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13 Feb 15 02:04
Date Joined: 22 Sep 06
| Topic/replies: 48,390 | Blogger: irishone's blog
Just heard what you said tonight re restricting accounts.

"Well all accounts are looked at individually, and its like the bookmaking industry has gone in recent years is, I'm not a fan of it ...but if you are a specialist you are going to struggle to get on, you know the ideal customer from all the bookmakers would say we want the guy who is betting at henlow. hove, have a go on thefootball, the tennis, if you are just a specialist you are going to struggle to get on... that is just how it is .. you could have five bets and five losers but people are going to look at your account and say its just a matter of time before this guy hits the front , and its tough and its very frustrating...I was restricted tonight to £2.50 on Maximus at 5/1"

So you are not a fan of it , but you work for a bookmaker and appear on a bookmakers t v channel ?  Go and have a good long look in the mirror .... any gravy down that shirt ?
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Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK February 13, 2015 8:47 AM GMT
Irish we've got use to to by now !
Like you being a bookie and
Have wonders , Czech , pat, dr, pf
Having your pants down for fun , close them down it
Makes sense ! There to good
There the ones auto be doing the markets for them !!
ITS JUST A PILE OF **** trying to have a bet now days on early prices!
Nice big thick beef gravy sounds lovely  to me  good luck to pat I'm sure he earns it!
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y February 13, 2015 9:19 AM GMT
at least he told the truth, Kate Miller comes on and tells us it's because we're all arbers Plain
Report Winja February 13, 2015 9:36 AM GMT
it not just the shops.....I was halfed asking for a 175/100 the other week......without betfair you cant get on unless it suits......I smiled looking at the tic tac video the other day when he says a monkey was a common bet......without betfair the common bet is dead......i am fed up with it....the next time I am halved I will say no bet as it doesn't suit me......its killing the fun......
Report irishone February 13, 2015 10:18 AM GMT
fatty .....
two wrongs don't make a right
if you worked for them
knew it was wrong
"felt it was unfair"

You'd still bath in the gravy would yer ?

Morally bankrupt fatty Laugh
Report FATTIEWHITEYSLOVEADRINK February 13, 2015 10:28 AM GMT
Don't know about bathing
But I'd be there on top board diving in
To pool of high end gravy !Laugh
Report irishone February 13, 2015 10:33 AM GMT
Good to know the spirit of the Nazi concentration camp commandants is still alive and kicking at the R P
Report eastmead February 13, 2015 10:39 AM GMT
Betfair Sportsbook seem no better. I asked for £100 @ 66/1 ante post for the English Greyhound Derby knocked back to £76.
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y February 13, 2015 11:35 AM GMT

I would be orgasmic if they layed me that, well more than usual Shocked
Report eastmead February 13, 2015 11:45 AM GMT
Must be your reputation PFWink
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y February 13, 2015 11:48 AM GMT
I know, told the traders I didn't bang their missus's though Blush
Report The Pies February 13, 2015 12:04 PM GMT
Good to know the spirit of the Nazi concentration camp commandants is still alive and kicking at the R P

Is that really analogous with the original situation you outlined!
Report lanza February 13, 2015 12:07 PM GMT
fook me eastmead... Its about 75.50 more than i can get.  Wont lay me fook all in anything.  Laugh  Did they then shorten it?  or leave the 66's there? Laugh
Report irishone February 13, 2015 12:12 PM GMT
of course it isn't pies , its analogous with fatty "diving into pool of high end gravy"
Report wondersobright February 13, 2015 1:04 PM GMT
didn't watch the show last night

but fck me the hypocrisy of that man is unreal, its called what goes around comes around pat me old muckerCool
Report muzzle February 13, 2015 1:27 PM GMT
what he basically said were just looking for mugs to bet with us, if you got half idea no chance
Report MC560 dn February 13, 2015 2:24 PM GMT
Why is everyone having a go at someone just cos he told the truth. It's hardly gravy train stuff, he still needs to make a living, I thought fair play to him for pointing out the frustration that a lot of punters experience, I cant believe he spoke about it to enhance his career prospects.
Report track record February 13, 2015 6:59 PM GMT
going with a mate to sittingbourne dog sales on tuesday
but unlikely to buy anything unless i get very very interested

one reason is having paid for mutley wont be able to back him
without getting hassle
Report Ravage Again February 13, 2015 8:15 PM GMT
TR make sure you buy a one with a big nose

It's good in photographs Mischief

Hope this helps
Report track record February 13, 2015 9:17 PM GMT
Report MullahOmar February 15, 2015 12:03 AM GMT
Fair play to him, he has gone up in my estimation. Never heard a bookmaker representative be so open and honest about the situation.

