International Football Accumulator 04-09-2015
For football fans the International break comes at exactly the wrong time. Just as you start getting used to football being served up regularly along comes an International to bore you to tears and spoil all the fun.
Particularly if you are are a Liverpool or United fan. Getting spanked 3-0 at home by West Ham does not bode well for the rest of the season and following on from the 6-1 thrashing at Stoke and the 3-1 defeat to Crystal Palace It's starting to look like Brendan Rodgers is walking across thinner and thinner ice.
The Liverpool manager is fast running out of credit with the fans. He's not helped by what appear on the face of it to be some bizarre transfer market decsions - the loaning of Markovic and Llori rankle because these are players that Rodgers has gone on record as saying they are the future of the club. The huge turnover of players does not look like a manager who knows what he is looking for in the transfer market.
When you compare Liverpool's frantic summer transfer activity to the way Arsenal pick and choose their players it is night and day. Clearly there is a message there.
Four games into the new season it's not the time to press the panic button but the recent reverses have set alarm bells ringing. These home defeats can not keep happening.
And so we have to wait an extra week to find out what the response is going to be when Liverpool pitch up at United. Who themselves suffered an embarrassing defeat at Swansea after leading 1-0 and also seem to have their transfer policy in the hands of someone who has been on the ale for too long. letting all those strikers go and relying on Rooney does not seem like ideal strategy.
So to fill in some of the time I've done a Friday night four fold accumulator.
All of these games kick off at 19:45 UK time and you can catch them on Sky Sports Interactive if you have nothing better to do.
Greece v Finland 4/5
Hungary v Romania 19/10
Germany v Poland 2/7
Denmark v Albania 13/10
This accumulator returns £55.37 for a £5 stake at Coral.