Michael Holden is one of the UK's leading football betting tipsters. A former casino croupier with a deep-rooted curiosity in statistics and probabilities, his passion for betting on the beautiful game stretches back more than two decades. Since graduating as a journalist from the University of Central Lancashire in 2005, he has delivered consistent profits for his legion of followers on Sportinglife.com and produced many groundbreaking feature articles on the application of social science in a football betting context. He is now the editor of Bestofthebets.com having orchestrated the design, build and launch of the new sports betting website for Gaming Media Group during the summer of 2011.
28 September 2012 04:05 PM
Swindon's performances tend to dip on the back of cup heroics and Shrews are formidable at home
28 September 2012 04:03 PM
Vale could be fresher and play with greater focus after Bantams' cup exploits in midweek.
26 September 2012 02:13 PM
Lee Clark’s tenure at Birmingham City might only be seven games old, but already he faces a crisis of identity after Saturday’s humiliating televised 5-0 defeat at home to Barnsley.
14 September 2012 12:10 PM
Owen Coyle might beg to differ, but the September international break came at
just the right time for his stuttering Bolton side and we're backing them to
bounce back from a couple of poor results with a routine win over Watford at
the Reebok on Saturday.
14 September 2012 12:09 PM
You won't find a manager with a more positive disposition than Nigel Adkins but even he seems to understand the ominous feeling that accompanies Southampton's efforts in the Premier League up to this point.
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12 September 2012 03:31 PM
Surely the funniest story to have been reported so far this season – and it’s going to take some beating – is the one about Alan Knill crashing his bike last week, going head-first over the handlebars after colliding with a squirrel.
12 July 2012 10:14 AM
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24 May 2012 01:52 PM
Short-termism has festered ever since the departure of Jose Mourinho and, with every passing season, more and more cracks are beginning to appear in the collective identity of the squad, cracks that cannot simply be papered over by money.
Michael Holden: Introducing goal-line technology is right – but it’s not necessarily the best thing to do
17 April 2012 02:13 PM
Is it possible that football might actually benefit from delaying this inevitable development for as long as possible?
13 April 2012 12:49 PM
All good things come to those who wait and we think David Moyes is about to enjoy his finest hour as Everton manager with victory over bitter rivals Liverpool at Wembley on Saturday.
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