He pays his bills by working for a bookmaking firm and represents them on the show. I would hope his honesty doesn't get him in trouble with his employers.

I would have thought `gravy train' would be way more apt to the racing post editorial staff.

As the sport sinks to greater depths almost by the week the lack of serious critical comment
or investigate rigour is truly shocking. Last Mondays article by Mr Donaldson regarding the sittigbourne/trainers championship debacle was the most cringe inducing piece of journalism I have ever read on any sport. 

`Participation is not compulsary, and the three all had their valid reasons' - He obviously thinks that Mr Lister OBE (!) not realising that Sittingbourne is easier to get to by road from Newark than Wimbledon is a perfectly acceptable reason to pull out of `the sports equivalent of the champions league finals'

Apparantly, Lister (Real Madrid), Rosney (Man United) and Rab (Chelsea) pulling out cast a `slight shadow over Sittingbourne as a venue' and he `shared in the disappoinment' of them pulling out `to a degree' lololol. Sounds like a decent % of his mind was quite happy that 3 of the top 6 trainers pulled out. 

The final paragraph explained that the 3 additional trainers would `ensure it is business as usual for a night which is the perfect showcase for our sport'.

You really couldn't make it up. If this is the showcase of the sport and only half of the field bother turning up then it really is lights out time!!! No comment on the need for proper leadership on the subject from the GBGB/trainers association or hard probing of the 3 trainers reasons for not bothering to turn up.

The situation sums up why the sport really is a complete amateurish mess but according to the rp's man on the spot it is just business as usual.
Report irishone February 15, 2015 1:03 AM GMT
"The situation sums up why the sport really is a complete amateurish mess but according to the rp's man on the spot it is just business as usual."

it ain't a sport over there anymore ...   its a pantomime
Report Deptford February 15, 2015 9:25 AM GMT
Not a decent or honorable person among the whole staff
Report MullahOmar February 15, 2015 11:41 AM GMT
Its difficult Deptford and I think harsh to make personal judgements. I am just very disappointed by the rp's lack of comment on these important matters. They could be a driving force for change and progress but seem incapable of critical comment because of their financial need from bookmakers and cosy relationship with every trainer/owner.

The only trainer/owner who they seem to have an agenda against is the one most vocal about the leeching bookmaking industry and spineless gbgb. And the one who committed serious time and effort to try and save walthamstow stadium. He is a doer. The bookmakers/gbgb/rp are status quo, everything will be alright, apathetic takers.

I have never met P Donaldson but he appears a very likeable greyhound enthusiast. However, unless he had the mother of all hangovers and had to do that article in 4 minutes flat he clearly should not be writing in the press about the sport. The lack of rational thought or probing and general apathy on an important subject within a sport that has been heading for the abyss for a long time is stunning.
Report eyeball February 15, 2015 12:50 PM GMT
Exactly Mullah

The game needs a good kick up the @rse.....get Barry Hearn in
Report millhouse February 15, 2015 3:52 PM GMT
^^ The objective is for the sport to be in decline - the ONLY agenda now is the maximisation of bookmaker revenues through their complete control of the product...
Report irishone February 15, 2015 3:58 PM GMT
some excellent points here
it is the lack of rational thought that gauls
it was a sport 400 years ago
it will always be a sport
its shelf life as a "product" is doomed
Report Ravage Again February 15, 2015 4:23 PM GMT
Can't see Barry Hearn doing much with greyhound racing even if he tried

People say yer he turned around the darts

But the main thing the darts has for it is you can be an idiot hold a card up with some writing on it and get on TV

