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Archive for 2009

  • Happy New Year from Ben Herd

    Hello everybody and a Happy New Year to you all!   It's been a couple of weeks since I last wrote my column and to be honest it has not been the busy festive period you expect as a footballer - things started... read more

    Posted: Thursday, December 31st, 2009 @ 00:12 AM by Ben Herd

  • BigTips.co.uk weekend sports round up - 2009 - week 52

    Last Christmas, I gave you my heart, the very next day, you gave it away…. So a weekend of wintry sport warms us all up with some great action on the horse racing track, the football pitch and... read more

    Posted: Monday, December 28th, 2009 @ 04:12 PM by Gerry

  • Review of NFL - week 16

    Nobody's perfect... Is that the sound I hear of champagne corks being popped once more in Miami? The Jets ensured it will be a happy Christmas in Miami, as their defeat of the lone undefeated team (Colts) means that yet... read more

    Posted: Monday, December 28th, 2009 @ 00:12 AM by Sonny D

  • Links page

    If you would like a reciprocal link please email info@bigtips.co.ukA collection of funny football stories submitted by fans of all football teams.The Away End AddedTime - the leading independent website for fans of League Two footballAddedtime.co.uk... read more

    Posted: Friday, December 25th, 2009 @ 00:12 AM by Big Tips Admin

  • King George Preview

    For those perennial value seekers who take a view in the King George, Kauto Star is becoming a bit of a pain. Three times has the Kempton King won the race, in two of those he ploughed through the middle of the final fence like... read more

    Posted: Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009 @ 00:12 AM by DJ Taylor

  • Review of NFL week 15

    Week 15 The Road 2 perfection: The “Path 2 Perfection” became the “Path 1 Perfection” as the Saints lost on Saturday to the previously slumping Cowboys. The Saints looked average (much like they... read more

    Posted: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 @ 00:12 AM by Sonny D

  • Bigtips.co.uk weekend sports round up

    Oh the weather outside is frightful, but the fire inside's delightful.... a horrible weekend of weather decimated the sporting calendar, most of the lower league football was called off and plenty of horse... read more

    Posted: Monday, December 21st, 2009 @ 00:12 AM by Gerry

  • Ben Herd writes for BigTips.co.uk

    Hello everybody and welcome to my new column with BigTips.co.uk.  I will be writing this column once a week, so I hope you enjoy it!  It has been a busy few months for us here down at Aldershot, for those... read more

    Posted: Friday, December 18th, 2009 @ 10:12 AM by Ben Herd

  • NFL preview - Week 15

    Week 15Cincinnati @ San DiegoThe team from the west coast are hot at the moment, San Diego have won their last eight games to put themselves firmly in the driving seat in the AFC West, and are currently favourites to snag the AFC... read more

    Posted: Thursday, December 17th, 2009 @ 00:12 AM by Big Deal

  • Review of NFL week 14

    The Road to perfection continues: The Saints and Colts got through another week with their perfect records intact, much to the relief of anyone that has had a punt on either or both surviving the season unbeaten. Neither... read more

    Posted: Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 @ 00:12 AM by Sonny D

  • NFL preview - week 14

    Week 14Just like any poker player eliminated from the World Series Of Poker, any punter who bets regularly on the NFL will have plenty of bad beat stories. Houston provided yet another for myself last week when QB Matt Schaub was... read more

    Posted: Sunday, December 13th, 2009 @ 11:12 AM by Big Deal

  • Review of NFL Week 13

    The Road to perfection:The Saints and Colts kept their perfect seasons intact in Week 13, thus keeping hopes alive of a perfect Superbowl. Both teams now need to win a further 6 games each (4 regular season games each, and 2 playoff... read more

    Posted: Tuesday, December 8th, 2009 @ 00:12 AM by Sonny D

  • NFL preview - week 13

    Well last week turned out to be an almighty disaster. Philadelphia failed to cover their handcap after inexcusably trying an onside kick on the first play of the game. This gave their opponents, the Washington Redskins, the ball... read more

    Posted: Friday, December 4th, 2009 @ 03:12 PM by Big Deal

  • Review of week 12 NFL

    Thanksgiving Games:Week 12 got off to an early start, with 3 Thanksgiving games to open the slate. For those that failed to pop a turkey in the oven, the NFL always makes sure there is a turkey on the TV in the form of the Lions.... read more

    Posted: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 @ 00:12 AM by Sonny D

