  51. Muzza 8 years ago

    Wimbledon hanging on by skin of their teeth Sullivan having a blinder in goal – twat!!

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      I’m blowing out in both my singles if Barca don’t score before h/t

  52. al 8 years ago

    Milesey you are a waste a time I’m not gonna bother with you
    You can call me a idiot or whatever you like it does not bother me at all

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      Don’t thank me for insulting you, it was a pleasure.

  53. Craig23_50 8 years ago

    Port vale CRAAAAAAP blew my bets right out

    • Muzza 8 years ago

      Very unlucky watching online – Sullivan (Wimbledon keeper) had a blinder!! Good for he mighty Cobblers though – up to 3rd now !

  54. Milesey 8 years ago

    I thought they would have interviewed Lee Hughes, would have loved to have heard that at the end of the game

    ” No Comment ” ” No Comment ”

    ” Get My solicitor ”

    HA HA HA HA HA

    • Muzza 8 years ago

      LOL!! Laters Dick D!! Need some good GG’s tomorrow pal

      Bet of the day on GG is TOCATA BLUE 7:20 Dundalk! Must be something better than that?!!

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      7.00 Wolverhampton BUSSA

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      FASTIDIOUS 6.50 Dundalk

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      4.10 lingers, Prince Of Prophets

    • Muzza 8 years ago

      Liking it already. Off to watch Trevor McDonald inside death row jail on +1

    • Milesey 8 years ago

      is it the 2nd part ?

  55. Milesey 8 years ago

    Anyways i’m off now.

    What i lack in intelligence, i more than make up for in stupidity.

    night all ;) ;) ;)

  56. Craig alves 8 years ago

    congo ya bass!!!!

  57. Mike 8 years ago

    Excellent night! £200 on barca not to win to nil returned a nice £500!

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Mike, I’m glad we agreed on that one in the end. It was a pretty good night barring the Port Vale draw.

  58. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Muzza what’s wrong with putting £7 on a 65/1 shot and £5 on a 40/1 shot. Its a speculative bet that’s all. If you think that means I have no money then you are an idiot. I didn’t fancy much else. I was going to back Pope at 4/1 but had to go to shop for that price but I couldn’t be arsed thankfully although saying that I would have probably backed him last also.

  59. Seamus 8 years ago

    Last two nights doubles been let down with draws! Win some lose some – or if your me you lose some and you lose some more

  60. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Milesey AI is tight you are a complete idiot. First of all you make derogatory jokes about the scots then you make a joke about someone who died. I personally don’t think you should have your own section to post tips in cos you are forever spitting the dummy out and being abusive when people question your selections. Immaturity springs to mind. You don’t see Paul acting in this way at all so you just be grateful you can contribute to the section and as others have already said wind your neck in a bit.

    Also your stupid comments about Torres are unfounded. I’ve never actually backed Torres at all do I have no idea what you are talking about. I will have great satisfaction should I knock you out of the competition. Time to turn that swagger into a stagger.

  61. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Paul why don’t you contact McBookie or another bookie and ask them if they will accept a novelty bet of who will get the furthest, myself or Milesey. That would be interesting.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Chris, don’t think they’d do it. Why don’t the two of you have a side bet.

  62. Craig23_50 8 years ago

    Lol that would be good Chris guy I would like to see who would win out of use 2 I hope I get selected I would love a chance at something like that fingers crossed

  63. Craig23_50 8 years ago

    Chris guy what do u think about this there is 6 games left in the group stage of the Africa Cup Nations if ya take the Ivory Coast game out there is 5 on them 5 to Finnish under 2.5 goals its 8.34/1 on Bet365 do ya think its worth a dabble or not i was thinking of putting 100 quid on or do ya think its not going to happen

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Craig, take the bet if you fancy it but a lot of the remaining games will be must-win or knockout games and they usually produce more goals.

  64. Craig alves 8 years ago

    I think the last set of games in ACN will be open as teams need to go for it and get results to qualify for knockout stages. I may be wrong tho, only watched bits of a Morocco ge was lke watching a training match

  65. Craig (Ayr) 8 years ago

    Villa the morra night got to worth a punt at that price surely any thoughts

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Craig, I can’t put much faith in Villa after their second-half display against Bradford which was woeful. Haven’t decided yet if I go for Millwall or draw but I’ll post in the morning.

  66. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Craig there is always a possibility but as Craig Alves has mentioned, there is a chance the games could be more open. Its pretty decent odds. I wouldn’t like to put anyone off a bet. Infact I think you may have a chance. If you are asking me if I would put £100 I would say no although I’d prob risk £50. What would all 6 pay (including Ivory Coast for under 3.5 goals. I’d prob be more inclined to put my £100 on that

  67. Craig23_50 8 years ago

    Now I think about it I agree the games will prob be more open as teams need to go for it or there out but they all look like there struggling to score I might just do 50 but its some thing I’m going to look at…… Imagine if u could pick so many teams mix and match and wack 25 pound on each to start of with u would get about 250 back if u get 1 bet up if u get 1 out of 4 at 25 pound a pop u gain a 150 pound profit….. Might just pick some of the Italian games and Greece games most of them are boring as anything and play tactical games….. Or maybe its a bad idea lol

  68. Craig23_50 8 years ago

    Or maybe do a bet were u perm them sort of thing let me know ur ideas on it

  69. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Italian games will be short prices that’s the thing. Its just your luck mate watch out on the site though as Paul sometimes tips a treble for under 2.5 goals.

