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World Cup betting

Spain and England are favourites but Phil Delaney believes there is better value elsewhere in the World Cup draw.

Croker stalemate on the cards

Increasingly, the qualification process for international tournaments has become a rather dull, meandering sideshow that most of the top players have little interest in indulging. Particularly internationals from the more dominant nations. Consider the remarks of Real Madrid galactico...

United again as none of challengers convince

The return of the Premier League is undoubtedly a huge business boost for the bookies - although the increased predictability of the league can also cause problems. Just look at William Hill boss Ralph Topping's recent statement, when he...

Another bore at Wembley

The Community Shield is not a renowned betting attraction. Experimental lineups, limited motivation, friendly-pace, plenty of substitutions. Still, here are a few interesting possible punts for Sunday's curtain-raiser. Another bore: A repeat of last year's scoreless stroll between United and...

Trucking away in Ballybrit

After a miserable weekend for their hurlers and footballers, the Galway sporting public are out in force chasing consolation at Ballybrit this week. Traditionally, the go-to guy is Dermot Weld, who registered an amazing 200th winner at the festival last...



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