LOOKS like I'm the play-off man this week as Mr Fixit concentrates on teeing off.

I know it's the end of the season but he's taking more holidays than the Queen – and he's paying me less than her corgis get.

But I've got a cunning plan. I'm going to learn to dance then dress like a dog (Chunky's showed me how) and make my millions that way.

In the meantime I've got to earn my keep from the bookies and there weren't any complaints as I picked three out of three on the Huddersfield v MK Dons match. Mr Fixit put up a couple of winners on the comments section and I also liked his text tip that advised taking a goal at the Galpharm in the opening 26 minutes.

Young Mr Rhodes obliged in the 18th minute and his goal must have been an expensive one for the bookies.

There are three big play-off games tonight and I'll start in the SFL with the first leg of a surprise final, Dumbarton v Airdrie Utd. Both were underdogs in the semis but took care of Arbroath and Ayr respectively with fine displays.

Dumbarton beat Arbroath 2-1 at home and that was the result a couple of weeks ago when the sides met in the regular season. I can see the Sons edging to victory again and they are 13-10 with William Hill and bet365 to do so.

Airdrie are a biggest 2-1 at BetVictor and 4-5 with McBookie.com to qualify while Dumbarton are 10-11 at McBookie.com to clinch promotion.

McBookie.com do first scorers on all SFL games and Sons' experienced former SPL striker Craig Dargo is 5-1 favourite and 11-8 to net at any time.

The other SFL play-off final is also one that wasn't predicted by many. Albion Rovers were favourites to see off Elgin as they try to preserve their Second Division status but I reckon they could struggle against Stranraer.

Rovers needed a last-minute goal to see off Elgin 2-1 on aggregate and face a better side in Stranraer who hammered favourites Queen's Park 5-1 over two legs.

The Coatbridge men were accused by Elgin of parking the bus in the first leg which they lost 1-0 but they won't get away with against a Stranraer outfit who netted for fun at home during the season and who boast two quality hitman in the shape of Craig Malcolm and Michael Moore.

So look at Stranraer at 11-10 with McBookie.com to qualify and 6-4 at Betfred to carve out a first-leg lead tonight. Rovers are 15-8 at William Hill to win and 4-6 favourites with McBookie.com to be stay up.

Malcolm is 6-1 to hit the opener but Moore hovering I'd take leading hitman Malcolm to net at 13-8 with McBookie.com

In England, Southend entertain Crewe in the League Two play-off semi-final second leg after losing 1-0 at Gresty Road.

Paul Sturrock's men are likely to battle hard to get back into the tie and I can see them winning by one to force extra time.

Southend are 10-11 at bet365 and BetVictor to win at home and 8-11 at bodog to qualify. Crewe are 5-4 with Paddy Power and bet635 to go through.

We haven't had penalties in the play-offs yet but this one has a chance. Take either side to win on penalties at 11-1 with Skybet.


Dargo to score

(11-8, McBookie.com)


(13-10, William Hill, bet365)


(10-11, bet365, BetVictor)

  1. joe knotts 12 years ago

    Not got a mcbookie account but will defo do stranraer and southend. Some bang on tips the last couple of nights scott i hope u treat chunky to a big mac or two with your winnings! :)

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Joe, just back from the golf. I think I’ll have a punt tonight on Fenerbahce to win the Turkish Cup Final against Bursaspor. Already beaten them twice this season and on a good run.

  2. craig alves 12 years ago

    stranraer and alcoron(spain segunda) for me tonight. will try to get another team in there for a treble

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Craig, I’m assuming BetVictor paid out on Celta Vigo today. Been away all day so sorry didn’t get back to you earlier.

  3. craig alves 12 years ago

    hercules it is for tonights treble fiver pays 27 with betvictor

  4. Danny 12 years ago

    super single – stromsgodset 1/1

    both teams to score

    honka – mypa
    kalmar – helsingborg
    viking – lillestrom
    haka – hjk helsinki
    stranraer – albion
    bursaspor – fenerbahce

    £10 returns £184.14

    5 to follow

    fc inter
    vps vaasa
    jjk jyvaskyla

    £10 returns 104.89

  5. Sways bet of the day 12 years ago

    Kuwait-real Madrid over 3.5 goals

  6. craig alves 12 years ago

    no bother paul, after they paid me out on double last night they took £ out account thro the night and paid on the treble after last 10 mins were played. withdrew £20 and stuck £5 on stranraer outright, alcocron and heracles.

