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Mike 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.

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Is Steve Evans changing his spots at Rotherham United?, Football

Is Steve Evans changing his spots at Rotherham United?

We’re now approaching March, nearly a year into his reign as Rotherham United manager, and the Glaswegian has yet to find himself at the centre of a single unsavoury incident. Given his track record, it’s extremely good going.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 21 February 2013 at 1:01 am

Gary Johnson has found the magic formula at Yeovil, Football

Gary Johnson has found the magic formula at Yeovil

A seven-match winning streak is a remarkable achievement for any Football League club at the best of times but one assumes you’d have to trawl some way back through the history books to find one as profitable for punters as Yeovil’s right now.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 14 February 2013 at 5:07 pm

Ian Holloway ends the waiting game at Crystal Palace, Football

Ian Holloway ends the waiting game at Crystal Palace

For the best part of three months, the former Blackpool boss has been a model of tact and diplomacy.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 7 February 2013 at 4:41 pm

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert out on a limb, Football

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert out on a limb

It was on the back of an Aston Villa victory in August 1995 that Alan Hansen uttered one of football’s immortal quotes. Now, almost 20 years on, it’s Aston Villa paying the price for the depth to which the Hansen’s embarrassment has seeped into the public consciousness.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 30 January 2013 at 5:46 pm

Keith Hill may regret his rash decision to rejoin Rochdale, Football

Keith Hill may regret his rash decision to rejoin Rochdale

It’s hard to escape the feeling that Hill has made a rash decision in going back to his former haunt and it’s one he may live to regret

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 24 January 2013 at 5:03 pm

Edgar Davids appointment at Barnet is far from a farce, Football

Edgar Davids appointment at Barnet is far from a farce

The managerial merry-go-round can be like a continuous episode of Laurel & Hardy but so common are the absurdities of sackings and appointments, the audience have a tendency get confused and don’t always laugh on cue.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 16 January 2013 at 6:07 pm

Sacked by Plymouth, but a big future awaits Carl Fletcher, Football

Sacked by Plymouth, but a big future awaits Carl Fletcher

Taking everything into consideration on the evidence of his first managerial post, the sacked Plymouth manager doesn’t just have a future, he has a big future.

By | Football, Sport | Tuesday, 8 January 2013 at 5:45 pm

Martin Allen already watching the clock at Gillingham, Football

Martin Allen already watching the clock at Gillingham

Expectations were low upon his appointment, allowing Allen to do what he always does in such scenarios – foster a trench mentality to spring a surprise.

By | Football, Sport | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 5:45 pm

Steve Bruce’s early success at Hull City a triumph of personality rather than strategy, Football

Steve Bruce’s early success at Hull City a triumph of personality rather than strategy

When Steve Bruce was sacked by Sunderland just over a year ago, it was natural to wonder whether his managerial career would ever be the same again

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 13 December 2012 at 1:02 am

Mick McCarthy bringing solidarity to Ipswich Town, Football

Mick McCarthy bringing solidarity to Ipswich Town

Mick McCarthy is beginning to make an impact at Ipswich and it’s ironic that the first warning of a significant breakthrough should arrive by virtue of his substitutions in the 2-1 win at Bolton on Saturday.

By | Football, Sport | Thursday, 6 December 2012 at 1:02 am

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