Defeat is a bitter pill to swallow and tonight 20steps has the same nasty after taste in it’s mouth as Blackpool FC. But for some better finishing things would have been different and The Seasiders were unlucky not to at least force extra time.
Still Holloway’s team will come again next season, and for 20steps the wait for redemption is even shorter. The new stream starts now. Chelsea v Bayern Munich is the second half of this super Saturday of soccer and the ‘Knee Jerk Reaction Stream’ starts here.
Bet 1. Take your solitary £1 and pop it on less than 2.5 goals tonight with Stan James at even money. Chelsea will park the bus. Bayern will get the nerves. And if you fancy a real flutter than stick a bit on both sides to win on penalties.
Then sit back and settle in for a long nervy evening.
1536 - Anne Boleyn, second wife of Henry VIII is beheaded for adultery, treason and incest.
1962 - Marilyn Monroe, performs ‘Happy Birthday Mr President’ for JFK at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The 19th May is a date steeped in more than it’s fair share of history, both modern and ancient. Take a look here:
…if you don’t believe me.
And today the earth may shift, the stars will perhaps align as another cataclysmic occurrence adds itself to the cluttered chronicle above. First West Ham and Blackpool will thrash it out in the Championship Playoff Final, the winners set to become the first relegated side to make an immediate return to the top flight via the Playoffs. Then, this evening, once the Wembley dust has settled The Allianz Arena in Munich will bounce to the beat of the Champions League Final. A fifth win for Bayern will see them tie Liverpool for third place in the all-time list of European Cup Wins. Whilst victory for Chelsea will give the city of London it’s first ever European Champions.
But these are not the historic occasions of which I speak, no. Today more than a year since it’s inception, probably, and after more attempts than I can be bothered to count, 20steps will sweat over the first ever bet 4 in it’s history.
Back under the arch at Wembley the action promises to be as tense as usual, but sadly for West Ham I think Blackpool will go through this afternoon. Ian Holloway’s side won the 2010 final and that experience could prove vital today, particularly with the Hammers having the heavy tag of favouritism hanging from their necks.
So bet 4 is Blackpool to win in the ‘Draw No Bet’ market this afternoon, that’s £10.74 going on at 2/1 with bet365.
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TRotSS bet 1 - £1 on Justin Rose at 11/8 - WON - £2.38
TRotSS bet 2 - £2.38 on Barca v Chelsea - OVER 50 bookings points at Evens - WON - £4.88
TRotSS bet 3 - £4.88 on Liverpool to beat Chelsea at 6/5 - WON - £10.74
TRotSS bet 4 - £10.74 on Blackpool to beat West Ham (Draw No Bet) at 2/1 with bet365