One flu over…the cuckoo’s next

Write-up by Gerry McDonnell

Even by my personal modest specifications, it really is been a poor week. I’ve been left practically incapacitated by what I can only presume is a new super-strain of bird flu, quite possibly created by an increasingly desperate rogue factor of the bookmaking business.

I started off feeling nauseous final Saturday, but I understandably put it down to observing Sharon Osbourne. I suspected something was awry the subsequent day, when I ate all of the wife’s dinner, and my worst fears were confirmed on the evening, when for the very first time in 3 many years I was forced to hit the scratcher whilst the spouse was even now awake.

I am not one particular to complain although. It really is like my mom often says: when daily life throws you lemons make a DVD.

I’ve utilised the time I’ve been laid up to review the weekend football action. England glimpse to be great points from a shockingly bad Estonia side. Steve McClaren’s group will be full of confidence following their current Ashley Cole inspired run they’ve easily rolled above a couple of bums. They’re super-short at 1/12, but it’s virtually chance-totally free.

Personally, I’d somewhat have a small punt on Wayne Rooney scoring at any time at 5/4. Michael Owen has been lucky enough to obtain two thumbs up from a German bint, but I suspect McClaren may preserve the very small hitman for Russia on Wednesday.

The most enticing ‘special’ is possibly an England clear sheet at a hugely tempting 4/nine. I’m normally worried about the sort of Paul ‘Iranian shoplifter’ Robinson, but the Estonians lack the top quality to get advantage.

The Republic of Ireland have been rocked by the withdrawal of Stephen Ireland. I guess the Manchester City guy is even now embarrassed following bumping off far more grandmothers than Harold Shipman.

The Irish have turned to Alex Bruce in their search for good quality cover. The reliable defender is a true chip off the aged block: he’s not great enough to play for England. The 23/10 for a draw involving Ireland and Germany is unquestionably sound.

Julio Baptista couldn’t minimize the mustard in the English Premier League: he was just a extra fat Francis Jeffers. The only thing chunkier than Bapman is the even funds for Brazil kicking off their Globe Cup qualification campaign with a win versus Colombia.

Anytime I believe of the ‘lazy magician’, I photograph the dwarf-like Paul Daniels hunting up to the wonderful Debbie McGee. The moniker in fact belongs to Juan Roman Riquelme, who along with Carlos Tevez and Lionel Messi, kind three strong good reasons why Argentina look the phone at three/ten at property to Chile.

My ultra-flu has led to vivid hallucinations. I could have sworn I saw Scotland sitting on leading of their qualification group. I’ll be obtaining the crack when Ukraine see off the overachieving Jocks at a mammoth 11/4.

The Faroe Islands the moment held Scotland to a two-two draw. Some men and women have been shocked by that result the Sweaties seldom score two ambitions in a game. The French will completely destroy the Faroes at 1/twenty five it could well be a rugby score.

Yet another match wherever there could be a rugby score is the rugby match between England and France. The English appear a excellent shout at even cash with a nine stage start against the constantly chokable French.

That Chabal is absolutely a large lad, but I reckon I could get him: if it wasn’t for this damn mega-flu. Last week’s accer absolutely romped home, Brazil, Portugal, Turkey, Ukraine and Croatia will comply with fit at a significant and hairy 14/one.

About the Author

Gerry McDonnell dabbles in football odds compilation, journalism and orphan rescue.