BETTING ODDITIES: Who you gonna call …. Truth Twisters?

BETTING ODDITIES: In his latest weekly blog, DAVID STEWART takes a sideways look at some of the stories making the news in the betting world and beyond.


GULP

If you have access to multiple twitter accounts, it’s the nightmare scenario. The wrong tweet on the wrong account.

But I guess if you are going to get it wrong… get it wrong in style.

On the subject of twitter I don’t follow either Piers Morgan or Lord Sugar.

But their never-ending spats are sometimes hard to avoid.

Is it a pantomime act?
Do they REALLY like each other?

I don’t know and what’s more I no longer care. All I see is two men arguing all day long in their twitter bubble and the act is long past its sell by date.


LOST IN THE POST

Shock horror. Another jockey mistakes a winning post at a racecourse. This time at Vichy which has two winning posts (…. why wouldn’t it?).

A winning post is a stick of wood with a red circle attached. In 2020 are we STILL having these problems and not discovered a black bin liner to put over the ‘wrong’ one.


FAILED AT SPELLING

Great to see the Star YouTube account march through 2,000,000 views this week.

However, this must be small fry stats compared to the most irritating advert ever on YouTube …….. and the winner is:

🏆 Grammarly

The good news is you can skip the wretched message after 3 seconds. I usually manage it in 3.0000000001 seconds.


ANYONE FOR TURBO TENNIS?

The few lockdown sporting events have included some tennis exhibition matches which is ‘turbo’ speed.

No second serve, no advantage (so at deuce 40-40 it becomes sudden death) and if it’s 1-1 in sets it goes straight to a third set tie-break with the first to 10 points.

Blink and you miss it. Which format do you prefer turbo or the 70-68 classic from John Isner and Nicolas Mahut?


AND FINALLY, THE SIGNS OF THE TIMES

SIGNS OF THE (ESHER) TIMES 1

When the local letting specialists is, er, To Let, you know we’re in trouble…..

SIGNS OF THE (ESHER) TIMES 2

Group race form in the NHS signage department ….

SIGNS OF THE (ESHER) TIMES 3

Very polite, very British but possibly could be worded SLIGHTLY more forcefully?



Stay safe.

David


DAVID STEWART is a freelance digital betting producer and journalist. His CV includes: The Sun, The Sporting Life, Racing Post, At The Races, The Sportsman, lead feature writer for Sky’s Betview magazine and senior producer Timeform Radio.


Views of authors do not necessarily represent views of Star Sports Bookmakers.