  7. Sways bet of the day 12 years ago

    0-0 in rosenberg match at ht I’m going over 1.5 goals second half

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      OK good luck with that and to everyone with tonight’s bets. I’m off to see Glasgow Perthsire v Clydebank.

  8. Peter Brown 12 years ago

    Gone for 10 treble

    Fenerbache 5/6
    Dumbarton 13/8
    Stranraer 13/10

    Returns £92 @ William hill

    Good luck all

  9. Alex walker 12 years ago

    when did you put the bet on peter? fenerbache game started over a hour ago! Last time i looked they were winning 2 nil. Hope you put it on this afternoon!

  10. joe knotts 12 years ago

    Wish i had checked in earlier to see fenerbache tip!! 3-0 up. I took stranraer and southend dble and mohsni ew fgs in southend game.

  11. craig alves 12 years ago

    where’s the floodlight failure when you need ot most :) poor show fron 1/2 shot hercules getting beat 3-0 at home.

  12. malcolm caithness 12 years ago

    Paul hope you have better luck than me at the perthshire club last time i played there a Dalmuir/Clydebank pub team got beat was many moons ago,
    Dare say Daughter will send a text if they win.
    I’am back in spinal unit,

    cheers malky

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Malky, better luck than you. Perthshire 3, Bankies 5. Strange game, Perthshire tough team but Bankies have quality up front and always looked like scoring. Final against Shotts will be good end to the season.

  13. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Paul, can’t sto thinking about the champions league final. I really fancy Bayern Munich especially with the home advantage. Im thinking of Gomez first goal and last goal. Can’t make my mind up what bookies I’m going to put it on in. My friends Boylesports have their usual offer on but I wouldn’t be surprised if Gomez scored two so the double delight with tote may be more appealing. Last Goalscorer will be placed with Paddy Power who will refund all the usual bets if Chelsea lift the trophy.

    I’m putting a couple of early bets on for the hearts hibs game.

    Under 2.5 goals @ 8/11 with Coral
    Time of first goal over 27 mins evs with S James
    Craig Beattie anytime scorer 12/5 @ sportingbet

    What you think Paul?

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, I’ll be having a serious look from tomorrow but obviously Gomez is in my thoughts. Beattie is a doubt so I’ll need to see how that plays out. Skacel is the one I’m looking at.

  14. mcgart 12 years ago

    Another winner tonight. fenerbahce and stranraer. keep up the good tips bhoys

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      You’re having a good week. Thought Fenerbahce were a stick-on and nice price at about evens.

  15. Peter Brown 12 years ago

    I kno was just in from work put it on at 17.33.31 to be precise lol

  16. Alex walker 12 years ago

    Well done pete! Good treble!

  17. Nobby 12 years ago

    Thank the lord, had 10/1 winner. Stranraer(thanks Scott) went with Crewe +1 at 10/11 and had to irish Gaelic football teams to win. Tipp and Kerry. ThAnks for Stranraer again scott

  18. Peter Brown 12 years ago

    Cheers mate.think we r all having a good week:) keep up the good tips lads!

  19. David Paterson 12 years ago

    £12 Double Dumbarton/Stranraer £65.55 return, Good Wee Night:D Cheers Scott for Stranraer.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      David, the boy’s done OK on the play-offs this week. I thought Stranraer were a good bet and I’m glad Scott agreed.

  20. Mr Chris Guy 12 years ago

    Paul didn’t realise Beattie was a doubt. Think I’ll just leave him out then. Don’t want him to come on as a sub for -5 mins.

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Chris, he’s got a tight hamstring but says he hopes to make it but could be like semi-final when he came on at half-time. We’ll get a better idea about Beattie on Friday.

  21. Danny 12 years ago

    wan oota 3 isny bad super single 1/1 ure job/fun is solid peeps hingin oan a masters tips

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Danny, Torquay tips and some foreign singles up later. Asked Scott to do a bit on Torquay but he’s sent me a piece on Turkey so it’s back to the drawing board.

  22. craig alves 12 years ago

    osters in swedish 2nd division, OSTERS 11/10 KO 3pm

    • Mr Fixit 12 years ago

      Craig, we can’t really mention other tipsters I’m afraid. Interested to see he’s tipping Osters though. I’m looking at a Djurgarden (v Gefle) and Valerenga (at Honefoss) double.

  23. craig alves 12 years ago

    sorry paul, didn’t realise. osters 3-1 up at ht so im happy wi that, would’ve took rapid vienna too but didnt realise it was early ko.
    gonna try stick to singles from now on

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