  70. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Paul I once had a £100 bet on with VC on a first scorer at 6/1. The goal was an own goal but VC settled the bet in my favour whilst the game was still in play. Knowing this was a mistake I immediately withdrew the £700 from my account. 2 days later the money was in my bank but whilst the money was in my way to the bank I received a message on my account asking me to contact customer services over an urgent matter. I just ignored or and they sent me a letter telling me I had to pay the £600 back as it was wrongly settled. Soon after they wrote to me again and told me that my balance on my account was minus £700. They gave me the option if I repaid the £700 they would wipe out the balance of minus £700 and they would give me a balance of £700 which I could use for bets. Again I ignored this and refused to give them the money back. I never put any further bets on with them due to fears that they would just take my winnings. 2 moths later I got a letter to say they had made the mistake and they had agreed to wipe out the debt and give me the opportunity to bet with them again. I’ve used the same account and never had any issues with them, winning and withdrawing no problem.

    I was also in a coral shop once and they had paid me out £400 too much in winnings after manually settling a bet incorrectly. When I went back to the shop a week later one of the girls I know who works in the shop asked me if I knew I’d been paid out too much money. I said no. She told
    Me that the manager had just wrote it off and had told the staff not to mention anything to me as I was a good customer and he didn’t want me to be embarrassed and not returning to his shop.

    Whilst we are on the stories I may as well tell you about the win I had with Paddy Power a good 8 years or so back. It was an old firm game and i was going to back Sutton for first goal but the team news had bit been out yet and it was believed that Sutton would not start due to an injury. I got home and was sitting with my mates with 5 mins before kick off and I just seen the team line up and noticed Sutton was playing. I ran to the phone, called Paddy Power and have them my account number etc. I told them I wanted a bet on First Goalscorer. The girl told me she had access my account on someone else’s computer as hers had shut down. I reminded her of the kick off time as I only had 2 mins now to put the first Goalscorer on before the market was pulled. She was made aware that I wanted Chris Sutton first goal. She put me on hold and whilst waiting the game kicked off and Chris Sutton scored the first goal within the first minute. I was afraid the girl wasn’t going to come back onto the phone but she did after another couple of minutes. She said sorry to keep you on hold. Whilst I’ve been away I realise that Chris Sutton has already scores the first goal but I’ve spoken to the manager and we are going to honour the bet due to you informing me of our selection. How much would you like on it? Yes I promise this was the question asked. She literally gave me a blank cheque. Chris Sutton was 7/1 and in a money if panic I wasn’t sure what to say. I just said £50 as inside want to be too greedy incase they didn’t pay out and that was quite normal for me to stake that on a first scorer. So that was the easiest £350 I’d ever made at the bookies. I also remember it took them longer than usual to credit my bank account with the funds which resulted in me phoning twice to complain and was given a £20 free bet in each occasion. Most people I tell the story to find it
    difficult to believe but its 100% true. My brother joked and said that would only ever happen to me, nobody else would be that lucky. I can only assume the girl was new and when she the manager honoured the bet she was probably under the impression that I’d already confirmed my stake beforehand.

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      Chris, love the Chris Sutton story and applaud you for just going with £50. I think we’ve all been paid wrongly and other times been treated poorly but it probably evens itself out. Mistakes shouldn’t happen as much now with everything being computerised but in the one I told you recently about Coral they just wouldn’t accept what the punter was telling them and it was black and white. Either a goal was scored in both halves or it wasn’t.

  71. Craig (Ayr) 8 years ago

    Reading millwall might not have a striker for the match will wait for team news and your thoughts on it cheers

    • Mr Fixit 8 years ago

      I’ll check the team news in the morning and do a write-up. Reading don’t have any strikers and Villa don’t have anyone to defend. Great.

  72. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Sorry for all the typos, its this bloody iPhone predictive words. I will never forget that game, don’t know if any if you remember, it was between 8 and 10 years ago. Chris Sutton scored the first goal in about 50 secs but Rangers unfortunately went on to win 2-1.

  73. Madi 8 years ago

    Sutton also holds the record for the quickest goal ever in an Old Firm Clash, scored at Ibrox in 2002, scoring inside just 18 seconds. At the end of the 2002–03 season.
    You must mean that. From his wiki

  74. Chris Guy 8 years ago

    Yeah Madi that’s the one

  75. Luke 8 years ago

    Awesome little stories there Chris. Wasn’t going to bother reading such a long comment, but glad I did. Can’t believe you only said 50 though. May as well gone with a nicely rounded off oner!!
    Danny, thanks for the info mate. Have backed them half time/full time. Only small stakes though so no hard feelings if it doesn’t come off ;)

    • Danny 8 years ago

      thats a bad turn Luke a canny believe what am watching dont remember the last time a team dominated so much and has nothing to show for it beggers believe the amount of missed chances hit word work the lot

  76. Luke 8 years ago

    Not to worry mate, was only small amount like I said. Now my bet is down and out, I’m sure they’ll come back to win in second half. Hopefully they do, for anyone who just simply backed them to win

  77. Danny 8 years ago

    would have been a good idea on my part to have actualy had some money on it

    central coast won
    central coast -1 won
    over 2.5 goals won

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