Greyhound racing can't offer this
Report p_r_e_m_i_e_r__f_a_n_t_a_s_y February 15, 2015 4:27 PM GMT
could get Hazel O Sullivan, Daniella Alfree, Jess Impiazzi, Sammi Marsh, Nicola Cowell and Nicola Moriarty to lead the dogs up - sure that would get a few more perverted horndogs to go racing
Report eyeball February 15, 2015 4:59 PM GMT
Barry Hearn gets things done and everything he touches turns to gold.....turned around the snooker aswell and they don't hold up cards.......what qualities do those in charge have that can push the game forward , what are their track records in controlling and  promoting a sport to become successful ?

game is finished....Towcester ffs , gaff in the middle of nowhere with easy access for their trainers.....punters pay the wages and if there aren't any punters you haven't got a business....will be gone unless they sell the product online....
Report millhouse February 15, 2015 7:12 PM GMT
what qualities do those in charge have that can push the game forward , what are their track records in controlling and  promoting a sport to become successful ?

Those in charge are former bookmaking industry henchmen of some stature - there's no agenda whatsoever for the long term health of the sport other than as a means to generate additional betting revenue for the bookmakers who control the industry from top to bottom.

Don't expect the media to help - they all work for them...
Report wondersobright February 15, 2015 7:56 PM GMT
do you follow snooker Confused
Report eyeball February 15, 2015 8:39 PM GMT
yes wonders Cool
Report wondersobright February 15, 2015 8:49 PM GMT
good man
not every1 happy with hearn in snooker mate, he's facked a lot of things up imo...been to york every year bar 1 that the uk has been there let me tell you 1st to 6, the 128 format and open viewing in venues is a joke from a spectator point of view

some good things though...a few new faces at venues etc

I don't think hearn has brought many new fans to snooker since he got involved, just turned a few loyal old school off the game
Report eyeball February 15, 2015 9:06 PM GMT
agree with those points wonders
Report wondersobright February 16, 2015 1:37 PM GMT
welsh open this week...always a proper treat Love
cahill is huge at 7/1 to beat robertson in a 1st to 4, kid impressed me huge at york
Report dr . atkins February 16, 2015 3:33 PM GMT
players unhappy with the new set up been moved from newport
Report wondersobright February 16, 2015 3:50 PM GMT
correct doc
3 centuries from the chalk eaters are loving it lol Blush

cahill is not a lad to give up on huge future
Report wondersobright February 16, 2015 7:28 PM GMT
going off topic I know but saw this on bbc sport site

Welsh Open: Ronnie O'Sullivan likens venue to 'shopping mall'
The new venue for the Welsh Open is like a "shopping mall", according to defending champion Ronnie O'Sullivan.

The Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff hosts the 10-table event for the first time since 2003 and O'Sullivan criticised it after beating Vinnie Calabrese 4-1.

"It's like playing in a shopping mall." he said. "There were people walking around and getting up as and when they wanted.

"The etiquette of snooker is not to move when a player is on his shot."

The tournament had spent the last nine years being held at the Newport Centre, before World Snooker chairman announced the tournament was being moved to a new, larger, venue for 2015.

Speaking to BBC Sport, O'Sullivan was critical of the move.

"I don't like it (the new venue)," he said.

"I thought Newport was one of the best venues I've played at, so I was really gutted to see it go.

"I had played here, so I knew what kind of venue it was. It's kind of like playing in an aircraft hangar, so it's a bit difficult.

"The atmosphere's not great, the acoustics are not as good, so from a snooker player's perspective, it's not as good a venue as Newport.

"But from a 128-perspective you need venues that are big enough to take 128 players."

O'Sullivan will face Rory McLeod in the second round.

ronnie sticking 2 fingers up to the administrators as usual Laugh
he is right though
Report MullahOmar February 16, 2015 7:40 PM GMT
Never understood the silence/no movement nonsense in snooker.

I grew up in snooker halls and clubs and you need to be able to show conecntration with all sort soft crap going on. Cant see why the pro's cant cope with it.

Would add to the atmosphere. The `non-darts' darts crowds have ruined live darts
but snooker could take it a few degrees without allowing all the crap involved in the live darts crowd.
Report wondersobright February 16, 2015 8:27 PM GMT
I play regularly once or twice a week most weeks, have to say our games are better when it is quieter down the snooker club

I think its fair enough for the pros to complain, snooker has never been a rowdy game
apart from that 1 frame shootout event they have...glorified p1ss up Grin
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