Celebrity Big Brother 1st Eviction, Kerry Katona, Bobby Sabel or Sally Bercow?

The first Evictees are nominated and it will be between Kerry Katona, Bobby Sabel or Sally Bercow after the former nominated the latter pair. Bobby should be safe due to the demographic of the young female audience, and Kerry has the biggest profile of the trio, so the fate of Sally looks on the line. In the overall market, Jedward still lead the way. I have wondered how long they could keep up the act but the more i watch the more i think this pair are simply nuts. I am enjoying them in the house. Paddy is great for the macho fans, but will possibly have ruffled a few feminist feathers. Tara Reid will be a good bet when she is nominated, there is a side coming to the fore with the American and she will see the exit. Lucien needs to chill as he would have a...

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Tuesday Night Carling Cup Action – West Brom face tricky tie at Bournemouth

Tuesday Night Carling Cup Action – West Brom face tricky tie at Bournemouth

  Tuesday night sees the completion of the postponed round one ties and the first round two ties to be played. First, Crystal Palace host league new boys Crawley Town from the first round after the game was postponed due to the riots and although Palace have had a very positive start to the season,this looks the type of game to throw up a shock result. Whilst West Brom have to travel to Bournemouth in another that looks a potential banana skin for punters coupons. Aston Villa enter the fray by travelling to Hereford, team selection will be key as to whether 1/5 is too short a price for the Premier League side to win the game, whilst far more open affair will be Sunderland making the huge journey south to be the first Premier League side to play a competitive fixture at the new AMEX Stadium and take...

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Has Hanagan wrapped it up or can Kieren Challenge

Has Hanagan wrapped it up or can Kieren Challenge

Paul Hanagan has shortened as favourite to win the Flat Jockeys Championship again in 2011 after scooping the prize last season. Despite stating that he will not be flat out riding everything that moves as he did last year in his quest for the title he is clear in the race with 111 winners at present, some 14 clear of nearest challenger Brazilian Sylvester De Sousa on 97. Ryan Moore left the door open when falling and breaking bones at Glorious Goodwood when his total sat on 84, he remains fourth in the table on that number, testament of how well he was doing at the time. Above him in third place is Kieren Fallon who has arrived back on the scene with a bang and has been getting the rides to see him challenge this term. He is joint 5/1 second favourite with De Sousa, and will be...

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Nothing doing in Spain as Players strike goes ahead, Barcelona and Real Madrid have to wait

We have had one weekend with nothing doing and it very much looks like it could be another in Spain as the players remain on strike in a catch 22 situation. Whilst the players refuse to play in support of colleagues who were not paid a total of 50m Euros in wages last season, surely it is the wage demands of players/agents that have driven clubs to employ and commit financially beyond their means. Granted, contracts are contracts (when they suit), and should be adhered to, but we have a whole new ball game developing in the Spanish game this season. The situation is on a downward slope that gets steeper every day, and if one side doesn’t give in soon, La Liga could be destroyed in the short term. And just at the point it looks like Mourinho has got something together to challenge Barca. The financial mismanagement...

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Wenger has More Than One Worry on Wednesday at Udinese as Arsenal look to progress in the Champions League

Wenger has More Than One Worry on Wednesday at Udinese as Arsenal look to progress in the Champions League

Arsenal may have to defend their 1-0 advantage versus Udinese without manager Arsene Wenger on the bench on Wednesday night in Italy. After being warned about passing messages onto his coaching staff in the first leg at the Emirates last week, he continued to do so, which saw him breach of a suspended ban from the match against Barcelona in the final 16 last season. A two match ban was therefore initiated and imposed. Arsenal have appealed, but there are no assurances, even if successful, that it will come in time for him to be on the touchline for this return leg where the gunners have only a slender 1-0 lead. After losing to Liverpool at home at the weekend, Wenger has to rally his troops to up their game at the Stadio Communal Friuli. This will be only the second competitive game for Udinese this season as they...

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Cheltenham 2012 – Irish Independant Arkle Trophy – Looking Ahead

Cheltenham 2012 – Irish Independant Arkle Trophy – Looking Ahead

With a foggy start this morning in Gloucestershire, thoughts of the oncoming Autumn and winter and return of the National Hunt season proper, can not help but run through to March and the blue riband races at the Cheltenham Festival 2012 already. Those thoughts have been stoked today with the mention of Peddlers Cross by trainer Donald McCain, and his possible target of the Arkle Trophy on the Racing post website today. The mere mention of him and the fact he currently heads the market for the race this far out, will surely find a few ante post wagers heading in his direction on slips across the country. Even more so as McCain has stated at this stage, that it would be his preferred target over the RSA Chase. The mere fact that we have yet to see last seasons Champion Hurdle runner up take on the bigger fences...

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Manchester United a huge 11/8 to be leading both halves against Spurs

Manchester United a huge 11/8 to be leading both halves against Spurs

Spurs travel north to Manchester and will look to spoil things for Alex Ferguson and his Manchester United side who will themselves be looking to keep early pace with “Noisy Neighbours” Manchester City who went to Bolton on Sunday and won 2-3. If previous trips to Old Trafford are anything to go by, then things do not bode well for Harry Redknapps side. They have not managed a win here in 48 matches, stretching back to 1989! If you want to find another and it’s just as long a journey back to 1976! In fact going back to 1909,I find 53 wins for the Reds in 74 games. Just 9 wins for Spurs. Talk about having the odds stacked against you. All of a sudden the 4/6 home win looks good value! To grab a little extra, how about the HT/FT market. Of the 19 home games United played...

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