  • NFL Preview - Week 12

    After two weeks of relative inactivity finally we have a couple of match ups to get our teeth stuck into!!Washington @ PhiladelphiaAgain I am dumbfounded as to how the line makers have come up with this handicap.. In the reverse... read more

    Posted: Friday, November 27th, 2009 @ 03:11 PM by Big Tips Admin

  • NFL Preview Week 11

    Tough to find any value in this weeks action again with lots of double digit handicaps knocking around.The problem when you get to this time of year, to use a horse racing term, is all the teams are very exposed, thus making it... read more

    Posted: Friday, November 20th, 2009 @ 10:11 AM by Bigtips Admin

  • The luck of the Irish

    In a dramatic night of Football, Ireland had to endure the misery of getting knocked out of the World Cup play offs, in controversial circumstances.Having already been roundly stitched up by the late decision to seed the play... read more

    Posted: Thursday, November 19th, 2009 @ 00:11 AM by Bigtips admin

  • NFL Preview 2009 - Week 10

    Another weekend of American Football to look forward to that includes big match ups such as New England's visit to Indianapolis and Cincinnati's trip into Pittsburgh. But unfortunately it's not a week to be getting... read more

    Posted: Friday, November 13th, 2009 @ 03:11 PM by Bigtips admin

  • More strange happenings at Meadow Lane...

     Things just got a whole lot stranger at Meadow Lane as it transpires that Notts County's former ‘advisor’ Russell King travelled to North Korea last week to meet with Kim Yong-Nam one of... read more

    Posted: Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 @ 00:11 AM by Big Tips Admin

  • Rafa's Mersey Misery continues...

    Troubled Rafa Benitez looked even more glum as his Liverpool side could only draw with Birmingham City on Monday night. The Reds drew 2-2 after substitute Stevie Gerrard slotted home a dubiously awarded penalty. ... read more

    Posted: Monday, November 9th, 2009 @ 11:11 PM by Big Tips admin

  • NFL Preview 2009 - Week 9

    Houston @ IndianapolisLast week I felt forced into opposing my pre season tip for the NFC, the Green Bay Packers, because the price for Minnesota was just too big to ignore. This week I am pleased to say that I'm gonna be... read more

    Posted: Friday, November 6th, 2009 @ 00:11 AM by Bigtips admin

  • NFL Preview 2009 - Week 8

    Minnesota @ Green BayWeek 8 in the NFL has provided me with the dilemna no gambler wishes to face... That is, to bet with your head before your heart. Having had a substantial bet on Green Bay to win the NFC, I was hoping to... read more

    Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 @ 00:10 AM by Bigtips admin

  • Taking the Woof with the Smooth

    It is an odd but well-known fact that acts of praise are almost always repaid with deadly deeds. If you pat a dog on the head and comment on its sweet nature, don’t be at all surprised if it bites your ankle and/or... read more

    Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 @ 00:10 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Horse Racing roundup

    DENMAN POSSIBLE FOR MARSH RETURN Denman's part-owner Paul Barber has revealed the Cheltenham Gold Cup winner could make an earlier than anticipated return to the track in the Peter Marsh Chase at Haydock on January 17. After... read more

    Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 @ 00:10 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Champions League Turnover Up

    William Hill expect British teams to excel themselves in the Champions League this week. "After a terrible weekend for Big four backers, we expected punters to hold off from supporting the British teams, but to date... read more

    Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 @ 00:10 AM by BigTips Admin

  • I'm a Celebrity... turn the TV off please

    William Hill have installed David Van Day as their 5/2 favourite to be the first out but the story of the night has been Robert "Leather-face" Kilroy Silk (not an official nickname that) who has been... read more

    Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 @ 00:10 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Play up pompey, no-one want to buy them

    Portsmouth owner Sacha Gaydamak has received no offers for the club, says executive chairman Peter Storrie. Pompey have been repeatedly linked to consortiums apparently wanting to buy the club that Gaydamak bought... read more

    Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 @ 00:10 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Saturday Night's not alright for fighting

    Racing's top brass are "concerned" at the spate of punch-ups to have hit British racecourses this summer. Bigtips.co.uk thinks the spate may be down to people not following our tips, remember... read more

    Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 @ 00:10 AM by BigTips Admin

  • PHYSIO: RONALDO OUT FOR 12 WEEKS Cristiano Ronaldo will remain under the care of a Portuguese physio for three weeks

    Bad news for Manchester United as Cristiano Ronaldo will not return to Manchester to continue his recovery from an ankle operation... read more

