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The purpose of Betting is to equip the betting novice (or indeed add to the armoury of the established punter) with the kind of information that will hopefully help him (or her) navigate a path to that place in betting heaven. Although this is a resource provided by those nice people at Betfair, we value the independence of our users. We like them to make up their own minds about what is or isn’t good value. We could bombard users with facts like: at Betfair you can get upto 20% better odds (which is true!), or that Betfair allows you to bet on something right up until the finishing line or final whistle (which is also true!) - but we won’t do that. The only thing we ask is that you allow us to educate you in the way of decimal odds (actually far more sensible and easy to use than the more traditional fractional odds) and that you find what you read at the site useful. Feel free to leave comments in the blogs, whether you agree with what’s said or even if think our contributors are talking total claptrap. Happy Hunting!

A Bridge too far for Carlo?

Taking the Chelsea job was never going to be easy for Carlo Ancelotti. He still doesn’t speak much English and he is going...

Top Five Championship / League One players who could play in the Premier League

Bolton’s reported pursuit of Swansea midfielder Ferrie Bodde got me thinking. Premier League managers have become hesitant to dip into the lower leagues...

Keeping Davies the key for Bolton

Bolton Wanderers captain Kevin Davies is reportedly a transfer target for Bolton's Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers. Davies endured a (very) difficult season for the...

Is Yaya Toure still part of Barecelona’s plans?

Yaya Toure’s agent has stoked the rumour mill regarding his client. Dmitri Seluk reckons Barca don’t ‘respect’ his client and has suggested the powerful...

Madrid Merry-go-round: Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United remains a mystery

Last summer I was bored of all the Ronaldo moving to Real Madrid stuff pretty quickly, it carried on through right up until the...

Are we set for a new set of ‘Galacticos’ at Real Madrid?

It’s that time again in the Spanish capital, the Real Madrid presidential elections. The current favourite is Florentino Perez and it looks an...

What is happening to Real Madrid?

Real Madrid are historically the most successful club in Spain, Europe and probably the world, as well as one of the richest if not...

Four to watch: A look at Europe’s top young talent

In today's footballing world the term, "wonderkid," seems to be thrown around as often as a Crisitano Ronaldo step over. Most of these so-called...

Newcastle appoint Alan Shearer, but is it inspiration or desperation?

I'm writing this pretty much as the news is breaking but it seems as if Toon hero Alan Shearer will take the reins at...

It’s time Capello gave this Bolton trio an England call-up

Under Sam Allardyce Bolton were a team full of players from a whole host of international destinations.  Gary Megson has changed all that around...

Do we really need a European League?

I spend pretty much all my free time scouring around football websites (yep, I'm cool) and the other day I saw an article with...

Europe’s biggest stage is quickly becoming England’s playground

Before 1999 when Manchester United lifted the Champions League you had to go back to 1984 for another British winner when Liverpool won it. ...