Monthly Archives: September 2011

Casual football-betting for dummies (or: how to lose £1 in 90 minutes), part 2


Part 2 – Divine inspiration (or a lack thereof). Saturday morning.  Bleary-eyed, you knock off the ear-piercing alarm which you forgot to turn off at the end of the working week, at an hour that seems frankly unfathomable.  A vice-grip … Continue reading

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Casual football-betting for dummies (or: how to lose £1 in 90 minutes), part 1


Part 1 – The mindset of the gambler. “Pure calculation means fairly little and has none of the importance many gamblers attach to it,” wrote Fyodor Dostoyevsky in his biographically-inspired 1867 novel, The Gambler.  “They sit over bits of paper ruled … Continue reading

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Non-League Day: a rough guide to what’s on in South Yorkshire (03.09.11)


After the moderate success of last year, Non-League Day is back for its second incarnation and it promises to capture the imagination of plenty of communities. The concept is beautifully simple – England play on Friday night, the top two … Continue reading

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