Premiership Bagels Messi For Star!

Published On August 22, 2010 | By dominic | Football

Wow! What a weekend of football! Three live Premiership matches in a row ending 6-0 followed by a four goal thriller at Craven Cottage, not to mention a routine Saturday Night rout by Barca. Costly penalty misses from John Carew and Nani, hat tricks for Theo Walcott, Lionel Messi and Andy Carroll, then Brent Hangeland scoring at both ends contributed to 36 hours of high drama both on the field and in the Star Spreads office.

We are big kids at Star and we like big swings. There was plenty of chance to play as some of our highest rollers got stuck in to the mismatches offered up on Saturday. Arsenal’s 3pm dismantling of Blackpool was a relative aperitif costing us £6,000 per goal, but the main course was served when Champions Chelsea visited Wigan at 5.30. A £15,000 buy of Chelsea supremacy at 2.0 rendered an earlier £3,000 sell at 1.8 no more than a spoonful of sugar to help £60,000 worth of medicine go down. Our After Eight mints came in the form of standing Barcelona for £5,000 giving up two goals. 4-0, cheers Leo.

A Sunday lunchtime kick off at sunny St James Park and a 0.1ch game following money for the home side. Goals were quoted at 2.45-2.65, and not many would have predicted six without reply for the Magpies when they conceded a spot kick in the tenth minute. Carew blazed over and it was downhill from there for both Villa and our customers as almost all wagers accepted by Star favoured the visitors or opposed an action packed match.

Super Sunday at 4pm saw Man Utd travel to Craven Cottage as 1.2 goal favourites despite being without virus stricken Wayne Rooney. Each United goal cost us £18,000, so Paul Scholes 150th for the club early doors was bad news. We cheered the Fulham fightback,  groaned when Hangeland’s og gave United a late lead, and hid under the desk when they were awarded a harsh penalty with three minutes to go. Stockdale’s save enabled Hangeland to atone for his earlier error, grab a point for Fulham and complete a fightback for Star which seemed unlikely four hours and ten goals ago.

Phew, what a rollercoaster ride. Just the small matter of Man City vs Liverpool on Monday night to go.

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