    Posted: Friday, October 30th, 2009 @ 00:10 AM by BigTips Admin

  • NFL Preview 2009 - Week 7

    Atlanta @ DallasMatt Ryan and the Falcons are proving that their trip to the Play Offs last year was no fluke, sitting on a 4-1 record their only loss was to elite side the New England Patriots. Atlanta are strong everywhere,... read more

    Posted: Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 @ 03:10 PM by Bigtips admin

  • GOLD CUP HERO KING RETIRED

    Kicking King, winner of the 2005 Cheltenham Gold Cup and a former Bigtips.co.uk can look forward to a long and happy retirement after connections called time on his glittering career. Now a 10-year-old, he had been nursed... read more

    Posted: Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 @ 00:10 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Is France trying to strongarm Lance ?

    It must be one of the best known love-hate relationships in modern sport. We’re talking here about our Gallic cousins and a certain Texan cyclist. Lance Armstrong has won the Tour de France 7 times and has... read more

    Posted: Tuesday, October 13th, 2009 @ 00:10 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Arc-ade Fire for O'Brien

    Aidan O'Brien has suggested that Frozen Fire, as low 7-2 for the Ladbrokes St Leger, is not that likely to run in the final Classic. Keep your eyes on the tips section of the site for the views of Bigtips.co.uk... read more

    Posted: Monday, October 12th, 2009 @ 00:10 AM by BigTips Admin

  • NFL Preview 2009 - Week 5

    A bit of a disasterous week last week.. But every punter knows that you are going to get them, you just hope that you can learn enough from your losses to put them to good use in the future and turn them into profit at a later... read more

    Posted: Friday, October 9th, 2009 @ 03:10 PM by Bigtips admin

  • Value for Money ?... (Part One)

    Next season will be the Premier League’s first real taste of the recession. In preparation for this event Clubs are currently assessing their ticket pricing against the perceived willingness/capacity of their supporters... read more

    Posted: Thursday, October 8th, 2009 @ 00:10 AM by BigTips Admin

  • NFL Preview 2009 - Week 4

    Two turnovers inside the 10 yard line cost us a clean sweep for the bets last week, but we still managed to escape with a small profit. Week 4's big match ups include Baltimore's trip to New England that will decide... read more

    Posted: Friday, October 2nd, 2009 @ 03:10 PM by Bigtips admin

  • NFL Preview 2009 - Week 3

    Weeks 2,3 and 4 Probably offer the best time to make money in the NFL. Layers are still in disagreement into who are the new forces in what is an ever changing league.. Week 2 proved profitable hopefully we can take further... read more

    Posted: Friday, September 25th, 2009 @ 03:09 PM by Bigtips admin

  • NFL Preview 2009 - Week 2

    Baltimore @ San DiegoI went 13-3 with my Handicap tips in week one, so very gutting for Cincinnatti to be so poor.. Really fancy Baltimore to beat San Diego this week, San Diego struggled against Oakland in Oakland on Monday... read more

    Posted: Friday, September 18th, 2009 @ 00:09 AM by Bigtips admin

  • Have you heard the one about the Englishman, the Irishman and ...?

    Actually make that 8 Englishmen, 14 Irishmen, 13 Welshmen and 2 Scots. And no, they’re not going into a pub but are off to South Africa. For these 37 men comprise the British and Irish... read more

    Posted: Thursday, September 17th, 2009 @ 00:09 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Headline News - Don't bother buying a paper, Bigtips.co.uk brings you the headlines

    THE TIMES: Gives a lot of love out to Padraig Harrington who did what so few have done before when he successfully held on to his Open Championship crown at Royal... read more

    Posted: Friday, September 11th, 2009 @ 00:09 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Big Phil: The Drog is staying at home

    Luiz Felipe Scolari has rubbished rumours Didier Drogba could be leaving Chelsea after he was left out of the club's tour of Asia. Everyone's favourite drama queen is set to stay at Stamford bridge,... read more

    Posted: Friday, September 11th, 2009 @ 00:09 AM by BigTips Admin

  • BigDeal NFL AFC Preview 2009

    AFC EastBrady is Back!!... The 10/1 that was available for New England when the books opened after last seasons Superbowl has slowly dried up throughout the summer. To be honest that is not surprising, Brady and his boys... read more

    Posted: Thursday, September 10th, 2009 @ 03:09 PM by Bigtips admin

  • BigDeal NFL NFC Preview 2009

    NFC EastIn what is traditionally one of the toughest divisions in the league, all four teams are not without a chance, but all four teams are not without their problems. Dallas are a team loaded with talent, but they seem... read more

