This week I’m going for an eightfold home banker odds-on Acca. This football accumulator has been very close to winning the last few times it has had a run out with only a draw spoiling the party the last time we used it.
Of course this week’s theme has to be the lack of sleep but in all fairness to Raheem Sterling he has really been under the cosh in the last few weeks with Liverpool now also playing European midweek games so a rest was completely in order.
The way Roy Hodgson put his size tens all over the episode though made me realise why we all thought he was a very poor choice for Liverpool manager – and that’s putting it mildly.
Apparently our Roy doesn’t agree that players can have a couple of days off after a game without training and still sparkle come match day.
However with fliers like Sterling are you really going to improve his match sharpness by insisting he takes part in training? That innate ability just comes naturally. The kid’s still young and has a long career ahead of him if he isn’t burnt out too early.
You only have to look at one Michael Owen to see how playing players too often can shorten their careers.
On to this week’s football accumulator then:
£2 returns £108.09
Arsenal v Hull City 4/9
Southampton v Sunderland 8/13
Everton v Aston Villa 8/13
Walsall v Crewe 8/13
Albion v Clyde 7/10
Bournemouth v Charlton 8/11
Preston v Port Vale 8/11