Merry Christmas To You and Your Families



Merry Christmas To You and Your Families


The big day is nearly upon us and I want to take the opportunity to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and hope you all have a great time with your friends and family and remember they are far more important than Simon Mignolet flapping at a ball as it goes through his lettuce wrists into the back of the net.

I expect 2018 will be another year where Spurs continue to disappoint, why change after what will be my 38th year. It will be fitting that my 40th year of turmoil and torture (and probably last) will be in the new stadium if they get it ready. I found watching them in the Brighton game as big a bore fest as I have ever had at a football match and then the pasting at Man City, I do struggle with the hype around what is an average team , they look a tradeable lay at 1.6 tonight to get a few extra pounds before Xmas. I attended my greatest football experience last weekend in a flying visit to the Yellow Wall and having been to football for 40 years in this country, I can safely say we have no idea about how to enjoy the game. Those guys do it right and I cannot wait to go back. More on that experience early January as may organise an FTS trip to a game next season if interest is there and put up some prizes of free trips also, as I will look for any excuse to go back.

The new year will come and the World Cup will be upon us in no time, I can then have a good moan up and be proved right about Southgate. I enjoy my moans particularly when they get proved right, which is pretty much all the time to be honest.

Had some good feedback from London, one guy said I was like a second dad which I took as quite a nice compliment I think and a text last night really cheered me up. The key is getting everyone to do it and that is the hard part they key to this game is becoming more apparent is your guys managing yourselves and that is where my focus will be but it is without doubt the toughest job as people still think it is easy, want it all too quick, do too much, stake too little and bottom line cock it all right up. Hopefully over Birmingham and Cambridge we can steer some more in the right direction, then look at new and old visitors to the website and who could not make the days and get them looking at the game correctly as that is all it really is about between winning and losing, spotting value and applying yourself with discipline to it.


But all that  is for the future please take time to enjoy the next few days, be with people important to you and ignore the game in Turkey on Christmas Day. ( I might have a sneaky look) and those who attended London yes I will be producing the sheet for the game Christmas Day morning.


Have a great one and be nice to everyone (except for Agora and their family of sites who are 1.01 to send you some Christmas Day marketing BS as their parasitic marketing ways run 365 days a year and that is yet another post to come).


Enjoy and Happy Xmas and thanks to all for reading, contributing, moaning whatever your input has been, it always has some value on a daily basis.

23 Responses

  1. You are a top man Ian. All the best to you and your family for Christmas and the New Year!

  2. Merry Xmas to You, your Wife and Family.
    Have a goodun !!

  3. Love to the Family – have a great break and we’ll meet for coffee at our usual spot in the New Year!!

  4. Merry Xmas Ian. Relax and enjoy with your family.
    All the best

    1. Really looking forward to Birmingham Ian. I agree it will be a year of disappointment re Spurs and England in the summer but they do provide ‘certain’ lay opportunities.

      If you are a father figure then given how long you have been at this game, it has to be a compliment surely. Enjoy the Christmas break in between the footie and the racing.

  5. As per all comments – best wishes for Christmas and the New Year to all – including those guys in London on the 10th.
    That was some experience!

  6. Many thanks Ian for helping me over the years, especially Portal which is flying!! Sod the mince pie rubbish, im off for babys’ yed and pey wet! Ha!

    Best wishes to you and all the family.

  7. Merry Christmas to you Sam and the rest of the family. Hope you have a good relax look forward to the catching up at the seminar next week.

  8. Merry Christmas Ian to you and your family, you do a great job, offer great advice, I know you have helped me turn the corner, have a good one and long may it continue.

  9. Have a good xmas Ian. Was a good day today.

    Not been in a great mood myself of late but football always puts a smile on your face “most” of the time. Didn’t say all as you can get beat up now and again but if you win every bet you would never appreciate the good times when they come as they would be coming all the time.

    Only reason to be alive is for the football. Meant what I said in the last email I sent you. Was some good patches today with some trading from trading day with the two late games Celta Vigo and Breda going over 3.5, with Breda going over 3.5 in injury time in the second half. QPR and Soton half time score lays (1-0,0-1 or 0-0) were good as well with goal coming fairly late in second half in QPR game. Started the day today with a loser as well on the Bursaspor home back at HT (odds of 2.36) but I don’t get phased. Laying the draw going nice as well with a nice run this weekend espanyol 1-0 atleti FT, Real Madrid 0-3 Barca FT, West Ham 2-3 Newcastle FT, Valencia 0-1 Villarreal FT, Depor 1-3 Celta Vigo FT and your Spuds Burnley 0-3 Tottenham FT.

    Will let you know how the court hearing goes later on in the week. Regards.

  10. Ian, all the best to you and Sam and the rest of your family from the land downunder. Keep on blogging!


  11. Thanks for all your hard work you put in for us all year in year out.
    Best wishes, a very very happy christmas to you and all your family and also to all others that work and put time and effort into making FTS the fantastic number one place to turn to for improving and making our gambling experience worthwhile and hopefully profitable. Lets all look forward to more in the coming and hopefully profitable and healthy new year.
    Cheers Ian + Family.

  12. Merry Christmas to you, Sam and your family!
    Keep up the good work in 2018 – onwards and upwards ….
    PS: Looking forward to the new improved bot whenever it’s ready!

  13. Merry Christmas Ian to you and your family and all FTS members

  14. Hope you have had a lovely Christmas Day, Ian and Sam.

    Best wishes to you both for good health and happiness for the New Year.

  15. New Year Greetings from Vegas, LA and Nashville etc where we are doing a road trip. Look forward to seeing you at Cambridge in January and hope for 2018 to be a great year and thanks for all your help in 2017

  16. Happy New Year to you and Mrs E
    Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday to Mrs E.

  17. Happy New Year Ian, Sam + family & team.

    Hope the Lem Sip worked & if you missed the Proseco that 2018 will be a Bubbling Year for you all.

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