    Posted: Thursday, September 10th, 2009 @ 03:09 PM by Bigtips admin

  • BigDeal NFL Preview 2009 - Betting Recommendations

    Superbowl Outright:1.5pts e/w Houston Texans @ 40/1 with Bet365Conference Outright:4pts win Green Bay @ 12/1 with VC BetDivisions:Singles:3pts win Baltimore AFC North @ 3/1 with Boylesports2pts win Tampa... read more

    Posted: Thursday, September 10th, 2009 @ 03:09 PM by Bigtips admin

  • NFL Preview

    The new NFL season is upon us and BigTips has a preview from both sides of the Atlantic, ‘BigDeal’ gives us the best bets from this side of the pond whilst ‘Sonny D’ gives us the lowdown from across the Atlantic.The... read more

    Posted: Thursday, September 10th, 2009 @ 03:09 PM by Bigtips admin

  • Sonny D NFL AFC Bet Recommendations

    AFC EastThe Patriots start clear favourites here and with good reason! The return of Brady and the addition of some key veterans (Fred Taylor, Joey Galloway, Shawn Springs to name a few) sees them start the season... read more

    Posted: Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 @ 04:09 PM by Bigtips admin

  • Sonny D NFL NFC Bet Recommendations

    NFC EastTreat this division like a bad case of swine flu and stay well away. The Giants start narrow favourites and should have a beast of a Defence and rushing attack. However, Eli Manning never fully convinces,... read more

    Posted: Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 @ 04:09 PM by Bigtips admin

  • Sonny D NFL Bet Recommendations

    Sonny D Bet Recommendations for Divisions:Indianapolis to win AFC South – 13-8 @ Stan James - 2ptsSan Diego to win AFC West – 3-10 @ Coral - 5ptsGreen Bay to win NFC North – 9-4 @ Extrabet... read more

    Posted: Wednesday, September 9th, 2009 @ 03:09 PM by Bigtips admin

  • Sergio content at Atletico Madrid

    Sergio Aguero has made a big name for himself last season with some impressive displays, however he has ruled out the possibility of a move to Chelsea or Manchester United by insisting he wants to stay at Atletico... read more

    Posted: Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 @ 00:08 AM by BigTips Admin

  • KP goes nuts for England

    Kevin Pietersen celebrated his first win as England captain and then predicted Ashes success next summer for his England men. Bigtips.co.uk followers will be well aware that South Africa were a good bet this summer as... read more

    Posted: Friday, August 14th, 2009 @ 00:08 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Horse News Headlines with Mister Ed

    Bigtips.co.uk brings you the latest Horse racing stories to go with our fantastic tips. Ferdy Murphy is keen to let Three Mirrors return to Cheltenham next month following his fine effort in defeat in the Paddy... read more

    Posted: Thursday, August 6th, 2009 @ 00:08 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Gallas Goes mad

    Maverick Arsenal captain William Gallas has gone loco and attacked his team-mates, calling into question their courage to challenge for the Premier League title. "We are not brave enough in battle. I think we need to be soldiers.... read more

    Posted: Saturday, July 25th, 2009 @ 00:07 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Hunt for new Sunderland gaffer

    Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has begun his search for a new manager with Sam Allardyce favourite to take over. Roy Keane resigned as boss on Thursday after 27 months in charge with the club 18th in the Premier League.... read more

    Posted: Saturday, July 18th, 2009 @ 00:07 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Padraig flies up to third

    Padraig Harrington has launched up 11 places to his highest ranking of third in the world after his fantastic Open Championship triumph. However he still faces a big battle to get the number one spot, even victories... read more

    Posted: Friday, July 17th, 2009 @ 00:07 AM by BigTips Admin

  • No more caps for Owen ?

    England’s 4-0 win over Slovakia on Saturday came at a cost. Injuries to Carlton Cole and Emile Heskey have stretched the forward resources somewhat, and Fabio Capello’s decision to call up Spurs’ striker Darren... read more

    Posted: Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 @ 00:07 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Rain, rain - here to stay, Newton Abbot washed away

    This afternoon's fixture at Newton Abbot has been abandoned due to a massive amount of rain. Bigtips.co.uk is not happy with this news at all. Following 22 millimetres of overnight rain, officials... read more

    Posted: Friday, June 19th, 2009 @ 00:06 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Summer, summer, summer time - Not good for golf

