I don't know why I am telling you this ? I meant to keep it a secret... but I had a dream last week that I was watching the Wolves game on telly in the Fly in the Loaf & we got stuffed 2-0. Worse than that, the second was scored by their goalie ? don't ask... but Howard was at fault (20 yards off his line).
Now the question is: Should I take this insider information to the bookies? (I never bet on the Blues.) Or should I see it as some form of divine intervention and get something out of the defeat?
I am not against betting against the Blues as a matter of hardened principle ? in fact, my mate Charlie is so hopeless at the bookies, I always plead with him to bet on Liverpool to win in the derby but what should I do about this one?
Be gentle with me...
Mike Keating, Posted 04/04/2011 at 23:05:02
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1 Posted 05/04/2011 at 03:39:14
2 Posted 05/04/2011 at 05:26:00
Well in mine I didn?t, ended up getting transported back to the start of the season by some sex induced space time organism & by a stroke of genius had a pen drive with all the lottery rollover numbers on it.
Drafted Dig Dunc in for security, with his first duty to kick Kenwright out of Goodison panto style!
We?re Takin Over! COYB?s! Shit it just a Dream!
3 Posted 05/04/2011 at 06:07:18
4 Posted 05/04/2011 at 05:50:32
If you do that, you'll have my blessing as a fellow (patriotic) Everton supporter.
5 Posted 05/04/2011 at 08:07:27
As to football dreams; many years ago now (20?), I was standing on the corner of Horrocks Ave, Garston, by where the dole used to (and still may) be, anyhow, over comes the RS brother-in-law (top bloke inspite of that) and he says, "Congratulations on winning the European Cup (as it was then), I'll pay up and look happy," plonking the token coin into my palm. I looked down and there was Charlie's head on the coin.
Hands up all those now in favour of the Queen (God Bless Her) Abdicating.
6 Posted 05/04/2011 at 08:59:55
7 Posted 05/04/2011 at 09:24:46
8 Posted 05/04/2011 at 09:27:00
9 Posted 05/04/2011 at 09:33:29
10 Posted 05/04/2011 at 10:05:22
As a rule, I don't bet on us at all though. When betting you should only use your brain. It's hard to do that when it's the team you support.
11 Posted 05/04/2011 at 09:39:25
But, from that day forth, I always predict the last goal scorer, saves any grief on so many levels.
Could never back against us thou, Just imagine the shame if some RS was handing you the money in the bookies with a big grin on its face.
12 Posted 05/04/2011 at 10:25:54
13 Posted 05/04/2011 at 11:18:49
14 Posted 05/04/2011 at 13:19:57
BUT, since the Premier League began, I have had nothing to bet on except the winning '95 Cup Final. League titles are out of the question and European honours are a mere pipedream...
However, I have NEVER backed against us!!!!
15 Posted 05/04/2011 at 14:26:40
Disregard and back the boys instead!
16 Posted 05/04/2011 at 15:22:22
Other than that, I never bet against the Blues. I have wasted a lot betting on the feckers though.
17 Posted 05/04/2011 at 16:14:13
If you think you can win some by backing against us, I have absolutely no problem.
Of course It's great to have a win on an Everton win, but generally emotions + betting = loser.
I had my biggest ever win on a bet in New Zealand, backing Australia to win the Rugby World Cup (1999). The odds were 4-1 but they were only so good because nobody in NZ would back against the All Blacks.
Basically the TAB (the state bookies there) had to offer something and as an All Blacks win would have bankrupt them at anything more than 1/2, they were offering 4-1 Aus, 5-1 SA etc (even though the Aussies had beaten the ABs in that years Bledisloe Cup). Anyone (like me) who didn't give a fuck who won, simply couldn't resist.
I remember the same thing happened (although not as good odds) when Bruno fought Witherspoon at Wembley. So popular was Bruno (despite his obvious limits) that even the bookies got sentimental (maybe the only time I can remember that happening in the UK) and so offered much better odds on Witherspoon than (imo) should have been available. I couldn't resist and even went to the fight to see Bruno get tonked (huge brawl afterwards too!)
Actually of all sports to bet on, boxing is my favourite ? genuine excitement to be had covering say 4 or 5 rounds (often between 10/1 and 18/1 a round)
18 Posted 05/04/2011 at 19:19:25
19 Posted 05/04/2011 at 20:48:19
20 Posted 05/04/2011 at 21:54:31
(In case you're wondering why I had THAT game on my subconscious mind, it's probably cos I'd already arranged to watch the match in a Manc pub with a mate.)
When WH were awarded that 2nd pen, I genuinely almost fainted, then immediately felt anger for not putting that bet on. About an hour later though I was back down to earth.
Regarding betting against Everton, I have never actually done it, I'd feel like I'd jinxed them or something. not that there's owt intrinsically wrong with doing so.
21 Posted 05/04/2011 at 22:04:27
22 Posted 08/04/2011 at 09:12:49
Was the Head on the coin that of the Prince of Wales or my mate Charlie as per my original post? As he only lives 5 bus stops away from the one in your dream, it may be that you are confused or that across time we inhabit the same dream; scary!
Now this has got me thinking ? perhaps we could get Leonardo Di Caprio to practice a bit of dream invasion on Bill Kenwright; if he agreed to a bit of inception, what would you ask him to plant in the great man's brain? But be careful what you wish for...
I wish I'd never had this dream and you lot are no help ? I still don't know whether to visit the bookies on Saturday morning or just lose it all at Aintree next week as usual...
23 Posted 09/04/2011 at 15:17:45
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