|84 Points Awarded Wrongly? - Punters Corner|
|Written by Harry Brady|
|Thursday, 11 March 2010 23:11|
On Sunday the now overdue Mrs Brady stuck her head around the door to see if I would be in a good mood for the rest of the day. Initially she feared for the worse as I was shouting at the telly about a terrible offside decision. She needn’t have feared as we were 2-0 up, but the pic on CQN this week reminded me of how bad that decision was. It once again re-enforced the bad decisions we’ve experienced this season illustrated by many on here, most recently by Tony Bananas..
Following our complaint about these decisions the one thing I haven’t heard anywhere is debate about whether our claims have merit. I have heard, especially on radio Scotland, that these things happen to all teams. Indeed the diddy teams suffer more. Really? How incompetent are our officials then? We have had a winner chopped off against Falkirk, Dundee Utd and Rangers plus there are the 3 pens in the first Rangers game and the players Rangers should have had sent off. Conservatively I’ll go for 7 points chopped off us wrongly this season. The press tell us this happens to all, it’s just bad decisions – That’s 84 points wrongly awarded due to incompetence.
By this argument nearly 20% of the points awarded in the SPL this season have gone the wrong way due to incompetent officials. But then again, Motherwell, Celtic, Hibs, Hearts and St Mirren have all recently had these bad decisions against one team, so maybe it’s only 77 points of incompetence! Anyway onto the bets.
We’re on cup duty this week, and according to Eddie and his sources even winning the cup may be too much too little too late for Tony. We’ll see. Away from Scotland and the IPL has started again, exclusive to Youtube and with the Premier League entering its home straight this week’s specials looks at who is likely to top the various tables with betting on which team scores most goals this season, who has the most clean sheets and who might do the Premier League/Champions League double.
At the other end of the table Paddy Power is betting on the points required to finish 17th and survive the threat of relegation and which team will concede most goals this season.
Niklas Bendtner’s miss and hit week for Arsenal has Paddy Power betting on which Niklas Bendtner will show up for the game against Hull on Saturday with betting on whether he will have more shots on or off target and whereabouts his first shot gets directed.
Finally, with Bendtner and Bent both hitting hat-tricks in the last week, there is betting on which player will next score a hat-trick in a Premier League game.
10/1 Dundee Utd
PADDY POWER WEEKEND SPECIALS
English Premier League
11/8 Man Utd
Top Four Finish
5/4 Man City
7/2 Aston Villa
4th place on Sunday night
3/1 Man City
17/2 Man Utd to win the Premier League & Champions League
12/1 Chelsea to win the Premier League & Champions League
20/1 Man Utd to win the Premier League & Champions League
Who will score most goals in
the league this season?
7/5 Arsenal (69)
7/4 Man Utd (67)
2/1 Chelsea (65)
This is an interesting one. The target is normally 40 points, but with Portsmouth getting deducted the 10 it’s thought the surviving team may not need anywhere near this level;
Relegation Survival (finishing points for 17th)
8 31 points or less
6/1 32-33 points
11/4 34-35 points
9/4 36-37 points
4/1 38-39 points
6/1 40 points or more
It’ll be Rossi doing this next week as I’ll be busy elsewhere
|Last Updated on Friday, 19 March 2010 13:30|