    The British summer dominated Royal Birkdale today. Damp, overcast conditions greeted the early starters in the opening round of the 137th Open Championship.Heavy rain had stopped by the time Australian Craig... read more

    Posted: Sunday, June 7th, 2009 @ 00:06 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Arsenal interest in Barry confirmed

    Aston Villa chief Martin O'Neill has confirmed Arsenal have hinted they may enter the race to sign midfielder Gareth Barry, Liverpool have been involved in a long protracted chase of the midfielder but... read more

    Posted: Thursday, May 14th, 2009 @ 00:05 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Atlantic Sport not living up to expectations

    Atlantic Sport's lofty reputation took another knock after he failed in the Jupiter Unit Trust Managers Conditions Stakes at Newbury yesterday, backed into a very slight 4/6 - the powerful three... read more

    Posted: Friday, May 8th, 2009 @ 00:05 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Sicknote no longer required

    Former England midfielder Darren Anderton will play the last game of his football career on Saturday. The 36-year-old Bournemouth player, who has 30 England caps, began his career in 1990 and has played for Portsmouth,... read more

    Posted: Thursday, April 16th, 2009 @ 00:04 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Spanish Silva staying put

    Manchester United and Liverpool have been tracking Valencia star David Silva all summer but the pocket sized midfielder has indicated to Bigtips.co.uk that he has no desire to move to England - and with the summer weather... read more

    Posted: Friday, April 10th, 2009 @ 00:04 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Marchand D'Or takes July Cup win

    Marchand D'Or takes July Cup win (as tipped by Bigtips.co.uk) French challenger Marchand D'Or inched out the Aidan O'Brien-trained US Ranger on the line to win the Darley July Cup at Newmarket. Jockey... read more

    Posted: Thursday, April 9th, 2009 @ 00:04 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Wenger puts his foot on the (Fabre) GAS

    Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has chosen 21-year-old Spaniard Cesc Fabregas to replace William Gallas as captain. Gallas, 31, was stripped of the captaincy for Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Manchester City following... read more

    Posted: Thursday, April 9th, 2009 @ 00:04 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Augusta in April

    M is for Mickelson: Phil has won 2 Masters Titles ( ’04 and ’06 ). Aside from these, he has an enviable 9 top-ten finishes from his last 14 starts. This could be his year for a third green jacket. A is for Augusta, home... read more

    Posted: Wednesday, April 1st, 2009 @ 00:04 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Richard Fahey dominates Beverley

    Chocolate Caramel did the business for John Smith's Cup hero Richard Fahey at Beverley as he stayed on for top honours in the Mary Elizabeth Westwood Celebration Handicap. The Malton trainer on Saturday... read more

    Posted: Saturday, March 14th, 2009 @ 00:03 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Agent: Wenger interested in Arshavin

    The agent of Russian star Andrei Arshavin has confirmed that the player would definitely be interested in joining Arsenal. The 27 year-old had a great Euro 2008 on the back of an excellent season for Zenit... read more

    Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2009 @ 00:03 AM by BigTips Admin

  • A game played by men with odd-shaped...

    Yes its Rugby we’re talking about here ! Actually, its increasingly played by women also – England’s Women XV won the Grand Slam again this year. This coming weekend gets down to the serious... read more

    Posted: Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 @ 00:03 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Adlington seeing the money for sports personality

    Bookies have been forced to cut the odds about double Gold Medal winning swimmer Rebecca Adlington winning the BBC TV Sports Personality of the Year Award from 11/4 to 6/4 after taking a five figure... read more

    Posted: Wednesday, March 11th, 2009 @ 00:03 AM by BigTips Admin

  • Still watching I'm a Celebrity? Seriously, have a word with yourself

    Joe Swash may well be the odds on favourite at 5/6 to win the I'm a Celeb but the story of the weekend has to be Timmy Mallett, who has been slashed from 33/1 to 6/1 second favourite... read more

    Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2009 @ 00:02 AM by BigTips Admin

Top 5 Big Tips - Recent winners

  • PeterboroughSun Sep 27th

    19/20 - Our main Saturday bet wins as the Posh comfortably beat Bradford

  • CoventrySat Sep 19th

    8/5 - Coventry edge past Chesterfield to give us a winning weekend

  • ExeterSat Sep 5th

    5/2 - The Grecians rout Orient 4-0 to make it a profitable Saturday

  • Akeed ChampionSat Aug 15th

    7/2 - Advised at 7/2, wins by a short head at 5/2

  • ExeterSat Aug 8th

    6/4 - An opening day winner on the first day of the new football season!